Don’t forget, New York plays tonight at 6pm. So make sure you change the Giants-Cowboys game at halftime to catch the Knicks and Bucks. Some news from the local papers…
The Post’s Mike Vaccaro doing his Humpty Dumpty impersonation, staying on the fence on the Marbury/D’Antoni issue.
Those who chanted for Marbury had every right to do it (despite what D’Antoni might really think) because as a basketball player Marbury has never been a bust, and at 31 should still have plenty of game left in his legs. But D’Antoni has every right to purge the very essence of Marbury, too, because if his talent hasn’t failed him as a Knick, his time here has been a failure nonetheless.
A small blurb at Newsday about Walsh’s handling of Zach Randolph.
Several team executives are marveling at Donnie Walsh’s handling of the Zach Randolph situation. “Donnie is playing his hand perfectly on Zach,” said one executive, predicting that teams will be lining up at the trade deadline with better offers for Z-Bo than Walsh turned down this past summer.
Mitch Lawrence, proving that you can make up titles as long as you put the word “may” in them, has an article titled “Donnie Walsh may ask Stephon Marbury to stay home.” Of course, there aren’t any quotes from Walsh saying that he will ask Marbury to stay at home. Walsh’s quotes from the article:
“I’d like to get into it and find out as soon as possible,” Walsh said after practice Saturday in Greenburgh. “I want to direct my attention to it, that’s for sure. I don’t think it’s fair to anybody, really. In other words, find out where this can go and then make a decision.”
“It’s going to take a little while to work itself out and see what we should do with this,” Walsh said. “I haven’t talked to anybody about it. I think I need to know more about it. The way it should work out, it will work out. I’m not sure what that is right now.”
“Look, I think it’s hard on Stephon Marbury,” Walsh said. “It’s been hard. I think he’s dealt with it very well.”