dakomish23 wrote:Polk377 wrote:dakomish23 wrote:
You’re using “have patience”’as an excuse to not play the kids?
Isn’t that backwards?
Let the kids play and have patience through their development.
Knicks don’t have patience. They went win now as always.
Agreed on adding talent. Disagree on keeping this current group together. We need to cut bait before we overpay (more) bench players and pretend they’re quality starters. That’s how you end up in cap hell. Sorry, deeper in cap hell
If you think this season was about win now than you have not been watching.
You don't just throw young players in when they are not ready and expect them to develop. You want to instill work ethic and make them earn it. It is up to the players to step up and take a spot. Everyone on this team had had a chance to play this season in different spots.
Remember this was everyone's first year in Jeff's system. It takes time to put it together especially when you are missing your star player for a big portion.
No one is saying all of these guys are going to be stars but a lot of them can be effective bench pieces. Burke, Dotson, Kornet, Williams, Thomas, KOQ, Baker, Beasley are all good players to have off of your bench. I don't see them overpaying to keep any of them but if they come back at a reasonable price I am all for it. It is up to the scouts and management to make sure they hit on our pick this year so some of these guys don't have to play prominent roles.
For once the team needs to stay the course with one plan and build from within. Worse case next year we still suck but players show developed potential and the tankers get another top 10 pick.
If you think this season wasn’t about win now, then you haven’t been watching.
Spent all the cap space in big overpay for THJ
Started Sessions then Jack
Then started Beas & LFT multiple games
Still playing the vets big minutes
Even bringing vets in to close games at this stage of the season
The only person they trade for assets was a guy on a rookie deal
Everything about this season screams “win now”
Instill work ethic and make them earn it? Folks are still running with this line? That in now way shape or form is what this team did. They went with who could win now. There are plenty of times where he younger guys “earned” their minutes and would not come back in because the coach went to his safety blanket - the vets.
You’re fine with defending the approach to rebuilding this team took. Cool. I’m not.
Let’s just agree to disagree
I agree with you up to a certain date. Gotta remember Tim and Kanter are 25 yrs old and at least in my opinion 25yr olds fit both models. In other words you could win now or rebuild with 25yr olds. They just happened to play well. But yes, the Knicks tried to win and if you remember I was probably the most vocal in hating it feeling this was a great opportunity to tank after the Melo trade. I didn't allot of time in your corner
Then KP went down. Since then I feel like the Knicks HAVE BEEN doing everything I've asked for so maybe you can say it's too little too late but outside of these recent meaningless wins (often brought upon by the very youth you claim we don't play) what else did you expect to see? I mean, we have the 2nd worst record in the league since the all star game and all the youngins are getting minutes.