Biyombo signed with the Raps for 2yr/6M. The type of guy I would have considered instead of Williams for less money allowing you to stretch the remaining cap to get a Shved or JSmith to return. I have no idea why the Knicks were compelled to pull the trigger on Williams so soon, I doubt if teams were all over him like LMA or DJ that it couldn't have waited a week to sign him.With Lopez, Afflalo and Williams we have only 3 mil left in cap space plus a 2.8 mil mid level exception.
Most of our bench will be very young and inexperienced with Grant, Galloway, Porzingis, Libyrie, Antentokoumpo, Early, Ledo, etc. All of these guys a best have only one season under their belt. This is why I think Phil will not trade Calderon and his terrible contract because he is a veteran on a team full of kids.
I think Cole Aldrich was a solid center for us last season. When he played big minutes he really produced and is a legit backup role player in my opinion. We need centers on this team.
We have to bring back Alexey Shved. This guy was the best player we had when Melo went down and we traded Prigioni for him. I think he averaged 16 ppg before getting hurt? Shved is also 6'5 allowing his height to make him play the SG spot. He can play with any PG we have and allow guys like Calderon and Galloway to play more off the ball and spot up since they aren't pure point guards.
Shved has a 4 mil restriction. We could cancel that and resign him to the mid level at 2.8 or give him the rest of the 3 mil instead.
Whatever we do we need a back up center. We can even go after Bismack byombo for cheap..who knows we just need another big.