I have been very pleased with the way the Knicks have approached this year’s off-season. I had a feeling they were going to sit back and leap past Free Agency and trades. However, the Knicks traded away Novak, Camby, and a 1st round pick for Andrea Bargnani.
I loved Steve Novak. He was of my favorite players, and his lethal three-point shot was very helpful and productive. I don’t like trading him away. I mean, who cares about Camby? He is really old and almost worthless nowadays.
The 1st round pick could be valuable in years to come, but lets not worry about that now. Bargnani could be good, but I don’t have a good feeling he will fit with Knicks. I was puzzled when they made the trade, but I am leaning towards trusting the Knicks here.
I actually heard the only reason the Knicks got Bargnani was to get back David Lee. This is probably not true, but definitely worth a shot to get David Lee back! He would be great.
As you may probably know, I am a Michigan fan, and I was incredibly happy when the Knicks took Timmy Hardaway Jr. in the draft. He will be a great addition, and a very good player off the bench. He is 6’7” as a shooting guard, which is very good.
Now, I am impressed that the Knicks have still put themselves out there again, this time in an attempt to capture Monta Ellis. He would be great. Now that we took Hardaway, I doubt JR Smith is coming back, unfortunately.
So, Monta Ellis could potentially play point guard. He is a very talented and efficient scorer and can pass the ball as well. He kind of strikes me as a JR Smith type that just hogs the ball… But I actually think he would work well with the Knicks for some reason.
In addition, the Knicks and Nate Robinson have shown mutual interest in reaching a deal, as Nate Robinson has improved himself into an animated scorer with the Bulls. That would be great for us, too!
Picture this… The Knicks lineup next season:
Then you have CJ Leslie, Tim Hardaway, Ray Felton, Andrea Bargnani, maybe Nate Robinson, and Chris Copeland off the bench.
SOLD! Hopefully, I will be seeing this team above in the fall!