i would give him an 8 so far.
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I would say his 2 best moves were firing Isiah and trading Jerome James.TRANSACTIONS:
February 19 2009
Traded guard Anthony Roberson, forward Tim Thomas and center Jerome James to the Chicago Bulls for guard Larry Hughes; traded forward Malik Rose and cash to the Oklahoma City Thunder for forward Chris Wilcox.
November 21 2008
Traded guard Jamal Crawford to the Golden State Warriors for forward Al Harrington; traded guard Mardy Collins and forward Zach Randolph to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Cuttino Mobley and forward Tim Thomas.
November 7 2008
Named Allan Houston assistant to the president.
October 27 2008
Waived forward Patrick Ewing Jr.
October 23 2008
Exercised the contract options on guard Mardy Collins and forward Wilson Chandler through 2009-10 and waived guards Allan Houston and Dan Grunfeld.
September 25 2008
Signed guards Allan Houston and Dan Grunfeld.
August 29 2008
Traded the draft rights to center Frederic Weis to the Houston Rockets for forward Patrick Ewing Jr.
August 20 2008
Named John Gabriel director of pro scouting and free agency and Misho Ostarcevic director of player personnel.
August 6 2008
Named Kenny Atkinson assistant coach.
July 29 2008
Waived guard Taurean Green and forward Bobby Jones.
July 28 2008
Traded forward Renaldo Balkman and cash considerations to the Denver Nuggets for guard Taurean Green, forward Bobby Jones and a 2010 second-round draft pick.
July 24 2008
Signed guard Anthony Roberson.
July 9 2008
Signed guard Chris Duhon.
July 8 2008
Signed forward Danilo Gallinari.
Selected forward Danilo Gallinari (6th overall pick).
June 20 2008
Named Phil Weber, Dan D’Antoni and Herb Williams assistant coaches.
May 13 2008
Named Mike D'Antoni head coach.
April 18 2008
Fired head coach Isiah Thomas.
i would give him an 8 so far.
Same here...I see the potential in Gallinari but Brook Lopez has done a good job with the Nets so far.
The Marbury situation could have been handled...If I was Donnie, i would have just bought him out with some kind of a clause in the contract saying that he cant sign with the celtics...ok, an eastern conference team.
Its good to see that bum Roberson gone but why sign that chump in the 1st place?
I think that we should have recieved a 2nd round pick from the Clippers when we traded Zach randolph to them.
Its all small things, nothing big. Overall Donnie has done a good job. Hes shown alot more intelligence and patience with this job then most gm's would and thats one thing I like alot about Donnie. Hes a very patient person. Overall I give him an 8 out of 10
Yeah, 8 sounds good. I like everything he's done so far, except the whole Marbury thing. Although, I'm not sure who to blame for that.
the Crawford and Z-Bo deals were genius and his latest trades made us more athletic, and better defensively, kudos for those deals.
before the year we were the laughing stock of the NBA, now were in the mix for the playoffs.
Gallo is too early to judge right now, imagine him coming off the bench in 2010 with Nate.......
Big 10 from me as we lost Z-Bo, Crawford and Jerome James contract. Plus we added D'Antoni as a coach with drafted Gallo. Our team in much better shape then with I.Thomas.
Donnie Walsh have done a great job. I thought it would take him 3-4 years to clean up after Isiah. He have manage to get most of it done in 4 months. That is remarkable. I'm very pleased with how he does things. He got us what we needed. A 2 guard and some size and athleticism. Now let's hope D'Antoni can fit them into the system. Great Work Mr Walsh.
i give him a 7 because we got rid of z-bo's contract and jerome james but he couldeve drafted brooke lopez and we couldeve gotten a better deal in the randolph trade, but who cares cause we dnt have anyone from that deal anyways
Thomas left us in a huge hole, Walsh is still trying to dig us out of it. Once again we cleared room for 2010 & 2011 seasons. In a few months we where able to lose Z.Randolph, J.Crawford & J.James contract.
Now the Knicks know that Gallo needs to work in the off-season to get bigger and stronger to play PF, but he is young and these next two seasons will be huge for him. In three years he going to be a very good big body 6'11' who can run and shoot.
I like what Walsh has done so far, we added Harrington, Houghes and Wilcox into the fold. All three have the ability to excell in D'Antoni offense. Let's see what happens in the offseason now.
He hasn't done anything special so far.
I gave him an 8!
If someone were to tell Knick fans that Donnie Walsh would rid us of Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, and Jerome James' contracts without taking on any long term deals all in while keeping us competitive. We wouldve all laughed our ass off!
We wouldve equally had laughed if someone said that Dantoni's next destination would be The New York Knicks!
Donnie has made some nice moves thus far
I think he shouldve been on the same page with Dantoni about Steph from jump. If Mike really never wanted to play him than Donnie shouldve known that, but, that could be more of the coach's fault.
Now will allowing his coach to make the pick in draft come back to haunt him? Remember a few years back he wanted to draft Prince, his coach wanted Fred Jones and he sided w/ his coach, and we all know how well that worked.
If/When Danillo comes on I will raise the grade to a 9
Still Donnie has shown poise in his decsion making and I'm happy thus far.
He has cleaned up some big mistakes left by Isiah. And we never wouldve thought that was possible for any GM to do this time last year!