Isola reporting that Melo is not happy with the pick and that they traded THJ. Isola quoted him saying "We have to wait 3 years for this guy to develop." I know Melo watched Zingis workout so that may be a realistic assessment of how long it takes Zingis to start contributing.
Well guys P-Jax is a lot smarter than we have him credit for. He definitely reinforced the "tank" for next year by picking a skinny kid who is at best Pau Gasol in 3-5 years. And how long is Phil's contract???? 4 years. If this kid doesn't pan out, PJAx is gone anyway. Wonderful Phil. Just wonderful. Just too easy to draft the PG you needed and best available with the 4th pick in Mudiay. So now Phil is totally off the hook again. Get to know these words KNIcKs fans: "process" and "maturity"
It's funny. This is literally the 1998 draft all over again, except with slightly different details. A talented, skinny European PF with amazing shooting touch goes to the Mavericks with a top 10 pick and Mavericks fans get angry. Dallas also makes a trade that gets them a young PG in that draft. Other teams' fans mock the Mavericks for not grabbing surer options like Robert Traylor or a plethora of other future nobodies from the NCAA ranks. The Dallas players are Dirk and Steve Nash, both future league MVPs. Believe in history repeating itself, Knicks fans!
STOP Bull****ting Knicks Fans .. Phil Jackson is the Knicks number-one ENEMY.
Phil Jax threw our 4th pick into the Atlantic ocean
2014 draft Phil graded a C- .. Thanis were a good pick
2014 free agent Phil graded a F for FAILURE .. Giving mutiny-Melo a $124M contract
2014-15 season Phil graded a BIG F for super-Failure having a 17 win season.
2015 draft Phil graded a F by throwing the Knicks 4th pick into the Atlantic Ocean.
Or the ones that want to come to NY because it's the media capital of the world and think that it's the best place to "Build their Brand" something Phil Jackson will love.Yep next season is going to be an absolute mess. Just a mess. A pissed off Superstar left on and island with a bunch of young players and second tier free agents. What decent F/A would want to deal with this mess. Only the ones intending to steal $$$$ like P-jax
Yep next season is going to be an absolute mess. Just a mess. A pissed off Superstar left on and island with a bunch of young players and second tier free agents. What decent F/A would want to deal with this mess. Only the ones intending to steal $$$$ like P-jax
That would have more credibility before Melo signed his deal and I believe Knick fans would have endorsed it and tolerated the losing seasons while the team was being rebuilt.Maybe this was PJ's plan all along. Force the Knicks into full blown rebuilding mode because he knows even with a different 1st round pick, no elite free agent is coming to the Knicks this offseason. Make Melo waive his no trade clause and trade him mid season for as many assets as possible. Leave the Knicks with some great young assets for the future and walk off into the sunset saying 'you're welcome, Knicks fans, I did the thing that your franchise should have done over a decade ago. You'll be thanking me in 3 years.'
That would have more credibility before Melo signed his deal and I believe Knick fans would have endorsed it and tolerated the losing seasons while the team was being rebuilt.
The way he's going about rebuilding right now seems haphazard and reactive, Begley echoed what fans think, why draft a guy that MAY be good 3-5 years from now when you just signed your marquee guy who is over 30 whose best years are now, not 3-5 years from now.
I said PJ hasn't a clue, you can't run the Knicks on pure luck, you have to have a plan and I haven't seen one up to now.
Teenager. 7"2. Wingspan of 7"6'.38-inch vertical. Height of Dirk, with Perimeter shooting of Durant, with defensive potential of Gobert. People are upset b/c we passed o Winslow? Who fell to ten? OK, maybe Mudiay... you have a point...BUt we opted, and got, our PG in Grant, so that point is mute, no?
My complaint is not with the kid but with Phil Jackson. He constantly contradicts himself, and it's not just KOL that are scratching their heads about what is he doing, SAS, Melo, Begley are all examples of the WTF crowd.I could not agree with you more, but the two of us are definitely in the minority here.
My complaint is not with the kid but with Phil Jackson. He constantly contradicts himself, and it's not just KOL that are scratching their heads about what is he doing, SAS, Melo, Begley are all examples of the WTF crowd.
I'm hoping Zingis makes us eat our words about not being ready for 3-5 years but even Dirk took a season to become a starter and finishing with a crap record like this year does us no good because we don't have a first rounder next year. I'm not sure you want to force feed him either but maybe trial by fire is the best way to bring him along. Just prep him as well as you can, bring in a big man coach, get him a personal trainer, dietitian whatever the Knicks need to do to give him a head start for next season. There is a positive about Zingis, I don't question his desire and work ethic.
For what's it worth, the thing I'm talking about with pissing Melo off so much he waives his no-trade clause may literally be happening while we speak. Wasn't the big concern on these forums that Melo was getting too much input into picking our future players? Well, guess what? PJ got our backs. Melo apparently has less than zero input into building our roster. Didn't people on these forums say we'd never win a championship with Melo? Well, guess what? PJ may be executing a plan to either show Melo's who is really in charge or turn him into future assets with which we can actually build something.