Several fans keep raising the issue that we should be cutting cap.
1. There is no way that we are getting under the cap anytime soon to have any real chance of signing big free agents. Keep in mind that VERY FEW big free agents have been signed in the last few years by anyone but there own team. Oh except of course when Scott LAyden signed Clarence Weatherspoon. LOL
2. The key is look at the contracts we have and the players and how many usefeul years left or are they in serious decline.
Alan Houston - 32 and, yep in serious decline, no getting around this one.
Stephon Marbury - only 27, several good years left.
Mo Taylor - 28, has three to four good years left, only has two years left on his deal,
Tim Thomas - only one year left after this season, the Knicks can either trade his expiring contract or if he keeps playing well (don't hold your breath) sign him for a lot less at the end of next season.
Kurt Thomas - 32, has three good years left in him, keeps himself in great shape, and his contract is reasonable.
Malik Rose - 28 and three years left, has at least that many good years in him.
Penny - one year left, still can be useful off the bench.
Jamal - has a lot of upside to his career, a coach like Herb Williams can be good for him, maek him a better defender and get better at shot selection.
Sweetney - love this guy, early in his career. Will probalby only last til 31 or so, draggin that extra weight up and down the floor willl shorten his career.
the only albatrose contract we have right now is Houston