I think someone who is more of a banger down low, rebound a lot, and block shots would be perfect.
No finesse-type guys like Frye or Bargnani
Nene or Marc Gasol would be AWESOME.
I know obtaining these guys are next to impossible, but hypothetically, they would be nice
What do you guys think?
Nene or Chandler, I heard Rick Carlisle say Dirk and Chandler complement each other perfectly, and since Dirk is a better shooting STAT with better D it could work
Deandre Jordan would be the absolute perfect compliment to STAT.
I think it depends on who is the coach of the future. If Mike D is gone and say Phil Jackson ends up being the coach... Then a traditional big man would be what works with his system.; as well as a PG that can run the triangle. If Mike D is staying on, then someone like Josh Smith would be a great compliment to STAT. He can run, rebound and block shots! He's not a chucker; more of a slasher type who can take it to the rim.... He would fit right in. The problem that any coach is going to have is STAT. He's at his best when playing the 5 but has issues with guys that are strong man to man defenders.... I think the Knicks need to decide what STAT is and then go from there...
Get a new owner!!!
JaVale McGee although I dont think we can pry him from the Wiz.
ideally Jordan or Chandler/ McGee would be best
realistically; Dalembert or Brown(kwame)
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I think a guy that plays off the ball, loves to only focus on grabbing rebounds & blocking shots & doesn't camp out in the lane is the perfect compliment to Amar'e. Someone like Marcus Camby probably would be perfect.
Realistically, Reggie Evans, Joel Pryzbilla or Jeff Foster. Thinking about our lack of cap space and availability... This seems to make the most sense.
The good news is playing time is there for whomever decides to come to NY. The talent and chance to win is also here. And NYC is a nice city!
So, NY has 3 things working for them.... in their favor.
So, who will take less to get here? AND, what will new CBA dictate? What will cap be? Hard or soft? What about exemptions?
Obviously, DeAndre Jordan and Marc gasol ideal; Dalembert a possibility.
Top 10 in order
6.Andeson Varejo (when Healthy)
9.Marcus Camby (would be at the top in his prime)
10. tied Kedrick Perkins Serge Zabaka (spelled wrong too lazy to look up)
Players we realistically have a shot at pairing him w any time in the future
5.Marcus Camby (probablly could be had for verteren minimum after next year)
unfortunetly there are no common names umongst the two list.....sorry to say that re-signing Billups and the Melo trade for that matter really screwed us out of adding some nice support to the frontline for Amare.
If we don't sign Billups
We have a shot at Nene,DeAndre Jordan and Tyson Chandler
Chandler,Jordan or Nene/Tariaf
Top 4 or 5 in East without question
If we dont trade for Melo
Gallo/Feilds/Wilson/Randolph (traded to move up in draft?)
Look how deep that team is!!!! Trade assets to make moves to acquire even more talent. I put in DeAndre Jordan because assumin we re-singed Wilson for a contract that starts at 6 million he would be the most affordable. Look at our Center position if we don't trade for Melo!!!!
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
I have to say out of guys we have an outside chance of getting if we're lucky, Nene would be top of my list. He is tall, athletic, very good rebounder, shows a lot of hustle and energy, pretty good shotblocker (not great but remember Amare is a pretty damn good shotblocker, the two of them together could easily control the paint).
Not only that but Nene is really the only C who has a reliable short-mid range jumper which doesn't spread the floor much but does allow you to stretch the post defenders to the point where Amare can easily go one-on-one in the post which is where he is dominant.
If we landed Nene I would give this team a good chance at a ring, pretty much with the players we have right now.
I've always seen DeAndre Jordan as the perfect complimentary center to Amar'e