If the price is right maybe^^, but he has some mileage on those knees and I think a young draft pick will come real cheap and promisng...for what we need him to do...
I don't think its don't want him as much as what we might give up to get him?
Biggest issue is will there be an MLE? If not this talk is over, we are no in any shape to get anyone unless we are talking Vet min.
Now if we do have MLE this season and he wants a one yr deal, fine.
But Miami will offer a multi yr deal and be even more dangerous.
So will Dalembert want to help the Knicks and win a championship signing a one yr deal, then after we get say a CP3 sign a two yr deal?
If he won't and its all about the money which he's entitled for sure, then there are other players who will sign a one yr deal that can contribute his 8 pts and career 8 boards a game.
Kurt, Forster, Krisitc, Hayes, and how about spending the MLE on a guy like Humphries?
Btw, the Knicks have no picks left to trade away they already gave up their 2014 pick to DEN in the Melo deal & their 2012 pick goes to HOU as part of the T-Mac trade from last year. They can't trade their 2013 pick because the cap rules don't allow for a team to deal draft picks from consecutive years. If the Hornets are no longer pressured to deal CP3 to NY as an only option, then you can bet it will cost a pretty penny to land him in any trade in terms of assets, something the Knicks aren't running that deep with at the current moment.
Our best bet is to buy a draft pick from a team that has worries about resigning players and don't want the cap hold of a first rounder on the books. Who that team would be, would it be a pick worth buying, and does that team even exist are the questions.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
Dalembert is the MLE option rather than paying big bucks for DeAndre Jordan, Caman, or Gasol.
If we end up doing a sign and trade for CP3 and Okafor, then you want to give back Dalembert and Billups as part of the package.
This makes the most sense if you draft Noguiera (or possibly Faried) because he is a project center with upside, and Dalembert is just a stop-gap until Noguiera is ready.
If you draft Jimmer Fredette or Reggie Jackson, then you probably want a better and younger center, if only because you don't want to have to give up too much more than the center and Billups in the trade for CP3 and Okafor. With Dalembert as the center, you probably have to throw in other significant role players.
You people do realize Okafor is on a 72 million dollar contract right?
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And we need to get somebody. Sacrificing another year in the hopes that CP3 or Howard would take $11-13 mil a year, or their respective teams won't trade them first is not a reasonable option.
Lets get the solid role players we need to compete, if we can. If the MLE is eliminated we are totally screwed.
I think we should trade douglas and turiaf for mayo if we get dalembert.
I'm new to this forum guys. wassup
Last edited by AmareForPresident; May 07, 2011 at 07:39.