Well, I wouldn't mind if we are able to sign Anthony Morrow. He will be a restricted free agent this offseason. Morrow and Gallo as outside options would be pretty nice. He shoots around 46% from 3-point.
The Knicks undoubtedly SHOULD have taken Brandon Jennings. He would shine even brighter in the big city and D'antoni's system. Curry would have been ideal, but I think they goofed big time by taking Hill as proved by him already being gone.
2) last year contracts are valuable but not valuable if the player never plays
3)Showing Donnie's track record I doubt he will trade a last year player for a a guy with a bloated contract... the only guy worth trading for is Biedrins because we need a Center so bad.
Donnie is a financial GM and he prob sees this contract as a way to free up more cap space....I hope I am wrong and we get something out of it but the odds are entirely against us.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
27 pts, 14 assts, 8 rebs and 7 steals last night.
Almost a quadruple double. If we had drafted him he would win ROY.
D'Antoni probably has nightmares every night cursing Don Nelson.
The sad thing about this thread is that the Warriors are ran more horribly than the Knicks.
I have to admit i wasn't very high on Curry, I predicted around 12 points and 5 assists at most, but the dude has really shocked me. With him on that team, Ellis (probably the biggest chucker in the NBA) is now expendable.
They turned down an offer of OJ Mayo and Hasheem Thabeet for Monta. Monta is locked up for a few more years longer than OJ, and I'm not sure that Monta is even any better than OJ is straight up. The throw in of Thabeet should have sealed the deal, but the Warriors showed us why they suck.
I hope you weren't implying that we go after Monta. Like you said, he's THEE biggest chucker in the NBA. 26 points a game off of 20 or more shots? HORRIBLE!
Spike still runs the garden.
I HATE HATE HATE HATE Don Nelson
Walsh wanted Curry pretty badly - and now we know never to question Donnie Walsh. Walsh makes good decisions, and it was pretty obvious at that point that we didn't really want Jordan Hill - I'm sure I wasn't the only one hoping to pull Ricky Rubio or Stephen Curry out of there (I was hoping for Evans, but apparently not).
Too bad nobody knew how good Darren Collison was going to be, otherwise...
Spike still runs the garden.
The fact of the matter is, Knicks management showed their ineptness during that draft. There is no reason to hate Golden State, or Nelson, or anyone else.The only person to hate is Walsh and D'antoni... The dumbazz Timberwolves had two picks, back to back, the Knicks should not have let draft day come without getting one of those picks. The knicks had 2 picks in the draft, along with Mobely's contract and all the other expiring contracts. If they wanted Curry or Rubio or they were there for the taking... Instead Walsh goes with a panic move and picked Jordan... smh
Zero initiative in the draft.
did they 'purposefully' muff the draft so they could then clear capspace in a facile manner.
Maybe. And no1 knew Jennings would be hotshot yr1. He had the highest chance of being untraceable/persona non grata.
I agree with Knuversity that I'm basically happy the way things worked out, howver risky it might be.
Walsh wants to give us a dynasty and championship and do it astat. We've suffered long enuff and I respect him for that.