May 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (left) with small forward Carmelo Anthony (right) after Stoudemire fouls out of the game during the second half of game five in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Update: Well, we have our team. Shump, Melo, and Tyson. For three-on-three, I like it.
Our own gbaked just had a good idea. Since my poll with every single trio of Knicks nominated for SB Nation's hypothetical three-on-three tournament was a bit messy chaotic, how about a new, narrower poll? Four imaginary squads garnered more than 10% of the original vote, and those four are presented below for a tidier re-vote.
A few things are already clear: 1. We can't see a three-man Knicks team surviving without Carmelo Anthony. 2. We don't value Steve Novak's three-point shooting nearly as much as I thought we would (or perhaps not enough Novak teams were on the ballot). 3. We really wish we could watch Iman Shumpert play a small, halfcourt game. 4. We forgot to include a team with both Smith brothers on it. Major oversight.
That third one is hard to argue. My vote-- which previously went to the Kidd-Thomas-Camby old man squad-- is definitely going to one of the two Shump-inclusive nominees, because I'd really love to watch that kid growl at people in a game of pick-up. Anyway, here are the final four. This poll will close at 10 PM EST.
Who should be the Knicks' entry in the hypothetical SB Nation three-on-three tournament? (Halfcourt, 12-second shot clock, twos and threes, winners out).
Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler (116 votes)
Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Tyson Chandler (68 votes)
Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire (86 votes)
Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler (154 votes)
424 total votes