As I sit here and watch the dismantling of the 2010-2011 edition of the New York Knicks by the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the quarterfinals, my thoughts drift to what the team needs to do to improve their roster going into next season.
The first thing that constantly pops up is a big man, a center.
Of course, this is assuming that there will be a next season, as the rumblings have been growing louder that a lockout is coming, and one that very well could get nastier then the current labor situation the NFL finds itself in.
The Knicks will have only one restricted free agent, seldom-used forward Derrick Brown. Six other Knicks will be unrestricted free agents, three of whom have seen time at center this season, none of which are irreplaceable:
- Shelden Williams
- Jared Jeffries
- Ronny Turiaf (Player option)
Of this group, one would assume that Turiaf will not opt out of his contract, as he genuinely seems to be enjoying his time in New York.
The Knicks need to add size and depth to bolster their bench and interior.
Without further adieu, here are five big men in the NBA who could find themselves learning to hate New York traffic the same way the rest of us do.
What do you think Knicks fans?