Re: The NY Knicks & NJ Nets
the knicks have had talent for years, it's just been horribly mismatched talent, so i'm afraid that i'm in the "believe it when i see it" camp. IMO even if everything goes right they're still only about a second-round playoff team.
they need to just get rid of thomas and hire a real GM.
as for kidd- it's true he's getting older, but that sure didn't slow him down last season. he's also stated that he's moving from being a more athletic player who couldn't shoot to a less athletic player with a good outside jumper. either way he's still a passing wizard and good positional rebounder. he could prolly keep doing that stuff until he's in his 40's, you know? the biggest area of dropoff is going to be his ability to play man versus guards, so as the years go by the nets will prolly have to work harder to cover up for that, and maybe have him guard the three more. also, with his knees, it wouldn't be a surprise if he suddenly had to retire ala jeff ruland.