Knicks take 6-9 Italian Gallinari

Knicks take 6-9 Italian Gallinari

There are 36 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Knicks take 6-9 Italian Gallinari. In it, Newsday reports that:

Once it became clear he would have to hold the Mayo, Donnie Walsh ordered Italian.

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Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#1 Jun 27, 2008
Eh, Bene Bene. Now every Wednesday at MSG will be Prince Spaghetti Day. MAMMA MIA.. No it won't help the Knicks win a championship, but hey you've got to start somehwre. We shall see how it goes. Benvenuto Signore Danilo Gallinari.
Jordan

Washington, DC

#2 Jun 27, 2008
This is a great pick for the knicks and the idiot fans, including Stephen A($#*!&* Smith who is by far the most condescending, pompous and utterly arrogant person associated with basketball. It's like ESPN can't find anyone better... remember his show "Quite Frankly"... that lasted a whole 2 months. The way he treated Gallinari and wouldn't even look him in the eye when he shook his hand (barely)... was one of the most disgusting displays I've ever seen, yet not surprising because it's Stephen A. Smith.

I was hoping Gallinari would fall to the future Brooklyn Nets... however I'm not exactly upset about getting Lopez. He's a BEAST! But at 19 Gallinari was playing in a league that's wayyyyy tougher than college b-ball. Congrats Knicks fans, you now have a player than can actually play and isn't going to be traded away.
John from Sayville

Milford, CT

#3 Jun 27, 2008
Let's go Knicks! A bold pick and a refreshing one. I think his presence will generate a new interest in the team. Need to improve the teams image after Isiah.
BlaccuWeather

Chatham, NJ

#4 Jun 27, 2008
I'm not sold on a kid I've never seen play..... we shall see how this develops.
KJ from Queens

Decatur, GA

#5 Jun 27, 2008
What the Hell do we know about this kid other than Diantoni knows his father well. We need tough hard noise players, aren't we tired of softies....C'mon we know international player tend to be too finesse for the NBA. Look how Gasol, Vujachic? and Radmonovic? handled in the Finals. A better pick would have been The Lopez kid, then Knicks would have a defensive-rebound minded big man that can score enough and it would make it easier for the Knicks to get rid of one of their big duds!
jys22

United States

#6 Jun 27, 2008
I was a bit disgusted at first, considering that the Knicks were unable to get another pick. Wanted either Jason Alexander, Kevin Love or Eric Gordon. Definitely worried about his immobility to defend quicker guys/lack of athleticism, but no question about his shot. Donnie better do something else to give us real hope.
jys22

United States

#7 Jun 27, 2008
And guys- don't pay any attention to those Non new yorkers criticizing the choice. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion.
jys22

United States

#8 Jun 27, 2008
*oops, meant to say those that are critizing the critics...
Andrew

Rye, NY

#9 Jun 27, 2008
It's funny how all the racists come out, when a white kid is picked.

It's the acceptable form of racism.
Know your role

Huntington, NY

#10 Jun 27, 2008
Why not trade Lee to the Bulls for Kirk Hinrich. White boy has game, and he has skills similar to Steve Nash - and he looks goofy like him too.
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#11 Jun 27, 2008
Stephen Smith is an ahole. Gallinari had nothing to do with who the Knicks were going to pick, and because he didn't agree with the Knicks he is rude to Gallinari. What a piece of garbage. He always thinks he knows what's best but for a Knick fan and sports announcer, he sure is one f'n moron. My 11 year old nephew know more about basketball than this douchebag.
going your way

New York, NY

#12 Jun 27, 2008
None of us know anything about this kid. Could be Dirk Nowitzki or could be Frederic gulp Weiss. Let's hope Donnie Walsh did his homework. One think is certain, it is never falls exactly right for the Knicks. They dug a big hole over a long time and it will take a long time to dig out. I can live with it as long as we see progress.
STEVE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jun 27, 2008
Isiah Thomas could have made this horrible pick. How many times do we see these unathletic Europeans drafted and more often than not they don't pan out. The Knicks are not in a position to have anymore first round picks not pan out. Remember Frederick Weiss and a few others not worth mentioning.
JJJ

Bronx, NY

#14 Jun 27, 2008
once again the knicks blew it on draft day... i say within 2-3 years eric gordon will be an allstar and bayless will be on portland's playoff teams for years, WAY 2 GO KNICKS...on the goodside my other favorite team the nj nets, drafted perfectly they grabbed lopez at 10 to fill the center need, got the kid from cal to score off the bench n the biggest steal was chris douglas roberts from memephis 2 replace RJ watchout for the nets next year
Wallysgtr

East Hampton, CT

#15 Jun 27, 2008
Let's see what happens, could it be any worse than it's been.(Scary thought) These guys have proven track records on building teams. Isaiah have a proven track record of wrecking teams, entire leagues, lives...
Tominmaine

South Portland, ME

#16 Jun 27, 2008
If we get Marion on the other wing, and a decent pass-first point guard, this crew starts to look like it could play D'Antoni ball.

Now we need to ditch Marbury and Randolph, and find a new role for Lee.
Jay

United States

#17 Jun 27, 2008
another boneheaded move by the knicks. at #6, they had bayless and other guards available. instead, they take d'antoni's buddy's son. different management, same old knicks. 35 years and counting since they last won it all. one of the worst franchises in sports. danilo will be average at best. probably a sixth or seventh man. thanks jimbo.
Jay

United States

#18 Jun 27, 2008
marbury must go. just think, we had two HOF coaches in wilkins and brown. they go, but stephon stays to poison us. good riddance. death to dolan
Italian Stallion

Miami, FL

#19 Jun 27, 2008
The squid kid, Danilo Callamari.
Jay

United States

#20 Jun 27, 2008
gallinari=out of the league within 5 years. joins the mob

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