Re: I GUARANTEE CELTICS BEAT KNICKS!
posted at 3/21/2011 10:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: I GUARANTEE CELTICS BEAT KNICKS!
[QUOTE]Knicks may have mad a bad trade for Melo. I know many experts say do w/e to get a superstar cause there are tons of replacement role players around to fill in. I look at it different. Knicks were the 2nd highest scoring team in the NBA. Their players like Galinari all fit the Dantoni system, could all shoot. Melo is lazy defensively.. So for the 2nd highest scoring team in the NBA, how much better offensively can Melo make them? What they really lacked was defense and an inside presence. Now theyre even weaker personnel wise. THey are the NY HEat only with lesser superstars than Miami...
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
The Heat started 9 and 8 and everyone wrote them off as a sideshow and a joke, etc. Then they ran off 21 of the next 22.
The Knicks are 7 and 7 since the trade.... hmmmm.
I am not saying they are getting ready to run the table but I think it is premature to call it a bad trade.
Honestly I think the best thing the Knicks could do is lose every remaining game and put themselves into position to get a chance at a high lottery pick so that they can add some talent on the cheap.
One thing that I think many posters ignore is that long after the Cs have become the Cavs or Pistions, the Knicks will have two young stars that they can build around.
Just like the Patriots having this SF 49ers continuous excellence plan - fine if you have Montana with Young waiting in the wings, the Pats have no Young in the waiting. I think Cs fans think this is also a possibility - just a continual level of excellence and that young stars will both be drafted and come here as free agents and in trades.......
After seeing it for years people still cannot accept it - 4 of the starting 5 Hawks are top ten picks and that is why they are good - when those guys age, get traded, etc. there will be no continuing excellence, they will be the Cavs.
When the Pistions sent 4 guys to the all-star game and won a title - they made some trades, guys left in free agency and they are now one of the worst teams in the league.
It is a cycle people.