Just put it to Cleveland, Gaines (a New Yorker) put it to James hard.
Browns Lebron James one on five offense doesn't succeed again, won't work in New York. If you watch much of Cavs games, their surrounding cast is way better than the Knicks, so your bring Lebron here and you need, a point guard that can score 10 ppg in a year, a 2 guard who can nail a three, Lee, I would never get rid of, but his price just went up over last year and then you have the King. Also need a center, even with Shaq, who is semi retired until the playoffs and is not to happy. What a large overall, just can't be done in a year, five new starters? Has it ever happened 4-5 new starters and the team go real deep in the playoffs? Wonder if D'Antonio will sit Lebron for a month if he shoots at the wrong basket, or even a week. No, he doesn't have those stones.
Damn I wish that trade left the 2010 pick at least top 3 protected or something like that to give us hope. Anyway we would be talking the same **** as the Utah fans are if the situation was reversed and we had their pick so can't really be mad at them.
I think its stupid to put everything into having a good record this season just so Utah doesn't get a good pick. Its also stupid to try and win this year with players that will have no impact on this team in the future.
My hope is that whatever possible trades that can be made to get rid of bad contracts will be made and we will see a Feb-March-April lineup of Douglas-Chandler-Gallinari-Hill-Lee the rest of the way.
we have a pg that can score 10 ppg....n8 robinson & tony douglas. We have the best shooter in the league in gallinari....lee is a beast in the post....we only need a shot blocking center and its a complete team.
These next two months are very important for the Knicks and they need to do their best to take advantage of these games.They will have a pretty tough schedule throughout the last month and a half of the season and need to move ahead of teams like Chicago and Charlotte in order to have any chance of making the playoffs.Even if half of their roster leaves after this season the Knicks need to regain that respect that they lost a decade ago.I like our young players but if I knew that sitting Hill and Douglas would result in the Knicks making the playoffs I wouldn't be against D'antoni's decision of not playing them.
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Donnie Walsh will only swap expiring contracts with other teams.It's very difficult to see him take on more salary past this season by getting rid of the expiring contracts that he possesses at this moment.Unless he trades David Lee, Nate Robinson,Al Harrington and Larry Hughes for a player like Pau Gasol or Kevin Durant it's best for him to wait things out until the end of this season.The best trades that the Knicks could do right now is for them to unload the contracts of Eddie Curry and Jarred Jeffries.Most Knick fans would be happy to see the Knicks get rid of Jared Jeffries before the end of the season but they would be even happier if the Knicks found a way to get rid of Curry and his enormous contract.
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I skipped to the part where its the beginning of the season. they were pretty brutal when we were 1-9 lmao.
Why would the Jazz want the NYK to be successful? **** if it was the other way around I wish the Jazz would be the Nets to have a chance @ a number 1, 2, or 3. It's natural to think this way. But I got news Jazz fans: The NYK will make the playoffs and you will get a late first rounder not a lottery pick!! **** a first round pick is better than no pick.
With our luck we'll miss the playoffs by 1 game and miraculously get the #1 pick in the lottery to give to Utah.
- I find it interesting since this topic is about draft picks that the West as strong as it is now will probably continue to get stronger due to the draft.
Oklahoma - 2 1st round picks(their own + Phoenix)
Utah - NY's pick
Memphis - 3 1st round picks (their own + Denver + Lakers)
Minnesota - 3 1st round picks (their own + Charlotte + Utah)
Then you have Oklahoma, New Orleans, Memphis and Clippers with records good enough to be the #5-6 seed in the East and if they miss the playoffs in the west will wind up with #11-14th overall picks. Sacramento with Kevin Martin healthy is as good as those teams too and a top 10 pick won't hurt.
if we had utah's pick we'd want them to lose every game too.