Experts are, to put it mildly, skeptical:
If there's a player who is the antithesis of what Knicks coach Larry Brown is about, it's Jalen Rose. Brown likes his players mentally tough and defensive-minded; Rose is completely offensive-minded and bristles at the slightest suggestion that he might no longer be a star.Now as nonsensical as the trade was in sheer basketball terms, it becomes absolutely mindboggling when salary-cap considerations come into play. The Knicks, who already suck, have the league’s highest payroll. And are crippled for the next several years by the ludicrous contracts of such majestic names with modest games as Q-Ball Richardson and Jerome “Hands of Steel” James. So naturally, they trade for Rose, who after receiving $15.7 mil. (!) this year, has an option for $16.9 million next year.
So I ask, are you trying to see how bad you can screw it up, Zeke, or do you really think J-Rose is the answer? Either way,