It feels good to finally let that out if I do say so myself.
Walsh has one season left to build an attractive enough team to bring in the likes of LeBron, Bosh, Johnson, Wade, Amare, etc. He hasn’t proven that he is the guy we should have hired to deliver these guys to the fans. He has shown brilliance at times in unloading terrible contracts in Jerome James, but has also passed on incredible talent. Passing on Gordon for Galo was a mistake and it’s becoming more and more likely that it was a mistake. Then we have this season and the Knicks passed on Brandon Jennings for Jordan Hill. Harrington is still on this roster along with Eddy Curry, Jared Jefferies and other scrubs that haven’t been moved that must be moved by next summer. Walsh has done terribly so far in the draft and passed on potential franchise changing talents.
It will all come down to next summer to determine just how great or overrated Walsh is. If he gets LeBron and others he’ll be looked at as a hero. If I had to rate him right now it’d be a C- because even with his smart financial moves Walsh has passed on Eric Gordon and Brandon Jennings. Both could be one of the best at their respective positions and would be huge assets for the future in New York.
Having Jennings and Gordon in the backcourt could be deadly for any team and is a million times more attracting for potential signees then Danilo and Hill. Walsh hasn’t utilized the draft like he’s expected too and it could be critical next summer.
Thumbs down as of June 26, 2009.