If we trade Chandler, we get WORSE defensively. He's the only guy that plays defense on the Knicks. How many blocks he got last season? More than Lee and Curry's got in their careers combined? Plus, who are we gonna get offense from when Wilson gets traded? Nate? He's not staying. Lee? Not staying. Harrington? (OK, he can help, but Wilson is better) Hughes?! Ricky Rubio? Um, no. NEED NEED NEED Wilson.
i like the direction were going in right now. were getting more defensive and our offense is still getting better.
Hill- great 2-way addition,plays defense and blocks tons of shots, and his offense is reminiscent of amar'e.
Douglas- reminds me of a barbosa type player on offense but with more defensive i.q and a lockdown defender.
Chandler- we all know what he can do.
Darko, will help us next year by giving us defense and size in the low post( no homo)
if we could just add defense to our pg and more defense and size to our C we will actually get some defensive stops next year
Chandler is a good player but the key word is good.
I mean if we could get a deal done like: Nate, Lee, and Mobley for Rubio I would jizz in my pants.
But let's keep it real:
The T-Wolves have Love and Al Jefferson so why do they need Lee?
But then again they traded OJ Mayo and drafted 4 PGs
Agreed. Chandler is a very replaceable player. An athletic SG/SF that can't dribble that well, has a streaky jumper, but shows spats of solid play is on every NBA squad.
A guy like Rubio could be a star and our floor general for the next 15+ yrs. I am willing to gamble Wilson Chandler for that. I am sick of this mediocrity
Jordan Hill? Plays defense. Darko? Plays defense. Toney Douglas? Plays defense. If we get Ricky Rubio? Plays defense. Larry Hughes? Plays defense.
So long as we're not throwing defensive paper bags like David Lee, Q-Brick, and Nate out there, we'll be fine. We gave up so many points because David Lee is as effective as a statue on defense (actually if you put a metal statue instead of David Lee I think the opposition would actually have a harder time). Jordan Hill/Darko instead of David Lee is a huge defensive upgrade, as is Toney Douglas instead of Nate Robinson.
Starting lineup without Rubio and Chandler:
PG - Some free agent point guard like Kidd / Duhon
SG - Hughes/Douglas
SF - Gallinari/(I guess Jared Jeffries...)
PF - Harrington/Hill
C - Darko/Gortat
Except for Harrington all of those guys are good defenders. I'm assuming we play Larry Hughes at the 2, of course.
It'd be awesome to keep both but we only need one small forward...
While I agree Chandler is somewhat replaceable he is one of the few above average players on the Knicks. Chandler, Lee, Nate and Harrington imo are the only big keepers. Possibly Wilcox too. Gallo I just haven't seen enough of to decide but he won't be traded anyway.
If we end up moving Lee/Nate I would be quite high on getting Ben Gordon in FA. He's the kind of 2nd option you want on offense for a superstar player. He can really light it up when he gets going, plus hes a decent 2 way player.