Report: Knicks Frontrunners for MWP

Via Yahoo

The Knicks are the strong frontrunner to sign World Peace to a contract worth almost $1.6 million for the 2013-14 season, sources said. A possible deal could include a second year with a player option, league sources said. The Knicks plan to give World Peace half of their $3.1 million taxpayer midlevel exception. The other half of the exception was used to re-sign guard Pablo Prigioni.

The Knicks are confident World Peace will sign with them, league sources told Y! Sports.

Tommy Dee

Again, sign me up. MWP brings the toughness and playoff experience that the Knicks need to add. He can defend 3 positions and can play the 3 or the 4 in Mike Woodson’s system. This is a move they had to make if and when it goes down.




41 comments
puckdad99
puckdad99

And those boys are still growing. Looks like the Islanders will not be having a "size" problem for the next bunch of years.


The Rangers have a "size" problem.

mrcisback
mrcisback

   Some good news for Islander fans. Mike Bossy is going to join Hockey Night Live as an analist on Saturday nights after the games. It about time we have someone with a brain on the panel representing the NY Islanders.

islesfan77
islesfan77

I like that roster, maybe the best in years. If Josh Ho Sang is 169lbs. then he needs to get to the gym and put some muscle on.

1since40
1since40

Strome, Reinhart and maybe Lee have a shot at the team this year. The rest are years away from playing if they even make it at all.

fourcups
fourcups

OFF TOPIC: I think you will find this interesting. This is from the NY Times & the author's name is Tennant.


Charles Wang is not in jail for two reasons.


1. He never used e-mail or voice mail.


2. By the time enough people came forward with evidence enough to indict Wang the Statute of Limitations on his violations had run out.


Believe this or dismiss this. Based on what I have seen of Wang (especially selling the Isles to 3 different buyers) this story seems logical. Take it for what it is worth.


Either way it doesn't help Isles fans because Wang is still the owner regardless of what he did or did not do.

Don22
Don22

@mrcisback Maybe he can help Duguay cheer up after a loss.  He always looks like someone kicked his dog.


tonelli27
tonelli27

@mrcisback amen to that brother.

Brian Nerzig
Brian Nerzig

@1since40 while I agree that Strome (definite), Reinhart (definite), and Lee (possible) are the only ones with a real shot to make the team out of camp, i disagree about the "years away" comment for the others.  I believe that Pulock and Pedan may each see time on the Island this year, dependent on injuries and the play of the Dmen in front of them.  I believe that both Dal Colle and Ho-Sang will have opportunities in a year, as well as Coilberg.  

tonelli27
tonelli27

@fourcups i posted that article the authors name is don Tennant and hes a crackerjack buisness writer and 1000% correct.

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

Yeah- Snow just drafts small guys. Remember the guys posting that over, and over again. Why let reality interfere with a preconceived notion.

1since40
1since40

@Brian Nerzig @1since40 Yes I agree, i actually think Pulock has a higher ceiling than Reinhart and Pedan but you're right, next season they should either be with the team or part of a trade(Pedan).  I seriously doubt, based on the way the Isles have handled their 'better' prospects in the past, that Dal Colle or Ho Sang will be here next year..MAYBE 2 years depending on their 2 way play. I bought into the Kabanov hype so i'm not buying into the Ho Sang hype.  I would like to see what Mayfield and Pokka could do this year, maybe filling in for injuries

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@toni- Still tilting at windmills. Never arrested, never charged, he still owns the Isles, and after the sale he will still own a piece of the Isles.

Ready to discuss the product on the Ice yet? You guys should ask the moderators to let you do a fan post on everything Wang has done since he founded C.A. It appears to be the work you desire, so write it up.

You figure out yet where the Isles were gonna play after demolishing the NVMC?

I only ask because as a question it is about as important as the exciting

A) would have

B) could have

C) should have

D) might have

endless tail chasing you seem to enjoy every night concerning the owner of the NY Isles.

Rookie camp starts Friday. Look at all those little guys on the roster. A pack of dwarves. I wish Snow would draft some big guys to play hockey.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@tonelli27  I am convinced now. Thanks Orange for your patience in pulling me through.


P.S. I was 1000% correct once, but someone else was 10,000% correct, so I didn't feel special.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rm few of these guys have seen one game in the nhl unless you know differently.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rm as others have pointed out few white collar criminals ever get arrested or sentenced. And to fight fire with fire!! According to writers from Bloomberg/ ny times/it buisness edge" charles wang personally directed and oversaw a 3.3 billion dollar accouting fraud at CA during the 1990s. Employees interviewed stated that the fraud actually pre dated the 90s stretching back many years before" the fact that you either cant or wont acknowledge the volumes of print and on line articles atesting to such is either the product of the selective myopia you suffer from or your blinkered stupidity. Cheers.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@rmbbanned Funny RM I was thinking the same thing....the Smurfs Pt II for sure.  I know this is a slim to none possibility however I would throw Dal Cole on the LW with JT and see what happens.  If he is clearly not ready I would insert Bailey - 



rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@toni- Yeah they are terrible. You should quit supporting the team. The door is on the left.

I do enjoy your ability to figure out they have never played a game, but might this season.

Yet you struggle with Wang hasn't been arrested, and never will be arrested.

Weak, SERIOUSLY WEAK.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@tonelli27  Hmm, with all of those employees, with the dirt on Wang, there should have been plenty of evidence to indict Wang.........what do you mean no indictments? How could that be.


My favorite =  "its on the internet so it must be true..." yeah that works. Do you really want to go through life with that mentality?


Once again, you are the last person who should be calling anyone else stupid.  Get a clue....buy a vowel if you need to.  

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@toni- you don't like the owner, and state it every chance you get even if the thread is about the Islanders rookie camp. Your a little bit obsessed with his background, with a serious ax to grind.

For my part, I two have points for you.

One- he isn't a criminal. So find a different word. You think he is dishonest, has the ethics of a shark, good for you. I think the guy is ruthless in his business dealings, and plays it right to the edge. Good for him. The edge exists for a reason.

Second- a personal reason.

I DONT CARE! If the Isles win the Cup, I won't suggest sending it back. If Wang gets arrested at noon, and the Isles win the Cup that night, I WONT CARE.

Nobody will care.

Find a different blog if all you want to do is throw darts at Wang. A large group of us are here to discuss the guys who skate and wear the sweater of the NY Isles.

shamwow
shamwow

@tonelli27 

Chuck Wang, the known criminal fraud (and for those of you proudly ignorant apologists and a certain paid shill, a criminal is one who commits a crime - or crimes (plural) like Chuck did, not one convicted of a crime), proposed only a limited refurbishing of the Coliseum - while erecting his 4 Billion Dollar Tower of Babel, because the Islanders -  and their fans - were none more than a means to a 77-acre land scheme end...

Where would the Team have played if they demolished the Coliseum? So asked the shill repeatedly, attempting to justify Chuck's back of the hand contemptuous slap at the Isles by not constructing a new arena.

While I'm not a structural engineer, and don't even play one on TV, how's this for a brilliant logistical solution:

Um, uh, maybe build the new arena before demolishing the old arena? Maybe?

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@dz: yep. The rebuild has been 6 years( '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13) of reading, hearing and being told many sad things. For the most part, it hasn't been fun to be a fan. This is season 7, and things are very bright indeed.

The Franchise now has insane depth at the wing, center, and blue line spots. To write different is to ignore reality as described not only by the Franchise, but hockey media. The Isles have the a top 3 prospect pool- which excludes very young players like JT, KO, Strome, Nelson, Hammer, Hickey and CdH on the NHL roster.

The only important pieces of the roster age 30 or better are Frans and Viz.

The cap situation isn't good, it is great. If a Bailey is the worst deal on the team, your in really good shape.

C-Mac, Boulton plus Viz and Carkner are the only UFA status players at the end of this season. Very replaceable players.

Nelson, Lee, Conacher, Donovan, Hickey and Brennan are the only RFA status players. The Isles have the ability to resign these players, without fear of the being near the cap. Snow hasn't been able to bring talent from outside into the Franchise- but the man has a tremendous record of keeping the talent here at VERY Friendly prices for long term. At this point, that is a huge benefit given the number of RFA players in the next few years.

The one place the prospect pool is thin should be covered by Halak for 4 years, with Johnson as the backup for 2.

The Franchise is currently $24 million under the current cap for next season. The cap will go up, and so will the available cap space.

A huge if- but if Reinhart is the big blue line bear, and either Pulock or Pokka reach expectations- Great Times Ahead.

Health is outside the control of anybody, but the Franchise really is in tremendous shape concerning the on ice product.

tonelli27
tonelli27

Of course he'll never be arrested he left no paper trail.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@islesfan77 it wasnt just on the Internet, it was in print too. You remember print. Thats where i first read about CA coming under fire in the NYT circa 2001.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rm btw i never said i " didn't like the owner". Never met him, have seen him at nvmc in his box. He may, and probably is very avuncular, very kind on a personal level. But as an owner of the islanders hes terrible. Hiring novice to run your team, gm and coaches, turing the team into a laughingstock, joke. Thats my major truck with charles b wang.

Don22
Don22

@shamwow @tonelli27 Hope you guys don't have an iPhone.  Apparently this guy was a criminal. 


In 2001, Steve Jobs was granted stock options in the amount of 7.5 million shares of Apple with an exercise price of $18.30. It was alleged that the options had been backdated, and that the exercise price should have been $21.10. It was further alleged that Jobs had thereby incurred taxable income of $20,000,000 that he did not report, and that Apple overstated its earnings by that same amount. As a result, Jobs potentially faced a number of criminal charges and civil penalties. The case was the subject of active criminal and civil government investigations,[123] though an independent internal Apple investigation completed on December 29, 2006 found that Jobs was unaware of these issues and that the options granted to him were returned without being exercised in 2003.[124]

On July 1, 2008, a $7 billion class action suit was filed against several members of the Apple Board of Directors for revenue lost due to the alleged securities fraud.[125][126]


BTW, I don't disagree that Wang has been a terrible owner and his running of the team has been horrible.  But his background really should be irrelevant.  You run the team well or you don't.  Whatever else he allegedly has done doesn't matter. 

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@sham-

A) you might want to consult with your genius side kick( Toni) on that idea. Your so late to the game, your " help my friend in need" effort is pointless.

B) nobody really cares because in 12 months the team won't be in the hovel known as NVMC. It is just a nice way to twist the tail of a rather obsessed person.

Like the Wang game, the "what if's" that dominate your purpose for being here have been replaced with a few realities.

Wang isn't going to jail- he isn't even being charged.

The Isles are moving to Brooklyn.

After the sale, Wang will still be a minority owner.

On to hockey..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@shamwow interesting but on some youtube videos i found on this subject the proposal was actually 150 acres not just 77.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rm your as bad at accounting as wang. Dont know why u feel incumbent on making excuses for the lack of success but if u claim a 6 year rebuild ( despite the fact that snow was appointed gm on july 18 2006) then to have 1 brief playoff appearance ( in a 48 game season) is signs of a successful rebuild then you must be seriously joking.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@don22 steve jobs doesnt nor did he ever own the islanders.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rm speaking of geniuses have you seen ricky di pietros gold medal. Surely you must have.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@tonelli27  It was a horrible answer and yet you still could not come up with it. LOL. Pathetic.

Don22
Don22

@tonelli27 Are you sure?  My point is that attacking Wang's past business dealings or moral character is irrelevant.  There are plenty of big businessmen that have shady pasts, even those that most people hail - such as Steve Jobs.  Do you consider the late Steve Jobs a criminal?  Based on that article, his scandal was very similar to Wangs.  But he is remembered for being an innovator, not a criminal.


We can argue about what Wang has or hasn't done until the cows come home.  If you put a gun to my head, I would say he is probably guilty in most cases if not all of them.  But that shouldn't matter.  The only thing that matters is how he runs the Islanders, and you are both spot on about how bad he has done that.  No arguments there.  I'm not sure what other teams you follow, but I am betting that if you dig enough, you can find some not so good stuff about most of their owners too.



islesfan77
islesfan77

@tonelli27  Yeah, go back to that when you have nothing else. Every time you bring it up, it just means that you are done and cannot face the music. It is the equivalent of sulking in defeat.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@islesfan77 since your answers are nothing more than diatribe whats the point? .