NBA Preview 2010-11: Knicks Great Charles Oakley Talks About Upcoming Season

September 21st, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
As nearly all the Knicks (the exception being Eddy Curry) get settled into town to prepare for training camp, major questions begin to surface.

The biggest question of all, however, is how good the new-look Knicks will be. While it’s unclear how well the new group will mesh, the pressure for success has been mounting.

One man who knows all about the pressures of Madison Square Garden is Knicks fan-favorite Charles Oakley.

Oakley, who was known for his intensity on the court during his playing days, shared his thoughts earlier this summer before Donnie Walsh and the Knicks officially embarked on their massive recruitment.

“They’re going to get a good player—I just hope who they get will make the team better. Just because you give a guy max money does not necessarily mean you are going to win.”

While Donnie Walsh and the Knicks struck out on most of the summer’s top free agent prizes, the team did come away with Amare Stoudemire, whom flourished under Mike D’Antoni on the Suns.

The Knicks did in fact lure Stoudemire in with a maximum six year contract. As Oakley suggests, ...

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