NoDopeOnSundays wrote:I think the odds of us signing him are dropping, he's without question the 3rd best player on a good playoff team. His defense this series has been fantastic, and while he's not shooting great he's doing every thing else running the offense and setting people up. I get the feeling people on here are only concerned with offense, but to me it's pretty clear now Fred is to Lowry what Young was to Montana. He's very obviously the second coming of Lowry and has basically turned himself into Lowry 2.0, a master of the little things and winning plays that don't always show up in the boxscore.
He plays physical defense, he tries and he takes gambles. On a great defensive team that's fine. On a team like the Knicks he's not going to be able to do that without getting his teammates exposed. MAYBE with Thibs in charge that would be less of an issue and he can continue to do what he's doing defensively in Toronto. Big MAYBE. For the Knicks to get him out of Toronto they are going to have to pay a premium and tying big dollars on an inefficient 3rd option isn't what they need to do. He can be the "master of little things" cause he's got 2 guys that the Knicks don't have that are better than him (including one top 10-12 player) to back him up. Unless the Knick can get him some help he will become an anchor on the treadmill.