Josh Howard >>>> Sean Williams
Sean Williams is one of those Anthony Randolph type guys with potential,
who has never progressed beyond that. At least Ant-man came out of his
anthill last year for Minny during Love's breakdown. but Williams? meh!
that video is the most i've seen him do in years, and that was during garbage
time... don't mean sheeit.
Josh Howard was a VERY good player for years in Dallas, got hurt, and finally
got a chance in Utah, where he was hurting for a large portion of the season.
A healthy Howard can be a boon to the NYK bench, a quality player with skills
to score, defend and rebound.
Other than KMart, who has a bad attitude anyway, Amundsen, who wants too
much money, and Birdman, whose mind has flown the coop, I'd say Howard
is by far, the best man for the money Knicks have to offer.
GO GET HIM, GRUNWALDO!!
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a one-year, minimum deal with Andray Blatche.
Blatche was waived by the Washington Wizards via the amnesty clause in July.
Blatche told HoopsWorld on Wednesday that he had hoped to sign a contract within the next few days.
Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports
True, but I still think it's a higher risk than most people think. No real leaders in the front court to show him the way.
Plus I don't think Blatche understands he is on his last straw and needs to bring it, and will be pissed at the amount of time he gets.
Evans & KMART were feuding over playing time behind Griffin so how do you think him and Blatche are going to be behing Hump & Tele.
May amount to nothing but has the possibilty to blow up too.
I find it troubling that we sign Chris Smith and players with far more potential -- Greene (Donte) and Blatche -- apparently talk only with the Nets.
Blatche will probably get time at center as well. Plus ESPN is reporting it's unguaranteed. Some times the agents are leading the player to teams, making calls, etc. Players coming off fat deals with no contract in hand, is probably looking for opportunity to play and work their way into another contract.
I still think we need another big (preferably one who can score) ahead of another guard..5 Guys I like for that final spot (assuming Copeland makes it and Smith doesn't):
1 - DJ White - Perfect fit behind Amar'e. Will he settle for a vet. minimum deal? That's the question. Up to now, he appears against it, but as training camp draws closer, maybe.
2 - Donte Greene - Looks like the Nets got cold feet after he hurt his ankle. This is where we should come in and pounce. Go get him now while he's hurt and agree to let him take his time and rehab (Brian Cashman of the Yankees makes moves like this every so often to great effect -- Jon Lieber, David Aardsma, etc). We should always be thinking a few steps ahead of the competition...When he's ready, it'd be like picking up a free 1st round pick out of nowhere. The man's got some real potent offensive skills. I know he's more of a SF but at 6'10 or so, he's got enough size to backup Amar'e and Melo.
3 - Marcus Cousin - I've been saying it for 2 yrs now at least -- this guy's the best big man out there no one seems to believe in or care about. Real solid all-around skills. At the very least , he's on par with fellow young centers Jerome Jordan & Keith Benson. I think this guy's actually much better and more NBA-ready than those two. One of the best jumpshooting big men I've ever seen. Dude's 6'11" 255, shoots like a guard, has good post moves, rebounds well, runs the floor and he's capable of blocking a shot. Better than half the bigs on NBA rosters right now imo. DraftExpress compared him to Earl Barron a couple of yrs ago in their writeup...Good comparison. To me he's a mixture of Al Horford/Jordan Hill/Channing Frye (Woody had Horford in Atlanta -- I think he would really like Cousin). All this kid needs is a chance. Without question he's good enough to be a rotation player in the NBA for some team.
4 - Sean Williams - I think he's matured from his days at BC/NJ with stints in the NBDL & in Israel where he played well. Hey, even if for that additional shot-blocking element alone. Chandler, Camby and then this guy -- that'd be an incredible defensive presence protecting the rim. Mobb deep with the shot-blocking.
5 - Michael Loyd Jr. - Former BYU/Midwestern State standout. I see we're set to bring in GW's Tony Taylor Jr. again for a 2nd workout. He looks good but I don't think he's as good as Loyd. This guy's the best under-the-radar PG out there if you ask me (Cousin & Loyd might be the 2 best under-the-radar players out there period). 6'1", lightning-quick, excellent penetator, tight handle, can distribute, quality shooter from deep and he can play D. Everything you could possibly want in a young PG. Tremendous talent. If they really want a young, talented understudy PG to groom and bring along slowly, this would be my choice. Youtube him and tell me he doesn't remind you of Darren Collison. Better I think...Remember the name -- whoever winds up giving this guy a shot in the NBA won't be sorry.
Last edited by finestrg; Sep 06, 2012 at 20:50.
chris smith signing was just for training camp, anything after that isnt guaranteed unless he turns some heads
signed and kept, and how many have they let go or traded away to save cap
space or dealt for 1 big player?
lameness comes from the top, the silver-spoon fed Jimmy Dolan and his clueless peons.
Knicks F.O. would rather sign a Grant Hill than a young unproven player with potential.
whatevs. finestrong needs to take Grunwaldo's place.