The Knicks struck-out on signing Lebron or Wade, but they still managed to come away with a superstar in Amar’e Stoudamire. Some say they overpaid, but the fact is, they had to. It was vital for them to get at least one big signing and Amar’e WILL help this team immensely. For Fans, letting David Lee go was tuff to stomach. He was the one player that produced without any hope or promise in the franchise, he was a great guy and a fan favorite. Thankfully David participated in a sign-and-trade and the Knicks were able to add needed depth. Raymond Felton was an underrated addition. In the 7 seconds or less system Raymond should flourish. He averaged 12 PPG with 5 APG, and I see no reason for him not to be a 20 and 8 guy. With Amar’e, Felton, Anthony Randolph along with Danillo Gallinari the Knicks should put up a challenge in the east this year. The questions lie at Amar’e. Can he produce long term? Will he be as good without Nash? We’ll have to wait and see. The Knickerbockers are a better team than they were a year ago, and they should continue to get better in the coming years. The horizon looks promising with Carmelo Anthony interested in playing for the Knicks and Chris Paul/Deron Williams being Free agents in 2011. Who knows in a couple years time maybe we will see a new big 3 in the best city in the world.
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