I'd also continue to work the vet min. angle with DJ White's agent. Don't give up on that Glen!
Last edited by finestrg; Sep 13, 2012 at 20:27.
Chandler/Camby/Stoudemire will all play Center
Stoudemire/Anthony/Novak will all play the 4
Anthony/Brewer/Smith/Novak/Shumpert will all play the 3
Shumpert/Brewer/Smith/Kidd will all play the 2
Felton/Kidd/Prigioni/Shumpert/Smith will all play the 1 at times
I would add Malcolm Thomas as our new Jeffries or our version of Taj Gibson and keep it moving
I like the Taj Gibson comparison for Malcolm Thomas btw. Good call. Taj might be a little taller but they're similar players..Could turn out to be similar pros.
Last edited by finestrg; Sep 13, 2012 at 21:29.
Malcolm Thomas and Taj Gibson seem like clones to be honest I think thats why Chicago, who loved him, didnt sign him. Both about 6'9 225, energy bigs, Gibson has a better J but MT when he finds a home could develop his game I think thats the biggest thing for guys, getting that guarantee and getting comfortable and getting better every day. Look at Novak finding a home and enhancing his game, Thomas could be our new Jeffries but WAY BETTER
If all goes as planned, the New York Knicks will have a frontcourt full of “Dream Shakers.”
Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest players in NBA history and the architect of the legendary “Dream Shake” post move, will spend several days next week training some of their players at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Olajuwon, who will fly from his home in Texas, said he expects to work out with Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby.
via Chris Broussard of ESPN
McGrady or KMart sign already...
Lets get this #RING #Championship
I say go get him. If he makes waves, cut him loose. I don't think he would though (was Baron Davis a good little soldier last yr? Yes he was -- even earned himself a job within the organization in some capacity based on that professionalism). I think McGrady would help out a lot, esp. in the beginning. Getting off to a good start is imperative. T-Mac might also feel he's got some unfinished business here in NY. I really like the fit. Believe me, if Tracy didn't see opportunity here he wouldn't be working out for us. And if the Knicks didn't feel he's got something left to offer, they wouldn't have brought him in for a look. I could see him coming in, starting with the 1st unit (where JR comes off the bench in a role he's comfortable with---JR's been endorsing this move in the papers the past couple of days btw), playing well and never looking back. And if something unforseen happens (Tracy gets hurt or doesn't play as well as expected, JR gets hurt, etc.) then we'll have options with Brewer once he's back & then with Shump further down the line. This is said to be a "make-good" contract offer for T-Mac (in addition to knowing the roster, Tracy also knows that we can only offer the vet min. which doesn't appear to be a problem unlike with this dude K-Mart)...I feel there's a good chance that he'll do exactly that. Make good. He did for the Hawks last yr...No brainer for me. Get it done. He'd be a nice addition here.
Last edited by finestrg; Sep 14, 2012 at 15:01.
So we gotta be the front runners for KMart at this point. He has said he wants to go some where he is going to be able to play
Clippers are no longer an option w/ Odom there now
Mia. is not making a strong push anymore plus they have Bosh and Haslem plus Lebron will play some 4
Nets have Humphries Blatche & Evans (whom he did not get along w in LA)
Lakers have Hill and Gasol
Dallas would make sense but Cuban screamed on his mom so that isn't happening
Now he says he won't take vet minimum yet there is not much more out there for him unless he goes to a rebuilding situation. And even then who knows how much those teams are willing to invest in him.
Boston is a possibility too....but I see his relationship w Knick players (Melo,JR,Kidd,Camby and Felton) being the X factor in that race...plus they too have a few PF's in KG,Bass and Wilcox
I respect K Mart for not jumping on a vet minimum deal but w/ 2 weeks to go before camp he really does not have much choice.
My push to him if I'm Glen Grunwald would be to tell him to look at Novak who took a vet minimum deal and flipped it into something nice.
Give it another week then come to NY KMart!!!
opening night bench!!!!
Give him a vet minimum deal with a 1 million dollar opening night roster bonus so he can shut the **** up
these players are bitches sometimes
come to New York or go to Charlotte
Exactly!!!! read a report that he may hold out til mid season for more money
Which means he and his agent are not being wise
1.his chances of getting signed diminisihes once the season starts.
2. lets say he holds out til after January and gets what he wants 3 million with it being pro-rated he basically signed for the vet min