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2016-17: Aight Lets Try Dis Again Yall
Also this:Langston Galloway said:what the hell was that when we traded JR Chandler Felton and Shumpert and won 17 games. You gut your roster, and got a superstar in the making, now we are grooming him. You don't do that by going back and forth between awful and middling. We won 17 games 2 years ago
and then won 32 the next year
and will likely win incrementally more this year, whether that is 37 games, 45 games or 50 games, you want to go from 32 wins to an ECF appearance
or do you want to be bad for another 6-10 years like the Sixers and Timberwolves and enjoy the "process". There is no guarentee the Timberwolves or Sixers will even be good doing what they are doing.
When Melo is off the books you can have your build from scratch around Porzingis, until then, just be fucking patient. Like people asking for this "rebuild" are asking for another decade of awful, awful, awful basketball. Getting Porzingis playoff experience, and playing meaningful games in April is much more important than trading away every asset we have for nothing, just to get a few picks higher in the draft. Because if you think this team can fall farther than about 10 other teams in the NBA, you're deluding yourself. Nets, Sixers, Timberwolves, Lakers, Suns, Pelicans, Mavs, Heat, Pistons, Kings, Nuggets. You're asking the team not only to get rid of any building pieces they currently have (Holiday, Baker, Kuz, Willy, Lee and even fucking Noah has been decent lately) for the chance at a top 15 pick in a draft full of crapshoots
Sign Jrue Holiday or someone next year, get a really good defender and find a vocal leader like Jason Kidd (could do all this in one by signing CP3) and the team is at 50 wins next season with a core of Melo KP Lee Noah and a real PG.
PatEwing said:firstly, its the knicks fault for that Melo trade, not melo's
secondly, its the knicks fault for giving him a no trade clause, not melo's
thirdly, it's the knicks who don't want him on the team, not Melo
so being that the knicks have given him all the power, he's going to use it