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Isiah still aiming for Knick return?

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08:16 AM ET 08.16 | Isiah Thomas may still have a hand in bringing Carmelo Anthony, whose Team USA jersey Spike Lee wore courtside in Sunday's exhibition game at Madison Square Garden, to New York City. It is Thomas' thinking that if he can land Anthony or a player such as New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, it will enhance his tarnished image among Knicks fans and potentially clear the way for him to return to take over the club again. James Dolan's telling statement last Wednesday all but guarantees Thomas playing a role. "I continue to believe in his basketball knowledge, including his ability to judge talent," Dolan said. "He's a good friend of mine and of the organization, and I will continue to solicit his views. He will always have strong ties to me and the team."

New York Daily News

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August 16, 2010  08:19 AM ET

Like that picture Isiah is imcomplete

August 16, 2010  08:19 AM ET

Incomplete

August 16, 2010  08:31 AM ET

Dolan said "I continue to believe in his basketball knowledge, including his ability to judge talent," who is this guy kidding? himself? what good move did Isiah ever make? Even the "moves" he put on the staff where bad.

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August 16, 2010  08:37 AM ET

maybe he can bring back Eddie Curry after next season

August 16, 2010  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Dolan said "I continue to believe in his basketball knowledge, including his ability to judge talent," who is this guy kidding? himself? what good move did Isiah ever make? Even the "moves" he put on the staff where bad.

There is some validility in his statement. Isaiah has drafted well compared to other GM's and also hasn't had any problems when it comes to getting what he wants from other teams. He did get Marbury, Crawford, Zach Randolph, Stephen Francis, Jalen Rose, Jerome James, Eddy Curry, Tim Thomas and a whole bunch of players that were productive for their respective teams in a very short time. Some of the signings worked out; others did not. So yes there's some value to having Isaiah around as he seems to know how to connect with these young players and other GM's to get what he wants. However he has overwelcome his stay with Knicks fans so just keep him out of the public eye. He's the face of failure. Also as a GM he clashes with coaches and star players so if anything just keep him in the scouting and free agent recruiting but never ever as a GM. He has to hit a game winning shot to be in the good graces of Knicks fans or get top tier talent like Melo and CP3 to vouch for him when those two win a championship for the Knicks for us to even want his face on the franchise plate...

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August 16, 2010  09:10 AM ET

Please let this happen.

August 16, 2010  09:22 AM ET
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He did get Marbury, Crawford, Zach Randolph, Stephen Francis, Jalen Rose, Jerome James, Eddy Curry, Tim Thomas and a whole bunch of players that were productive for their respective teams i

who are you kidding? all of those players where dumped on the Knicks and all of them failed in NY. Not to mention all the Knicks gave up to get those players... Eddie Curry alone cost the Knicks Joekim Noah and LaMarcus Aldrige...

August 16, 2010  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Please let this happen.

agreed, Isiah running the show is good for the Bulls.

August 16, 2010  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

There is some validility in his statement. Isaiah has drafted well compared to other GM's and also hasn't had any problems when it comes to getting what he wants from other teams.

He drafted Ronaldo Balkman who was selected right before....wait for it....Rajon Rondo

August 16, 2010  09:27 AM ET

Why does Isiah have ANYTHING to do with this? The Knicks better be careful if they made an under the table deal with this idiot bc the league would probably take away the last 3-4 draft picks they havent traded away....

August 16, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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He drafted Ronaldo Balkman who was selected right before....wait for it....Rajon Rondo

I'm not saying all his draft picks are home runs but compared to what other GM's have done over the same time span he's way up there. You can't refute that. And you can't knock him for all the players he brought to NY that didn't pan out. NY's a tough place to win that's why a lot of players are scared to come here. You gotta put your life in it like a soldier on the front lines to win that's why Lebron run, the guy run away. What I'm trying to say is that he can get the players to NY... that's enough; that's what we need with the cap space that we have. Whatever the players do in Knick uniform will be out of Isaiah's hands cos that's where he's failed as a GM and coach. So yes getting him to help us recruite is not a bad idea.

August 16, 2010  09:37 AM ET
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The Eddie Curry acquisition is only a bad one now, in hindsight. At the time it looked like the potential deal of the decade. There were a lot of teams who would love to have had him. Chicago was upset about losing him. Who knew he'd become the NBA equivalent of musical chairs and the team signing him would end up being the one holding the ball bag.

Good point. Who knew Vin Baker will turn alcholic after signing that huge contract. Look what happened to Grant Hill after leaving Detroit. Nobody knows the future... but when it comes it getting proven players to want to play in NY Isaiah's the man.

August 16, 2010  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Eddie Curry acquisition is only a bad one now, in hindsight. At the time it looked like the potential deal of the decade. There were a lot of teams who would love to have had him. Chicago was upset about losing him. Who knew he'd become the NBA equivalent of musical chairs and the team signing him would end up being the one holding the ball bag.

if Chicago was "upset" as you clam why did they trade him? As a Bulls fan I couldn't wait to get that lazy no rebounding bum off my team. And believe me the Knicks where the only team offering anything of value to the Bulls. How could they turn down the 2nd and 9th picks in two NBA drafts plus 5 players?

August 16, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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Good point. Who knew Vin Baker will turn alcholic after signing that huge contract. Look what happened to Grant Hill after leaving Detroit. Nobody knows the future... but when it comes it getting proven players to want to play in NY Isaiah's the man.

again what? Grant Hill had a broken leg, Orlando should have known that would be a problem. And what "proven" player did Isiah ever get?

August 16, 2010  09:43 AM ET
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I'm not saying all his draft picks are home runs but compared to what other GM's have done over the same time span he's way up there. You can't refute that. And you can't knock him for all the players he brought to NY that didn't pan out. NY's a tough place to win that's why a lot of players are scared to come here. You gotta put your life in it like a soldier on the front lines to win that's why Lebron run, the guy run away. What I'm trying to say is that he can get the players to NY... that's enough; that's what we need with the cap space that we have. Whatever the players do in Knick uniform will be out of Isaiah's hands cos that's where he's failed as a GM and coach. So yes getting him to help us recruite is not a bad idea.

LeBron didn't come because the Knick's suck... thats why nothing else. If fact I think he wanted to play for the Knicks if all things where equal or at least would have a chance to win, but no. He went to miami because he could win there.

August 16, 2010  09:52 AM ET

Time to move on, Bro.

August 16, 2010  10:03 AM ET
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LeBron didn't come because the Knick's suck... thats why nothing else. If fact I think he wanted to play for the Knicks if all things where equal or at least would have a chance to win, but no. He went to miami because he could win there.

Lebron's childhood's made him very emotionally weak like Michael Jackson. NY's definitely not the place for him. He can't be the alpha male even we force him to. He couldn't even handle the expectations in his own hometown let alone NY... He'll most likely end up as the most talented **** athlete. In Miami he gets Pat & Wade's leadership and significant others to look up to. I can only wish him well. It's not his fault his mum had to give him to another family to raise.

 
August 16, 2010  10:10 AM ET

Dolan is an IDIOT... He brings Isiah back and within 2 years we'll be back in Salary cap hell and back to where we were before Donnie cleaned up his mess... I still wonder why I even care anymore.

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