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Lee’s Looking To Get The Hell Out Of Dodge, Gallo Is Ready To Play and Nate Just Wants To Sign His Contract

Training camp starts on September 28th. Nate Robinson is still not signed.  David Lee wants to get paid so he is still seeking a sign and trade.  (I can hear an insulted Lee now: “Let me get the funk out of Dodge.”  You go boy!).   And Gallo is ready to go to work. It’s getting close.

We are naming the week of September 20-25th “Knicks Spirit Week.” In commemoration of that week, this blogger will dedicate himself to saying only nice things about the Knicks’ dismal prospects for next season.  I am going to ignore the top half of the half-empty glass and the soot at the bottom third and only look at the top of the juice.  I am going to look at the sun and ignore the burning sensation on my skin.  I am going to be Mr. Positive in a sea of negativity.    I have already prepared our posts for the selection of our own Old School Dance-Spirit Team and a special instructive post for Knicks Fanatics to help you through the doldrums, the ups and downs and downs.

By the way, I am rooting for all of the Knicks, but I will be spending extra energy rooting for Gallinari because I like underdogs and Gallo is an underdog of a rooster.

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Just a little programming tease.  Mae West has already submitted her portfolio for the Fanatics Spirit Team along with 20 other ladies who plan to cheer you up next season.

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September 16, 2009 - Posted by | Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, Nate Robinson, New York Knicks

46 Comments »

  1. GEEwhiz!with all of this positive spin stuff,why dont you change the name of this blog to THE KNICKS BLOG,and change your name to TOMMY DEE? now you will be exactly like them.You could tell us all how DUHON is a great PG,and how TONEY DOUGLAS and JORDAN HILL will be all-stars in a year.and how glad you are that DONNIE GENIUS didnt waste his money on an unproven shlub like RAMON SESSIONS,YOU CAN TALK about the up-side of recent signee PG phuk yue.yes its raining gold at MSG,…I cant wait to see DARKO and wilson chandler get intoduced at this years all-star game

    Comment by auggie | September 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Auggie,

      Lives knows that I’ll be dropping down a hammer next.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. That sounds just right. I’m going to be a cheery booster for a whole week and I don’t care what name you call this blog. In fact, I think I’m going to come up with some blogging rules, I mean guidelines, for the occasion. (I almost forgot for a second that Fanatics don’t know how to follow rules).

    But Auggie, I’m surprised you didn’t complain about the woman, who until we say so, has nothing to do with the Knicks; especially given that Hahn’s fascination with Jessica Rabbit was getting on your nerves. Man, if you don’t think basketball and fine women go hand in hand, you might need to take a vacation next week. Because since the ladies won’t post with us, I’m beautifying the site myself next week. I’m going to need some stimulus package to get me through Spirit Week.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 16, 2009 | Reply

    • IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP?

      Comment by auggie | September 17, 2009 | Reply

      • All you need to do is be yourself. Everything else will fall in place.

        Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 17, 2009

      • Oh young grasshopper hear the hand of one hand clapping!

        Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 17, 2009

  3. Lee looking to get out of Dodge may be real and Utah, according to ESPN, is rumored to be interested in a sign and trade. Of course, it would too much to hope for Deron Williams. Perhaps Walsh would be interested in Carlos Boozer or Paul Milsap or someone of lesser (cap space) value plus the return of our No 1 draft choice (which should be a high lottery pick)–the same pick once given up in return for Stephon Marbury. Walsh has less than two weeks to pick up the phone and call Lee’s agent or the Utah GM.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Postup,
      “or someone of lesser (cap space) value plus the return of our No 1 draft choice (which should be a high lottery pick)”

      You may be one to something ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      that would seem viable.

      Comment by Peaceman | September 16, 2009 | Reply

      • Peace:

        Given all that we have said about Donnie, I doubt that he reads this blog. Maybe someone at MSG does and will pass along the suggestion. Yet the prospect of not having Lee for the forthcoming season will make watching the remaining crew even more insufferable.

        Comment by Post-up Prince | September 16, 2009

  4. Mae came up to see you, sweetheart! Come up when I’ve got nuthin’ on but the radio . . . MaeWest.blogspot.com

    Comment by Mae Westside | September 16, 2009 | Reply

    • I see Mae West does have a little sometin’ somethin’ to do with the Knicks or some type of connection. She was a New York native born in 1893. The Knicks were founded in 1946. She was still doing a Broadway show, which was traveling, then. She died at age 87 in 1980 and was buried in Brooklyn.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 16, 2009 | Reply

  5. Morris Almond will be in Magic Training Camp.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 16, 2009 | Reply

    • WTF???? Almond was perhaps one of a few reasons
      I would even watch the Knicks this year!

      FIRE WALSH! FIRE D’ANTONI!

      Comment by Peaceman | September 17, 2009 | Reply

      • Seriously?

        I agree with Peaceman.

        Last year the Magic’s 2 guard, can’t recall the name off the top of my head, played very solidly in the playoff’s providing both outside shooting and a capable defensive presence.

        Knicks have a chance to tie up Almond, probrably on the cheap, and BOOM the Magic may have bolstered their depth and productivity at the 2.

        Walsh probrably had Almond right where he wanted him but the moments are all fleeting and his tortoise arse can’t capture the moment.

        Fng Tool!

        Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 17, 2009

      • Agreed Peaceman,

        What happened to Almond? I thought he was going to be in Knicks’
        camp in 2 weeks.I have no idea what Walsh is doing.
        This was NOT a smart move.

        Comment by Just D L T | September 17, 2009

      • No Almond Joy for the Knicks this season; only sour grapes for what might have been.

        Comment by Post-up Prince | September 18, 2009

    • HAHAHA Peaceman just lost his half-woody! No more nutting over Almond!

      i cannot understand Almond’s thinking here, he was in the mix to start in NY, now he’ll be buried behind Magic go-to guy Vinsanity in Orlando.

      Bad misplay by Walsh here, assuming he had any leverage to keep Morris around.

      Upside is that Almond was not a very good or very motivated defender, part of the reason why Jerry Sloan sat his ass waaay at the end of the bench in Utah.

      Do we dare START Nate at SG in an effort to pump up his value for a midseason salary-dumping trade?

      Comment by Paul | September 17, 2009 | Reply

      • “i cannot understand Almond’s thinking here, he was in the mix to start in NY, now he’ll be buried behind Magic go-to guy Vinsanity in Orlando”.

        Maybe I can provide light to your darkness.

        1)Orlando is a an established winner
        2)Vince will play the 3/4 depending on the matchups.
        3) Orlando traded Courtney Lee who received the major minutes at the 4 in the Vince trade.
        4)Almond’s biggest competition is JJ Reddick.
        5)Dwight Howard requires double teams, which gives a shooter such as Almond an open jump-shot.
        6)The Majic intend on making the playoffnext year.

        Peace & Blessings

        Comment by Statesman2 | September 17, 2009

      • Hmm.

        1) Yes, Orlando is a winner
        2) I have always thought of Vince as a 2/3 swingman, not a tweener forward who slides up to 4
        3) Courtney Lee most certainly did NOT play the majority of minutes at the 4, he started 47 games at SG
        4) Almond’s biggest competition is Vince Carter. i think Mickael Pietrus may also be a factor at SG.
        5) Agreed that Almond’s sweet stroke is valuable with a stud post player, gotta give the beast some room to operate
        6) The Magic will make the playoffs next year, and Almond will be at the end of the bench in a bone-dry uni, waving a towel and wondering where his next contract is coming from as his prime developmental years start to slip away from him.

        Basically, i see Orlando starting:
        C: D. Howard
        PF: B. Bass
        SF: R. Lewis
        SG: V. Carter
        PG: J. Nelson

        Gortat will soak up the majority of minutes as primary big off the bench….youngster Ryan Anderson will have to scrap for minutes at backup 4, since the Magic will obviously play some “small” ball with Rashard at the 4 & Vince at the 3. So in a way, Almond will have to compete with Reddick, Pietrus, Matt Barnes AND Anderson for those few reserve minutes.

        Comment by Paul | September 18, 2009

      • I think it is premature to pencil in Rashard Lewis in as the 3 for the Magic.

        Just b/c he is a legit 6,10″ and is more of an outside shooter like his former teamate does not mean he can handle the Point Forward role the Magic so effectively used Turkoglu at during last year’s championship run.

        Lewis is not as good a ball handler as the now departed turkoglu, Carter better suits that description.

        Lewis may get burned on the floor against opposing team’s 3/SF PtFwds as I he did not appear as fleet footed as Turk.

        I agree that Pietrus, with his solid playoff showing, will be Almond’s stiffest competition but if Almond can show the magic how effective he can be with his size, outside shot, and general scoring ability, he may have a legit shot at sharing time at the 2 with pietrus.

        That’s just my take, cumbaya Paul!

        Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 18, 2009

  6. Good point Paul.I doubt that ‘Antoni will ever start N8.He needs to go with Duhon,Chandler,Gallo,Lee and Curry/Darko.

    Comment by Just D L T | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  7. Nate Robinson just had a girl and her name is “Naja.”

    Congratulations Nate.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Congratulations

      Hope he fully recovers from them labor pains and when his water broke!

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Lives…I’m begging you…begging you to cancel
      the “happy week.” There’s not enough good weed
      around and I stopped doing coke in my 20’s!
      So I can’t even hang at that “Happy Week’s”
      intro even with a gallon of Hennesey!

      @ Paul….you rooted for Morris too!

      @ DLT & O&B…we’re on the same page!
      Fuvk Walsh!

      @ Statesman…tru dat! Almond @ 6’6 and we
      saw how easy he scored in Summer league without
      effort…is a sure bet to take Reddicks PT
      and that team will be alright even if Carter’s age
      shows up…Almonds got fresh legs and something to
      prove.

      Comment by Peaceman | September 17, 2009 | Reply

      • HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!
        WHEN CAP SPACE FILLS THE KNICKS WILL WIN
        So let’s sing a song of cheer again
        HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

        Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 17, 2009

      • why would you stop doing coke in your 20’s?i’m so old i remember doing a couple of lines off mae wests knockers.hey!i got it,thats what MAE has to do with the KNICKS.KNOCKERS=KNICKER-BOCKERS-KNOCKERS..oh god is happy week over yet?

        Comment by auggie | September 18, 2009

    • NATE just couldnt spell NADIA

      Comment by auggie | September 18, 2009 | Reply

  8. Check this story out!
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090917/ap_on_re_us/us_lodged_in_lung

    I truly believe they should Cat Scan Walsh’s head for
    a freaken used Reggie Miller Latex Condom!

    Comment by Peaceman | September 17, 2009 | Reply

    • The condom would have to have maximum “cap space”.

      Comment by Post-up Prince | September 18, 2009 | Reply

      • Well Post Up,

        This Koolaid journalism is certainly doing a mind fook to many a desperate Knicks fan.

        For shame.

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 18, 2009

      • LMAO…ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

        Comment by Peaceman | September 19, 2009

      • Hilarious. ROFLMAOOOOOOO

        Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009

  9. Paul,

    This “Happy Week” made me lose my balance. My 2/3, became 3/4, but the reasons listed above stand. In addition does it benefit Almond to wave a playoff towel with the Majic or to sit at the end of the Knicks/D’Antoni’s bench. D’Antoni only plays 7-8 guys. The kid made the right choice.

    Peace & Blessings

    Comment by Statesman2 | September 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Statesman,

      Lives might have been slipped a pretty big swig of koolaide, which hasn’t yet worn off. So it very well might be that all this “Happy Week” talk is the aftereffects of the Koolaid.

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 18, 2009 | Reply

      • Can you believe Kanye West??? Fuvked up again!
        He grabbed the Mic at Patrick Swayze’s funeral
        and said: This is a nice funeral, but Michael Jackson’s
        was much better!

        Comment by Peaceman | September 19, 2009

      • Peace, that was pretty doggone good. ROFLMAO. You got me at first, I was about to rush to AOL news until I read the punch line. LOL.

        Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009

  10. I’ve got to see how you’re going to pull off a “Happy Week,” under these conditions. God bless you.

    Comment by Sweetcheeks | September 18, 2009 | Reply

  11. The developer Bruce C. Ratner, who received final state approval Thursday to build an $800 million arena in Brooklyn for the Nets, is inching closer to selling a majority stake in the team to a Russian billionaire, according to two executives briefed on the negotiations.

    New York Times

    You think LeBrooklyn reads the Times?

    Donte West better have some licenses for his gats.If he had gotten caught with three pieces in Brooklyn, let’s see, 4 yrs times 3 = ‘s.But then Bloomberg is not running for mayor of Cleveland this year, so look for community service.Two weeks from camp opening.Do you know where your Knicks are?Heard anything from any of the Knick shills?Oh yeah, the Yankees and Giants are winning, who gives a crap about the “scrappy” Knicks.LGK

    Comment by Tman | September 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Damn Donte.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  12. Good Evening Fanatics.

    LIVES I look forward to reading your Headlines next week. Also, I appreciate all the time you’ve invested in the THREAD and I justed wanted to thank you my Good Brother…

    Back to booing and hooing Gents! Have a blessed Weekend!

    ONE LOVE!

    Keep it POPPIN

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | September 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Shoot brother,you know it’s my pleasure. If I didn’t enjoy making sure you guys hung around, I’d be doing what my wife tells me to do a little bit faster instead of writing silly posts. (But, you know I gotta make sure she gets hooked up so I don’t get bopped for bringing out the other purty ladies that are second and third to my sweetie).

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  13. I should save this for a “Gullible’s Travel” joint, but I couldn’t wait to share it. Someone publicly wished that this video would be played at Tim Hardaway’s jersey retirement ceremony.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  14. Just added ShamSports.com to the links. This dude is pretty funny and spot on. Enjoy and tell me what you think.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  15. LIves:

    Definitely worth adding to the list of sites. The guy strikes me as well informed, gathers news and material from a wide range of sources and his sense of humor and perspeective is in keeping with many of our bloggers. Good choice and thanks for alerting us.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  16. LIves:

    Definitely worth adding to the list of sites. The guy strikes me as well informed, gathers news and material from a wide range of sources and his sense of humor and perspective is in keeping with many of our bloggers. Good choice and thanks for alerting us.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 19, 2009 | Reply

    • My pleasure Prince. I liked it too. Well-written. As one Fanatic would say, “Useful.”

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 20, 2009 | Reply


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