He's a restricted free agent this off-season.
MARC GASOL - He'll make our team COMPLETE. Just think about it, we'll have a great bench and starting five. I seriously think we're championship material with Gasol. He tough and plays great defense at 7'1. He's going to be as good as Pau Gasol.
He's a restricted free agent this off-season.
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Knicks have nothing to offer to replace Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies want to extend his contract. Marc Gasol would be a huge help but not possible. I tried to come up with a reasonable trade but couldn't.
Which is worth it
because melo is better than marc gasol. when you pick position over talent you end up with kwame brown and darko milcic
I agree Marc Gasol would help, but not worth an all out effort to obtain!
Escpecially when you consider that Mozgov can be just as good as he adjusts to the game.
Gasol will be a player we consider this summer, but I dont think we are going to jump off a building if we dont get him.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
we are not gettin gasol
i want him too, but a more realistic goal would be thabeet. a project yes...but i see him as the next mutumbo
u started this "THREAD" with the number #1 player the Knicks should be
in pursuit for right now. Then u go and mess-up the thread by offering
one of the Knicks winning "SF-TRIO" lineup. WTF!
Dont let the Felton / Amare 30+ points winning streak blind u on the
outstanding performance we got in each of our wins this season from
a "SF-TRIO" lineup of Fields/Gallo/Chandler gellin chemistry on both sides
of the court, I expect the 3-players to improve their gellin more by midseason.
All 3 (SF) players should be "KEEPERS" for the next 3 to 4 seasons.
The Knicks dont need any more SF on the roster, not even a high scoring
Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks SF-position has been covered above-average
by multi-tactical offense/defense players.
The Knicks could really use another headcoach who have experience
coaching (and developing) bigmen.
Our Euro-League coaching style is cute but not fit for NBA B.Ball.
Azu final year contract was useless in the offseason trade b/c Azu wont
be 95% healthy untill the 2011-12 season. We signed Mason Jr. and
picked up Walkers option for the SG position. Which Fields & Douglas
has been providing their services to the 48 min SG position.
The trade for PF-Anthony Randolph has turned into a useless waste by
refusing to develope Randolph's defensive rebounding & shotblocking skills
with his teammates or in a 2nd unit. AR steady DNP has the Knicks using
SF-Chandler / SF-Gallo / and PF-Turiaf to provide their services at the
48 minute PF position.
Amare is still playing the small center in Dantoni's rotation for 38 mpg,
with Mozgov & Turiaf dividing the 10 minutes service at the center position.
SG-Jermain Taylor scoring for Mason or Walker
PF-Frye or Camby for Anthony Randolph or Mozgov
C-Gasol for ??? Memphis GM will lose his job if he let Gasol go to the next team.
Damn! Gasol would be the perfect player to add to this Knick team
Amare can block shots but to avoid foul trouble he needs to face PF's on defense or else we get killed in the post.
Turiaf needs to play more, Chandler/Gallo needs to play less.
Gasol is a tough big dude that would make Mozgov so much better by just learning from him
oh yea...better than our team now with Gallo...you know it
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
We can't rely on Mozgov. Not if you want to be a winner now,and expect the team to be a winner now.
M.Gasol is the guy I've been nut hugging for us to get all season.
But it won't be by trade. Griz want him. He is their future C. This is why they've cleared some extra cap to overpay if need be.
This is also why it will be extremely tough to get him and Melo. Look at Haywood's recent contract...and the Griz want to keep Gasol by re-signing.
STAT is a proven all-star C, so it's not like he can't fulfill a 5 spot. We just need to bring in some legit size and more traditonal big man complimentary players.
If we don't get Melo we do what it takes to get Gasol, and Big Baby who can be had from Boston.
We also trade for Mayo. Which we should have already done, ideally. He had a monster game yesterday or day before after getting put back into the starting lineup.
Ideally, we trade for Melo, trade for Mayo, and get Big Baby or a complimentary big man we can bring into the game situationally who won't command starter dollars.
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This was the best trade I came up with. The problem is even though we give them Fields it is still uneven because of Gasol's value. If Mozgov somehow steps up and plays well, trading him instead of Turiaf this might work. Won't happen.
Like I said before the Grizzlies want to keep Gasol and Gasol looks like he wants to stay.
Gasol? thats a negative. We'll get Joel Przybilla (Portland) before that happens...
What about Emeka Okafur? Trade Azubuike, Mozgov and Mason + cash. These are all expiring contracts and allows a desperate N.O. franchise to dump a lot of salary. They have been losing a lot recently and with the NBA stepping in to help financially, this deal has a good chance.
Then trade Curry's expiring contract + Anthony Randolph for either Andre Igudoula or Kevin Martin. AI is nice for defense and is a legit player/almost all-star but poor 3-point shooting. KMart can score with the best of them and is a good 3-point shooter (can be injury prone though). Okafur gives us the rebounding/shot-blocking center we need and would be the perfect compliment to Amare.
SG-Igudoula (or KMart)
w/ Douglas, Fields, Chandler and Turiaf off the bench.
That team is very solid. With Iggy, that is a great defensive team. KMart probably fits better with the system and provides another scoring option that will open up the pick-and-roll for Amare and Felton. It also allows Chandler to be a scoring punch off the bench, which he was great at for the start of the season.
This team would be better than a team gutted for Melo. Still though, signing Melo this summer makes us legit contenders.
*sighs* I wish Melo would either say he won't accept a trade and will wait until the summer or sign with NJ so we can move on and continue building this team. I tired of being in limbo.
his contract is crazy and hes not that good