I'm not boycotting anything. It's a silly idea.
The New York media is more interested in their seasonal pound of flesh than helping clarify the issues that need to be resolved for the Knicks to succeed.
1.) Yes. D'oh-lan is as clueless as they come. He wants his employees to kiss his ass and that eliminates Van Gundy, Larry Brown, and the gutsiest of basketball minds from the soup. It sucks. But it also sucks when the media inflames tensions between D'oh-lan and someone who is trying to operate within the constraints of Jimmytown.
2.) Isiah isn't the problem. See Issue #1.
3.) Marbury isn't solely a problem. He can be an asset. He's had too many years of experts tinkering with his game. He's not the point guard we need - there's no question of this. BUT, BUT... he can close out his career as an Earl Monroe-type 2 guard.
Garnett was right. Marbury has changed. He has subsumed his game for others over and over. Isiah should just let this guy go nuts for two years as an unpredictable, aggressive scorer from the two. No more experimentation. Marbury is too old and too good to keep wishing somebody else's game on.
Cut this guy some slack. Let him enjoy the game again and I think we'll see some fire.
3.) We're playing to win now. Get over the boycott bullshit and the lottery wet dreams. Now is the time. Job 1 is to make the playoffs. Job 2 is to have righted the team enough to be competitive there.
4. (to be competitive)) Get Philly on the phone and get Andre Miller in here at any cost.
Philly has a nice young PG in Lou Williams. Andre is expendable and I'm not talking about dumping trash on Philly. Make a deal that works for them. Crawford and Balkman for Andre. This is fair trade. Crawford can immediately team with Iguodala and Balkman spells relief for both.
Andre should not be allowed to get away one more time, this would just go down as a basketball sin.
5.) (to be competitive) Assuming we right the PG situation, the Artest situation should also be resolved asap.
I don't happen to believe the trade rumors about Artest. He is playing well in Sacto and I doubt he will be moved. But, again, if there is any veracity to the idea that he is being moved then New York needs to make a serious offer soon.
MRose, Chandler and our #1 sounds fair to me. Chandler is a very nice, young talent, Rose an inexpensive, short contract, and our #1 sure to burn us three years from now. But we have to do what's necessary to win.
6.) Get serious about winning it all. Okay, if somebody wasn't in shape at the beginning of the season now's the time. The goal remains the playoffs, the goal remains winning it all. There is no rebuild, no lottery savior, no f'n bailout scheme. This team is getting paid to win.
Ye Newe Glory-torium
Here, dear readers, is the final resting place of all weary Knicks fans. Yes, here is where one comes when James Dolan extends yet another contract, when the Knicks trade for yet another ambulatory star, or when said fan simply hits 'rock' bottom. In short, "the ship be" eternally "sinking" here. Welcome aboard, rearrange the deck chairs as you please.