basically, its the re-vitalization of the franchise. NY is getting the young players now, like Nazr Mohammed and DerMarr Johnson, and its dumping Scott Layden's players like Lampe, Charlie Ward and Howard Eisley...some moves were questionable though, and I don't know whether Thomas really wanted to get rid of Milos Vujanic...but to get Starbury, that is definitely worth it. Isiah wants to start helping the organization...and fast, by changing the whole team game and plans. Even firing that coach for Lenny Wilkens was pretty smart. NY is currently in the playoffs, and they've been faring well..its just like the Memphis story, when they got Jerry West they started rolling...and now Isiah is doing the same and making all the NYK fans proud...its a good day for them, and they got a bright future. But these Knick players may still be under the spotlight, its like Isiah wants to dump the remains of Layden's players, and here they are:
Shandon Anderson: He's got a fat contract, hes not that good at making shots and his role with the team has diminished backing up Houston and Penny Hardaway. He should've been in the sack for Mo Pete, which Thomas coveted, but the deal wasn't made. He'll probably be trade bait while Isiah is still here
Moochie Norris: Isiah thought that he was pretty good when they traded for him early this season for Clarence Weatherspoon, but that was before the team got Starbury. Now Moochie isn't faring very well, spending time on the bench and on the IR because Marbury is a minutes hogger, and the same applies to Frank Williams. His value might be very high as of now, but he should be gotten rid of during the offseason. Can still play
Frank Williams: Has very high value, considering hes a mid-1st round draft pick. In some respects like our very own Derek Fisher, since hes also pretty slow, but he can't really shoot. Plays under control and jacks up the assists. A true pro and point guard. Has value while still young, and with Starbury he won't make much of an impact--although he was supposed to before the Starbury came
Dikembe Mutombo: The last of Scott Layden's treasure. Still the defensive stalwort he once was, but not making much impact on Isiah Thomas terms. Thomas already has Nazr Mohammed, Trybanski, and all these big men who can play center, so Deke might be out. Rumors about waiving Deke recently, but probably won't be in NY next season.
And some of you guys are saying that Rashweed might be a Knick next season, well...bad news Knick fans, I think he's found his niche hanging out with Ben Wallace and playing a total defensive game. Rashweed might just not opt out if the Pistons get so far into the playoffs, lest win the finals. I think the chances are slim, Isiah should start pursuing other pleasures if they want a better big man. It seems like Isiah also hates Kurt Thomas, who IS a pretty good player...and he got signed to an extension I don't get it...Mike Sweetney is also developing under Wilkens, so the team looks intact and good as of now...best of luck in the playoffs