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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    I don't want to see Q go in a trade. He's young and a very good swingman who can easily recover his shot and plays excellent defense. He would be an awesome sixth man. I'd rather ship out Francis.

    Forget about K-Mart... he's slowly imploding. I'd rather go after the likes of Rashard Lewis, Chris Wilcox or Al Harrington.

    I'd also rather have Eddie Griffin than Kenyon. He does need a tight leash, or a parole officer, but he's young, is a monster shotblocker, can pop the three and play any of the three positions up front. He's a role player that would make a huge difference in this current team (Curry, Lee, Griffin, Crawford and Steph would be a promising squad).
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    I've been saying get Lewis and Harrington for months.

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    Originally Posted by sxmarbury516
    no one has 4got about channing frye. did u 4get about the game when nate crached into his knee and seeing him hobble off the court in pain. its rare that u see knee injuries get 100% better. kenyon martin was a dominant force when he was on the nets, even after his knee injury. im not expectin him to come into ny and drop 20+ppg. im lookin for him to come to ny and become a role player, like ben wallace. id rather see him down low instead of channing. if he could learn how to just focus on rebounds and blocks i think that is one thing our team is missing for success. this team is loaded with scorers already(marbury, crawford, curry). just like ben wallace said "the knicks need a role player". hes right. having an extra 10-15 boards and a couple of blocks a game could be key to what this team needs to win.
    we dont need to pay martin 6 mil (dunno exact number) to not drop 20+ pts a night. we need him to be the superstar that he is, but yea we do need role players and channing's career should not be limited to role player because his potential faaaaarrrr exeeds that. also, since when is it wrong when u have more than 3 justified scorers on your team that can each contribute on a daily basis. yea they have holes in their defense but thats what experience and good coaching is there for. also, on channing frye's rebounding and blocking, frye is more of a perimeter oriented big man that can also drive to the hoop for easy lay ups. he can eventually learn to be rough inside the paint, but, coaching staff should not change the identity of frye's game

    ps: when did big ben comment on role players? is he considering signing with ny?

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    portega, i like how u would prefer lee in the starting 5 over channing. i do agree with u on that one.

    and can eddie griifin really shoot a 3 pointer? i see he's listed as a center, u would have him play the sf? im confused. whats the deal with him. im hoping next year al harrington will be our starting sf.

    as 4 q-rich, between him and malik rose they were the only ones defending larry brown til the death last season. q was another one pointing the finger @ his teammates lack of play, meanwhile he had the worst season of his career. he didnt even score 20 points in a single game last year. i dont think its a good idea to let him stick around.

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    i wish wallace would decide to sign with ny. i doubt that will happen tho. he said this a while back. heres the article...
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    Originally Posted by sxmarbury516
    portega, i like how u would prefer lee in the starting 5 over channing. i do agree with u on that one.

    and can eddie griifin really shoot a 3 pointer? i see he's listed as a center, u would have him play the sf? im confused. whats the deal with him. im hoping next year al harrington will be our starting sf.

    as 4 q-rich, between him and malik rose they were the only ones defending larry brown til the death last season. q was another one pointing the finger @ his teammates lack of play, meanwhile he had the worst season of his career. he didnt even score 20 points in a single game last year. i dont think its a good idea to let him stick around.

    Griffin came into the league as SF/PF, if you check his stats on nba.com, you'll see that he is a solid 3-point-shooter, he was only playing C in Minny last year, because their other options where Olowakandi, who was traded later for Blount (who isn't that much better neither).

    Q-Rich didn't score that much, but i guess scoring wasn't our main problem when you have guys like Marbury, Curry, Francis, J-Rose or Crawford. He played solid D on the opponents best swingman. With his shot probably coming back the following season I would give him another chance to prove he can do better.

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    Q needs to play in an open offense. Yeah he is a good rebounder and defender, but he is also known for his stroke, which disappeared last year. He is young and a good strong player. But sadly he may be the piece that needs to go if a trade is infact done.

    The more I been thinking about it, the Knicks should go after Radmonovic of the Clippers. This guy put on a show in the Playoffs vs Phoenix in two of the last games. In one the dude just went off from deep hitting threes all over the place and scored four straight from down town. Having a big like that to spread the floor would be awesome.

    The Knicks have a deep roster, but they need to move some pieces to free up some ample playing time. Frye, Lee, Robinson the three youngsters need minutes and at times last year really played as good as anyone on the roster. So I think guys like Malik Rose, Mo Taylor, Jerry Butler need to be sent out of town. Jerome James could be another, but if he lost the extra weight and the right coach handled him, he is a good backup to Curry, who in my opinion is one of the worst rebounding, passing, defensive centers in the HISTORY of the NBA! He can score, but that is about it.

    The Knicks have options but to dump certain players a key guy like Q is most likely going to get sent along too. the three rooks really got the garden pumped at times. David Lee just played awesome if you ask me, when you had LB crying for defense and playing hard, I didn't understand why he would play Lee so oddly.

    Radmonovic would be a great player to add.

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    516, I believe David Lee will be one hell of a role player in this league. He hustles big time and gets nice boards. He shoots decently and is a lock from the line. He should be given the nod at the PF spot if we don't get another one through a trade. He will easily average more than 10 boards a night if given the chance to play regularly.

    Channing has a nice shot and his free throws are money in the bank. But he's weak on the boards and has zero post-up ability. He would only fit in a team that has a shotblocker in the middle and a rebounder/post up guy at the three. That just isn't the case with this team. He doesn't fit alongside Curry or any of our current SF. If we can grab one of the top picks in this year's draft along with some role players, I say trade him now that his value is way up there.

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    If we could get Ben Wallace, I'd trade Jerome James and Channing Frye for him. Ben would be the perfect partner for Curry upfront, dont ya'll think?

    I'de even ship Frye, Francis and any of our expiring deals to Seattle for Wilcox, Lewis and their picks. That would be a huge upgrade to our frontcourt.

    Dang, I'm itching to see what Isiah has in mind this offseason. I doubt he'll stay put.

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    DaGreek, your avatar rules dude!!! Reminds me of Vancouver's finest, November nights in Amsterdam and summer days in Rasta-Island.

    Can't wait till 4:20.

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    Don't expect to see Frye go any where. He has value and will have even more value in the next few years. Isiah will keep the rookies.

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    Yeah, I dig that "Carebear" myself, he rocks..

    Haha, well I have suffered for long bouts of "jones'n" here in Kuwait. But when I fly home to NY, I stop in Amsterdam for a couple days. I can't handle the high end stuff like, Hawaiin Myst, but Juicy Fruit works for me.

    I never been to Vancouver, but I want to check it out one day. What is Rasta Land? Jamaica? Well I have heard horror stories of people going there and getting busted so I never went.. But I also heard it rocks there..

    Who knows..

    Ben Wallace is a Free Agent, so he is free to sign anywhere! He is from the south, or like the Carolina's, so I think he may look to get closer to home. He is a fan favorite in Detroit, so I doubt he will leave. The Pistons need to get some fresh legs or give that kid from Argentina more playing time, or wherever he is from...

    Knicks could use a guy to help spread the floor, and I want that guy to be Radmonovic

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