Just reading that the Warriors 'rescinded' their QO to this guy in order to come up with the most money possible for the DeAndre Jordan offer sheet.
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Not 100% sure but I believe he now becomes an UFA and is fair game -- we wouldn't have to worry about the Warriors matching any offer we made. I don't think they're in control of him anymore. We might be able to swoop in and steal this guy right now. To me, it's simple --- I think we're OK at the point now -- Bibby gives us a little more depth and flexibilty. I'm content to hand it over to Douglas and let Bibby and Shumpert fill in (Mike's already said that a lot of stuff is gonna be running threw Melo now anyway which I don't mind -- Melo's an underrated passer and he can handle the ball too). I'd forget all about this Crawford and JJ Barea stuff. It feels overkill to me. I think that within the next couple of days, unless a PG becomes available that's a clear cut improvement over what we have now (Baron Davis for instance, Ramon Sessions maybe), we need to refill the Shawne Williams role. Either with Shawne himself or with someone comparable.
I believe we still have the 'room exception' to offer a player (2-yr, $5M contract). That's more than Reggie's QO of $1,059,293 so it wouldn't exactly be an insult if we offered it to him.
If it came down to it -- Shawne Williams or Reggie Williams? Both are good outside shooters so each would fullfill that need; Reggie's much more of a versatile scorer overall (more versatile player in general -- he can play some 2, pretty good ball-handler, Shawne's not that type of player) yet Shawne's got more height and length we could use to guard the post. If we decide to extend an offer to Reggie Williams now, would Shawne take that as an insult? He might. Might not wait around for us after that. Have we even offered the room exception to Shawne yet? I mean maybe you offer it to both guys simultaneously and tell them look, whoever wants it more becomes a Knick. Probably prefer Reggie a little more but honestly, I'd be OK with either guy. We make a move for either guy and I think that's about it unless something really good manages to present itself..I'd be ready to roll after this I'm thinking.