"...Where is the risk in a $1.3 million expenditure for a 10-time All-Star, especially for an owner who shelled out $3 million for the 29th pick of the draft last June? The worst that could have happened was this: The Knicks still didn't win, D'Antoni reduced Iverson's minutes and A.I. pulled his rebel act. Big deal. The Knicks could have cut him and moved on. At least they would have tried.Does this mean that we'll see a Knicks float in the parade next week?
There is nothing worse than being bad and boring, and that's what the Knicks have become now.
The Knicks face the winless Nets today -- appropriately in the Swamp. They are a lot less interesting today than Thursday, when things were headed in the direction of A.I. wearing No. 3 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center against the Lakers.
Next week, the Knicks go West for Thanksgiving and nobody will care they are gone. Turkeys..."
Again, I see the argument for bringing in Iverson. I also see why they wouldn't. Donnie Walsh is working on another deal. He has to be. Maybe it's McGrady, which would be best case if the team can shed Curry and something that has been speculated for months by non-bloggers (just saying).
But let's face it, the goal, as we know, is 2010, but by far and away it's to deal Eddy Curry. What if the Knicks make a huge leap with Curry pinning people deep in the post and stopping the game at the stripe? What if Curry changes the game enough to keep players from throwing in the towel mid-way through the third?
What if they can deal Curry, who, from what I've seen, is in the best shape of his life and who's contract isn't looking nearly as daunting should he stay healthy and help the team win?
Yes, you could have signed Iverson then still traded Curry, but name me a big who was the perfect fit with AI. He doesn't have a relationship with one. He's an individual, hence why he's not here.
So many people wanted Iverson, but judging from our poll, the decision has been split. The Jets made the sensational move for Favre, who is hated by the same fans (and media) that demanded the Jets do something. I think in a sense Walsh deserves some level of respect for sticking to his guns. Right move, or wrong, it shows leadership.
I'll tell you this, if Walsh can deal Curry, which he has the rest of the year to do, fans should throw him a parade...and not on Thanksgiving.