R-DAWG wrote:suicidedeuce wrote:ORANGEandBLUE wrote:I understand. I'm just saying that from a pure bball standpoint, it was not only sensible, but a flat-out no-brainer. And hindsight is overwhelmingly on my side.
And this is the rub. When I evaluate the Glen Gruwald, I'm scruntinizing him with realistic expectations, I don't filter the criticism through my own fantasies.
I judge him on how he's doing the job he's been given to do, and not MY PERSONAL fantasy version of his job description.
The Chandler move was perfectly reasonable considering the ACTUAL circumstances.
To suggest Knicks would use the amnesy of Stat a couple of months after getting Melo is ridiculous from any pragmatic standpoint, not matter how much you want to defend it from a purely basketball perspective.
you do understand how the amnesty works, right? You didn't need to use the amnesty in 2011. It could have been used in 2012 or 2013 or whenever. As long as Amare was playing like a max player you had a chance to go deep in the playoffs and as soon as he broke down his contract would hold the team back. As good as Chandler was in 2011-2012, it left the team without any guards and extremely flawed. And the team will be flawed until Amare comes off the books.
Here we are, 2 years and 2 playoff disappointments later, wasting away the prime of Melo's career.
Taking a step back from a 54 win team also wastes his career