Re: Knicks have the perfect Roster 11-15
Shumpert, bargnani, and JR could all move on that chart.
Hard away jr, and dalembert could fit on that chart talent wise, but it would weaken the rest of the 10 position wise.
So of course a superstar guard and superstar big is what the team really needs. But to get that defined top 3 you will have to give up the current 2-10 and pretty much bump 11-15 up to at least 6-10, probably 4-9.
The whole thing boils down to Can the Knicks get anything out of amare, Larkin, hard away, and dalembert? I throw thanasis, any 2nd possible in there because of how much I like wear and cleanthony (and Aldrich/acy if you can keep them cheap)
I think the answer is yes. For a team that didn't have any assets, now I think they do have something to deal. If you could guarantee yourself of an all star (gasol, love,.......) you still take a huge risk on depth if one of your stars doesn't preform. Which after watching the team try amare, Carmelo, and a throw together squad and then amare falls off a cliff. Look where you're at now. Yet you want to do it again. Expecting different results? What's that saying about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
You all realize that to sign gasol alone you have to give away shumpert, bargnani, Jason smith, likely either or both of Aldrich/acy, and then this years pick or hardaway/Larkin, as well as falembert or amare if he is still around. You have to renounce those players rights to use that space.
Blows my mind that you are so sure that gasol comes anyway, blows my mind even more that you a roster full of 10-15 and think that Carmelo and gasol alone will make this a different level team. It's even crazier that you think Greg Monroe would do the same.