Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 9:05 am  |  36 responses

What About Allen Iverson in New York?

Hey, why the hell not, right?: “Ramon Sessions could receive a contract offer from the Knicks as early as Friday, assuming they don’t have a change of heart and shift their point-guard focus to Allen Iverson. Mike D’Antoni is said to favor Sessions, a restricted free agent who enjoyed a breakout season for Milwaukee last year. However, Iverson could be a cheaper alternative because the perennial All-Star is willing to accept a one-year contract that would cost the Knicks their $5.85 million mid-level exception. Sessions, 23, is hoping to receive a multi-year contract starting with the mid-level exception. The Bucks would have seven days to match the offer. According to a team source, Knicks president Donnie Walsh and Iverson’s agent, Leon Rose, met two weeks ago to discuss the possibility of Iverson joining the Knicks.”

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  • http://wordonthestreetsmag.com Rodney K

    This actually makes sense! A.I. is a train wreck and the Knicks are a dumpster fire

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Do the laws of physics even permit AI and Nate to be on the court at the same time? Wouldn’t MSG just spontaneously combust? THe Knicks need a plan.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Nice quiet city with no distractions so AI can work on his game

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    I like this. AI can’t coexist with many teams right now, but by himself he can pull a Wade and at least make the first round fo the playoffs.
    He’s old, but I bet his shoulders are sturdy enough for one last trip.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    I kinda like it too. Even though it could also end SO ugly. But hey, never a dull moment in NY right? I still favor the sixers or bobcats for AI.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I can see the AI in a Knicks jersey cover now.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    As a fan, I’m desperately holding on to my thread of hope for a relatively successful ending to AT’s career. Play for an entertaining team with playoff hopes, average 23 and 6, have a couple 40-point games, and go out with a hardfought 7-game first or second round exit. That’s all I want for AI

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    AT? my bad

  • heartlandG

    AI as a bobcat just make sense to me

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’ve only been saying this for 3 months. Its been on my blog since april for f*cks sake.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Bryan is right. I read that blog.

  • Felix

    I hope the knicks sign him. the knicks have already told the world they’re tanking until 2010. why not sign iverson- 1 yr5.8 mil?, let him put on a show for a year at the garden. He’ll be good in D’Antoni’s system- he can still get in the lane, and it will be easier for him with evrybody spread out. if he puts up a starbury esque 20 and six, has a few more 40 pt games, at the garden… its like a dream… a the mle? you get him to sell out the garden a few times its a bargain

  • Felix

    If the knicks sign Iverson, I’ll get a job, vote, and start paying taxes…

  • riggs

    AI to kryponate alley oop combo??!?!? make it happen walsh!

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I honestly can’t think of a better fit for iverson, an all-you-can-shoot basketball buffet, he can become a legendary figure in one year at the garden if he takes the knicks to the playoffs. He will put asses in the seats and score the f*cking ball. As high powered as the offense iis, it needs a driver someone who is just a pure scorer and iverson fits that mold. And after the year is up he can retire on top or springboard himself to a better deal. Its really a no lose situation.

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t know. I don’t know if Iverson is the best fit for Mike D’s offense, but I’d like to see what would happen.
    I know all the scrubs on the Knicks squad would eat well with Iverson on the floor. He makes scrubs better.

  • Remo Williams

    its the knicks…. its always a losing situation

  • jdote

    I like AI and Sessions for the Knicks. Their backcourt is not very talented right now, so they need an upgrade. If I was Walls with so many solid players on the market, why not treat this season like NBA Live and construct a low risk, high reward team that could get fans excited. I’m not saying sacrifice 2010, but do something in 2009. Trade for T-Mac, or Michael Redd, sign AI or Nate. Go crazy. NYC needs something to be excited about. Its not like u don’t have the expiring contracts to make things happen. People keep saying they want to be patient and do things right. But I still see a roster with Darko, Eddy Curry, Larry Hughes, Jared Jeffries, etc.. Make a move already, the 4 spot is up for grabs in the east.

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 Weezy F. Leezy

    please lord make this happen…

  • chingy

    co-sign everyone above…especially the AI to Kryponate alley oop combo

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    As long as hes not on the pistons, I dont care where he goes!

  • http://leogau.com Leo

    I hated this at first but I’m definitely starting to talk myself into it. A motivated AI in a fast paced system with role players all around him? Please make this happen.

  • Richie

    I’d be happy with either one to be honest. Sessions obviously makes more sense long term and should be the primary target, but to get AI in NY would be pretty dope. Even if its just a one year deal.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    Wow. They could just stay at one end of the court the whole game.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Stop stealing them jokes Anton – even if in great execution and non derogatory manner. Gotta be like post #1, flame on city & player! If this happened, Iverson would get sponsored by Zoo York or something. And they’d start making Zoot Suits. And D’Antoni would twirl his curly moustache on the sidelines every game, and probably take credit for how AI plays. ‘Its all about that 7 secs or less, ya heard. Like woah.’ (yes D’Antoni would use old slang from Black Rob and not Jay Z or someone cuz he’s OG and Euro 5 yrs late like that)

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    But no, how likely is this to happen after a meeting 2 weeks ago and they’re hammering out in stone a Sessions (mixtape) contract now? With of course Milwaukee 0% likely to match.

  • jose

    do it.hell i forgot all about the knicks.he totslly can be the guy for dem

  • qp

    This should happen. i mean this is a really good fit for A.I. he can make a great impact in NY and sell tickets and jerseys. one year come on man let’s give it a run NY!!!!

  • Joeysportsnut

    ai is a bum who nmever makes a team better when a guy like sir(up)Chuck calls u me ,myself,& I……verson u r in trouble.

  • http://www.slamonline.com richie rich

    iverson is the best he gone win a ring with the nicks

  • chintao

    Jose forgot about the Knicks. That says volumes about how the team is being handled.

  • rikson

    Jukai: NO WAY Iverson makes the first round on his own (especially on the Knicks)… cmon buddy?!

  • rikson

    Iverson is gonna rock Detroid… OH WAIT?! Well at least he rocked Denvdr… OH WAIT?! But im sure hell rock NY… OH WAIT?!

  • judy

    Knicks – make this happen. I will be a fan. Don’t let AI pass you by – you won’t be sorry if you sign him. I loved watching him in Denver. I don’t care about Denver anymore – boring and a bunch of thugs! I think it is time for George Karl to come out publicly and tell these teams that AI was NO problem!

  • BigShotBob24

    Cue the SLAM cover now … AI does something totally irrelevant again and … WE’VE GOT THE DETAILS …

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Z Posted: Jul.31 at 9:33 am
    Do the laws of physics even permit AI and Nate to be on the court at the same time? Wouldn’t MSG just spontaneously combust? THe Knicks need a plan.
    Using an abridged version of theoretical physics known as ‘string theory’ they could possibly occupy the same amount of space simultaneously in alternate dimensions. But I think there would still just be one ball between them, I don’t think the NBA would allow one team to possess multiple balls during regulation game time.