Using 1 of the biggest draft busts of all time to illustrate the point that Kenneth Faried isn't worth pining over doesn't really do much to strengthen one's argument IMO.
Sadly, we won't be getting Kwame. Minessota won the Kwame Brown Lottery. lol
How is any of that not true? How are any of those things that we DON'T need? Every Knick fan knows that we lack rebounding and paint presence and Kwame brings both of those things.
Except Eddy Curry has never been a good rebounder, ever.
Kwame averaged 6.8 rebounds per game in 26 minutes. Per 36 minutes, he averages 8.9 rebounds per game, and 1 block per game.
I'm not saying he's going to be a game changer but what's wrong with getting him for the minimum salary?
Kwame would be a good addition, if he were to take a one year min.
Lucky for NY, we don't need a star center. We need a big body who can run the floor, clog the middle on defense, and doesn't expect many touches on offense. Just get out of Amare's way on the block, and focus on rebounds and put-backs.
Personally, I'd prefer a defensive-minded guy like Tyson Chandler or Javale McGee, but that's not happening. Kwame would suffice if he settles for a 1yr minimum deal, and that would let the team fill other holes.
Kwame should sign here to get the chance to play with Amar'e and Carmelo.
He's nothing special and ideally I don't want him to even shoot the ball at all.
Problem is even if he came here with the sole intention of rebounding and shot blocking he'd get benched by D'Antoni.
Signing Jerome James for a year would've been a failed experiment and then we would've been done with his fatass. But no Isiah signed him to a long-term deal.
As long as we don't waste valuable cap space on anybody we sign, it's a low-risk move. No multi-year deals.