Ok, so looking at the knicks needs, outside of the obvious need for a 2nd legitimate superstar scoring option *cough*MELO*cough* we need two things. a Big that can run the floor, space well, defend and rebound and a back up PG option to lead the second unit and give Felton (or billuos) a rest.
Now there are a lot of guards in the league and not all of them are built to run in this system. As we are also looking at staying flexible in terms of the cap, we are looking for a relatively cheap option.
I think the best case scenario for the Knicks was TD getting it. But it appears he is much more of a combo guard option leaning more on the SG side of things.
Who else is out there that falls into our niche? a cheap servicable back up PG that isn't going to mess with the chemistry or the offensive flow, preferably an above average perimeter defender.
I have heard Chris Poohon's name thrown out there. I don't like this option for a few reasons. 1. he gets paid more then he deserves. 2. His individual play and decision making is questionable (not good for a pg) 3. he knows the system but was really only able to get anything going with D.Lee if we want a 2nd unit leader it should be someone who can get wing players involved more. 4. he is turnover prone.
So can someone else provide me with some players to watch out for? I know houston has a few guard that i'd like, but outside of that i'm drawing a blank. thoughts?
For this season Antonio Daniels might be a decent option, he's playing in the D Leagues putting up good #'s we could easily sign him on a minimum contract.
For this summer, Earl Watson or Carlos Arroyo are options I think we could get either one for a veteran's minimum contract.
Mike D'Antoni trying to coach Allen Iverson. Now that would be worth the price of admission.
Luke Ridnour would be ideal, but he is costly. I'd only make that move if we got Melo and went into all out "contend-mode". I've heard Ramon Sessions name out there. I like him, he is athletic, and is a solid P&R player. Problem is that his shot isn't to hot, and I am pretty sure that he's making the same amount of money as Ridnour.
I like Toney D, but honestly he's a backup combo guard, I've grown tired of trying to watch him be the backup PG. He doesn't even try, he's content with jacking up three pointers like there's no tomorrow.
agreed..... he would be the best player for our coach.... he got a nice handle and he is a true pass first pg.. bad freethrow shooter though... hes good.. just needs minutes... he a lil small....
his perfect back court mate would be td.. but they both are undersized for their positions...
hell no to AI.. he is never healthy anymore.. id rather telfair