How well will Knicks GM Grunwald do this offseason???
Originally Posted by New New York
Shawn Williams perimeter shooting worked out well when our rotation of forwards were Amare, Gallo, W.Chandler.
Steve Novak perimeter shooting worked out well when we had a uptempo transition rotation with Lin running the point.
It would b a nice asset to have Both perimeter shooting Forwards (Novak & Shawn) on our roster next season, so Felton & Shump could always have the option of kicking the ball out on the perimeter.
As for Novak & Shawn defensive-effort both box-out well for the defensive-rebound for a grade-C+ on team-defense, however they are not shot-blockers or man to man defenders on oponents thats always using well formed screens & picks for their offense .. that is HC Woodson job to teach team-defensive-switches in the paint to "Chandler, Amare, and Melo" so Copeland, Novak, Shawn, and a backup center could follow suit.
Example: how well did Pacers Hibbert's, and Spurs Duncan's teammates work defensive-switches so well to where Hibbert & Duncan stayed in the paint area for 20 seconds on the defensive-end of the court???
The Spurs & Pacers had a grade A+ defensive team.
To stop all the silly rumors of Knicks players jumping-ship to the next team in the offseason ....
As an old Knicks Fan since GM Chekkett, all of our organization GM's had a bad-bad habit of waiting for the final days of the offseason to resign our decent role-players. It does not matter if our role-players work-out at our practice facility all summer long their agents dont get a call from our Knicks GM untill a week before training-camp open. Every Knicks GM for the last 30 years has always been to damn busy over-paying so-call star players double their worth during the offseason, by putting everything in one basket for a quick-fix winning season that never work (Isiah Thomas was not the only SUCKER GM we had) .... the reason why HC Hubie Brown, Pat Riley, and JVG QUIT on the Knicks organization.
I recall in 2009 offseason our Fan Favorite FA David Lee, and two time winner of Dunk contest FA little Nate waiting until the week of training camp to b resign to the Knicks .. now that is PURE BULLSH..... if u ask me .. Nothing Change!!!
Shawn Williams and Jeremy Lin's agents waited throughout the entire offseason for a call from Knicks GM that was never made .. sad sad sad