Randolph...have him at C and Lee at PF and we should do good on the boards.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo should be our starting center
I say Zach Randolph, because he can rebound, post up, and knock down the jumper. He's also overweight, and that can help him muscle his way down low.
I would put David Lee at power forward, because he can rebound, he has an inside game, and his jump shot has improved. He's not that heavy, so he would probably have trouble posting up centers. I see Lee most effective at the 4. He could easily average 15 and 10, as a starting power forward.
I would put Curry on the inactive list and use Jeffries as a backup center.
This is the starting lineup I would use next year:
PG Marbury SG Crawford* SF Chandler PF Lee C Randolph
*If Fred Jones gets re-signed, I would put him as a starter, because he plays defense.
Lee makes more sense as our center then pf. Bottom line is we need rebounding from the center position...not necessarily offense. Lee gets up and down the court better then randolph so that makes him the best option. Curry would be the worst option because hes not a good rebounder.
put randolphh at center
lee as pf
gallo as sf
crawford as sg
marbury as pg
GET RID OF CURRY!!!!!
Curry should be the starting center, at least at the beginning. He will have to run so hard that it might embarass him into getting into shape for once in his life. Or perhaps he will get so tired that he will wish it were the 2009 season when he can exercise his option and opt to become a free agent.
If Randolph is here he will start though. Big money assures your the spot. NBA politics. Same goes for Curry, not so much because of the money beacuse as far as money goes his money isn't obsurd he hasn't earned it but if he stayed the course of two years ago and averaged those stats his contract would be considered pretty fair.
I'm ready for Metro's posts of people shaking there head no and all that over used stuff but if Curry plays next to Lee or Gallinari he's going to have a decent season. Atleast on the offensive end. I'd say something like 18ppg and 5rpg. Nothing spectacular but servicable when for the time being.
If you really want Curry gone you should want him to have a huge season. Like a 20ppg 8rpg. That way his trade stock skyrockets, or he's stupid enough to use his opt out clause.
Inflated stats by the system my man. I'm not going to look up the numbers because i don't really care that much. But i'm guessing the Knicks as a team averaged in the mid 90s in ppg. If in fact we do play this Suns like style we'll probably average in the low 100's. That means more gimme baskets and dunks for Curry.
Trust me i'm well aware Curry is mediocre at best, but he was fat when he scored 19 ppg. Not like he was in shape that season. Only thing that really changed was Zach Randolph being on the roster and it changed what little offensive continuity we had. Fyre was a average player but he could play the high post and didn't demand the ball, so it cleared out for Curry. It almost seemed like last season Curry and Zach were battling themselves for stats not trying to play as a team. We all know Lee is a team guy, it seems like Gallinari is a team guy. So without Randolph Curry would improve (not by a lot but by alittle). Also if you have a lineup out there of something like Duhon, Crawford, Chandler, and Gallinari the court is spread so far that Curry can play one on one, and he's body mass alone makes it tough for centers to guard him, especially since the NBA has no centers anymore.
Dont' get me wrong, I ain't a Curry adovocate and i don't even want him playing more then around 28 mpg, but there is a place for him on this team, I also have no problem trading him, but in reality Randolph is much more likely to go (he has much great ability, much greater value to other teams, and it helps us a ton cause his contract is massive). If in fact we do trade Randolph you have to have atleast one guy on the Roster who has a post game, Curry's ain't great but in limited use he still can score points.
Its not like i'm saying lock him up for 10 years, he's just a stop gap until we can actually land a legit big man through a trade or draft.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
So, if Zach is traded, and it looks like Donnie is trying too (more than Curry), what about Lee as the starting Center?
(bench: nate, q. rich, jefferies, curry)
According to the rumors, it looks like Zach and Marbury will be gone by the time the season starts.
Curry is going to die of an heart attack if he goes by GetReal's unrealstic method of playing him full time so he can average 20 and 8 for trade value.
If Shaq can't fit in D'Antoni's system, what makes you think Curry can?
Way too up tempo for Curry.
Even Isiah's slow circus offense was too fast for Curry, every had to wait mad seconds for him to get in position. Remember all the violations and turnovers we had just trying to set Curry up? Add that with all the offensive fouls he forced.
Curry is hopeless and a mess. He was traded for our future.
This roster could have Noah and Alrdige right, two guys who would fit perfectly in this system.
Could of been our future.
Isiah ruined it.
Lee should play center. Best rebounder @ the position, best FG% shooter, can run the floor, outlet pass, smart offensively, and very crafty.