Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
The Knicks' point guard situation without Jeremy Lin is less than ideal. Baron Davis is an adequate starter, but can't really handle starter minutes without coughing up one of his hamstrings. Mike Bibby's presence is completely neutral, Iman Shumpert's point guard skills are questionable, and Toney Douglas has only recently been unfrozen. So, there's some sentiment that the Knicks ought to make a cut and bring in some point guard help. Via my friend Tommy Dee, here's my friend (I'm really cool and have a lot of friends) Scott Schroeder's look at available D-League talent (and Tommy tosses in another decent name). Mike Woodson, though, dismissed the notion of making a move when speaking to Jared Zwerling yesterday:
"I haven't had a chance to sit down with [general manager] Glen [Grunwald] and [owner] Mr. [James] Dolan and see. My thinking is that we'll probably go with what we have," Woodson said. "I don't think there's a whole lot out there right now who will make a big difference for our ball club."
Of course, once Woodson does sit down with Grunwald and Dolan, they might be like "dude, there IS a whole lot out there right now who will make a big difference for our ball club!". Then Dolan will reveal that he's been driving back and forth to Erie to scout the BayHawks in case of an injury. You've seriously underestimated the front office, Mike.
Perhaps they'll just see how things go with the current roster and work from there. In the meantime, the Knicks have NOT reached out to Mike James, in case you were wondering. And, since a few of us have asked...
When The Post emailed Marbury last night asking what he would do if the Knicks gave him a call now that former adversary Mike D’Antoni is gone, Marbury responded, "NOTHING.’’
Thanks, Marc Berman. You always come through when we need you!