br7knicks wrote:First stroke of good luck the Knicks have had in a while.
No anything, Irving, or broken Durant is a good start to getting back to relevancy... From 20 years ago
Getting KD and Irving would have absolutely made them relevant again. Maybe not this year, but definitely next year. KD and Irving easily would have made them a top 5 team in the East and in the playoffs for at least a few years. Maybe even give them the ability to squeak in to the playoffs this year with Irving and Melo if they brought in the right pieces to finish the roster.
Instead they are still in shambles and will take years to turn it around and it will only start to happen once/if Dolan sells the team.
KD had a devastating injury that usually ruins careers, or leaves them a mere fraction of the player they were. Then stuck with that **** for years. Think Knicks need to stop giving out ****, bloated contracts... then Randle happened right after thjr.
Knicks tried giving a "star" max money and try to build around a me-first, non-defense, lowIQ, offense only player in Melo. Then they started trading away first round picks to find the right players to play alongside him. A 'star' shouldn't be that hard to build around. Kyrie comes with even more baggage because, Melo simply ruined the franchise; kyrie goes out of his way to ruin other players and chemistry.
And now they're at least trying to keep their young players, and hopefully bringing in a coach who will at least try to develop them.
So, no, they wouldn't have helped make championship contender successful, even in the east, especially long term.
But yeah, Dolan, Perry, and mills are the problem.
Rest in Peace, magnumt. 2019