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Ownagedood
04-18-2008, 06:10 PM
OMG, WHO SAW THIS COMING?? :happydanc

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3353483

Kegboy
04-18-2008, 06:15 PM
I don't know why everyone says he was fired. He's staying with the organization. If you're getting paid to still work, that's not getting fired.

grace
04-18-2008, 06:17 PM
When Donnie hires Mark Jackson it will be the second dumbest thing he's ever done in basketball.

Justin Tyme
04-18-2008, 07:33 PM
When Donnie hires Mark Jackson it will be the second dumbest thing he's ever done in basketball.

The dumbest was hiring Zeke or Bird?

Ownagedood
04-18-2008, 07:35 PM
The dumbest was hiring Zeke or Bird?
..Or leaving for NY? :cool:

Actually, he is a much better/easier situation to turn a team around there.. They have money coming out of their butts.. We obviously don't. When you have money and have a guy who knows what he's doin, your gonna get some big names and or a good team.

JayRedd
04-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Best move Donnie's made in five years.

idioteque
04-18-2008, 08:05 PM
Call me crazy, but I think it will be possible for Donnie to get D-Wade AND LeBron in NY in 2010 when their current contracts are up.

JayRedd
04-18-2008, 08:07 PM
You're crazy.

Although, I've always thought it would be cool if dudes would take the pay cut to put together a real-life Dream Team. It would have to be DWade taking the MLE though, I believe, as Bron Bron has already proclaimed his dream of being a billionaire.

idioteque
04-18-2008, 08:15 PM
I know, I know.

New York has Curry, Randolph, and Crawford coming off the books in 2010. That is a boatload of salary. As far as I can tell on RealGM Randolph is making more than LeBron, which in reality is just preposterous, but true. Wade right now is making less money than Crawford and Curry combined. So if the Knicks are willing to sustain their huge payroll, I believe they can sign both if both are willing to make the money they are making now.

I may have the rules wrong on this, if I did, sorry.

Wilson Chandler (who is on a rookie deal and is not making much) and Jared Jeffries (who is on a pretty fat deal) also come off the books that year.

Dece
04-18-2008, 08:42 PM
Er, I think it takes more than salaries coming off the books, you still have to be under the cap. The knicks have like a 100M payroll, if 20 comes off they can't sign 20 more, with the exception of resigning their own guys to extension or the MLE, they have to shed enough to put them under the cap, so like, 60 million, to offer bron a 20 million deal.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

idioteque
04-18-2008, 08:58 PM
NYK Incoming Salary (assuming LeBron and Wade take the same amount of money they were making in their last years on their current contracts):

LeBron James 2010/11 Salary: $17,149,243

Dwayne Wade 2010/11 Salary: $17,149,243

= $34,298,486


NY Outgoing Salary:

Zach Randolph 2010/11 Salary: $17,333,333

Jared Jeffries 2010/2011 Salary: $6,883,400

Jama Crawford 2010/2011 Salary: $10,080,000

Eddy Curry 2010/2011 Salary: $$11,276,863

= 45,573,596

So this would actually save the Knicks about 11 million dollars, which, depending on the rest of their payroll and the 2011 tax threshold, could actually allow them to sign these guys, as far as I can tell.

JayRedd
04-18-2008, 09:07 PM
In order to sign both Wade and Lebron for $17.2 each, the Knicks would have to be $34.4 under the cap. To do so would mean they have a KC Royals-esque payroll. Much like me fail English, it's virtually unpossible.

Dece is correct.

And again...you're crazy.

Ownagedood
04-18-2008, 09:07 PM
I would turn into a Knicks fan. ;)

That would be crazy if Wade and Bron were on the same team.. That's two of my favorite players in the league.

idioteque
04-18-2008, 09:14 PM
Ah, I gave it a shot. I guess they would have to keep paying the luxury tax to do it. They are over the tax now correct? I thought signing Jeffries put them over. Or is that completely illegal and I am missing something?

My favorite Isiah Thomas moment:

Signing Jared Jeffries, who never averaged over 6 points per game with the Wizards, to a large multi-year deal. Jerome James had a good playoff series right? Jeffries never even had that.

heywoode
04-18-2008, 09:57 PM
Walsh will have an easier time of it simply because players might actually WANT to go to the biggest (or 2nd biggest) market in the US....

We are doomed because no free agent will ever want to come here....fact of life.

N8R
04-19-2008, 05:24 AM
Happy to hear Isiah wont be running the team and I am excited to see how Donnie can turn the Knicks around as I am a knicks fan. He cant do any worse than Thomas...well he could but that would mean re-signing all the players he has to fat contracts.

Drewtone
04-19-2008, 07:23 AM
Donnie will never buy his own drink in that town again. Talk about going in and creating instant goodwill.

Rajah Brown
04-19-2008, 08:55 AM
I suspect that Jay-Z and World Wide Wes will find a way to make
sure Lebron ends up in Brooklyn playing for the Nets.

idioteque
04-19-2008, 10:13 AM
I suspect that Jay-Z and World Wide Wes will find a way to make
sure Lebron ends up in Brooklyn playing for the Nets.

LeBron in Brooklyn wouldn't surprise me at all.

When is that going down, anyway? Around 2010?

PiratePrincess
04-19-2008, 11:00 AM
OMG, WHO SAW THIS COMING?? :happydanc

OMG, I sure didn't. I'm so surprised! :rolleyes: :laugh: See ya Isiah, don't let the door hit you on the way out. :D

grace
04-19-2008, 04:05 PM
See ya Isiah, don't let the door hit you on the way out. :D

I think they're paying him to stay in the office, but thanks for your concern.

Hicks
04-19-2008, 04:46 PM
"The good news is, you get to stay with us at Cherrywood Elementary."

"The bad news is, instead of continuing as a senior teacher and doubling as the principal, we're going to give you this lovely aid position. Congratulations!"

Signed, the new Superintendent. ;)

Kegboy
04-20-2008, 12:45 AM
"The good news is, you get to stay with us at Cherrywood Elementary."

"The bad news is, instead of continuing as a senior teacher and doubling as the principal, we're going to give you this lovely aid position. Congratulations!"

Signed, the new Superintendent. ;)

An aide making $18M is doing alright in my book.

Oneal07
04-20-2008, 11:36 AM
Was there ever a doubt?

Los Angeles
04-20-2008, 02:36 PM
I think they're paying him to stay in the office, but thanks for your concern.

No, I think they will be paying him to stay OUT of the office.

Young
04-20-2008, 03:16 PM
So has Isiah accepted this new position?

I can't say I think it's a guarantee he would. Although I wonder who would hire him after the mess he put together in New York.