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    Sheed signing is official and we now have the oldest team in NBA History.

    Now....this "Oldest Team in NBA History" is over exxggeratted because
    1.all of the above 37 year old players were brought in as backup and T.C. is our oldest starter at 30

    2. 2 of the plus 36 year old players are not expected to play (Pablo P. and Kurt) so that sway's the statistic....in theory we could dead the statistic by just cutting KurThomas and signing one of the 3 rookies working out!


    Anyways.....so The Knicks plan is embraced by Knick fans and mocked by everyone else (what else is new) but at the end of the day it will have proven to be an affective method or a bust.

    I think bringing in former All Stars as role players is brilliant. I thought it was a smart move for Boston to have added Sam Cassell (39 years old) when they won The NBA Championship. It was smart of for Mia. to have added Gary Payton when they won their first NBA Championship.



    Karl Malone was 40 when The Lakers signed him (and 36 year old Payton)




    Ron Harper won his first NBA Championship as a Bulls PG at 35 and last w/ Lakers at 38







    David Robinson won his last Championship at 37

    Older players are the perfect role players in my opinion


    See there is a lot more balance with age than people think.....see for every over 37 player actually expected to play there is a young player playing in front of them who is expected to do the leg work

    Kidd/Felton
    Camby/Tyson
    Sheed/Stat

    Only time will tell how it plays out

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    During the regular season Kurt Thomas > Sheed

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    I don't see the age of the team as a problem because we're not asking old guys to come in and drop 30 points a game, we're just asking them to be role players, to come in and fill the little holes we need to patch up and that's what they're supposed to do and that's what they're more than able to do with their experience.

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    I really liked this offseason, can anyone think of a major hole in our roster? Team chemistry will be a solid issue this year but we have 3 capable point guards who will mesh well with the roster.

    Instead of going for home runs, we patched every hole in the roster, and when 100% healthy, have exceptional depth at the 1,2 and 5. Not to mention 2 capable small forwards and a solid PF rotation.

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    Originally Posted by 21 Shump Street
    I really liked this offseason, can anyone think of a major hole in our roster? Team chemistry will be a solid issue this year but we have 3 capable point guards who will mesh well with the roster.

    Instead of going for home runs, we patched every hole in the roster, and when 100% healthy, have exceptional depth at the 1,2 and 5. Not to mention 2 capable small forwards and a solid PF rotation.
    we need another knock down shooter with consistency, thats about it

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    Brilliant thread! Love it.

    I think one thing to consider with the listed role players is that they all came in to well founded systems, none of which had any real question marks regarding the roles and impact of its individuals. David Robinson still was basically the founding stone of SA's system and was just replaced by Duncan.

    Harper, Payton, Cassell were all brought in to previously established systems, while the Knicks are still kind of stuck in purgatory with their 2 highest payed players. Add to that new players at the point (pivotal position), trying to get STAT and Melo working after a dismal season together last year, as well. I think there's going to have to be some real baby steps for this time in some areas.

    Still, I love the thread! Gotta love thinking outside of the box.

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    Originally Posted by 21 Shump Street
    I really liked this offseason, can anyone think of a major hole in our roster? Team chemistry will be a solid issue this year but we have 3 capable point guards who will mesh well with the roster.

    Instead of going for home runs, we patched every hole in the roster, and when 100% healthy, have exceptional depth at the 1,2 and 5. Not to mention 2 capable small forwards and a solid PF rotation.
    YES ......we do not have a solid consistant knock down 2 guard....
    With that said I like the roster...
    But to me thats our weakness.

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    YES ......we do not have a solid consistant knock down 2 guard....
    With that said I like the roster...
    But to me thats our weakness.
    No more 2 guards!!

    We already have 3 when at full strength so another 2 guard would get NOOO burn at all after the first week or so. Brewer is not far from coming back and Dantoni got us in this mindset that we need so many shooters.

    We have enough 3 pt threats and 1 assassin.

    Melo
    Jr.
    Kidd
    Felton
    Novak
    Shump (can hit)
    Sheed

    Come the playoffs its all about getting easy shots inside anyway so why waste another spot on a guy getting no burn.
    Last edited by MSGhobo247; Oct 04, 2012 at 16:15.

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