Not that I am trying to sound negative but most of you already know that few superstar players in the NBA like to play for a losing organization.Even general managers from contending teams don't like to sign free agents from teams that average 50 losses a season.Not that they're in the prime of their careers but it didn't take a long time for Jason Kidd and Grant Hill to turn down the Knicks for better teams.These are two players that are hungry for a championship and recognize that playing for a team such as the Knicks will probably not even get them to the playoffs.With the rest of the league making moves to improve their rosters it will be very difficult for the Knicks to compete for anything next season.I doubt that the Knicks will trade for Chris Bosh or get rid of Eddie McFlurry and Jumping Jacks Jeffries' contracts in the next few months.If they re-sign Lee and Robinson I could see the Knicks winning 35-40 games next season.
As for Lebron James, it's difficult for me to see him coming to the Knicks.He grew up near Cleveland, has a better chance of winning a couple of championships in Cleveland, probably won't come to an organization that has a losing culture, and with the NBA salary cap decreasing do you think that he would want to be surrounded by mediocre players on a team that has made one playoff appearence in the last 8 years? What if he gets all our hopes up by showing interest in the Knicks but ends up changing his mind at the last minute? You can't believe anything an athlete says these days until he actually makes his decision.The only possible way that Lebron comes to the Knicks is if his team gets eliminated in the playoffs next season and he catches a desire to be part of Donnie Walsh's and Mike D'antoni's rebuilding process.
Looks like there is a major possibility that the 2010 plan won't turn out the way that many Knick fans envision it and the Knicks have to learn how to become a championship contender through the draft and through making the right trades.It will probably take Donnie Walsh at least 5 to 6 years to make the NYK a team that can compete with the best teams in the league and when you look back at the lengthy years of Scott Layden and Isiah Thomas five years of rebuilding doesn't seem like a long time.