During the regular season Kurt Thomas > Sheed
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
Only time will tell how it plays out
During the regular season Kurt Thomas > Sheed
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.
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.
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.
Yeah our core is still on the young side so its not a fair statement to say we are the oldest in nba history..
If people wanna talk about whos Old it should be the Lakers. Everyone on that starting team other than Dwight is over 30 and well past their primes
However the only thing that worries me is that if we have any injuries to our starters our age could really start to show. I think we really could have used maybe one or two more young athletic forwards
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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.
Shump (can hit)
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.
We should be fine this season, but we are not going to get younger for at least three seasons. Camby and Kidd have three year contracts. We do have a 1st round draft pick this year -2013, but not 2014, and hopefully this year's will be very late in Round 1.
It is a shame that our only truly promising non-veteran is Shumpert. I count Felton, JR and Novak veterans. I do not count White, Shurna, or Copeland as particularly promising. Shumpert will learn an awful lot from the players who have already had stellar careers.
When a player like Novak or Kapono is subbed into the game the opposing team knows to attack that player over and over again. So having multiple shooting specialist on this team hurts rather then helps. Defenders and athletes who are capable of hitting the 3 is much more valuable.
I see them both retiring after next seaon.
Plus in three years from now we'll have only like 12 million committed to payroll, we'll have a first rounder that off season so I can live with being an older team til then
I mean unlike the Isiah years when it was years of losing and watching the payroll increase each year with no end in sight, we are actually a good team that has a solid rebuilding plan if we don't win a title in the near future.