I would trade Jordan for some sort of guard.
Honestly I have not been impressed at all with what I've seen from him. He doesn't play defense well at all, and doesn't really rebound... Even though I knew what I saw was very limited it is normally enough time to tell if hes going to be effective or not, and honestly I think Jefferies is a better player than he is.
Hes 7 feet so his skill is irrelavent, someone will give us a decent point guard for him imo.
With teams now doubling Lin....having Balkman in the game with him running the basket at all times would be great. With Balkman's athleticism coupled by his lack of shot (no one is gonna guard him), i see a lot of easy dunks for him.
A lot of this leads up to "Chandler at one end, Chandler at the other" though. Either a rebound or a block, pass to a guard, and then a pass inside or alley-oop for a score. We could use more proficient rebounders (STAT, Jeffries, Jordan, et al.)
With Lin on the floor, the Knick players are getting more comfortable in their roles and are more aggressive with their defense; the speed and hustle guys like Jeffries show is pretty awesome. Thankfully when Jeremy and Iman take the floor, we have a two-pronged offense; both can stymie opposing teams with penetration ability (because Douglas and Fields can't, 'Melo's always been too hurt to finish).
But Chandler needs help offensively, especially on teams with a legit big man or two of their own. Because Jefferies is mainly a defender, Jordan is an unknown, and Douglas isn't being used (dude still has a good mid-ranger), how IS Balkman able to handle the 4-position?
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7-6:00 to 3-2:00 minutes it should be
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I agree with keeping Jordan and Balkman, but would want to use them more. I am not sure how to force D'Antoni to do this, however, since he still thinks he is a genius.
I would trade them for someone of the Reggie Evans mold or any backup center that D'Antoni would actually use, but not for a point guard.
I would look to trade Douglas and Walker for Sessions or some other decent point guard and/or draft picks.
Bibby would be expendable if we get back a point guard as good as Sessions or better and/or if the draft picks are not lottery protected.