with the heat signing Ray Allen it looks like Camby is coming our way....
Lets assume shump is out till December....
we need a 2 guard badly...unless Kidd and Lin play together....but JR and MELO should never be on the court together
We are going to use the mid level and our s&t options on Kidd and Camby, most likely, unless Camby doesn't sign with us. Assuming he does, we have to use the veteran's minimum
SGs to use vet minimum on....
Michael Redd (would be a steal at vet min)
Von Wafer (former Knick)
Morris Almond (former Knick summer league player)
Marc Berman Told #Knicks can't do 2 sign-and-trades, for Kidd/Camby. Kidd would take $3.09M midlevel if #Knicks can accomplish S&T with Camby. Shotblocking center visits Miami this weekend, then meets with Knick brass but not in NYC. Very possible in Vegas where assistant GM Allan Houston, Mike Woodson are for U.S. Olympic Team practices and summer league starting soon. Meanwhile, PG Prigioni still on radar and club trying to figure way to get him more than minimum.
The Rockets are open to a sign-and-trade with the Heat for free agent Marcus Camby.
The Heat have only the veteran minimum to work with right now, but could conceivably send back a combination of players, picks, and cash to Houston and offer Camby a salary that he'll deem acceptable. Shane Battier and Joel Anthony's names have been kicked around as possible assets to send back to Houston, but nothing substantive has come out on that front.
Source: Chris Tomasson on Twitter
OK, so now the Suns pulled qualifying offer to Aaron Brooks making him an unrestricted free agent. now Bayless and Brooks are available, will the Knicks F.O. make a play for either one? either could be EXCELLENT SG and bench backups to LIN, JR, etc. both are better than White James i'm sure...
Camby cancels his meeting with the heat, sounds like a good sign for us. he wants to be back in NY and get some of that 99' magic back haha. He'd be terrific coming in with the second unit and continue to set the tone defensively. Hopefully well walk away from tomorrows meeting with another knick,
after Camby we re-up with Smith and Novak and were looking pretty good. **didnt mention Lin cause he's pretty much resigned
We should use the biannual on Prigioni or a 2 guard that can hit an open outside shot to spread the floor.
If we do a sign and trade for Camby, we would probably lose Jordan and/or Harrelson so we should resign Jeffries to the vet minimum
Trading Gadzuric, Douglas, Harrelson and Jordan leaves one more roster spot open...most likely we would sign someone at the vet minimum like Shawne Williams or just fill it out with someone that will never get minutes so when Shump returns no hard feelings.
...Let's try to round out the order again lol
12 man- Shawne Williams at vet min to fill out roster?
The Heat defeated both the Knicks and the Thunder in 5 games, beating the Thunder 4 in a row
The Thunder were at full force, no injuries, everyone healthy, lots of chemistry
The Knicks had pretty much nobody, starting and back up PG hurt, Starting Center with the flu, Starting PF made stupid choice, best perimeter defender down in game 1, best player tripled team, best 3 point shooter isolated
yet both teams only managed to win 1 game against the champs
So you're saying
With a full training camp and a head coach who fits our personnel
cant push the Heat to the limit
Most would not say that yet they lost in 5 games. Thunder just didn't have Harden step up and they missed open outside shots. Plus Heat had guys like Battier and Miller knocking down a million shots.
The Knicks lost in 5 games with Lin out the whole series, Tyson sick in game 1, Amare out in game 3 and no legit PG that could penetrate any opposing teams defense...keep all of that in mind.
I'm hoping to try and swing a trade for Tayshaun Prince
Problem is it means losing out on Camby
Kidd gets the MLE
use the scrub package Douglas, Gadzuric, Jordan, Harrellson and some cash plus a pick for Prince, this guarantees Detroit major cap room in 2013 after using the amnesty clause on Villanueva
We can then sign Jared Jeffries back and use the bi annual exception on Kenyon Martin and a vet minimum salary for Daniel Orton a guy who could learn from Chandler after getting no shot in Orlando
Then re-signing JR and Novak probably bringing on Junior Junior Swish as our 3rd PG gives us a very good roster
Prince could act as our Battier
Martin as our Haslem
2 guys who add to our already solid defense pushing us into elite category