NY Knicks: Norvel Pelle vs John Henson – Who stays and who goes?

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John Henson, Norvel Pelle, NY Knicks

John Henson, Norvel Pelle, NY Knicks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The NY Knicks are in damage control mode due to Mitchell Robinson’s recent injury, so they’ve signed two centers in Norvel Pelle and John Henson both to 10-day contracts.

I would have to imagine this was done so Coach Thibs can see which of them he would want behind Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson.

Obviously, the Mitch injury hurts and his timetable for his return looks a bit bleak.

He likely isn’t going to be back this season unless the Knicks make a deep playoff run, which we all know probably isn’t gonna happen.

While Noel and Taj have been filling in admirably in Mitch’s absence, it’s always nice to have a good insurance policy on the roster.

I’ve discussed several players that could come and fill in for a bit in previous articles, but it seems the Knicks have other plans…rude if you ask me.

Who do you think the NY Knicks should stick with? Norvel Pelle or John Henson?

Both players have intriguing skill sets they can bring to the table for a Knicks team that is currently fighting for a playoff spot.

Either one can make a case for the 3rd sting center position but they both bring somewhat opposite skill sets to the team.

Pelle being the more defensive-minded player while Henson is more so offensive-minded.

Neither one is a slouch in the opposite department but we all know where their bread is buttered.

Seeing how the two current centers on the roster definitely lean more towards the defensive side of the ball, it could make a stronger case for Pelle over Henson if Thibs wants to remain consistent with where his scoring off the bench comes from.

But at the same time, that could be making an even stronger case for Henson seeing how he brings an element to the 5 position that the Knicks don’t currently have.

It’ll be a lot of fun to see how this all ends up playing out, but here I’ll be making the case for both so that you, the readers, can decide.

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