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    Balkman should see some minutes its Walker i see useless, in my opinion. really taken some steps back this year

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    novak reminds me of shawn williams cause of the fact that hes a foward off the bench that can shoot the 3 in D antonis system hes def gunna be a threat from behind the arc knicks should def try and sign him at a min and sign posey with the 2.5 and cut chris hunter

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    I love this move.......

    A role playing big signed for a vet min who can stretch the floor and give some lights out 3pt shooting from the corner?

    It was unfortunate we got spurned by Hill...then Crawford....but honestly, legit role players to surround our long-term core may be best anyways.

    If we can ink Posey for the 2.5M we are ready to go to war. And while it's time to sit back and enjoy some NYK supremacy, we are good for the future, too, as next year we will surely be plugging in a quality guard or backup big.

    It's going to be interesting to see how our guard situation plays out.

    Davis, Bibby, Fields, Shumpert, Douglas

    We need three of these men to really produce this year and be quality players for us. If we can get that, stay healthy, and MDA coaches as well as I anticipate he will, and as well as he must, I see us contending bigtime this year, right there with Chicago & Miami.

    It's so nice to see the Knicks building a true contender for us to follow in this golden age of the NBA talent pool.

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    Steve Novak huh? Hummm... Dude can definitely stroke it but he can't really do anything else. Can't defend, can't put it on the floor, can't rebound a lick (at 6'10" too), no inside game...He's a good shooter, most definitely, I just wish he brought a little more to the table. Mike'll pick and choose exactly where to put him in. I guess he could be useful..Doesn't really remind me of Shawne Williams at all outside of the 3-pt shooting...Williams was at least a willing defender and hit the glass a little bit.

    Watching the Clips/Lakers game right now --- tell me Ryan Gomes wouldn't be a perfect fit. 6'7" 245, very good inside/outside skills, can backup 3 & 4. This guy's a very underrated player. He'd be perfect. Exactly what we're looking for to a T..

    I just can't understand why they refuse to look abroad to find some help..I mean instead of Steve Novak, how 'bout Rob Kurz? Remember this guy? 6'10" former Notre Dame Irishman, had a cup of coffee with the GS Warriors a few yrs ago and played well for them before being waived. I think I remember him with the Cavs too for a little bit...Like Novak he's a 6'10" guy that can shoot 3s but at least this guy can also rebound the basketball. Kinda reminded me of Troy Murphy a little bit, another former Irishman. I mean this guy's currently playing in Spain somewhere...He'd be a much better fit than Novak imho. Novak just doesn't do enough. He's a specialist in ever sense of the word..One-dimensional is a better description...I still say Jamelle Horne and Ryan Wittman are 2 excellent shooters that fit this system perfectly. They're both 2/3s though -- I take it they're more interested in adding a 3/4 type.

    Ahh, what's the use man..They're only looking at talent right in front of them in the US. You figure H2O should have some good opinions on D-League talent now for a change..That'll be a nice switch..All we need now are talent evaluators for the Euro players...I say hire Fran Fraschilla..That guy knows the Euro players better than anyone. The Knicks' scouting department, esp. the team in charge of Euro. scouting, leaves a lot to be desired imho...

    If they're dead set against looking abroad and just wanna focus on the FA pool of NBA vets looking for work, how about Al Thorton? He fits that backup 3/4 mold, kinda like Gomes. I like Gomes' game a little more (he's more polished with deeper jumpshooting range), but this guy ain't bad...Good athlete and he doesn't have a bad mid-range game..Just a thought.

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    Good, I hope we get him. We get a player that is basically the same as Shawne Williams except we don't have to use the room exception to get him. If we get him, posey, and Baron gets healthy this season will be awesome.

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    Novak would be a decent pickup at the minimum salary. Not worth the 2.5 million exception.

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    Big fan of the Novak signing, and I think they should got for Nachbar too. Need a little international flare that D'Antoni loves. I honestly just don't want to see Balkman on the floor regardless of what he did against the Nets.

    C-Chandler
    PF-Stat
    SF-Melo
    SG-Fields
    PG-Davis

    Douglas
    Shumpert
    Nachbar
    Bibby
    Novak
    Jorts
    Jeffries

    I can live with that.

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    Please! Cut it out!

    Steve Novak????? He is nothing to get the least bit hype over. He hits 3s and THAT's it. Waste of a 6-11 frame and won't help on the defensive end at all.

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    I feel you on that but at least we are trying to replace our 3 point shooter. I dont see the guy playing anymore than 7 min spot shooting per game.

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    Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
    Please! Cut it out!

    Steve Novak????? He is nothing to get the least bit hype over. He hits 3s and THAT's it. Waste of a 6-11 frame and won't help on the defensive end at all.
    tbh that is all shawne williams was good for either. People made a big deal about him for some reason but other than hit threes honestly I don't think he did anything well. This guy is a good replacement for him and won't cost us the room cap exception. It just gives us more options of the bench which we really need.

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    Shawne Williams was a real interesting player for us last yr. He hit 3s on offense but then on defense, he actually did a decent job of guarding perimeter players as well as bigger players down on the low block. Plus he helped out on the glass too. That's where Shawne's real value was..

    This guy Novak's nothing like that at all. He's completely one-dimensional. The man shoots 3s and nothing else. He's really a waste of a 6'10" body...Still, if he can take and make 3s like he's done in the past (albeit in limited duty), he's got some value in Mike's system I guess...Hey, when you think about it, what else did Peja Stojakovic really do for the Mavs last yr beside shoot 3s? And he played a MAJOR role throughout the entire playoffs for that team..This guy's stroke is pretty much on par with Peja's more or less. My thing is, how do we get him on the floor long enough for him to have an impact? I mean do we play Melo at the 2 for stretches and let this guy come in there and fire away from deep at the 3 spot? Maybe that can work. That's about the only thing I can think of...I guess he can also play some stretch 4, with Chandler and Melo on the floor with him...Otherwise, I don't see who's PT this guy's taking..

    You can make a real case that until we come up with something substantially better, Balkman deserves PT over this guy and Jeffries. And honestly, if we really wanted this type of player: 6'11" Nick Fazekas and 6'10" Rob Kurz are similar but far better options imho. These two are also great perimeter shooters with similar size that at least rebound the ball too..Just sayin'.
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    I would be surprised if the Knicks sign him. He really is one dimensional like others have commented, he's been a marginal player from the day he came into the league.

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    I don't even know if he's worth a roster spot, honestly.

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    Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
    I don't even know if he's worth a roster spot, honestly.
    Agree, but it's not as if we cut somebody proven (I hope so).

    I think either Chris Hunter or that Green guy (#13) were cut, both D-Leaguers, so we lose nothing.

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    Honestly at this point I think we are rounding out our practice squad more then bringing in quality role players. Novak will see 5 mins. in a game maximum.

    Consider that D'ant only likes to run 9 guys max a game, that Melo and Amar'e are good to go for 38+ minutes a game, Chandler also will run 30+ minutes. it doesn't leave a lot of time for these bench 3/4/5 players. I can see him possibly in "small ball/we need a 3" scenario's and that's it. (ie. inbound play with 3 seconds left). Otherwise he'll be a good guy to practice against (especially for melo who isn't a good perimeter defender) and you can put him into games where we need to drain some 3's to get back in it.

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