I found this quite interesting...
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said one of the reasons he wanted to ship Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks was to “change some of the chemistry” of his team.”To do that we felt (it was) important to bring in some new personnel and start with some character guys that we feel can carry this forward,” Jackson said on Thursday evening.
Calderon is a strong outside shooter and is seen as a strong fit in the Knicks’ triangle offense.
“Jose is a thoughtful guard. He’s got great control of the ball. He pushes the ball up, accelerates it up the court,” Jackson said. “He’s a very good 3-point shooter. He organizes a team quite well and we anticipate he’ll fit in to what we’re trying to do.”
Jackson sees Dalembert as a strong rebounder and interior defender.
“He can replace Tyson’s defensive ability — maybe not be the defensive player of the year like Tyson was, but he’s going to be a quality defender,” he said.
Jackson, who took over as team president in March, said he could see chemistry issues between Knicks players last season. The team finished with just 37 wins and missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.
“Watching them play I saw guys that looked at each other like, ‘You didn’t back me up, you weren’t here when I needed help,’ ” Jackson said. “There just wasn’t the right combination or feel (where) it felt like everybody was in synch all the time.”
Jackson hoped that the rest of the Knicks’ players were paying attention to the trade.
“Well, we want to send a message to all of our players that we are on the move and we are making changes and we are making changes to move forward in the direction that we want to go,” Jackson said. “We want to be more aggressive defensively, we want to have a certain sense of offensive alacrity, getting up and down the court and challenging defenses to get back and protect the basket.”
This was pulled from the NBA website. Nothing new here to read, but it feels good to know PJ is really digging into his new job. I am thrilled with last night's picks.