When Vince Carter wasn't showing up in Toronto, the Raptors got rid of him but really never got anyone in return. So I want to see Toronto succeed, I'd like to see them get a payday for doing the right thing. However last Thursday I was thoroughly disappointed with what has to be the worst trade of the year when they traded Jalen Rose plus incentives to the Knicks for Antontio Davis.The goal of a trade should be to at least try to get better.
But these two teams had something else in mind. First with Toronto: Jalen Rose was highly paid and probably overpaid. But he could get you 20 points a night. However the Raptors didn't keep that in mind when they traded for Antonio Davis, who is just fractions away from retirement.
I can understand wanting to get rid of some payroll, but to go so far as to actually include a draft pick is nothing less than absurd.Now to Isaiah Thomas: I remember when Scott Layden was fired and thought that the Knicks would in fact be better. However Thomas must be related to Layden because he has carried on his legacy of being the worst GM in the NBA.
The Knicks are the least away from success in the whole League and not just because they are the worst NBA team. See, the problem is this team is almost decent. That's not good, not when you have to pay over $70 million to players. So they're bad enough to be a lottery team but not so awful that they will get a high draft pick.
And since they can't dump all their salaries rebuilding becomes nearly impossible. It's a cycle that the Warriors and Clippers have been on for the past decade..Check out our Free Football Picks for more expert articles on sports.
By: David Pincus