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    "Allan Houston should be in a Knicks' uniform this week, as Jared Jeffries has already switched to No. 1 so Houston can wear No. 20 when he shows up."

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    A lil excerpt from this article. That's the only thing they say about it but it looks as if H20 is ready to get his spot back. I hope to see the vintage H20 in him, lord willing...

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    i dont know about ya'll but if houston makes the roster, most likely fred jones is gone and fred jones got solid defense and it this point i care about that more than houston

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    Originally Posted by datruth
    i dont know about ya'll but if houston makes the roster, most likely fred jones is gone and fred jones got solid defense and it this point i care about that more than houston
    I think a trade is more likely, Fred Jones is an Isiah favorite. But this almost certainley mean that James is gone, and for sure D Nichols won't be on the roster. I said it before when Nichols refused to go to Europe this summer that he better had been ready come the start of the season because he just made himself a marked man. But even if D Nichols and Jerome are the two to go who is the 3rd? I doubt Dolan allows Isiah to cut Houston, I would hate to see Malik get cut, Jefferies would cost too much money, Nate has too much of an upside. So a trade appears to be certain even if it is just a player for a pick type trade.

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    Why is ever one over hyped over Allen Houston? Dosen't anybody remember all the money he stole from the Knicks? How about the fact that his legs are shot and that he dosen't play defence? Yeah I remember that he hit a few shots in the late 90's, but I also remember N.Y. with little to no passion or fire untill Latrell showed up. This will be just another mistake forced upon us by the jackass/owner of a NBA franchise J.Dolan. We would be giving up young talent for an old dog that just can't hunt no more. By the way what is it with Isiah and players with the initials J.J. ?(J.James,J.Jeffries and now J.Jordan) It really hasen't been working out yet but he's sticking to it

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    Originally Posted by OriginalKnickGrandson
    Why is ever one over hyped over Allen Houston? Dosen't anybody remember all the money he stole from the Knicks?
    Why are you bringing that up again. You know what is going to follow... It's been the same ever since he got that contract. Somebody is going to ask you whether you wouldn't have taken the money, you are going to reply something and we are going to have a another thread on the same old AH20 topic. You won't decide whether he is going to be on the team, nor will I.

    I would prefer him over Ron Arrest, but then again, I would prefer a half-empty Coke over Artest. But that is another lame discussion this forum has seen a couple of times over the last months.
    Last edited by pat; Oct 09, 2007 at 10:46.

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    Originally Posted by pat
    Why are you bringing that up again. You know what is going to follow... It's been the same ever since he got that contract. Somebody is going to ask you whether you wouldn't have taken the money, you are going to reply something and we are going to have a another tread on the same old AH20 topic. You won't decide whether he is going to be on the team, nor will I.

    I would prefer him over Ron Arrest, but then again, I would prefer a half-empty Coke over Artest. But that is another lame discussion this forum has seen a couple of times over the last months.

    man, i could not have said it better....

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    Originally Posted by OriginalKnickGrandson
    Why is ever one over hyped over Allen Houston? Dosen't anybody remember all the money he stole from the Knicks? How about the fact that his legs are shot and that he dosen't play defence? Yeah I remember that he hit a few shots in the late 90's, but I also remember N.Y. with little to no passion or fire untill Latrell showed up. This will be just another mistake forced upon us by the jackass/owner of a NBA franchise J.Dolan. We would be giving up young talent for an old dog that just can't hunt no more. By the way what is it with Isiah and players with the initials J.J. ?(J.James,J.Jeffries and now J.Jordan) It really hasen't been working out yet but he's sticking to it
    Thats why he wants to come back and play for the knicks because he has some unfinished business that he left. He knows he didnt earn that 100 million dollars because he was hurt all the time. Now after 2 years he feels he has something to give back to the knicks.

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    Originally Posted by IcEWaTEr123
    Thats why he wants to come back and play for the knicks because he has some unfinished business that he left. He knows he didnt earn that 100 million dollars because he was hurt all the time. Now after 2 years he feels he has something to give back to the knicks.
    He was only hurt the last couple of years, everyone forgets how he played with ankle sprains in games and didn't really miss much time playing over the years, until he had his career ending injury. He was an iron man before that injury. He played through injury, with grit and toughness. But he never gets credit for that. If you exclude his last two years, he only missed more than 6 games once in 10 years prior to his career ending injury. he had 4 seasons with all 82, one each with 81, 79,78, 77, 76 (Not in that order).
    he played 50 games in 98-99, and 50 again in 03-04, and 20 in 04-05. So was he really hurt all the time? or was it just the last 2 years. As you said the guy has unfinished business, and you have to admire him for giving us the edge over NJ and elsewhere. The guy is a class act and very loyal. If he still can shoot he can help us off the bench. Fred jones or houston? hmmm. Fred jones can barely tie allans shoelaces. if the 6'2" Sg can even reach them.

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