My expectations for Camby were through the roof! Albeit, i loved the kidd signing and raved about Copeland during the preseason, so i wasen't wrong on everything..lol
i feel like a big reason for the knicks resurgence other than the obvious which is melo being healthy and playing like an mvp, is that woodson opened up the rotation. there was a good chunk of the season where pablo got very few minutes and copeland would often not play at all. the injuries forced his hand to play the bench more and as they produced he began to trust them more. for most of the season i felt like he was playing a lot of guys too many minutes.
i found this pablo highlight that i know NYC will love
Im getting upset now. They better not insult the guy. Come out and offer him the max they can.Dont let him shop around if possible
First off, it's important to note his salary situation. Because Smith has Early Bird Rights, the Knicks can pay him up to 175 percent of this season's salary, which is $2.8 million. That means the Knicks could offer him a contract for next season at about $5 million, and the agreement could be up to four years with standard raises.
However, another team with significant cap space can offer Smith a higher amount than $5.5 million, and the Knicks would be powerless to stop him from leaving. And since he's not restricted, meaning the Knicks have no control over his free agency, they won't be able to match any offer sheets to retain him.
even if he does end up leaving, which i highly doubt... why worry about it now?