yo metro how do u just put a video in a post instead of having to put the link all the time???
I'm not a fan of the trade at all. Walsh should have tried to package Balkman with Curry, before he traded him. The Nuggets got robbed in the Camby trade, so Walsh should have tried to rob the Nuggets with this trade, too. It should've been Balkman and Curry for Terean Green and Bobby Jones. Balkman doesn't even make much money. We basically traded Balkman for nothing. 2 million dollars in capspace doesn't do s#!t. Especially when you trade one of your few valuable players.
To everyone's surprise, Terean Green is a point guard, and Bobby Jones is a small forward. I'm shocked(sarcasm).
damn wtf, balkman for absolutely nothing?!??!?!?!what kinda bullshyt is dat, didnt Sacramento like em?!??!?!
Well this does put us back at 15 players on the roster, meaning the iminent waive of current players (read Steph) seems unlikely. Now ofcourse even if we only had three players on the roster I would still move Jerome James! But this to me deads the notion of a certain waive coming before camp
Let us never forget the fight this man brought to the team and the fire the burned inside him....Let us stop for a moment in silence...........
Alright now, for the million dollar question, what is going to happen to his whip?
I don't love or hate this move, honestly I think it will not make a difference in terms of wins and losses next season. Did Denver get the better of this deal...ofcourse it was intended to be a one sided deal as far as talent. And you have to imagine that after watching Balkman in the gym, in Summer League practices, and on film, Mike Dantoni did not think he would fit in his system.
Now had this deal been for D Lee I would've flipped! But I say all in all it was as fair as NBA trades can be, both teams got what they wanted out of it.
If Walsh & D'Antoni would have selected the right draft pick,
and stop trying to trade the players that are tradeable on this team
and get down to bussiness in trading players like
Zach, Q.Rich, Marbury, Jefferies, Crawford, Malik, and Jerome James,
then a player with Balkman depth off the bench would help win alot of games defending SG, SF, and 6.9 PF.
The two best SF the Knicks had for next season was "Balkman & Chandler".
Q.Richardson is done,
Jefferies is not better than Balkman or Chandler at anything,
and Gallinari is a Kid....... that is liable for injury his first 2 years in the NBA.
My opinion, they cut Balkman for pulling out of the Knicks summer league Games.
That's just my opinion.
If I was Balkman agent I would have told him to deny the summer league games the moment they selected Gallinari in the draft.
Larry Brown did not know what to do with Barnes and Ariza.
And now D'Antoni dont know what to do with Balkman.
These are the type of players that does the things consistently to make their team winners.
now that i thought about it, im back to reality....balkman didnt win much games for us, yeah, his hustle was undeniable....but he cant score...we complain about too many sf....now one is gone....its bittersweet, but it was nescessary....honestly, i cant see him playin for dantoni....chandler, q.rich and gallo will rotate the 3 spot.....but in memory of balkman as a knick....all the dope smokers, light a spliff, the times were good.....
I think again this move wont prove to be devestating to us
I still have to say though that Balkman will always be a player I check for in the years to come! I imagine when he returns to MSG for now on he will get applauded like the hard working players of the past!
BEST OF LUCK IN THE MILE HIGH BALK!