If this has been said before my apoliges. this Knicks team has players very similiar too the 2010 Mavs title team. Jkidd as Jkidd savy vetern leader. Tyson as Tyson defensive anchor. Melo as Dirk super offensive weapon that can get his from inside and out. Jr smith as Jason Terry the fire power of the bench. Stevie Novak as Peja three point sharp shooter. Priginio(Sp) as JJ Berau. not sure who Amare plays in this he may be luxary that the Mavs didnt have offensively just like NYK doesent have a shawn Marion defensively.Camby and Thomas are in the Haywood and mahinmi type roles. Last one for fun Iman as Caron Butler the player that can really help the team but is injured. The mavs showed the recipe for beating the heat, Shooters surrounding a super star, also a team with well defined roles. However Dirk was playing at an amazing level during that series. I can honestly say every time he shot the ball i thought it was going in. same for JET from midrange. i dont know if Melo and JR can get to that level at the perfect time like Dirk and Jet did. Another thing is that Jkidd and Tyson are playing themselves 3 yrs older. I know im missing Ray Felton a huge part of this yrs Knicks teams early success. He doesent really have a Mavs comparison but hes undeinably a major part of this Knicks teams shot at a deep playoff run. Follow me on Twitter @BossShaw
If Shumpert is comparable to anyone its Shawn Marion as a defensive talent
the Shumpert Butler thing was more of joke like saying they even have the same injuries to pieces. i still honestly think though shumpert is more Butler than Marion. Shump will likely gaurd 1s and 2s and some 3s while marion will gaurd 3s and 4s maybe a few 2s. also Butler was at one time an above average defender, maybe not great but at least above average. so ill stick with Iman as Butler. better defensivly but worse on offense
Iman Shumpert = Deshawn Stevenson, not Shawn Marion.