Greek team offers 2-year deal to Knic...

Greek team offers 2-year deal to Knicks' Robinson

There are 22 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 14, 2009, titled Greek team offers 2-year deal to Knicks' Robinson. In it, Newsday reports that:

Nate Robinson may be getting a big fat Greek payday. Newsday has learned that Olympiakos, the Athens-based team that last summer lured Josh Childress away from the NBA , has offered the Knicks ' 5-9 guard a two-year contract.

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NYStateOfMind

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#23 Jul 19, 2009
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They've won 9 more games than the previous season and could have won more and made the playoffs if they were a better defensive team; a glaring weakness.
With the 9 more wins they are at least going in the right direction under Walsh.
Will they improve on that remains to be seen, at least they allowed Wilson Chandler to develop, Galinari remains a mystery since he was injured most of the season and played in only 28 games.
At this point things can only look up and get better for them.
Are they bringing back Al Harrington?
I don't know if the Knicks could have won more. They had no interior defense to speak of which was their biggest weakness. They're not terribly athletic...

Gallinari does need to come back healthy. You don't invest the 6th pick in the draft on someone who is physically fragile as was reported. That said, in the games I saw him play, he could hang with solid NBA players...

Harrington does have 1 more year guaranteed at $10 million (see link)...

http://www.sportscity.com/NBA/New-York-Knicks...

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#24 Jul 24, 2009
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I agree with you that Lee is a complimentary player. No complimentary player makes 8 figures per season...
The team Isiah "assembled" was terribly flawed regarding matchups and styles. He made the trade for Marbury, which I agreed with. The only issue is Marbury is long gone and the Knicks don't have a 2010 1st. round pick because of it...
The Celtics have some good runs left in them as long as Garnett, Pierce, and Allen can stay healthy. The Raptors have retooled? How so? The Cavs traded an aging low post player that doesn't care to play any interior defense. They better pray that LeBron stays healthy as the offense goes through him...
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Blow up what playoff team? What do you expect Walsh/D'Antoni to accomplish in 1 season? Did you forget the Knicks won 9 more games last season than the prior season? They gave Wilson Chandler the chance to play and he rewarded them with solid, consistent play. Would Isiah given Chandler a chance to start? I doubt it. He would have started his Chi-Town HB Q-Rich until he couldn't shoot or move...
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The so-called NYC sports experts agree with the Knick plan by getting the salary cap relief needed to go after 2 prime FA's in 2010. Did those players make the Knicks better. Certain not by the 2007-2008 season record...
BTW, did the Warriors or the Clippers make the playoffs last season with those trades?...
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The Knicks are trying to build something. They rid themselves of the long contracts of Randolph, Crawford, and the ever infamous drunk and buffet eating expert Jerome James (another great Isiah signing). You have to rid the salaries that prove not to give the expected return in order to rebuild...
. For credibilty you really shouldn't acccept what 'sport experts' say as worthy of repeating. I'm not sure when you last atched an NBA game burt every NBA team is flawed. The successfull ones have a Kobe, Lebron, Garnett, Nash or Duncan to make a difference. Problem is there aren't many of those stars to go around so you build with youth.

For Walsh to still maintain that he can't sign Lee and jeporadize 2010 is a joke. the NBA has already said that the salary cap will go down not up for 2010. Meaning the KNicks may have ONE max contract. All the major FA's are with playoff teams and will be close to their 30's. What major Free agent will come to NYK by himself to play for a team 8 years out of the playoffs, even with "the next Bird" Galinari and CHandler?
This is just a setup. A contender will give the NBA double-double leader Lee his deserved money. He could become the second ex-KNIck to win a NBA title before his ex-mates sniff a playoff game.

IN 2011 when no major FA's accept the NYK's offer, Walsh, will say 'how could we have anticipated that?".. it's called reality.

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