Monday, July 16, 2012
Knicks trying to win by getting older
* Note: Jason Kidd just crashed his car at 2:00 AM in the Hamptons and received a DWI. Age = smarts.
So with their infinite wisdumb the Knicks (who must think they can compete for a Conference Championship) have taken a very strange route to getting older: by acquiring 3 of the 4 oldest players in the NBA in just a couple of days. They signed Marcus Camby (39), Jason Kidd (39) and traded for Kurt Thomas (40).
Raymond Felton was the apple of the Knicks trade with Portland which netted Thomas. Felton is 28 and could be their youngest starter. A'mare likes Felton because Felton was able to run the show and present him as an MVP candidate (before A'mare got hurt) two seasons ago when they played together. Don't get me started on how fat Raymond Felton is and how much of a solid defender Jared Jefferies (who they traded for Felton) is.
The Knicks are passing on Lin, who's 23, because Carmelo said that the three year, $25 million dollar deal that Houston offered him was "ridiculous". James Dolan, put down the sexy saxaphone. One thing you definitely want to do is to listen to Carmelo Anthony analyze the value of contracts. Methinks that Carmelo is protecting his "points = $" ego with that statement. 'Melo did average just 16 points with Lin and 28 without.
The Knicks are totally messed up. Dolan is probably still consulting Isiah Thomas on a daily basis which all bubbles together to create the best terrible reality show in The Association. At least Knicks fans can defect and become Brooklyn Nets fans now.
And Jeremy Lin, quit being so hurt by the Knicks not matching the heavily backloaded Rockets offer sheet and having to play in Houston. Sure, Houston isn't New York and doesn't compare to the NYC lifestyle but just know that your GM is one of the best in the league, your coach loves to let the PG do his thang and run the show (think: Kyle Lowry last season), the Chinese love Houston because of Yao Ming, and you may be throwing lobs to Dwight Howard come November. Isn't the point of playing basketball to make as much money as you can and win a lot? You can check both of those boxes in Houston.