If the Knicks don’t look like strong contenders by the trade deadline, I would expect either Woodson or J.R. Smith to be the next change for the Grunwald administration.
In the meantime, I like the upgrades this summer. They are upgrades, when you think about the aging Camby, the ineffective Novak, and the retiring sellout Jason Kidd.
Andrea Bargnani will stretch Indiana’s D, and Artest will help stop scorers such as LeBron. Metta World Peace, if he keeps his head on straight with the Mainstream Media Circus looking to feast on his sound bites every night, if he focuses on making the Knicks champions for the first time since 1973, this could be a good thing.
We won 54 games, won the Atlantic, and made it to the second round. We should be focused on going further, keeping people from passing us on that #2 ranking in the east.
Woodson wants to start two point guard again to keep the turnovers for the game down, I think he should go more traditional, be it Shumpert at the two or the rookie at the two. I know Woodson only has a woody for veterans, but playing small ball with Melo at the four isn’t ideal, as melo hurt his shoulder with the excessive banging this post season.
Maybe Hardaway Jr. at the two.
With four or five more spots availible on this roster, could the Knicks still be looking to add a starter to this team?
Prigioni with Felton as the starting back court doesn’t do it against the elite back courts in the east. Need a traditionally sized two in there with Felton, and we know that’s not JR smith’s forte to start.