I do agree with you that Stat can be used better offensively, but defensively whenever he's on the floor there's a gaping hole in the defense and good teams (like the Heat) exploit it whenever they can.
Guys the knicks can arguably trade Amare either to the rockets for Scola, our pick back, and a role-player. Or they can see what they can get from Philly that wants amare since he would fit in with they're system that is based on transition basketball. Philly kept brand at 17 million a year and he is worse than Amare. Right now they would probably offer brand and a pick or some combination of matching salaries of they're role-players if the Knicks wanted to trade.
The real question is will the knicks ownership realize Amare messing his hand up after only being down 0-2 is unacceptable and that they need to build around Melo and to a lesser degree Lin. Glunwald is a pretty smart dude from what I've seen if they made a trade I don't see the Knicks being raped. They're not a desperate team anymore.
A bad playoffs against the heat doesn't diminish in the eyes of most GM's the fact that Amare is still a good to great offensive player who can be used as a ticket draw to bring in fans.
This is the best news we have had all week...In the famous words of rick petino "the phoenix suns STAT is not walking thru that door"...we are better without him i am sick of seeing him abused by of all people soft ass bosh and haslem, He can't score which would be fine if he played some resemblance of defense he gives up the damn offensive rebound constantly,..When he got hurt @ the end of the season we played better and MELO was beasting. If he played with half the intensity it took him to punch the fire extinguisher we would not be down 2-0...On another note does anyone know the language in his contract, maybe this can get us out of it if he can't play due to some kind of extensive nerve damage, i know there are clauses for things like getting hurt while riding a motorcycle ect., if there is we can dump him this would be a godsend ....
You guys are a bunch of losers, making fun of your own player!
Shame on you all!
It's not funny when one of our players gets hurt.
As if it's all Amar'es fault now...shaking my ****ing head.
I don't like Amar'e one bit as a baller, but it's hardly his fault the Heat prison-raped us twice in a row.
I explained it 10,000 times to you, but you either didn't read that **** or didn't understand it.
He's a D'Antoni player in the Woodson system next to Chandler, a guy that kills his game.
First mistake was to trade for Melo, second mistake was to sign Chandler.
Amar'e, Melo, Chandler - all good players on their own, but a horrible combination. Probably the worst combination of star players in NBA history.
Paul/STAT/Melo could have worked.
D. Williams/Melo/Chandler could have worked.
Paul/Melo/D. Howard could have worked.
D. Williams/Gallo/STAT could have worked.
And a few more combinations, but Melo/STAT/Chandler is like ****ing yourself.
Our **** ass bench doesn't help either. We have one, I repeat ONE good bench player in J.R. Smith. That's a complete joke. San Antonio have more depth at 13th, 14th, 15th than we have at 8th or 9th.
If we start next season with the same core of players I probably won't watch the season. I have absolutely no business in watching the annual first round demolition and even worse - the annual roster **** ups during the offseason.
New York Knicks - the worst managed team in sports ever since Ernie Grunfeld and Jeff van Gundy left.
**** you Dolan, you ain't got 5% of John Mara and Steve Tisch you fat and spoiled mother****er!
Yea, his contract sucks.
But we already have two years down with just three to go.
He becomes much more attractive after next season with just 2 years remaining, and you know what? With three years left, it's not the craziest gamble for a team like Minny or the Bobcats. Three years isn't the craziest commitment.
If we really wanted to, I'm sure we could move him this off-season or next season before the deadline.
Plus he has an early termination option in his last year. So maybe if the Nets get him, the Russian could strong-arm him into signing that ****.
This is probably good if he's out, i feel we play better without him.
Rockets would never trade Scola anyway he means too much to their locker room and is a great fit on any team and one of the most skilled big men in the world for the last 10 years, even before he came to the NBA.
The way Donnie Walsh & Dantoni F..Ked over this Knicks team from 2008 to 2010....the signing of Stat were our savior from being the NJ Nets.
We do need a genious (Phil Jackson) to advise Grunwald/Woodson on the Keepers for next season (the two act like they are powerless & clueless), plus our entire coaching-staff need to be advised on how important it is to teach all our role-players an offense/defense system so our star-players remain star-players in the regular season and playoffs.
As a Knicks FAN....I dont know the situation between role-players vs star-players vs coaching-staff in the lockerroom, practice, or in a game lineup? But somewhere within those area lies a problem when the Knicks two career high scoring stars can not outscore the Miami Heat in any of the 8 quarters played in the postseason series....Embarrassed? Embarrassed?
Defensive rookie Shump in his first NBA playoff game tore his ACL in the 3rd qtr. when the Knicks were losing by 31 points...
I don't get the impression that his tweets, especially apology to you the fans, was sincere. just a stunt pr move to prevent storm of criticism.
btw if you really want to know what the real deal is, he already knows the series is over so he accomplishes two things by getting injured a) he prevents himself from further serious injury b) so he can hang Melo who he is jealous of to dry and embarrass him when they get swept. its the same thing as last year, same exact thing. he saw Chauncey hurt, series was gone, this year Iman hurt series also gone. but he'll still collect the cool millions you, the fans, love to shower him with.
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