Originally Posted by STAT1
I actually liked Jamal when he was a Knick but at this point I don't think he's what this team needs. We already have our big shot makers in Melo & STAT, & TD can make shots too at times. What this team needs is better defenders & toughness inside. I'd much rather target a smart & heady vet that brings it on the defensive end of the floor but can still make open shots like a Raja Bell via trade then to sign Jamal Crawford longterm for example if we're going to try & add another G to this roster.
Well I see what your saying but besides Melo tonight, who did we have to step up when Stat was gone?Lets look at our guards off the bench:

Toney Douglas-Had he played well tonight we most likely would have won, instead he made only 4 shots out of 16.

Landry Fields-He has hit more than a wall, he has hit a mountain! This guy should be no more than a bench energy guard like Turiaf is for the PF/C position.

Bill Walker-0-11 nuff said...

Roger Mason-Guy doesn't even play and when he did he airballed a wideopen three in a crucial moment.

Out of these guys who can we rely on consistently? We don't really have a 6th man. Every great team has one, LA has L.O., Boston has Big Baby, Miami has Mike Miller, Chicago has Korver, Dallas has Terry when Caron was healthy, etc. If we got Crawford for cheap we wouldn't have to worry about getting some production off our bench because he would bring instant offense and decent 'D'.

Oh, and BTW Raja Bell is washed up. If anyone I'd go after Matt Barnes. Plays 'D', can shoot the 3, and is crazy which every title team needs.