Good Morning! A weekend of decision awaits the Knicks. However, they are the one’s playing the waiting game. While the signing of Amar’e Stoudemire seams imminent, here are two more nuggets from a busy Friday in the NBA.
1) SI.com reports that the Knicks offered Lebron one of two options. One, he could take the max deal and presumably name that number two guy OR two, he could take a lesser deal at around 11.5 million that would leave enough room for the signing of LBJ and two other “max-caliber” guys, assuming they would take similar deals. I believe that the assumption is that money is not an issue for a lot of these guys if it means that they get to play with LBJ.
By doing this, the Knicks would create the option for a “super-team,” one almost guaranteed to win multiple championships. Imagine LBJ, Chris Bosh, and Joe Johnson on one team! Add in a little Gallo, a touch of Chandler, and a sprinkling of Toney Douglas and you’ve got yourself MULTIPLE championships.
Unfortunately, the Chicago Bulls appear to have a similar idea. The plan floated around with them is LBJ, Bosh, and a sign and trade for Dwayne Wade. Now that’s a dynasty! This may have legs. Realgm.com reports that James wants to play with Wade, but doesn’t love the idea of Miami.
2) In a related story, the AP reports that Chris Bosh met with the Knicks for over two hours. He called the meeting “impressive.”
My current, subject to change, prediction of the moment:
1. Knicks- Amar’e and begging Denver for Carmelo Anthony (and eventually getting that wish)
2. Bulls- Wade, Bosh
3. Nets- Lebron, Boozer
Just my gut, at the moment. What’s yours? Leave a comment!
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Written by Jordan Lauterbach
Jordan Lauterbach began his career in sports media when he was just 15 years old at WKWZ - Syosset. He hosted a sports talk show for nearly four years before moving on to WCWP - Brookville in 2006. Lauterbach currently hosts a sports talk show every Wednesday night from 9pm - midnight (eastern) and a College Football talk show on Saturday mornings from 11am - 12:30 (eastern) (can be heard online at wcwpsports.com and on Long Island on 88.1fm). Follow me on twiiter: jlauterbach1