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Who do you think the knicks will try and get in free agency next year
Don't know at this point.
I don't believe that melo will go to the lakers at all because when he was with dantoni in New York things did not work out. So why would he go back to dantoni. What do you think about this?
I think he'll stay in New York. A lot more money on the table here.
Hey Jared. Is Metta World Peace the missing piece for this Knicks team?
There is no one "missing piece" for any team that wants to compete for a championship team. That's just talk. KG said it best yesterday during the press conference. It's about individual sacrifices, communication, coming together, chemistry, etc. -- and all starting on defense.
With J.R. Smith out for quite some time, will Hardaway Jr. be a factor at the start of the season?
More Bargnani and Stoudemire will be looked upon to score. Shumpert, too. Knicks will have plenty of offensive firepower without Smith -- I'm not worried about that -- but can they shut it down defensively? Bargnani and Stoudemire have a lot to prove still on that end of the court.
Not sure why a team hasn't signed me yet. Do you think it makes sense to take a 1 year deal and go to the Knicks? I know they've got "Svelte Felt" and all but imagine this lineup late in the 4th quarter: Me, Shump, JR, Melo and Tyson. With my outside shooting there's no telling how much easier Melo's life would be! Thoughts?
Mo Williams is not a Knicks option right now.
How will the Knicks do with Metta World Peace in the Lineup?
A great defensive asset and he can hit the corner 3. A better Bruce Bowen type player, and Bowen won three championships in San Antonio. But World Peace can put the ball on the floor better. So he should fit in great with the Knicks.
Hey Jared, How much of an impact will Tim Hardaway Jr have with the Knicks this season
He'll be a solid role player in 10 to 15 minutes per game. His big thing will be to hit outside Js off of screens and being spaced out to the corners. He's a confident shooter, has range and is pretty accurate. He should be helpful. Plus, he can put the ball on the floor and finish in transition. I expect him to help the Knicks become a better fast-break team.
Who is your projected starting 5 on opening night?
Felton, Shumpert, Peace, Melo and Chandler. But I really think it could also be Felton, Shumpert, Melo, Bargnani and Chandler, because I don't see Bargnani and Stoudemire both coming off the bench together. It could be a toss-up heading into the last week of training camp.
It's pretty obvious this group isn't winning any championships so when does this team get torn down and rebuild, after the 2014-15 season?
2015 when those hefty contracts come off the books.
With JR out a few months... Do you see the Knicks looking for a vet SG/SF (Rip / Mason)??
No. Smith shouldn't miss too much time, according to the Knicks.
How close are we to sign Bobby Brown?
Nothing is imminent at this point. I spoke with Bobby himself last night.
What's the deal with Nate Robinson? Why isnt anyone taking a chance on him?
Nothing is imminent there. The minimum amount that the Knicks can only offer to Nate is below his salary request.
Hey Jared, its true the Knicks need both a big man and a PG, what position do you think is more critical for them to go for, prioritizing, and how do you feel about Bobby Brown?
Yes, it's true. Kenyon, Brown and Toure Murry are being evaluated, among a few other players. There really aren't any good bigs on the market; he'd have to become available via a trade.
Whats taking the Knicks so long to Re-sign Kenyon Martin?? Is Bobby Brown the favorite to be the 3rd pg?
It's been oddly quiet on the K-Mart, I will say that, but they are continuing to talk. I would say Brown is a favorite, yes.
What are you thoughts on Bobby Brown. Do you think Beno Udrih would be a good pick up for the knicks. Did Drew Gooden clear waivers?
K-Mart is getting priority over Gooden. And Brown would be a better pickup over Udrih.
Do you think Bobby Brown ends up a Knick?
I think there's a strong possibility, especially because he's close with Baron Davis. They train together in LA. But other teams are after him, and I hear China has some huge offers on the table. We'll see in the next day or two I think.
Brown over Udrih?
will the knick bring tyler to training camp
Great possibility, but nothing definitive yet. I spoke with his agent yesterday.
What are you hearing about our interest in Austin Daye? He seems like Steven Novak, but with some defensive ability.
That position is not a priority right now for the Knicks. They need a PG and big man. Perhaps Daye receives a training camp invite.
Hey Jared,So I was thinking about lineups and think Felton Iman Melo Andrea and Chandler will be the best for each other because it has three players who can hold their own on D and potentially two that can do a decent job. Plus it gives Melo way more room to operate since Andrea is a more skilled player. Then, Pablo Smith artest amare and Kmart...excellent defense to balance out the two players bad at d?
The Knicks are still lacking holes defensively, such as a another wing defender and one in the frontcourt. So at this point, I'm not really sure what will be their best lineup. On paper, you can say this or that, but the Knicks will need to avoid lineups that are two one-sided on the offensive end. That was a big problem of theirs last season.
Any news on kenyon and or bobby brown?
When will kmart sign?
Not sure. Sorry this is repetitive, but there is just nothing to report right now.
What is the problem with Knicks cap/salary room. are they in a good financial state.
Over the cap, in the luxury tax threshold, so not in a good financial state. In 2015, they will be free to spend again.
Whats your take on Bobby Brown? Is he good enough to get consistant playing time?
See this blog -- http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/47234/source-knicks-have-momentum-for-brown
will hardaway jr be playing today? also will he have a significant role in the rotation next season
He will be in the rotation, perhaps 10 to 15 minutes. I'm not sure when he's playing next. The Knicks haven't announced that yet.
I see Baron is on the radar, but Xavier Henry was cut and is available. Any chance Knicks can get him cheap and take a flier? For #1 HS recruit and lottery pick
Henry doesn't fit a position the Knicks need.
Since all the knicks can offer kenyon is the vets min, what's the hold up. What could they be negotiating? is either side not fully interested?
It's a great question, but there are still terms to figure out even at the minimum. That doesn't change anything. It's a full contract still. But it's been oddly quiet on that end, I will say. But Grunwald did say the other day that talks are "going pretty well." We'll see.
Do you really think Shumpert can become a go to scorer? If he doesnt perform well in the first half, do you think he might be traded?
Woodson really likes him for his defense, and considering that he's specialty, I couldn't see a trade happening even if his offense stutters in the first half of the season. I see Shumpert as more of a shooting guard, making plays in the flow of the offense. He's not really a point guard.
What are the odds of the Knicks going after Josh Selby
Is there any news on the Knicks interest with Tyrus Thomas, Raja Bell?
Who do u think has the leg up for the 3rd pg roll T.moury or b.brown or someone else?
The Knicks could sign one now and invite the other to training camp. It sounds like that Brown has more momentum at this point for a deal. Murry, like Jeremy Tyler, could be training camp invites.
With Hakeem the Dream possibly coaching in H-town now, is Amare & Melo still scheduled to work with him in August, or will it now be a conflict of interest for the Dream?
That's still the plan.
Tony Taylor did work on the Knicks the other night, is he getting any looks from us, local kid!
Brown and Murry are on the Knicks' board right now. I'm sure Taylor is drawing interest though.
will cj leslie have a role this season or is he more of a long term possibility with his athletic ability and upside
He'll have a short-time role. I'm not really sure what his future in New York is. He's sort of a one-man show right now. He doesn't do many of the little things I want to see from a young player.
Since celtics rebuilt are they still Knick's rival
Still always a rival. New York vs. Boston -- that's never going away in any sport.
Do you think Jeremy Tyler can make the team?
I think he'll be a training camp invite. He needs many more NBA reps. The question is: Do the Knicks, especially the veteran-friendly Woodson, want to take their time to develop him? They might not have the patience for a younger big.
Hi Jared. What is the chance of signing Raja Bell or Nate Robinson or KMart?
K-Mart highest on that list. Nothing new to report on Raja or Nate.
will the knicks go for rajon rondo
I don't see that unfolding at this point. Knicks really don't have much trade assets they're willing to giving up. It would have to include Chandler and I don't see the Knicks giving away their most important defensive piece. He's the foundation for what they do on that end of the floor.
I think the knicks biggest problem that is preventing them going over the hump, is the A'mare Stoudimire contract. Do you agree?
His contract is terrible. Hopefully he's healthy for the duration this season, but I know that's much easier said than done.
Assuming Toure Murry does well in camp, I think he should be signed regardless of another pg signing like brown or brooks. Thoughts?
I'm hearing Woodson really likes Murry, so I think it could happen. Perhaps a one-year minimum deal.
Hi Jared. can the knicks waive Stat? Not amnesty, but waive
Do you think that knicks can win a champinship ?
They are the fifth-best team right now in the East to me after the Heat, Pacers, Bulls and Nets.
Hi Jared, what do you think about Pierce not mentioning "knicks" in his press conference as east contenders..
Well, he's got a point ... Knicks have a lot to prove next season.
In your opinion, what do you think the Knicks are lacking the most?
Frontcourt depth, better two-way players, a more expansive offensive system that encourages less spacing out and standing around, and more consistent defense. Just a few things ...
Just heard Aaron Brooks signed with Houston for the Vet Min...I was really hoping they would get him...I guess he didn't want to sign here to be the back up to the back up
He said today that he felt more comfortable remaining where he played last season. The money was the same.
Hey Jared, to follow-up from last week, it appears that Jeremy Tyler can be a good contributor on offense, do you see him becoming a solid option off the bench? Also, any chance of signing Oden?
Oden is not on the Knicks' radar. I think Tyler needs to become a better team player; he's not a good passer and plays kind of in his own world. Rebounding and relentless he brings, though, and that's what the Knicks need.
you think if this season doesn't work out woodson is removed and/or roster gets blown up next season?
No, I think Woodson will stay put. The key is what Melo will want to do after this season, and the Knicks will have to continue to build around him or elsewhere. But there's a lot of money on the table for Melo after this season, so I expect him to stay.
Jared, can the knicks hire an offensive assistant coach? I feel that Woodson is a defensive-minded coach but they need a boost on more free-flowing offense
The coaches are set at this point.
How much will the Knicks miss Copeland down the road?
Bargnani is an upgrade offensively, but Copeland started to show progress on defense and rebounding down the stretch last season. Can Bargnani do other things on the court beyond scoring? That will be key.
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