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    Default Donnie: Marbury is a key player

    April 4, 2008 -- NEW ORLEANS - Stephon Marbury Stephon Marbury sounded like he was doing cartwheels yesterday as he praised owner James Dolan for hiring Donnie Walsh as president and removing Isiah Thomas from power. Marbury now likely will outlast his feuding partner.

    The rehabbing Marbury, who is not traveling with the club, told The Post by phone that Walsh brings three things Thomas did not bring - a New York sensibility, a vast amount of managerial experience and the truth.

    Marbury also knows Walsh's presence means he has a legitimate chance of remaining with the club next season in the final year of his contract, with Thomas on the verge of getting the boot from the bench after the season.

    "I really want to sit down with [Marbury] at some point," Walsh said. "I know he was injured. I know about what happened earlier in the season. I do want to sit down and know what the issues are because he's a good player. I don't know where Marbury is and he's a key player."

    The feud between Thomas and Marbury that came to a head in Phoenix in November set an awful tone. Thomas tried to remove Marbury from the starting lineup after five games with the team at 2-3. Ironically, Thomas has repeatedly blamed the season's failures on Marbury playing in just 24 games, even though he tried to remove him.

    "I obviously wasn't in Isiah's plans," Marbury said. "He talked about the guards going to be here next year. Maybe I'll be in Donnie's plans. If not, it will bother me not to play basketball here. I feel I got something to prove. I feel like I'm motivated in a different aspect after what I went through this year. I don't want to play anywhere else. I feel I have five years left at a high level. I'm 31, not 40."
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    That means Walsh won't trade him. He made it clear that he wants to rebuild and want to protect the cap space. Marbury is a 20 million expiring contract so he is a key piece.

    I always said that Marbury can be elite on a team where he's allowed to play his game and not have to be a spotup shooter in a offense that forces the ball to Chubby and Fat Zach.

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    Metro, thats bad you posted this 6 minutes before I posted it.

    You have to give Walsh his props in knowing that Marbury is the "Key-Player" next season on this team.
    Keeping and giving Marbury starter status next season means that Marbury must participate in the Knicks Summer League Team alongside of whomever the Knicks draft with Chandler. WHY? Marbury missed all of the second half of this season healthy.

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    kiyaman take another cheap shot at marbury......


    Anyone who saw the Marbury interview after the ban was liften knows that hes ready to play and hes ready to win. His past is his past but you can see the passion in his eyes, after everything hes been through with isiah (no homo) he can easily cry and demand a trade like many b*tches have done (see paul pierce), but hes sayin that he still wants to be a member of the Knicks and he wants to win. With a large expiring contract, it only makes sense to let him be the starting point guard.

    Metros rite, Marbury needs to be allowed to play his game. I hate hearing the "not a true point guard" crap, thats a bunch of bull. Marburys like Chris Paul but not as good. He scores, defends, and sets up his teammates. Look at all the years Marbury averaged 20 and 8. Maybe he slowed down some, probally not much but mentally hes in a better place then he ever was. We will see Starbury next year. Haters already know what they can do.

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    Originally Posted by MSGKnickz33
    kiyaman take another cheap shot at marbury......


    Anyone who saw the Marbury interview after the ban was liften knows that hes ready to play and hes ready to win. His past is his past but you can see the passion in his eyes, after everything hes been through with isiah (no homo) he can easily cry and demand a trade like many b*tches have done (see paul pierce), but hes sayin that he still wants to be a member of the Knicks and he wants to win. With a large expiring contract, it only makes sense to let him be the starting point guard.

    Metros rite, Marbury needs to be allowed to play his game. I hate hearing the "not a true point guard" crap, thats a bunch of bull. Marburys like Chris Paul but not as good. He scores, defends, and sets up his teammates. Look at all the years Marbury averaged 20 and 8. Maybe he slowed down some, probally not much but mentally hes in a better place then he ever was. We will see Starbury next year. Haters already know what they can do.
    msg, quit with all that one sided LUV for Marbury, I think thats the only side of you that members dislike about you. Everything else about you is cool.
    Plus check out what I said in the Post I put up on this subject.
    Your boy Marbury main problem is his Offseason vacation away from all his teammates untill training camp begins. That is why so many PG by passed Marbury in "team-skillz" and "co-existing chemistry with teammates".
    Marbury can not demand a trade after he did it the first time and bought a Franchise down instead of up (N.J. Nets). NBA teams brass would have a big laugh about Marbury demanding a trade after his 4 seasons with the Knicks.

    In one post I made on JO trade to the Knicks in another Knick Forum I did say that Marbury & JO would compliment each other with a SF like the Tazman and Chandler for a Winning season.

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    Marbury is a key player. The key is to buy his expiring contract out and send him packing. Walsh stated he plans to sit down and talk to the players and office staff. What do you think the players will say about Marbury, Greatest point guard in the league or uncoachable non-team player? The dick riding is typical considering who started the thread. Marbury groupies are like gay ****roaches.

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    Donnie Walsh's said that his biggest goal is to get salary cap relief in 2010 and that within that time, he wants to put a competitive team on the floor without adding salary.
    Depending on who we draft in the lottery - say for sake of argument - say we get lucky and draft Rose - then marbury's contract will be bought out.
    Say if we don't draft a PG - then Donnie will sign Marbury to the veteran's minimum. Marbury wants to stay in NY. He will accept it even though he may get more elsewhere. This will atleast give the knicks a decent PG for cheap, maintaining their competitiveness. If marbury is allowed to play his game - he will be the baller we all know him to be. He is only 31 - and he definitely has the tools and skills to still play at a high level in the NBA. If he has to play the way the new coach wants him to play - then he will still be decent and much better than any other player on the knicks right now at point.

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    I think keeping Marbury for next year is great. The Knicks keep an expiring contract, and they keep a player that can score and pass. Marbury is the best player on the team, and he's the best point guard on the team. I can see Marbury averaging at least 16 points and 6 assists, next year. And if the new coach lets Marbury go all out, he might even aveage 18 points and 8 assists.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    msg, quit with all that one sided LUV for Marbury, I think thats the only side of you that members dislike about you. Everything else about you is cool.
    Plus check out what I said in the Post I put up on this subject.
    Your boy Marbury main problem is his Offseason vacation away from all his teammates untill training camp begins. That is why so many PG by passed Marbury in "team-skillz" and "co-existing chemistry with teammates".
    Marbury can not demand a trade after he did it the first time and bought a Franchise down instead of up (N.J. Nets). NBA teams brass would have a big laugh about Marbury demanding a trade after his 4 seasons with the Knicks.

    In one post I made on JO trade to the Knicks in another Knick Forum I did say that Marbury & JO would compliment each other with a SF like the Tazman and Chandler for a Winning season.
    There is no one sided love for Marbury coming from me. I have admitted before that hes not a lockerroom leader. Thats my main beef with him. Its posters like you who dont pay attention and believe what you wanna believe. Most of my arguements have to do with how Marbury doesnt get the credit he deserves for how well he played last year. I dont know why your always bringing up New Jersey, even their your looking at things to simply. K-mart was a rookie when Marbury played there and they got RJ the following year.

    NBA teams brass probally would expect marbury to demand a trade, seeing how its a known fact that he was made the scapegoat. I wouldnt blame marbury myself for demanding a trade. It is clear that Isiahs favorite is crawford, even players around the league have talked about it.

    It really doesnt matter that you gave Marbury credit in another forum, most the time you have negative things to say about him. Im expectin you to reply by saying thats not true and then saying more negative things about him like last time.

    I dont have a problem with you kiyaman, I think your one of the better posters on here and I even mentioned your name to a couple of little kids on here as you being one of only 5 or 6 posters that have a right to call me out. I dont respect the little boys who come on here once in a while and say bad things about me, at least you come on daily and write a few paragraphs.

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