Knicks Stick To Their Guns
Many people will be disappointed that the Knicks did not make a deal. The Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose rumors were tossed around so often you’d think it was a done deal. There were a couple of things that went into the deal falling apart.
Ultimately, the Timberwolves pulled out of the deal. They decided in the 12th hour that they no longer wanted to move Rubio; someone probably got to Tom Thibodeau and talked some sense into him.
But, the bigger sticking point was the Knicks insistence of getting a pick or another player in the deal with Rubio. It makes sense from the Knicks standpoint as they had all the leverage. The Timberwolves needed to move Rubio more than the Knicks need to move Rose. The Knicks knew this, and for once stuck to their position of power.
At the end, some people in the Knicks front office wavered and said they would do the Rubio for Rose swap, but the Timberwolves pulled out. While people may be upset that no deal was consummated, the Knicks should be given some credit for sticking to their guns and not giving in for the sake of just making a deal as they have in past years.