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Amar'e Stoudemire already rocking No.1 for Knicks

Posted on: July 5, 2010 6:41 pm
Edited on: July 5, 2010 6:54 pm
The Knicks wasted no time to announce the acquisition of Amar'e Stoudemire as KB told you the were closing in on . Once an agreement was reached today, the Knicks had this image on the front of the Madison Square Garden Marquee, courtesy of Howard Beck of the New York Times on Twitter:

Read more on Amar'e headed to the Five Boroughs from Ken Berger .


Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 9:39 am

Amar'e Stoudemire already rocking No.1 for Knicks

True, those teams didn't make it to the finals since they lost their franchise players. However, were they watchable? Yes. I'm not sure about the Lakers after Magic left, but the Bulls, Rockets and Jazz (especially the Jazz) have been respectable playoff teams that put a good product out there. I agree with you that it takes time to rebuild, but it's been 10 years! I'm willing to wait, I did it in the 80's (plus I'm a Mets fan, I'm used to it). On top of the fact that the Knicks owner is mildy retarded, it's going to take a long, long while. I am cautiously pleased with the Amare pickup, we need Felton or Monta though. Duhon, a mediocre college player is not going to cut it. Go Knicks!

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2010 8:24 pm

It's a nice start

The Knicks now have 6 players under contract (if you want to call Curry a player):  Gallinari, Chandler, Curry, Toney Douglas, Bill Walker and now, Amar'e.  Amar'e is a wonderful post player, the most talented player they've had since Ewing.  Hopefully a current threesome of Amar'e, Gallinari and Chandler is enough to attract a dynamic perimeter player like LeBron or Wade (Wade ain't coming , I know, and LJ is a longshot but still not impossible).

If they don't get LJ, trading for Monta Ellis to run the team via a sign and trade makes the Knicks a NICE team at the core, but they'll need to make some significant moves in order to become competitive beyond their starting 5 players.  Picking up Brendan Haywood at center would be a wonderful pickup.  Remember, Curry comes off the books after this year.  The Knicks will be in position to sign another max player next year if they choose.

Just remember, when Bird et al retired, the celtics stunk for about 10 years.  When Magic et al retired, the Lakers were unwatchable too.  It takes a while to rebuild when you lose your franchise player.  Have the Bulls played in the NBA Finals since MJ retired?  The Jazz without Stockton and Malone?  Houston without Dream?  Exactly my point. 

They have a long, long way to go before the Knicks and their fans are relevant again, but it's a start Cool     

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