NBA Scoop: New York Knicks Will Not Sign Allen Iverson, Where Will He land
Allen Iverson will not be the answer for the New York Knicks as expected.
According to the Associated Press, the Knicks were said to have an interest in the future Hall of Famer.
After weighing possible outcomes, both negative and positive the Knicks have chosen to discontinue the pursuit of Allen Iverson. Aleen Iverson only played in three games this season after parting ways with the Memphis Grizzlies and clearing waivers, making him a free agent,
Iverson would've started but the organization didn't want him to take away minutes from Chris Duhon and Larry Hughes in the backcourt. Rookie point guard Toney Douglas has been logging big minutes for coach D'Antoni lately and is averaging 15.5 ppg in his last five games.
Personally, I believe Iverson would've been a boost for the Knicks' backcourt due lack of high quality play of Nate Robinson and and Chris Duhon, who have been disappointing compared to a year ago.
As for the Knicks, they can only hope the relationship of LeBron and Jay-Z mean something special for them.
The New York Daily News reported Thursday that the Miami Heat are also interested in signing Iverson.
I seriously doubt he ends up in Miami, unless Pat Riley expects Dwayne Wade to leave the Heat. Iverson's former coach Larry Brown has informed the media that the Bobcats have no interest in signing Iverson.
Iverson, who turned 34 over the summer, has struggled to find an NBA home since leaving Philadelphia in 2006. At this point it's hard to tell if he'll find a suitor, willing to give him the keys to the castle.
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