i will say this, it was suprising as hell to see Z-Bo playing Help Defense in Memphis. He's still a garbage defender tho.
Z-Bo was a blackhole with us, and he's still a blackhole with Memphis. Somehow a lot more of his shots are dropping this year tho.
He just played with a bunch of scrubs.
Mardy Collins, Quentin Richardson, and Eddy Curry are not the best players to play alongside.
Randolph is not God, and not even Michael Jordan himself could have played with a supporting cast of Mardy Collins, Quentin Richardson, Eddy Curry, Jared Jeffries, and Malik Rose(players who frequently started games for the Knicks while Randolph was on the team).
So when Mike said he planned on us making the playoffs, that wasn't part of the plan?
Let me see, IF Mike planned on Making the playoffs, he figured it was better to Downgrade the Power forward position in hopes we would actually do better? Was it addition by subtraction?
Or was he lying?
I assert Mike can't coach ego, hood-type players that tell things like it is. My bad for the sterotyping, but that's the logical pattern I see.
He wants controllable players, and he can't relate to some younger edgy types, unless they conform, and even then if their reputaton preceeds them, he jetisons.
I understand trading Z-bo & Crawford was a means to clear cap room, but for Stat sheet stuffers I assume. We'll if your going to get rid of I would think its for an upgrade, eventually right? What if the "upgrade" is unagreeable between Walsh & Mike? Then what?
We've made almost every move (and mistake) based on Mike. His input, his type, his system etc...
And he squandered our opportunities. I've seen it with Marbury, both Randolphs +
I've seen it with Melo. But Melo now has more value than him, quite the difference from when it was Mikes way or no way.
My point being, Mike had to think Lee could hold it down. Just as he had to think he had no use for Randolph (anthony). Eventually we were going to have to sign a Z-Bo type, and we did thankfully
But the odds are higher to me that he couldn't deal with what he thought was a selfish player, and that added more to Z-bo being traded.
Just as that is more logical as to why he ****ted on marbury