Today, Mike Bibby was officially signed to a one-year deal, valued at the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million by the New York Knicks.
The deal was not met with great optimism nor celebration from Knicks fans; actually, quite the contrary. Many fans, myself included, believe Mike Bibby is too old to be playing at the NBA level. His legs are shot. He can’t even keep up with Eddy Curry. But, luckily, he can still shoot.
My favorite quote surrounding this deal comes from David Falk, Bibby’s agent, who, supposedly, has been trying to get Mike Bibby to play under D’Antoni for a number of years: “I’ve always felt Mike [Bibby] would flourish in his offense.”
Yeah, he might have… six years ago.
I thought, instead of just ending the post here, it would be fun to take a look at a number of reactions on Twitter right after the deal was reported.
— Patron James (@pjhoody) December 10, 2011
— Nightfall (@TrueOmegaNexus) December 10, 2011
@TheKnicksWall if this was ’02 I’d be doing cartwheels – but Bibby now can still provide to the Knicks. Vet PG with playoff experience.
— HITS Radio (@hitsradio) December 11, 2011
More after the jump…
@TheKnicksWall Oh no, Dolan let Isiah get his hands on the check book again! ugh!
— Paul Butler (@pabmonster) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall Mike Bibby? That guy from the 90′s Sacramento Kings? I thought he retired.
— Mr. Burton (@NY_Giantsrock) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall if he’s just insurance like A. Carter was cool If he is supposed to play big minutes then idk what the Knicks were thinking
— Kyle Skievaski (@ky_ski) December 11, 2011
— spree8nyk8 (@spree8nyk8) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall D’Antoni doesn’t play guys who stink, so I assume by mid-January he won’t be seeing the court anymore so I don’t really care.
— Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall my reaction is – I hope we get JJ Barea too!
— DJ Mister Dior ™ ✔(@DJMisterDior) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall two steps forward with chandler. One step back with bibby. At least we’re headed in the right direction…
— themop105 (@themop105) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall hey man it ain’t that bad if td gets injured then we gonna wish he had somebody like bibby
— Eddi Salazar (@FilF03) December 11, 2011
@TheKnicksWall Bibby is soild insurance for the Knicks to help if Douglas falters.A good move
— Section310 (@NYKSection310) December 11, 2011