I think Knicks GM Glen Grunwald’s philosophy with this offseason rebuild is this:
The lockout and resultant shortened NBA season will have a fountain of youth effect on quality NBA players otherwise pushing 40.
Jason Kidd obviously has great chemistry with Tyson Chandler having won a ring with Tyson in Dallas. If you substitute Carmelo in for Dirk’s place, (some would argue Carmelo is a better player than Dirk but I’m not going there) we have Shumpert and Amar’e rounding out the starting 5.
The problem is, Felton wants to start and perhaps should start since he is younger and less of a defensive liability.
It is up to Knicks head coach Mike Woodson to figure out the chemistry and lineup changes.
I for one think Camby will play a big role and possibly steal some of Stoudemire’s minutes-if Amar’e is unable to return to the golden form he displayed during his first year in New York.
When it comes to Amar’e, there are people betting against him, just listen to one nationally televised Knicks game with Steve Kerr as an announcer and he’ll probably mention Amar’e’s insurance issues 10 times.
It was a crapshoot to build the roster this way by sending away the youth (Lin and Landry) but the CAA have Dolan’s ear and are promising CP3 will be delivered next year. Dolan is definitely a CAA controlled entity so time will tell.
If you check out the links in the last post the Knicks are currently predicted 7th by ESPN.
This just in: the Nets owner called James Dolan “that little man.”