Watching the Knicks is like watching a car wreck. You can't stop watching but it's so gruesome!
Take this Steve Francis trade. Francis isn't a bad player, but is he going to improve the Knicks? Now they have Francis, Jamal Crawford, and Marbury all fighting for playing time in the guard position. If Francis and Marbury play alongside each other, they'll be undersized at the guard position. Also, they are both are point guards who can score but aren't known for their passing ability.
Larry Brown, who supposedly emphasizes defense, now has Marbury, Francis and Jalen Rose, all players who are considered to think more about scoring than defense.
Contract-wise, things aren't much better, the trio of Francis, Marbury and Crawford are locked up through 2008-2009 season. As an aside, before this trade, 4 of the 12 players on the worst team in the league are locked up through 2008-2009!
The funny thing is, even though I don't want watch this team play much basketball, I'm totally interested in the soap opera outside the court! I don't know who to blame / credit for this mess but Larry Brown, Jim Dolan and Isiah Thomas have put together the best sports version of "unintentional comedy" I've ever seen.
Tags: basketball, Isiah Thomas, Larry Brown, NBA, New York Knicks, Steve Francis