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07-18-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
The Knicks did nothing wrong with Fields and Lin. They are both complimentary role players at this stage of their careers, and two teams hedged their bets that they are on the verge of stardom (actual stardom, not media stardom) with gross overpayments.

Fields was a late pick. Lin was acquired for nothing. IMO, from a pure basketball standpoint, they wanted to keep Fields over Lin. But that's the NBA and a salary cap for you. It prevents mega market teams from hoarding assets while outbidding other teams for their assets.

In a way, I'm glad Dolan got to eat some humble pie.

Besides, fans of the NFL should be used to stuff like this. NFL teams get outbid or cut/release fan favorites and quality players left and right.

I remember when Steve Smith signed with the Eagles (who like Lin was a fan favorite, a very good player but coming off an injury) and the Giants were killed by the fans for letting it happen.

It took Victor Cruz about two weeks to make Giants fans ask "Steve Who?"

The only thing Dolan can pray for is the Knicks get off to a decent start and win around 47-50 games. If the Knicks suck to start the season, fire up tjhe "Fire Dolan" rally petitions
Who is firing him?

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