Yeah and Walsh panicked and picked Hill because he was stumpped right?
Even though there were reports that he impressed Mike in workouts right? After it was reported they targeted him right?
After it was reported that we needed a big (what's new) and he fit closest to Amare who Mda had no clue was coming? Please!
And I know you are a casual fan from how you viewd Amare dropping 30 as we'll as your posts. Its obvious. As was why we drafted Hill and Gallo.
We are at $61 mil team salary with only 8 players on the roster. If we are going after CP3 in 2012, this means we will have to fill the roster next year with minimum salary vets with 1 year deals. How many solid role players are we going to get with that? Not enough to make us contenders or even better than we are right now. Remember, we are losing Shawne Williams, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams, Bill Walker, Roger Mason, Jeffries and Derrick Brown this summer. Our cupboards are bare and we are already over the cap.
If we use the MLE (if it even exists next year), it will eat into cap space to sign CP3.
If we sign anybody over a 1 year deal, it will eat into the cap space needed to sign CP3.
Our roster next year will be very similar to the roster we have now. Our bench was badly exposed, and it isn't going to get much better.
We will be at approximately $44 mil in team salary with only 2 players on the roster in 2012 (If we drop Douglas and are able to trade Balkman for an expiring deal). Not enough cap space to give CP3 a max deal if the cap stays the same at $58 mil (all reports seem to be of a smaller cap and more restrictive CBA). And if the cap rises, there is not enough to build around those 3.
A team of CP3, Amare, Melo and minimum scrub nobodies is not winning a championship.
Plus, do you really think the Hornets and CP3 are going to wait until 2012 to move him? The Hornets will follow what Denver did and get as much as they can for CP3.
We can't trade any picks until 2016. We have no tradeable assets. We cannot trade for CP3.
are u kidding me ?
What was wrong with Felton ?
Then replacing Felton with Billips...STILL NO GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.
THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR WE HAD SALARY CAP TO MAKE A MOVE AND HEAD THE KNICKS INTO A THRIVING FRANCHISE.
WE GOT CARMELO ANTHONY AND AMARE STOUDAMRIE....
YES MISTAKES HAPPEN ALONG THE WAY BUT DAMN HOW CAN YOU GUYS COMPLAIN.
PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME ABOUT COREY BREWER...WHO GET DNP EVERY GAME IN DALLAS YET MANY ON THIS BOARD ARE SO KNOWLEGDABLE THAT THEY KNOW MORE THEN THE KNICKS AND MAVERICKS.
SUCH A BUNCK OF CRY BABY'S...ARE U EVER SATISIFED...
IF WE WERE A SPUR BOARD U GUYS WOULD SAY DUNCAN TOO OLD, FIRE POPAVICH...
WE ARE HEADING INTO 2011/2012 SEASON WITH 3 ALL-STARS IN OUR STARING 5. OH AND YES WE USED CAP SPACE TO GET THEM JUST LIKE THE HEAT DID. STOP CRYING
See, this is one of my beefs with MDA. He didn't want hill (as you suggest) so the guy doesn't get the proper chance to contribute. Hill is 6' 10" and was a player needed to help us on the boards and with interior defense. the problem is, Hill didn't "fit in" with MDA's offensive approach so he wasn't important. Coincidently, the same with AR (hmmm, can you smell a trend?)
I DO NOT want these tendencies from my coach. MDA is a "he slows down what I wanna do" coach as opposed to a "I can definitely use his size and ability" coach. What's the point of having a coaching staff if not you or one of your people can make use of a young 6' 10" C/PF when your team lacks defense and rebounding??????
You have to be more versatile as a coach.
I took an objective approach and assessed the situation, humbly admitting I didn't know much about Mike, as illustrated in my post history. I even supported and gave props when due.
Talk what you know, and know what you talk. Do your research.
Then if care to add an angle not already present get back to us. Because I've concluded what almost every basketball mind has concluded that differs from your opinion, that should tell you something regarding your stance and mine.
Remember all your excuses and xplainations have been duly noted... and they still don't hold water to why Mike should not be here going forward.
While CP3 may demand the Knicks, we still don't have anything to trade. If you noticed, Melo demanded the Knicks and we still gave up half our roster to get him. What do you think we have to trade to get CP3? We don't have any draft picks. What then?
If you want to keep telling yourself that we'll get CP3 and build a championship caliber team around CP3, Melo and Amare, go ahead. There is no reason to be angry at me for telling you the truth. The numbers don't lie. I'm sorry the facts don't agree with you. Just ignore me and the facts. Ok?
Otherwise prove me wrong. Prove the cap numbers wrong. It's really quite simple. Look up the numbers yourself and tell me how we can sign CP3 in 2012? Or how we can trade for him next year? Please provide a plausible and realistic plan that works financially. I have yet to see anybody actually provide any numbers that work. Not one. Just people telling me to shut up for providing the numbers that don't quite fit their fantasies.
In fact, Melo and Stat will restructure their contract- take less also to make it work.
Who wouldn't want to play for D'Antoni? Players love him, they'll be lining up to join our dominant squad.
Who wouldn't want to compromise their earnings to be on a team with no practices or defensive responsibilities. They'll draw up a play in the parking lot, discuss it, and
Bam! 60 wins!
Grizzles have something we don't have....(kinda because of our coach) which is size.
I didn't like Truffle Shuffle when he was here, but that's cuz they tried to play him with a bigger Truffle Shuffle. He's a beast and when he has a legit Center to back him up, is super effective. No one in the west can guard him in ISO.
I think D'Antoni doesn't fit this roster that would be my main reason for removing him.
if we somehow steal a Pick and roll PG that could change however.