Reality check: Lakers would want allot more than Francis and Frye for Kobe. The same goes for Oneal. Yes Wallace is aging but he only has two more years on his contract. This doesn't keep us over the cap like it would if we went after a Kobe or Carter. And the beauty of it is that it is a realistic deal that the Knicks can make happen.
Rasheed is getting old, chucks up too many 3's, doesn't rebound enough. Good defender, but I don't want to give up much for him.
I think the main thing is Frye is only 24 years old, this is only his second year, and he was being compared with many great PF during his rookie year before getting injured . His potential is worth keeping him over a 32 year old Sheed. Lets not jump the gun and send him away for any and everybody because of his performance this past season.
That is a tough lookin lineup. Q-rich would be a very stong and oversized shooting guard. Although Sheeds aging, he would be perfect alongside curry for the next 2 years. Then they can let him go and have david Lee fill that spot in the starting lineup. When Artests contract is up, his replacement would be Balkmen. Give the young guys some time to develop. David Stern would probably do everything he could to keep Artest out of NY, maybe even Rasheed. The Knicks already got NAte Rob, he dont wanna see them get any more trouble makers.
I wouldn't go for the trade. In the end, having him won't bring us a championship. We should be patient and only make moves that will better us in the future. 2009 is gonna be our year!
Two years is a big deal. Time is more important than money, Isiah/Dolan has wasted a lot of time time and money investing in this franchise with their poor decisions.
To look at it on the positive side, teams can turn it around in 2 years, even one with one or two key trades. Look at the Warriors this season, how Isiah saved the Magic, Bulls, Suns and others with his looney moves.
true indeed... IT made those guys playoff teams... but none of them have won ****... chi HAS to be tight that they gave up on the chandler/curry combo before they hit their prime... IT on his worse day would not replace curry/chandler with ben wallace/pj brown... i think the shortest path to a championship for is being patient with what we have... teams can turn things around in 2 years... but none go from pretender to champ in less than that time...