I think they should R. Morris looks like he can be a good player in the league, and then they could release Fred Jones or Dan Dickau, and sign our 2 draft picks.
J Jeffries can also be packaged in a deal with Fred Jones or Dan Dickau for another play maybe a SG, but who is really out there?????????
I hope something is worked out so that we can keep both those guys on the roster because I like how they ball.
I wish they would buy out James, and trade Fred Jones for a pick or something. Dan Dickau could be a good role player on this team.
Once again, Summer League is only an indication of the individual talents rookies have. This has no bearing of how they will perform against regular season starting lineups for 82 games.
Pre-season games are a better barometer because the will be playing against the best players in the league.
Look I try to be as optomistic as possible when it comes to this team, but often being realistic often conflicts with that optomisim. They're are two players on this roster that are untradeable ( not to be confused w/ untouchable) Jared Jefferies is not going anywhere, not just the fact that he had a bad season last year, but he has that trade kicker in his contract that was desighned to scare off the Wiz from resighning him. Look I live in Washington so I saw him often two seasons ago, and what we say last year is not all that he is capable of, but I seriously doubt he can be apart of any package not including David Lee.
Which brings me to our next untradable.... Jerome James....Where to start w/ this one. First off Isiah shouldv'e never ever ever ever should have sighned him for anything more that 1 million per, Kelvin Cato did more for us at the league minimum. Not to mention Diop was availale that same summer, and would've fit the whole getting younger philosophy, this is Pre Larry Brown so Isiah has to take the full blame for that. But not to let James off the hook at all, he comes into camp out of shape the summer after sighining his contract. Gets suspended the day after New Years for "Not Being Prepared to practice". Next year he comes into camp in shape but gets hurt in the first practice and is out most of the season, which I guess is just a matter of bad luck, but still is irritating. I can't say anything about him not attended the big man's camp because Eddy missed too, but I think he has a little something different to prove than Eddy does. And lastly the guy just flat out can't play basketball, he has the size and strength of a Pro center, but the Basket Ball IQ of a Pro Bowler ! Should we end this two year suffering this season? the answer is yes, buy him out, a playoff caliber team will sighn him as a third string center, someone like San Antonio, Houston, of even Portland ( great practice dummy for Oden). So best of luck to the Garden's King James (not Dolan but Jerome) and thanks for all the good times !
Question is Jerome James the worst Knick acqusition ever? Here are some canidates
Jerome James, Clerance Witherspoon, Howard Eisley, Luc Longley and one of my favorites Moochie Noris
I never really answered the initial question.
I don't think a buyout is necessary. He is a 7 footer and even though he'll be watching most of the time we can still use his fouls against some of the bigger centers in the league.
As far as buying him out... I would wait to see what he did over the summer, how he has worked out and tried to get into shape. See how he performs in training camp and if he plays real well in training camp, then have him as EC's backup for the first part of the season. If he continues to show improvement then trade his azz for a need. However, he comes into training camp his same over-weight self... BUYOUT
He just doesn't seem have the will to want to be better. I highly doubt he's conditioning and training right now. James had a good playoff series against a Sacramento team that didn't have anyone that matched his size. Other than that, he's not quick to a loose ball or even interested in guarding people in the post. I would say buy him out but we can use his size against some of the bigger centers in the league.
They need to make him earn his money.
I say if he comes into camp out of shape again we suspend his sorry fat ass. That way the fat f*ck can't play basketball anywhere else. Maybe someday he'll learn that it is a great privilege to be able to play in the NBA.
The ship has sailed, gotta get rid of this guy, hes a not a source of motivation for the team, let me sit on the bench and get paid. Hes freakin Carl Pavano!! He plays good for like 3-4 games then packs it in. Pathetic. We all blame Isiah for this, but seriously he should get most of the slack, isiah didnt sign him up to rot in the bench.
Somehow I see PF-Zack Randolph Meshing better with Jerome James at the Center, rather than Eddy Curry. Especially with SF-Q.Richardson peremeter shooting or SF-Balkman slashing to the hoop.
Those (highlighted) Four Frontcourt players would be easier for Mark Aquire to get meshing-chemisrty from on both sides of the court than singlely trying to improve all of Curry missing talents to become a tandem with Zack.
Dont be suprise when you see a better frontcourt Tandem in "C-Lee & PF-Zack" in the lineup, or "C-Curry & PF-Lee" rather than this Curry & Zack lineup thats being advertized this offseason...
they hav to buy him out he is a waste of a roster space when he plays he plays 5 minutes than sits and he is the worst player on the team