artest is pulling out all the stops to avoid being claimed lol the dude is pure comedy.
Hopefully we sign Artest today will be the first move I havent disliked this offseason. Im still pissed we gave the LLE to Pablo. Still waiting for a back up PG. Knicks still have 1 player that can guard speedy PG's that ripped the team to shreds lat season,
U need assets to build a team cap room is huge but unless Lebron signs its not going to be enough. U still need picks and young players to facilitate trades and the cupboard is bare.
Thats why when u have a chance to get young productive players u sign them not resign 36 year old PG's for 3 years.
The Knicks constantly overpay in everything they do and it adds up. They could of kept Copeland the guy had no bites in the NBA. They had to say 2 years team option. Now u have a tradeable asset that teams want. To much money for Novak no 1 wants him ,now give away another pick. these things however small u think they are, add up. Just there is another player added in a trade that we gave away. 3 mil trade exception, Copeland, thats a 5 million dollar PG that can be brought in. The Knicks brought in a starting PG in Felton with 2nd round picks and u make it seem like what im saying has no merit.
I have no problem with Bargs the player none at all Im sick of watching the Knicks get bent over a table every time they do a trade. The Knicks will never win a title wasting assets and overpaying.
Chandler 30 Amare 18
Bargs 30 Martin 18
Melo 36 Shumpert 12
Shumpert 18 JR 30
Felton 30 s Prigs 18
9 man rotation like that with Hardaway , Jerome Jordan getting some burn here and there. A Back up PG is still a gigantic need on this team, Shumpert is the only 1 who can guard quick PG's. Felton can guard 2's which is fine but what if Shumpert is needed to guard 3's for stretches then what.
Im not really sure how the Knicks can go with Melo at PF. There isnt enough Backcourt depth to play Shumpert at forward
Also if they sign Artest where does he play? 12-15 minutes at SF?
Chandler 30 Amare 18
Melo 24 Bargs 24
Shump 20 Melo 12 Artest 16
Jr 30 Shump 10 Hardaway 8
Felton 30 Prigs 18
Something along those lines. I dont think Artest and Martin are brought in it will be 1 or the other. Although if Amare isnt going to be allowed to play in back to backs, I would also like to see Chandler and Melos minutes dip some an extra front court player could still see enough burn
Mind you, he had a somewhat dissapointing rookie season, but i expect him to be much better this yr, and the kids shooting to be more in line with what he did at Duke. Hes a good looking young player.
As far as Copeland goes, there was no one more excited about his potential then I was, but not the league is on to him, and he'll have to adjust, and we have no idea if the 29yr old will be able to do so. Also, will he shoot like he did this past yr? Seems to me like the 29yr old had one of those magical yrs, and the knicks weren't willing to bank on that happening again, which i tend to agree with. We've seen a ton of guys come outta nowhere in there late 20's and then fizzle quickly , ala Mikki Moore.
The knicks offense should be able to score with anyone, and have enough guys to make up for off games by one or 2 of there guys in most games. I honestly think were about to see one of the most potent offenses the knicks have in some time.
Also, Pablo was a heck of a player for us, and can shoot and dish, and was a fine resigning.
I honestly think Bargs is gonna be a monster scorer for us, not having to be the guy anymore.
anyways cope was signed to a summer league deal as he was some random scrub that wasn't even expected to make the team.
felton's value was extremely low which is why the knicks were able to do the deal. it was also a sign n trade which they are no longer able to do to get a player in return unless at the end of the trade the knicks are under the apron (highly unlikely with the additions of bargs contract)
you're scared of brooklyn and i find it comical. they're a soft, injury prone team. the ONLY player on the nets that remotely worries me is blowpez, and he as well is injury prone.
enjoy living your fandom scared and depressed about what other teams are doing. I'll enjoy riding for my team.
the pacers are not better than us either. they played better than us in the series but they are not better.
world peace (artest) cleared waivers. expect an announcement soon.
for the vet min... can't get any better. great offseason by the knicks. use the rest of the mmle to bring back kmart.
felton / pablo
shump / jr / hardaway
melo / artest / leslie
bargs / kmart
chandler / stat
2/3 seed here we come.