Thanks to John Kenney whose comment gave birth to this idea:
Well it’s not a J.S.G. Boggs, but I think it’s a good way to sum up how the Knicks have been over his tenure. Donnie Walsh hasn’t built a title contender (yet) and there have been a few missteps along the way, but he’s done an admirable job thus far. If nothing, Walsh has shown patience and the ability to bring in players that match his coach’s needs. Certainly he’s done better than the average GM over the same span.
With the league’s GMs playing poker and Carmelo Anthony being the big prize, Walsh hasn’t thrown everything in to risk getting the All Star forward. The press has reported that the Nets were ready to trade the farm, but so far it has appeared that Walsh isn’t willing to dismantle the Knicks for a player of his caliber. With the trade deadline looming, as a Knick fan I’d normally have a few restless nights wondering how the team would blow this one. Have to say that hasn’t kept me awake, because Walsh hasn’t given me many reasons to think he’s going to botch this move. In Donnie, I Trust.