It was stated in the Detroit News that Davidson could allow Joe to exceed the Luxury threshold (like a lot of other teams do) in order to build a solid bench. This not saying that we want to bastardize our philosophy of careful spending. We also are not talking about developing a "Knicks Philosophy", but for once we can go over the luxury tax, get a few quality young players in to play along with Amir & Maxiel, thereby developing our future starters. Say for instance if you can trade (for the sake of argument) for a Delonte West, Jackie Butler, Juan Dixon, a couple of up and coming big men, this is looking to the future. Tay & Rip are still younguns, the other starters are getting older as we speak. My grandmother used to say, you get what you pay for, if you try to be cheap, that's what you are gonna get. Now it may work the first couple of times, but your luck will eventually run out when you try to do things on the cheap. I am of the mindset of going out, spending a little bit more, get quality, resulting in quality dividends on the other end.