Listen: Knicks, Kevin Durant And Ryan Mcdonagh discussed on Big Time Basketball
"Saying that after the twenty any point loss to Cleveland when at the end of the day the roster just not that good I mean I could use it to the NBA now. Yeah let's I thought issue. I wanted to wait because I wanted. WanNa ask mcdonagh about this because I just feel like the Knicks are the only we'll have sound from from their President Steve Middles and another sound bite from coach. Dale and I liked coach Viz. But he he's talking in about them being in the playoff hunt. I'm just I get it like you don't want to be negative. You want to be positive you always want to reinforce your players and tell them you know there's always something to play for but it just seems like you know yeah. Ten ten games in the knicks suck everybody. Everybody knew next. We're GONNA suck everybody. Except the Knicks knew they were going to suck like this is. The season wasn't about winning. This season was about developing this. This gets back to our our are kind of thing from last week about tanking. What not like the Knicks? The Knicks don't need to be winning games this year. Like obviously you know you WANNA put on a show for your fans. You don't want to be a joke but the objective dipper the knicks this year should be to develop RJ Barrett to see if you have what you haven't Pragnell Akina who you know I think is is maybe one of the most by the way polarising and divisive players in league. Some people love him and some people think he actually sucks but I I think he's actually in all right player but the whole point of this season. It's the sort of figure out what you have. And I know they signed like fifteen power forwards and. I don't even know if any of them were any good good. But you know as soon as they didn't land Kyri and didn't Land Kevin Durant although if you talk to Kendrick Perkins said that they were never even interested in signing Kyri which I thought was insane to begin with. And maybe that's just the most knicks thing there is but as soon as they didn't get Kevin Durant like they were they lost. They lost their plan. Their plan was was was ruined. The plan of trading porzingis clearing Cap Space. It was absolutely ruined. They need they need a new plan and their new plan is RJ. Bayer accumulating traffics and maybe trying to build through the draw for the first time in a while because the free agency thing hasn't worked for them. But but this idea that like you know they're two and seven or two and whatever they're seven to an eight this idea that like this is somehow disappointing. It's like I don't know that's Kinda just what we thought you were going to be. Hey did you. Did you read the article on Friday about porzingus and how the everything that transpired for him to eventually. He said that or his brother said that he wanted to ask out there. He was going to play the qualifying offer. Why so the thing? That's confusing about that. Is like the knicks sort of said. Hey I guess he doesn't want to be here. We should trade him as opposed to saying like. How can we make this thing work? He had his physiotherapist. You know in Dallas has continued to add his Porzingis physiotherapist to the Dallas. Mavericks Staff. Now I get that. That's like a dangerous road to go down around but clearly the guy was qualified. So so why would you do like a few things to appease her superstar which makes me think they never really wanted him. Mm to begin with they were looking for reason to trade him in the trade worked out they would say hey it worked out. We knew porzingas wasn't was it the guy and we got Kevin Durant. If it doesn't work out they say well you know he didn't want to be here and we don't WanNa have anybody here in New York doesn't WANNA be your as opposed to saying like I'm sure a lot of players have made trade demands into past and we should ask Ryan mcdonagh this like if they're a certain thing that you have to do like you I don't want to bend over backwards for your organization but you want to show to them that you are about winning and you're about appeasing a guy who has this incredible skill set I and I get it like Porzingas at another guy. You talk about the 'til Akina. Be In a certain way. Like I think Porzingis is GonNa be really really good in the future. A lot of people don't think he's going to be good at all all like yeah. Some people think he's always going to be injury prone he doesn't have the motor or he's not gonna be able to sustain an eighty two game season so I just felt like so. I think that article comes out. And now the knicks jumping in front like this is disappointing. This is unacceptable. Like this whole thing just looks disorganized. If you ask me"