I've been seeing this question a lot. It's actually starting to get on my nerves a little.
People throw this question out there like making a trade in the NBA is as easy as making a trade on NBA Live.
"Well the ESPN trade machine said it would work, so why didn't he do it?"
The reality is just because no trades happened last summer, or so far this year, doesn't mean Joe hasn't made any trade offers. Or that he's not considering something.
Case in point, David Lee last night. I hear people asking about him a lot amongst my friends and general people I cross from day-to-day. True, the rumors over the summer were that the Knicks were shopping him. I would have loved if Joe could have added him to our roster. But even though the Knicks said they would shop him, do you really think they would just give him away for nothing? He just dropped 30 and 10 on us, you don't let him go for peanuts.
On the flip side, I'm sure Joe isn't going to give away our whole team for him either. Which is probably what Donnie Walsh would have been asking for in a trade involving Lee. Remember, Walsh is not a slacker himself, he put together a 60 win team in Indiana.
Again, trades are hard to pull off, that's why they don't happen more often. They get even harder when you are talking about marquee type players. I'm sure Joe has a few ideas, that doesn't mean any of them will happen. There is still another team that has to be on the same page.