NoLayupRule wrote: knicksh20b wrote:
NoLayupRule wrote:And false equivalency is more fun than reality apparently
All the accounting we see here hasn’t lead to anything
Cap space doesn’t win games
Bad signings lead us away from wins. Even good signings, that don't fit into the plan, have a chance to hurt our team. Good signings, combined with good team building, lead us to sustainable long-term winning. Your ideas? They were bad. I can tell, because when people called you out on your bad idea, you resorted to complaining about "accounting" as opposed to defending the idea of signing Jerami Grant or Hezonja. It's funny that you're arguing that accounting doesn't lead to anything, when you're advocating signing mediocre players. Has anything else led us as far away from wins as signing mediocre players? Cap space doesn't win games but using cap space irresponsibly sets a franchise back.
Yea, it's time for fans to be accountants, so that we don't have this dumb stereotype that "you can't rebuild in New York." Eff that.
its funny because the reason I suggested grant and hezonja was because both are cheap prospects with major upside and won’t be breaking the bank
It’s unfortunate that you resort to such aggressive and unpleasant posting responses
My ideas weren’t bad. I stand by those two as good young options that are realistic.
I just don’t feel the need to defend that to you
The thing is... cheap projects rarely ever work. Once guys get a reputation in the NBA, it's really hard to get their value back. The NBA is all about dynamic players. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against cheap projects but we need a better long-term plan. That's more of a crap shoot hail mary scheme.
Today, teams need players with length, speed, the ability to put the ball on the floor, the ability to shoot high percentage from behind the arc and a versatile defense. The Knicks really need to spend all of their time/resources on on finding a 2-way wing that fits this mold that can defend both the 3 and 4. If they can get this via Kawhi, Klay, Giannis, Georga or another guy who fit that mold, I think they'd give up a kings ransom.
You can't have just "blah" players anymore in your lineup. Offenses are way too productive. Every player has to, at a minimum, play tough defense and add at least 1 elite offensive skill (shooting, dribble penetration, great finishers, something). Without it, there's no way to keep up with the top tier teams. If we can get one more two-way all-star caliber talent next to KP and Frank, we'd be in great shape on the defensive end and keep getting better offensively. I really like Bridges because I think he fits this mold perfectly. But, I can see the Knicks trying to make a run at someone like Klay
When looking at Hezojna, he can be a good shooter but he'll never by dynamic on either end. I can't imagine him ever being a plus defender... and he'll never be a top 3 offensive option. Therefore, there's really no place for him in today's NBA. Grant on the other hand is a signing that I could get behind. His length, athleticism and defensive instincts are elite. His offense is also getting better. He'll never be a great at putting the ball on the floor but if he can develop a 3 point shot, he'll be an elite finisher, elite versatile defender and able to stretch the floor. That's a big time player in today's NBA.