...Isiah is still affiliated with this franchise
After raping this franchise for 4.5 years, Isiah gets blessed with a position in this franchise.
What the ****, what has Isiah done to deserve to be here besides take it up the ass by J. Dolan?
Isiahsexuals still have something to brag about. This isn't good enough, especially after such a long wait.
That could possibly be the case with Isiah, but still its not official if Walsh really did have plans to stick him into a random role for the team, I mean his scouting can't hurt us.
Welcome back Metro. I had a feeling your return would be today. I gotta co-sign your thread, i dont care if this jackass is cleaning toilets i dont want him back here.I would like to ask Walsh to give me one reason why Isiah deserves to be affilitated with this team in any way. If madison square garden wants to start an yearly circus i dont mind isiah being part of it but besides that i cant think of any other purpose for Isiah to still have a job at MSG. I have said i wanna see him dead in the past but i dont mean that. However, i wouldnt mind seeing him hurt badly. Someone please Kimbo Slice him.
i dont think donnie wanted to keep isiah around, i think its more james dolan
I think this will get better for Knick fans over time, I know we all wanted him gone completley, but my theory is that as long as he is in a invisable position, I can deal with it. The less we see of him the better it will be for Knick fans, once a new GM and coach are hired, then it will seem more like he is gone.I mean regardless he will be on the pay roll for three more years, so it would be like him still being here in that regard. But he has been stripped of his power and that is a start for me. Although I cant help but be a little annoyed at how this would not happen with any other coach getting fired!
I don't see an issue with Isaiah being a part of the scouting team in some capacity as he works out the rest of his enormous contract. I mean, one thing Isaiah has proven he is good at is talent evaluation (draft wise). No one knows who the scout people are unless they work their way up. Not gonna happen with Zeke, but at least he will be working for his money somehow and not banking it on his behind.
Donnie will help stabilize the roster, new coach new vision, and some of these players will be here when it turns around. Then we'll be saying at least Zeke left us with that.
I agree Isiah has no business being any part of this team. Isiah and Dolan are weird, its like getting divorced from your wife and still living with her. No wonder the Knicks are the laughing stock of the league with decisions like this.
Isiah is completely overrated as a draft man. He did a good job in Toronto, but as a Knick, all he's draft were bench players and scrubs. Thomas has no eye for anything. He has drafted nothing but roleplayers. He's an average at best at drafting
1 mediocre pick (Lee), 3 awful picks (Frye, Balkman, Collins), 1 questionable pick (Nate).
Not to mention he was the one who wanted Fred Jones over Tayshun Prince! Marcus Camby over Kobe, Ray Allen, and Steph. I think he has done ok with the Knicks, D Lee for where he got him was good, Ariza at 43 wasnt too bad either, but all in all not the draft profit everyone makes him out to.
Metro I just realized you said Balkman was an awful pick! I thought you liked him? Not to say I don't see where your coming from. Although there really wasnt much left behind Balkman in that draft. Marcus Williams, and no one else unless I'm forgetting someone
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Balkman would of been available at the later first round pick.
We needed a PG, Rondo, Williams, Farmar, Lowry, Rodriguez, and Gibson were all available.
Nate isn't better than any of those PG's and was picked too early. Everyone was like WTF when Nate was pick.
Jack, Garcia, Head, Klieza, Maxiell all would kick Nate's ass. Still a questionable pick.
Most of these guys are now rotation players, where Balkman is pretty much a useless player if he doesn't play with passion, especially with the injuries he has had lately. Isiah took away Balkman's confidence, now its up to Balkman to pick up his pride and improve his work ethic to progress in the NBA. Nate's potential is limited due to his size and his lack of PG skills.
The Lee pick was IGHT, Monta Ellis, Andray Blatche, Gomes, Wiliams were all available too.
Isiah isn't a draft God, he isn't great at drafting and his resume as a Knick shows it.
Isiah does NOTHING GOOD, he's the worst executive in Knicks history; anyone gives one ounce of credit to him is an Isiahsexual. I'm not even doing a good enough job of bashing him.
Balkman, jury is still out on him. It is only his second year. Tough to call anyone in their second year awful. Does his game leave lots to be desired? Yes. But that is usually the case for most second year players. Things we know about him:
He plays defense, is a pure athlete and rebounds. He has value, just needs the time. I doubt highly he was picked for offensive potential anyways because when Zeke picked him, he said he reminded him of Dennis Rodman. Rodman was just a very good all around basketball player. Balkman still has time to get there.
Lee would easily be a double, double a night as a starter. Will he ever be a stout defender? Probably not, but no one will out hustle him night in and out. I think Lee from where he was picked, and how he has managed to play well and expand his game each year on a team without focus, turned out to be a flat out steal. To say he was a mediocre pick based on where he was picked (and note a pf was picked at #7 who he surpassed and will be better than) is a slight to him.