GIVE_WADE_THE_MAX wrote:MrCheerios wrote:They should trade him along with Curry to Memphis for their lotto pick + Darko. Trading him to OKC would be better. Getting quality FA's in 2010 is the goal, and extending Lee while Curry's contract is still on the books does not help. Lee's also a PF, which won't work if the knicks are able to get Bosh or Amare.
Huh didnt Amare play C for the suns and isnt Lee playing center now for the Knicks? Lee and Amare would work great. Amare you run plays for and Lee is the hussler and clean up guy. Dantoni doesnt need defense.
D'Antoni knows the importance of defense. He's been in the game too long to not realize this. People get the impression that his system will never work because it doesn't emphasize defense and what not - however, people also forget that his best players in Phoenix were also the worst defensive players, i.e. Nash and Amare. The point is that it's not inconceivable that defense can actually be played in this system because it definitely can if you have the right players. Watching the way the Knicks are playing now really shows how good of a coach D'Antoni is. He's able to maximize the strengths of his players and get the most out of his PG. He's also shown that he's not gonna take any crap from his players by benching Curry and Marbury.