“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King
Plan B is say we tried and then let the fans make excuses for losing again.
The gamble that didn't pay off is what bugs me. Instead of developing a different plan, we sat on our hands and went on the Nash assumption.
Making a move at point is foolish. Frankly, Lowry and Dragic are not upgrades on what we currently have. Bayless is as good a defender as Lowry and maybe more skilled all around. Dragic looks like he is coming on, but really, his sample size is slightly larger than Lin's. If Bayless could avoid injuries.... he'd be a target of the other teams.
Is there a way to back out of the Field's deal. We do not need him anymore. I say we threaten to give a sick contract to Lin if the Knicks don't match the Field's deal.
Yes BC got out manuevered, but he was out-gunned. Players simply want to join "Super Teams" these days and they are in big American markets. The Nets, Knicks, Heat, and Thunder rule this league next year, with the Thunder the only one that got there through the draft. Even the Lakers are at risk of becoming irrelevent and are hanging on, as are the Celtics. Even Dallas has struck out and they have Dirk.
The old Pistons team is our model and Nash wouldn,t fit anyway. Bayless is more like Billups.
No quotes from people in charge but Wolstat and a couple others saying Raps will now go for Dragic or Lowry
In hindsight, trading the 8th pick for Lowry seems like a no-brainer...sigh
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
Could the Raptors offer to Fields be part of Plan B to help Houston get Lin?
Nothing like leaving New York with just 4 players (including Nash) to help force a play for Lin in Houston. Lin in Houston means one of Dragic or Lowry is definitely moving, possibly both if Lowry throws a fit about possibly becoming a backup.
Also, Knicks matching offer for Lin makes them have a hard cap of $74M with at least $65M tied up in just 5 players.
I'm making this up but you never know.... y'know?
Last edited by Matt52; Wed Jul 4th, 2012 at 04:55 PM.
nothing with NY is complete yet & it could all be BS written by there beat writers but if nash goes to NY shame on him...
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