spree8 wrote:Greenie wrote:Jstock12 wrote:
It's best to give your young superstars early extensions. Letting them 'prove themselves' can create distrust. I think in KP's mind he's done more than enough to prove that he's a young player worthy of a max extension. And one of the jobs of the FO is too keep their star players happy, not alienate them.
You do understand that I’m saying just that, right?
If we’re keeping KP he shouldn’t have to wait. If you’re not(or not sure) then let him hit FA and make a decision from there.
...and if your not sure or don’t want him back then you should trade him.
By all accounts the Knicks want him here. So give that boy his money and stop lollygagging about it.
But it costs us a max player next summer. He might barely even play this year so he’s not really risking much and he won’t even get paid that money til next season anyway. They just need to tell him they have every intention of giving him all of his money.
I’m sure management is talking to him about it the way Detroit did with Drummond. If the guy wants to win so badly, then he should take his time, rehab, rest, and understand we want to bring in another star to play with him next summer. After that, we sign him to a max. But it has to be in that order.
He’s gotta work with management n get on the same page if he wants to win. That’s what champ level star players do (Lebron, Wade, Durant, Duncan, Dirk, etc.)
1. Signing Timmy cost the Knicks a max.
The Knicks don’t even have max money if they wait to sign KP. We’re not entitled to players leaving money on the table to come here.
2. They didn’t do that coming out of their rookie contracts. They all had extensions in place. Drummond is the same caliber player of KP. He’s in the Lavine/Gordon boat.