So, what’s plan B? I’m just bloggin’.
If LeBron doesn’t want to save the league by saving New York, what permutation of options would you have Donnie Walsh execute on July 1st?
Bosh, if he’s smart, will go with either Wade or James to create an instant winner.
Wade has just mentioned he wants to recruit players to Miami, rather than relocate himself (I don’t get this, his team sucks, all they have is Riley’s word they’ll rebuild)
Who does that leave? Amare. That’s a possibility. Team up Amare with Joe Johnson again for the Phoenix Suns East sans MVP Nash. Who will we have running the show, Toney Douglas?
I think this summer and next are inextricably linked. I like the guys coming out into free agency next summer just as much as these guys, but if we strike out this summer will any of those guys want to come over next summer?
If the players Walsh covets all skip-pass NYC, that puts a lot of pressure on the Knicks to get someone next summer.
I think there is tremendous pressure on Walsh to get someone this summer, but I think Walsh did the right thing getting rid of Randolph and Crawford to get into postion for this summer.
It all depends on the whims of LeBron, Bosh and Wade. Whatever they are feeling determines the fate of a city of 8 million people.
People in the media talk about LeBron crippling Cleveland by leaving, well, New York has been living under the Ewing curse for some time now.
New York City needs good basketball, the greater good would be for LeBron to continue his career in New York, but obviously he may chose Chicago (a city already spoiled by the Jordan years)
As July 1st approaches ever so slowly, I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best.
Robin and I have season tickets for next year. We went all in.
Will it pay off?