Well lucky Stephen A Smith isnt the GM of the Knicks. Still dont think the Knicks have to go crazy over doing this deal. I dont see how he can say CP3 wont come unless Melo is on the team seems baseless.
Walsh understands how this new CBA could make a buy all players type team like the Knicks hamstrung financially.
Say what you want about these over-glorified role players but you cannot tell me that it's easier to land CP3 or DWill with our team now than it will be with Melo. CP3 mentioned it at Melo's wedding.He didn't say "hey Melo you should come join me and Gallo when I sign in 2012." He didnt say "hey I would like you to join me when I team up with Wilson and Landry?" You honestly think he gives a damn about the guys we have now?If we don't get Melo, we set a bad precedent and reputation that we don't get things done.As for the Knicks being "hamstrung financially",if you don't spend money,it's just paper. What are you saving it for exactly?Cap room isn't valuable if you don't fill it with talent.
Well win-win for the Gallo haters. If he gets traded, they'll be . If he doesn't get traded, they'll say they were right and D'Antoni plays favorites. But for me as long as Chandler's finally gone, I'm happy. If Felton is included in the deal too, that's a big bonus.
I didn't realize the jury was still out on this. I thought it was pretty well known at this point.
Back to the topic at hand ....Say we don't get Melo at all,do we fire Walsh and D'Antoni?
Well considering that the entire idea of bringing those 2 here was to get Lebron, and they ended up failing at that task, and now if they subsequently fail at bringing in Melo, which increases our chances of us failing to land a big free agent in the 2012 class, I would definitely fire both of them at that time.
If after 2012 we are still running with Amar'e + our role players, then I want the entire team gutted. I don't want to see a team floundering in mediocrity. I would rather see them become the worst team in the league, and start stacking high draft picks.