Look I know that Ron Artest doesn't make us into a contende, hell it probably doesn't make a playoff team automatically, but we need a two way player desperately. The Boston game showed us several reasons why. We put in a Defensive lineup to stop Boston, and they played well, but couldn't get anything going for us on offense. Jared Jefferies looked sharp on D, but missed at least two wide open Jumpers, and that driving layup in the lane that seemed to shift the momentum back to Boston.
To make Zach and Eddy work you need to stretch the D, and the Knicks can do that, but then they pay for it on defense.
I think we all agree that expiring contracts and picks are the way to go if you want destroy and rebuild. But, if we want to work with what we have then we need a couple of players like Ron Artest. The Knicks may need to give up this years lottery pick for Artest in order not to have to part with Lee, and really Ron will make more of an impact on this team than any player we draft. I'm only in favor of bringing in more youth if we go into rebuilding mode, and as of right now that isn't the case.
I know everyone thinks that Ron will opt out of his contract and join the Knicks for sure, but he really thinks that he is underpaid and the MLE is even less than what he is making now, so we will have to make a trade to get him.