Colangelo: "We'll give you $30 million, because we think that's better than any other team might give you."
Nash: "Fair enough, let's see what sort of offer New York can make... Okay, New York can match your offer."
Colangelo: "Okay, we'll up it to $36 million. Good enough?"
Or it could be something like this:
Colangelo: "What's it going to take? $30 million? $36? I'll keep listing numbers and you tell me when I reach one that I like. Hello, did you hang up on me? Okay, I'll just leave some more numbers with your answering machine. How does $48 million sound? $54?"
i blame the metric system
Well the bright side is the Knicks will be financially handcuffed for years. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Nash "meshes" with Carmelo.
BC, walk AWAY! Your acting like the jilted lover.
In basketball terms though, this might be for the best. If it wasn't for Fields' butt-ugly contract, losing out on Nash might actually turn out to be a good thing. I'm not saying I didn't want Nash -- I really, really did -- but it was an emotional reason as much as anything.
As Matt already pointed out, the Knicks are gonna be hard capped, and will have about as much depth as Snooki. Nash has driven his market value (in terms of both assets and money) way beyond what it should be, belying not only his net potential upside, but also, being 38, his substantial risk.
1) Amar'e was discussed as being a 6th man this year and looked upon as one of the worst contracts in the league as it is uninsurable.
2) I think the JO and Turk moves are looked at in hindsight as JO never returned to form which was an unknown when trade made and Turk decided to take his PizzaPizza endorsement too literally.
3) Colangelo also made a play for Chandler which was nixed last minute - literally.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Nets and Knicks. None of them are dealing with talent like LBJ, Dwayne Wade, and Bosh - and it took 2 years for them to win and it certainly was not easy.
I agree with the general idea of your post though, fwiw. I am going to reserve judgement for a couple of months but I am starting to think a change in the front office will be good for everyone. In saying that the expression "the devil you know is better than the devil you don't" come to mind.
Well Steve measures respect by the $, glad you got it. But you may have lost quite a bit here, I don't like being played.
So the Knicks has a big 4 now?
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