New York Knicks close to trading Jama...

New York Knicks close to trading Jamal Crawford for Al Harrington

There are 52 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 21, 2008, titled New York Knicks close to trading Jamal Crawford for Al Harrington. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Knicks appear to be close to landing athletic forward Al Harrington from the Golden State Warriors in a trade that possibly could send the team's leading scorer, Jamal Crawford , out to Oakland, Newsday has ...

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NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#41 Nov 21, 2008
david wrote:
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How could you not like it???? Next step is to get rid of Starbury and Curry! Everyone's thinking the target is Lebron, and although Knicks would love to get him, this flexibility gives them the opportunity to get possibly 2 super studs from 2010, like Wade, Bosh, or Stoudemire, and possibly Nash, who I think has an opt out. Knicks were not winning anything with Crawford or Randolph anyway. Don't be fooled by their early start. Walsh is a genius for trading now when they're at peak value. I guarantee further down the season when the team starts to tank, he wouldn't be able to give these guys away. Isiah is obviously gone because if he was still here, by 2010, Knicks probably would have been 100m over the cap! If Walsh unloads Starbury and Curry the 2 biggest overpaid lazy bums, then he gets my vote for Executive of the Year!
One very important fact that everyone should be aware of; the CBA between the NBA and the NBAPA expires in 2010. If the economy hasn't recovered sufficiently, there's a very good chance the salaries for players will be lower because the salary cap number for teams will be lower...

If the players can get deals in Europe where very wealthy Europeans can give contracts free of U.S. tax, I wouldn't be surprised if some upper eschelon players decide to play there...
George

AOL

#42 Nov 21, 2008
If the Knicks are still bad after the 2009-10 season why would any of the players who can be free agents that summer come to New York? Team that the free agent plays for can always offer the most money without having to be concerned about the salary cap. Also who knows how good the Knicks will be after the 2009-10 season and what their roster will look like.
bill

East Quogue, NY

#43 Nov 21, 2008
Why don't they just get rid of all the players and have a lottery before each game to see which fans get to play.
Kevin

Farmingdale, NY

#44 Nov 22, 2008
Anyone who doesn't like these moves is ignorant or uneducated in what it truly does for the franchise in 2010. It's not just about Lebron James. They are now 30 million under the cap and propbably will deal Curry also. That gives them leverage to sign 2 big stars not just one.
Look what the Celtics just did last year when they got Garnett and Ray Allen. Players want a chance to win a championship. The Knicks can ask Lebron who he would like to play w/ and have him sell that player on coming to the Knicks w/ him.
It's not just Lebron. Look at who could be available in 2010, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Stoudamire, Nash, Yao Ming, Tyson Chandler.
The Knick can sign 2 of these players and sell the idea of coming to the Garden as a package deal to win a championship.
Donnie Walsh in a few months just made this Knicks franchise relevant in NYC again. PURE GENIUS
DickBarnett

Waynesville, NC

#45 Nov 22, 2008
Hallejia!! Lets get rid of all ties and players connected to Thomas. Next let's ship his sorry a*s*s back to Detroit.

Since: Jan 07

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#46 Nov 22, 2008
Kevin wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like these moves is ignorant or uneducated in what it truly does for the franchise in 2010. It's not just about Lebron James. They are now 30 million under the cap and propbably will deal Curry also. That gives them leverage to sign 2 big stars not just one.
Look what the Celtics just did last year when they got Garnett and Ray Allen. Players want a chance to win a championship. The Knicks can ask Lebron who he would like to play w/ and have him sell that player on coming to the Knicks w/ him.
It's not just Lebron. Look at who could be available in 2010, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Stoudamire, Nash, Yao Ming, Tyson Chandler.
The Knick can sign 2 of these players and sell the idea of coming to the Garden as a package deal to win a championship.
Donnie Walsh in a few months just made this Knicks franchise relevant in NYC again. PURE GENIUS
just because they are available doesn't mean that ANY of them think that D'ANton's style can win a NBA championship. This isn't like when Pat Riley came HE had won a chamnpionship. What has WAlsh/D'Anton done (or won) besides being 'well respected' by the SPorts media?

We've all been conned. All the excitement built of the 4-2 start, a new style showing positive results and they blow up the team after 11 games, send top 2 scorers and NBA leading rebounder out.
Then the great D'Anton gets on the pre-game last night and with a straight face says that a playoff spot is still the goal. Then I hear shill Daily News reporters say on their SNY show that Walsh got it right and that 'why play for 35-04 wins.

I made the mistake of watching last nights game. They were down 24-12 in the 1st quarter and Lee and Malik Rose housting up 3's fell down by 24. Marbury stuck to bench.

Here's a thought, who is the last NBA Free Agent that turned down the Max contract from his current team to sign elsewhere and why do they think Lebron will be the first? Also what makes them think that Lebron thinks the The great D'Anton's style can win a NBA championship?

At these prices they could get 17,000 no-shows for the next 2 years. Why bother to buy a ticket to watch players that will be gone in 2010?
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#47 Nov 22, 2008
Kevin wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like these moves is ignorant or uneducated in what it truly does for the franchise in 2010. It's not just about Lebron James. They are now 30 million under the cap and propbably will deal Curry also. That gives them leverage to sign 2 big stars not just one.
Look what the Celtics just did last year when they got Garnett and Ray Allen. Players want a chance to win a championship. The Knicks can ask Lebron who he would like to play w/ and have him sell that player on coming to the Knicks w/ him.
It's not just Lebron. Look at who could be available in 2010, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Stoudamire, Nash, Yao Ming, Tyson Chandler.
The Knick can sign 2 of these players and sell the idea of coming to the Garden as a package deal to win a championship.
Donnie Walsh in a few months just made this Knicks franchise relevant in NYC again. PURE GENIUS
I agree with most everything you posted. Two points to make:

1. Eddy Curry's contract will be hard to move. He's a one dimensional player. With NBA attendance down almost 20% compared to this time last season and the economic downturn upon the sports fan, many teams will think long and hard to take that contract.

2. Kevin Garnett, when traded to the Celtics, agreed in the extension he signed to take less money in the 1st year in order for Boston to sign potential FA's. How many players today are willing to do that?...
jerry

United States

#48 Nov 22, 2008
Unbelievable, these guys are much worse than Isiah. Craw was all star in his prime. Harrington is a malcontent where ever he goes. Collins was a triple double threat once he started, Mobley is a shoot first, low percentage ball hog, who is over paid. Tim Thomas is a role player past his prime. Randolf was in his prime and would have fetched at least a first round pick had they waited for midseason trade. Steve Smith is lauding this as a smart move, what a fool. The Knicks lost their two best players, got nothing in return and didn't even get a pick. On top of that they lost the most promising PG they have in Collins. Disgusting. These guys are nuts. Why should we wait another year and a half to get a shot at LJ. He might be injured, dead, in another country or just decide to play elsewhere. No excuse Donnie. The you have D'Antoni not playing Marbury and now he can't even beg him to play. They should have been playing him all along. Isiah built a team that a good coach could have won 50 games with when healthy. These morons are getting rid of the best players for a shot at someone who might not be as good a 1 1/2 years down the road. Like we want to wait. Fine, you want to wait Donnie and D'an, pay the fans back and we'll come back in 2 years and see what you have. Right now you don't even have a backup point guard.
admrl

Malverne, NY

#49 Nov 22, 2008
55 arg wrote:
I guess itīs a good trade, but please tell me who is going to score those 20ppg that crawford is giving us!!!
Who cars about his 20 points- did all of his points win anything for the knicks so far? It's all about clearing cap space- once we do we will be the most attractive market for the markee free agents.- Knicks are not contenders with crawford and randolph anyway, but now they might be in 2 years thanks to actual leadership shown at the garden

Since: Jan 07

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#50 Nov 24, 2008
Kevin wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like these moves is ignorant or uneducated in what it truly does for the franchise in 2010. It's not just about Lebron James. They are now 30 million under the cap and propbably will deal Curry also. That gives them leverage to sign 2 big stars not just one.
Look what the Celtics just did last year when they got Garnett and Ray Allen. Players want a chance to win a championship. The Knicks can ask Lebron who he would like to play w/ and have him sell that player on coming to the Knicks w/ him.
It's not just Lebron. Look at who could be available in 2010, Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Stoudamire, Nash, Yao Ming, Tyson Chandler.
The Knick can sign 2 of these players and sell the idea of coming to the Garden as a package deal to win a championship.
Donnie Walsh in a few months just made this Knicks franchise relevant in NYC again. PURE GENIUS
Garnett and Allen were trades NOT FA signings. so be careful whwo you call ignorant. MCHale gift wrapped Garnett for his ex teammate Ainge. history will prove who's right with the Knicks. If they sign two top FA's in 2010 then it's all good.
If in 2010 they don't sign any of the top Free agents what execuse will you accept then?
ANother question is how many of the top Free Agents think that D'ANton's style can win a NBa championship?
I LEVEL

Shirley, NY

#51 Nov 24, 2008
Next to go, Curry and Marbury then the stench of the Thomas era will be removed.

“Living the dream!”

Since: Nov 07

Pleasanton, California

#52 Nov 24, 2008
Monta Motorcycle Ellis wrote:
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Wow you a clown...crawford gonna carry u to that championship uh???? delusional....
"championship"??? Are YOU nuts???
I'm a Dubs fan.
I'll be happy with ANY post season basketball!
GO WARRIORS!!!

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