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DAVID LEE IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE KNICKS, EXPECTS TO BE TRADED

From David Lee Expects To Be Traded by Chris Sheridan of ESPN.com

David Lee Speaks… He’s out in Las Vegas with the USA basketball program. However he isn’t participating in any activity due to the fact that he is still a free agent and an injury could really scare away any future teams from signing him. In an interveiw he did (finally) with ESPN he didn’t sound very pleased with what was going on;

“At the start of this process I was really excited to be in New York, I thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to work something out, but now we’re forced to start looking at different options with sign-and trades and stuff like that,” Lee told ESPN.com. “I’m sure it’s going to be something we’re not expecting, it’s going to be something that’s very complicated. But my gut would be that it’s going to be difficult at this point to get a long-term deal done with New York, that’s my gut.” “But my gut changes about every three hours, so I really have no idea.” “Going forward I thought I could still be a big piece of the puzzle — and it’s not as though I’m looking at a max contract, or talking about either me OR LeBron. I thought it was something where we could get something done and they’d still have more than enough left over for what they wanted in the future, but apparently there’s some disagreement on that — just on how the Knicks want to move forward. And I think at this point they’re not completely sure what they’re going to do and how they want to proceed,” Lee said. “I’m not going to go with angry or disrespected, that’s not the way we feel,” Lee said. “I understand the Knicks have a lot of different factors they’re considering. At this point they’re looking toward the future and trying to figure out exactly what they want to do, and possibly even confused about what they want to do. I don’t know that they’re 100 percent sure right now, just from what Donnie is saying, that they 100 percent know what direction they want to go in. You’ve seen that with the different guys [Jason Kidd and Grant Hill] they’ve been trying to get, and they haven’t gotten them. “It’s no fun right now because it’s the next five to six years of my life, but it should be fun to see what does come out of this.”

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  1. Source: Trail Blazers break through with signing of Miller
    By David Aldridge, TNT analyst
    Posted Jul 24 2009 4:49PM

    For the Portland Trail Blazers, it was a solid salvage of a bad month. For Andre Miller, it was a life preserver thrown, perhaps just in the nick of time.

    The Blazers and Miller made a marriage out of necessity on Friday, with Portland agreeing in principle on a three-year, $21 million deal with Miller, according to a source. The two sides were still finalizing the contract Friday afternoon, but there were not expected to be any last-minute snags.

    “It’s a very good opportunity,” said Miller’s agent, Andy Miller. “For him, it’s the right fit.”

    The Blazers got serious with Miller on Tuesday, as NBA.com reported, after their four-year, $32 million offer sheet to Utah Jazz forward Paul Milsap was matched by the Jazz. Feeling they would not likely have this much cap room in the future — the Blazers have rising superstars in guard Brandon Roy and forward LaMarcus Aldridge, along with center Greg Oden — there was significant sway within the Portland organization to do something this summer to add to the team’s young core.

    Acquiring the 33-year-old Miller, who has missed just five games in 11 NBA seasons, ends a month in which Portland was rejected, time and again, despite having $7.7 million in room under the salary cap and one of the most promising young teams in the league.

    The Blazers have long thought they needed to improve themselves at point guard, with Steve Blake the current starter and second-year guard Jerryd Bayless thought of more as a combo guard than pure point. They had tried to pry loose the likes of Kirk Hinrich from Chicago and Jason Kidd from Dallas through trades for several months without success. Nor did they have much luck with Phoenix trying to acquire Steve Nash. They hoped to lure Kidd in free agency, but Kidd quickly agreed to stay with the Mavericks.

    Portland then went the point forward route, believing it had a deal with Orlando unrestricted free agent Hedo Turkoglu on a five-year, $50 million contract. But Turkoglu changed his mind while in Portland meeting with team officials, spurning the Blazers for a $53 million deal with Toronto that left e Blazers fuming. The Blazers then went away from ballhandlers altogether in signing Milsap to the offer sheet. But they turned back to point guard when Utah agreed to match the offer sheet. (Portland was never very interested in Lakers free agent forward Lamar Odom, whose contract talks with Los Angeles are now back on.)

    The Blazers wanted someone who would be a perimeter threat, feeling that Roy and Aldridge needed that. That’s not Miller’s game; he’s just a career 21 percent 3-point shooter, making just 34 threes in the last five seasons.

    But Miller is still one of the league’s best passing guards, who showed he was able to stay with the Sixers’ young, athletic players like Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young and Lou Williams the past season and a half. A post-up point who uses his body, head fakes and angles to get defenders off their feet, Miller’s 409 free-throw attempts last season ranked fifth in the league among point guards, behind Devin Harris, Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups and Russell Westbrook. Miller finished 14th in the league in assists per game last season and 15th in assist-turnover ratio (2.68).

    Miller played well in Philadelphia after being acquired in December, 2006 from Denver in the Allen Iverson trade. He had provided steady on-court leadership and showed he still had an ability to score in leading the 76ers to consecutive playoff appearances after many thought they’d flounder without Iverson. One of the quietest guys in the game, Miller, with career averages of 14.6 points and 7.4 assists, chafed in silence when he wasn’t mentioned as one of the game’s best, frequently saving some of his biggest games for when Philly went up against some of the league’s premier points.

    He averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 assists last season, but throughout the year, the 76ers made it clear that they weren’t going to commit to a long-term contract, and Miller grew antsy and frustrated. After the team was eliminated from the Playoffs in six games by Orlando in the first round, Miller was a no-show for his exit interview with team management.

    Things didn’t get much better when the 76ers offered him only a one-year deal at the mid-level exception. New York made a similar offer, and it looked like Miller would be the veteran point left out in the cold compared to Kidd (who got three years and $25 million from Dallas) and Nash, who got a two-year extension at $22 million from Phoenix as well as having this year’s $13.1 million salary fully guaranteed. Portland will be Miller’s fifth NBA team, after playing in Cleveland, in Los Angeles with the Clippers, Denver and Philadelphia.

    The 76ers, with new coach Eddie Jordan, will now look for a veteran, defensive-oriented point guard, feeling that they have plenty of scorers in Iguodala, Young, Elton Brand, Williams and Willie Green. They’re looking at several potential options, from Jamaal Tinsley, just bought out on Wednesday by the Pacers, to Carlos Arroyo, who played last season in Israel, to C.J. Watson, the Warriors’ restricted free agent. They’ve also taken a look at players like Tyronn Lue and Juan Dixon, but feel they’re a cut below the others.

    Portland’s agreement with Miller is a big blow to Knicks restricted free agent forward David Lee, who is still looking for a home. The 25-year-old has been trying to find a team that would do a sign-and-trade deal with New York, but the Knicks have been reluctant to tie up any of their cap room for the 2010 offseason by taking back any contracts for that year from other teams.

    The Blazers were the last team remaining with enough cap room to give Lee anything near the $10 million annually he’s seeking; the Pistons already have used their room on free agents Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva and Chris Wilcox, and the Thunder have not been willing to make any kind of long-term commitments to anyone, knowing that they will soon have to extend the likes of Kevin Durant, Jeff Green and Westbrook, not to mention adding talent around those three.

    ESPN.com reported Friday that the Blazers recruited Lee in Las Vegas, where he’s part of USA Basketball’s mini-camp. But New York remained reluctant to making any kind of sign-and-trade deal.

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    Comment by D L T Knicks | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. Sorry about the long post above.

    Comment by D L T Knicks | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  3. Knicks Have Advanced Talks With Wafer

    Jul 24, 2009 7:58 AM EST
    Knicks president Donnie Walsh has had advanced discussions with Von Wafer, according to the guard’s agent.

    Wafer averaged 9.7 points last season, and actually played for New York’s summer league team in 2008.

    A source claims that the two parties are trying to arrange a visit to New York. Walsh is reportedly interested in giving Wafer a one-year deal worth the biannual exception.

    Fanatics…..Hell if Walsh just needs bodies and is not trying to build a winning team,I could suit-up for the vet’s min(2.9 million).

    Comment by D L T Knicks | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. Wafer would be a good addition to Almond in an uptempo
    “air attack” on one end. Awe what the hell? The knicks
    only shot at winning anything this year is to out shoot
    the other team, so Von Wafer is as viable as anyone!

    Comment by Peaceman | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  5. Just to correct my Avatar~

    Comment by Peaceman | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. Maybe the Knicks are on the same Bob Johnson plan? When the MSM picks it up here and it won’t be Newsday (which is owned by Cablevision which also owns the NY Knicks) they will do the investigation on the Cablevision plan to bring the value of the stock down before going public, or the company feeling a sense of responsibility after spending a lot of dead dollars on buy-outs, pay-offs, and ABS settlements.
    The NYK are dead. Long live the NYK.
    Steady as IT Beat.
    OKFL

    Comment by Steady | July 25, 2009 | Reply

    • There’s always a plan, usually it’s world domination thru $$$.It may not be our plan, but there’s always a plan(more $, more power, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, mine, mine, mine, all mine!).As for we Fanatics, fasten your seat belts and remember you paid real money for that T.V.Don’t hurt it.Now,let us bow our heads & pray.Or maybe we should get our own plan…

      Comment by The seer inside the beer | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  7. NY Times, Read this from the Oakman!

    Oakley Wants to Make Knicks His Next Project
    By JOE BRESCIA

    A former Knicks player is offering to clear his busy schedule to become an assistant who would emphasize defense to young players.

    Here’s your chance to make things right, Donnie.Your move!

    Comment by Tman | July 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Not gonna happen Tman. Honest Don’s mandate was to “change the face and culture of the franchise”. Plus, Defensive coach is Herb’s job. What do you do with Herb who needs to stick around to transition after []’Anfony gets his 7 secs. or less walking papers?

      Beat IT Steady!
      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 26, 2009 | Reply

  8. Source: Portland Shopping Bayless
    Posted: 7/25/2009 6:16:00 AM
    Source: Wendell Maxey of HOOPSWORLD

    Even with a short free agency shopping list in the making, there remains question marks surrounding the role of sophomore point guard Jerryd Bayless who – according to multiple sources – is being heavily shopped by Portland.

    “It’s going to be competitive at every position,” Pritchard said when asked about Bayless’ current role at the point with the Miller now in the mix.

    “Nate (McMillan) has been pretty demonstrative in that. Good competition leads to better play. There’s going to be competition at that point guard position. I’m not saying Andre (Miller) is going to be the starter.”

    That battle will pan out in October at training camp between Miller, Steve Blake and perhaps even Bayless.

    For now though, Portland is basking in the signing of Andre Miller while looking ahead for what is yet to come.

    Comment by Peaceman | July 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Bayless would be a nice addition too.

      Comment by DLTKnicks | July 25, 2009 | Reply

      • There is not an OTP that DLT does not like. This da season to covet so go on with yo NYK lovin’ self. Maybe Honest Don will give us something to cheer about by end of summer. So far, IT has been lackluster and quite frankly Ho-Hum boring.

        Beat IT Steady.
        OKFL

        Comment by Steady | July 26, 2009

  9. NBA Saturday: Boozer for Lee?
    By: Yannis Koutroupis Last Updated: 7/25/09 11:11 AM ET

    Boozer to NY?
    According to John Coon of the Deseret News the New York Knicks and the Utah Jazz are having discussions surrounding a possible sign-and-trade for David Lee that would involve Carlos Boozer.

    There’s been interest from the Utah Jazz in David Lee but because of their position over the salary cap they were limited to just being able to offer the mid-level exception. However, now with the market for him shrinking they’re one of the prime suitors to land him as long as they’re willing to give up Boozer.
    Boozer would be an incredible acquisition for the Knicks. Not only do they desperately need a player of his caliber inside, but he also fits perfectly with their plan to clear salary by the summer. He’d become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end with the Knicks retaining his bird rights to sign him and potentially LeBron James or Dwayne Wade to max deals.

    For the Knicks this deal doesn’t take much thought, it’s really a no-brainer. The speed bump could be whether or not the Jazz feel like David Lee to give up Boozer for. David Aldridge of NBA.com reported earlier in the week that they are in no rush to deal Boozer and that he’d only end up a member of the Miami HEAT soon if Michael Beasley was put on the table.

    Is Lee a good enough fit in Utah to lock up to a long-term deal? Is there going to be a better offer for Boozer out there later? Those are the questions Utah has to have answered.

    While David Lee’s career numbers don’t compare to Boozer’s the Jazz have to give this strong consideration because Boozer’s value could plummet in the case of an injury. He’d still get paid this summer as a free agent though, leaving them with nothing in return. Lee wouldn’t be able to replace what Boozer brought to the table, but he would play extremely hard and be willing to take on whatever role Coach Jerry Sloan asked him to.

    Right now David Lee has to have his fingers crossed that a deal gets worked out because the Jazz seem to be his last hope for the kind of contract he’s hoping to sign. The Portland Trail Blazers opted for Andre Miller over Lee, leaving the Knicks original offer as his only one currently.

    Landing in New York should make Boozer happy as well. His impact alone will help them make a major push towards the playoffs next season and who knows in a year he could be reunited with former teammate LeBron James. He undoubtedly makes the Knicks a more attractive situation with his All-Star status and only makes their chances better at landing one of the gems of the 2010 free agency period

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  10. IGM, what do I make of your pre-draft report?

    NBA insider says Rubio overhyped

    Agent and former Gophers player Bill Duffy questions if the Timberwolves jumped too early to draft the Spanish star.
    By SID HARTMAN, Star Tribune
    Last update: July 25, 2009 – 10:48 PM

    Bill Duffy, a member of Jim Dutcher’s greatest recruiting class when he coached the Gophers, is now one of the top-rated agents in the NBA, representing players such as Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns and many other top players.
    Duffy is also a great judge of talent, according to former Timberwolves chief Kevin McHale.
    So when Duffy says he didn’t have Ricky Rubio, the team’s top draft choice, rated as fifth in the first round, you listen.
    “To be honest with you, the other kid, Brandon Jennings, who played in Italy, ranked higher,” said Duffy, referring to his client, a point guard who was picked 10th by Milwaukee. “I had three other first-round point guards, but I didn’t have [Rubio] ranked that high. I think he is pretty good, but I think he might be a little hyped up.
    “He is a flashy guy and he is young, but I think it is a lot of hype. I mean, he will be a good player, but they are trying to compare him with my guy Steve Nash or John Stockton — I don’t see that.”
    Duffy said he believes it will be a challenge for Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn to get Rubio in the lineup in the next two years.
    And Duffy has had a lot of experience representing overseas players with buyouts.
    “I think it may be a challenge, but the bottom line is that a small team in Spain wants money, so what may happen is that he may end up going to a bigger club in Spain — they basically pay part of the buyout and then when he comes to the NBA, they get the rest,” Duffy said. “But that team [DKV Joventut] needs money now, so they are more likely to sell him to another team like Real Madrid or Barcelona, who can pay the buyout now and then they will collect the rest when he comes to the NBA, because he is still going to have to pay the same amount, so there is a possibility that may happen.”
    There was a report Saturday by HoopsHype.com that Rubio was going to sign a deal for two years with Real Madrid.

    Peace & Blessings

    Comment by Statesman2 | July 26, 2009 | Reply

    • Statesman,

      I am not sure what to make of this post. My guess is that you are offering this as your proof that a previous post of mine was in correct. Is it true that you are leaning on an MSM report to refute my analysis or to support yours. Please advise so that I may respond accordingly.

      Regardless of your motive, I will note that Mr. Duffy may be a great judge of talent in your estimation, but his opinion probably should be discounted when it comes to his position regarding Jennings since he is Jennings agent. Not totally unbiased, don’t you think?

      It also appears to me that of the ten highly regarded points available, Duffy seems to rank Rubio fairly high. I would also agree that Rubio has been over-hyped, which does not mean he cannot play in the NBA.

      Finally, did Duffy suggest that the Wolves jumped too soon in drafting Rubio or is that the slant of the headline writer? Please advise.

      I look forward to your explanation.

      Comment by igmknicks | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  11. For Steady,

    O.k,these are some of the players rumored to come to NY this summer:

    I’m not Von Wafer fan.I’m not a Jamaal Tinsley fan.Not a Steve Blake fan.And the earlier posts will show I was NOT in favor of signing Kidd and Grant Hill.I don’t like Nash at 37 years old either.

    That said,I would like to see the Knicks bring in some different talent.

    Your turn…………

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 26, 2009 | Reply

    • What’s good DLT? Every time trade dealine or free agency looms, Steady prefers to stay steadfast and silent. Why? Because the suits end up doing what they want to anyway. There have been many a good collegial cyberships busted over OTP disagreements. While one guy looks for the good hands people next season, a whole blog community burned up over the exchange. You know this because you were there.
      We saw Robeson get put on for major paper last year after only having a great summer in Vegas. Who is it going to be this year, Almond? Meanwhile, the player who should have made it through last year was Baby Big Fella (PE2). He had BB IQ, great pedigree, came from stellar programs (Indiana & Georgetown) where he LEARNED the game from his coaches and Dad; was a high energy/effort player who grinded on defense and had length to block/alter shots. What did we see? Another shooting guard who rarely got in the games. So, the exercise of discussing which players to go after is one of futility for Steady. Instead, Steady waits on the processs to sort out or looks to figure what could be behind some of the most puzzling of decisions or indecisions too, for that matter.
      Ironically DLT brings up Jamal Tinsley (who but for the white-balling and personal lapses in judgement) is a better option at PG then Chris Duhon. Larry pulls a page from his mentor in the way JT (see Starburry) is treated. So in the end, it may be just perfucntory or courtesy call but don’t look for JT to be among the changing faces/culture of the NYK.
      Steady says let those guys field a team that will compete as opposed to just waiting on 2010 or attracting major OTPs next year. Still, it could just be that Booze delivers DWade next year. The lone time Steady ran into DWade on South Beach, he was off the beaten path and definitely mano a mano. Too much goes into OTP movements todays so….

      Beat IT Steady
      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  12. Steady,
    I’m gone bruh. Never exsisted. I’m also known
    as “Starksforthree.” I’m a Ghost Writer. This
    blog now contains NYC’s and surrounding area’s
    highest IQ posters on the Web. Watch this “Indie” take
    over the paid MSM humdrum.

    Comment by igm | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • IGM,
      We think, therefore we are.

      IT BEAT Steady
      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • See how gracious I am. I am not going to delete this comment which hijacked my e-mail address. Since I give my e-mail address to friends only and since I have the dashboard, I know the skunk who is responsible for the identity theft. It’s all good.

      BTW, I am vacationing in Hotlanta and on my way to ‘BAMA for the rest of the week. I do not know where IGM is or going.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  13. Say Admin,
    Put up the Indie bars and lock-down IGM with a Max contract. His banter with Statesman are must reads. You know what’s good.

    OKFL

    Comment by Steady | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  14. WHY IS EVERY COMEBACK PLAYER COMING BACK TO THE KNICKS????

    …Oh and for Steady,I’m not with this guy either.

    Bender Considering Comeback, Possibly With Knicks
    Jul 27, 2009 5:25 PM EST
    Jonathan Bender is plotting an NBA comeback after a injury-forced retirement.

    Bender left the Pacers midway through the 2005-06 season because of persistent knee troubles that limited him to just 237 games in seven NBA seasons.

    “My potential is still enormous and I can still do a lot for a team,” Bender told ESPN.com. “If it happens, then everything flows. And if it doesn’t, at least I tried.”

    Bender said he was encouraged by cousin Morris Peterson of the New Orleans Hornets and various friends to make a comeback.

    “I didn’t want the windows to close on me,” Bender said. “I wanted the opportunity to fight off the demons inside my head … I read these articles that say, ‘He’s the top bust’ or ‘He’s one of the guys who didn’t live up to their potential.’ I don’t want to be 38 or 40 looking back thinking, ‘I should’ve done this.'”

    Donnie Walsh and the Knicks would likely be interested in signing Bender.

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  15. Whaddup DLT and co

    Like I said before, is it me or is the off season the only time the knicks are of any importance. Walsh is looking to sign this guy, talk to that guy, trade for this guy.

    While I’m glad many members of the over the hill gang have spurned the Knicks, the organizations efforts to a acquire a young buck, pun intended, like Sessions who could help the team currently underconstruction and compliment any talent acquired later down the line is just plain pathetic.

    Now what remains are come back stories, and players who would duplicate what the Knicks already are obtaining,… it’s like hollywood recycling story lines from the past b/c of the lack of creativity to produce genuine plotlines!

    Go get em Donnie! Yuck!

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  16. Very interesting gentlemen.That’s why I like dis joint.Remember the more things look different, the more they stay the same.It’s business, just bizness!D-Wade is now in a world of hurt being sued by everybody in sight, including the misses and the kidees.Think he might be open to a bigger money offer?Every dark cloud has its silver lining.Most NBA players will have to take less, but,as usual, some will take in more.Will LeBucks sign an extention this summer?There is no panic in his bankbook.He knows he’s getting paid no matter what, the question is where?NY,the BK, Dubai, it really doesn’t matter because he is the o-pit-o-meee of American culture, the Man who Owns and gets PAID!We’ll see about him.As for us in the NYC, either the circus has moved from Coney permanently into the Garden, or there is a plan.Forget the fleas, look for the lions and tigers and bears, oh my!The real estate and flagship status of the Knicks is too valuable for the Stern/Dolan cabal to have no plan at all.If LeBrand isn’t coming, and I believe he is signed and sealed as we speak,someone of Le-Wade-in-the-Money will come.After all, it’s the American Way-de.Donnie is Stern/Dolan’s hitman, Bloomberg has Klein.Afterall, someone has to be the lightning rod and take the flying shyteballs.But don’t lose sight of what this is all about!$$$$.With all the premium teams loading up, Cleveland’s chances have diminished, despite the Shaqster’s presence.If they lose again, does LeBounce stay on the farm, or follow the $ to gay Paree?What would you do?

    Comment by Tman | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • T’Man

      No doubt that Walsh has to play the game and he has to play it wisely and not go after everyname.

      Roster redundancy that stymied the growth of former members of the Knicks young core during the IT regime must be avoided this time around.

      But in the meantime Curry and Jefferies will have to get respectable PT to show their abilities and get them out of NY to allow the organization more cap space flexibility and pt for the pups hungry for that pt.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  17. DLT,
    If Bender is Healthy, that High School draft pick
    had talent up the Azz! His weight was never an Issue.
    Anyone know what injury led to such a short career?
    This kid has to be like 23 or close to that age, and
    he’s tall as hell……..

    Comment by Peaceman | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • O&B, Peaceman,TMan,

      I’m not sold on this Bender guy.Peace,he has to be closer to 27-29 years old now.I’m with you O&B,I think Sessions will give us a nice young core of players(Gallo,Chandler,Sessions ,Hill,Douglas).I think the team should build from that and not pray for 2010 luck.

      We don’t know what kind of shape Bender is in or what he has been pumping into his body since 2006.I guess it can’t hurt to give him a look as a 10th,11th or 12th man.He shouldn’t take playing time away from the younger guys.Donnie is only 2 moves away from making us real……but he has to DEAL……NOW!!!

      Please don’t hurt ’em.

      Comment by DLTKnicks | July 27, 2009 | Reply

      • DLT

        If Lee could resign for a reasonable price, not double figures, then I think the team would have depth and quality across the board. Almond fits into that plan as well. But the Knicks need to upgrade their engine and to me that means landings Sessions.

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 27, 2009

  18. DLT,
    your right he is 28 years old. He’s a true 7 footer
    and at least worth a look at the league minumum!

    Comment by Peaceman | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  19. Peace,

    Bender is 28 years old(Jan 30,1981)he had knee problems.

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  20. Bender’s got some talent, i’d rather have him at the end than say a Mohammed Sene. But i think Tim Thomas serves a similar function with more court-ready skills….i guess if TT is insisting on biannual exception rather than vets’ minimum than Bender is a perfectly acceptable roster-filling fallback.

    Plus, i think Bender might be a lil scurred of scrimmaging daily with the likes of Eddy “330” Curry and the dude with an anger management problem, below the fold!

    Comment by Paul | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • LOL, Why is Darko trippin’. He’s still getting on and his money is counted from jump though he can’t. Reminds me of that line from DC Cab–“I don’t know what’s wrong with women–they’ve got half the money and all the %#$$!” Well for the NYK, Darko and E-sity can share that line.

      Question of the summer is: Will the NY Fans and the MSM accept the trash heap players that DW/Dolan plan on rolling out onto the Mecca floor?

      Indie Vloggers RISE UP and hold these people ACCOUNTABLE!

      Beat IT Steady!
      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 28, 2009 | Reply

      • Steady, how would you have tried to play things this offseason if you were G.M.?

        Comment by Paul | July 28, 2009

  21. Maybe a little Milicic anger can rub off on E-City. With Darko, Eddie and Hill, and perhaps Bender, there are 18 -24 fouls to give; Lee, if signed, can also be more aggressive on D with Milicic and Hill to cover his back. First sign Lee and N8; then get Sessions. I am with DLT and O & B on building from a youthful base and concur that I want to watch a high energy team this season. But Walsh must act now.

    After Eddie and/or Jeffries are moved, perhaps by the February trade deadline, along with the expiring Hughes contract, there will be substantial money, as T Man notes, to attract least one elite player and a solid 2nd tier big-man. I love the kid McGee on the Wizards. Hopefully, in moving some combination of the above they can also recover No 1 draft choice in 2010.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Unfortunately Prince, using fouls is not part of the Knicks strategy.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | July 28, 2009 | Reply

      • ROFLMAO! That was a good one Lives!

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 28, 2009

      • That was funny Lives……and true.LOL

        Comment by DLTKnicks | July 28, 2009

    • Tru Dat Prince,

      I’m for a young high-energy core to build on…with Sessions.Not so sure we can dump JJ and Curry so easy,untill they both are playing well.Hughes won’t be traded.The Knicks want his contract to expire for the cap room.

      Comment by DLTKnicks | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  22. Starbury lost his mind?????

    Comment by Peaceman | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Wow, a complete breakdown of this breakdown available at http://nbamusings.com/marbury-24hr-transcript/

      Highlight quotations include:

      “No, I’m not the best player in the NBA. Kobe Bryant is the best player. I don’t care about the NBA Those days are over with.”

      “I’m going to set up a foundation for the world. I’m going to take the money and start building cities all over the world. I’m a comet. My man told me I’m a comet. I said, ‘I’m a comet?'”

      “My kids are like: Daddy, why are you on the bench? Why ain’t daddy in the game?”

      “I had to overconversate.”

      “Where would I want my jersey retired? Boston.”

      “Chris Paul, he got power and he slither, he slither…he move real silky like a snake.”

      “I’ll be a bum for seven dollars and a blowjob? Hahahahaaha. They tryin to put me in a box! Its impossible!”

      “Jeanie Buss, I love her with all my heart. I’d take my heart out and give it to her. That’s how ill she is. I love that lady.”

      “I love Canada. Ohhhh Can-a-da…. I love that song. I love your anthem. I love hearing it. Its fresh.”

      “You’ve gotta thank ’em for a bowel movement. You’ve gotta thank ’em for a bowel movement.”

      “Am I jealous of Tracy McGrady and Jason Kidd? Jealous of what?”

      “Marbury you suck and won’t win a championship? Ok, you still talking about basketball and I’m talking about LIFE.”

      “You know what the MVP trophy is? Shiny shit!”

      “Shoutout to Vegas. Shoutout to Barack Obama.” (I loved that those two came right after one another).

      “Leavin’ New York…I was like a wounded animal.”

      “Man I sacrificed. Splinters on my ass. Crying. Having conversations in the mirror with myself.”

      On the phone with his wife (who I guess asked him what he was doing): “I’m workin’, babeh.”

      “I don’t talk about basketball. Basketball is just a game. Nothing more, nothing less. Just a game.”

      “I know one thing for sure, and two things for certain. EVERYBODY wanna be a 50 million dollar bum.”

      “How important is prayer? Man, you gotta stay prayed up. The enemy is always at your head.”

      Comment by Paul | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Also, there’s these:

      “I don’t think David Lee’s going to get any money. Market not right. He deserves a lot money. But its going to be tough for him. I know he wants to get paid. Nothing wrong with that. He should get paid. Face of the franchise he should get bread.”

      “Zebo’s getting better. He lazy though.”

      “When am I going to retire? When I retire.. check this out.. its going to be the biggest celebration of all time. […] It’ll mean, “I’m done with that and I’m on this. Starbury.com. That’s what I’m on. I’m on the brand.” *holds up picture of his t-shirt designs*”

      “I did not tell you guys that I was high. Not nice. You trying to break me down. Not nice.”

      “Nicest player I ever played against. That’s easy. Chris Paul will win that on my watch, but Deron Williams is a beast too. yells: CP3! I got you! Shout out.”

      Comment by Paul | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  23. This is good news,one less option for Walsh.Hope he will move a little faster now to get the players he wants:

    Mavs Sign Tim Thomas

    Jul 28, 2009 6:31 PM EST
    The Dallas Mavericks announced the signing of free-agent forward Tim Thomas on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

    “He is a really good 3-point shooter that can spread the floor for us and will immediately make us a better 3-point shooting team,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban said via e-mail. “Plus, he is a far better 1-on-1 post defender than he gets credit for. His defensive points per possession in the post the last couple years has been very good. His length and experience really pay off.”

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Good to hear that DLT

      Now maybe someone will sign Jonathan Bender, Jamal Tinsley, that italian guy from that Argentinean team to keep Walsh from fudging up this already stale off season.

      Walsh appears to be functioning like the GM version of Lawrence Frank during the end days of the Nets playoff streak. The team won and was competitive despite him. Walsh is holding steady but it’s more the good fortune of being spurned by players that the Knicks really shouldn’t be pursuing at this juncture.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 28, 2009 | Reply

      • HE-HE……O&B,(that was my Micheal Jackson tribute)

        If Walsh moves any slower he will be going backwards……maybe that’s not a bad thing.I’m hanging on pins and needels waiting for him to pull the strings on a Sessions deal.It will also help if LBJ and Wade sign extentions with their clubs.Then maybe,and just maybe,Walsh will quickly dump his 2010 plan and act now.Believe that Cleveland offered LBJ 3years/65 million(that’s 21.6 million a year).Wow!!!!

        Comment by DLTKnicks | July 28, 2009

  24. What up Fellas! Just checking in with crew. Good posts everyone… Post Up it’s been awhile since I read some of you stuff…DLT, I definely feel your pain…

    I’m down for the youthful revolution too Fanatics…They can bleep the Re-Treads… Youth Movement is the way to go.
    Getting Boozer would be cool too if he wasn’t so fragile…

    ONE LOVE!

    Keep it CRACKIN!

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Youth movement requires solid experienced leadership but the over the hill gang Walsh was busting to sign up was just way too much.

      Sessions and Lee, at a reasonable price that is, would give the Knicks the engine and depth they need and should Chandler and NIlo indeed emerge in a an offense that exploits their lenght shooting and slashing abilities a 2010 free agent might just be the next building block around the ever winding organizations corner.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 28, 2009 | Reply

      • Youth Movement???? Haven’t we been doing that the last 5 years??????? Lets start with Lenny Wilkins.
        How old was that team???? Keep in mind that Zeke’s
        oldest starters was Marbury and Francis at 29 years old.
        Curry was 23,Jeffries 25, Lee 21, Nate 21, Ariza 19, Frye
        21, Chandler 20, Balkman 21, Zach 25, …..youth Movement????

        Comment by Peaceman | July 28, 2009

  25. Cooley. Good to know your keepin the faith as usuual. Say a prayer for Marbury. Doubtful that he was he actually sober when he sounded off in this interview? He was almost as incoherent as Sarah Palin without the politics. Rather grandiose stuff– “I’m going to set up a foundation for the world. I’m going to take the money and start building cities all over the world. I’m a comet.” And “When I retire.. check this out.. its going to be the biggest celebration of all time.” His statement “I did not tell you guys that I was high…” tells me that he was in fact high on something.

    At least he made sense on several basketball issues–recognizing Kobe as the best in the NBA, offering sympathy for Lee whom he believes deserves to be rewarded, and holding Chris Paul and Deron Williams in high personal and baskeball esteem. Overall, however, a sad episode in the Starbury life saga.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • PUP,
      I think Stephon was confusing the plot of that Marvel movie with the silver streak or a Star Trek flic where a comet was able to generate life in a desolate planet. From my vantage point and based on my line of work, I believe that he can be that spark for regeneration of inner cities removing slum and blight. I know one slum he can transform tomorrow despite his foibles and faults. He needs good people, purpose and prayer. The rest of the world need to either display patience or pass him by (to enjoy the thing that brings them peace and beauty).

      BEAT IT Steady

      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  26. Peaceman

    valid point, the Knicks under Isiah turned over a terrible roster inherited from the layden years. Thomas then used the draft and trades to bring in other young talent with upside and WARTS!

    The WARTS on the players acquired to be the teams leader on the court, Starbury, and franchise big man, Eddy “The Giant Midget” Curry where acquisitions of experienced players to help steady a team built primarily through the draft. Add to that group s one dimensional player overvalued at the MLE, Jared Jefferies, and overpaid one way palyers, Z-Bo and Crawford, in an era before the importance of money ball and a tightening cap started to become a GMs reality and reasoning and the Knicks young core were set up for a let down of a mismatched roster with a disjointed leadership and structure.

    I think Walsh this time around intended well by acquiring either Jason Kidd or Grant Hill, he perhaps concluded that the young nucleus inherited by Zeke and recently acquired during his tenure required players whose pedigree and approach to the game would provide the necessary leadership required for a currently wayward roster to build forward towards the future. Giving Walsh credit, that was a way better idea than acquiring malcontents, percieved or real, whose impact on the team failed to pull them from a decades long morass of underachievement, despite those very malcontented players very promising upside.

    That said, acquiring players near the tail end of the career, while solid in spirit, is a short term move whose long term application may not be present when the Knicks really need those players talents and efforts to take the next necessary steps in what many a Knicks fan hopes will be a playoff run of some signifigance. Walsh perhaps was hoping that the signing of either Hill or Kidd would help construct the bridge of professionalism and pedigree that would bridge a complete overhaul in culture leading into the oft mentioned Shangrila summer of 2010.

    But again the question would be at what price?… Fading vets who might not have anything left in the tank when the Alpha Dog Free agent needs his teamates to step up? Sure many of the younger players may have the professionalism and work ethic and habit of a HIll or Kidd rub off on them,.. but the playoff wars requires “all hands on deck” and fading players are like a glass jaw on a prize fighter,… ones to be exploited by capable teams with good coaching who are capable of exploiting matchups.

    In the meantime,… players like Sessions who are cost effective considering their age and production, assuming acceptance of a reasonable price tag along an MLE offer, are given the importance of a tick on the Knicks radar list. What’s worse the one of the most professional and hardest working of the teams own products, David Lee, is an afterthought to veterans soon to be entering the nadir of their careers.

    The question begs to be answered do Dolan and Donnie not trust their current sideline care takers to incrementally increase the needed professionalism, dedication and work ethic needed to steer the team in an appealing and more competitive direction for the oncoming of the 2010 bonanza? Would not retaining David Lee and acquiring Sessions to head the team and provide it leadership while they would still be very much in their primes when paired with a 2010 free agent, Nilo and Chandler not be as plausible a route as having their overpriced vets fade in the intensity of the playoffs?

    No doubt, the economic situation has put a damper on 2010, and their appears now more than ever a desperation to pinch every penny and attempt to expedite every albatross. But while expediting every albatross contract, Curry, Jefferies (b/c their price per production is not favorable to the Knicks), is the right way to go, jettisoning home grown talent or failing to acquire young talent on the come for fear of not being able to afford a robin to Free Agent A’s batman is gamble that insist that A and B can and will certainly be signed come 2010. Does anyone have that kind of certified foresight? I think not?

    Then again why not get one piece of the puzzle in 2010, sure up the base this year, (Lee and Sessions), and then see if their are any players in 2011 who can be the Robin or the Batman to compliment the player acquired in 2010? That way other teams can’t lord over the organizations desperation to expedite Jefferies’ or Curry’s contracts. Better said that however, Curry’s or Jefferies contracts expire it will be handled in a manner that the organization does not cut off it’s nose to spite it’s face to present an overbitten smile for one mere fateful date but rather has flexibility in it’s plans for the future.

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Damn, if you’re going to write that much O&B, you might as well offer it as a post. Can’t you see I’m groping for something to say. Or, maybe not. There ain’t shyte to say although this is the best group at saying it. What in the hell is wrong with Walsh? DLT is hilariously correct. If Walsh moves any slower, he will be going backwards.

      Walsh has so much goodwill (as in charitable behavior) in the league that he wants us to play a bunch of Pacer no-treads — Harrington, Tinsely and Bender — and bench weights — Larry Hughes — and guys with one foot in an assisted-living facility — Jason “You gotta be” Kidd[ing] me, and Grant “Over The” Hill. Somebody pump me with anesthesia please.

      I’m in Alabama now about to take some tours. I should be back stateside tomorrow. LOL.

      BTW, the hotel banned one of our pages. I bet it’s because of something Peaceman said.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | July 29, 2009 | Reply

      • LMAO!

        Comment by DLTKnicks | July 29, 2009

      • Lives my lad!

        Penthouse me and label that LAP as “RIP Van Donnie Tourtoise’s 2010 Tunnel Vision Connundrum!”

        Stay safe on your sojourns.

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 29, 2009

  27. Just to add to the following line in my diatribe monologue err whatever it was…

    “But again the question would be at what price?… Fading vets who might not have anything left in the tank when the Alpha Dog Free agent needs his teamates to step up? Sure many of the younger players may have the professionalism and work ethic and habit of a HIll or Kidd rub off on them,.. but the playoff wars requires “all hands on deck” and fading players are like a glass jaw on a prize fighter,… ones to be exploited by capable teams with good coaching who are capable of exploiting matchups.

    I just recall that the more important bit from Starbury’s other summer spiel, was not about how the Knicks lack of D won’t get the organization far it’s that Stars in the League can and will mouth up when the ship appear to be sinking. Many made a big deal about Starbury’s attitude while with the Knicks and elsewhere. But it should be remembered that Star Players like Kobe, Lebron, and even Wade in varying degree’s express their angst from time to time when it comes to the structure of their teams and it’s ability to compete on an elite level… Let us count the ways:

    1) Kobe’s famous off season episodes where he talked about wanting out from LA and criticizing the structure of the team he was a part of over three years ago;

    2) Lebron’s famous walkoff the court at the end of the Cavaliers Magic Eastern Conference Finals playoffs series, in which his frustration at his team’s inability to match up with the Magic was readily apparent;

    3) Dwayne Wayde’s recent request that the heat up the talent level on the roster- with the implied threat of a Wade departure should his request not be heeded.

    Will the Knicks give them 2010 free agents the cold play treatment should they tire of an underdeveloped roster’s shortcomings that might have been addressed during the 09 free agency period?

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  28. Paul
    I see your question to Steady about GM moves. You will note that Steady does not dabble nor double as a Fantasy GM. The cyber character had established the blog commandment: thou shall not covet the OTP; and thou shall not covet thou neighbor’s baby momma for a mistress. It was a while back but the rule is still golden.
    For Steady, so much goes into making the selection of the UFA or FA or even re-uping your own “stud muffin”. As in DLee (aka Shallow Waters or White Thunder)–does he have the gravitas to become the face of your franchise or do you wanna go Euroball? DLT, O&B and Peaceman can have an all-night vigil and LBE about the player they want. The bottom line is that the suits will make the final call. Steady picked Euroball after peeking the script from last year’s Draft. Stay tuned for pasta fugiole and canolis.
    Do you go youth movement rewound with Sessions and an offer sheet or do you bring in the devil you know in Jamal Tinsley? There, it depends on what the price over value ratio you want for the 2009-10 season? If you’re paring down costs to get back to fiscal responsibility after run-away payoffs, then it does not matter how young the talent or where the “stiffs” come from. One thing that is steady. They are getting major loot to do what they do and Steady bears no veil of hyppocrates.

    Steady as IT/SM look at the man in the mirror and then BEAT IT.

    OKFL

    Comment by Steady | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  29. Only 64 Days Until
    The Opening Of NBA Training Camps.
    We have Darko, Duhon, Larry Huges,
    Hear that Boston. LOL

    Comment by Peaceman | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • ROFLMAOOOOOO.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  30. INDEED EWING DID CURSE THE KNICKS, ALBEIT, WE ARE STILL
    PAYING FOR IT TODAY………………………………

    Comment by Peaceman | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  31. NBA…NOTHING BUT ACTORS

    Comment by Peaceman | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  32. Line of the Summer…………

    “DLT, O&B and Peaceman can have an all-night vigil and LBE about the player they want“. ……..That’s some funny shyte-LMAO.

    Peace & Blessings

    Comment by Statesman2 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • It’s one thing to fantasize about trade scenarious involving players under contract where we dream that another team will take our flotsom for their jetsom.

      That sort of behaviou IMHO is clearly covetous and only slightly tolerable during the NBA sign and trade period are near the trade deadline.

      It’s another thing to speculate about which amongst a class of available/acquirable free agents can and or may be obtained to improve the current stature of the team you root for.

      Besides what would we do if we couldn’t slip into this alternate blogoverse and converse on our favorite team. Sing cumbaya?

      OBTW, you made plenty of valid points in your duel with Paul that he clearly ignored or simply blogged over. Shouldastepped on his throat while you had the chance.

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | July 29, 2009 | Reply

      • Ghost,
        U got Steady unstable and ROFLMAO. Steady opted to avoid the noise since there were no attacks or perceived threat to the mature/civil discourse at the house that Lives built.

        Statesman,
        That line “Shouldastepped on his neck while you had a chance” may have topped the list of memorable lines for the summer.

        Steady as IT looks at the man in the mirror.
        OKFl

        Comment by Steady | July 29, 2009

  33. Ghost,

    No need to defend, my fanatic. One man’s fantasy is another man’s reality.

    Neck Stepping,
    I’m saving my neck stepping for the Mutherland. When Baby Shaq reappears, I’m sure so will he. Mutherland was never the same after last year’s training camp. He went down when Eddy went down. Mutherland where are thou?

    Peace & Blessings

    Comment by Statesman2 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  34. What up Fannatics! You brudders got me ROTHFLMAO! These posts are hilarious…LIVES you said it best, these Kats are the absolute best at Saying Nothing…LOL You gotta Love the Fanatic Peeps… Too, too funy! Peace I’m certain the Celtics are quaking in their Hoofs…Them some Ole Fart Bag Mofo’s…They will need quite a bit of Oxygen…LOL Ole Ba*tards…

    Oh, STEADY, I’d stay away from the BEAT IT shyte, cause that picture is f**king me up…LOL Good to see you back on the THREAD IN RARE FORM… Let’s hook up soon Dawg…

    ONE LOVE!

    Keep CRACKIN!

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • Cool-Mo-Dee!
      Looks like I’m on the trails of POTUS to deliver on some promises made to the first civilization. Steadily out up until the day white can’t be worn no more above the Mason Dixon line. Adult beverages at the spot where the poets chirp on say Tues. Holla atcha bruh when you know what’s good. And of course, thanks for noticing my hommage to the G.R.E.A.T. King of Pop Michael Jackson. I will go back to the original sign off come what, may or August.

      Lives often says that his postings are a reflection of what is inspired by the bloguminity (the bloggers at a venue in the blogosphere). The last banter that EVERY SINGLE BLOGGER ROFLTAOOOOOO was begun by Statesman and driven home by the Ghost of O & B. Honorable mention to Paul Noize for engaging Steady to join in on the Harry Potter broom stick.

      Steady Blame IT on the Good Times.

      OKFL

      Comment by Steady | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  35. 07/29/2009 10:37 AM ET
    Sources: Knicks still in play for Sessions
    Bowen’s status with Bucks could determine outcome
    By Tommy Dee / SNY.tv

    Ramon Sessions, a restricted free agent, had 24 assists in a game against Chicago last season.
    As restricted free agents’ situations appear closer to resolutions, sources say that Donnie Walsh is ready to offer Milwaukee point guard Ramon Sessions the first Knicks restricted contract of the summer. The deal would be a modest one, but it would cut into the precious 2010 fund, something Walsh been reluctant to do. But the delay appears to be over the status of Bruce Bowen with the Bucks.
    Despite reports that the team is moving on from pursuing the Bucks point guard, word out of Milwaukee on Tuesday night is that the Knicks are still very much in play. That would be the reason why the reported signing of Nate Robinson is now in limbo.

    “Sessions is more of a priority than Nate because he fits the system so perfectly,” one source said. “But it would seem the Bowen situation seems to be holding everything up.”

    Last month, the cash-strapped Bucks traded Richard Jefferson to the Spurs in exchange for Bowen and Kurt Thomas, two veterans whose contracts expire after this year. At the time, the deal was designed to ensure that the team would keep either Charlie Villanueva or Sessions. What Milwaukee does with Bowen has the Knicks’ attention and seems to be the reason Walsh has yet to make the Milwaukee guard an offer.

    The NBA’s tax limit is $69.92 million and the Bucks’ payroll, according to hoopshype.com, sits at $64,720,847. Should Bowen not be traded and the Bucks release him on Aug. 1, it would cost the team half of his $4 million salary, leaving the payroll slightly under $63 million. That would give the team room to match the Knicks’ reported four-year, $26.5 million offer. The first year of the deal would be $5.8 million.

    But do the Bucks want to? Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix tweeted that the Bucks and Hakeem Warrick could be a match, meaning Milwaukee certainly wouldn’t equal any offer for Sessions.

    Apparently, the play for Walsh is to sit back and see what the Bucks decide to do with Bowen, who is rumored to be drawing interest from Boston. That means nothing imminent will happen with the Sessions situation from the Knicks for a few more days. I don’t think anything of the Jamaal Tinsley rumors. At this point, it would make more sense to bring in Sessions or settle on bringing Robinson back on a one-year deal.

    Sessions is a pass-first, low-maintenance floor general who distributes and protects the ball like few others at the position. Last season, he ranked ninth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio while splitting time with Luke Ridnour.

    Sessions burst onto the scene in 2008 with 24 assists against the Bulls, and his play immediately made incumbent point guard Mo Williams, whom the Bucks had just signed to a big contract, expendable. That made me scratch my head when the Bucks drafted Brandon Jennings in June. One would have to think that Bucks general manager John Hammond was hedging his bet in case Sessions received an offer that the Bucks couldn’t match.

    Having pursued Jason Kidd and Andre Miller, the Knicks are looking for an upgrade at point guard. They want someone to take the starting reins from Chris Duhon, who is better suited for a role off the bench. In Toney Douglas, they have a player who is NBA-ready and should be ready to replace Duhon at the end of the season. If the Knicks can find a taker for Duhon’s contract, that move could happen sooner.

    Any four-year deal offered to Sessions would have to be similar in structure to the five-year deal that Trevor Ariza just signed with the Rockets: $5.8 million in the first season, roughly $6.3 million on the cap for the 2010-11 season, 6.8 for 2011-12 and $7.2 for 2012-13.

    Comment by DLTKnicks | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • DLT

      I also read on RealGM that the Bucks are interested in Hakim Warrick, which will cut into any cap space the Bucks have even if they let go of Bruce Bowen.

      I suppose the fan base will have to wait and see if Walsh is being patient or biding time from having to actually make a move.

      Will Walsh prove to have cojones or will he ended up empty handed?

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

      • Si O&B,

        Walsh maybe waiting for the August 1 date to see what the Bucks do.Let’s hope he brings Session on board.We need more than Darko!

        Comment by DLTKnicks | July 29, 2009

  36. Just want to give a shout out to all the many great bloggers on this ship:

    DLT, Peaceman, Cooleyhigh, Statesman, Steady, PaulNoize, Post-Up Prince, Lives, T’Man, Jay Bee, IGM, St. George, Bronx in MD, Harlem in MD, Anti-NYSN… and the many other fine gents who have once again made another seemingly barren Knicks summer more digestable.

    Godspeed gents!

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | July 29, 2009 | Reply


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