I agree the Carmelo trade was not exactly ideal from my standpoint, not because i don't like Carmelo as a player but
1. I disliked it because of how much we gave up and we basically traded out almost all our starters. Sure you can say Carmelo is worth it he's a top scorer in this league, but me personally as a fan of the Knicks i prefer Depth and Cap room space. I would of liked if Carmelo came through free agency if he really wanted to be on the Knicks forcing a trade was unnecessary. I know the new CBA was an issue but if you really want to be somewhere with dreams to win a championship you make that strive to get there the right way. If melo came as a FA we would probably have one of the deepest teams in the NBA.
2. I disliked pairing MELO up with AMARE, that was a risk itself, I never saw them two as a fitting 1 2 punch. It just makes no sense to me we have 2 guys who basically both prefer iso and both shoot around the same areas on the floor, the only difference is one is 6'10 with bad knees and less creative.
^^^ and Melo has been my favorite player since his Denver days, thats just how i honestly feel.
In all fairness i would like to see this team with a full training camp, and healthy roster under woodson before i judge "Melowoody ball"... Woodson is the headcoach now he has a chance to insert his plays and what ever he wants to do, when he came here and took over he was mostly still using Dantoni schemes on the court. I want to see what Woody can do as our headcoach with a full training camp and healthy roster at this point. If things are not clicking i say we pull the trigger for a trade by the deadline. Their is no point in keeping 2 players (Amare & Melo) for another 3 years if they cant mesh together fluently and consistently.
Eyes wide, waiting for him out the door, Carmelo and Stats salary off the books, and what comes afterward comes. Hopefully we retain Shumpert, and Jeremy Lin goes free. I like the kid too much for him to have to defect to Carmelo everytime he goes down the court as per Woodson's offensive philosophy.
With the team we have, offense will (at least it should) come much easier than defense. If this team's approach is to win behind the DPOY and a well oiled and orchestrated defensive unit, the rest will (hopefully, unless Woodson is as much of an offensive dud as you say) fall in to place.
So I'm happy about that. In fact, it's what I've been hoping for. Now we just have to see the results ~ FA signings in and out and league decisions on waived players pending, I think we're heading toward the right approach for the team Dolan's payed for.
Until seems rather presumptuous.
So if you judge a coach strictly off of past performances instead of current situations then we should've really re-signed Mike D'antoni then right?
IMO, we need a George Steinbrenner who won't consider it a success unless his team wins it all. Re-signing Woodson is a questionable move and probably will lead to another few years of frustration for us Knicks fans.
Duncan is immobile. Parker hogs ball almost as much as Melo. Their scrubs were obtained from dumpsters but the minute they put on the Spurs uniform, they transformed into a team player and sharp shooter.
Maybe we should've hired someone from Spurs' coaching staff instead of Woody.
I was actually waiting for more Posters to put down their thoughts/
opinions/and the direction this thread was headed toward.
Interim coach Mike Woodson gets a B+ for effort and player/coach relationship. There wasnt much any interim coach could do in a postseason series when Carmelo Anthony has the power to stop his paycheck (in 2008 Denver headcoach Karl & PG-Billups went to the WCF. In 2009 Denver assistant coach ??? & Melo got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs).
Theres more but I have to go........
Yea, Dolan goes for the short-term cash money. But winning franchises generate beyond even the decade they will win in.
Guy doesn't understand that the ultimate money-maker is the ****ing championship team.
Hey, Fat Fingers Jimmy: you suck.