K-DOT wrote:I mean, the method is clear. Get decent guys who push the kids to play hard and only keep the books open for 2021
We didn't sign a single bad player this offseason, and we didn't give out a single bad contract
My issues mostly come from the fact that guys like Morris and Portis are just here to use us to stat pad their way into long term deals after this year. Also, not a big fan of the Randle signing
Like, you're right that you can hide him, but you're missing the key component. Jrue Holiday. With Jrue, Randle was a +4, without he was a -9. Pretty stark difference. Then if you isolate Randle with Jrue, AD, and Payton individually, he's a +4 with both of Jrue or AD, and a -4 with Payton. AD and Jrue are both massive positives, and Randle and Payton spent a lot of time with them. All the stats to me point to, if you have good enough players around Randle, he won't hold you back. But we don't. He's really kind of like the PF version of Kanter. And really, Knox should be playing PF, by signing multiple decent PFs, you relegate him to purely SF, which I don't think he should be
To me, Portis, Morris, Ellington, and Bullock are no different than last year having Mudiay, Vonleh, DJ, and Mario. I don't think any of them will be here next year. Randle I can't see being here after 2021 unless we strike out again (which is extremely possible). I actually really liked the Gibson signing, he's the type of guy I want, someone who's just gonna come in for a few minutes a game, be a good role model for the kids and push them in practice, plus old enough to where he doesn't think he's gonna get big money after this year so he isn't upset that the kids get more minutes than him
I don't really have huge complaints, even though I disagree with who we brought in, they're all on short term deals. I just question if Perry can actually build a competitive team in 2, 3 years based off the moves he made this offseason.
While I don't disagree with the overall post, I don't see it as negative as you do.
Randle, while having some warts as a PF, does fall in the Kanter/THJr of PF's, to a degree, the difference that the commitment is shorter than Timmay! He's also a more willing passer, for his position, than I think THJr was, for his, and a willing and somewhat skilled passer at PF is a nice get, along with his scoring.
I mean, I could see the wariness of tying too much money in a player who kind of feels like he'd be a 3rd option on a good team, but Randle still possess enough upside where he could wind up as a clear #2 option on a good team, and if he doesn't, the commit isn't that long.
There's a certain redundancy to Morris/Portis, even though I figure Morris was a response to finding out Bollocks was hurt/fell into their lap when he pivoted away from the Spurs.
I'm not worried about "Knox not getting to be a 4" because Knox is a developmental player, like Frank was/is, who isn't who he's going to be yet, and was OVER played last year. Plus, I don't think he has the strength to be a 4 yet, so if it is his position, he's a couple of years away from being able to play it anyway. To that end, the Knicks needed a 3, so Morris wound up being it, even though he's a 3/4.
Portis, while I think was "A PF Too Far" (Cornelius Ryan reference), the thing that makes sense as a recommendation is that he'll split time at PF/C backing up both positions, and he has the ability to shoot the 3 and jump shot to bring a stretch the floor big off the bench. (2010 the first to point this out) Again, I get with Morris and Gibson present, is that really needed, but again, timing of Bullocks injury etc.
Agreed on the other signings, other than Ellington, as if a team is going to have a "designated shooter" on the bench, at least have a good one, even if it's just for a year.