Watch: Smith, Amare, Woodson and Anthony react to win over Hawks

Check out last nights GEICO SportsNite which includes post game comments from J.R. Smith, Amare Stoudemire, Mike Woodson, and Carmelo Anthony.




22 comments
rico
rico

1st off JR gotta lay off the Xanax, the dude seems like he's heavily sedated. His game looks like it.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Knicks have an opportunity here with Lakers if played right. I'd like a move that includes Stat and get Gasol's expiring as well as a pick this draft.

Will Franklin
Will Franklin

Does anyone know how to post pics as a comment?

mrdbo
mrdbo

Only thing I was thinking about was Cap for next year. Wondering if the Knicks are trying to make another run a Lebron to pair with Melo. I checked the numbers, but even if the Knicks trade felton, Tyson, STAT and Shump (somehow only bringing Lowery, Pau and other expiring contracts), the Knicks have approx 46 million in committed salaries. But I don't know how a Melo opt out would work with the cap and denouncing players and such.. He will be getting 23.5 next year. If he opts out, it looks like about 22-23 million in committed salary between Bargniani, THJR, Pablo, Metta (PO) and JR . I believe the cap was around 59 mill this year. Things remaining equal, we are looking at 36 million in cap room. Can Melo and Lebron chop that and still build a team? Doubt it. Trying to figure that whole thin out. Knicks may have a shot to really reset somethings here, but it will take a ton of savy. 


We shall see. Knicks caught between rebuilding and being all in. And a team that won 54 games last year...looks like piles of poop this year. No easy decisions to make here.

Tikki
Tikki

Dec. 15 is here, and the flood gates are open . . . I hope ESPN's servers can handle all this Trade Machine traffic.

madskills
madskills

For everyone in favor of yet another rebuild...Wouldn't right now be the perfect opportunity?


Chandler and Shump for Gasol (expiring contract) and a 1st round pick this year 
STAT for Humphries (expiring contract) and unfortunately Gerald Wallace


Would this free up enough money for another max player this summer? That being said, the free agent class this summer isn't exactly littered with stars. 

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

Best trade for all 3 teams involved: Knicks acquire "Zach Randolph and Jared Bayless", the Lakers acquire Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert", and Memphis gets Pau Gasol to play with his brother!


No other trade can match this!

 http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine

C0P0
C0P0

Knick Fans have become wise to this team. 

I know I'm not getting exciting about any of this. 

They could go on another 10 game losing streak in a flash. 

Seriously, I'll start getting excited when they are 10 games past .500.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@mrdbo 

We have $90 million in salary committed for next season. Melo, Amar'e, and Bargnani all can opt out. It is unlikely that Amare and Bargnani will pass up that payday. If Melo opts out, it will only be to sign a new max deal. If the Knicks have no intention of doing that, he will just take the $23+ million.


So, we are going to have to wait until 2015 to get cap space. The other problem that you mention is can we build a team around two max players taking up most of the cap. That is the crux of the problem, especially with a 30+ player getting $25 million.

knickfan2
knickfan2

We're all keyboard GM's in a virtual society. Lol.

rgm891
rgm891

@knicks50 Knicks are being smart with using Shump with Stat. Good move on Dolan's end for sure

C0P0
C0P0

@knicks50Trading Amar'e is still a hard sell. However, now would be a good time!

He's playing like Benjamin Button!

madskills
madskills

@C0P0 You may not be excited all season then...I hope I'm wrong.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Oh. Well would still be nice to free money after this season if we can possibly move Stat. I know they want Tyson, but if we can get Stat moved and take Gasol's expiring, I would do it.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@rgm891

THjr should be the Knicks starting 2 from this day forward rather Shumpert is traded or not, but it would make the transition smoother if the Knicks can ship Shumpert out and get back potential PG in Bayless!

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@C0P0 

It would be easier if Shumpert was playing better, but knowing what Dantoni could do with point guards he trust, I would imagine Shumpert playing along side Kobe and "running" his 7SOL offense, that is if he choose to play Shumpert at the PG!

rgm891
rgm891

@knicks50 @rgm891 I agree man. But what is Randolph's contract? I don't think the knicks should invest in him if it's a bad contract. But Zach always plays hard. Yeah hes making 16.5 mill this year, 17.8 mill the next season, than a player option. I don't think this is smart for the knicks.