View Poll Results: How has Isiah done so far as GM?

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    16 47.06%
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Thread: Isiah Thomas

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    Default Isiah Thomas

    ISIAH THOMAS
    AS GENERAL MANAGER


    A sports analyst (a lame one by the way) said something that actually made me laugh about Isiah Thomas...

    "There is no I in team...but there is two in Isiah and two in idiot"

    haha i was rolling, but the sad thing is i like Isiah Thomas as our general manager...

    now I know everyone says he should have done this, should have done that. but lets face it he inherited a horrible problem and personally I think he made some of the best choices possible...now I know everyone will say he should have dumped the cap BUT how could he of done that. its nice to say that but tell me who would take Allan Houstons contract? who would we of dumped the cap too? and i know youll say well maybe we couldnt have done that BUT we should of done this trade (and come up with a trade for some good players that fit the salary...dont lie i do it too). but heres the thing, this is not NBA LIVE 2004. you cant give three scrubs with a 58 rating to a team for an allstar with a 92 rating!! haha it just wont work. IT HAS TO WORK FOR BOTH TEAMS (or ALL teams involved for that matter)...

    so in this i want to show his moves since being GM and tell me...eyyy WHY ARE WE STILL RAGGING ON THIS MAN?!!?!

    He has WAIVED...
    C Slavko Vranes, F John Amaechi & F Shandon Anderson
    ...any big losses?

    He has TRADED...
    C Michael Doleac, C Nazr Mohammed, C Dikembe Mutumbo, C Cezary Trybanski, F Othella Harrington, F Keith Van Horn, F Kurt Thomas, F Dijon Thompson F Clarence Weatherspoon, F Antonio McDyess, F Maciej Lampe, F Vin Baker, G Moochie Norris, G Howard Eisley, G Charlie Ward, G Jamison Brewer, G Frank Williams, the draft rights to G Milos Vujanic, 2004 1st Round Pick, a conditional 1st Round Pick, 2005 2nd Round Pick & a 06 2nd Round Pick
    ...do I wish we had some of those players still? of course. I would love to have Nazr & Van Horn as a back up Center and PF, I would love to have Dikembe..in his prime, I would love to have McDyess when he could walk, i JUST dont see these "losses" as horrible when we got this--->

    He has SIGNED, DRAFTED, or TRADED FOR...
    C Channing Frye, C Jackie Butler, C Jerome James, C Bruno Sundov, F Maurice Taylor, F Malik Rose, F David Lee, F Jerome Williams, F Tim Thomas, F Trevor Ariza, G DerMarr Johnson, G Jermaine Jackson, G Stephon Marbury, G Anfernee Hardaway, G Nate Robinson, G Jamal Crawford & G Quentin Richardson aswell as a 1st Round Pick in 06
    ...we have two large inspiring contracts to play with, a superstar guard at the point, we have two young bright shooting guards, we got 4 incredible draft talents, im loving the pick ups with minor exception..

    He has FIRED...
    Don Chaney, Brendan Malone & Lon Kruger

    He has HIRED...
    Lenny Wilkens (Wilkens Resigns), Mark Aguirre, Dick Helm ASWELL as HIRED Larry Brown as Head Coach of Knicks (offical tomorrow guaranteed)
    ...we have Larry Brown as our head coach, enough said!

    honestly even if you're a horrible pessimist, you have to tell me the roster of

    2005-2006 (so far)
    Coach:: Larry Brown
    C Jerome James/Channing Frye/Jackie Butler
    PF Mike Sweetney/Malik Rose/David Lee/Jerome Williams/Maurice Taylor
    SF Tim Thomas/Trevor Ariza
    SG Quentin Richardson/Jamal Crawford/Penny Hardaway/Allan Houston
    PG Stephon Marbury/Nate Robinson

    is ALOT better than the roster of

    2003-2004
    Coach:: Don Chaney
    C Dikembe Mutumbo/Michael Doleac/Slavko Vranes
    PF Kurt Thomas/Mike Sweetney/Othella Harrington/Maciej Lampe/Antonio Mcdyess
    SF Keith Van Horn/Shandon Anderson/Clarence Weatherspoon
    SG Allan Houston
    PG Howard Eisley/Charlie Ward/Frank Williams

    i know its all about winning in the future and cap space etc etc. but look at the change, look at the youth, look at the names, and HONESTLY tell me if what Isiah has done (in the 1 and a half seasons he has been here) that awful???

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    If New York sticks with Isiah for the long haul he'll make them a winner. He knows basketball.

    I don't see any other GM's names in the paper half as much as Zeke. He's constanly under media scutiny. But that's why he took on this challenge. He loves the spotlight and the against odds pressure situations. He's applying the tenacity he had on the court to the front office.

    The teams he's had in place are not what he's looking for so that has resulted in a lot of moves. I believe he'll keep trading up until he has the right mix of talent. Until then he'll be tinkering with the team.

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    Only one person he should not have trade is Charlie Ward because Charlie can shoot ----3pointers----- better than Stephon MarburyAllen Houston, and Anfernee Hardaway.

    I think Isiah Thomas is doing a good job as the GM of the Knicks. He traded good players to get better players. He let go Nazr Mohammad to draft Channing Frye. He traded Kurt Thomas to get Quetin Richardson.
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    the acquisition of Larry Brown is Isiah's best achievement as GM.

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    I agree with IsIah, eventually Isiah Thomas will help us win. People say that Isiah has pumbled us below the salary cap, but he came into a horrible situation. Sure, he has added to the problem, but you can tell he is bringing talent over here and definetly has a passion for us to win. I have a lot of confidence in Isiah and what he will bring to us.

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    Wait...........did someone just say that ward was a better 3point shooter then houston???

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    charlie ward...jajjaajajjaa

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    well charlie is like 36 and battling back problems

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    I'm the only person to vote great for isiah so far. Who else could've done a better job in the past year and a half than isiah? What would the team look like now if scott layden was still the gm? Isiah turned the knicks completely around from an old, underachieving, overpayed team to a young, developing, overpayed team. In a couple of years, they might finally be much closer to the salary cap. They're heading in the right direction and its a matter of time before we find out the potential of the knicks team. I wish it was november, or at least october.

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    i dont think anyone will do a good job as a gm until they win

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    Man that is the best post I have seen up here sence I've joined. And it's real. That is a hell of a resume for Isiah Thomas, and like you said he inharrited a problem team. People have got to see that. I aggree 100%

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    Originally Posted by KnicksFan20
    Wait...........did someone just say that ward was a better 3point shooter then houston???
    i dont know about that one, but ward was a great player, I really do wish he was still on the KNicks

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    Everything Isiah has done so far seems to be part of a bigger plan. Trading for young guys and draft picks. Thats the way to mold a team. The only thing i dont like is signing a chucker like Jamal Crawford. The bulls got rid of him and look at them now!

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    In fairness to Isiah is that he came in building a team that had H2O as a key part... he didn't know that his 2-cent knees were going to play up this bad! So in fairness, he has had to change his plan because of this... i just hate our payroll!

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    yeah considering the mess he came into, he got us younger, more athletic, faster and much more exciting. sure he took on some bad contracts but that was part of the other deals (generally). in the long run hell make us great again, esp w larrry

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