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  • Make it to the Eastern Conference Finals

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  • Make it to the Eastern Semis

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    I think we'll be the 3 seed. Behind Miami and Chicago. Assuming we get a center and resign Billups. Maybe make it to the conference finals. If we have time to mesh, we can be deadly next season.

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    Much much too early to tell. Let the offseason come with a few changes taking place before we makes threads like this.. I will say this tho.. If we were to come back with this same exact roster with absolutely 0 change to personnel, coaching staff, etc.. We'd do no better than 4th the most.

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    If D'antoni doesn't get fired we wouldn't be higher then a 5th seed -__-
    I used to love that guy...

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    Originally Posted by StEpHoN_mArBuRy
    Much much too early to tell. Let the offseason come with a few changes taking place before we makes threads like this.. I will say this tho.. If we were to come back with this same exact roster with absolutely 0 change to personnel, coaching staff, etc.. We'd do no better than 4th the most.
    co-sign there's no way to answer this thread at this point. we have no idea what kind of moves will be made in the off-season like players added, coaching change, etc.

    ill wait and see what happens in a few months then ill revisit this

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    It all depends on what we do this offseason. We need to bring in a coach like Mark Jackson to run this team and get a solid big man. Im not so sure about Billups but I think 14.2 is too much for him.

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    Too early for predictions. If we don't sign C, SG, and PG we will be a mediocre team just like this year with couple of games above .500 which in a lousy eastern conference is good enough for 6th seed. If we make changes and hire a coach that has a knowledge of basketball we can win 50 games and MAYBE make it to the 2nd round. Still we are miles away from playing Celtics, Heat, Bulls-type of basketball.

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    There is a lot of work to do this offseason, but if we:
    - resign Walsh,
    - fire Pringles,
    - clean our salary cap,
    - draft a center,
    - sign a point guard,
    - sign a back up small forward,
    We can reach the 4th seed.

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    Going into next year we have
    Melo
    Amare
    Fields
    Turiaf
    Douglas
    Balkman
    Fields...
    walker

    Billups ? Lets assume we do not resign him but I think we should...

    PG ?
    Fields ( have faith ) Douglas back up
    Melo ( Walker back up )
    Amare
    Center ? ( Turiaf back up )
    Balkman DNP....

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    According to The Post we have to exercise Billups' $14M option until Friday, so then we will probably know a bit more about our roster for the next season.

    In my opinion only few players can be sure about their future with the Knicks, obviously we have Anthony, Stoudemire, Fields, Douglas and probably Walker, another players including Billups and Turiaf could be resigned and later traded for a valuable point guard (Paul or Williams), it's also quite certain we will keep Brown and Rautins, just because they play (actually sit on the bench) for less ($0.3-0.4M and $0.8M), probably we will consider resigning Shawne Williams ($0.9M) who declared to want so stay in NY.
    I'm almost sure Balkman, Carter and Mason will leave together with Jeffries.

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    I hope we don't use the option on Billups, for $14 million you can get a much better point guard than Billups!

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    Agreed, we can have a much better point guard for such a contract, but could you tell me how do you want to acquire him? We need Billups and some other players to be involved in an eventual trade we will make with the Hornets or any other team that can bring us a suitable guard we need. We will pick up Billups' option and send him somewhere else to acquire a guy like Chris Paul or Derron Williams.
    That's how it works.

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    Agreed, we can have a much better point guard for such a contract, but could you tell me how do you want to acquire him? We need Billups and some other players to be involved in an eventual trade we will make with the Hornets or any other team that can bring us a suitable guard we need. We will pick up Billups' option and send him somewhere else to acquire a guy like Chris Paul or Derron Williams.
    That's how it works.
    Yeah I understand that, but it's also a risky business. No trade is guaranteed and in the end we might have to live with his $14 mil. contract if things don't work out.

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    I hope we don't use the option on Billups, for $14 million you can get a much better point guard than Billups!
    True but since it coast 3.7M to buy him out a 14M PG would actually coast us 17M. We get to keep Bullips for about 10.5. Well worth it....

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    Give us a PG who can find guys on the cuts, get us a two centers that can blog up the paint, block shots and rebound, keep the important role players like Shawne Williams, Carter, Douglas, Walker, Fields....then we can get in the Easter Conference Semis....

    its really about matchups

    We could have won more games against the Heat in the playoffs this year and our luck could have been totally differernt if Billups and Amare were 100% but no excuses we should have won game 1 and 2 and game 4 heroics came too late....AC should have played more minutes from the start of this series...many people including myself called for AC to play but Mike D doesn't realize things until its so late that it doesnt matter anymore.

    So whats next?

    -Resign Donnie
    -Let Billups go so we can sign a Center
    -Fire Mike D
    -Get Patrick Ewing or Mark Jackson or Hubie Brown to coach this team.
    -Expiring contracts: resign Shawne Williams, Fields, Walker and Carter...let everyone else go
    -Draft a PG in the 1st round with good ball handling skills, court vision, and speed
    -Draft a Center in the 2nd round
    -Bring Jerome Jordan back from Serbia
    -Convince Ronny Turiaf to not sign the player option because he can't stay on the floor
    -Get a new supporting coaching staff that has experience and can teach defensive schemes. Most teams have former head coaches on their staff...we have Phil Weber, Dan D'Antoni, Kenny Atkinson and Herb Williams...all bums and Herb has barely any head coaching experience.

    From there I would be confident in our team.

    No more embarrassing loses, no more loses because of lack of energy.

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    In a perfect world- Let Billups walk. Trade Amare and Landry for Dwight Howard. Cut some other of our Scrappy players to make cap space. Sign Cp3 as FA.

    Melo/Cp3/Howard -- Championship!



    But, In a real world- Impossible.

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