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    Default Finley to NY?

    Espn's insider say's micheal finley could be goin to NY. Does anyone know more about this?

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    can't say i do, but i must say, i don't like Finley, and I'm sure too on Larry Brown's attitude towards him, or how it would work out if there is none, but based on his game, i don't think he'd be too partial to him either (but than again I could be wrong or the fact I don't like him changes my thoughs, lol)....

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    wut would be the point of that.....we have enuff guards

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    It would be so dumb to trade for Finley, or Antoine Walker for that matter. Isiah sees these Chicago boys favorably, but I trust Larry will stop him from such a mistake.

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    to me gettin finley would be great to me.......first of all we will not be soft with a line up of stephon,Quentin, finley,frye and james.....finley a better rebounder than tim thomas, alan houston and crawford....i would really like the decision but this to happen crawford has to go....get a presence better than sweetney

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    This is why I didn't want Larry Brown to coach the knicks. He seemingly now wants to come in and change the dynamic of what could be a young spectacular group, to a group of older players with time running out on them. Ridiculous. If we get Finley, what happens to T-Risin (Ariza)? We would have to trade TT or Penny to bring in yet another guard. Why?? We should be getting all the young guys minutes. That why I feel Herb Williams or Nate McMillan would have been better. This is a young roster (finally) and they really need some interested in teaching them.

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    Finley is better than TT, but he's 32, and that would contradict the whole youth movement. I heard Brown was looking at Reggie Evans, he's short for a PF but he's physical and lead the league in rebounds per game. I've seen him play, he would make us tougher. I would not go crazy if Finley were on the squad though, but I would not trade anyone for him and take his huge contract. Hope LB leaves the kids alone.

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    How this trade works is that Finley (3 years left) would be traded for either Penny or TT at the start of the season... it would help the Mavericks in terms of cap relief and not having to lose him with no return with the new amnesty rule... LB and Isaih like Finley... Mavs also don't want Finley going to a Western Conference team

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    i dont think wed sign him unless its after hes cut. he doesnt play much d and jacks shots...i doubt larry likes him. or twoine for that matter.

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    Finley's contract is huge! Dallas might be able to get someone better than Penny or TT for him, though.

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    If we keep Penny and TT we stand to relieve ourselves of 30 million in bad contracts. that seems more worthwhile than taking back 52 Million in bad contract. By my math, that leaves 22 Million deeper in debt, plus we add another oft injured guard to the backcourt.

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    Dr. Carpy, you hit the spot on why we shouldn't even consider trading for Finley. However, I don't think this is Brown's idea, probably not even Isiah's, just further speculation from ESPN Insider Chad Fraud..

    Nevertheless, Knicks need a list of all players from Chicago and any player that has some connection to Isiah from his days with Bobby Knight, Detroit, Toronto or Indiana. Then, he should be required to let Larry Brown have the final say on these trades because Isiah views these favorably rather than objectively.

    Finley's aging game is not worth losing an expiring deal and much less taking on two more years @ $15 million. I wouldn't even take him if he were waived unless Jamal is traded and Nate still gets his minutes. Same goes for Antoine Walker.

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    I would agree to a finley for H20 trade.

    Mavs Benefit:
    No team in their right mind is going to trade for his 3 yr $51mil contract and Dallas knows this. Come Aug 15th, they will have to cut him and continue to pay him while he signs as a FA for Phx and comes back to haunt them.
    If the trade for H20, they will cut him and only have to pay $40mil over 2 seasons instead of $51 over 3.
    Trading Finley to NY ensures that he is dealt to an Eastern conference team who is miles away from their division.

    Knicks benefit:
    The knicks are going to cut H20. $40 mil in luxury is not no pocket change.
    So if they are gonna cut him, he stated that he would go to either Miami or NJ, and the knicks still pay him $40 mil over 2 years.
    At least by getting Finley, he can still play. So the knicks end up paying $11mil extra over 3 years for a good replacement for H20 who can actually contribute, instead of being hurt all the time.
    Also, we send H20 to the west, so if he does regain his old form, he will not come back to haunt us by winning with some eastern conference team.

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    Default Give the young guys minutes... Why?

    Finley is the best move for the knicks yet. He plays a game the current knicks roster is unfamilure with... DEFENCE!!!!! I think Finley is a Larry Brown kind of player. And any one that thinks theese new kids need lots of minutes is sadly mistaken. Rookies are notorious for scewing up! The best players will always, always be the most experienced players. Getting young and athletic is great but every team needs a leader. Youths need direction. Finley can bring defence and leadership.

    Also some one said something about Larry Brown shouldn't coach the knicks! Look I know every one is entitled to their oppinoin but that one is just stupid! I wont even take the time to explain why it's stupit. Just trust me on it!

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    The Mavs are only looking at deals that will give them a viable option other than just merely cutting him and then allowing him to sign with any other team. They wouldn't just trade Finley for Houston b/c it wouldn't help their cap or tax at all. The RUMOR is Finley for an expiring contract.

    If the Knicks participate in this trade that would be the stupidest move I have ever seen any team do. The whole point of cutting Houston is to get the $20MM tax break for the next two years. We would still be on the hook for his salary for this year and next year. Adding Finley via trade would put us in an even worse cap and tax situation for next year and the year after that.

    We should just let the contracts of TT or Hardaway expire. Isn't the whole point to gain as much cap space as possible for the summer of '07 to make a serious run at LeBron who will be a Restricted FA that summer and has a kicker in his contract with Nike if he were to play in NY! The possibilities are endless but b/c this is NY there's always added pressure to make things happen. Who knows, KG may even be had if Minny can't right their ship into a true playoff team.

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