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sweabs
04-09-2005, 11:26 PM
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ABADays
04-09-2005, 11:38 PM
It's Jalen's fault.

DisplacedKnick
04-10-2005, 08:48 AM
They're already the laughing-stock of the NBA.

Uh, that would be us, thank you very much.

Layden and Thomas have already taken everything else away from us - but they can't take THAT particular distinction. :mad:

(walks away grumbling)

Ragnar
04-10-2005, 08:57 AM
You know as absurd as it was for Donnie to say Isiah has done a good job. There is some truth to what he said about just needing a low post threat. Ariza was a good pickup and if he gets a good low post player this year and can dump Marbury (is there still anyone who would rather have him over even Gill let alone Tinsley?) you could be in decent shape talent wise.

skyfire
04-10-2005, 09:09 AM
The Raps aren't in a good way, possibly having much the same problem that the Cavs are having in realising that building around a 2nd year player means you've gotta have a good team in place by the time their rookie contract expires so they have a reason to come back.

Babcock doesn't seem to be able to cut it as a GM. While making a trade at the deadline might have been futile, asking for ridicolous things in return and not making trades because you dont want to screw up any more is going to destroy your reputation for negotations in future seasons.

DisplacedKnick
04-10-2005, 09:11 AM
You know as absurd as it was for Donnie to say Isiah has done a good job. There is some truth to what he said about just needing a low post threat. Ariza was a good pickup and if he gets a good low post player this year and can dump Marbury (is there still anyone who would rather have him over even Gill let alone Tinsley?) you could be in decent shape talent wise.

Talent-wise we're better but it's still a horribly mis-matched lineup. Our tallest player who sees minutes is 6-9, we have two PG's, and nobody on the perimeter defends - it's not that they CAN'T defend, it's that they don't care to - can't be bothered with it.

And Sweetney needs weight-watchers. Plus our cap situation was bad under Layden, it's worse now.

I'm for getting rid of Marbury. Heck, he's been traded three times and each time the team he was traded FROM won 50 games the next year. Can't beat that kind of record. That gets Crawford at PG where he belongs. The problem is finding someone who would take him.

I'll say this, he's one of the few players who isn't tanking games - he still gives a lot of effort - but it just doesn't seem to work with him. Of course if we got a post player that might change a lot.

Kegboy
04-10-2005, 10:31 PM
Sam would be better off getting out of Toronto. He could then go back to Charlotte and be coach-in-waiting, like he was before the Raptors hired him.

efx
04-10-2005, 11:09 PM
DisplacedKnick,

I don't think the Knicks are the laughingstock the way Atlanta or Toronto may be. There's still a certain attraction and mystique about the team and the Knicks that for some reason always attract people here and elsewhere to see them.

But yeah, to most knowledgable fans they are kinda funny :)

Anthem
04-10-2005, 11:21 PM
Chris Bosh for Bender!

Shoot, I'd even throw in Austin Croshere and JJ!