It appears Amar'e Stad is coming to the NYK and it appears he is supposedly the only one of the "coveted" FAs who actually wants to come here. That's fine with me...sign him up. Adding a "supposed" superstar to this roster is better then getting no one in my book. What I don't agree with is that it seems the Knicks are willing to let David Lee walk without even offering him a reasonable deal. Maybe I am completely wrong and the Knicks are just waiting to see what kind of offers he is entertaining but why should they wait? What is going to sway Lee's thoughts when he falls in love with another franchise (T-Wolves) who offers him the moon?
I love D. Lee's game but I still consider him a good value second tier player in the NBA. He shouldn't be commanding a max deal of any sorts.
The Knicks need to get realistic and need to start working fast. They should lock Amar'e ASAP and forget this Tony Parker and Melo nonsense. There is no way they can swing that because they have nothing to offer these teams in a sign in trade, trading picks, etc.
The Knicks need to
- keep their young core of players (Cock, Pretty Toney, Chandler, Bill Walker) in tact
- Add Amar'e
- Keep Lee
- Spend the rest of their $$$ upgrading the PG/SG positions and/or the C positions on second tier players OR save the $$$ and use that and E. Curry's cap space and go on the attack next year and add another big time player whose name is not Melo. Melo will either be traded or will sign his extension...Knicks have no shot at him.
It's time for the front office to come back down to earth and realize that playing in NYC for the KNICKS is not as magical as it is for a player who debates coming to the NYC to play for the YANKEES!!!!!