I've already commented on the Nichols situation in other threads and I have no problems continuing to do so. I agree with Kiyaman in regards to the Knicks keeping Nichols. Though I may differ with him on the role that he would play on the 2007-2008 team. They way I saw it, he would have been the 9th or 10th man off the bench this season, coming into the game to give some much needed scoring or if they were down by a few points coming in and seeing if he could throw down a few threes. Unlike Kiyaman, I do disagree with Nate Robinson's role. That is not to say I have not been impressed by Nate in the summer or during this Preseason, but in all honesty, can you say Nate Robinson and Crawford are not the same type of player? and with that said, given how Crawford ended his last season and how Nate is doing so far this season, do you think Nate is really doing better than Crawford? It is for this reason why i'm not high on Nate, for the reason that he does not address the NEED that the Knicks have. Nichols on the other hand did.
I would also like to say, Zeke needs to get off his own Dick in regards to Jones. Listen, I know we don't see practice and all that, but from the games that all of us did see, from this preseason and from the summer league. Can one honestly say that D-Nich could not play defense? Can anyone honestly say he did not have a better offensive game than Jones? It is those two criteria and others why I believe Nichols should still be on the team, and personally, I think @ this point, he has shown more than Chandler.
Nichols was a second round pick, last years 42nd overall pick was second round pick Daniel Gibson, he was paid a little over 400,000. That would mean, Nichols would have gotten around or below that number, clearly not enough to break the bank that is MSG. Q-Rich & Robinson are arguably the Knicks best 3 shooters, but no one would confuse them as natural shooters like Houston, Ray Allen or folks like that Nichols had that ability. In a few years, I can only hope that this decision doesn't come back to haunt us.