Between Lin, Baron, Shump and JR we can manage ball-handling duties even if Baron or Lin are out for a game or two.
I think honestly if Melo's injury is not bad he will step up. He's going to get so many more touches. His shot was starting to fall yesterday. He's gonna take a ton of confidence into his next game.
Marcus Cousin is definitely an intriguing prospect I'd agree the best thing about him is he does force spacing from the defense which works GREAT for the 1/5 pnr. Jorts could possibly do this too, if he could find the kind of form he had on his jumpshot in December.
Other than him I don't see much promise but there's no reason a decent FA might pop up...
Kiya does have a point, it's not like there's been no useful FA's popping up since Woody took over. Diaw, Turiaf and JJ Hickson immediately come to mind. I loved JJ Hickson's hustly energy and defense as a Cavalier. It's not just Woodson though, our entire front office should have been making moves for these guys. We undoubtedly have dead weight on our roster which could have been trimmed.
we need chandler to shoot the ball and jerome jordan some minutes to develop
Walker, meanwhile, hasn't played in like forever and when he did play, he wasn't great at all. All things being equal, normally I'd say keep Walker because he's quite a few years younger than Bibby but things aren't equal. Bibby, to me, is the much more important reserve to keep in terms of insurance...
Is Walker even slated to return soon? I haven't heard anything about him in the longest...I forget he was even on the roster there for a sec..Plus, unlike Bibby, Walker's a holdover D'Antoni player that has no ties to coach Woodson.. Personally, unless I hear something different soon, I'm gonna assume Walker's done for the year (even if he did make it back, where does he get his mins? Whose mins is he cutting into -- not Melo's.. Landry's? Iman's? JR Smith's? Novak's? Come on, of course not) and most likely won't be asked back for next yr. Bibby won't either but as of right now, Bibby's the better piece to keep in terms of insurance at a much more important & fragile position. You can even make a strong case that if it came down to it, I'd rather go with Toney Douglas over Walker in a pinch. At least Toney can handle the ball a little bit and play some defense. Walker's a complete waste on this roster right now. I'd give anything for the Knicks to cut him and take a chance on a big with some offensive potential such as Darnell Lazare for example. That makes so much more sense to me than keeping Walker around.
@finestrg: with all due respect, personally I have much more faith in Toney than in Bibby's corpse. I realize it's too early to say if TD's game improved, but in 4 minutes of garbage time against Detroit he looked okay playing some great defense and not forcing anything. I think Woody should give Douglas a shot to see if he can help us at this point.
Walker's currently listed as day-to-day, he had some great games earlier this season (Billy was the main reason we hanged on in Miami first time we played them), but before deciding whether he should be waived or rather stay I'd like to see him playing.
If Bibby managed to put up 20 points I would seriously eat my own ****
Between Lin/Baron/Shump/JR Smith there is plenty of ballhandling ability. Only Lin and Baron can be relied upon to distribute, but we saw during Linsanity that we had enough to beat teams with only 1 distributor on the team (Bibby barely played at all during this stretch and had virtually no impact when he did). We are also deeper now than Linsanity (no JR Smith no Baron).
Douglas and Walker are both able to defend and shoot the 3, Bibby has almost no value now.
Walker is a straight up hustler... when he's hot he doesnt miss... he was insane vs miami..
on the other hand, there's really nothing good to say about bibby.
I really wish I could agree with u, but Jordan & Jorts been on the team December 9th....as an assistant defensive coach Woody shouldve been working on several different plays with rookie Jordan/Jorts to develope their bigman games from the start of the season so the two bigmen could be reliable for 12 decent minutes of playingtime during the 2nd half of the season when injuries flare up.
The bench is the most important part of how u evaluate a headcoach....
Headcoach Skiles bench was awful, Monta Ellis looked like he would rather go
back to first year coach Mark Jackson.
u lost me....my post was on our assistant coaches Woody, Herb, and Atkins not preparing our young bigmen rookies Jordan & Jorts for decent playingtime in the 2nd half of the season when injuries flare up....Jordan & Jorts were in our short training camp on December 9th.
What part of my post mention adding new players to the rostor....was it this part.....
Woody coaching talent is not skilled enough to add another player to the roster.
I really wish I had the quality buds that Kiya gets
I agree Jerome needs to get more burn, i mean what is Jorts doing exactly he's soft as cheesecake going up for a layup, has no post move, foul prone and that jumper aint been the same since his injury. Jorts is a nice a nice hustler though i give him that
Hell YEAH, if thats what u want to call it. Jordan & Jorts are big-bodies in the paint....
Im blaming a 4 months assistant coach (Woodson) for not preparing Jordan & Jorts to be a decent 12 minute backup for Tyson & Stat within a 4 months time. They are still positionally lost on court with their teammates in the 2nd half of the season.
Everytime I see Jorts or Jordan get up off the bench to enter the game they dont look energize or happy to go out there to show their talent....they look nervous, scared, and perform like they are lost the first two minutes on the court. Look at the difference when Shump or Novak is called to go into the game...