Knicks' new mantra: Fiscal responsibi...

Knicks' new mantra: Fiscal responsibility

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 16, 2008, titled Knicks' new mantra: Fiscal responsibility. In it, Newsday reports that:

Isiah Thomas said before Wednesday night's game -- brace yourself -- that the Knicks' plan is to avoid taking on more salary so they can get their cap number and luxury-tax bill under control.

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United States

#1 Jan 16, 2008
too bad genius isiah didn't adopt this mantra 2 years ago because by now if he had, the knicks would be pretty close to the cap (antonio davis, penny hardaway etc)

Since: Oct 07

Oakdale, NY

#2 Jan 16, 2008
tjrover wrote:
too bad genius isiah didn't adopt this mantra 2 years ago because by now if he had, the knicks would be pretty close to the cap (antonio davis, penny hardaway etc)
I was thinking the same thing. I'll say this, however;don't you think it's funny that these NY writers scream for "big name players", and then complain about salary cap spending when it doesn't work?

Elmwood Park, IL

#3 Jan 17, 2008
What `deals' are you talking about? The one where IT won't send Lee for Artest? Would you do that deal?? Cmon, other Teams GM's are po'd cause IT won't give up Lee and you are falling for that crap. The Knicks HAVE to keep Lee for the future . Forget this crap about OTHER GM's bitching cuz the Knicks won't give them what they want!
Also he has to play the trade game, or he gets took.
I am betting Artest ends up a Knick without giving up Lee - which is IT'S goal.(maybe not the `other' GM'S goal)
John tarpey

Lynbrook, NY

#4 Jan 17, 2008
I agree with you: 100%
That's why we need to unload LAZY, DISINTRESTED, BAD CHARACTER GUYS !!!!!!!
Stephon Marbury, Zach Randolph, Eddy Curry & Quentin Richardson.
Trade these guy's for expiring contracts, get cap relief & improve your lottery position, we need to put ourselves in a position to draft a Franchise Player !!!!!
Go back in Knick history: Charles Smith to the San Antonio Spurs for the expiring contracts of: JR Reid, Brad Louhaus & Willie Anderson.
That is the EXACT example of the trades that need to be made. That makes alot of sense, while also making Knick fans very happy. A Plan that will work, and won't take a long time to turn the Franchise around, Look at the Portland Trailblazers !!!!!!! They rid themselves of all the problem people & turned it around.
trenell dixon

Beulah, MS

#5 Jan 17, 2008
I like the roster that has been aquired. i think marbury is a mistake but everybody makes mistakes. if the knicks turn it around then thomas is a genuis. I'm going to go on a limb a say they will turn it around.

Since: Oct 07

Oakdale, NY

#6 Jan 17, 2008
trenell dixon wrote:
I like the roster that has been aquired. i think marbury is a mistake but everybody makes mistakes. if the knicks turn it around then thomas is a genuis. I'm going to go on a limb a say they will turn it around.
I like some of these young energetic guys, too.
I hope you are right.

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jan 17, 2008
Nothing Isiah says can be believed. He should be selling used cars, not running a basketball team.
Knicks Fan

Levittown, NY

#8 Jan 17, 2008
You have to fix the mess by getting under the cap after Marbury/James/ Rose come off next yr.

The goal should be 2010 and beyond.

To do this you have to look to trade off serviceable players like Jeffries and Q Richardson to teams in the playoff hunt who have expiring contracts. Orlando (Garrity, Arroyo) Cleveland (Newble), Toronto (Nesterovic) and Atlanta (Wright, Lue) make perfect sense.

If you want to make a big deal, decide between Curry or Randolph. the Lakers need help right now with Bynum sidelined. Trade one for Kwami's expiring contract plus the young PG Crittenton.

Then you have to assess your young players. What will Lee, Robinson, Crawford, Balkman, Chandler be? If necessary, to get under the cap, you may have to trade 1-2 in reverse order listed above.

I have a brain. That's why I'm not GM.

Bronx, NY

#9 Jan 17, 2008
In New York we have to spend to win,look at the Yankees. Unfortunatly some players' mentality is obviously an issue, but it can be fixed if determination and discipline were used. Spend the money, but, try to get better scouting reports on these players. From eating habits, their goals, reaction to discipline; interaction with other players etc. Check for dirt.
Bda Dude

Oakland, NJ

#10 Jan 17, 2008
Who is drinking the kool aid now
jimbo Dolan

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jan 17, 2008
Isiah was quoted the other day that this is the time of the year that teams makes mistakes that can set you back for 3 or 4 years. He's talking from experience. Marbury is a perfect example. They need to let these contracts expire unless they get equal or better value in the process of dumping them. Get character guys that consider themselves basketball players, not businessmen like Marbury claims to be. They don't list that position on the roster, nor should they!

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2008
Simeon Russell

United States

#13 Jan 17, 2008
I agree with some of what you said. I do not understand why Thomas would not try to get Mike Bibby for Marbury since Bibby's salary will come off the cap next year as well. We just might get a quality point guard that will fit in the the Knicks schemes and not be such a cancer in the locker room. If he works out resign him after next year, if not then let him go.

But i do not agree that the Knicks have stopped cultivating young talent. Yes we acquired Randolph, but Randolph is young and he continues to need development as well. We just need to fit him into the lineup. Now I do believe the acquisition of Randolph bothered the Knicks chemistry, which is what I attribute to their current record, but I believe when/if he meshes with the team, this will be a dangerous team.

Look for the Knicks to have a good second half to the season, they may not get into the playoffs, but I expect a very competitive second half to the season by the Knicks and you should too.


#14 Jan 18, 2008
they are all bums
Spoken Truth


#15 Jan 19, 2008
Fire isaiah!!! ASAP! & what is the world coming to? marbury conjecturing that if he was a GM he would keep himself on the roster 4 another year? LOL...clearly shows why he'll never be a GM, ever! Ship his ass to the D-League if possible please.

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