Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/13/14

The NBA offseason has reached the utmost of slow points of the summer, but luckily for the Knicks, the team can rest assured knowing the roster is more or less set for the upcoming season.

Despite allowing Jeremy Lin to sign with the Rockets, thus ending "Linsanity" in the Big Apple, Knicks' General Manager Glen Grunwald still did a masterful job filling out the team this summer.

Alex Raskin of NJ.com helps fans take a look back at Grunwald's busy offseason (in chronological order, for that matter) during which the executive retained the likes of J.R. Smith and Steve Novak, and also lured in popular veterans like Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby.

In the piece, Raskin asks readers and fans alike to assess Grunwald's work. What do you believe is the best move he made? What about the worst one?

Kidd and Raymond Felton, as a pair, are a very solid alternative to Jeremy Lin. Despite Lin's popularity, there's no denying that both Kidd and Felton are quality floor generals. But Knicks fans also have to like what Grunwald did with the shooting guard position.

Landry Fields certainly had his moments for the Knicks over the first two seasons of his NBA career, but choosing not to match his offer sheet with the Raptors (a $20 million contract over three years) was the right thing to do. Helping balance out the starting lineup with his defensive prowess towards the end of last season, Iman Shumpert proved he was to superior to Fields in many ways, and thus, a better fit for the long-term future.

But with Shumpert expected to still be rehabbing from his knee injury through January, the Knicks had to make sure the roster was covered at the two-guard for the upcoming season. Re-signing Smith, at the contract he agreed to, was a phenomenal move. However, Smith's most efficiency and best production comes with him playing off the bench. Poised to now play his first full season in New York, expect Smith to be a serious candidate for "Sixth Man of The Year", should Coach Mike Woodson bring him off the bench more often than not.

To ensure the Knicks continue to get the most out of Smith all season long, Grunwald may a key (yet somewhat unexpected) move. By making a play for swingman Ronnie Brewer, the team acquired a spot-starter, who like Shumpert, is more known for his defense.

Brewer will be a perfect fit amongst the Knicks' existing offensive firepower already present in the starting five. Smith's ability to provide the team with a boost as he paces the play of the reserves will make him a crucial piece as well. Throw in a healthy Shumpert to that mix, and the Knicks undoubtedly have impressive depth at the shooting guard position. It's all thanks to Grunwald making the right moves, one after the other.

What other positions do you believe the Knicks made significant improvements at? What do you think of the job Grunwald has done so far? Let me know on Twitter at @KnicksJournal. 

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