Would you root for a totally different starting five of all lower draft picks? Dare we be different?
Seriously think about this Scenario! Keep in mind we hold onto our Cap Space!
Drafting five lower picks to become our STARTING FIVE may sound crazy, right?
WRONG, this is exactly what we need to do! I will give you the HOW, WHY AND ADVANTAGES OF SUCH AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE.
REASON NUMBER ONE:
The Thunder are the youngest team in the NBA.
The Thunder hold the 21st and 26th picks in the first round of the NBA draft. They also hold the 2nd and 21st picks in the second round. They need a Big CURRY or a DAVID LEE who may do very well on that young team. We need three of their draft picks. A trade package with the Thunder of Lee (if we can sign and him) or Curry for an unused Etan Thomas (Salary 7,906.088) for 2-3 of their draft picks. Too sweeten the deal, the Knicks could also give them a future 1st round draft pick, and CUTTINO MOBLEY'S expiring contract and work out details to make this happen. WE CAN ALSO PAY CASH FOR A THUNDER PICK AND GIVE UP CHANDLER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
REASON NUMBER TWO:
THE CULTURE WOULD REALLY CHANGE AT 2 PENN PLAZA. DONNIE WOULD HOLD ON TO HIS CAP SPACE AND WE WOULD HAVE A VERY YOUNG TEAM THAT WOULD BE EXCITING AND WE WOULD MAINTAIN PLENTY OF CAP SPACE FOR 2011 -12 AND COULD WAIT TO SIGN MELLO OR CHRIS PAUL. WE WOULD HAVE GALLO, DOUGLAS AND TMAC COMING OFF THE BENCH.
I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT AT LEAST IT'S A VIABLE PLAN AS LEBRON JAMES WILL NEVER WEAR A KNICK UNIFORM UNTIL HE'S AN AGED SUPERSTAR LIKE TMAC. TELL ME, JUST HOW CRAZY DOES THIS REALLY SOUND? WOULD YOU PREFER TO OVERSPEND ON BOSH & JOE JOHNSON OR WATCH A YOUNG BRAND NEW KNICK TEAM GROW?
Pick # 1. 6'5" Shooting Guard, Lance Stephenson
Pick # 2. 7 foot blocking machine Center, Hamady Ndiaye
Pick # 3. 6' 10" Power Forward, Daniel Orton
Pick # 4. 6'10 Shooting Forward, Craigh Brackins
Pick # 5. Point Guard & (Ty Lawson Clone), Sherron collins
Our returning players from this year would come in off the bench.
FIRST OFF OUR BENCH SG/SF GALLO
BACKUP TO COLLINS, PG TONEY DOUGLAS
VETERAN'S MINIMUM AND LAST CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION
OFF OUR BENCH LEGEND TRACY MCGRADY