It’s looking like the Knicks are planning to solve their gaping hole at the center position with a band-aid. And not even a really cool, multi-colored awesome one equipped with a totally sweet artistic image. A Kwame Brown type of band-aid. This courtesy of Slam.
Kwame Brown is on their radar after having a serviceable season with Charlotte (7.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 51.7 percent shooting). Michael Jordan’s former No. 1 draft bust is 6-11, 270 pounds and though he has hands of stone, he can defend, rebound and block shots — the only Knicks requirements
While it’s universally agreed that Kwame Brown can’t do anything on offense, I’m not so sure his defense will wow anybody’s pants off, either. It isn’t terrible, but it isn’t the stuff to change a culture. He’s coming off the best season of his career, but don’t let it fool you. Kwame Brown is Kwame Brown. Still, looking on the sunny side, the center position’s a mighty weak one right now; the Heat made it past Chicago’s rough and tough frontline with relative ease. Don’t expect Kwame to be this year’s Tyson Chandler, but he’s already five times better than what we’ve already got. Sign him up if you must. On a one year deal it can’t be a bad move. He’ll be playing for a contract and looking to once again prove everybody wrong.
Other players listed in the article as possibilities are a rag tag grew of beefy veterans and gigantic monsters who’ve never really held down a starting spot before. My favorite of the bunch is New Orleans’ Aaron Gray. He played above and beyond expectations in the first round against Los Angeles, outperforming Andrew Bynum for quarter long stretches. But can he come to New York and be a full time starter? That’s another story.