Chris Sheridan held a New York Knicks related chat today, and a few interesting things were discussed. Most notably how the team can improve its front court in the immediate future, the future of Mr. Billups, and what’s wrong with Landry Fields. Here are a few excerpts:
On who New York’s starting center will be next year:
A score in the draft, or a healthy Turiaf. Likely the latter, but you never know when/if T.Mozgov 2.0 will be discovered.
On Earl Barron, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, or Josh McRoberts serving as stop gaps:
Earl Barron is a playoff-eligible free agent. Knicks apparently do not want him. I blogged on this a couple nights back. His second 10-day contract with the Bucks expired last Sunday. If Reggie Evans would take a one-year deal, he would be a nice fit. It would force Amare to defend some opposing centers, but it would take the rebounding onus off of Amare and Carmelo. Hump has earned a multi-year deal with the eason he has had. He is worthy of consideration for Most Improved Player. He won’t do a one-year deal. McBob is not a center, would be another Derrick Brown.
On whether Chauncey will be back:
I think they will pick up his option and keep him for his leadership skills and his playoff experience. At some point Toney Douglas may even supplant him as the No. 1 point guard next season if Douglas can develop some consistency and Chauncey’s game slips, but the intangibles he brings are worth the extra money, and his also could be traded for a max player if there is another Carmelo-type situation next season where a high-salaried player is available.
The chat’s a pretty good one, and I strongly suggest clicking the link at the top, reading it, and becoming a smarter Knicks fan. May your weekend be a glorious one.