All of a sudden the Knicks fans have their most interesting team since they played in the Finals during the O.J. Bronco Chase. News broke today that the Knicks are expected to sign oft injured free agent forward Joakim Noah for around $18 million per year.
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Noah has always been productive when he’s on the floor, but he’s only played in 29 games last season. If recently acquired Derrick Rose and Noah don’t break in half, the Knicks could make the Playoffs in the feeble Eastern Conference, where there’s no clear cut second best team to eventually lose the Cavs.
If the Knicks sign Noah, their lineup, including Rose, Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony would at least be interesting and have the potential to compete. It looks good on paper, where they can’t get hurt. The Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant Lakers also looked good on paper.
Today in The Herd, Colin said that the Knicks are a lot like Caesar’s Palace, where you can see all the top acts five years out of their prime.
“They’re not beating Cleveland, they’re not gonna beat Indiana. It’s a really fun team with a bunch of big names. I made the example earlier this week, it’s kind of what Vegas does. They bring in Elton John, and Celine Dion, and Brittany Spears. They’re past their prime, but they sell tickets. Caesar’s Palace isn’t bringing in like Kanye, maybe for a shoe line, but they’re not bringing in the top people who are red hot. Right now the Knicks are doing Caesar’s Palace.”
Phil Jackson may be putting together the New York version of the 2010 NBA All Star team, but if Rose and Noah stay healthy at least the Knicks will have a pulse. It would be an improvement over the 20 car pile up that’s been on the floor at the Garden since Patrick Ewing walked out the door.
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