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Dr. J. Naismith 03-12-2009 02:38 PM

Knicks Close To Signing Delfino
 
Can our season get any worse? :crying:

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Originally Posted by Knicks Blog.com
It is being reported on Knicksblog and Hoopshype that Delfino is about to be signed by the New York Knicks. They are attempting to sign him before the end of the season because we would have to go into the tax in order to sign him, which MLSE will probably not do.

Source - The Knicks Blog Knicks close to signing Carlos Delfino?

DSWC 03-12-2009 02:40 PM

We still retain his rights, so they wouldn't be able to sign him outright.

Dr. J. Naismith 03-12-2009 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by DSWC (Post 159181)
We still retain his rights, so they wouldn't be able to sign him outright.

Yes, but correct me if I'm wrong but if we want to retain him we would have to match whatever the other team(s) are offering, right? :confused2:

griffthecat 03-12-2009 02:45 PM

correct. If BC is still weighing his options for next year, he might let this one slip through his fingers

Dr. J. Naismith 03-12-2009 02:47 PM

Well rumour has it too that the Knicks are willing to offer Carlos $4+ million. So if that's the case, then Delfino is as good as gone in my opinion. :(

DSWC 03-12-2009 02:48 PM

Yeah, I think he remains "restricted", which would give us a chance to match any offer. I'm pretty sure that Cap/Tax situations are calculated at the end of the year, so griff may be correct, in that the Raps may let him go, to avoid paying the luxury tax if the Knicks try and sign him.

jeffb 03-12-2009 02:49 PM

Fuck! If this happens, AP is pretty much certain to be back next season. :dead:

Krazy Ivan 03-12-2009 02:55 PM

Does this mean Rasam will now be a Knicks fan? :confused2:

Windex 03-12-2009 02:55 PM

good, no more bench players

I don't think the Raps pay him, just hold his rights so there cant be a trade

Garbo's $4.4 mil comes off the books this offseason

prebozzio 03-12-2009 02:56 PM

Carlos Delfino is a very good player, I remember him here in Italy when he played for Fortitudo Bologna: fantastic. I think that in Nba he can be considered a good player, fast and able in defence, a super choice as 7h, 8h man if you want to put rithm and character on the court. But I think that for next year we need something better, a guard able to score and to defend... Delfino can be perfect for Dantoni's philosophy :D

MoneyCarlos 03-12-2009 02:58 PM

Delfino is just not that good..why is everyone always talking about him is beyond me? It,d be an upgrade on this roster but then again Pops Bonsu is an upgrade here....Do u really want Delfino to be your starting player? the guy averaged what.. sorry 8 pts in like 25 minutes in his best season of his life (raptors)? In comparison say Ukic averages 5 in 10 mins.

he plays in russia for a shitty team right now. he is the highest paid europe player but he's just too average and a good back-up.

jeffb 03-12-2009 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by MoneyCarlos (Post 159202)
Delfino is just not that good..why is everyone always talking about him is beyond me? It,d be an upgrade on this roster but then again Pops Bonsu is an upgrade here....Do u really want Delfino to be your starting player? the guy averaged what.. sorry 8 pts in like 25 minutes in his best season of his life (raptors)? In comparison say Ukic averages 5 in 10 mins.

he plays in russia for a shitty team right now. he is the highest paid europe player but he's just too average and a good back-up.

Who the fuck ever said he'd be our starter? Maybe you should stick to overhyping Ukic? lol

Dr. J. Naismith 03-12-2009 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 159206)
Who the fuck ever said he'd be our starter? Maybe you should stick to overhyping Ukic? lol

Relax jeff ... was it necessary in being abrasive as well throwing in the shot regarding Roko? Quick trying to stir the pot. :cwm34:

More of a misunderstanding regarding Carlos. No one has implied Delfino as a starter Money. ;)

MangoKidHoops 03-12-2009 03:15 PM

4 million plus? No thanks. Have fun in New York, Carlos.

Dann38 03-12-2009 03:20 PM

With Delfino somewhere else now we can stop looking to the past and begin looking ahead at new players who can provide what this team has been lacking.
No more re-treads!

Acie 03-12-2009 03:23 PM

Maybe Colangelo will match their offer? ;)

Dr. J. Naismith 03-12-2009 03:23 PM

From a paper in Argentina:

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There's a chance Carlos Delfino might return to Toronto. "Carlos has an agreement to leave Khimki paying $500,000, but he's waiting for a $4M-plus offer to go to the Raptors or the Knicks, a team that has interest in him too", his Argentinean agent, Carlos Cerisola, said yesterday.
Source - En Toronto se habla de la vuelta de Delfino - lanacion.com

MangoKidHoops 03-12-2009 03:28 PM

$4M+? Ugh. He's not even THAT good. I hope Colangelo doesn't match it. I'd rather bring guys into FA camp in the summer and sign one of those dudes for the bare minimum than sign Delfino.

eoraptor77 03-12-2009 03:32 PM

Theres already too many overpaid guys on this squad, the last thing we need is another one in Delfino. I like Delfino an i think he can be a good contributor coming off the bench, but i would way rather see what other FA's are out there this summer, i am sure there will be plenty of good deals to be had.

dfunkie1 03-12-2009 03:40 PM

peace carlos :birthday:

i was always kinda hoping we would address our wings in the draft and free agency. not having delfino gives us/me greater hope in having a worthy starter and 6th-7th man.


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