Will we go with Jerome Jordan
Hi folks from sunny olde England.
There is much speculation about wether or not we will attempt to acquire a centre during this off season. I am wondering if we are going to develop Jerome Jordan and try to groom him into being our starting centre?
He has been playing in Europe this year and I have no idea if he has been playing well or not. When the Melo trade went through I seem to remember no D-Toni talking about losing our starting centre then saying that we developed Mozgov so we will have to develop Jordan.
What do you guys think? Will we go for a centre or just develop Jordan. And if anyone has any idea how Jordan has been playing this season then maybe you could let us know.
Cap Room, Billups and CP3
If we do not buy-out Billups, we will not have cap room next year to sign Deandre Jordan or any other reasonably dominant big. If we keep Billups and his $14.2M salary, it will come off the books when CP3 may become available. But with Melo and Amare' then north of $40M in combined salaries, we are not likely to be able to extend to CP3 anything near a max contract.
I believe that the Knicks must exercise their buy-out option for Billups within 5 days of the end of the season. What they do will reveal something about future plans. I think we should buy him out. I do not trust a new CBA or our ability to sign CP3 when he is a free agent. And Amare's and Melo's combined salaries will keep going up. I believe that in a couple of years the salary combination will be beyond $47M.