I think people are being unfair to the Knicks. That team has a lot of talent and I'm a big fan of Isiah's agressive approach.
They have talent, now it's time to balance things out.
Anyhow, I really liked the Randolph trade and I think the Knicks have put themselves in a decent position to even trade for a big name player.
Can they still swap Randolph for someone like JO? Because that would be perfect.
Anyhow, the future is bright for the Knicks and I think Isiah is improving as a GM.
You heard him, he still isn't satisfied with the roster and will look to improve it.
They just need more balance though. Zach and Curry are too similiar and neither plays defense although both are big. Not too sure about them co existing offensively either.
One will have to go I think but guess we need to see.
Still, I give Isiah a decent grade but his work isn't done yet and he knows it.
In reality however Isiah has never reached any of the goals he set out for himself and has continually come up short of expectations.
Because he is in NY and has extra money he can always buy his way into mediocrity by gobbling the next big contract of an overpaid psuedo-superstar that comes around his way. Unfortunately for Isiah, lately mediocrity, even in the crap that is the Eastern Conference, is too hard for him to attain.
Zach Randolph will be another example of someone underachieving in a Knicks uniform. He had a big year for a bad Portland team (primary post options always put up inflated numbers on bad teams). The saddest thing of all is that for Zach or Eddy Curry to do well, the other will have to do poorly, so Isiah has gone out and created a controversy before the season even started. The idea that two posts can thrive will the ball hogging Stephon Marbury is ludacris.
Isiah has gone again and blown his wad on the first thing he saw and has guaranteed another sub-mediocre season. WHy not gt someone to compliment Curry instead of someone to compete with him.
Stupid moves from a stupid GM, who despite his knack for assessing talent, makes dumb decision after dumb decision at the executive level.
See, I do agree with a lot of what you wrote but you got to understand that trading for Randolph was an amazing move because let's face it, a toxic contract like Francis' won't land you the greatest player in the world.
Although it's true that Zach and Curry really don't seem to complement each other well, the Knicks have upgraded their talent level.
I mean, that team looks much more sexier with Randolph instead of Francis and if things go right, Isiah should have no problem to move either Zach or Curry because you clearly need a post defender next to either of them, not a blackhole who can't play D which is what both of them are.
Let me put it this way. Is this the trade that Isiah shouldn't have made? Absolutley not. He made the right decision and I believe that this is a brilliant trade.
He can now use perhaps Zach or Curry plus some other attractive Knicks pieces like Lee and Richardson to go after a big name player.
See, I don't think Isiah is done here. I just think he's doing the right thing.
You're assuming that he's planning to keep both Zach and Curry. That probably isn't true because Isiah knows what is needed next to those type of players which explains his inquiry in both Sheed and Jermaine.
Isiah isn't done and I'm sure he"ll add more talent to the Knicks team.
First get talent, then take care of the balance. I believe the Knicks are on a good way to achieve something and I'm certain that they"ll make the playoffs this year.