Knicks turn down Nate Robinson trade,...

Knicks turn down Nate Robinson trade, pick up Larry Hughes, Chr...

There are 28 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Knicks turn down Nate Robinson trade, pick up Larry Hughes, Chr.... In it, Newsday reports that:

The Knicks have turned down a trade for guard Nate Robinson that would have saved them money against the salary cap but would have cost them one of their most popular players.

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joey

Henderson, NV

#1 Feb 19, 2009
donnie walsh is my hero, how did he find a team to take jerome james, malik rose , tim thomas. and manage to get back some decent guys, and good move not trading nate, we are not getting to guys in 2010 letes not be gready i am happy if we even get 1 if we sign david and nate all we need is 1 other big time superstar to be contenders in the east. and after all if we don't get lebron james we are not winning a championship, so we will probaly get like bosh, or joe johnson neither 1 is good enough to win a championship with so stop the talk about getting 2 guys in 2010 all we need is 1
butch

Fredonia, NY

#2 Feb 19, 2009
They need to trade loser Nate but for more value than what the Kings were offering. Maybe this off season. I'd hold onto Lee, though. He'd be a valuable player on a winning team. Knicks need more than just Lebron. Lebron-bosh-Lee combo would be nice, and tough role players.
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#3 Feb 19, 2009
butch wrote:
They need to trade loser Nate but for more value than what the Kings were offering. Maybe this off season. I'd hold onto Lee, though. He'd be a valuable player on a winning team. Knicks need more than just Lebron. Lebron-bosh-Lee combo would be nice, and tough role players.
Not fcr anything, but I would have JUMPED at the chance to move both Robinson and Jefferies to free salary for 2010...
been there

United States

#4 Feb 19, 2009
damn- they do have a plan!
knix

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Feb 19, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
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Not fcr anything, but I would have JUMPED at the chance to move both Robinson and Jefferies to free salary for 2010...
I know you would. Not saying it was the wrong move, but for just $6.5 million? Nate's a tough one to figure. Could he adjust his game to play on a contender? And if he did, is he then worth the money? Maybe Nate sticks around for this year and next, plays entertaining ball, then leaves before a star is acquired. I do think Walsh values Lee and Chandler more than Nate for the future.
hooray

Paterson, NJ

#6 Feb 19, 2009
Knicks are 22-31. How many games do you folks think they'll win this year?
john

Bronx, NY

#7 Feb 19, 2009
The Knicks blew the chance to rid themselves of Jared Jeffries, This guy is allways injured & makes too much money.

Nate is not a long term answer for the team & more saved money woulod have helped the long term health of the franchise.

I thought a Jared Jeffries for Mike James trade also woulod have helped now & in 1 year when James contract expires.
Tiffany

United States

#8 Feb 19, 2009
they dont have to trade nate"the great",hes one of the knicks best players,they need him
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#9 Feb 19, 2009
knix wrote:
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I know you would. Not saying it was the wrong move, but for just $6.5 million? Nate's a tough one to figure. Could he adjust his game to play on a contender? And if he did, is he then worth the money? Maybe Nate sticks around for this year and next, plays entertaining ball, then leaves before a star is acquired. I do think Walsh values Lee and Chandler more than Nate for the future.
What do you do with Robinson being an unrestricted FA after this season? Do the Knicks sign him? If the Knicks sign him, what kind of contract does he warrant? Do they attempt a sign and trade?...

It was evident today that Walsh does value both Lee and Chandler over Robinson...
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#10 Feb 19, 2009
hooray wrote:
Knicks are 22-31. How many games do you folks think they'll win this year?
If the Knicks win 35 this season, I believe it will be a huge success. Most likely between 30-33 games...
Tiffany

United States

#11 Feb 19, 2009
all that matters is that my knicks go to the playoffs
phill

New York, NY

#12 Feb 19, 2009
U guys who think D-Lee is a good player are CRAZY... If U were to put him on a team like Toronto,Sacrameto or Detroit, He would'nt put up the numbers he's putting up in N.Y. Becuase the KNICKS take so many shots in the game, He has the opportunity to get 10 or more rebounds... Everytime He trys to play "D", He gets into foul trouble ( SPURS- Timmy )Nate atleast trys to get steals & blocks durin the course of the game!!! Donnie is going to wait till the summer to trade D-Lee becuase He will not give Him the $10mil. a year He wants... "NO DEE LEE"
Tango

United States

#13 Feb 19, 2009
All I care is that Jerome James is goneeeeeeeeee
New Yorker in Florida

United States

#14 Feb 19, 2009
phill wrote:
U guys who think D-Lee is a good player are CRAZY... If U were to put him on a team like Toronto,Sacrameto or Detroit, He would'nt put up the numbers he's putting up in N.Y. Becuase the KNICKS take so many shots in the game, He has the opportunity to get 10 or more rebounds... Everytime He trys to play "D", He gets into foul trouble ( SPURS- Timmy )Nate atleast trys to get steals & blocks durin the course of the game!!! Donnie is going to wait till the summer to trade D-Lee becuase He will not give Him the $10mil. a year He wants... "NO DEE LEE"
David Lee has been getting 10+ rebounds in every system he has played in. So I can't agree with your point. He also gets a dozen or so points without his number getting called on offense. There was plenty of talk that he would not fit into this system when camp opened. Now we get people posting that he is only good because of the system. You can "hate em" all you like....don't expect us all to agree with your assumptions.
knix

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
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What do you do with Robinson being an unrestricted FA after this season? Do the Knicks sign him? If the Knicks sign him, what kind of contract does he warrant? Do they attempt a sign and trade?...
It was evident today that Walsh does value both Lee and Chandler over Robinson...
Tough call. Nate's got 20+ plus games to show the Knicks - and other teams - what he can do. Honestly, the NBA cap, and how it forces teams to make so many difficult decisions, is already hurting my head. Now I know why Layden was so terrible. This sh#t is hard.
joey

Henderson, NV

#16 Feb 19, 2009
we need to make the playoffs, and play clevland in the first round and beat them and then lebron james will definitly come to new york,because if we don't get lebron we are not winning a championship, if we get anyone else that is a free agent in 2010 all we will be is a playoff team but i would take that any day with what weve been through, i think we will be battling the chicago bulls for the 8 spot,
knix

United States

#17 Feb 19, 2009
phill wrote:
U guys who think D-Lee is a good player are CRAZY... If U were to put him on a team like Toronto,Sacrameto or Detroit, He would'nt put up the numbers he's putting up in N.Y. Becuase the KNICKS take so many shots in the game, He has the opportunity to get 10 or more rebounds... Everytime He trys to play "D", He gets into foul trouble ( SPURS- Timmy )Nate atleast trys to get steals & blocks durin the course of the game!!! Donnie is going to wait till the summer to trade D-Lee becuase He will not give Him the $10mil. a year He wants... "NO DEE LEE"
You know, you're right. Even though Lee is a power forward forced to play center (because Curry can't move, and James couldn't walk), and had to play the league's best post player since Hakeem, he should have shut Duncan down. The officials were giving him the benefit of the calls too? Those double-digit points he keeps scoring while defending centers, and the rebounds he gets, and the high shooting percentage - and he's not even a good player!!!! Wow, what a charade he's putting on the NBA. Great job seeing through that.
Professor

Middlefield, CT

#18 Feb 19, 2009
We're all losing focus here. What needs to be done now is to get rid of Eddy "Burger King" Curry and Jared "oft-injured" Jefferies and we'd be a lock for 2010 free agency.
Tiffany

United States

#19 Feb 19, 2009
the top ten best players on the knicks are:
chris duhon
quentin richardson
wilson chandler
al harrington
nate robinson
david lee
eddy curry
larry hughes
jared jefferies
stehpon marbury
HEADENDTECH

Bronx, NY

#20 Feb 20, 2009
GET EWING JR!!

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