Fields playing 36 mins yes that would of been worse, for one it would of made us 10x easier to guard due to Fields horrible shooting at least with JR he has a chance to get hot you roll the dice with him, when he's in the game you have to at least respect him from outside, on the other hand when fields is in the game you simply look the other way and extend your hands for the rebound so yes i do think 36 mins of fields is useless.... your talking about OUR STARTING SHOOTING GUARD( OUR STARTING SHOOTING GUARD) (SHOOTING GUARD) I REPEAT STARTING SHOOTING GUARD shooting 25% behind the arc during the season and 20% behind the arc in the post season
Tell me who on the knicks DID NOT SUCK in this series???????????? EVERYBODY struggled.... Melo did ok but you expect him to do ok, Amare sucked chandler struggled Novak useless Shump injured Douglas sucked Baron INJURED, JR SUCKED, the only one who actually did even somewhat of a good job was MIKE BIBBY
You can argue JR is a selfish player i agree he is a selfish player half the time, but this team was pretty unlucky regarding injuries so there's not exactly alot of players to turn to that could help us out. Lets face it Fields cant shoot, Novak couldn't get open, Melo saw double teams left and right, Stat was Stat i mean what other options you got to shoot the ball? or even get to the basket at that?
You need to understand WE simply DO NOT HAVE THE CAP SPACE TO AFFORD PLAYERS THAT WILL MAKE OTHER PLAYERS BETTER UNLESS THE UNION WINS THE LINSANITY RULE AS OF WHERE WE WONT BE BREAKING OUR NECKS TRYING TO RETAIN CERTAIN PLAYERS
do you not realize between AMARE, CHANDLER, AND MELO WE HAVE NO CAP ROOM WHAT AMAZING ROLE PLAYER are you expecting here exactly??? Jason kidd or something? dont count it he wants more $$$ than we can afford to give him
Let me put it this way
IF THE UNION WINS ( we find out the answer July 1st) We are in great shape during free agency maybe we can score these winning role players you desire with a little wiggle room to work with.
IF THE UNION FAILS ( we are F.*cked ) after signing LIN then most likely KEEPING FIELDS we have NO ROOM TO OPERATE HERE, NO ROOM WHAT SO EVER, You'd be lucky enough to even retain NOVAK, where living off vet min players and you know what "ROLE PLAYERS" you get with that (keith bogans, pryzibilla, anthony carter, tj ford, parker) type players not exactly your blow your mind we taking it all this year type role players right? Andre miller, steve nash, Humprhies whatever your thinking about are not coming here for VET MIN.
Sure this is a deeper FA, that dont mean certain players we aim for are eager to play for the knicks does it? not even Vet min players...there are actually a fair decent amount of vet min players out there "patty mills" , Delonte West, Parker, Redd, reggie evans etc etc. How many of these guys lighting it up off the bench who's the x-factor? every team needs a strong bench to excel in the playoffs. Youd have to be a fool to not want JR to OPT in idc if he gets hot or cold, he has way more talent then alot of these vet min FA's.
You cant have "superstars" with a vet min production bench and think your going to win something special unless your name is the MIAMI HEAT. Everyone we had off the bench was worth more than vet min and brung something special to the team minus jared he's a vet min player regardless
Baron- he could of signed else were and picked up more money at the time being, he only took less because cleveland still owes him money( Baron brought leader ship and passing ablities, he really made Novak shine off the bench the way he was able to create)
JR- nowhere near a vet min player could of took the minnesota offer and got like 5mill for the remainder of the seaon (JR was the x factor, when we needed a scoring punch off the bench he delivered (not all the time but he did deliver)
Shump- brilliant for us all season just the type of lockdown defense we need starting or off the bench, he was another reason our bench was so strong
Novak- can easily receive more than vet min this season (the sniper novak his 3 point shooting drained the other teams time after time, he's the guy ol selfish JR looked to get the ball to everytime down the court
Jeffries ( the x-factor to our defense)
Nobody complained about that lineup coming offf the bench, "we mobb deep we got the best bench ever" now due to injuries all of a sudden JR is a Bad guy? lmao wow, this team has proved we can match up with anybody when healthy...... all you neeed is a vet PG off the bench to get everyone there shots and keep everyone in check. Keep the same core we have now and replace BARON WITH ANDRE MILLER and were MOBB DEEP 2.0, smh you guys so quick to turn on a player when things dont go your way.