also from Ian O Connor twitter:
#Knicks pushing 2-yr plan w/ Carmelo on back end is positive & negative. Miami has 1-yr plan 4 title, but #LeBron isnt The Guy there
And ze plot thickens!!
liking the Amar'e signing more and more by the day. Dude is recruiting and selling the knicks on higher profile players.
if he convinces Parker enough, Parker can force a trade to the knicks. many other players have forced moves so this could be the case.
Another well thought up way to spread blame for LeBron's departure from Cleveland Steamer
I have no doubt Lebron is coming to NY. The only question is:
Was NY his plan all along, and everything that happened the last week was orchestrated to make going to NY the most dramatic (and least traumatic for CLE) experience possible?
Did events play out this last week that really pushed him to NY, which really was nothing more than a long shot a few weeks ago?
Did BOSH sway this whole thing?
Anyway, there is NO WAY Lebron goes to MIA. I just don't buy it. Even if they can afford him, Lebron wont go play in Wade County and Wade's team. He knows better.
NJ has no chance now that Bosh wont join him there.
CLE? They just don't have what it takes since Ferry slammed the window shut on that roster.
CHI? Really? Maybe if the Yanks played there. OH, they may get Boozer? Please, Carlos left LJ years ago (he hasn't forgotten).
BUT, even if CHI/NY is 50/50.... I submit NY is the better place b/c their front office is more Maverick Carter friendly, for Dolan will give him free riegn (and we have no GM). CHI's GM fights their coaches.
OH, we have the better coach.
BUT, again.... LEBRON looks better if he wins with NY, b/c people will give him ALL the credit. In CHI, aside from pressure to win from the get-go, there is the Rose factor. It's Rose's home city and people are already pumping him up....
I agree with your assertions regarding Bulls' management.
And your two colleagues are drinking to much henesy. Carmelo is def in top 10. Carmelo's only down side is he needs a distributor like Chauncey Billups/ or LBJ to be the dominant player he is.