This is why the process is called REBUILDING. It's very easy to look back and point out mistakes. Most people had higher expectations of Jerome James. Turns out that he's been a myserable failure and the move was not the best move at all. Now think back to the last summer. Kurt Thomas was the only Knicks Center and we needed shooters the likes of A.Houston at the time. So it made sense to pick up Richardson at the time. Richarson in, Thomas out so we needed a center. James performed well in the playoffs. On paper he looked like a good choice. If you understand what a GM's job is you'd know it's not a 1-900 see all out comes in life hotline. That's a bunch of B.S. Is Curry worth a #1 pick? I don't think so but many people seem to think Curry will emerge as a dominate force in the near future. The trade for him was necessary at the time. I support Isiah Thomas because I know the crap that was left for him to clean up and most of you didn't have a damn thing to say about it.
Francis was not the best choice, he was the best option. We could have gone for K Mart and been in even deeper debt. The whole thing makes sense. Crawford, Steph, Fransic... All good trade bait for the summer. Key word again: REBUILDING
It's funny how the fans think they know more than the experts. There are several examples of real people with high basket ball IQ's that believe picking up Steve Francis was the best move at the time. Pat Riley, Phil Jackson and Gregg Popivich have all come out stating that the Knicks now have a boat load of talent and trade options for the summer. But I suppose you all know more than they do.