Stephon Marbury was definitely not expecting to be left in the dust of this remodel.
Even so, he’s playing nice.
“I mean, this is a business and I understand their decision,” Marbury said. “If thatâ€™s the way they want to go, Iâ€™m fine with that.”
Mike D’Antoni claims he’s playing for the future.
“Obviously, itâ€™s tough,” he said. “There are just certain guys I want to see. Itâ€™s a delicate situation. Stephâ€™s been great. It hasnâ€™t been his fault. I know heâ€™s not going to be happy about it and I wouldnâ€™t be either. The team goes on two different tracks, and one is for the future and one is to try to win now.”
Marbury is not part of the future. So will he ask for a trade?
“Iâ€™m a New York Knick until otherwise, until my contract runs out,” he said.
Maybe it’s time for a good agent.
There’s a pretty good chance Marbury is going to sit for a long time unless somebody gets hurt. He’s sitting behind Nate Robinson and Mardy Collins right now.
“If this is what it is, I mean, thereâ€™s always next year,” he said.
Just keep sending the checks.
Marbury did appreciate the “We want Steph” chants. I don’t know whether they were sarcastic or sympathetic.
“Itâ€™s New York,” he said. “I got mad love for New York.”