And to start things off, sorry for my absence these last few weeks. I was hectic with work, school, and getting ready for college. Fun stuff like that.
Anywho, the Knicks have been in lots of talks as of late so if you don’t mind I’ll catch you up on some things.
The Knicks are very high on foreign post players this offseason as the Knicks are looking to acquire Darko Millic for Q-Rich and also looking at Martin Gortat.
I like the Gortat move because of how week our frontcourt is, but the Millic swap is virtually useless and really shows how much Richardson has fallen out favor in this system. I’ll really miss Q-Rich if he’s traded, but not quite on the level of Crawford. Both are great players on the court and off and I’ll miss Q-Rich’s upbeat attitude and electricity he brings to the table.
And in other Wizardly Walsh’s daily happenings (lame nickname right?) Stephen Curry may not be the guy for us in the fall. He’s slowly dropping in stock and may not even be chosen if he’s there. It’s clear we’re looking for a PG in the first round and if Walsh can pull off a move that gives us the 2nd or 3rd pick he’ll have sold me forever. Rubio is a fantastic PG and has all the tools to be one of the best in the league. He is much more physical and built then Stephen Curry, but Curry has the edge in the shot department. Shots can be molded overtime but the skills Rubio has in the PG slot are unable to be taught at this stage in a player’s game.
Getting the #2 pick would probably require Chandlers departure along with our pick and possibly David Lee or Nate Robinson in a sign/trade situation.
Jennings has also impressed a lot and high on Walsh’s board. I’d welcome Jennings just as much as Rubio just because of how much Jennings wants to prove himself. He thinks he’s the best available and wants to prove it on the court. Jennings already has experience like Rubio overseas and has a better jumpshot. Jennings would also be a great fit here and would obviously be welcome to D’Antoni’s system.
With all of that said I guess we can assume the next few days are going to be very interesting.