I acknowledge his injuries, but he still hasn't played top 10 in some time. AS far as him being 100% didn't I here that before last season? fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I need to see 100% youthful marbury. He's 31, no longer a young man, little slower, little less ups, has had chronic ankle problems he hasn't overcome. His confidence at all time low. His game is all messed up from coaches. Like I said not his fault, but he still hasn't performed top 10. By your thinking damon stoudamire and cassel are still top PG, john stockton should have never retired. there comes a point when your athletic abitliy declines and younger player out perform you, but you live on your name. top 10 PG are leaders of there team, they take control, they are responsible for making their team win. Marbury, not only isn't responsible for knicks wins past 2 season, they have only won a handfull of games.
in the last couple of seasons Jason kidd, goes to NJ, a team full of practiacally no bodies and he leads them to the playoffs every year to the finals twice. He's a top 10 hands down. He made every guy better, what did marbury do in that same time? lead knicks to an embarassing playoff apperance once?
Steve nash, leads that team. Avg guys play like studs behind Nash. He's top 10 above marbury.
It's not hate it's realism. he's just not performing for various reason(not all his fault). Point being John stockton had just as productive a year this past year, and he is retired. Marbury has the talent to prove me wrong, but I need to see it to belive it. He needs to Be a top 10, I'm not just going to put him there because of how he has performed before these past 2-3 seasons(in which he has been avg pg at best on a losing team). The truth is, he may not get a chance to lead this team either. If D'antoni is as dumb as Isiah and puts the ball in Crawfords hands.