Knicks Morning News (2015.09.28)

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony says he’s excited by Knicks offseason moves (Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:15:33 GMT)

    Over the past several months, Carmelo Anthony has sent mixed signals – publicly and privately – about his thoughts on the Knicks’ offseason.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo and the new guys: Five questions facing the Knicks (Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:05:30 GMT)

    Here’s the good news for the Knicks: They can’t be worse than last season.

  • [New York Times] W.N.B.A. Roundup: Rally by Fever in 2nd Half Evens Series With Liberty (Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:01:11 GMT)

    Down 15 points at halftime, Indiana put together a 21-4 run led by Tamika Catchings that stunned the Liberty and sent the Eastern Conference finals to a decisive Game 3.

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    6 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.09.28)”

    1. I really wish the Knicks had the assets to go after Tristan Thompson. I think he’s a little overrated, but he’s a great fit on this roster. He and KP would be a flat out ridiculous 1-2 punch at PF and C once KP grows into his body. I’m not sure Thompson really wants to stay in Cleveland. I get that a chance at a ring is alluring and that the 2 sides can’t agree.But don’t you think that if he REALLY wanted to stay in that situation, he’d say ‘let’s get this ring. I’ll sign my QO and go into the open market next season when the cap explodes’? It feels like he’s saying to the Cavs ‘look what I did last season! I’m as good as or better than Love..pay me!!’, and the Cavs are rightfully saying ‘nuh uh..you’re a very valuable role player and we have no problem paying you accordingly’. I dunno. He’s still young, he’s playing on the best roster (on paper) in the league and with the best player in the world, and has the best chance at dethroning the champs. He’s gotta be honest with himself. Unless Cleveland plays small ball all season, he will not start. He should be happy with 7 mil and an important role on a championship contender. Right? God, I wish I had those problems! LOL

    2. Ha ha definitely not the worst problem to have in the world that’s for sure. When I heard he was after the max, I was sure that Cleveland would let him walk. It seems like there is a pretty big hump to get over. I think you were spot on in saying signing the QO and then look to get paid the year after would be the way to go. I am not even sure their would be teams that would be willing to max him out to be honest. It reeks of agents and entourages getting in his ear.

    3. Ha ha definitely not the worst problem to have in the world that’s for sure. When I heard he was after the max, I was sure that Cleveland would let him walk. It seems like there is a pretty big hump to get over. I think you were spot on in saying signing the QO and then look to get paid the year after would be the way to go. I am not even sure their would be teams that would be willing to max him out to be honest. It reeks of agents and entourages getting in his ear.

      The issue is that the max he wants to sign now is going to be a lot smaller than the max of the next couple of seasons. I think Cleveland should just accept the three-year offer they have on the table and thank him for it. It’s a fine deal for them.

    4. I think Cleveland should just accept the three-year offer they have on the table and thank him for it. It’s a fine deal for them.

      The only source that has suggested that Thompson is interested in the 3-year deal is Broussard, right? He hasn’t exactly proven himself to be an impeccable source of information so far.

      And if that deal really was on the table for them, wouldn’t Cleveland snap it up in a heart beat? I really feel like 3 years is pretty much their window with the current group, as I can’t imagine they have more than 3 years of Lebron as a top-3 type guy (if even that long). That deal would lock Thompson up for the period where they’re 99.9% sure they want to be competing for the title every year (and so paying him heftily is fine), and then potentially let him out right as their situation might be changing dramatically. The deal is more than fine for them, it’s exceptional. If we really think that Cleveland is rejecting that deal, what do we think they’re holding out for?

    5. If I were as close to a championship as the Cavs are, I would commit unspeakable atrocities to have a player like Thompson available to my roster at that price. If you’re the Knicks and looking at another 30-win season? Sure, maybe not. Being cheap when LeBron is just at the end of his prime is a shitty business strategy.

    6. And if that deal really was on the table for them, wouldn’t Cleveland snap it up in a heart beat? I really feel like 3 years is pretty much their window with the current group, as I can’t imagine they have more than 3 years of Lebron as a top-3 type guy (if even that long). That deal would lock Thompson up for the period where they’re 99.9% sure they want to be competing for the title every year (and so paying him heftily is fine), and then potentially let him out right as their situation might be changing dramatically. The deal is more than fine for them, it’s exceptional. If we really think that Cleveland is rejecting that deal, what do we think they’re holding out for?

      They don’t seem interested in paying him the max at all, even for three years. That seems terribly short-sighted, but that appears to be their position.

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