Originally Posted by maven
The Knicks did an excellent job in getting Melo. The Knicks did a terrible job signing STAT to that contract the previous summer knowing full well the guy has knee problems.
Yeah, but you're forgetting the climate around NYC at the time. The Knicks had been GOD AWFUL for years, got Donnie Walsh, and purged the entire roster in hopes of grabbing LeBron. Once that looked like it wasn't happening, nor Wade/Bosh...they HAD to do something. Plus, Stat actually energized the fan base at the beginning of his tenure...the knicks were playing pretty well.
Obviously, it screwed them a bit, but i understand why they did it.