Win The NBA FINALS!
Win the Eastern Conference Finals
Make it to the Eastern Conference Finals
Make it to the Eastern Semis
Lose in the 1st round
Swept in the first round
Miss the playoffs 9-10 seed
Dude... what happened?
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?
-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.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
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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