League sources are reporting that the Knicks rejected an offer that would send ballhog Zach Raandolph to the Clippers. With Elton Brand gone, L.A. has enough cap room to make the trade without having to give the Knicks a bunch of contracts that equal Randolph's large contract.
Here's my first question: What the hell is Donnie Walsh thinking!!??
How can you pass up a perfect offer. This trade would send Z-Bo, an above average player, to the Western Conference, get him off of the books, get him away from Curry in the low post, and get rid of a cancer.
Zach did not play within the team structure for the majority of last season. Many times, Randolph would break up the flow of a play by getting a pass down low only to walk out to the corner for a 20 foot jumper.
Z-Bo also caused Curry's production to drop off. Two seasons ago, Curry played way above expectations and should have been voted to the All-Star team. He was able to score because he was the main option in the paint. Zach's presence hindered Curry's development into an even more dominant center. With Curry having to split touches with Zach, Curry became uninspired and seemed more lazy than he already was perceived to be.
Also, the D'Antoni offense doesn't call for a slow, sluggish, and selfish power forward.
This is a big miss for Walsh, D'Antoni and the Knicks. The Clippers pretty much gave the Knicks the ideal move to get rid of a big problem.
I'm so disappointed. I'm not even angry. This is a terrible way to end the night.
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