New York had some high expectations heading into the 2011-12 NBA season, but the team's play has been mediocre at best and unless the Knicks can turn it around quickly, they could miss the playoffs this year.
One of the biggest problems for the team is a lack of a quality point guard and that has made the offense sputter. The latest trader rumor from Bleacher Report would fix that problem on the team's roster as the article has the team picking up All-Star guard Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets.
The biggest shocker of this speculated trade is that Carmelo Anthony would head to the Nets in a straight up swap of star players. Williams would pair with Amare Stoudemire and give the Knicks a duo that would work together and create more offensive opportunities for everyone on the team. The Nets would get a star player that could fill seats when they move to their new arena in Brooklyn and a player that could help the team land some big name free agents in the future.
This is one NBA trade that makes sense and could benefit both teams over the course of the next few years, but it is highly unlikely to take place as the Knicks would like to keep their two stars together and add another piece to the team's roster and move forward with the season, but it will become interesting to see what happens if the team continues to struggle as the trade deadline gets closer.