The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

EXACTLY!

“If I’m a Knicks fan, my Summer of 2010 Worst-Case Scenario is Amar’e and Rudy. That’s taking me to a 6-seed every spring.”- Bill Simmons

Not the guy’s biggest fan, but when he nails it, he nails it. There is nothing worse in the NBA than locking yourself in long-term to a team whose peak ability isn’t championship quality. This is why I always prefer to see a team bottom out and rebuild right than take random shots at instant gratification, and why the idea of the Knicks pinning all their hopes on cap space without guarantees scares me: you could end up with these guys, or Joe Johnson, or any of the other not-quite-good-enough dregs of the market, and at that point unless you’re willing to play a season or two with cap space unused (and there’s no way the Garden is) you end up locking yourself into long-term mediocrity. It’s incredibly hard to win an NBA title without one of the top 5-10 players in the league, and the odds are much higher of getting one of those through the draft than through free agency.

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February 17, 2010 - Posted by | The NY Knicks

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