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    Default What would YOU do in free agency

    This thread is for everyone to post their ideas of what they would do with the roster in Free Agency. Who would you pick at the draft? What trades would you make? Who would you sign in free agency? Who's gonna be the head coach heading into training camp? YOU DECIDE!

    SIGNED TO ROSTER

    Tyson Chandler
    Carmelo Anthony
    Amare Stoudemire
    Toney Douglas
    Iman Shumpert
    Jerome Jordan

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

    Jeremy Lin
    Josh Harrellson
    Landry Fields

    FREE AGENTS

    JR Smith
    Jared Jeffries
    Baron Davis
    Mike Bibby
    Steve Novak
    Dan Gadzurich

    DRAFT PICKS OWNED

    2nd round pick projected to be 48th overall

    HEAD COACH CANIDATES

    Phil Jackson
    Mike Woodson
    Jeff Van Gundy
    Stan Van Gundy
    Jerry Sloan
    Nate McMillan
    Patrick Ewing










    GO!!!!!!!

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    I would keep:

    Anthony
    Shumpert
    Jordan




    I would try to trade:

    Stoudemire
    Chandler
    Douglas
    Fields (sign and trade)

    For:

    Deron Williams or Rajon Rondo or Dwight Howard or Kevin Love or Andrew Bynum or 2 of those (financial throw ins reserved)



    I would resign:

    Jeremy Lin (for a reasonable salary)
    J. R. Smith
    Jared Jeffries



    I would try to sign:

    A rebound-specialist like Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Mo Speights, Jordan Hill

    Wilson Chandler
    A scoring big



    Sign a new HC:

    Phil Jackson
    Jeff Van Gundy
    Jerry Sloan
    Stan Van Gundy
    Nate McMillan
    Pat Ewing

    in that order.

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    I would keep:

    Anthony
    Shumpert
    Jordan




    I would try to trade:

    Stoudemire
    Chandler
    Douglas
    Fields (sign and trade)

    For:

    Deron Williams or Rajon Rondo or Dwight Howard or Kevin Love or Andrew Bynum or 2 of those (financial throw ins reserved)



    I would resign:

    Jeremy Lin (for a reasonable salary)
    J. R. Smith
    Jared Jeffries



    I would try to sign:

    A rebound-specialist like Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Mo Speights, Jordan Hill

    Wilson Chandler
    A scoring big



    Sign a new HC:

    Phil Jackson
    Jeff Van Gundy
    Jerry Sloan
    Stan Van Gundy
    Nate McMillan
    Pat Ewing

    in that order.

    resign JR ?
    Is Mike Woodson on knicksonline ?
    36 minutes ZERO assits, rebounds, steals and block
    oh yeah 20% shooting

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    ^ i don't see how JR and Lin both are signed. it's feasible to retain Lin and Novak, though.

    Honestly.....the only way I'm going to get truly juiced about this off-season is if we find a miracle trade for Stoudemire, or Nash signs for the vet-min, letting us re-sign Lin and Novak.

    It would be a great move on Nash's part, actually. Would make his career and legacy meta-epic. He legit likes NY, he legit wants to play for a team he can lead and vie for a chip for.

    And the $ he doesn't make would have him transcend the game, and the $ he does make (cough cough endorsements with Lin cough cough) would supercede a max deal, which he wouldn't get no matter where he goes.

    I'll dream for a moment, only bc Nash is the only player in the NBA who could think on this level, and pull off a move like this.

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    I would go after Greg Oden for the NBA minimum 1 year deal.

    I would try to trade Amare ASAP. I suggested this at the beginning of the year. Bargiani + Amir Johnson for Amare.

    Resign Lin and Novak.

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    Honestly you can probably find a mediocre player in the draft with a similar skillset as Landry Fields...I'm indifferent on him coming back.

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    Originally Posted by clumsy
    I would go after Greg Oden for the NBA minimum 1 year deal.

    I would try to trade Amare ASAP. I suggested this at the beginning of the year. Bargiani + Amir Johnson for Amare.

    Resign Lin and Novak.
    Raptor's gm is not a fool.

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    Knicks don't have much wiggle room here. Pretty much at the mercy of Steve Nash.

    I think you get Nash & re-sign LIN, or you make a run at a K-Hinrich-J-Craw combination.

    JR Smith has a player option. Either he picks it up, or he walks.

    I think if he walks, we re-sign Novak. He may not help vs MIA, but he's a need nonetheless over the course of 82 game regular season.

    If NYK is to win next year, they need to find a way to sign Nash (vet min), keep LIN (half MLE), while getting J-Craw to sign the other half MLE.

    Would all 3 take less money to play for NY, with our big-3 front court? Who knows.

    If we get to next May with Nash, Lin, Crawford & Shumpert... Those are 4 guards to compliment the front court we have.

    Sign a backup C & a shooter. Draft a depth player.

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    Originally Posted by clumsy
    Bargiani + Amir Johnson for Amare.
    I doubt this would happen, but I believe it would work well with Melo, Lin and Chandler. Bargnani is injury-prone, but Amir Johnson could cover that spot when he's out.

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    Can we even sign any free agents? We are over the cap right now.

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    I would definitely keep our front-line of Melo, Stat, and Chandler. These guys can be a dominating force with some time to practice and get to know one another.

    Lin is a must. When Lin, Stat, and Melo were playing together, the ball movement was efficient, and they were all scoring in double figures. That's basketball. That's how it's supposed to be played. Not Melo with 50 points and everyone else with 5. These guys can work together, enough trades.

    Landry Fields remains, no question. This is a guy who will only continue to improve. I bet he comes back next season with a great jumpshot. As the years go on, he will get better. He is a steal.

    Jr Smith, get the **** out of here. Don't ever come back. Useless, dumbass player who one will never win a title with. Chucks shots when he has 3 defenders on him. Pathetic to watch. Makes the ball movement stagnant.

    Josh Harrelson hustles hard and is great off the bench. He will improve with time. He fights and he plays to win. Resign.

    Baron Davis is done IMO.

    I'd rather have a younger, more versatile PG than Mike Bibby. But he's cheap. Don't really know what I'd do with him.

    Jeffries, if his knee is fine, keep. The dude is a symbol of New York. Hustles hard, and plays to the best of his ability, no matter what.

    Steve Novak, as much as I love the guy, I wouldn't resign. He can easily be shut down in the playoffs.

    In terms of some free agents, I would try to pick up a few veterans and some selfless players. Guys like JR Smith are not needed. We need team basketball.

    If we can get any of the big name coaches, get them. These guys worked with star players before. I don't like how Woodson operated in the playoffs, but at the same time, I'm not sure because we didn't have a good point guard. Maybe with Lin things would've been different, but I don't like seeing Melo take all the shots, all the time. The guy is tiring out.

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    Even Clyde has said last night that Amar'e and Melo can't coexist and the man works for MSG...make of that what you will....

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    Keep Melo, Chandler, and Stat. (Though quietly find out if anyone would be interested in a trade and what you could get for Amare)

    Resign Lin but don't go overboard. He can make more money in NY from endorsements than he could elsewhere. He should know that, this shouldn't be too hard to work out.

    Attempt to get Nash. I think he'd be a huuggee pick up. Especially for Amare's game.

    Let J.R. Smith, Fields, and Novak walk. Someone else will pay more for them than we are willing to put out. Trade Toney Douglas and Jerome Jordan if you can get anything decent for them.

    Try to resign Jefferies and Jorts (work in progress). Get yourself a reliable shooter off the bench for cheap and a backup big man. Also, I think I'd be ok with keeping Bibby around too, as a third string PG.

    I hope Shumpert recovers fully. The kid is a huge factor for our team at his price. Best value on our team by far.

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Even Clyde has said last night that Amar'e and Melo can't coexist and the man works for MSG...make of that what you will....
    Clyde is one of the very few people working for MSG that can say whatever he thinks. Dolan knows Knicks fans have much more respect for Frazier than for him. But it doesn't change the fact that Clyde's right.

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    Some of this stuff is out of the control of the front office so I'd have to decide based on the following assumptions:
    -JR won't come back. His twitter feed said as much.
    -I have a feeling that Lin actually might end up going to LA. He'll still be in a big market and he'll be able to run the pick and roll with Gasol all day. Plus he's closer to home. Would break my heart, tho.
    -Novak will probably want to stay. He showed his ineffectiveness in the playoffs and is probably afraid that his stock went down.
    -No one wants Amar'e.

    That being said, I'd get rid of fields and Bibby, resign jeffries (if healthy), jorts, and Novak. Go for a 3 point shooting pg like Mo Williams and sign Goran Dragic to back him up. I'm not sure what to do with Douglas, would like to get rid of him for another PG somewhere, but don't know who would want him. I'd try to get a steal in the small forward spot to back up Melo in the 2012 NBA draft and hope I get lucky.

    In a dream world, I want Iggy from the 76ers for stat and have Melo move to PF position, sign Deron Williams and Ray Allen and somehow keep Jeremy Lin as a back up.

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