GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJAH!
As a Knicks fan I am so friggin excited about the future, I am having a hard time containing myself. Check that, I CANNOT contain myself at the moment.
After a decade of losing and misery, I FINALLY have a reason to care about following my New York Knicks in the regular season. We finally landed a superstar in the off-season (Amare Stoudamire), though we didn’t get the one we wanted (LeBron James). Now, we have TWO superstars with the Carmelo Anthony trade.
I do not care if we gave the Denver Nuggets a butt-load of players. I mean, do folks honestly think the combination of Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and that 7-foot stiff were going to give the Knicks a better chance to win a championship than Carmelo, Amare, and Chauncey Billups?
We all saw what Felton cannot do in the playoffs last season while with the Charlotte Bobcats. Magic PG Jameer Nelson abused the hell out of Felton. Chandler is a role player who can shoot, not necessarily a difference maker. Unless Gallinari turns into Dirk Nowitzki, he himself is nothing more than a good role player.
As for the Knicks’ immediate future, no one expects them to make a whole lot of noise in the playoffs THIS season. After a good off-season of free agent acquisitions (and perhaps another trade) the Knicks will matter in the playoffs for at least the next four seasons.
As for me, I am buzzing on Cloud Nine.
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