I think the real fear is the Knicks maxing out Dwight Howard.
If the Knicks treat this as a move to unload the contract of Robin Lopez then it's not that bad of a trade. They try out the trio of Rose/Melo/Porzingis for about half a season and if it doesn't work out they should try to trade Melo at the deadline for expiring contracts and tank the rest of the season. They end up with a high pick and a ton of cap space next year and build the team around Porzingis.
Imagine if the Knicks sign Dwight for the max and somehow Rose stays healthy for the season and the trio has moderate success. The Knicks then re-signs Rose for a big contract and then the injuries start to hit both Dwight and Rose. We can be looking at another 3-4 years of futility for the Knicks.
I liked the Rose trade when it looked like it might be a way to move Porzingis to the 5 while shedding some long-term salary commitments, and getting a stopgap at the point with enough name recognition to keep Carmelo relatively happy. Giving Joakim Noah a four-year deal at this point in his career, though, was.......problematic. It makes me think they're intending for Rose to be around long-term.
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