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    Question Mark Who should the Knicks have gotten this offseason?

    Sup fellas.

    First of all, I'd like to say that the Knicks front office did a terrific job with filling in the holes (giggity) on this team. Back up center? Check. Pass first point guards? check. 2 guard to fill in until Shump returns? check. We're right there for Eastern conference domination, IMO. So, bravo, Grunwald and gang.

    But, back to the point of this thread, who do you think, out of all the 2012 free agents, should the Knicks have gotten?

    Let me start things off..

    To me, it has go to be Ray Allen. His game would just absolutely shine with the roster we have. Novak and Allen would have been a nightmare for other teams to guard, especially if you put Melo and TC along with them. If there's one thing that this team lacks, it is a bonafide shooter at the 2 guard spot.

    So tell me KOL, who's your pick?

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    Difficult question for me to answer, because I do not know very well who was available this off-season. But I also think Ray Allen would have been a strong signing, because he would come in and drain the treys, drop the buckets. Ray Allen is a Hall of Fame player so you can't go wrong by signing him.

    I really like our signings though, and I do not see much that I would like to change.

    For the first time in many years the team looks complete.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    Difficult question for me to answer, because I do not know very well who was available this off-season. But I also think Ray Allen would have been a strong signing, because he would come in and drain the treys, drop the buckets. Ray Allen is a Hall of Fame player so you can't go wrong by signing him.

    I really like our signings though, and I do not see much that I would like to change.

    For the first time in many years the team looks complete.
    Word. I, too, think that we can be true contenders for the championship next season. But I just can't help but think that we're one piece away.. a shooter maybe? a backup 4, perhaps??

    I hate this part of the offseason! Can it just start already? Jesus Christ.

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    I really like our new players but if we could have found a way to get Odom to backup STAT... WHOOOOO! that would have been beastly.

    Yeah Yeah I know Odom sucked balls in DAL but I really think he just lost interest mid way through. He can still ball.

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    I think we whiffed on the Nash signing and that he would of been the right PG to complement Melo and STAT.

    I'm happy with how things turned out, but I really felt we had a good shot at Nash and we got screwed over by the raptors and the lakers. I also think the belief we had a very good shot at Nash may have been a factor in not resigning Lin.

    I'll take my chances with Novak as our shooter. Not really interested in Ray Allen because he's a primadonna locker room guy. Novak is very well liked by this roster. Hoping him and felton get it working right.

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    Wish we could have kept JLin. Lin is a first round draft talent that is better than Jimmer who was picked at 11 just slipped through the Knicks hands.

    I understand about the new CBA luxury tax but damn we paid Curry and James 90M to sit on the bench for 4 years.

    I see a couple of Taiwanese companies just signed up with the Rockets, one of them having a deal with the Knicks last year since JLin left for Houston. If JLin has a couple of good years he could have made up some of that luxury tax with Chinese marketing deals.

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    Just my :

    (1) Should've brought back Lin. I know, I know - broken record and water under the bridge but I'm having trouble letting it go fellas...I know the contract he signed was a joke (shouldn't have come to that anyway -- the Knicks failed to keep communications open or even initiate any discussion with Lin and his agent to begin with -- that's on them, not Lin...They were willing to let other teams dictate Lin's worth right from jumpstreet and then didn't like the outcome) but when push came to shove, Dolan should've recognized that he was probably the best young player we've had since drafting Pat Ewing. And I think he's only gonna get better. A dynamic young player like that with the impact the dude had??? Jeez, what a waste to let him go...He was our guy -- we took the chance on him..Smh...Bottom line is Dolan felt betrayed somewhat or whatever and came off looking both egotistical and scared of the price tag in the end. That's why you got guys like this dickhead Prokhorov calling him "the little man." Comment was rude as hell but you know what? Dude's pretty much on target saying that...Say what you want about Prokhorov, and I think he's a douchebag--he and his Net team can go suck it--but he would've resigned Lin.

    (2) Should've squeezed out one more piece in the Felton deal. Should've gotten a young 2G back, either Will Barton or at least Jon Diebler. I like Felton and I'm glad he's back but we didn't have to make that deal. I would've played hardball with Portland more. If they didn't want to give me Barton or Diebler, I would've told them to go suck it and would've resigned Lin. At least make Portland think about it. Come on. At the time we made that deal, we didn't have Brewer yet. We needed a backup 2G (or a starter, however you want to think about it). I respect Brewer and will root for him but I gotta question the move. I think we could've done better. I'd argue Will Barton's a better talent..Even guys like James Anderson & Sonny Weems...Hopefully I'm wrong about Brewer & he plays well here.

    (3) Glenny G's done a decent job overall this off-season I suppose but I'd like to see him do a better job of shoring up the back end of the roster now. It's the only thing left to do. Instead of being aggressive with whatever he's got left to work with (which is basically guaranteed vet minimum offers -- which looks like it could be enough to sign some of the decent FA talent that's still on the board out there), he appears to have gotten complacent. Been saying it -- I wanted one more scoring big and one more 2G with talent for insurance...Esp. the scoring big. Gimmie DJ White to backup Amar'e and I'll forget about not getting Donte Greene and James Anderson for peanuts. Go get White before someone else does. If I hear White winds up settling for some non-guaranteed training camp invite by some team out there I'm gonna vomit.
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    Originally Posted by finestrg
    Just my :

    (1) Should've brought back Lin. I know, I know - broken record and water under the bridge but I'm having trouble letting it go fellas...I know the contract he signed was a joke (shouldn't have come to that anyway -- the Knicks failed to keep communications open or even initiate any discussion with Lin and his agent to begin with -- that's on them, not Lin...They were willing to let other teams dictate Lin's worth right from jumpstreet and then didn't like the outcome) but when push came to shove, Dolan should've recognized that he was probably the best young player we've had since drafting Pat Ewing. And I think he's only gonna get better. A dynamic young player like that with the impact the dude had??? Jeez, what a waste to let him go...He was our guy -- we took the chance on him..Smh...Bottom line is Dolan felt betrayed somewhat or whatever and came off looking both egotistical and scared of the price tag in the end. That's why you got guys like this dickhead Prokhorov calling him "the little man." Comment was rude as hell but you know what? Dude's pretty much on target saying that...Say what you want about Prokhorov, and I think he's a douchebag--he and his Net team can go suck it--but he would've resigned Lin.

    (2) Should've squeezed out one more piece in the Felton deal. Should've gotten a young 2G back, either Will Barton or at least Jon Diebler. I like Felton and I'm glad he's back but we didn't have to make that deal. I would've played hardball with Portland more. If they didn't want to give me Barton or Diebler, I would've told them to go suck it and would've resigned Lin. At least make Portland think about it. Come on. At the time we made that deal, we didn't have Brewer yet. We needed a backup 2G (or a starter, however you want to think about it). I respect Brewer and will root for him but I gotta question the move. I think we could've done better. I'd argue Will Barton's a better talent..Even guys like James Anderson & Sonny Weems...Hopefully I'm wrong about Brewer & he plays well here.

    (3) Glenny G's done a decent job overall this off-season I suppose but I'd like to see him do a better job of shoring up the back end of the roster now. It's the only thing left to do. Instead of being aggressive with whatever he's got left to work with (which is basically guaranteed vet minimum offers -- which looks like it could be enough to sign some of the decent FA talent that's still on the board out there), he appears to have gotten complacent. Been saying it -- I wanted one more scoring big and one more 2G with talent for insurance...Esp. the scoring big. Gimmie DJ White to backup Amar'e and I'll forget about not getting Donte Greene and James Anderson for peanuts. Go get White before someone else does. If I hear White winds up settling for some non-guaranteed training camp invite by some team out there I'm gonna vomit.
    finestrg, i like DJ White too.

    I don't know how but I watched a Bobcats game last season and his mid range jumper was pure money. He had 4 or 5 mid range hits that game. He also hustled on the boards as well. Perfect fit as a backup, his ability to hit the mid range shot gives more space for Tyson and Melo to work down low in the paint.

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    Just wanted to point out that I disagree about weems/anderson/barton/deiber being better then brewer. Brewer is the better player and the better fit for this team then any of those guys.

    While I agree that we should have gotten one back from the felton deal, I still prefer having brewer over those guys. He is a very underrated pick up this off-season and speaks volumes about Glenny G's ability to do the quiet, nessicary things to make this team better. I have to say, even if Glen is a Zeke guy he's doing a fine job with it thus far.

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    Stop playing, go get Blatche.

    We have the to keep him in check.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    I cant wait .. the Raptors has a backcourt rotation that will beat alot of elite teams in crunchtime....


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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Sup fellas.

    First of all, I'd like to say that the Knicks front office did a terrific job with filling in the holes (giggity) on this team. Back up center? Check. Pass first point guards? check. 2 guard to fill in until Shump returns? check. We're right there for Eastern conference domination, IMO. So, bravo, Grunwald and gang.

    But, back to the point of this thread, who do you think, out of all the 2012 free agents, should the Knicks have gotten?

    Let me start things off..

    To me, it has go to be Ray Allen. His game would just absolutely shine with the roster we have. Novak and Allen would have been a nightmare for other teams to guard, especially if you put Melo and TC along with them. If there's one thing that this team lacks, it is a bonafide shooter at the 2 guard spot.

    So tell me KOL, who's your pick?
    The only thing the Knicks needed was a legit outside shooting guard like Courtney Lee or Jodie Meeks that would be used for spot minutes.

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    Damn, Crazy 8's, that video gave me chills...Can't wait for the season now...I kept typing Crazy 9's Dog

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