Saturday , Oct , 06 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Allan Houston Too Classy For New York Knicks, Should Consider Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, & Miami Heat

But I have one thing to say to Houston: don’t do it. Don’t join the dysfunctional circus that is currently the New York Knicks. Loyalty is nice. But you aren’t indebted to James Dolan and Isiah Thomas. You don’t owe them anything …

The New York Daily News reports on Allan Houston likely re-signing with the Knicks:

Allan Houston is leaning toward rejoining the Knicks but likely will wait until tomorrow before making a final decision, according to a person close to the veteran shooting guard.

My Quick Take: I’m sure Houston feels like he owes his former team. Back in the day, the two-guard was Madison Square Gardens, knocking down jumpers to the delight of the home fans. The Knicks also stuck by him through his injuries, honoring his $20 million per year contract. So I can appreciate this example of player-team loyalty, especially in the cut-throat world of pro sports.

But I have one thing to say to Houston: don’t do it. Don’t join the dysfunctional circus that is currently the New York Knicks. Loyalty is nice. But you aren’t indebted to James Dolan and Isiah Thomas. You don’t owe them anything.

Besides, the Dolan-Thomas combo is creating too much drama to have a legit shot at an NBA Title. After their summer in the tabloids, fans probably forgot the Knicks play basketball. Changes are coming. The league may step-in. And the rest of the Dolan clan has to be concerned with James’ management tactics.

If Houston‘s comeback is about winning, then he should look elsewhere. The Nets are an option. Right now, I’m watching the Celtics- Raptors in pre-season play. The green-and-white could use another outside-gunner. And I could see the vet adding depth to the Pistons’ bench.

The only place I don’t want to see Houston is back in New York. He won’t win an NBA Title. And the veteran has too much class for the current regime running/ruining the Knicks.

Where should Houston sign: Boston, Detroit, Miami or New York? Get at us in the comment box with your thoughts.

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