Wow, I keep bringin up Kurt Thomas. I still consider him a better play then Curry and Zach. He recently had an 18 rebound game.
Marbury had no problem gettin his 20 and 8 with that team. If he was still with capable players, I have to believe the result would be the same or close.
Shandon Anderson was not a good scorer but he was an excellent defender, way better then Crawford. Crawford dont even play defense.
Mohammed and Mutombo are still better players then Curry, or at least Mutombo as of last year. I dont know what hes done so far this year, I know hes not gettin that many minutes.
Would the Knicks be better off if Scott Layden was still the gm today? For the first time, I think they would be. I considered that team to be overpaid, overaged, and undersized but at least they played defense and at least they played with heart. I dont know what they wouldve done in the 2004-05 season but I remember Tim Thomas playin well the 2nd half of that season.
Isiah likes players who can score but he doesnt look at the bigger picture: that most of these guys can play defense, they are turnover prone, and they lack the mental toughness to consistenly do the one thing their supposed to be good at and thats score.
At Least some of us fans got to see them and the 90's and some of us saw them years before that, but I feel bad for the young teams to have to watch a team this bad.
Layden got good character players for the most part who were good defenders. He wasnt good with young talent if you look at his choices he made in drafts and he gave players too much money. Overall Isiah and Layden suck as GMS, but whos worse? I cant forget that Layden couldve had Amare, Artest, and I know I'm forgettin some players, I'd have to check the draft history.
In conlusion, The KNicks suck Ass.