I believe the concern is the CAP. The Knicks under Layden & Isaiah messed with it severely that put the franchise in a bind that they are only now attempting to come out of.
You're comparing signing and trading away an unprotected draft pick for an overweight center with a heart condition who doesn't rebound or play defense and giving him something like $70 million over 7 years (or something like that), trading numerous times for massive contracts belonging to quasi-sane headcases and continuing to trade away expiring contracts to Colangelo signing a 23 year old big man who hustles, rebounds, plays good defense and scores efficiently, a 5 year contract for basically, the MLE, which also happens to be the average salary in the NBA.
If the backlash for Davis could start the moment he was picked, it certainly can start for Amir after an entire season. =P
Fair enough. Why put something off when you can start it right away. Good to know we don't have a bunch of procrastinators here. Might as well start bashing Amir now so that when he doesn't re-sign in five years, you'll be ahead of the game.