don't quit your day job Solo
don't quit your day job Solo
Brandon Rush is playing tonight after a year of absence.
You **** up once, you lose two teeth
Knicks say Tyson Chandler will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a small non-displaced fracture of his right fibula. Sugery is not required.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) November 6, 2013
Bargnani at the 5!
It looks like the Knicks had a one year window to do something last year, but the Pacers completely squashed that. That team is looking poised to take a big step backward this season. Teams like Detroit and perhaps even Philly might pass them this year.
They also sent a 2016 first rounder for Bargnani.
It's amazing how little that organization values draft picks. Trading a first round pick for Bargnani will look absolutely idiotic when that 2016 draft rolls around.
Where can Melo go and fit right in anyways? finding a good fit for him is hard.
So if New York tanks the season Denver could be set for the future if they get absurdly lucky in the lottery.
4-0 is the best start a team could have after four games, but it's not terribly impressive in the grand scheme of things. It looks better this year because every other team has lost at least once, but it's been done before - at least sixty times, I'd guess. I'll be happy if they can make it to 8-0 before their first loss.
Just when you think the Knicks may have finally turned a corner they do something like trading a first round pick for Bargnani and TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES!
Really? I wouldn't the guy barely was able to stand the NYC pressure when the Knicks were .500 his first year there. They are going to be just terrible without Chandler. Melo is a FA at the end of this year and who knows, lower body fractures in big men are tricky, I think best case for Tyson is 6 weeks, if he rushes back it will be a mistake.
I don't know where Melo goes, but I don't think he stays in NYC after this year so the Knicks need to consider that.
I think the Knicks believe they can re-sign him easy, and honestly they probably will. $$$$ talks. He's a superstar (even if he doesn't play like one). Plus its the Knicks.
Who is going to trade for Melo?
The Knicks are in an impossible situation based off their own dumb moves. At best they are a 1st-2nd round playoff team w/ Melo w/ no cap flexibility; if Melo leaves at the end of the season they're totally effed w/ no real cap space still.
"It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."
----------------- Reggie Miller
Melo could sign with Dallas to team up with Dirk and Monta or go to Houston in a trade. Asik and Lin for Melo.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
pretty much. there's no rebuild on the fly available. they're the Lakers East but way worse. they've got Amare for a 23 mil player optoin next year he's obviously picking up, Melo's going to opt out and they're going to re-sign him for the max. those two alone'll put em at like 45 mil. then Chandler at 15 mil next year, Bargnani (sweet trade!) at 11.5, Shumpert's going to need extended. they have no moves that can make them a legit contender.
so the smart thing would be move Melo right now to wherever, anywhere, but there's nowhere that would want him. Chicago maybe? Deng and his expiring deal plus whatever filler? I don't see either side doing that. the Knicks are stuck, I don't see a way out other than moving Melo or just letting him walk and doing a ground up rebuild, because that roster isn't winning anything.