not happening ....where is this money coming from???? trade stat???? what fool would be willing to take his salary??? bad back, bad knee uninsured contract???? what GM would touch that???? isaiah thomas???? oh wait that fool doesnt have a job
^ Shoot Amare in his left knee, force him to retire, clear his $20M from the payroll and trade all our assets for Chris Flop, sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
We're fine at the Pg position. It's the PF position that's our only weakness. I'd wait till Atlanta goes into rebuilding mode and try an Amare trade for Smith or Horford
Look I love that Melo is a Knick but we gutted our team to get him here and that is what would have to happen for CP3.
I'm not gonna say we "don't need him" of such and such player is "better" it's just the price is too steep for him
it would take Novak,Felton,Kidd,Copeland and Shump (they'd insist on Shump and Copeland) plus they would want at least 1 pick.
leaving us with
CP3/Pablo (love Pablo as a 3rd PG, long term backup...not so much)
Melo/Brewer (all of sudden pretty thin at this position)
Great starting 5 (on paper) and no bench , very similar to when we got Melo. We would go from Sheed,Camby and Pablo being valuable role players/insurance policies to absolutely counting on production from them...uh no!
Not to mention...Paul has a knee injury that could rear it's head at anytime.
This move would sell tickets but far from a sure shot at improving our team!
Paul is a level above both Felton and Kidd but collectively they give The Knicks more than Paul could ever...now factor in losing Shump...Hell No!!!
Glen has made moves that gives us a chance to win now with cap freedom 2 seasons from now, great plan that we need to stick to Paul would want a long term deal so that's a deal breaker for me.
dont think we can get cp3 for taht mix...they would probably let him walk rather absorb those contracts
as much as some of you hate kidd, i think he makes our ball movement way better when on the court, he always shoots those lazer fast passes to the open guy...that ha been key to open shots in the first 2 games, and he has kept his matchup honest on D
Kidd is still very valuable, i see him getting minutes at SG and SF even when Shumpert is back. To this day Kidd makes everybody else better when hes on the court, his leadership is unmatched. Feltons not Chris Paul but u dont need a great point guard to win a championship. In the past 10 years we have seen teams with Derek Fisher, Mario Chalmers, and i believe Jason Williams with the Heat win championships. Id love to have CP3 but he aint coming to NY with Stats contract
You don't need a top point guard to win anything. The Heat didn't have one, the lakers had Fisher, and We have kidd now who was enough for the Mavericks.
We are a lot like the Mavericks now. An eclectic group of veteran players with one superstar and one or two 1/2 stars.
THAT is the only thing that will beat the heat.
NOTHING else will work. Because no matter what other three players you could get, a big three will never beat the Heats big three. You need an entire team, and having chris paul means we wouldn't have one anymore.
I don't see how it would work in a trade scenario tbh. Plus with the knicks coming out guns blazing these first two games, i'm excited for what we have on the floor now. Gutting the roster for CP3 would put us back a step in terms of "chemistry" it would be like that half season after the Melo trade all over again.
I think we are fairly well set in our roster right now and I don't think that the GM will make such a move, but i could be wrong!
Copeland will not be a crucial part in getting CP3(they'd insist on Shump and Copeland)
Look man I love Chris Paul but I'm not trading Iman Shumpert for him when I have Raymond Felton, who's a borderline top 10 PG if he plays up to his potential this year.
Think about this, our potential core is
Amare Stoudemire- watch his minutes
Ronnie Brewer- hopefully we can re-sign him
2013 1st Round Draft Pick- preferably a big man to groom
2013 MLE Free Agent Acquisition
with vets Marcus Camby, Jason Kidd still under contract and maybe Sheed and KT coming back and if Brewer does leave I think James "Flight" White can be a good replacement for him
We dont need more roster turnover, keep this core and build on it
what is the rule , are we allowed to go over the cap and pay a huge tax, or are we straight up not allowed to?
Lakers payroll is 100 mil, FWIW.
The same knuckle-head management that couldn't even able to keep Lin who was a D-Leaguer???
ARE YOU GUYS OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!