Man, those Knicks are making moves!
I don't see how the knicks are better then the Bucks (if healthy). I mean Jennings, Redd, Mbah a moute, ..., Bogut. They only really have a worse pf. Everything else is about equal or better. I don't know much about either bench but they can't be that good.
Sorry Yup Yup I disagree. The Bucks have Jennings who still is a rookie. Redd is coming off a torn ACL. Mbah a moute is a defender not a scorer, Bogut is Bogut and thety have no bench.
The knicks have no bench either. Jennings is gonna be average at least and you have nothing better then an average pg. Redd off an acl injury is still better then anyone on the Knicks roster and Mbah Moute doesn't need to score he will just lock down Gallinari. You don't have an advantage at any position other then pf.
How do you know that, you said it yourself, he is coming off an ACL injury. Plus he also tore his MCL. The ACL is the most important ligament in sports because it deals with turns and changing speeds. So he can't come off of screens as well as he used to if that has a detrimental effect. Because of his knee injury and the fact that we don't know how its affected him, that alone makes the Bucks favorites to finish last.
Now I do believe that if he returns to form, and Bogut can have a healthy season and put up numbers he had a year ago (He has improved every year he was in the league), then the Bucks could make some noise.
Who on the Knicks would you take over a 70% Michael Redd? He is so much better then any Knicks player it is a safe bet to say.
Having a shooter at %70 is dumb, just for the record. But hell I would rather have Al Harrington. He has 20 and 7 boards a game. Larry Hughes may shoot worse than Redd, but he is more versatile and is a MUCH better defender than Redd.
Just what is the point you were trying to make there? Having a %70 healthy Michael Redd means he won't average 20+ points a game, he won't get 1 steal and won't have any assist let alone 2 a game.
Redd could go through another injury plagued season. Whens the last time he played excellent consistently. They are losing their 2 best players from last season. The Knicks have only gotten better and people forget that they made alot of moves and didnt have their finished roster until half way through the season. It takes time to build chemistry. Jennings isnt going to step right in and make the bucks better.
To say Michael Redd is just a shooter is stupid. You must just listen to people talk about him and never see him play. He is very effective at getting to the basket and drawing fouls. He is a better passer then given credit for. Go ahead and take Al, Bucks are still the better team.
Micheal Redd even when healthy was a #2 player on a championship team, All he did was shoot.
Michael Redd's main strength, was, is, and will always be shooting 3's. That's his calling card, that is what the Bucks are paying him 91 million dollars for, hell that's how he hurt his knee. He comes off screens and he hits jumpers. I'm not saying he doesn't take it to the hole, but his FTA and 3PTA are pretty much on par with one another.
"Micheal Redd even when healthy was a #2 player on a championship team, All he did was shoot."
No one on the Knicks is even a 3,4 or maybe 5 on a championship team. Al might be a decent 4.
he was one-dimensional in his prime. He tore his ACL. So what the Knicks dont have a #2? We have a better talent group overall.
He is more well rounded then people think, the Olympics motivated him to be less of a scorer and focus more on rebounding and passing. He had slight jumps in that before he was hurt. He isn't just a shooter.
the Olympics motivated him to be less of a scorer and focus more on rebounding and passing
Ok, then look at his 08-09 numbers not much difference...come on now....
It did. He said by playing with guys like LeBron and Kobe he learned that scoring wasn't the only way to do things. So they only jumped slightly, that doesn't mean he didn't try too.
They didnt jump at all....they fell.
He got hurt. My bad, I looked at the season before.
Yup-Yup...who do you think the Knicks get in 2010?
As a FA?
I see them getting my boy Amare, I know he wants to play for D'Antoni. I think they will probably pick up an upper tier wing player as well.
i think they will get Melo is he a F.A in 2010 or 2011
Either Stoudamire or Bosh with Stoudamire being the likelier choice because of his relationship with D'Antoni.
I was think this....
Amare in 2010 and Carmelo in 2011?
I could definitely see that happening too.
i said Melo because N.Y said if they miss out on Lebron they will go after Melo or K.D. and if N.Y signs Amare or Bosh Melo would leave ASAP for NY
Wade might be in the 2010 mix as well. He said he'll stay with the Heat only if they contend. If they don't contend he might pack up and bounce.
if the Knicks got Kevin Durant...I would shed a single tear.