Originally Posted by Dirtstar
what's really impressive about the Knicks so far this year is that they've accomplished all of this without ever having the team at full strength.
no Shumpert, Amare just came back and is a long way from 100%, same for Camby, Sheed has been in and out, Kidd and Melo have missed a few games and Felton is gone for a month.
it will be hard for the Knicks to get everyone healthy at the same time, especially considering the age of some of the veterans. but you have to wonder how good this team can be with their top 8-9 players at or near full strength. the team's depth is incredible, combine that with a defensive mindset and tons of playoff experience, and this team could be a serious threat in May/June.
Grunwald did an excellent job supplying this team with depth in the off-season by signing reasonably priced veterans to cap friendly contracts (Kidd, Felton, Sheed, Thomas, Camby, Brewer). Melo's the only true superstar on the roster. Amare's past his prime and Chandy is an excellent role player but not a star.
Signing cheap vets who may not all be home runs but can all contribute. That's how you get depth. Mike Tanenbaum forgot how to do that.