Mr. David Lee
The Knicks 2006-7 MVP of that season, was never given the RESPECT inwhich he earned game after game by Head Coach Isiah Thomas.
I am a Blackman and I seen color-prejudice on Isiah Thomas part in the use of David Lee for two seasons as his Coach and his G.M. (It hurts me to say this but it is true in the back of alot of our minds.).
David Lee is the best PF the Knicks have on their roster and this was seen and known before the 2006-7 regular season started. So David Lee should've automatically been put in the Knicks starting lineup to bring more value to his early NBA career at PF, or even at the SF position. WHY?
David Lee talents on court makes Curry and Frye talents outstanding!
1) PF-David Lee and C-Curry gives all Knicks oposition a hard way to defend them from rebounding, and scoring in the paint.
2) SF-David Lee and PF-Frye gives all Knicks oposition problems in the running game on both sides of the court.
The Knicks best Staring lineup in the 2006-7 season that outplayed their oposition in the first quarter and the third quarter were:
The above were the SIX-Players to build a "JELLIN" chemistry with and build the Knick team around.
This was the Knicks starting Lineup right after the Denver-Brawl, they WON 4 Games out of 5 games after the Denver-Brawl this past season.
Adding Jefferies into the Starting lineup for 30 MPG, and Francis off the bench for a three-guard offense consistently game after game to stop the main 6 player rotation that just WON 4 games out of 5 games put the Knicks back on track to raising more LOSES in the season WIN/LOST column.
Now the BIG Trade Player of the offseason Kobe Bryant wants to come to the New York Knicks, this will cost the Knicks two scoring players (Francis & Crawford whom will do everything to please Coach Jax), plus Coach Phil Jackson favorite player of this trade will be Mr. David Lee.
If there is No David Lee in this trade, than there will be No Kobe trade to the Knicks...