Personally I agree with Kiyaman that the Knicks supposed 2010 plan is crap. Don't get me wrong I do have faith in the new staff of D' Antoni and Walsh but even that doesn't change the fact that if the Knicks stick with the same plan they will get nothing.
Problems with the 2010 plan:
1. The biggest problem with the 2010 plan is that everyone keeps forgetting that the Knicks are not the only ones with a 2010 plan. There are plenty of teams out their with 2010 plans. Some of which have better plans then the Knicks. So to land a FA when you have even less cap then other teams is difficult.
2. Everyone keeps talking about LeBron in 2010 and that he will come to the Knicks. I say that is crap. Why? Well lets see Lebron has been to the finals so I think in 2010 when and if he changes a team he will look for a contender. There are plenty of contenders out there making room for 2010. Next the only thing that the Knicks can offer is potential players (already has that in Clevland), the city of New York (the Nets will have the same appeal if not better), and money (again the Knicks are not the only ones with money in 2010.
3. So at the end of the day what you are looking at if the Knicks keep the same roster is spending the cap space (which will be limited if we keep all the contracts we still have past 2010) on a mediocre FA and toss him in their with some inexperienced players and the players that will still be on the team and you have a result that is the same **** as 07-08 (maybe a little better) (but still not a playoff contender)
4. Solutions the only solution to this problem I think is 1. Get rid of all the current bad contracts past 2010. (preferably not for complete crap). Next develop some of these potential players under D' Antoni. And finally hope for some luck in the lottery and in trading. Hell if L.A. could have that kind of ridiculous luck in landing Gasol then why can't we. I think that with cap space in 2010 and maybe a "few" "good" players past or around 2010 the Knicks could gain a nice FA in 2010 and become great again.