Knicks want Marbury out at discount price

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He's always been known as Starbury. But these days it's more like Persona Non Gratabury.
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tjrover

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Sep 24, 2008
 
what else is new? Marbury's selfish and Dolan is still micromanaging and screwing things up. This isn't change, it's more of the same!
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Sep 24, 2008
 
marbury must go
George

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Sep 24, 2008
 

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Dolan is trying to save money all of a sudden while previously he let Isiah run up the bills. What a moron. And fuck you Mebury. You ruined this franchise that you apparently "loved as a kid" and now you wont even leave without taking a pay cut for the good of the team. GTFO loser.
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#4
Sep 24, 2008
 
Marbury may be a circus act but Dolan is a true clown. I would like to apologize to the clown community, but there it is. Guess Donnie isn't the b-ball savior as advertised. NEXT?
tman

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#5
Sep 25, 2008
 
marbury why would he buy a 45mill jet that's just bad financial advice..!
Smitty

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Sep 25, 2008
 
tman wrote:
marbury why would he buy a 45mill jet that's just bad financial advice..!
Don't believe everything these writers say. especially about Marbury.
Bob

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Sep 25, 2008
 
If Marbury won't go unless he gets a full buyout then I hope they put him on ice and keep far from the Knicks. Sure don't want to see that loser on the sidelines with a towel over his head for yet another season. Besides, one season without playing will probably end his career. I doubt he has the discipline to stay in shape during the extended layoff. Coach D doesn't need the headache and neither do his teammates. He represents everything bad that has happened to this franchise since Ewing left.
Common sense

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Anyone that knows basketball(the game) would know that Marbury is not the Knicks biggest problem. Not even a problem basketball wise. The Knicks have two major problems and that would be the two fat boys on the blocks. If the Knicks could get rid of one or both of those non-defense playing bums they would be halfway decent. Marbury is still the knicks best ball handler.

The smart move would be to keep him until the trade deadline. You never know what a team would be willing to part with at that point in the season to get under the cap. It would be foolish to cut or waive him now.
Vince F

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Why don't we all wait and see what happens with Marbury playing in D'Antoni's system? This might turn out to be a blessing for both Marbury and the Knicks. If it doesn't work out, there is plenty of time to cut him.

Another thing, the fact that a bunch of players who have never won anything themselves hold a grudge against the best player on the team is not a reason to get rid of the best player on the team. Especially when it would cost you $21 million to do it.

I wish the writers in NY would stop telling us how much the "players" on the Knicks hate Marbury. Who cares? They are all losers until they prove otherwise. No player on this team of losers has the right to call for another to be cut or traded.
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Vince F wrote:
Why don't we all wait and see what happens with Marbury playing in D'Antoni's system? This might turn out to be a blessing for both Marbury and the Knicks. If it doesn't work out, there is plenty of time to cut him.
Another thing, the fact that a bunch of players who have never won anything themselves hold a grudge against the best player on the team is not a reason to get rid of the best player on the team. Especially when it would cost you $21 million to do it.
I wish the writers in NY would stop telling us how much the "players" on the Knicks hate Marbury. Who cares? They are all losers until they prove otherwise. No player on this team of losers has the right to call for another to be cut or traded.
Since you know so much about Marbury what year and team was he on that he won that Championship ring with.
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Vince F wrote:
Why don't we all wait and see what happens with Marbury playing in D'Antoni's system? This might turn out to be a blessing for both Marbury and the Knicks. If it doesn't work out, there is plenty of time to cut him.
I agree. He is the Knicks best guard and has wanted to play up-tempo. Let's see what happens. If it doesn't work out, there will be takers at the trading deadline in February 2009...
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Vince F wrote:
Another thing, the fact that a bunch of players who have never won anything themselves hold a grudge against the best player on the team is not a reason to get rid of the best player on the team. Especially when it would cost you $21 million to do it.
He did essentially "quit" on the team early last season. Players hold that against their own, regardless of talent level. As for a buyout, he's not going to settle. I certainly wouldn't take less than I have contractually signed for.

BTW, Phoenix gave him the $80 million 4 year extension, not the Knicks...
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Vince F wrote:
I wish the writers in NY would stop telling us how much the "players" on the Knicks hate Marbury. Who cares? They are all losers until they prove otherwise. No player on this team of losers has the right to call for another to be cut or traded.
There's no secret he alienates the players on any team he's played for. Go back to Minnesota, New Jersey, and Phoenix and see what ex-players say about him. The media doesn't call him "Selfish Steph" for nothing...
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Sep 25, 2008
 
The dude's not the only problem, but he is the biggest. If he's not willing to negotiate a bit on the present value of his remaining contract year, then management has absolutely no professional or moral obligation to "do the right thing for Marbury" with regard to a transaction or waiver later this year that might help Marbury land/sign in a good situation for him. See if we can get anything of value for him between now and the trade deadline, and if not, then send him home until the day after the deadline for late-season pickups to qualify for the playoff rosters and then cut him.
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Hahn. Newsday should buy out your contract for writing one of the worst first lines to an article ever written. "Persona Non Gratabury"? Dude!
Josh

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Sep 25, 2008
 
There's only one thing to say about this. Stephon Marbury is a joke

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Smitty wrote:
<quoted text>Don't believe everything these writers say. especially about Marbury.
true. Marbury's been a target
ever since he was vocal about Larry Brown before everyone else acknowledged his hiring was a mistake.
Marbury doesn't help with his 'I'm the best PG in NBA' stuff. Personally I think Marbury could do well in the new system. You still need shooters for it to work and the KNicks don't have many who can hit close to 50%. Buy outs of JJ and Malik make more sense in order to keep a younger and more athletic guys like Ewing Jr. and the shooter Tony Roberson
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Josh wrote:
There's only one thing to say about this. Stephon Marbury is a joke
If you were owed 29mil, would YOU accept less?!!!

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Do not give an assist wrote:
The dude's not the only problem, but he is the biggest. If he's not willing to negotiate a bit on the present value of his remaining contract year, then management has absolutely no professional or moral obligation to "do the right thing for Marbury" with regard to a transaction or waiver later this year that might help Marbury land/sign in a good situation for him. See if we can get anything of value for him between now and the trade deadline, and if not, then send him home until the day after the deadline for late-season pickups to qualify for the playoff rosters and then cut him.
the union would not let you sit a player who is not injured just to force him to accept a buy out or trade

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Sep 25, 2008
 
BILL wrote:
<quoted text>Since you know so much about Marbury what year and team was he on that he won that Championship ring with.
Neither Ewing Sr or Barkely won rings either. YOu can't do it alone. How many rings did Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant win without MJ?
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Some of you guys are idiots. Marbury did not "quit" on the Knicks last year. Isiah Thomas sent him home and then lied about it. That's why the Knicks never went through with fining him. That whole situation was engineered by Thomas and Dolan as payback for Marbury telling the truth during the sexual harassment trial. They wanted to cut him, but they were afraid he would wind up in Boston.

Most of the good players (Stoudemire, Garnett, Marion, etc.) Marbury has played with actually liked playing with him.

The media calls him "Selfish Steph" because they don't like players who don't kiss up to them. I never take the media's opinions for my own. Most of the sportswriters in NY and elsewhere are losers with no athletic talent who like to judge other people.

I'm not calling Marbury a winner. I'm saying that he is no more a loser than anyone else on the Knicks. He is still the best player on the team until someone else proves otherwise.

I fail to understand why some of you don't have enough patience to see how things work out under the new regime. Are you, like the sportswriters, afraid that he might do well? Do you hate him so much that you would rather see him in Boston, LA or San Antonio with a shot at the championship than in NY?

Like I said before, if things don't work out there is still plenty of time to cut him.
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>the union would not let you sit a player who is not injured just to force him to accept a buy out or trade
Are you serious?? Yeah, the union caused a big stink last year when Steph was told to stay away from the Garden, and before that when he was sent home and told to stay away during the west coast road trip. If you're paying the guy his contract wage and not fining him, you can stick his butt on the inactive list for whatever reason you want. It's not the "injured reserve" list anymore. Let him rot after the trade deadline.

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