Being optimistic about your Favorite or HomeTeam each season is good. But betting your money on a consistent losing team is DUM.
Those who want David Lee traded from this Knick Team seem very confident in the new coach D'Antoni making winning players of a frontline rotation of players C-Jerome James, C-Curry, PF-Zach, and so-call PF-Jefferies & PF-Gallinari, which is a "JOKE" to me know matter how long I look at it. But I'm not going to knock the next member optimiscism.
The Knicks picking players like OJ Mayo, Westbrook, Bayless, and Gordon in the draft would've meant that they were getting better decision making combo-guards then Jamal Crawford whom rookie Ben Gordon put to shame replacing him in the Bulls rotation. Getting rid of Crawful meaningless talent would've been a start at rebuilding.
The big rumor of trading the Knicks best rebounder, hustler, and chemistry player David Lee makes no sense at all, especially when the Knicks drafted a SF with their 6th pick.
The Knicks big trading rumors this offseason after they drafted a SF are supposed to be on trading SF-Q.Richardson, SF-Jared Jefferies, SF-Malik Rose, SF-Balkman, or SF-Chandler.
Does'nt that make more sense?
The Knicks second best rebounder Zach Randolph have to average 35 mpg to average 10 rebounds per game. And Zach overall talent is worth $14 million a year, when you compare that to David Lee overall talent (at making his teammates talents better) how much money should David Lee ask for if he have to be on a roster with Zach, Curry, James, and Jefferies?
Being a long time Knick-Fan from the 1970's that does make friendly bets on the Knick game, rather than just be a fan (put your money where your mouth is), one become very skeptical about the Knicks after the tours of Layden, Isiah, and Walsh draft night. It is enough reason to be undecisive about betting one cent (Penny) on the Knicks winning a game.
The Knicks could still be your optimistic team but when it comes to making a friendly bet on a NBA team with family, friends or in your neighborhood Bar the Knicks are not the one to bet on (Most Knick Fans would make a bet on the Lakers vs Celtics game rather than bet on the Knicks vs Nets game on a Sunday afternoon).
Just some friendly advice...