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Was Isiah's Team Really That Bad?

I hate Isiah as much as the next guy, he was a horrible coach and a horrible person. He made some of the worst moves in franchise history that cost us a decade of losing, but the team that Donnie aquired actually had some very good pieces that I think we should have kept.

Jamal Crawford is my ideal 2 guard, no he isnt a all star but he is one hell of a offensive weapon, he has ideal SG size at 6'5" and has all of the athletic ability in the world, he can shoot, slash and create and has won a 6th man of the year award since leaving the Knicks. He adverages 15.5 pts and 4 assists in 32 minutes career, he was a keeper.

Zach Randolph was a D'Antoni faveorite and probally Isiah's best move. A big man with quick feet and a good shot, ZBo really had a nice scoring touch. Good size for a 4 at 6'9" 260 pounds, he adverages 17.5 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes, Randolph was a keeper.

David Lee was one of the best rebounders to ever wear a Knicks jersey, he was out of position most of the time here at C, much better suited to play PF and would have been an ideal backup to Randolph. Lee was a keeper.

Nate Robinson was instant offense off the bench, the little guy usually played PG but would have been better off playing a role similar to Iverson in Philly as a 2 guard (only Nate would be coming off the bench)

Wilson Chandler was another one of the better draft picks of the Thomas era, he has really come around recently, great size and athletic ability at the SF position. I would be fine with Chandler as a starter or a reserve off the bench but either way he was a keeper.

Jarrod Jeffries is a long athletic defender would could have come off the bench to defend opposing forwards .

Walsh had the 6th pick in 2008 and the 8th pick in 2009 to add a PG and a C to this group, his options were...

Brook and Robin Lopez,  JaVale McGee, Roy Hibbert and DeAndre Jordan at C in 2008

Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holliday, Ty Lawson and Darren Collison ar PG in 2009

Would they win it all? I dont know but i do think they would beat our current team, expecially with that bench...

 

Jennings, Crawford, Chandler, Randolph, McGee

Robinson, Fields, Jeffries and Lee 

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