This is from frank isola's blog. now don't get me wrong, i'm not a marbury hater, i'm just posting this up so people can see it cause i haven't seen anyone else post it.
Jettisoning Marbury is positive step
Here’s a newsflash: Stephon Marbury is a better player than Chris Duhon. Then again, Marbury has been the team’s best point guard since the day he arrived in the ill-fated trade with the Phoenix Suns five years ago. And what has that gotten the Knicks other than a lot of losses and plenty of controversies?
Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni fully understand that Duhon can’t compare to Marbury when it comes to pure talent. But Walsh and D’Antoni also realize that you can’t change the culture at Madison Square Garden without removing the player who has come to symbolizes everything we despise about the Knicks this decade.
Marbury has been the Knicks franchise player for five years and he has done more to harm the franchise in that time than just about any player in club history. It is time to move on. Walsh and D’Antoni know it and deep down I believe that Marbury knows that he needs a change of venue. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up on Miami or becomes a back-up with San Antonio or Boston.
The uninformed will buy into Marbury’s claim that “this will be my year.” Here’s another newsflash: He’s been saying that for the past five years. Maybe things will be better for Marbury in the 2008-09 season but it just won’t happen in New York.
Walsh and D’Antoni need to rebuild the roster and improve the chemistry in the locker room. Removing Marbury accomplishes both goals. We know, we know. Duhon is no Marbury. And that’s what we like about him already.