This combo may be unconventional for not including a big man, but it still makes sense. Johnson would ease into his old coach’s system, whereas LeBron may be exactly the player meant to thrive in such a system.
If the Knicks fail to score a big man this summer, signing LeBron and J.J. would still provide them with a lot of versatility. LeBron can play four positions, while J.J. can play three.
Both could run the floor by themselves, while at the same time, involving teammates. LeBron’s passing skills are widely regarded as his stronger attribute, and Johnson has played point guard in various Hawks’ lineups.
If the Knicks can somehow manage to re-sign David Lee, the three could team up to form a formidable starting lineup with the likes of Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari.