This happened on Facebook earlier today, which I was perusing on my phone because the power was out because JCP&L hates customer satisfaction almost as much as Comcast:
In the immediate term, it’s fairly obvious that the Knicks are better off. The Knicks have a ride-or-die Carmelo Anthony and not a coming-off-injury Kobe Bryant. Putting aside the fact that north of $120 million would have most people ride-or-die for anything from the Knicks to Scientology, Melo is a top-5 scorer and under-appreciated rebounder.
Who knows what Steve Nash (one of my top-5 favorite players of all-time, a list topped by 5 time Champion Timmy D) has left, while the Knicks added serviceable point guard José Calderón in their first competent trade in recent memory. Still, as a Knicks fan, pessimism about the direction of the team is a reflex. Could they actually be better off than the Lakers?