Can someone explain to me how you attract all star free agents when you have a team that doesn't play defense or even make an attempt at playing defense and can't win or finish games? So some how because it's New York everyone is going to come running next season right? Just like they did this off season? Oh wait, that didn't happen.
My point is there needs to be a back up plan. I give Donnie credit for not giving a max contract to Lee (Something Isiah would have done immediately) but, letting Lee go without acquiring a rebounder in his place would be an epic mistake. Letting Lee go will create another void. Instead of being a team that doesn't play defense, block shots and is inconsistent we will be a team that doesn't play defense, doesn't block shots or 'rebound' and is inconsistent. Maybe his thinking is Hill will be an adequate replacement. That's a gamble considering Hill will be a backup forward at best.
Maybe we should be patient but Walsh is putting it all on 2010. If this year doesn't pan out to be as big as the media would like us to believe, and I think it wont be, then what? 5 more years of mediocrity.