Knicks urge fans to be patient in title quest

Full story: Newsday

In his final address on the 2008-09 season Thursday, general manager Donnie Walsh acknowledged the "need to get better elements" on the Knicks , that Eddy Curry will spend some time this offseason at a Detroit-based clinic for weight loss, and that the 2010 plan could be moved up a year to this summer if the right deal - and right franchise player ...
Comments
1 - 20 of 33 Comments Last updated Apr 23, 2009
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“Wilma”

Since: Oct 07

Yonkers

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Apr 17, 2009
 
OK! Ten more tears and then we expect a playoff team. That's it or I'm out.
jys22

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Apr 17, 2009
 
I don't know about this. They might have an easier time developing Saer Sene into an All-Star than getting Eddy Curry into shape muhaha. Also, getting Eddy Curry to volunteer for the summer league (which would be a big step in winning back fans) would be a miracle in itself. Here's to the off-season!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Apr 17, 2009
 
Kidds claim to fame is not being able to get out of the first round with players like K-Mart, Jefferson and Vince Carter. He also promoted the firing of Byron Scott in favor of Franks who never got past the first round, is a .500 coach at best but remains under the NY sports media radar. Now they keep promoting Kidd at 36, to run an offense where the PG needs to be able to hit an outside shot, something Kidd never could do with the game on the line. The team that started the season could be in the playoffs now. INstead they gutted the team in preparation for 2010. THis is now the Clippers, perenial lottery participants... sad
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Apr 17, 2009
 
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
Kidds claim to fame is not being able to get out of the first round with players like K-Mart, Jefferson and Vince Carter. He also promoted the firing of Byron Scott in favor of Franks who never got past the first round, is a .500 coach at best but remains under the NY sports media radar. Now they keep promoting Kidd at 36, to run an offense where the PG needs to be able to hit an outside shot, something Kidd never could do with the game on the line. The team that started the season could be in the playoffs now. Instead they gutted the team in preparation for 2010. This is now the Clippers, perennial lottery participants... sad
I don't know where you were, but for 2 straight seasons (2001-2002 & 2002-2003), the Nets went to the NBA FINALS with Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson led by Jason Kidd...

I believe the Nets are far better positioned for success based on their drafting in the last 2 years than the Knicks. The Nets don't trade their 1st rounders like the Knicks did going back to the 1980's...

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Apr 17, 2009
 
NYStateOfMind wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where you were, but for 2 straight seasons (2001-2002 & 2002-2003), the Nets went to the NBA FINALS with Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson led by Jason Kidd...
I believe the Nets are far better positioned for success based on their drafting in the last 2 years than the Knicks. The Nets don't trade their 1st rounders like the Knicks did going back to the 1980's...
yea okay 7 years ago, so two years from now he's supposed to lead the ks WHERE exactly??!!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Apr 17, 2009
 
8 years of losing, when does it stop?
I really hope they have a plan in place to improve what once was a proud team.
New York needs a winner.
36 years and counting.
Tiffany

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Apr 17, 2009
 

Judged:

1

I dont care,i will always stand behind my team,their not perfect,but this year,they did play their hardest

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Apr 17, 2009
 
NYStateOfMind wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where you were, but for 2 straight seasons (2001-2002 & 2002-2003), the Nets went to the NBA FINALS with Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson led by Jason Kidd...
I believe the Nets are far better positioned for success based on their drafting in the last 2 years than the Knicks. The Nets don't trade their 1st rounders like the Knicks did going back to the 1980's...
what 1st rounders did the KNicks trade. IN the Ewing and playoff years those 1st rounders were usually low round picks tryiong to make a playoff team.
this year they have the 8th slot with only maybe 3 blue chip franchise-making players in the draft

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Apr 17, 2009
 
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>what 1st rounders did the KNicks trade. IN the Ewing and playoff years those 1st rounders were usually low round picks tryiong to make a playoff team.
this year they have the 8th slot with only maybe 3 blue chip franchise-making players in the draft
To be honest, this year's draft is not that strong at all.
There's no franchise players at all and what big man is coming out to change a team's fortune?
College basketball has become guard oreiented and dominated.
I'm curious as to what type of player they'll get with the 8th pick.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Apr 17, 2009
 
I LEVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
To be honest, this year's draft is not that strong at all.
There's no franchise players at all and what big man is coming out to change a team's fortune?
College basketball has become guard oreiented and dominated.
I'm curious as to what type of player they'll get with the 8th pick.
Either way, when they say that only Chandler and Galinari are untouchable. I don't see how the plan is for 2010. they have one major plus on there side, the NY sports media has bought into the 'patience' theme and we know most fans think how they are told to. Knicks say why make the playoffs with 40 something wins media says 'okay
take as long as you need', every previous coach (including Larry Brown) got the message show 'this is NY, show improvement now or you are gone'... This isn't Riley or Phil JAckson.. Neither Walsh nor D'anton has ever won a title..

all they've done in other jobs, is put together playoff contenders that MAYBE get out of the first round.... which is what they had here the first week of the season.. we'll see
Tiffany

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Apr 17, 2009
 

Judged:

1

If the knicks were smart,they would keep nate robinson,and david lee,their 2 key player
Chuck

West New York, NJ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Apr 17, 2009
 
"So although Carlos Boozer may become available, don't expect the Knicks - who are owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday - to jump at him."

Why do we need to know who owns the knicks and newsday in every article?? its annoying!
Tiffany

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Apr 17, 2009
 

Judged:

1

Wow,i did'nt even know that they were owned by cablevision,and newsday
Thats BS

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Apr 18, 2009
 
The Knicks would LOVE to be mediocre but have been run into the ground by walsh. He should just ask people to be patient for another decade because there isnt a player on the knick team that could start, or even play for a champ.
Red Holzman

East Moriches, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Apr 18, 2009
 
As a long time Knick fan, the way I see it, the team's level of suck was not as bad this season as it was last season. And getting further under the salary cap was a major accomplishment, so there is some hope for next year and beyond. The only thing they need to do is get smarter players who can play some defense, unlike Al Harrington, who makes the same hanging on the rim mistake TWICE IN TWO WEEKS!!! And is Nate Robinson wants to be slam dunk king, he can go somehere else and be one since his act is getting very tiring.
JEP

Snellville, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Apr 19, 2009
 
Of course I'll continue to be patient. Didn't watch didn't care last year. Didn't watch didn't care this year. Won't watch won't care next year. Tell you what Donnie, you let me know when I should start caring again, until that time I'll continue to be patient.

“Wilma”

Since: Oct 07

Yonkers

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Apr 20, 2009
 
You're kidding, right?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Apr 20, 2009
 
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>Either way, when they say that only Chandler and Galinari are untouchable. I don't see how the plan is for 2010. they have one major plus on there side, the NY sports media has bought into the 'patience' theme and we know most fans think how they are told to. Knicks say why make the playoffs with 40 something wins media says 'okay
take as long as you need', every previous coach (including Larry Brown) got the message show 'this is NY, show improvement now or you are gone'... This isn't Riley or Phil JAckson.. Neither Walsh nor D'anton has ever won a title..
all they've done in other jobs, is put together playoff contenders that MAYBE get out of the first round.... which is what they had here the first week of the season.. we'll see
The Knick's problems begin and end with the Dolans.
They have proven to be incompetent, threw away tons of money on either talent that did not work out or coaches that didn't work out.
As well as trade away young players that are now productive for other teams (Trevor Ariza for example) took on bad contracts of non productive players who other teams no longer wanted.
They got lucky in the draft with David Lee, Wilson Chandler and Nate Robinson.
The jury is still out on Galanari, he's had an injury prone rookie year.
The crazy thing is, the fans still show up at MSG and that's all the Dolans care about.
No matter what type of team they put on the floor, as long as the fans show up, that's fine with them.
But the real true blue, die hard fans want a winner period.
It remains to be seen what off season moves they make as well as what they do in the draft.
Tiffany

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Apr 20, 2009
 

Judged:

1

The only hope we got is the draft,lets see who we get

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Apr 20, 2009
 
Tiffany wrote:
The only hope we got is the draft,lets see who we get
The draft this year is not that strong, very few impact players, the type the Knicks need.
That's why next year's free agent class is so important, a few great players that can take the Knicks to the next level.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Eddy Curry Discussions

Search the Eddy Curry Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Ex-NBA Player's Girlfriend, Daughter Murderer C... (Feb '13) Feb '13 Mark Winshel 1
Knicks on the 'pay no mind' list (Feb '08) Mar '12 terrome porter 21
Heat's Mike Miller targeting Tuesday return vs.... (Jan '12) Jan '12 Anonymous 1
Pelton: How would Bernard King fare today? (Oct '11) Oct '11 Orzette Lincoln 2
Timberwolves assist Carmelo Anthony trade, send... (Feb '11) Mar '11 jrogalav 59
Wolves said to be party in possible Anthony deal (Feb '11) Feb '11 nbasniper1 40
Former Bulls player Eddy Curry's Burr Ridge hom... (Jul '09) Jan '11 Obama 10
•••
•••
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••