Kolton's ideas, thoughts and opinions

25 Sep


Yesterday I read an article on a New York Knicks blog called Posting and Toasting about the Knicks newest free agent signing. The article was called Some thoughts on Lou Amundson and the Knicks’ full (but not complete) roster and it went in on the recent signing of Lou Amundson and how he fits with the team next season. I liked the article a lot, but I felt like Joe Flynn went a little soft on the Knicks management.

Lou Amundson is known for two things, his scrappiness and his rebounding. Earlier this offseason the Knicks signed Joakim Noah, Willy Hernangomez, Maurice N’dour and others that already provide the Knicks with plenty of rebounding and scrappiness, but the Knicks still signed Amundson.

According to ESPN’s Marc Berman people inside the organization felt that the Knicks were “thin at experience at backup center.” This means that the Knicks brought in Lou Amundson for veteran leadership, but the stats show that in terms of on court experience Amundson does not have that much. Also the Knicks have already used up a roster spot on a player who isn’t going to get a lot of playing time, but provides leadership, his name is Sasha Vujacic. The worst part about the signing is that the Knicks still have at least one glaring hole.

With the Amundson signing that puts the Knicks roster at 15 players or full and that’s a problem. The Knicks have two players at the point guard spot, Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings. Rose is two years removed from a series of serious knee injuries, including two torn ACL’s. Jennings is one year removed from a torn Achilles tendon. Both point guards have major injury concerns, but the Knicks decided to sign their seventh big man instead of a much needed third point guard.


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