I would have kept Sprewell and Camby.
...Would you undo the STAT signing? OR.....
Would you sign STAT but not make any major trade?
... sign STAT but trade for DWill?
...don't sign stat but still trade for Melo?
...Don't sign STAT but still trade for DWill?
I would have organized joint prayer and willed Lebron to sign with us.
In hindsight, ya, you sign Lee and get the hometown discount to boot. It's moot at this point, barring a magical turnaround by Amare.
I can't fault the STAT signing, though. After we whiffed on Lebron, JJ, Bosh.....And it's not like Amare didn't play up to his contract last yr (even with his D and general question marks).
If I could do one thing legit over again for this franchise?
TRADING FOR MELO. Hands down, no questions asked.
We bent over backwards and negotiated like we were securing Lebron James and not leaving even a .0000001% chance we wouldn't get him.
Wanna know what happens if DEN legit doesn't take our offer, or if Melo actually goes off to New Jersey to play on a bottom feeder?
We trade for Deron Williams lol. And look like mensch in the process, and flip over our stigma of getting treated like bitches in trades.
The Melo deal was foolish as a matter of principle and good business and negotiating -- and it was foolish that Gallo was undervalued, by Dolan at least, and that he was offered up as a gimmie in the deal, and treated on par with Fields' value.
If I could go back in time, I would stop D'Antoni from being hired. That's the real reason Lebron didn't come here, and the reason we are underachieving right now.
If i could go back in time i would of
step 1: sign amare
step 2: force melo to sign through free agency and make him take a paycut
step 3: amnesty the worst contract
Step 4: Trade Gallanari, fields, felton, mozgov to the hornets for chris paul
step 5: sign chandler force him to take less money to play along side Amare/Melo/Cp3
Draft Shumpert/ recieve Jorts through trade from hornets
I would have never signed Houston to the 100 million dollar contract if I knew his knees would not hold up.
The Mckdyess trade would have never happened. Instead of drafting Nene I would have drafted Amare straight up.
I would have never drafted Mike "fat ass" Sweetney with the 9th overall pick.
I would have drafted Ron Artest instead of Frederic Wiess.
I would have never traded Sprewell for Kieth Van Horn.
I would have assisnated Isiah Thomas. He would never be within 300 miles of the garden.
Eddy Curry, Maurbry, Zack Randolph, Steve Francis, Jerome James would never be part of the knicks.
***Can you believe that the bidding war over Mike Dantoni was between the Knicks and the Bulls? I would trade for Thibs too.
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Would of never hired Isiah Thomas.
Would have talked David Lee into signing a 5 year contract for 5 million a year back in 09 when we could have had him for cheap.
Would have still done the Jeffries deal but traded Douglas instead of a pick
would have drafted Jeremy Lin over Andy Rautins
Would have still done the Melo deal.
I would not have signed stat or traded for melo..
insert FA or rookie or have kept Lee or Randolph
Chandler. only signing i was really stoked about
This honeslty would have been my ideal lineup and possibly have used peices to trade for an upgrade at SG.
Also would never have let Ewing walk. And agree 100% with the past failed drafts like Sweetney and Hill