NBA Free Agency 2010: New York Knicks Should Pursue Marcus Camby

March 10th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

People always say defense wins championships. The Knicks, however, are further proving that playing no defense will result in no wins at all.

After suffering a blowout 113-93 loss to the league-worst Nets Saturday night, in which the Knicks gave up a 16 point lead, it is unfortunately becoming more and more apparent that David Lee cannot hold his own defensively against the other centers of the league.

Brook Lopez, who arguably would have been an all-star had the Nets been having a better season, scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against Lee.

Lee, who has thrived under offensive guru Mike D’Antoni as the team’s offensive focal point, only grabbed six rebounds against Lopez and has recently expressed displeasure in playing out of position.

The Knicks need a defensive presence down low. Although not an overall defensively strong squad to begin with, having a big man that blocks shots and takes some rebounding burden off Lee would perhaps make the Knicks competitive again.

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