The 2015 FA bigmen do not want to sign with the Knicks to replace Tyson Chandler, Amare, Camby, Kenyon Martin, Kurt Thomas, and Dalembert as the Knicks "Starter-Center" with Carmelo Anthony at the 4 spot.
The truth is out .. free agents Greg Monroe, LaMarcus Aldridge, and David West refuse the Knicks BIG pay-day when they found out Carmelo Anthony will be playing at the 4 spot for 30 to 40 minutes per game, and the Knicks wanted them to play CENTER.
Why didnt the Knicks "Alzheimer Phil" draft a NCAA bigman "Kaminsky or WSC", the 2 bigmen are one year NBA projects at the 5 spot? This way FA LaMarcus Aldridge wouldve had more interest in signing with the Knicks having a young NBA ready big in the rotation. Which wouldve gave the Knicks leverage to offer Robin Lopez his actual NBA worth a 2 yr $14M contract as a PF/C role-player.
Robin Lopez performance is great as a 24 minute PF "4 spot"
As weak as the NBA has become Rubin Lopez has never shown domination at the 5 spot.
The first day of the NBA Summer League Games players "Kaminsky and Winslow" showed they are a TOP-3 pick.
Winslow will be a NBA All-Star in 3 to 4 years! Wise wise Pat Riley .. Dum-Dum Phil Jackson!!!
The Nuggets ex-coach Karl forced Melo to stay at the 3 spot in Denver, rotating Camby/Nene/and Kenyon Martin at the 4 n 5 spot to have success.
Melo at the 4 spot got the Knicks a 37 win season, and a 17 win season .. I understand why the 2015 FA Bigs stepped back from the Knicks big pay $$$