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    Default Lebron to NYC???

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    We know not to get our hopes up

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    I guess getting Lebron will be the only way Headcoach Hornacek will have a winning season !!!

    Well .. I hate to change the subject ..
    The Knicks are in dire need of a winning headcoach having some experience in developing college level players into winning NBA level players .. Mark Jackson !!!

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    Please no, lets have our own guys growing and developing together, no need to repeat the Melo trade...

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    Originally Posted by The Dragon
    Please no, lets have our own guys growing and developing together, no need to repeat the Melo trade...
    The difference this time around would be LeBron would join us as a free agent, so we wouldn't be handicapping ourselves by giving up draft picks like we did with Melo. Unless of course we decided to try and put together a trade package to acquire another all star caliber player. However, if we did have a healthy KP, adding LeBron to our existing roster could be a real positive for this team and help it turn a corner. Perhaps LeBron could come here and help bring a title back to New York? And if he did that, perhaps that winning mentality would rub off on KP and co, so they could carry the torch when LeBron either retires or leaves?

    His addition could be a real positive. However, the issue in our case is that KP will miss a fair portion of next season. Would LeBron still want to join this team and bank his remaining prime years on a player that has just suffered a major injury? I'm not sure. We still don't know how KP will comeback from his injury. We've seen players bounce back from injuries, but we've also seen them succumb to repeat injuries (e.g. Jabari Parker) and others not returning the same guy. So there would be some risk on LeBron's part if he did decide to join us, but if KP came back stronger than ever, then there is appeal for LeBron coming here. However, I doubt he would consider joining us if he departs Cleveland. Realistically the only team in the east that I can see having a chance at LeBron is Philly. They have the cap space to sign him and I'm sure they would love to form a big three of Simmons, Lebron and Embiid. They also have Fultz on their roster who has a ton of talent if he can fix that jumper, Saric has proven himself to be a good stretch four, Covington is a solid all round forward, and they can fill out some of their bench with rookies because they've got at least two first round picks in the coming draft. I'm not convinced a trip out west would be best for him because of the Rockets and Warriors presence, unless of course he wants the challenge of getting past them in the play offs (?). For me, LeBron stays in Cleveland or joins Philly, but I wouldn't be against him joining us.

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    Not that Lebron was coming anyway, but maybe we would have a snowballs chance if we hadnít blown last years lottery pick. Lebron literally scolded us for not grabbing DSjr and we wonít even mention Donavan Mitchell. We donít even have a competent head coach and our cap situation is so bad we couldnít afford Lebron if he wanted to come. What a mess this franchise is joke of the league if you ask me. A major market that should be a destination is now avoided like the plague because of bad ownership. Cash out and sell the team Dolan.

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    Old news but please look over the Melotrade again and honestly evaluate who we gave up. I think the only player we gave up who is still in the league is Gallinari and hasnít helped Denver at all so....

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    Originally Posted by The Dragon
    Please no, lets have our own guys growing and developing together, no need to repeat the Melo trade...
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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
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    Its not only giving up assets, it is changing the culture of the team, we need a franchise player(s) which we draft or acquire and develop, if we get a superstar it will be a loaner, he will think of moving out the next year if he didn't like it for some reason, or found better opportunity to win a ring somewhere else. the other thing is the bad situation we put ourselves in to acquire such talent, we block our cap space and we surrender picks for the coming 100 years and we are stuck with somebody who can move any day cause he has no loyalty to the city at all..... if you continue to acquire draft picks and work better in drafting, that is a grantee you will end up with talent, we tried the superstar route (Amare then Melo) and that didn't work at all because the surrounding cast kept changing every year. when you have a superstar you want to please him and make him stay, so you do a lot of changes hoping you will get the best team, but that will not happen because you have no chemistry and because all of them do not belong....

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    Originally Posted by The Dragon
    Its not only giving up assets, it is changing the culture of the team, we need a franchise player(s) which we draft or acquire and develop, if we get a superstar it will be a loaner, he will think of moving out the next year if he didn't like it for some reason, or found better opportunity to win a ring somewhere else. the other thing is the bad situation we put ourselves in to acquire such talent, we block our cap space and we surrender picks for the coming 100 years and we are stuck with somebody who can move any day cause he has no loyalty to the city at all..... if you continue to acquire draft picks and work better in drafting, that is a grantee you will end up with talent, we tried the superstar route (Amare then Melo) and that didn't work at all because the surrounding cast kept changing every year. when you have a superstar you want to please him and make him stay, so you do a lot of changes hoping you will get the best team, but that will not happen because you have no chemistry and because all of them do not belong....
    Itís ok because no (super)star would want to play for this sorry franchise anyway

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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
    Old news but please look over the Melotrade again and honestly evaluate who we gave up. I think the only player we gave up who is still in the league is Gallinari and hasnít helped Denver at all so....
    We gave up a multi-position player (SG SF PF) Wilson Chandler who was 10 times better than Gallinari, and a 100 times more team oriented than Melo.
    Will Denver Nuggets Jokic Milsap n Chandler make the playoffs this season?
    Nuggets n Wolves are tied for the 8th seed in the West.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    We gave up a multi-position player (SG SF PF) Wilson Chandler who was 10 times better than Gallinari, and a 100 times more team oriented than Melo.
    Will Denver Nuggets Jokic Milsap n Chandler make the playoffs this season?
    Nuggets n Wolves are tied for the 8th seed in the West.
    Personally I would rather see the Wolves

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    Originally Posted by Mike1989
    The difference this time around would be LeBron would join us as a free agent, so we wouldn't be handicapping ourselves by giving up draft picks like we did with Melo. Unless of course we decided to try and put together a trade package to acquire another all star caliber player. However, if we did have a healthy KP, adding LeBron to our existing roster could be a real positive for this team and help it turn a corner. Perhaps LeBron could come here and help bring a title back to New York? And if he did that, perhaps that winning mentality would rub off on KP and co, so they could carry the torch when LeBron either retires or leaves?

    His addition could be a real positive. However, the issue in our case is that KP will miss a fair portion of next season. Would LeBron still want to join this team and bank his remaining prime years on a player that has just suffered a major injury? I'm not sure. We still don't know how KP will comeback from his injury. We've seen players bounce back from injuries, but we've also seen them succumb to repeat injuries (e.g. Jabari Parker) and others not returning the same guy. So there would be some risk on LeBron's part if he did decide to join us, but if KP came back stronger than ever, then there is appeal for LeBron coming here. However, I doubt he would consider joining us if he departs Cleveland. Realistically the only team in the east that I can see having a chance at LeBron is Philly. They have the cap space to sign him and I'm sure they would love to form a big three of Simmons, Lebron and Embiid. They also have Fultz on their roster who has a ton of talent if he can fix that jumper, Saric has proven himself to be a good stretch four, Covington is a solid all round forward, and they can fill out some of their bench with rookies because they've got at least two first round picks in the coming draft. I'm not convinced a trip out west would be best for him because of the Rockets and Warriors presence, unless of course he wants the challenge of getting past them in the play offs (?). For me, LeBron stays in Cleveland or joins Philly, but I wouldn't be against him joining us.
    You are right bout the only team in the East that LeBron will sign with in the offseason are the Philly 76ers.
    It took LeBron 2 seasons of hard work to get Love n Kyrie physical n mentally prepared to perform in postseason games .. LeBron will be looking for a postseason team to take to the Finals!
    The Knicks are not a ppstseason team nor does the Knicks have any star players on their roster .. its bad when fans mention the low b.ball IQ KP as a knicks future star when KP are still an underachieving project for the 82 regular season games .. KP hit the WALL in each of the 3 seasons in the NBA.

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    Not making this up. Read a story online just now that says we are a ďlikelyĒ destination for Lebron in free agency, according to Reggie Miller. He says all it would take is us also signing Paul George and Chris Paul. Iím going to just lay down and die now.

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    Originally Posted by htr10
    Not making this up. Read a story online just now that says we are a “likely” destination for Lebron in free agency, according to Reggie Miller. He says all it would take is us also signing Paul George and Chris Paul. I’m going to just lay down and die now.
    Just like the Decision everyone's got an opinion. KMart thinks he's coming to the Knicks to cement his legacy that he can turn around a losing franchise like the Knicks. Gary Payton said he's going to LA because his son wants to play HS ball there. ESPN wrote an article about how the Rox could acquire him. I don't think he knows himself yet.

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    I think all of us who post regularly here have a greater shot starting for Knicks come Nov, than LJ being here...

    Now, Irving is a legit candidate to join us, given his ties to the area and desire to do something that nobody has done since 1973... bring a title to MSG.

    Kyrie saw firsthand how LJ brought a title home to CLE... I guarantee you his thoughts during that championship parade was imaging himself rolling down the canyon of heroes in NYC.

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