The Knicks are an interesting bunch of guys, one superstar who suffers from Tracy McGradys’ syndrome and can’t get out of the first round, another star who can’t stay healthy and a bunch of players who are either old or nobody else wanted. Carmelo Anthony is starting to get to a point in his career where we shouldn’t expect him to be anymore than a guy who can score. He’s been the main guy on every team he’s been on his whole career, and year after year he comes up short.
Amar’e Stoudemire is a secondary piece, but his lack of a back to the basket game limits what you can do with him. He did go work with Hakeem Olajuwon, so we’ll see if that results in an improved post up game. Add his health issues and its almost thought to be a waste of money the amount he’s being paid. They added Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd, one point guard is overweight and the latter is old. But the Knicks have a roster full of entertaining guys with J.R. Smith coming off the bench, and watching how Mike Woodson is going to make all these pieces fit should provide must see television its self. The Knicks will make the playoffs, where they’ll seed will be determined by health and how long it takes them to gel.
However, I wouldn’t expect them to be much more than one round and done. At least we’ll have Rasheed Wallace back, I put the over under technical foul count at 13, and I’ll take the under. I believe we’ll get a much gentler ‘Sheed.