It appears most likely that the Knicks could acquire Malik Rose sometime in the next week for Dikembe Mutumbo and Cezary Trybanski. After the draft, they could try to acquire Rasheed wallace for Kurt Thomas, Nazr Mohammed, and Othella Harrington. Saying the Knicks trade for Rose, obtain Wallace, and use their MLE the ferocious rebounder (and Harlem native) Etan Thomas, their LLE on Mike Doleac (who wanted to come back to the Knicks after being traded but was claimed by the Nuggets off waivers) and resigned Vin Baker, their lineup in November should look something like this:


PG: Stephon Marbury, Frank Williams
SG: Allan Houston, Shandon Anderson
SF: Tim Thomas, Penny Hardaway
PF: Rasheed Wallace, Mike Sweetney, Malik Rose
C: Etan Thomas, Vin Baker, Mike Doleac

An incredibly weak defensive team but a very potent offensive squad, definitely creating mismatches for the opponent on defense. If the Knicks don't want Etan Thomas, possible MLE signees to take Shandon Anderson's spot at shooting guard would be Stephen Jackson or Brent Barry.


I think this would be a SICK team.