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JoseJ
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« on: December 19, 2007, 11:37:07 am »

Our goals and task
Doing whatever Isiah forgot to do, and not doing what Isiah did that has put this team in jeopardy.
-Trading away draft picks
-Trading expiring contracts
-Trading for ex-all stars
-Trading for losing players
-Trading for players who play as individuals with no concept of team b-ball
-Signing and using the MLE on useless bench scrubs to lengthy ugly contracts
-Ignoring the cap
-Firing coaches constantly
-Making frequent trades/signings on a monthly basis
-No sense of direction



Lets break it down who on this team is a keeper and a goner.


Keepers
-Cheap contract
-Youthful player that plays with energy, can follow the team ball concept

Knick Keepers
Renaldo Balkman
David Lee
Robinson
Chandler
Collins
Morris

Goners are usually guys with ugly contracts that play as individuals or just don't play with any intensity on defense, are out of shape, and don't produce to what they're getting paid. We want to GET rid of these guys because they've shown as KNICKS they're not capable of winning, and they've shown in their past TEAMS they're not capable of winning. This goes for the following:

Crawford
Curry
Randolph
Marbury
Richardson

In my opinion, the worst starting 5 in the NBA. Curry, Randolph and Richardson is the most out of shape front court in the NBA and Crawford and Marbury is the most dysfunctional back court in the NBA. We just need to MOVE on quickly as possible away from these guys. They're all obviously very talented, but its almost profoundly RETARDED to have them together on the same team, or just even have one of them period. These aren't guys you want on your team if you want to start winning. If you want a 20 and 10 player, a cross over, or 8 assist or points in the paint; sure pick up these guys. But those things don't equal winning games, just playing as individuals and playing the poorest way possible as teammates. I know I've supported Marbury and you guys may be surprised to see me have Marbury on this list. I'm going to still stand by what I said and I will state this: Marbury is the best option out of these 5 guys. He has 1 left on his contract, he's still in amazing shape at 30 years old, and he's still capable of producing 18 and 8 in a more pass orientated offense. I strongly believe and totally understand Marbury should be the last of these 5 we should move because of how much cap relief he will give us and what he's capable of doing on the court.



The others, I will label as scrubs. It would be a gift to us if we somehow get rid of them
Jefferies
Rose
James

I won't put a lot of input in these guys. You guys know the deal with them.

A special category goes to Freddy Jones. He's an endangered species in the Isiah Thomas era; an expiring contract. Hopefully Freddy Jones can make it through the Isiah Thomas and expire peacefully.


So lets begin.


Successful Trade Scenario
Congratulations on a successful trade.

Due to New York and L.A. Lakers being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. New York and L.A. Lakers had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


[COLOR="Blue"]Knicks [/COLOR]trade
Eddy Curry
Zach Randolph
       
[COLOR="Purple"]Lakers [/COLOR]trade
Kwame Brown
Lamar Odom



Lamar expires the same year as Marbury....Kwame is an expiring contract.  We get away of two negative players in one move, a huge leap to future.  The tough thing about this deal is if Lakers would like Curry, especially since they're winning or how would Randolph fit in the triangle.  


Now we have Jefferies, Richardson, Crawford, and James contracts to deal with....let me see these scenario




Successful Trade Scenario
Congratulations on a successful trade.

Due to New York and Denver being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. New York and Denver had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

[COLOR="LightBlue"]Nuggets[/COLOR] trade
Najera
JR Smith

[COLOR="Blue"]Knicks [/COLOR]trade
Jamal Crawford



Denver could use Crawford in their high tempo chucking system, JR Smith has been inconsistant for them and Klieza can take Najera's minutes and be more productive

For us, expiring contracts and we dump Crawford in the process.


Now we have Richardson, Jefferies, and James left....the problem with these guys they don't PRODUCE at all and are all undesirable.  So this is going to be very tough...we'll have to throw in our young players if we want to get rid of these guys.  My suggestion also would to be buy out Jerome James...he has 2 years left on his deal...just buy him out.



This one will probably hurt me, but I gotta be realistic about it of course...so hear me out on this.

Congratulations on a successful trade.

Due to New York and New Jersey being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. New York and New Jersey had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


[COLOR="Red"]Nets[/COLOR] trade
Boone
Collins
M. Williams

[COLOR="Blue"]Knicks [/COLOR] trade
Jefferies
Lee
Robinson



We have to be mad real about this, no one wants Jefferies contract unless they get a nice piece in that deal....Lee is that piece, Nets finally get a PF who can really compliment their whole team immensely and get a *** load of rebounds since Nets can't shoot for ***.  They also get some scoring at the point guard position which they seriously lack; Nate Robinson.  They receive a bonified defensive wing player that can switch and guard multiple positions, beneficial for their playoff games.

For us, we get an expiring and two pretty good young players from Connecticut; a pass first PG in Williams and a banger in Boone.  We just have to move on and look to the future and away from the destruction Isiah.


In my last deal..this is where I try to dump Richardson, Sacramento is desperate so I will take advantage



[COLOR="Blue"]Knicks [/COLOR] trade
Richardson
Chandler
future 2nd round pick(even Sacramento demands the first round pick I'm willing to give it up just to drop Richardson's contract)
cash considerations


[COLOR="Purple"]Kings[/COLOR] trade
Artest
Garcia



It'll be hard since Sacramento is trying to rebuild too...but I don't know, its just a scenario.


If I was GM, I would try to pull these deals....the line ups after these deals would probably look like:


[COLOR="Purple"]Lakers [/COLOR]
PG - Farmar/Crittenton
SG - Bryant/Vujacic
SF - Walton/Ariza
PF - Randolph/Radmonvic/Turiaf
C - Bynum/Curry/Mihm


[COLOR="LightBlue"]Nuggets[/COLOR]
PG - Iverson/Carter
SG - Diawara/Crawford
SF - Anthony/Kleiza
PF - Martin/Kleiza
C - Camby/Nene

[COLOR="Red"]Nets[/COLOR]
PG - Kidd/Robinson
SG - Carter/Wright
SF - Jefferson/Nochbar
PF - Lee/Jefferies
C - Krstic/Williams


[COLOR="Purple"]Kings[/COLOR]
PG - Bibby/Beno
SG - Martin/Richardson
SF - Salmons/Chandler
PF - Moore/Thomas
C - Miller/Hawes




As your NEW New York Knicks...saved from Isiah's debacle and rape of the organization.


Year left off contracts
Williams - 2 years rookie contract
Collins - 2 years rookie contract
Balkman - 2 years rookie contract
Marbury - 1 year
Artest - 1 year
Odom - 1 year
Garcia - 1 year
Collins - 1 year
Malik Rose - 1 year
Brown - 0 year
Jones - 0 year
Najera - 0 year
Smith - 0 year
Morris - 0 year


We got 14 guys on the roster....we would have to waive two right? Well have options to do that

Bottom line; these moves are the best options for us, for our cap and our future as competitors in the NBA.  These players aren't bad either, most of them play unselfish basketball and defense.  From this roster, we can build around the draft..or hell see Williams develop into a star PG(He's capable of) or Balkman finally taking a starting's role...Garcia is a young growing player who can defend, pass, shoot and rebound.  


[COLOR="Blue"]New York Knicks[/COLOR]
[COLOR="DarkOrange"]PG [/COLOR]- Marbury/Williams
[COLOR="Blue"]SG[/COLOR] - Garcia/Smith/Jones
[COLOR="DarkOrange"]SF[/COLOR] - Artest/Balkman/Najera
[COLOR="Blue"]PF[/COLOR] - Odom/Boone/Rose
[COLOR="DarkOrange"]C[/COLOR] - Brown/Collins/Morris


Yo...I think about this...this *** is genius.  Marbury, Artest and Odom is a TRIO...NYC to the max...plus we don't have to keep them for 3-4 more years if it doesn't work out.
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