DAMIAN LILLARD ( top) TEAGUE'S LITTLE BROTHER, MARQUIS (bottom)
Dx Draft Express has PG Damian Lillard going to the Suns at #13 and PG Marquis Teague going to Orlando at 19. Both are the cream of the crop PG'S that the Knicks could use to make a run at the chip. Remember Rondo was not even close to the term "Vet" when he won his chip. The best the Knicks front office could do would be package Landry Fields with Jeremy Lin for either. Sounds crazy? Yeah.. but neither Orlando or the Suns have much to lose by trading their pick for a 24 year old Phenomenon Lin and 24 year old Handy Landry Fields. Keep in mind Dolan can by some later round picks and include them for either of the above players.
Rumors a circling that NY will make a run at Steve Nash who turns 39 next week. After having three starters out of the playoffs this year, it would be Linsane to count on a 40 year old PG to make it all 82 games plus the playoffs. Just Blogging......
All good info to Ponder here Peace. The Just Blogging duely noted and appreciated. One correction is regarding the new CBA and Dolan's ability to buy another late round pick as was done in the yesteryears to get J Jordan and Toney Douglas. Clubs that are over the cap or used their mid-level or amnestied a player can't buy a pick. There are too many legal beagles at this here joint for me to haggle the point. What say ye Admin? O & B? C-Bitt?
Good info Peaceman. I agree with you on Nash. Only if he comes for the Vets min. and can be happy in a back-up role.
Lin, I believe will be re-sign (mostly for marketing reasons). I like Lin,but don't think he is the long term answer to the Knicks' PG problems. Back up, YES. He doesn't handle ball pressure well and has a hard time defending top PGs (DWill, Parker, Rondo). I don't see the foot speed in Lin to handle the role to take us to the next level.
HERE ARE THE GUYS WE SHOULD GO AFTER-
Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets – $16.4 million – Player Option (trade only) , Aaron Brooks, Phoenix Suns – $2.0 million – Restricted ($3.0 million Qualifying Offer)Raymond Felton, Portland Trail Blazers – $7.6 million – Unrestricted ,Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets – $7.8 million – Unrestricted, Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic – $7.8 million – Player Option ($7.8 million)D.J. Augustin, Charlotte Bobcats – $3.2 million – Restricted ($4.4 million Qualifying Offer), George Hill, Indiana Pacers – $2.1 million – Restricted ($3.1 million Qualifying Offer) Leandro Barbosa, Indiana Pacers – $7.6 million – Unrestricted
Goran Dragic, Houston Rockets – $2.1 million – Unrestricted Jerryd Bayless, Toronto Raptors – $3.0 million – Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer) Randy Foye, L.A. Clippers – $4.3 million – Unrestricted Mo Williams, L.A. Clippers – $8.5 million – Player Option ($8.5 million) Jonny Flynn Portland, Ramon Sessions, L.A. Lakers – $4.3 million – Player Option ($4.6 million), John Lucas, Chicago Bulls – $0.9 million – Unrestricted, Jannero Pargo, Atlanta Hawks – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
@dltknicks Goran Dragic, gets my vote from your entire list!
Peace, I would love to see DWILL running our point,but that probably won't happen. Goran is a great option. I also like, Aaron Brooks, an in-shape Ray Felton, Jameer Nelson or Pargo (in a back-up role).