J0rdan4life42o wrote:Lol...just another overreaction to last nights loss...let me guess...people want Artest because of his tough-guy image and because they want him to have Melo's back next time KG starts running his mouth...please. Artest would serve no purpose here when NY runs a 2 point guard back court, will have JR Smith, SHumpert and Melo all splitting time at the 3 and a loaded front court that provides scoring in the paint, rebounding and defense. So lets trade the 3 point specialist the Knicks have who in limited minutes (with a healthy roster) could delivers the type of bombs that puts a team away...all for a guy who'd just create a log jam and more drama for this team.
Not an over reaction but a trade i have been thinking about for a few weeks now. Just never posted it.
How does he serve no purpose? Who do we have thats going to guard Lebron or Durant come championship time? Artest has become a better 3pt shooter, and is making 36% this year (takes over 5). Not Novak good, but respectable enough to space the floor.
You dont need a shooter as good as Novak to space the floor. Anybody who is a 35% 3pt shooter isnt going to be left wide open. We are still going to have the floor spaced. I agree that its nice having a top 3pt specialist, but he is too much of a liability on the floor.
Which is why i said we could always sign Bill Walker or another 3pt specialist to fill that void. And unlike Novak , who really doesnt have a position...Artest can guard 3 and play PF. Im sure there are some 3pt bombers in the d league we can look to sign. Or maybe look to sign a PG untill Felton gets back. Delonte West is a FA if i remember right. He can make 3's and is a great defender as well. But he is also anothe rheadcase and probably wouldnt want to be a bench warmer.