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    The Knicks should throw out 100 Million & ending contract to New Orleans and get Chris Paul in a Knicks uniform. Remember it worked great for the Yankees and Babe Ruth. This would make Dolan a hero and the toast of NY city, but I bet there some type of NBA rule against buying a player like this.
    Remember New Orleans owner is in trouble and a 100 million could do the trick. Your thoughts?

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    I don't understand why we can't just draft or develop our own superstar(s), it seems like it's not just a Knick thing but a NY sports thing in general. Always just buy another teams superstar instead of drafting our own. It was great watching Ewing in his prime, knowing he was homegrown etc...

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    Well...we do have Derek Jeter...

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    I wouldnt say that all new york teams buy their players

    The yankees won with a core of posada, Bernie, Jeter, pettite, El Duque and Rivera heading the way all home grown super stars, now we add cano, hughes, chamberlain, wang, melky, cervelli who all appear to be up and coming quality performers all part of our system

    The giants the whole entire team is drafted
    Snee
    Tuck
    Jacobs
    Bradshaw
    Eli
    Osi
    Ross
    Alford

    I mean you can go on and on there

    The mets best players Reyes and Wright Home grown stars

    Its easy to over analyze the knicks situation

    but the NBA is different where one guy can make the difference sometimes

    And I believe that the NBA has been pretty legit with grooming their players


    look at these drafted by the team they still play for super star list

    Cavs LEbron
    Nuggest Carmelo
    SPurs Duncan PArker GInobli
    Celtics Pierce
    Lakers Kobe
    Hornets Paul
    Rockets Yao
    Magic Dwight
    Raports Bosh
    Pacers Granger
    Suns Amare
    Mavs Dirk
    Jazz D Will
    Portland Roy
    Bulls Rose
    Haet Wade

    Most play off teams

    ALl the best players int he league play for the team who drafted them.

    I dont know what your talking about

    WE are just finally now tapping into what you asking for so thanks walsh and Mike D for rebuilding frmo the ground up, I dont think we are depending on a star to come here and save the day, we are just making sure that if one wants to sign with us we have the money to do so.,

    Resigning LEe and NAte will not bring us a championship

    Grooming Gallo Chandler Douglas Hill and adding pieces will

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    Such a gross misconception that NY teams (i.e. Yankees, Giants, Knicks....meh, Mets, too) don't develop homegrown talent and "just buy players". Great post, Harper. And it's not like us keeping the options open to make a crisp FA acquisition is mutually exclusive with us drafting well and grooming studs (Gallo, Lee, Chandler, etc.)

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    I don't think we can straight up buy a player. This ain't soccer. Its the nba.


    Still, I would much rather the Knicks pursue a playmaking PG like paul instead of a star SG/SF like lebron or wade.

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    I agree with the original post and we should get Mike Bloomberg to foot the bill

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    Originally Posted by Madhatter9382
    I don't understand why we can't just draft or develop our own superstar(s), it seems like it's not just a Knick thing but a NY sports thing in general. Always just buy another teams superstar instead of drafting our own. It was great watching Ewing in his prime, knowing he was homegrown etc...
    I totally agreed with u..... i really want to develop our own superstar!!

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    You kinda need to draft a superstar type player. We've drafted a lot of players since Ewing. No one even became half the star Pat was. And the players we do trade away never really end up being successful anyway.

    The Clippers finally got someone they can grow with. We have no one. So you talk trades.

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