Oh, and I'm not sure how many of you listen to Boomer and Carton - but Peter Vecsey is a confirmed ******. He thinks the Knicks will be worse than .500 for the rest of the season, and that they did not upgrade the team at all lol
In D'Antoni "sprint to the basket, forget about D" system, Melo could actually avg 30+ppg and still be -10 every night.
My favorite Vescey moment actually has nothing to do with him being full ******. Going back maybe 10 years or so, at the NBA Draft Vescey announced on TNT that Knicks were not going to be making a trade for Chris Webber (which was the big rumor going into the draft). The crown INSTANTY boos and goes full on into a "Vecesy Sucks" chant.
I have actually heard other people say that the Knicks will be under .500 the rest of this year as well, stating that they make up for some of the scoring lost from chandler and gallo by getting melo, but with gallo gone they dont have a pure shooter to stretch the defense. I dont really understand that, Williams coming off the bench has already proven he can be that guy, and if Roger Mason gets a chance to get in the rotation he has proven he can be that guy in the past too. Not to mention Azubuike who has shot well, and even Andy Rautins has the potential to be a good spot up shooter. Obviously the long term effects can be debated, and they didnt do themselves any favors defensively, but how can anyone think they will be worse off short term with this move?
Knicks PC introducing Melo + others? at around 5PM EST. Technically still waiting on physicals to know for sure if they can play tonight. In a trade all players must have taken their physicals before any in the deal can play, latest report is that all new Knicks have taken theirs but not everyone for the other teams have. Should have the final report by around the time the PC starts in less than an hour.