All he has to do is play backup SG until Shump gets back. Once Shump gets back, I doubt he'll get much playing time. I suppose he could get some run at SF, but I'd say 'Melo and Novak will be getting all those minutes, barring injury.
Still, we definitely needed more depth at this position. Might as well pick a freakish athlete that at least has potential of making some impact
The Flight Speaks
"You saw last year with Jeremy Lin just took his opportunity and made the most of it, and I'm going to do the same thing," he said. "It comes with hard work -- just coming in and just helping as much as I can on both ends of the floor and just making plays."
And with that opportunity could come something special: getting a chance to take his talents to Houston next year for the All-Star dunk contest.
"That would definitely be great, but I think that has a lot to do with getting playing time and getting opportunities to be seen," he said. "I mean, a lot of people know me as a dunker, so a lot of people already have been asking me to do it. But that's up to the league."
White said it's a "tremendous honor" to not only be back in the NBA, but suiting up for the Knicks, calling it "such a traditional program." It's sure been a long time coming. In 2001, White was one of the best high school players in the country and was named to the McDonald's All-American team along with Tyson Chandler, who was drafted second overall by the Bulls that year.
Could well be the replacement we need for Fields.