Monday, June 29, 2009

Knicks Disappoint Fans Again

Essentially, everything is riding on next summer for the New York Knicks and their fans, which in my eyes is dangerous. Ever heard the expression 'don't put all your eggs in one basket?'

Next summer is of course, when LeBron James will become a free agent and that’s when the Knicks will grab him - or so that's what most pundits believe. However, the Knicks have been so poorly managed over the last few years that I am skeptical that things will work out in the Summer of 2010. Donnie Walsh, though, has done a fine job with cleaning up the stench in the Knicks locker room and I give kudos to Mike D’Antoni for his coaching ability.

But most fans of the Knickerbockers were disappointed when New York chose Arizona forward Jordan Hill with the eighth pick in the N.B.A. Draft on Thursday night. The fans at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden booed the pick, while Walsh countered by saying that fans in Indiana booed when he drafted Chuck Person and Reggie Miller.

Meanwhile, Head Coach D’Antoni was quoted in the Daily News saying, "Our scouts have (Hill) rated as the second-best player in the draft."

Hmmm, if he is the second best player wouldn't logic dictate that he would be taken second? But we all know that D'Antoni has to build up his players in order to make them more attractive in case they are to become trade bait.

I won’t go so far as to say that Hill is Channing Frye reincarnated, but this summer and the draft feels like an afterthought for the Knicks. I don’t see the team doing anything to move forward or backward.

We’ll all just wait to see if this master plan will work to bring in LeBron James.

But what if the plan doesn’t work, then what?

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