Raymond Felton/ Pablo Prigioni
Iman Shumpert/ JR Smith/ Tim Hardaway Jr.
Carmelo/ JR Smith/ Ron Artest
Andrea Bargniani/ Amare Stoudamire
Tyson Chandler/ Jeremy Tyler?
Maybe one yr of Samuel Dalembert? Maybe Chris Wilcox? Kenyon Martin?
Aaron Brooks? I'd actually prefer Kenyon Martin if possible. Martin, Artest bring a bad boys ruff and tough attitude to the scoring talents of JR SMith, Melo, Bargniani, and Hardaway Jr. Prig is that professional leader type, who can hit big shots and make the big pass, and Stat is a wild card, who can help offensivley and rebounding if healthy, and Felton is a widebodied tough PG, who can shoot from deep, and also is to strong for smaller PGs, and Shump si just a all around talent whos not yet at his peak. Chandler is at least big, but is a must to improve if were to take that next step
Chandler, Martin, and Artest on the court at same time is a rugged trio if all are playing to there defensive capabilities.
I like the looks of this team this yr and I think Artest, Bargs, and Hardaway Jr are 3 significant upgrades to the nucleus of Melo, Smith, Prig, Shump, Chandler, Felton, and Stat. Add in Martin or Dalembert for good measure.
it wasn't just about his shot being off either, he stopped driving the lane which is something he was starting to do very well at the end of the season. this is actually encouraging to me because a lot of haters basically said he went back to his old ways of chucking but in reality he was just hurt.
this is epic.. :)
Looks like JR Smiths knee is actually a degenerative knee issue. I know im a DEBBIE DOWNER but no 1 else finds it amazing that this stuff happens constantly to the Knicks. I dont know whats worse they are stupid enough to give 4 years to a guy with degenerative knees orr they didnt know. JR Smith wasnt getting a long term deal from anyone this season.No wonder why he only wanted to stay in NY.Had he gone anywhere else he gets a physical fails and is damaged goods around the NBA
1 thing I will say positive about the Knicks is these young FA's they brought in look like keepers.I hope they learned from their mistakes and include team option 2nd years if they are signed