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    Originally Posted by mafra
    Before they signed Chandler it was expected that the Knicks would have largest cap space in NBA. Around 20 mil. TC gets 14 mil of that. NBA economic projections hint towards a 61 mil cap.

    I guess the only way it would work is if our big-3 stars all shave 2 mil off their current deals. Re-work stuff. Doubt that happens though.

    Still, we could offer a deal in the vet min or exception stuff... What's that? 5 years for 5-6 mil or something? Teams over the cap are allowed to do something like this. BUT, you're correct, if Eric Gordon wants max money (which he'll probably covet), then there will eb another team getting his services.

    So, let's look for another SG, and sign Nash.
    We have zero cap space this summer. The league has already said the cap for next year will be the same as this year's, $58 mil.

    We will only have the full MLE ($5 mil) available to spend this summer.


    Originally Posted by YuvalNYC
    If STAT and Melo are serious and want to win a championship in their career, they'll restructure their contracts and take 2-3 mill off each....

    They won't go hungry.

    The CBA does not allow them to restructure their contracts. We're stuck with 3 players taking up 91% of our cap.

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    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    We have zero cap space this summer. The league has already said the cap for next year will be the same as this year's, $58 mil.

    We will only have the full MLE ($5 mil) available to spend this summer.





    The CBA does not allow them to restructure their contracts. We're stuck with 3 players taking up 91% of our cap.

    Then we better pray Lin, Shumpert & Joorts are legitimate players. This is our supporting cast moving fwd.

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    I have no problem with that. They've all showed, when used properly, they have talent and natural abilities.

    Jorts/Jerome Jordan have size, court awareness, and play D

    Shump when encouraged to get to the hole can dominate, and his outside shot is improving as well as his decision making. His defense is NBA caliber

    And Lin too can play D, run the show, penetrate and dish.

    All actually play D so there are no glarring weaknesses, they're young and hungry, eager to show and prove, and are basically home grown except Lin.

    As long as Mike doesn't run them ragged, we have a bright future.

    One thing we need to see is how they react in the playoffs. Fields has much to prove in that scenario also.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    Then we better pray Lin, Shumpert & Joorts are legitimate players. This is our supporting cast moving fwd.
    Well, the nice thing is we can resign our current players in addition to the full MLE. We don't need to use the MLE to resign our players. We should still be able to add one more quality player to the mix.

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    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    Well, the nice thing is we can resign our current players in addition to the full MLE. We don't need to use the MLE to resign our players. We should still be able to add one more quality player to the mix.
    we have our 2nd rd pick right?

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    Originally Posted by amazinz5
    we have our 2nd rd pick right?
    Yes sir and LeBryan Nash, Fab Melo, and Seth Curry are all going to the 2nd round.
    Last edited by KnicksWillRiseAgain; Feb 09, 2012 at 09:20.

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    wow i cant believe i forgot about this but what happened to little hansBRO? he can drive, shoot, distribute, and get the team fired up when lins on the bench. i was dying to get him in the offseason but now it seems like a perfect fit. staple td and bibbys asses to the bench and have a guard rotation of lin shump and ben.

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    LIN allows Shumpert to slide over and do what he does naturally. He's a solid off-the-ball defensive player. Solid on 2s & 3s. He's a SG, not a PG.

    It certainly looks like Lin, Shumpert & Joorts have roles here. Maybe even more than just bench/rotational players.

    NOW... if these 3 can be important, productive players (2 starts and a 6/7th type man)... We hit a grand salome.

    It doesn't appear that we can solve SG problem in free agency. Gordon or Mayo out of reach. We'll have to reup Fields, and live with a Shumpert-Fields combo.

    I would prefer to ENSURE our PG situation is settled. Dragic or Nash. Looks like there's a PG rich class. If Lin is half of what we hope... Our "dominating" front court will have PG settled, and will only help those 3 'be all they can be.'

    Probably have to hope for the best from JJ, or another BIG like him, and Jordan. Then a 3 point sniper (Novak, Walker type).

    BUT, if we have our front court & our PG situation the way we've designed it, all else falls into place.

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    Originally Posted by KnicksWillRiseAgain
    Yes sir and LeBryan Nash, Fab Melo, and Seth Curry are all going to the 2nd round.

    We can buy another late 1st rounder.

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    Originally Posted by amazinz5
    wow i cant believe i forgot about this but what happened to little hansBRO? he can drive, shoot, distribute, and get the team fired up when lins on the bench. i was dying to get him in the offseason but now it seems like a perfect fit. staple td and bibbys asses to the bench and have a guard rotation of lin shump and ben.
    Ben went undrafted and signed during the summer with FC Bayern Munich but was released in December after he wasnt able to get much playing time.. he then spent one month with a team in Slovenia and a few weeks ago left the team.

    Don't expect to see him in the NBA.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    We can buy another late 1st rounder.
    Marco Belinelli and Nick Young will be unrestricted and may go for the MLE.

    But we may need someone like Goran Dragic to backup Lin.

    Jeffries will also be a free agent, so we have to take care of business with various guys.

    Anyways, this discussion belongs on another thread.

    As far as Lin is concerned, does the Gilbert Arenas rule apply to all of our players even if undrafted?

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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    Marco Belinelli and Nick Young will be unrestricted and may go for the MLE.

    But we may need someone like Goran Dragic to backup Lin.

    Jeffries will also be a free agent, so we have to take care of business with various guys.

    Anyways, this discussion belongs on another thread.

    As far as Lin is concerned, does the Gilbert Arenas rule apply to all of our players even if undrafted?
    I think LIN is legit, in the sense he has skills. At the least, he's our best (and only) PG option. The only question that remains, in my eyes, is how he holds up playing (and starting) game after game. How does his body hold up in 15 games? 25 games?

    In the short term, his play allows us to take it slowly with Baron Davis. If we can ever get back Davis, at 75% of what he was even last year, we should be fine at PG when the post season arrives.

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    Funny s**t about Tyson not knowing JLin could throw down a tomahawk. Dude should have saved it for a home game, a lot of sodas, nachos and popcorn would have hit the floor. Killer crossover on Wall also, left Wall crying "Where was my help".

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