Oh yeah Marbury traded for Steve Francis too.... HAHAHA. give the new regime a chance I agree. Didn't Marbury make the Ewing trade and Mcdyess trade.<quoted text>
I agree with the first part of your post. Steph doesn't have the running mates for his skills to show. I don't see how having Marbury with Curry and Randolph will work under the coaching philosophy of D'Antoni. This could very well be the last season the Knicks will be out of the playoffs as more salaries will come off the cap.
Knick fans need to be patient as (I believe) Walsh will make moves for the 2010-2011 season.
As far as your comments about New York fans being 'racist' about rich minority athletes, I couldn't disagree more. If you play hard with maximum effort, New York fans could care less what the colour of your skin is. When the Knicks started the 2006-2007 season, they did show maximum effort and the fans were right behind them, even though there were more losses than wins. Unfortunately, this did not translate to success over time.
Hopefully, Jim(my boy) Dolan will allow Walsh, et al, to 'rebuild' the franchise to respectability...
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#24 Jul 2, 2008
I guess Marbury has had a LOT of bad coaches, because he has played 14 seasons with 4 different teams and has not won a single playoff series.
He is a loser. That is why New Yorkers (and fans from Phoenix, NJ, and Minnesota) hate him.
If he could really play fans would look past his bad attitude and crazy behavior and comments, but he just can't play the game.
He hasn't been a "star" or the best player on any team since Lincoln HS.
#25 Jul 2, 2008
Well Wallace and Miller are both tied up for 2 years, so it is only taking on one additional year for both. Also, there is no way that either Wade, James, or Bosh are going to go to a small market like Sac Town. If they clear the cap space, they will end up paying a max contract for a borderline star
#26 Jul 2, 2008
lets be real..marbury is not a point guard..hes a shooting guard. hes been a shooting guard since high school. but you cant blame him for what the knicks have been through all these yrs. crawford is probably the only player who is playing better than people thought. if you can get a guard that will just distribute the ball and play defense then you might have something . hell..in philly if anyone remembers iverson wasnt the point guard..snow was. and they made the playoffs without a legit big man.
zach and curry have potential but why have the same people who play the same position on the floor at the same time, bad chemisty right there. what knicks need are some decent roll players (boston and lakers prime example and they both made it to the finals)..why is it these gm's such as ny..dallas..load up on 10 players averaging 20 a game and cant even get past the first round?..1 or 2 stars are ok ..but 10 players that are just looking for their name in the scoring column..not good..i'll take a player who can give me 10ppg 8 boards 4 assist..and some hussle than a 28ppg whiner who is going to complain about how everyone else is playing.
#27 Jul 2, 2008
Agree with you on Zach and Curry, one has to go. I think Curry should stay because he is more of a true center and can score against anyone down low. Putting Randolf down with him crowds the paint and makes it difficult to score and get rythm. Gallinari should do wonders for Curry since he will pull bigger men from the middle to free up some space for Eddie to operate. Now I don't think Gallinari is a Power Forward, he is a small forward that is big. He is not a great rebounder but will help on the boards. Teaming him with Lee is the perfect combo. Lee can run the court and does his damage from the inside, rebounding and scoring off misses. He is also starting to hit the open shot. Look for his range to increase this year along with his confidence in his shot. He is a great passer from down low so he can pass out to Craw and Gallinari and even Duhon/Nate/Marbury in the 3 pt range. Gallinari can also drive and pull up and hit the j. The paint should be pretty empty with Gallinari outside. Lets stop the talk about Gallinari being a PF. He isn't, maybe in 6 or 7 years at the ripe old age of 26/27, but not now. He should stay outside and occasionally drive to keep the defense honest. Lee should stay down low and the talk about getting rid of Lee so Gallinari should be halted by Danny and D'Antoni because he isn't ready to fill that role and won't be for a while. Meanwhile Lee is the perfect complement can run the court/pass/rebound play decent D and hustle from beginning to end. Gallinari is supposed to be a hustle player too, so the Knicks should show some real grit with Lee, Gallinari, Craw and Nate on the floor. Curry can score but he cannot run. The Knicks still need that elusive shotblocker/rebounder who can run the court. A Marcus Camby type. Perhaps Jeffries can take some time in the middle from Curry and run the opposition ragged and then insert Curry to pound them down low. That mix might work well. Randolf has to go since he can't block a shot and doesn't have great foot speed and can't body up against the bigger centers.
#28 Jul 2, 2008
I am hearing that duhon is also talking to orlando and he is intrested in orlando says his agent...
What do you guys think about carlos arroyo i was looking at there stats and are pretty much equal except arroyo has a better feild goal %... I think arroyo can run and slash between defenders better than duhon let me know what you guys think. I preffer arroyo i think he can be very good under d antoni..WE ALL SAW WHAT HE DID TO TEAM USA WHEN HE IS RUNNING...
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