A few Knicks-related things (and non-Knicks-related things) to be thankful for this holiday season:
1. Hope – at this moment I would put the probability of signing LeBron James in 2010 at just under 50%. So much can happen between now and then. Even if Bron Bron never signs with the Knicks, sound fiscal decision-making is an unambiguous good. If the prospect of getting him inspires this franchise to do the right thing then thanks LeBron.
2. Ill Will – The last of Zeke’s draft picks has shown substantial promise alongside some significant flaws. What I’m thankful for is that in a season that for all practical purposes is lost, Chandler’s development provides a reason to watch.
3. The KB staff – I might have completely lost interest in the Knicks by now were it not for you guys. The level of discourse and the quality of insight here is still fantastic. In a similar vein I should highlight Metsblog and Field Gulls for helping me to maintain my sanity in a maddeningly disappointing sports year. (Hat tip to a recent discovery Rock M Nation for bringing first rate analysis of my Alma mater. Go Tigers! Beat Kansas–and whoever the hell comes out of the Big 12 South!)
4. The KB readers – You guys are the best.