Jun 7 2011
The more finals games I watch, the more I think that DeShawn Stevenson would fit very well with the Knicks next year. His contract is up with Dallas after this season and I’d love to have him in New York. He’d provide some of that defensive toughness and veteran leadership that we need off the bench. He’s more then held his own defending against LeBron James and Dwyane wade. In game 4, he even showed that he can hit his 3′s when his number is called, but that’s gravy. I think Stevenson would be a great fit because of his defensive versatility, being able to guard the 2 and 3 and probably the 1 if needed, and because of his toughness. I’d much rather have him playing significant minutes over Mr “Offensive Foul” Bill Walker. I don’t know why D’Antoni loves Walker. He’s athletic and had some good games but for the most part I think he sucks and he’s not a great defender. Right now look at the roster, there’s talent but there are no blue collar defensive stoppers. Stevenson’s only 30 so I don’t know if he’d accept the veteran minimum or maybe a small mid level exemption, the circumstances under which he’d have to come to New York, but if we could get him I think he’d be a very valuable bench piece to have on next years Knick team.
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