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Old 11-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking hard about Amare....

First off, I know it's a risk.... but like the old saying goes "With great risk comes great reward".

With the Knicks playing as well as they are right now with Amare out of the lineup (and I honestly can't see him being ok coming off the bench when he comes back) you'd have to think that the time might be right to think about grabbing him.

Lord knows the Knicks want some cap relief and we can offer some in Jose so I was thinking about a deal along these lines....

Amare + Prigioni


Bargs + Jose

They get relief and a PF in return who'd be fine coming off the pine (I'd imagine) for that team.

We get an all-star PF and a decent replacement at the back up PG spot for Jose. Prigioni can ball.

Worst comes to absolute worst, Amare's contract runs the same length as Bargs'. And even if his knee was completely fugged and he never played another game for us we'd have clear minutes for Ed, Jonas, Amir and Kleiza up front and we'd have Prigioni there to keep the PG spot stable.

TBH, at this point I think it's addition by subtraction with Bargs and if Amare could come back and remain healthy for most of his remaining contract.... DD, Lowry and him? We shouldn't have any problems scoring the ball then. And Jonas would fit alongside Amare beautifully.

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