Explain this to me like I’m an idiot. You are the New York Knicks, coached by Mike D’Antoni, the mastermind behind the Seven Second or Less offense. Granted, a team run by Chauncey Billups will slightly slow down a fast break to possibly 10-13 seconds or Less, but still. The point is…in a D’Antoni offense you need a point guard!
The Knicks are on the verge of acquiring Tyson Chandler. ESPN.com is reporting that it is 98% sure that Chandler ends up on the Knicks. Financially, this would force the Knicks to either sign and trade or straight up amnesty Billups, who is scheduled to make $14.2 million on the final year of his deal.
The Knicks are hoping that the acquisition of Tyson Chandler will be enough to eventually sign Chris Paul in the summer of 2012. Okay…what about 2011? Is Toney Douglas a starting point guard in this league? Will Jamaal Tinsely or T.J. Ford?
Thinking ahead here…are the Knicks crafty enough to include Amare in trade scenarios involving CP3 before this season?? The Knicks may have to take additional salary off the Hornets hands (Ariza 3yrs, $21.8mil)/Okafor 3yrs $40 mil). Maybe the Knicks braintrust are thinking two or three moves ahead for this season? I doubt they are that bright.
According to John Hollinger, if the Knicks straight up sign Chandler, the best they can hope for is signing Steve Nash with the MLE next year.
Either way. I’m floored by the last two hours. If this is what we have in store in the abbreviated free agency period. Sign me up.
- Shane Battier to the Heat
- Greg Oden staying with Portland
- Tayshaun Prince inking a 4-year $27 mil deal to stay with the Pistons
- Eddy Curry to the Heat
Fun Fact of the day:
- Greg Oden has earned $24,968 PER POINT in his NBA career