You may have missed the NBA trade deadline this afternoon. I can’t blame you, it was more about who wasn’t traded than who was. But, the Knicks made a move, trading Ronnie Brewer to OKC for a second-round pick. That move left me scratching my head. Brewer can’t really shoot, but he plays good defense and anyone watching last night’s game knows the Knicks could use some defensive help. Plus, OKC is really good, so the second-round pick isn’t worth much at all. But what really worries me is what the Knicks did with the roster space, they signed Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.
I get the thinking, Martin is a big guy and can help on the defensive end especially. But, he is also an emotional player who is prone to a technical which is exactly what the Knicks DO NOT need right now. This team is way too emotional. Mentally they melt down if the refs start making calls against them or a “T’ is called. Martin won’t help that, in fact he will probably make it worse.
I don’t know how the Knicks do it, but they have to get control of their emotions. Indiana played a smart game last night, unnerving the Knicks and then humiliating them. Don’t think the rest of the league hasn’t noticed how fragile the Knicks’ psyche is.