Besides receiving endorsement deals, signing autographs for fan boys, and padding his stats what good do you see Iverson bringing to the Knicks in the future?
This is a public forum in which people debate topics, I don't think that anybody is wasting valuable minutes of their life discussing issues.
If Iverson takes up the role as more of a point guard, then it would help greatly.Despite what people said about him being a ballhog, he has exceptional vision.If he uses his ability to break down defense and his amazing passing ability, then yes, it would help.And think about it, his ppg last season dropped quite a bit last season, but not because of his actual ability to score anymore.Iverson's not asking for a lot, it wouldn't be interfering with 2010 or whatever money wise, he's still studying the game, he's not coming off as somebody who's gonna ruin chemistry.He's also clutch.
These young players are not all league(ers) they need to learn to be productive with out needing to get shots 4 example ( these young knickerbockers need to learn how to pay with a star) if it begins with iverson so be it, but if they cant play winning ball with iverson then they wont be able to with lebron or wade or who ever.
My point is, these guys have posted better than their talent number based on the fact that the team as a whole has no legit star.
Al harrington is not a 20 ppg scorer, lee is not a 16-11 player and nate is not a 17-4-4 player on a winning basketball team.
They are all role players.
Bring in iverson, he will teach them how to win and it will be preparatory for Mike D in the sense where he can teach players to move with out the ball better and focus on the little things that make winning teams.
I really do not get why people are afraid of bringing in Allen Iverson.
He would only be getting a one year deal for about 2 million dollars, he would likely generate at least half of that in merchandise and ticket sales. Statistically he would be a monster in Dantoni's system
Think about it....Q-Brick was pratically an All Star in Phoenix, Jamal Crawford was putting up very good numbers in Dantoni's system, now picture a player like Iverson who shoots about as good as both of those players but knows when/how to take the ball to the hoop when The J isnt falling unlike Q and Jamal
Iverson average 27 playing next to fellow scorer Carmelo as a full-time starter in 2007-08 and managed 18 for Detroit playing out of position and on a defensive minded squad. Can you imagine the numbers in Dantoni's sytem
No Less than 24 ppg!
Now plus the fact that Larry Hughes is our truest SG (a thread on that later this week) then this seems to a NO Brainer.
Get the dude for 2 million, if he acts up buy him out. This is a low rish, high reward sort of move. He is still an A player in this league, he is still capable of 40 or 50 on any given night.
I know there is the whole argument about him being a bad influence on the young players, to that I say....even our young players are grown a@# men, they can think for themselves!
Seriously, was Zach Randolph a bad influence on the same group of young players? Did Jerome James' poor work ethic rub off on David Lee and Nate Robinson who have been teamates with him since they were rookies?
Add Iverson to this roster and we have a legit shot at the playoffs
Now add Sessions and Iverson and we are pretty much a lock
Last point....we would have his "bird rights' meaning, if he puts up sick numbes -you know the type that would make a big name FA come in 2010- we can resign him for as much as we would want, thus alliviating this whole cap crisis everyone is so leary of.
The only difference Iverson will make is giving Utah the 8th or 9th pick instead of the 2nd or 3rd pick in the 2010 draft.
dude what r u talking about, he averaged 27 a game just 2 yrs ago, and last year was relegated to the bench for no reason what so ever by a coach who ( well get fired)..
NAte robinson is not now and never will be better than Iverson is even at this stage in his career.
JAy I cannot believe you just really said Nate robinson is better than Allan Iverson
MEH. SMH. and LMFAO.
dude numbers stats blah blah blah blah, Nate plays losing basketball.
Iverson has been playing
ALL STAR MVP
All NBA first team
LEague leading Scoring
Ball every year of his career until this past one.
He will bounce back and in Mike D's hands he ill be 3 times the player nate could ever dream of.
Stop riding Nates (((). HE is not better than Iverson.
will some one with logic on this forum please step in and support this because people not wanting IVerson for a year for cheap on this site must not be knicks fans.