Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.
Rumor is the Knicks might still match. 3 point guards on the roster. What is this, Minnesota?
Makes no sense unless they are just preparing in Kidd eventually getting hurt?
Or Woodson wants to play Kidd as an SG?
Plus Felton isn't even that great of a PG, he was just terrible in Portland last year, not sure what NYC is doing.
And to drag along Kurt Thomas along?
Is Isiah Thomas back in the Knicks?
If this rumor pans out, they want Felton and Kidd to be 3 point specialists/backups to Lin. They have nobody who can shoot the 3 other than Novak and Smith and they need a replacement for Shumpert.
Felton got kicked out 2 years ago and now they sign him back???? ejhfajfsdjbasjgbfsdjf
that was awesome
anyone who thinks that signing Felton is better than signing Lin, is probably working in the front office with Dolan. I am the biggest die hard knicks fan but how anyone can think that the time for this team is now and that they were simply a veteran point guard away from a championship is simply nuts. Dolan has effectively gone all in on two players that have not had any success together (Melo/Amare), an old timers back up frontcourt (Camby/Thomas) while trading away all his young frontcourt players, has gotten worse at the PG position in my opinion by signing Felton (Felton is more of a pick and roll player than LIn is and if Lin is not expected to succeed in Woody's system, Felton will do worse) and not signing Lin, has no shooting guards and the best defensive players outside of Chandler are almost 40 years old Then you have a coach who has shown that he will destroy young players confidence (Douglas/Fields), not that Knicks have any young players anymore. A coach that has never won anything, whose claim to fame is building a mediocre team in Atlanta and who has shown you that he will defer to whatever Melo wants. I give the season about 20-25 games before it all implodes, this is not the Reilly/Van Gumby Knicks that were one veteran player away from winning it all, this is an incredibly overpaid, underachieving team that will need to be blown up but Dolan insists on putting that off and showcasing "stars" so that the NYC idiots will continue to pay $700-800 for frontcourt seats. I hope Lin becomes an all star in Houston, I hope Fields/Douglas play like they did their rookie year and I hope Chandler doesn't get injured on one of the 5,000 times that he will need to defensively cover for Amare/Melo
kyrie irving broke his hand slapping a wall lol
And Jason Kidd was arrested for DWI.
how else can you explain him signing with the Knicks?
I thought it was the $10mil for 3 yrs. for his 19th-21st season in the league (and on to his 42 bday) in which he averaged 6pts and 5ast last year?
shockingly it seems that other teams were interested in that price range. The reality is that PG and center are the two hardest positions to fill and a veteran (future hall of famer) PG will always have teams interested as long as he can walk. Kidd is a great PG, he will not cost you a game with a mistake and he does make those around him better and he can still get in people's faces although obviously there is no speed left in him. The scary thing to me is not signing Kidd/Thomas/Camby etc, it's doing so because you believe that you are thatclose to a championship. That anyone in the Knicks org. thinks this and is will to give away young talent to do so is depressing.
There more I think about these moves, the more
I wonder what Knick brass/NYC media/Knicks caoching staff will have to say the first game the Nets come into the Garden and wipe the floor with us.
To be honest, there are way too many PGs in the league right now, both good to decent to future Superstars. Cp3, DWill, Rose, Irving, Westbrook, Harden, Rondo, Lawson, Kidd, Wall, Jennings, Nash, Parker, Rubio, Conley, Lowry, Dragic, Ellis, Curry, Calderon, Holiday, Teague, Lin, Jack, Williams, Stuckey, Walker, Crawford, Nelson, Miller, Collison, Harris, Augustin, Bayless, Udrih, Bledsoe, etc... and those are just from the top of my head. Not all are great but those guys have the potential to start if there is a big star in the team already like Lebron, Wade, Kobe, etc...
Centers are much, much more rare these days, especially a true center who is tall and can defend & score at the same time.
Knicks fans have my sympathy. This reminds me of the days when they were paying a boatload of money to Alan Houston...
I've always thought that Lin was bound to disappoint next season. not because he's a bad player but because someone was going to overpay him for that 20-game stretch before getting injured. I think he's a good guy and want him to succeed for many different reasons but I don't see him playing consistently enough going forward to become an all star or the player to change the Knicks' fortunes.
with that said, I think the Knicks should have matched his salary over trading for Felton. that's simply indefensible
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