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Thread: Should we use the new waive exception on Balkman or save it for.....

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    Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
    No one in the NBA will admit it, but this is clearly the Jerome James/Eddy Curry rule.
    More like the Baron Davis/Gilbert Arenas/Rashard Lewis rule but yeah.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    Dont sleep on Balkman....the Knicks dont need anymore scoring....
    we need screeners, rebounders, and someone to harrass Lebron/Bosh
    for 18 minutes a game. Plus our $100M Man surgical-kness will need a
    CENTER for half of his 36 minute playintime, and a guy like Balkman to
    do all the dirty-work (pick up fouls on defense).
    Except you can find a much better NBA player to do what Balkman does, and not be a gigantic liability on offense for a very cheap salary.

    I can't believe you think BALKMAN should be getting a ton of minutes. That is just baffling.

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    Originally Posted by Knickerbocker201
    Dont sleep on Balkman....the Knicks dont need anymore scoring....
    we need screeners, rebounders, and someone to harrass Lebron/Bosh
    for 18 minutes a game. Plus our $100M Man surgical-kness will need a
    CENTER for half of his 36 minute playintime, and a guy like Balkman to
    do all the dirty-work (pick up fouls on defense).
    this right here is the truth... we suddenly forgot that we don't need stars at every position.. If our coach would give him a chance you will see he can hold his own on defense...[/QUOTE]

    It isn't about having stars everywhere as much as its about Balkman being a terrible player who shouldn't be in the NBA

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    Renaldo is the type of guy we need on the floor in place of Jared. He can do everything Jared can except better. Renaldo i faster , smarter and more athletic than Jeff. It would be smart to keep that exception just in case Amare turns into McDyess 2.0 ( not saying that will happen )

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    SAVE IT

    If amnesty was done once a year then we could use it but this is only allowed once for the whole 6-10 year CBA deal

    We should think about the future, and in the future Amare and Melo will have ridiculous contracts. Amare might start to wear down and become injury prone by the end of his contract, so we can save it for that. It is a get out of jail free card. Why use it on Renaldo Balkman who is only getting paid a little over 1 mil?

    Use it on a big contract.

    by the way, we can trade Balkman at any time.

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    I can't think of a stupider move than to use it this year.

    I mean even for this Knicks F.O. that would be a "special" move.

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    Balkman isn't worth anything on this team....he plays the combo swingman role and Carmelo will be on the floor 90% of the time....

    We don't need to put extra money there.....

    our depth is needed elsewhere....he just doesn't fit

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    Balkman played in 21 games the past two seasons.

    Yet some people want him to play significant role player minutes? Seriously?

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