Knicks owner James Dolan is a moron

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Knicks

As talks between the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks have heated up regarding Carmelo Anthony, a sad truth has re-emerged for Knicks fans – owner James Dolan is a buffoon who still seems to listen to the idiot to beat all idiots, Isiah Thomas.
Dolan has seemingly assumed control of the negotiations with the Nuggets, undermining GM Donnie Walsh, who isn’t extended beyond this season. Walsh had been skillfully holding his cards, waiting for the perfect deal and biding his time, knowing full well that Carmelo Anthony wants no part of the Nets (who the Nuggets seem to be using to jack up the Knicks’ asking price).
The Knicks’ latest offer of Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and a first-round pick is more than fair, but now the Nuggets seem to want promising young center Timofey Mozgov as well. I would tell the Nuggets to go F themselves, because if there was a deal to be made with the Nets, they already would have done it, since it seemed to be better (including four first-round picks). Dolan undoubtedly will swoop in and add Mozgov to the package.
While I’m a fan of Anthony, I’m also a bit leery of him. Guy doesn’t play much defense and jacks up a ton of shots to put up his points. He is however, a good closer, and would take a lot of pressure off Amar’e Stoudemire. But at what cost? The Knicks can’t gut their roster and get rid of all their promising young players, especially since the Nets are a paper threat and nothing else. I could be wrong on this, but I really believe the Nets and Nuggets would have made this trade already if Anthony had given assurances he’d sign an extension there. He hasn’t, so the Nets aren’t really in the picture. Then again, this situation seems to change daily and Carmelo wants his money.
Either way, I hope it’s over. But if the end result of this is the resignation of Walsh and the return of Isiah Thomas, this deal is a loss, Melo or no Melo.

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