via ESPN NY:
“Lou Amundson’s agent has had an ongoing dialogue with the Knicks about bringing the bruising center to New York.
Several teams, including some with more money to offer than the Knicks, have also expressed interest in Amundson.”
Amundson played an instrumental role with the Suns during their last playoff stretch. On many nights, he played the role of an undersized center who excelled with grit and a high motor.
Would I be thrilled by the addition of Amundson? Probably not. He is not a very good offensive player and at this point, I would prefer the Knicks to bring in a backup forward who can put the ball in the hole.
If you have read my recent posts, you know that I am a fan of the team looking for more depth at the forward spot. Amundson might not be my top pick, but he is a pro and can fill minutes behind Stoudemire. Sure Amundson might not get a ton of minutes. Hell, he might not even get into every game. But as we all know, 82 games plus the playoffs make for a very long season. Injuries happen. Players wear down. No team can have enough depth, even if the usual rotation runs only nine players deep. Whoever the Knicks ultimately bring in to fill this hole will play a role at some point during the season.
I think Grunwald understands this and is looking to have this roster as loaded as possible for the coming season.