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    Default I_THOMAS is back, and it might get us Chris Paul?

    New Orleans new GM has history with Thomas.... COuld this be our break to get CP3?


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    By Tommy Dee on Jul 23, 2010, 3:50 pm
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    Kay says a source said that had Isiah been part of the discussions Lebron likely would have chosen NY. Also, Isiah isn’t being considered as GM because of PR hit.

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    No joke- inside source telling us that Isiah Thomas flew into Ocean City, NJ airport today & met w/ highest levels of Knicks management.





    So Michael Kay has jumped on the Isiah stuff and here’s what we know. Dell Demps was given a significant promotion by Isiah Thomas in 2004. What I don’t understand is how he can broker any deal here. Demps answers to ownership. The Knicks, with or without Isiah, can propose a pretty strong offer. I understand the relationship with the owner, what I don’t understand is this need for Isiah because of his relationship the younger generation of players. Stephen A. Smith, and now Michael Kay, have both now stated that the thought is Zeke has “influence over the young African American players” in today’s NBA.

    Kay said Paul has modeled his game after Isiah. CP3 was literally 3 Isiah was winning rings. And there is no evidence that Paul has ever said he wanted to be Isiah 2.0, actually 3.0 after Marbury, anywhere.

    Essentially somewhere, someone is trying to re-establish Isiah as a “power broker” or is trying to make Isiah look good for helping the Knicks specifically with Amar’e.

    It’s pretty clear, to me, that person is none other than the owner.

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    Frankly as long as Isiah isn't allowed to make signings or trades he'd probably not be the worst personnel guy out there

    He'd be especially valuable on draft night and if this article carries any salt to it he'd probably be pretty valuable as a negotiator.

    But we don't want him to be RUNNING the show. This is DONNIE'S show...

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    Amen. Let him be Executive Prez & Vice Admiral to the Owner, or something quirky like that.

    Walsh is GM. Houston his GM-in-waiting.

    Away-we-go!

    If it helps us get Paul, especially with keeping Curry and Gallo. Hey now....

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    LOL if Isiah was involved, LBJ would've came here? Really, because Wade, Bosh, and James had this **** planned in Beijing. Please.

    Don't insult Donnie Walsh like that. If Isiah was here then the Knicks wouldn't even be in a position to sign a free agent this summer. Just stop mentioning this clown, he has no future here or anywhere else in the NBA. Stern will see to it.

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    I can't believe we're actually talking about Isiah coming back to New York. I don't understand how people can be so forgetful. The same thing with all of these people saying how they wish Bush was back as president. The worst GM in Knicks history and the worst president in US history and people want them back. What the f#@k is going on?

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    1. Bush isn't quite the worst president in US history, but that's a debate for another time.
    2. Isiah would be useful if he weren't a GM. Like it or not he was a good drafter. Five bucks says he would've taken Lopez and Jennings

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    Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
    1. Bush isn't quite the worst president in US history, but that's a debate for another time.
    2. Isiah would be useful if he weren't a GM. Like it or not he was a good drafter. Five bucks says he would've taken Lopez and Jennings
    Actually, no...he would've taken Eric Gordon. He is an overrated drafter. He had one really good pick and that was David Lee. The rest were mediocre to poor.

    Are we living in bizarro world? What is going on here? Doesn't anybody remember how f#@king bad the Isiah days were?

    Are you one of those people that thinks Bush did a good job too?

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    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    I can't believe we're actually talking about Isiah coming back to New York. I don't understand how people can be so forgetful. The same thing with all of these people saying how they wish Bush was back as president. The worst GM in Knicks history and the worst president in US history and people want them back. What the f#@k is going on?
    Thomas was a clown. We all know that. If I never heard his name again, it wouldn't bother me one bit.

    BUT, the bigger issue is.... OUR OWNER is a friggin' chump. What can we do? If he wants IT back (and it appears he does in some capacity) then we have to swallow it.

    I'll save my anger for Dolan.... B/C he's the dumbest owner in sports.

    Also, if IT returns as a glorified advisor, with no control other than yapping to Dolan, and it means we get Chris Paul.... I'll be too happy for Paul-STAT to worry about IT being back.

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    The only reason Isiah IS going to be brought back is because he is still on salary. That is not IF it is the gruesome reality.

    Mark my words Isiah will be brought back with a tittle other than GM but he will be deep into the mix.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    New Orleans new GM has history with Thomas.... COuld this be our break to get CP3?


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    By Tommy Dee on Jul 23, 2010, 3:50 pm
    Update 4:54

    Kay says a source said that had Isiah been part of the discussions Lebron likely would have chosen NY. Also, Isiah isn’t being considered as GM because of PR hit.

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    Dan LeBatard Show


    No joke- inside source telling us that Isiah Thomas flew into Ocean City, NJ airport today & met w/ highest levels of Knicks management.





    So Michael Kay has jumped on the Isiah stuff and here’s what we know. Dell Demps was given a significant promotion by Isiah Thomas in 2004. What I don’t understand is how he can broker any deal here. Demps answers to ownership. The Knicks, with or without Isiah, can propose a pretty strong offer. I understand the relationship with the owner, what I don’t understand is this need for Isiah because of his relationship the younger generation of players. Stephen A. Smith, and now Michael Kay, have both now stated that the thought is Zeke has “influence over the young African American players” in today’s NBA.

    Kay said Paul has modeled his game after Isiah. CP3 was literally 3 Isiah was winning rings. And there is no evidence that Paul has ever said he wanted to be Isiah 2.0, actually 3.0 after Marbury, anywhere.

    Essentially somewhere, someone is trying to re-establish Isiah as a “power broker” or is trying to make Isiah look good for helping the Knicks specifically with Amar’e.

    It’s pretty clear, to me, that person is none other than the owner.
    I want Isiah gone and even to hear his name in GM rumors makes me sick to my stomach.

    If he becomes the next GM, Ill prob stop watching the Knicks.

    If he stays as a recruiter/scout Ill be fine with that. IF Dolan wants his boyfriend by his side then do it behind the scenes.

    And if Isiah really convinces players to come here, then let him try out his charm.

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    It is amazing that thomas' name is still being dropped. I swear, he must have something on Dolan . . . like incriminating photos of Dolan with a teen girl in his wallet?


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    Dolan having any faith in this guy is extremely troubling to me.

    I just can't believe our owner is this retarded!! ***K!!

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    Phew! I think Hahn is saying that this whole entire fiasco (IT returning) is nothing more than an adolescent attempt from Thomas to worm his way back into the picture. He's leaking these stories. Simple as that. They have no merit.

    Like Iago.... Thomas is trying to undermine Walsh in some way, to get back into the game- and rewrite history now that NYK has potential & cap freedom.

    He probably sees a weakened Walsh, and is trying to go for the kill. Dispicable!

    I'm with y'all. If he does return.... EVER.... in any position other than scout, advisor, friend of Dolan.... than I am outta here.

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    i think dolan is/was an old friend of isaiah apparently

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