Walsh could pursue trades rather than...

Walsh could pursue trades rather than LeBron

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 15, 2009, titled Walsh could pursue trades rather than LeBron. In it, Newsday reports that:

The LeBronathon hype has been dialed down since it reached a fever pitch in November, when King James came to the Garden days after Donnie Walsh made salary cap-clearing trades to clear the way for a ...

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Joe Parker

Newark, DE

#1 Mar 15, 2009
>> that they are believed to be more likely to fill their needs for a star-quality player by seeking a trade rather than shoveling out cap-restricted riches for one player.

Who believes this other than you? Never heard this theory ... anywhere.

Geneva, OH

#2 Mar 15, 2009
But I thought Lebron coming here was a lock... No way. This can't be true. The media around here told us that Lebron would be coming here- that there is no reason he would stay in Cleveland. Now, that same media wants to take it all back? Common now. You stand in the grave you made.

I never thought he would come, and the media is a bunch f morons. Goes to figure Newsday is owned by the same group as the Knicks- both are jokes

Northumberland, PA

#3 Mar 15, 2009
You said you thought it was a lock, then you said you never thought he would come. Which is it? Nobody in the media here said it was a lock. And just remember one thing, "If Knicks fans want to go to sleep and not wake up til July 10, 2010, they can do that because it is going to be a big day!" You don't say that if you're not thinking about leaving for NY.....

Ocala, FL

#4 Mar 15, 2009
Anthony might be worth getting, but Lamar is too old. The Knicks need players they can build around. Who could the Knicks give up? Nate and Chandler? That would be steep. The Knicks are better off signing known commodoties and building around their center of Nate, Lee, Chander and Gallo. Giving up any one of those would start the cycle over again. With the economy as is they would be better off waiting for a player to free up. The number one on the list should be Dwayne Wade. Then need a scorer in the 2. He is the best clutch player out there. Perhaps sending Nate, Chandler their first round pick this year would entice the Heat. But Pat is no dummy he knows Wades value and clutch performance so unless wade is set to bolt he is going to keep him. Other than that I think the Knicks core right now is good enough to challenge for a championship in a couple of years, all they need is a shot blocker. Perhaps they can trade Curry for a draft pick. Curry is only 25 or so. He is a tradeable player but needs to play so other teams can gauge his worth. He still has tons of potential and can give a team a good 8 to 10 years of 20 and 10 down low. My biggest concern with him is his inability to block a shot. So I would rather trade him for a chance to pick up Monroe or Thabeet even if we have to give him up and a pick and take on a big contract for him. To have a shot blocker that can rebound and run the court is tantamount for the Knicks right now. Maybe this Chek Samba or whatever his name is can fill the role.

I think a player that can run and block shots down low can turn the Knicks record around 10 games. So if we are 28 and 37 now, I think we are 38 and 27 with a shotblocker next year with the same players we have now. It is that important and will take some stress off of Lee to not have to rebound every ball and play opposing centers. That will make him and the team that much more rested in the 4th.

Ocala, FL

#5 Mar 15, 2009
A couple of other players that are not on the big radar yet that I think would be worth pursuing are DeAndre Jordan of the clips, blocks shots and rebounds like no one else on the floor. Mohammed Sene of OK, a raw talent that hasn't played ball long but is 7 foot runs the floor and can block anything in his perimeter, needs a few years but well worth the gamble, suppossedly has a good attitude. The last guy who I think the knicks should go after is Dorsey of Houston. He is a mean rebounder reminds me of Mahorn a bit but a better shotblocker and a winner/enforcer. Picking up him with either Thabeet, Sene or Jordan would be a major coup. Monroe is also in the running I just don't know how good a SB he is. Get er done Donny, Get er done.

Ocala, FL

#6 Mar 15, 2009
Trade Curry and Harrington for McGrady, Dorsey and Lowry and a first rounder. The rockets might want to get from under McGrady's contract. The Knicks need a SG, even if McGrady can only play 20 minutes a game for the rest of his career that is better than Curry/Harrington. They can use Lowry as a backup PG, which they need and Dorsey is an animal on the boards and blocking shots. They can then package the draft pick they get with their own and trade down 2 for 1 to get Thabeet or Monroe. Ah, if it were only that easy, right Donnie.
LeBron staying a Cav

Ravenna, OH

#7 Mar 15, 2009
Get over him already NY! LBJ is staying put. The Cavs will beat the Lakers in seven this year and beat 'em again next year and the year after that. This is just the beginning of a 10 year Cavs dynasty. Plus, Chris Bosh will be a Cav soon as well. The lowly Knicks will continue to be the lowly Knicks because Mike D'Antoni ignores defense. He couldn't win in Phoniex with an all-star lineup. He won't win in NY either because defense wins championships not offence. Good luck NY. You're gonna need it.

Downey, CA

#8 Mar 15, 2009
Lamar plays the power forward, not small forward position. Not in many years. You sir, are a clown and an idiot. No wonder the newspaper business is tanking

Ocala, FL

#9 Mar 15, 2009
Another try would be to trade Curry and a first rounder to the Clips for Camby/Jordan and a second rounder. That would give us an instant SB who comes off the books and a guy who can grow into the role. Camby can be signed for 3 more years using the exception and Jordan can grow into the role of SB. They get rid of Curry's contract and get the SB they need right now and for later. With the 2nd rounder they can take a chance on a project. There is no big players after the 6th pick or so that is better than Jordan.

Geneva, OH

#10 Mar 15, 2009
those who chase rainbows usually get egg on their face

Geneva, OH

#11 Mar 15, 2009
Tony, are you serious? You think Lebron was referring to him becoming a Knick and not 25 something stars becoming free agents? You are nuts man- no offense, but you just are not that smart

United States

#12 Mar 15, 2009
Why the hell would we want Lamar Odom? For that we should've just kept Zach Randolph! Lamar Odom is no KG, no Ray Allen. Nash is old and plays ZERO defense, please, lets just stick with our plan unless we can trade for Bosh and sign another star in 2010

San Antonio, TX

#13 Mar 15, 2009
Why is it, that in every Knicks article written by Newsday, must the writer specify that Cablevision owns both the Knicks and Newsday. It's really becoming a pain to have to read that in every Newsday article.
Steven A Smith

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 15, 2009
So it begins, the New York media starts back tracking on Lebron. Attempting to slowly wean the readership off the lies it used to sell papers. The withdraw symptoms are not going to be easy Knick fans. At least they’re starting early. I’d say the original plan was to keep selling you guys this crack until early next year. Unfortunately, the economy (and Lebron seriously considering signing an extension this summer) called their bluff. It could have been worse Knick fans, they could have waited until Lebron resigned with Cleveland and simply feigned ignorance.

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