New York Knicks: Why Glen Grunwald Is the NBA’s Most Underappreciated GM

July 24th, 2012 by Ciaran Gowan Leave a reply »
NBA executives aren't always the most popular people in the basketball world, and sometimes we ignore just how admirable a job some of them do.

More so than any other, this is the case with the Knicks' Glen Grunwald, who has done a fantastic job since taking over the team in the summer of 2011.

Inheriting a top-heavy team with around $50 million going to three players—Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups—Grunwald has built today what should be a title-contending roster.

Whilst he had his two superstars in place, building a supporting cast with so little room to maneuver is one of the hardest tasks in basketball. But, by the looks of this deep Knicks squad, Grunwald has nailed it.

Just a year ago, the Knicks literally had no defense whatsoever, but in his first three moves as the Knicks' interim GM, Grunwald solved this.

The first piece of the puzzle was drafting Iman Shumpert—who was booed on draft night—in what turned out to be the steal of the draft—and a player who instantly joined the likes of Tony Allen and Andre Iguodala as one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders.

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