“Worst-case scenario is that the Knicks never really need him, and if he does end up being a distraction, general manager Glen Grunwald wouldn’t think twice about releasing him.
But if Stoudemire were to miss any extended period of time, the Knicks would be extremely thankful to have a big man who can score such as Blatche (he scored 16.8 ppg in 2010-2011).
New York currently has 15 players, but Chris Copeland and Chris Smith aren’t signed to guaranteed contracts, so roster space isn’t the issue.
Blatche has been working out with former NBA head coach John Lucas in Houston, and if he embraces this tutelage, Blatche could resurrect his career and finally become a productive player.”
Tommy DeeMy issue with Blatche would be his focus without guaranteed minutes. It’s a great theory to say he’d be great insurance in the case of an injury to Camby or Thomas but inconsistent big men need consistent reps. You can’t assume injuries. Would he be willing to train in Erie or is he looking for minutes? If the latter, than Brooklyn looks to be the more logical choice.
I tried to find some recent Blatche highlights, but frankly was unsuccessful.