It was a year of ups and downs for the New York Knicks, they had one silver lining last season that was the emergence of JLin. After the sudden backout of matching the Houston Rockets offer the Knicks quickly acquired a player they should have never traded in the first place Raymond Felton. I am not going to say Raymond Felton is a better player than JLin, but what I will say is that he is a better point guard than JLin, Ray will be able to protect the basketball something that JLin could not do very well. With Raymond Felton back in orange and blue, we will have more than enough distributors to get the ball to Melo, Amare, Tyson, Shumpert, Shurna and Smith, the Knicks are loaded and we are long past the days with the likes of Scott Layden and Isaiah Thomas making the decisions, we have a bonafide star with great complimentary peices. The Knicks did right by passing up on JLin and I am sure the team wishes him the best but they needed a true point Guard and Raymond Felton will prove he can do the job New York will be watching.
I am ready for the NBA season to start, I believe the New York Knicks have been able to acquire peices to improve on a season that greatly resembled a rollercoaster. I do not believe the makeover is complete though. The Knicks need to add another power forward to their stable, of course Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas can bring veteran leadership to the team but where is the youth to this group. The Knicks need to dig in the crate and find a young beast of a rebounder that can keep up with the speed of players like Chris Bosh, David West, Kevin Garnett and even Chris Humphries. The Knicks struggle on the boards and with the way Amare plays we need someone to come off the bench and focus on getting us some boards. People have been talking about overpaying guys like KMart and Louis Amundson when there are trades that can be made like going to get Dejuan Blair to backup Amare. We need a bull dog at that position what KMart is but do this team really need to get any older?