Capn'O wrote:thebuzzardman wrote:I wish him the best but I've seen this script of taking a player "with physical ability but needs his skills refined to become X" before
With a little seasoning Jamal Crawford can be a good PG
Eddy Curry just needs someone to unlock his talent
Are we sure Isiah Thomas doesn't still have influence at MSG?
Here's the difference:
This deal was more like trading Nazr Mohammed - a decent role player with limited upside - for two years of Curry on a rookie scale deal. Even knowing how it turned out with Eddy, that's a deal I still would support. A good risk - and I'll die on this hill regardless of whether Mudiay pans - manages the liability side as well. Isiah NEVER did.
Oh, absolutely. Isiah overcommitted resources to GET Curry and $ to get get Jamal. This is a low risk/high reward move and in that regard I like it. I also stated at the time of the Melo trade that splitting Melo's one deal into two, one fairly large - Kanter, and one decent player on a smaller, decent, short term deal - McD, would give the Knicks extra trade flexibility. I'm pretty psyched they went and used it and in a good way.