@ STAT1... I'm not trying to argue with you, I like you as a Knicks poster; you add solid insight. Of course I would love a Howard or CP3, maybe I should have created the thread title as 'We don't need CP3 or Howard during 2012 to compete for a ring'. I guess you can say "Don't want" were too strong of words.
I know what I said about Howard. The man is a freak of nature on the boards, can turn any defense into a top 5 defense, & he's also one hell of a shot blocker. He's the next Shaq of his prime if you ask me. I'm just not willing to see Howard's max contract completely destroy our cap space & leave us with only 2 million if we're lucky. 3 great players & a bunch of nothing isn't what I want for the team I grew up loving.
I just feel that NY now has the talent, ability & cap space; to build a championship team around two of the NBA's top 10 stars.
Maybe it's just me, but I'll take a Center such as Marc Gasol, the ability to keep Fields, & the cap space to add STRONG depth coming off the bench over DW.