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    Nyk Logo The Evaluation of Donnie Walsh starts on Draft Night

    All the rumors of NBA trades and mock draft selections will be revealed on draft night.

    Some NBA teams will build for success, some may stay the same, and some may make decision to become next season Lottery Team, all from this 2008 draft. The 2007 Draft we had the 2008 Championship Boston Celtics traded their pick for one of the Boston Three Parties that won the war.

    What Manager in the NBA on this 2008 Draft Night has a sure fire plan mapped-out for an outstanding season of success?

    It should be well known that I am not a great fan of the Indiana Pacers President Donnie Walsh who is now the New York Knicks President of operation. He had three months to pick a Vice President or General Manager to help him with the "desperate Knick roster" who could use alot of help in their coaching staff and player personel. Previous repeated 23 win seasons is the factor here.

    Donnie Walsh wants three (3) years with a 2010 plan to go after a Super Star like Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, or Bosh. Which happens to be a 20% chance of ever happening. Did the Boston Celtics having Super Star SF-Pierce and star SG-Ray Allen have anything to do with Super Star PF-KG approving the trade (clause in contract) to go to the Boston Celtics?

    Donnie Walsh hired a celebrity winning Head Coach D'Antoni, to persuade star players and their agents to want to be apart of this Knick Organization. However, that is all good, but...... for that to work successfully Donnie Walsh will have to show how strong his leverage of power and knowledge as the Knicks President of Operations are by comming out a successful winner in this 2008 Draft. He have to do alot more than just selecting a 6th pick from the draft.

    Do the hard New York Knick Fans want to see some positive results at the start of next season from Donnie Walsh? please feel free to answer

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    Pretty sure the only thing that will please Kiya is if the Knicks resign Demetrius Nichols, that way he can live in the illusion that a good summer league record carries over to the regular season. Just imagine this starting lineup.

    Nate
    Nichols
    Chandler
    Balkman
    Morris

    And a few white guys who are working at shop rite right now off the bench. With that great team chemsitry and length i'd imagine we'd atleast win 70 games. We'd probably only lose a few games due to bad refs or stuff like that.

    So this post is saying that Donnie Walsh will be judged on his draft selection? Ya Think? In New York City the team president we just hired after 7 seasons of futility will be graded on his draft tonight? Man you are a smart one.

    You gotta back off Walsh until he atleast starts making moves. He's made 2 moves since becoming the president. First he fired Isiah Thomas, and secondly he hired D'Antoni. Say what you want about D'Antoni but he has a solid track record and he seems to have a lot of players in the league that would love to play in his system.

    Everybody says we shoulda hired Marc Jackson or Patrick Ewing. But do you really think adding a rookie coach to this dysfunctional family would work? Your going to throw a guy with no experience into a locker room with Zach Randolph, Richardson, and Marbury. Thats not going to work. I'll give you that Ewing should have atleast been offered a assistant coaching position but the fact of the matter is the head coach picks his staff, and he picks who he is comfortable working with. Also Marc Jackson has never expressed interested in being an assistant. You think he would give up the sweet gig he has on TV making big bucks and working a relaxed schedule to be an assistant?

    I really think you can't judge Walsh until atleast the begining of training camp. Look at the team he was given. We have awful contracts, awful attitudes, awful physically conditioned guys, and just an overall bad team. From all reports hes involved in many trade discussions and trying to make things work. Lets sit back and see what happens.

    We cant really expect much of an improvement unless something dramatic happens. Even if we somehow land Mayo he's not going to be an all star his first season. The only way we make an impact next season is because of the fact we make smart decisions and suprised a lot of teams with our new system. And only because the East is a joke may we slip into the playoffs.

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    You make some good points, but first assignments, and first impressions weigh alot in the world we live in.
    Isiah Thomas was demoted not FIRED.

    Draft Night is the first night of trading players. The Knicks has been 23 and 33 win season teams for four (4) straight seasons.
    I beleive that is enough reason to make alot of major trades to this Knick team.

    I watched over the years of some very terrible teams in sports get clean-up and become successful in one to two seasons using many methods.

    Other than Walsh 2010 Plan, what "PLAN" did Walsh come up with since his 3 months of being hired for draft night, the FA market, and trades during the offseason?
    Do Walsh have a Plan? Isiah did not have a Plan. and Layden did not have a Plan.

    To many people kept telling Isiah Thomas that he inhereted a mess from Layden and it takes time to fix all the problems Layden left him. BULL****!
    All of Layden Teams were better than the mess Isiah produced in New York.
    Isiah Thomas still holds on to the excuse that he inhereted a terrible team from Layden which was 5 seasons ago.

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    You've been pretty hard on Walsh so far but I choose to hold on the bashing until he makes a legit mistake, which may be tonight. Walsh has to make a GREAT DEAL to impress me. I'm tired of settling for medicority all the time, thats a concept and mentality Isiah forced to us and we lived with it. We can't live with that **** anymore. Look at what happend to Boston in a span of one year. I'm not asking for 3 hall of famers on the roster, but I'm asking for BIG CHANGE.

    Meaning
    Curry
    Crawford
    Randolph


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    GONE

    FINITO!

    If they're not traded before the 08-09 season, Walsh is a failure as a GM and as a human being.

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    In a dream world I'll wake up 2mrw and read that every single player on the Knicks roster has been bought or traded away. They all are contaminated. Any basketball player that has been exposed to Isaiah and Knicks' lockeroom has to be quarantined and then destroyed.





    That won't happen, so I atleast want 1 or 2 stiffs gone by midnight. I'll settle for that.

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    Originally Posted by Starks
    In a dream world I'll wake up 2mrw and read that every single player on the Knicks roster has been bought or traded away. They all are contaminated. Any basketball player that has been exposed to Isaiah and Knicks' lockeroom has to be quarantined and then destroyed.





    That won't happen, so I atleast want 1 or 2 stiffs gone by midnight. I'll settle for that.
    co-sign.

    Walsh has to make Knick fans smile the next morning after Draft night; its the only way he'll ever make an impression. No other fans in the NBA have made the draft a bigger deal than Knick fans.

    I just wish Miami and Riley stop ****ing around and make their promise pick already

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    Yea i think ZBo has to go first. He's got the biggest contract of the three. He's selfish, plays no defense, and out of the three fits worst in the new system

    I'm not a Crawford fan but i think playing in D'Antoni's system will inflate his stats to the point where his trade value would increase higher then it is now. If the Knicks play this new system close to what Phoenix did Crawford just by default should average 20 + ppg and by doing that around trade deadline time you might be able to pawn him off for a big expiring contract or some draft picks.

    I'm probably stupid but for some reason i feel like Curry could atleast be the player he was two season ago. While that may not be the big time all around center we desire he atleast give us a decent offensive presence in the paint. Also say what you will about Curry he doesn't complain. You could cut his minutes drastically and he'll keep his mouth shut, you can't do that with ZBo.

    I'd love to trade all but finding three stupid GMS will be tough.

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