NBA News: New York Knicks Need a Big, Is Sacramento’s Sam Dalembert Their Man?

January 9th, 2011 by David Rush Leave a reply »
Amidst the Carmelo Anthony hoopla keen observers of the New York Knicks if not the leagues historical past are aware that while the team looks pretty good heading into tonight's match up with the World Champion Lakers they'll need some length and added toughness up front to compete with the big boys come April. 

While bringing in Anthony would be outstanding, (besides his ability to put the ball in the hoop he adds about eight rebounds per game), if adding the Denver superstar means sacrificing some combination of Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, two of the three, then realistically speaking how much better can 'Melo actually make the New Yorkers over the balance of the 2010/2011 season?

On the other hand, a move to supplement the teams strength at center, something that might cost the Knicks a player they won't really miss, (namely Anthony Randolph, or even the combination of Randolph, Kalenna Azubuike, even an expiring contract), can't help but be a real and immediate upgrade to the roster as it is presently configured.

Thus far the teams defensive middle has been exclusively manned by the combination of Amare Stoudemir ...

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