It isn't about having stars everywhere as much as its about Balkman being a terrible player who shouldn't be in the NBA
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 )
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.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
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.
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
Balkman played in 21 games the past two seasons.
Yet some people want him to play significant role player minutes? Seriously?