FKF wrote: bleedblue3303 wrote:
Oscirus wrote:How many people have been coming to the Knicks according to the media that never came?
I can tell you he was coming. Believe me or not. I know for a fact. He was coming.
These posts are worth **** without backup. And by NBA rules, no one can make such statement prior to July 1 anyway. If the Knicks thought free agency started in November, they're stupid. If they thought last night's injury affected them, even more stupid.
Number one, the Knicks had/have equal chances to sign KD, as the Nets or Clippers. That's in a scenario he does leave San Francisco.
Number two, even if Durant signs in NY, and even healthy, it has been proven times and times again in the NBA, that one player cannot and doesn't make the impact. The Pelicans have had Anthony Davis for years. Losing squad. The Lakers signed LeBron, missed the play-offs. Shall I go further ? Durant has been WCF with Westbrook and Harden. He's been NBA champs with Curry, Thompson and Green. Who can he compete with in NY ? Even if you get Kyrie, who's the frontline ? who's in the starting lineup ? where's the bench ?
It is a TEAM culture and plan which will eventually restore the Knicks to higher standards.
That's what most folks in the United States fail to understand. The Knicks can sign Durant, and STILL remain in the lottery. So they shouldn't ever feel KD's injury impacts their plans. It doesn't. What they should be concerned with, is their draft picks, their coaching staff, and their coming up training camps.
If they had spent half the time they spent lobbying for KD, on trying to grow the players they already own, people would see where they're going, and people would want to come and join. They don't understand that.
For years, they didn't have cap space, they were the last franchise to properly understand the CBA. Now they have cap space, they promote it like it is enough to build a winner. Ask Gregg Popovich or Pat Riley, if cap space is enough to build a winner.
Look at how the Warriors and Raptors built themselves. How many years did it take for these teams to compete at a higher level, then at a higher level, then a higher level, now up to contending. The Knicks are soooooo far away from contending, it's not even funny anymore and I don't know where to start to explain. I swear they could get Curry and Thompson, this summer, and still struggle to make the play-offs with such a dysfunctional organization Steve Kerr didn't want to touch, even with his old coach and friend if the upper office.
And y'all buy the Jim Dolan Kool Aid. Amazing how this owner keeps his crowd to buy, and to buy, and to buy again and ever all the BS moves and plans his Knicks have had in two decades. The owner is not just the guy who pays the money. That's another ridiculous thing to believe. That is what Dolan wants you to believe, since he'll always be capable of doing so.
The owner is the top of the franchise, the top of the culture. They all talk about how great the owners are in Golden State. And how bad she is in Lala Land since papa died. Explain why Mike D'Antoni does well only outside of NY and LA. Mike could surely explain you why, without microphones.
Open your eyes. I have wasted 20 yrs of my life hoping for my Knicks with Jim Dolan on top. Dolan has wasted the legacies of some of this game's greatness who happened to work for him. I've stopped worrying and I managed to understand Dolan always finds a way to screw up. I feel so much better now!