Knicks already have over $90 million committed to 2014-15

Harris Decker

As much as it sucks to admit it, this season isn’t likely to lead to a championship for the Knicks. If the team had 30 wins, would we be talking about the 2014-15 salary cap? Of course not. But, the facts are the facts. It pains me to admit it but the narrative may be about 2014-15 instead of 2013-14 if things don’t improve soon.

Carmelo Anthony

Next offseason, the Knicks will only have three players coming off the books that make over $500,000. Beno Udrih, Kenyon Martin and Cole Aldrich will all be free agents at the end of the season, in addition to Toure’ Murry who makes just under that mark. That means that, as of right now, with no more additions, the Knicks will have a higher payroll next year than they do this year.

The departing players will take $3.58 million off the books, but increases to Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith’s contracts will put them at $90,759,638. This years payroll is $89,740,656. Of course, this is assuming that Anthony opts in to his contract. He has stated publicly that this will not be the case. So that $90+ million could balloon to as much as $92 or $93 million before all is said and done.

This number won’t be relevant for a few more months, but the implications on what could take place over the next few days is critical. While a guy like Chandler might not seem like a prime trade candidate right now, moving him could free up space moving forward.

Stoudemire’s contract, which expires after the ’14-’15 season, is the one that we will all wait to expire, opening up options for the Knicks in the off season before the ’15-’16 season. That season, Chandler and Bargnani also expire.

For now it’s a waiting game and a big decision for Steve Mills. Do you trade who you can now or do you simply play the waiting game?




118 comments
alec
alec

Three team trade Knicks, Pistons, and Cavs


Knicks Get: Kyrie Irving, and Stuckey

Pistons Get: Bargnani, Varejao, Anthony Bennett, and Shump

Cavs Get: Josh Smith and Greg Monroe

Ruben
Ruben

I would love if the Knicks would trade TC for Pau Gasol, expiring contract, good passing big who plays out of the paint

I don't know, I didn't think it all the way through but it seems like a good trade

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Trade for the Dragon!

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Melo for Rondo, Sullinger, 1st

Sullinger, Shumpert 1st and JR for Love and Flynn.

Chandler and Hardaway Jr for Goran ( The Dragon ) Dragic and Markieff Morris.

Taylor

Love

Morris

Dragic

Rondo

Sign Gay or Deng in FA this offseason.

Taylor

Love

Gay

Dragic

Rondo

knickster
knickster

Beno, Shumpert and amare to miami for bosh, lebron and chalmers.

That's the type of delusional "trades" proposed by a lot of knicks fans....

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

I'll just go on record and say that if you want to trade with Chicago, MIROTIC MUST BE PART OF THE DEAL.

Sandro
Sandro

Would you guys rather have Evan Turner or Tyreke Evans?

jax13
jax13

Beno n metta

rico
rico

So far the only thing we know about our GM is that he hired Isiah Thomas and let the inmates run the asylum (see: Sexual Harassment scandal which i heard was a lot worse than the public knew). Oh and Mills  is friends with Leon Rose.  


That's all we know...

jax13
jax13

Grevis Vasquez anyone?

jax13
jax13

A solid starting nba pg n a solid hustle center. Both would mesh well with melo

jax13
jax13

Solves pg n center problems

jax13
jax13

How bout Tyson n Felton for jack n varejao?

newyorker9
newyorker9

Mr. Woodson if your reading this remember "nice guys finish last" 

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Knicks won 5 straight, lost 5 straight, won 4 straight, lost 4 out of 5.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Jim Boeheim, still an influence in Carmelo Anthony’s life, understands that his former star might need to leave New York to finally win a ring. In an interview on Sirius XM Radio, the Syracuse coach brought up what Anthony himself has referenced — the fact that LeBron James needed to leave Cleveland and join up with some other stars before he finally won a championship. “LeBron, without Dwyane Wade the last couple of years, would not win the championship, I don’t think,” Boeheim said. We’re just not sold on Anthony leaving the Garden, mainly because we have yet to hear of a big-market team in L.A. or Chicago that intends to gear up and make a a run for his services. New York Daily News

Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Free Agency, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Jim Boeheim 

- See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/new_york_knicks#sthash.pyTBVvHS.dpuf

ds2488
ds2488

Knicks just have to be smart.  No desperation trades that mortgage the future.  I do agree it is more about 2015-16 than next year at this point.  The key thing for me is looking at long-term contracts.  If they can get rid of both JR and Ray, without giving up a draft pick or young guy,  Mills deserves a medal.


Trading Chandler should be imminent.  He probably has very little value left especially with his ridiculous contract, but now is the time before he loses whats left of that value.  Try to rope a contender into taking him on to bring off the bench.  


I think if the Knicks could get rid of 1 of the 2 of Ray and JR, plus 1 of the 3 of Stat/Bargs/Tyson, plus package Shump in there to maybe get a 1st round pick, the Knicks future will be looking  bright 2 years from now.  


No need to rush anything.  With a remotely competent coach this is still a playoff team that can win one round and maybe put a scare into the Heat and Pacers.



tifoso6
tifoso6

Trade Chandler and Amare for draft choices. Either one  can put a competitor over the top.   Play Tyler at center and use Bargs and Aldrich as back ups.   Clear cap space now.   Fire Woodson now.

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

@orlando_knickfan SO it basically really is Butler and Snell , for Shump and Melo ... HELL no ; they need to throw in another 1st round pick and im all for it
, and they can keep Kirk , i dont even want boozer but he'd have to be moved to make the money right

lindro88
lindro88

@jax13  I'd take Vasquez.  What do we have to give the Raptors?   

Chris
Chris

@jax13  Kylie and Anderson for Shump and Chandler

lindro88
lindro88

@ds2488  Put a scare into the Heat or Pacers?   No coach dead or alive could take this team and have them playing well enough to put a scare into either of those teams.  

saintknick
saintknick

@ds2488  Stopped reading at "Knicks just have to be smart". I think you are already beginning with a flawed premise. 

lindro88
lindro88

@tifoso6  Which team is getting over the top by adding Amare?  I could see Chandler playing much better on a good team.  I think he hates playing in this system and with some of his team mates.   Trade Chandler to OKC and watch how effective he would become.  Only problem is matching up salary.  

Lavone Ramos
Lavone Ramos

@tifoso6  and remember you just can't trade guys for picks, salaries have to match, which means we might possibly bring back someone with a contract that doesn't expire this year or next. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@tifoso6  Who would take on Amare, let alone give picks for him??

We would have to give away assets if getting rid of Amare's your objective.

jax13
jax13

Felton n meta

jax13
jax13

"Helps" ALOT!

jax13
jax13

Who would he take?

Sandro
Sandro

@jax13

Not enough. Ujiri isn't a kid, he doesn't trade low.

Plus, Vasquez is not a good defender and we need someone who can defend.

ScottE
ScottE

@jax13  So do I but Cleveland's not selling him.  He's one of the things that's going right for them.

jax13
jax13

I don't want waiters but if Cleveland insisted on including him, it should be considered. I would love to get jack though.

ScottE
ScottE

@jax13  Cuse fan here.  We don't want waiters.  Selfish to the core, that's why he and Kyrie don't play nice.  Syracuse connection or not, Melo would hate him.  The former Cuse player we wanted went to Philly.  Should have traded up to get him, but that's all water under the bridge.

jax13
jax13

Then take waiters n we send shump.....maybe waiters would get along with melo/cuse.

ScottE
ScottE

@jax13  Sorry couldn't resist.  Cleveland has other guys they want to trade, so unless some of the malcontents on their team are included in the trade, I don't think it will happen.