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    Default What a missed opportunity this season was - having the bigs, playing small

    First off, I'm not one to think bigger means better. Chuck Hayes is 6'6" and can get the job done at center. When you have the bigs to get it done defensively though, and you don't go all out with it, you're doing it wrong.

    Before the season started I was amazed the Knicks had Chandler AND Camby. Kurt Thomas and Sheed? WTF? AWESOME. I know there were injuries, and some that may have been worse than let on, but Woodson did not seem to want to take full advantage of this. If he wanted to have a three guard rotation, fine, but have there being a bunch of playing time in which Camby and Chandler play together. Camby is a shot blocking and rebounding machine. At least he tried Martin and Chandler in the Playoffs.

    This team also had players who could drive the basketball, shoot, pass, it was a mix of EVERYTHING.

    What are the chances of the Knicks EVER having this many well above average bigs on a team? Highly unlikely even if you had the most money to spend in the league and were shooting to spend only big contracts on big men.

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    We need to sign Kirilenko(defense, passing, all around SF/PF that would fit perfect next to Melo), Splitter(defense, all around big man), or Hickson (rebounds) or Dalembert (size, shot blocking)

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    Dalembert is 32 Kirilenko also they arent anymore in their prime.


    but sure Dirk can help

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    Camby was the surprise of the entire series, given the need for bigs, I mean it was big getting him, but to not play him...especially when Sheed retired.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    We need to sign Kirilenko(defense, passing, all around SF/PF that would fit perfect next to Melo), Splitter(defense, all around big man), or Hickson (rebounds) or Dalembert (size, shot blocking)
    Kirilenko is not a free agent he has 1 more year. Hickson is coming off a 2.3 million dollar deal and Dalembert pulled in about 7 million, so I mean you can sign all the bigs you want, but is Woodson going to play him/them? We were sitting on Camby when there was a cry for size. I look at Melo at the 4 and that was a huge problem against Indy. Do we go with a more traditional lineup, with Shump moving to 2 guard, and starting Felton. Do you count on Amare? Do you sign KMart? Knicks have 1 MLE to work with, and seems like that's going to JR.

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