It gave the Knicks one of the greatest players of Puertorican descent to ever play at the NBA level.
Originally Posted by metrocard
STUPID Ridiculous Foolish trade of the 2013 offseason ....
Grunwald = Isiah idiotic-mess
Copeland is twice the better player of a 14/5 C-Bargani .... Do the B-Ball math?
Would u give up a future 1st and 2nd rounder just for Copeland?
Bargani's all-around performance is barely above Novak's performance, which would've been a equal trade when comparing performance. Let Toronto eat their own over-paid contract to Bargani.
A backup (20 minute) old-head Camby is 10 times better than Bargani.
This type of trade shouldve been for Portland LaMarcus Aldrigde or Utah Milsap
Our best upgrade is gonna be shumps growth. Shump has gary Payton potential.
Originally Posted by p0nder
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Knicks talking about limiting Stat to 20 mpg and not playing on back to backs for the duration of his career. If true you can see why Grunny pulled the trigger on this deal in light of this and all the question marks about many of the players from last year coming back.
How bullsh!t is that though? Gets me so angry...100 mil...wow.
Originally Posted by tiger0330
Stat will always be the sixth man unless injuries from other players force us to play him. His days as a starter are over in NY. It is not his ability per say, even though Bargnani is a better compliment to Melo and Chandler, but its really his health.
Originally Posted by tiger0330
Less risk playing him 20 min than 30+ every night. I don't agree with back to backs tho, he isnt 50 years old.
Knicks knew the risk but I won't get mad man... Nobody was coming here for less the knicks were a joke organization around the league and its not his fault he is injury prone (save for that fire extinguisher incident) when he got here. Also him coming here was the catalyst for the changes that got the Knicks making it to the second seed last season.
Originally Posted by NY17KNICKS
Two more years and the Knicks should go all in and using his expiring (alongside Tyson's and bargnani) make a team of lebron killers around Melo and win some chips.
Anyhow its Dolan's money....
Great point about Stat bringing credibility to us
Originally Posted by Wargames
When Miami signed Lebron and Bosh players knew they had to link up to win and frankly David Lee was not a player by himself that was gonna attract a lot of big named players although he is proving to be the better value than Stat! But Lee was an Isiah player and The Knicks needed a makeover
Stat's MVP like showing his first year in NY made players want to come here...just him signing with us made Melo want to be here and the two of them put NY back on the map
Stat ushered in a new regime that took The Knicks from being a joke back to respectability and now trying to build a champion and none of this occurs if we sign Lee Boozer or even Bosh. Stat's boldness and leadership stimulated our fan base. Its hard to imagine now us not being on nationally televised games but before Stat we got one a year (I think that's an NBA mandate) to being on a couple times a week!
Its hard to say that one season was worth 100 million, yet in a lot of ways it was because the impact it had on the culture