With both Rasheed Wallace and Amar’e Stoudemire currently out of the lineup, the New York Knicks frontcourt depth is as thin as it gets.
Even with Kenyon Martin stepping in to fill the role formerly filled by Wallace, the Knicks need to find a way to address that problem for the stretch run.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has hinted at a potential roster move upcoming, telling Newsday’s Al Iannazzone that he will talk to general manager Glen Grunwald after this five-game trip “and start assessing” their options.
“I think we have until the latter part of March to make some decisions,” Woodson also said.
The interesting part of any roster move is that Woodson also noted that any move the Knicks would contemplate making wouldn’t be at the expense at releasing Wallace.
Being at the current maximum of 15 contracts, the Knicks would have to cut a player and eat their salary in order to add a player.
With Martin starting to play more minutes, it is all but assured that he will be re-signed for the remainder of the season when his second 10-day contract expires on Thursday.
That would really leave only Wallace, but Woodson has been adamant that the Knicks won’t consider waiving Wallace.
The only other option could be James White, but it makes very little sense to waive a healthy player and eat his contract.
As far as adding a player, there isn’t much out there to get excited about.
The Knicks have been linked to Lou Amundson for some time now, but he was just signed by the New Orleans Hornets.
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