True Denver can match anything offered, but come March they will have two mindsets, if they are playing well then "if it aint broke why fix it" if they are out of the playoff hunt then they may view paying for yet another SF (they have Gallo,Al Harrington,Rudy Fernandez and Corey Brewer) foolish!
Denver can match, but I doubt they will, must we forget that Wilson also was in and out of the rotation towards the end of the season.
Other teams will have more than the 2.5 to offer, but teams with cap space at that point in the season are not going to be contenders for anything but lottery positioning.
The Knicks have a legit shot at Chandler it comes down to if we can hold on to the minny MLE til then.
Wilson was my favorite Knick and I would love to have him back!!!
He can play SF PF and SG for us and defend all three of those positions well.
If he came back for less money this year, the Knicks would own his Bird Rights, thus he makes his money with us next off season!
But isn't the 2.5 prorated ( IE a depreciating asset) worth less than Chandler's QO? At Max that is 3.1 so even depreciated it is more than the Knicks can afford.
Like I said the only way he can become a Knick is if he accepts the QO (this is almost automatic) from Denver and then becomes a FA next summer when the Knicks can offer him the Full MLE. As for his bird rights Odds are Denver would send them to the Knicks if they still have them since the Knicks could send them some money not to hate (The Knicks got that Dolan Money!!!)
You are right about the market being in the Knicks favor due to Denver's SF glut minimizing his ability to showoff, however trades and haters (the nets) and just teams with more cap may interrupt the plan.
In the Knicks favor is the fact W. Chandler seems to want to cone back and the Knicks know he would be a productive commodity (his playoff numbers were horrid but I think it was all mental).
Also him coming back assumes that Baron Davis plays the point to his full ability. If not the MLE next year will go to sessions.....
Or who knows maybe Phil Jackson joins the Knicks and recruit Lamar Odom.... (If this becomes an official rumor on Espn I want credit lol)
Last edited by Wargames; Dec 25, 2011 at 05:33.