On February 22, 2011 the Knicks received:
While the Nuggets received:
While the Timberwolves (to offset salaries) received:
It was the bombshell that started the current era of Knicks basketball from 2011-2014. It also began an alarming trend of giving up assets to receive NBA players. Too much assets.Here is every major trade the Knicks have made since February 22, 2011 and a running total of assets the Knicks have given up.
December 10, 2010
Traded: F Ronny Turiaf, cash considerations and a 2013 second-round draft pick to Washington
G Andy Rautins to Dallas
Waived: G Chauncey Billups.
Net Loss (2011-2014): 2 NBA Players, Cash Considerations, 1 Second Round Pick
Net Receive (2011-2014): 1 NBA Player* (the asterisk means a large contract the Knicks won't be using as trade bait in this timeframe) 2 Draft Rights
December 22, 27, 2011
Net Receive: 1 NBA Player*, 2 Draft Rights, 2 NBA Players
July 11, 2012
Received: Marcus Camby
Net Loss: 5 NBA Players, Cash Considerations, 2 Second Round Picks
Net Receive: 1 NBA* Player, 2 Draft Rights, 3 NBA Players
July 16, 2012
Received: G Raymond Felton and F Kurt Thomas
Net Loss: 7 NBA players, Cash Considerations, 2 Draft Rights, 3 Second Round Picks
Net Receive: 2 NBA* Players, 1 Draft Right, 4 NBA Players
February 21, 2013
Traded: G Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City
Received: 2014 Second Round Pick, Cash
Net Loss: 8 NBA Players, Cash Considerations, 2 Draft Rights 3 Second Round Picks
Net Receive: 2 NBA* Players, 1 Draft Right, 4 NBA Players, 1 Second Round PIck
July 10, 2013
Traded: F Marcus Camby, F Steve Novak, G Quentin Richardson, 2016 First Round Pick, 2014 Second Round Pick (from Oklahoma City), and 2017 Second Round Pick
Received: Andrea Bargnani
Net Loss: 11 NBA Players, Cash Considerations, 2 Draft Rights, 5 Second Round Picks, 1 First Round Pick
Net Receive: 3 NBA* Players, 1 Draft Right, 2 NBA Players
So for all of those trades the Knicks have lost 6 draft picks, 2 rights to drafted international players, cash, and 11 real life NBA players, for Andrea Bargnani, Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler, Kurt Thomas, and Jeremy Lin. Thomas and Lin are no longer with the team (hooray not via dumb trades where we shipped them out!), but hey we still have the draft rights to Ahmad Nivins, a player in France from New Jersey who is 27 at this point. I would not be surprised that he is our backup center next year because we have no one else.
To say the Knicks couldn't survive the Carmelo Anthony trade is dumb. The amount of assets we cultivated and short-sightedly shipped out of New York post Melo is staggering. Every single trade was a failure for the Knicks, including the one where we managed to get a future asset for Ronnie Brewer.
What this does show is the Carmelo Anthony trade can be judged in a new light. A light that shows the front office and owner's propensity to trade useable assets for fool's gold. That is alarming in the post-Melo wake. While the initial Melo trade may not have killed the Knicks, the mindset it created surely did. Thank goodness the CBA would not let us trade our 2015 and 2017 first rounders until those players were drafted by the Knicks.
RIP, Knicks assets through 2017.