Forgetting for the moment all the baggage Marbury brings, he is going to be 32 years old in February. He gets hurt a lot, can't play the point and can't play any defense. His one asset is his expiring contract, but the Knicks are better off buying him out and getting him off the cap.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,**** 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.
That being said, Marbury should demand payment in full. He signed a contract and there's no reason in the world he shouldn't get what he bargained for.