The Knicks reserve players did not show up in the Playoffs, and the blame can be put on them for failing to steal one of the two games in Boston. Melo and Amar’e did all they could to challenge the Celtics, but at the end of the day a team needs role players to make big shots and make key defensive plays. Let’s face it, the Knicks cannot win a championship with Ronny Turiaf in the staring lineup.
The Knicks can continue adding young, athletic players to their roster, but at the end of the day the team needs reliable players who can provide relief to Melo and Amar’e.
The Knicks have reportedly been interested in re-acquiring forward Wilson Chandler; Chandler is someone who has shined with the Knicks and his offensive prowess will be a boon for the team.
The Knicks need another scorer off the bench so that the team doesn’t lose a step if Anthony sits on the bench. And forget signing iffy rookies, the Knicks need more veteran leadership in their huddles.
In addition, the front-office must look at the point guard position since Chauncey Billups in nearing the end of his career. Billups is a reliable floor-general, but his long seasons with the Pistons are catching up with him. Adding a more dynamic point guard will surely solidify the Knicks chances’ for a championship.