best news i heard in weeks, yea sure i'd like to sign James, but i dont want us waiting around to see what his move is gonna be for all we know he's going to tour every team that wants him before signing so that could take weeks. and the parker deal is perfect i've liked parker for a long time( no homo) and now that he could come to the knicks is perfect making Douglas our 6th man where he could do some serious damage.
second after watching STAT this postseason i realized he may not play defense that well but he's a force when he has the ball he single handedly won a game for the suns vs the lakers. and i was marveled at that. But if were getting boozer i'd pass never liked him much and he's always injured.
last for our wing player i like Johnson but i'd perfer gay cause he's young and he's almost at the same level. and Gay has the potential to be great.
point is i like the knicks aggressiveness to not wait for next offseason moves need to be made ASAP and walsh realizes that.
Parker, Bosh-or-Lee, and Lebron,Johnson, gay, Wade anyone of those
**also i'd like us to pursue a trade for any defensive C loll Okafor will do just his contract is **** hahah
I like Parker but is he really worth David Lee?
That is probably the only way we can get Parker. Through a sign-and-trade of Lee. We don't have anything else to offer.
*Edit* How can we afford Parker, Johnson and Bosh? There isn't enough cap space.
The addition of Parker would put our payroll at around 32 mil leaving us with roughly 25 mil to spend elsewhere.
So that would mean they could still sign 1 max + an 8 mil contract.
Bosh + Haywood?
2 2nd round picks
I'm in that group though that is overly optimistic that Lebron will come to NY. I don't see anyway he agrees to play in Newark for 2 years or that he chooses to play with Derek Rose in Chicago over Chris Bosh in NY.
If this is the back up plan, it makes sense. They have to make a move that will attract a max FA to come here. Parker will do that more so than Lee will.
johnson / walker
? / barron
i will be happy with that lineup .. plus let curry expire we would have enough to sign some1
plus douglas will learn alot from parker .
Why not save a lot of $$$ and field a good team like.....
1.We get Collison and Okafor for Curry and Chandler
2.We sign A,Morrow for like 5-6 mill
3.We get Lee for 9-10 starting
4.We sign Earl Barron cheap (3-4 million)
We save a boat load of $$$ have a good team and room and $$$ to grow for the future. Just my 2 cents.
I doubt New Orleans would trade Okafor for Curry/Chandler, definitely not for Collison.
Also that idea is terrible just because you trade Randolph, Crawford, Hill, 2012 1st round, swap of 2011 1st round just so the Knicks could have an opportunity in this FA market. There is no way the Knicks are going into next season without 2 max FA or 1 max FA + 2 8-10 mil/year players. That should be a given.
The team does not appear to have any intention of waiting another season to make dramatic improvements to the roster. With or without James on board, Donnie Walsh and his staff are preparing to enact an aggressive plan to build a contender this summer.
This is the only interesting part in the article.
After the two tank seasons, plus giving up 3 (early) first round picks.....
Walsh better do something bigger than big this offseason
plus two highly gift role players to fill out the rest of the line up doesnt make the playoffs in the eastern conference.
what the F are you talking about, can please some one chime in and tell me where I can get whatever italian is smoking ?
Fact: Knicks need a true PG to make D'amntoni's offense work. Parker fills that role, the only premiere point guard in the league the Knicks have a chance at getting. Go for it, DW.
Fact: Knicks need a real C. whatever it takes, Knicks have got to make that happen. Someone who can block shots. Look at the teams in the finals, they've got two 7-footers in the game at all times. This game is about big men in the middle. Post up and block. A'm'a're Stat can be that man, especially with Parker getting him the ball.
This is, of course, backup plan if El BJ goes to Chi-town or Miami Beach- Wade County
If Knicks can pull off Chandler/Curry for Collison/Okafor, that would net us our 2 needs in one fell swoop, with $$ left over for max F.A and resigning DLEE. I say it's a WAY outside shot at happening, but if it does, more power to Donnie.
Rudy Gay > Joe Johnson. Younger, more athletic, more upside. If either one's going to get max, get Gay (no homo), and invest in the future.
Just what NYC needs, another Gay man....
cheers to all you homos!