Knicks Gm Glen Grunwald has apparetly been in talks with the Minnesota Timberwoles about a trade, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. It's quite unclear what players are being talked about but Wolfson tweets his suspicion that Ronnie Brewer and not Iman Shumpert could be headed to Minnesota. However, that is purely speculation as the Wolves made an offer to Brewer over the summer before he signed with New York.
Trade rumors started to circulate this past weekend as it was reported that the Knicks had been talks with the Suns about a posible Shumpert for Jared Dudley swap. Carmelo Anthony doesn't think the team should do any kind of deal involving Shumpert.
"He shouldn’t be worrying about that,’’ Anthony said. “The Knicks shouldn’t even be in trade talks right now.’’
So while there has been speculation of the Knicks making a move by the Febuary 21st trade deadline, coach Mike Woodson yesterday said he likes the current roster and don’t think the Knicks should explore any trade.
“I think so,” Woodson said when asked if he felt he had the pieces to win a title. “I feel good about the makeup of our ballclub. We just haven’t had a full deck. When we were semi-full going through our early stretches, we were a pretty good ballclub. We’ve just got to rethink some things, get back mentally focused on what’s at hand and come back ready for the final push.”
The Wolves have been shopping Luke Ridnour, according to SheridanHoops.com, but the Knicks, like the Wolves, seem set at point guard, with Raymond Felton, Kidd and Pablo Prigioni around to man the position. The Wolves' most glaring need seems to be at the two, and that is where Brewer would fit in. Brewer got off to a nice start with New York, but has barely seen the court lately. After starting the season as the team's starting shooting guard, he has been a healthy DNP in his last three games.