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Knicks After Kwame Brown?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Spankie, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Spankie

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    The Knicks need someone to protect the rim and play some defense as a big man. Ronny Turiaf tried but he is a great backup, not the answer.

    However they really want to preserve their cap space for potentially getting another superstar in 2012 — hello Dwight Howard or Chris Paul (new CBA willing) — so they are not going to make a run at key center free agents Samuel Dalembert or Marc Gasol this summer, according to the New York Post.

    Rather they are looking at Kwame Brown as a short-term fix. Yes, that Kwame Brown. If that sounds desperate, here are the other guys on their list according to the report: Tony Battie, Kurt Thomas, Joel Pryzbilla, Aaron Gray ,Theo Ratliff and .Greg Oden.

    Kwame is an offensive wasteland with Roberto Duran’s “manos de piedra” but he can defend man-on-man, just don’t expect actual help defense. And yet, he may be the best option on that list.

    The best part of this is the Knicks will bring in Brown or Thomas or Pryzbilla then somehow Mike D’Antoni will again be blamed for the crappy defense the Knicks play. As if Phil Jackson and John Wooden as a tag team could make a good defense with those guys at center and Carmelo Anthony on the wings. Personnel matters.

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/27/knicks-may-solve-center-problem-with…-kwame-brown/

    According to their weak 'list' of theirs, the knicks are defs not focussing on a mediocre (at best) centre, rather washed up/busts.Choosing Kwame must be indeed desperate :confused::rolleyes:;)
     
  2. Octavianus

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    He played pretty well last year, plays good D, just not good on the O side of the ball.
    People need to realise that there a very few good centres around, and most teams will try anything to fill the hole.
     
  3. Jontro

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    Too late. The Heat got first dibs
     
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    Kwame + NY media = hilarity
     
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    Especially when that blank expression is on TV a LOT more, thanks to being on a big-media team.
     
  6. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    The Heat already got Kwame Brown, he's just Canadian and goes by the name "Joel Anthony."
     
  7. roslolian

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    I hope someone can educate me on this, but what capspace is NY trying to preserve? By signing Amare and Melo to uber max deals didn't they basically use up all of their capspace? :confused: I find it hard to believe NY will be able to fit Melo, Amare and DH/CP3 to max deals when Miami managed to clear almost all of their roster and LBJ/Bosh/Wade still had to sign to less than max to fit under the cap.
     
  8. plutoblue11

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    He's actually perfect for them. Doesn't demand the ball, just a role player. Who can stay out of Amar'e way on offense and be there to grab the occasional rebound.
     
  9. Carl Herrera

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    http://www.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/salaries/knicks.jsp
     
  10. elindio23

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    fixed
     
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  11. AFS

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    dang. i was totally about to make that joke.
     
  12. Liberon

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    Knick's chick on Kwame. "Wtf man, why are your hands so small, I bet your c0ck is infant sized as well."
     

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