Sorry to be a negative Norm but I still don't like our bench. Maybe it's because I see Shumpert as a starter. I've been clamoring for Novak and Jordan to get more playing time. I don't like Bibby,Jeffries, I'm losing faith in Walker, I'd liek to see if Balkman has anything to offer.
There should be at least a 10 to 11 man rotation during the season but as the playoffs approaches D'Antoni has to define roles and minutes.
I do believe Shump should be starting but I dont think Fields could handle coming off the bench and being depended upon to be a major player for the 2nd unit.
I also think Jordan needs to spell Chandler as well even if its just to foul. Balkman its harder because the Knicks have too many small forwards already.
I haven't seen anything to put Shumpert over Fields. He still seems too stupid for my liking. If one of them had a jumpshot (although Fields did last year, so something's going on there), it might be a different story.
All players who can't create their own shot on offense. Of those players, only one (Novak) contributes anything offensively. This is a huge problem considering we're adding this to Chandler who also can't create for himself offensively. Furthermore, Baron and Landry's contributions are very limited. So when people say Smith, Shumpert and Anthony's shot selection is poor, I don't necessarily disagree but I ask what is the alternative. Well, we saw it last night. Guys are looking lost out there and turning the ball over. We dribble the shot clock down and then give it to Melo last minute for him to save the day. Of course he's going to take poor shots.