Recent reports around the NBA suggest Walsh still wants to add a point guard before the NBA trade deadline and a surprising player was mentioned recently and his name is Luke Ridnour.
The interesting note about this is Ridnour is currently fighting for playing time against the player Walsh should have drafted all along last summer, Brandon Jennings.
Ridnour is having a very nice season, but overall his tenure in Milwaukee has been disappointing to say the least. Ridnour was an excellent piece in Seattle when he played alongside Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, but without any help Ridnour’s play has certainly taken a huge step back.
If Walsh does the impossible and can convince the Bucks to take either Jared Jeffries or Eddy Curry in the deal then Walsh will put the Knicks in the best position possible for this summer.
I guess I should also note that if the Knicks don’t move Jeffries or Curry before the deadline then it will be financially impossible to sign two big name free agents this summer. As it stands now we can land LeBron or Wade, but unless Jeffries and Curry are moved we won’t have the funds to make a big enough splash to turn us into contenders.
But back to Ridnour, the kid plays the point guard position like D’Antoni wants it to be played. Ridnour is averaging 11/4 this season, but in D’Antoni’s system his numbers would certainly go up and could be a 18/10 player if we can add some better scoring pieces around him. Ridnour doesn’t turn the ball over, and is an excellent 3 point shooter for a point guard. A Ridnour/Duhon combination would be vital in regards to the second half of the season and certainly help us in our playoff push.