New York Knicks v Miami Heat - Game Five

Knicks have three of the ten worst contracts in NBA

J.R. Smith, Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire are three of the worst ten contracts in the NBA, according to Bill Simmons.

Smith’s deal checks in at No. 8, Bargnani at No. 3 and Amar’e takes the top (bottom?) spot on the list.

“For Knicks fans, he’s simply The Broken-Down Guy We Got That Summer When We Thought We Were Getting LeBron,” Simmons said of Stoudemire.

Between the three players, the Knicks owe them over $86 million over the next three seasons.

Across town, the Nets also have three of the worst deals in the NBA.


Read more: Grantland




157 comments
@Brother Blaque
@Brother Blaque

If the Knicks are NOT talking about trading Tyson Chandler...then they are not serious about making the playoffs this year. 

Chandler is useless to us this year....matter fact he's just useless. 

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

Patty Mills is an unrestricted free agent after this season, he would definitely be worth a look, definitely an upgrade from Felton, and a plus is he have received perhaps the best coaching a point guard can receive, if from the best coach in the NBA!

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Just to let everyone know this can't be a 3 team trade with Bos because lac and bos can't make a deal until July

barnaby87
barnaby87

YES

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers and Knicks are discussing a trade which would send a package including Darren Collison to New York in exchange for Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton.

The Clippers have been "receptive to listening to a potential deal" which doesn't mean that anything will come of these talks, but it's an interesting trade rumor nonetheless. Collison's stock would surge if he took over the full-time PG job in New York, and if nothing else this cements the notion that Felton and Shumpert are being heavily shopped around the league.

rgm891
rgm891

Being a fanatical Knicks fan is a full time job on its own.  Man.  This stuff is crazy.  

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

@FisolaNYDN: The Knicks are trying to acquire point guard Darren Collison from the Clippers for Iman Shumpert & Raymond Felton according to @WojYahooNBA

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

M and m swears we're going to flip Lin and asik to boston for rondo in a 3 team trade

barnaby87
barnaby87

I can just see the headlines "Crazy Knicks fan attempts to kill Dolan with a Cablevision TV Box after Lin trade"

newyorker9
newyorker9

if the knicks get lin, i hope everybody in the front office burns in hell

rgm891
rgm891

This Jeremy Lin talk is legit making me sick to my stomach.  Dolan giving up assets to get him to NY would be the cherry on top.  

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Tell ya what...it would be story book for Lin to come back mesh w/Melo and knicks go on a run...LOL.


If Melo "approves" of Lin coming back...then the Linsexuals will forgive and forget.

rgm891
rgm891

Not a word from Knicksland.  Incredible.  

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Marc Stein@ESPNSteinLine      

So @nbadleague now experimenting with in-game techs for flopping along with use of international goaltending rules and shortened timeouts


Expect Lebron to lead the league in Techs in 3 years once the NBA implements this LOL. 

barnaby87
barnaby87

@Pevi Levi Not necessarily true.  They could tie up future cap space with a sub-par player.

rgm891
rgm891

@thatsagoodpoint  It has to be part of a bigger deal.  I can't see how the Knicks would do that.  Dolan is on cloud nine but man he's not this stupid.

rgm891
rgm891

@Pevi Levi  Dude Jeremy Lin's defense is atrocious.   

rgm891
rgm891

@barnaby87  That would be totally worth it.  I would pay to see that

barnaby87
barnaby87

@Pevi Levi Chandler + Shump + Felton would probably be pretty close.  Throw in a pick and there's the trade along with the pitchforks to follow

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@MeloStat301 Please, LBJ is the golden goose for the league and the new commissioner.  He will get MJ treatment especially if he win a another ring this year.

rgm891
rgm891

@Pevi Levi  Why would Melo want Lin back? Dolan would not get Lin back.  It's not going to happen.  

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

It's not happening unless 3 team trade

rgm891
rgm891

@Buck50  giving up assets to bring home Jeremy Lin.  You know how crazy that sounds

barnaby87
barnaby87

We have to face it, we'll never be a successful franchise as long as Dolan's running the show

newyorker9
newyorker9

@xmenreturn @newyorker9  i'm hispanic, F$$K the KKK!!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rgm891 If Dolan approves bringing Lin back, it means he cares more about marketing than winning anything.  MSG takes their bad product to China! 

rgm891
rgm891

@Jesse Brand  Good stuff man.  Rondo is the only hope we have at this point.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@newyorker9 LOL You don't need to set them afire..just fire them! lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@thatsagoodpoint They'll just rationalize it as they always wanted to Master Lin but his asking price was just to high and they thought they could get better going elsewhere.  

Now that it has not worked, they are trying to just make the team better regardless if it means they have to go back to Lin. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@thatsagoodpoint Why? The new commissioner would luv to expand into the China market and would luv for carrot to occur in NYC.  He has to think NYC will suck for years anyway so what's wrong with this?

rgm891
rgm891

@xmenreturn @rgm891  Dude this is unbelievable giving up assets for Jeremy Lin.  Jim Dolan wtf kind of drugs would he have been doing if that's the case.  Hahaha another sex scandal.  

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rgm891 He'll bring back Isiah to take the pressure off of Master Lin. lol

rgm891
rgm891

@xmenreturn @rgm891  If he does that trade no doubt he's in it for the money.  No question.  The media will rip him a new one.  Everyone will. I dont see it happening.  

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rgm891 True but Dolan would have gotten what he wants which is marketing money instead of trying to position his team to win a ring.