Tanks to Thomas, Knicks might get high draft pick

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In another indication that Isiah Thomas' days with the Knicks could indeed be numbered, there are veteran players disturbed by the notion that Thomas has gone into all-out tank mode. Full Story
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tjrover

Salinas, CA

#1 Mar 18, 2008
While I'm all for getting a high pick this is strangely unlike Isiah. If Isiah knew his job were in jeopardy wouldn't he be trying to close out the season by trying to squeeze out a few more wins in trying to prove to Dolan that the Knicks are making progress? By tanking it I'm worried that Dolan is actually stupid enough to tell IT he won't get fired after this season.
Kidding Me

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Mar 18, 2008
Oh no....we suck again!
LIAM

Hialeah, FL

#3 Mar 18, 2008
Please keep losing. Better pick and Dolan has to get off the crack pipe sooner or later and fire Isiah!
How can you tell

Maspeth, NY

#4 Mar 18, 2008
Let's see now. If the Knicks are tanking it now, how do you explain the rest of the season?
If Dolan ever ran Cablevision the way he's run the Knicks, we'd be paying about $200 a month for 1 channel and that channel would only be informercials!
dud dew

Plumsteadville, PA

#5 Mar 18, 2008
For years, y'keep sayin' to y'self, "It can't get any worse."

Then, thanks to the poisonous duo of Dolan and Thomas, it does.

The time to start playin' the youngsters, with the franchise's future in mind, was last fall.

One more stain for the man with the foreign accent who runs this bogus
Washington Generals' show (there is no travelin' in basketball!).
tjrover

Salinas, CA

#6 Mar 18, 2008
How can you tell wrote:
Let's see now. If the Knicks are tanking it now, how do you explain the rest of the season?
If Dolan ever ran Cablevision the way he's run the Knicks, we'd be paying about $200 a month for 1 channel and that channel would only be informercials!
it could be worse if that 1 channel only played knicks games.
FL Met Fan

Orlando, FL

#7 Mar 19, 2008
I agree with tjrover. If IT knows he is gone afters the season, why would he tank the season? I would think he would try to win to hurt the Knicks draft position. I'm all about "Tanking" but not if we are gonna keep "no brains" IT around.
coach W

Inkster, MI

#8 Mar 19, 2008
you writers are too funny... hahaha!! If they don't win, you get upset and speculate that IT is tanking it. If they win, you castrate him again coz it jeopardize their draft pick.. Make up your mind!! Plus they're all veterans except the rookies... another useless comment.. See ya!
jys22

New York, NY

#9 Mar 19, 2008
Hallelujah! If Isiah is truly gone (as a coach as well), I'll buy season tickets right away. I'm afraid of the next guy that Dolan might hire, but anything is better than Isiah as president.
Knicks specialist

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Mar 19, 2008
GUYS, BOTH MARBURY AND ISIAH ARE COMING BACK NEXT SEASON, GET USED TO IT GUYS WE ARE IN A DOWN TIME FOR THE KNICKS
Mark

Swansea, MA

#11 Mar 19, 2008
The only surefire means of determining whether a team is tanking it on a basketball court is by its defensive performance. That's good news for the Knicks, because based on their defensive performance throughout the season, there would be no way of determining whether they're tanking it or not.
chuck

Plano, TX

#12 Mar 19, 2008
I agree with Coach W. You can never satisfy this media when it comes to the knicks. wishy washy. If they don't like the knicks, stop writing about them.
MCJ

United States

#13 Mar 19, 2008
Please. Would you try and win if you were the Knicks. Things are well past that. They SHOULD be playing younger players to see what they have. I don't know about you, but I WANT THAT DRAFT PICK. It is not unusual for bad teams to tank at this point. I'd go so far to say that it's irresponsible not to.
amanda huginkiss

Carlstadt, NJ

#14 Mar 19, 2008
if Isiah has any good intentions he will play all the young players the rest of the season.

best case senario: we see what the young players have (and find talent there) and win the 1st pick ... or even the second.
nyk9499

Stormville, NY

#15 Mar 19, 2008
chuck wrote:
I agree with Coach W. You can never satisfy this media when it comes to the knicks. wishy washy. If they don't like the knicks, stop writing about them.
Ive said it before. The Knicks are an easy target for writers. The Miami Heat are terrible,11 wins. They let the Knicks beat them last week and any one who didnt notice that is blind. But the Heat would be a tougher story. So my message to the writers who are Knick haters is SHUT UP. We all know the Knicks stink and are easy to criticize. If you dont like em then forget em. Find somthing else to write about cause this story is old and sounds like a broken record. Talk about how the Nets stink and 76ers. Or talk about the 4 other teams that are worse then the Knicks.
Prince

Shirley, NY

#16 Mar 19, 2008
I wish all the people who write posts about the knicks get paid like these "writers". It's such an easy job.
dan

AOL

#17 Mar 19, 2008
I cant wait until the nets come back to new york.Icant root for the knicks while dolan owns them.
Chef03

Maspeth, NY

#18 Mar 19, 2008
What you just wrote makes absolutely no sense. If Thomas throught he would not be back he would not tank the season and try to win every game he could. The fact that he is tanking the season (and he should) leads me to believe that he will be back. Why are you people in the media screaming for Donnie Walsh? Last I checked he hasn't won anything. I commend James Dolan for not letting the NY media force he to making a decision that makes no sense. If Walsh was so good why is Bird there? This is why I don't believe anything that the media says about the Knicks because for starters they Knicks don't talk to the media for this exact purpose.

We all know the Knicks have a bad team but I think NY needs them to have a bad team for a couple of years so they can rebuild but the NY media is not letting them do so. The media has tried to get people not to come to games but that hasn't worked now a bunch of guys who know nothing about basketball other than there fantasy leagues are trying to tell experts how to run a team.

Not to mention that no one in the East is any good either so if I listen to you guys about 16 general mangers should be fired? One more thing, what do you think Cleveland did to get Lebron James? They tanked the season!!!! All teams do it and the Knicks have to do it!!!!
Dahump

Ronkonkoma, NY

#19 Mar 19, 2008
What ever happened to the glory days of the Knicks. Please, get rid of Isiah. I hate even watching them.
Dahump

Ronkonkoma, NY

#20 Mar 19, 2008
Okay, IT tanks games to get a lottery pick. So What. We'll have an impact player and a coach looking to get another lottery pick for 2009. I feel like throwing up. Get Rid of Thomas. Please

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