Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:51 pm
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metswiki wrote:I'm pretty optimistic.
I think Felton, JR, Shump, Melo, Chandler is a very strong top 5. I think MWP, K-Mart, Bargnani, Udrih, Prigioni, Amare is a strong deep bench both offensively and defensively. I think Hardaway Jr/Leslie/kinda-Tyler is a great offseason/draft haul for a playoff team with one pick. I think that Diogu, Murry and Aldrich are kind of interesting camp filler.
I'm looking for Shump to have a breakout year. I expect a full healthy monster season from Chandler. I expect Bargnani/MWP/Udrih to make more out of Novak/Copeland/Kidd's minutes than those three admittedly likable guys made from them last year.
My biggest area of concern is on the boards. I'd be looking to swap offensive minded two-guard depth for a strong young 6-9+ rebounding machine who can play team defense and cleanup the offensive glass. Subsequently, I'm hoping for strong starts from Shump and THJ while JR rehabs/serves suspension.
I like Mike Woodson a lot. I thought he got outcoached by Voguel last year and Thibodeau is a strong coach as well. I'm not sure I give us a coaching advantage in either of those series in the future. I like our team character under Woody. I think he's creative and coaches to his players, but I wasn't wowed by his masterful play calling in the Pacers series.
I'm disappointed about the timing of the GM change just because you don't like the season starting with unnecessary drama. I hope it turns out that Grunwald has some personal reason for wanting to take a less public role in the short term, and the Knicks are accommodating him. That would make me happy.
I'm not worried about Melo leaving.
I like our contract situation for the future, and our team for this year.
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:12 pm
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Metro2007 wrote:15th man will almost certainly be Aldrich
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:02 pm
metswiki wrote:Metro2007 wrote:15th man will almost certainly be Aldrich
yeah, I'm resigned to that. It could be worse.
I don't know that he fills the need, though. It's an answer for boxing out the David West/Carlos Boozer type guy the Knicks lack, IMO. I think the biggest area of need to address is some beef that can wrestle with those two guys and take some of the onus off of Melo and MWP to do that.
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:24 pm