Friday, June 25, 2010

Mike D'Antoni, You Are Insane

This gem is from the New York Post today.

"This sets the course of the franchise for the next 10 years," D'Antoni said.The Bulls have a stronger cast in star point guard Derrick Rose, two young big men Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, and scoring forward Luol Deng.The Knicks' lone hope in landing James was having him come aboard with either Bosh or Stoudemire to join their young corps of Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Toney Douglas and Bill Walker."Our core young players can be put up against anybody," D'Antoni said. "You might smirk, but we have some pieces that are very interesting. I'm confident because we have a great product. We're selling the best place in the world to live and play."

Okay, let's see: Derrick Rose vs. Toney Douglas. ROSE

Luol Deng vs. Bill Walker. DENG

Danilo Galinari vs. Taj Gibson. GIBSON (close, but he did average a double-double most of the season!)

Joakim Noah vs. Wilson Chandler. NOAH

I'm smirking, Mikey, I'm smirking. It's okay though, Joe Johnson is a good fit in your system! And he will enjoy the hell out of that max contract.


  1. Couldn't agree more. Now that we shed Kirk (I still love him) and we are keeping Loul, our Top 5 would be insane if we get Wade/James and Bosh/Amare. Loul as our 4th scorer, i'll take that.

  2. Yeah, but let's put it this way - I still think that if you asked 20 people around the league who is worth more between Kirk and Deng, the majority would take the Cap'n.

    Which I guess is why we could move him and not Lou.