there would be no way to sign Iggy unless it was through S&T.
Originally Posted by knicksince 93
yes T.C. has a $14 M for 13-14 but it would still keep us up over the threshold cap wise.
signing Blatche to our MLE would be a raise for him since he only made $2 M last season.
What I would do if I was in Grunny's shoes:
- Trade T.C. in a multiple team trade to acquire a few players.
- Then trade Novak, Camby and OKC 2nd Rounder we got for Brewer to acquire Tyreke Evans.
- Use the trade exception from Brewer to get a PG like Patrick Mills from San Antonio.
- With the Qual. offer to Prigioni, able to re-sign K-Mart to Vet. Min.
- Add a couple of young players to the bench.
Basically having a lineup with Stoudemire as starting center -- the only way he will see any playing time and if he is truly committed to the team he will do whatever it takes to be that center the team needs.
Starting 5: Felton -- Evans -- Shumpert -- Melo -- Stoudemire
Bench: Mills -- J.R. Smith -- Blatche -- Prigioni -- K-Mart -- Thompkins -- Tyler
Leaving the door open to whomever we get from T.C. trade and 24th pick in the draft.
If we can some how acquire Malcolm Lee from Minnesota, he would fit very well in our Bench rotation at SG.
Now we all know that Stoudemire being in the starting role at the beginning of the season would be a P.R. move, doesn't mean he will remain the starter (injury prone) so adding a few big men this off season is a must.
Both Trey Thompkins and Jeremy Tyler are young and athletic players who would give energy to our second line as well much needed height. If they work out could be a huge dividend as they both would be RFA next off season.
With Thompkins he is more of a mid-range shooter who could be our version of Earl Clark from the Lakers.
While Tyler standing nearly 6'11 with a 7'5 wingspan, tipping the scales with a 260+ pound frame that still has plenty of room for improvement, and possessing very good athleticism for a player with those measurements. Both kind of rangy but could be good investments.
This is just my take, Grunny will do something out of the norm. and maybe this is the template he could utilize. We know Melo, Felton & Shumpert are the core of this team. So adding around them is the only way to move forward to continue the success we had this year.