With the NBA’s lockout unlikely to end anytime soon, it is looking as if there will not be an NBA season. I, and many other NBA fans across the country and world, will be extremely disappointed if there is not a season this year. However, there is something slightly positive that could come out of this for us Knicks fans.
With a lockout taking the place of a 2011-12 NBA season, it could very well mean the Knicks will be the next NBA champions.
I don’t think it will happen, as the Miami Heat should return as favorites whenever there is an NBA season again, but it is a possibility.
With Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams, and others set to become free agents next summer, it is very likely that the Knicks could land a big name. Chris Paul certainly seems like the most realistic possibility for the Knicks, and he would be a nearly perfect fit in New York.
As the league’s best point guard, he’d be a perfect complement to two of the most prolific scorers in the game in Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.
Paul has averaged 10 assists per game in his career so far, and that has been in New Orleans without ever really having a great scorer along side him, so imagine the great things he could do when teaming up with the very best.
CP3, who has made three all defensive teams in New Orleans (one first team, two second teams), would also help out on the defensive side of the ball, as that is perhaps the Knicks biggest concern.
Another possible addition that could help lead the Knicks to an NBA title is Samuel Dalembert, as the nearly 7 foot tall Haitian Canadian would fill a huge hole for the Knicks at the center position.
They obviously wouldn’t need Dalembert to score, they’d just need him to do what he does best, play defense and rebound. Dalembert has averaged two blocks and over eight rebounds per game in his career, so he can do that pretty well.
Samuel would be perfect for the Knicks, as their center position has been an absolute disaster. They were starting Ronnie Turiaf last season, and no disrespect to Turiaf, but he has no business starting at center on a playoff team. Dalembert would fit right in.
So to Knicks fans everywhere, please just be patient. I want an NBA season this year as badly as you do, it just isn’t looking too great right now.
If there is indeed not a season, it could just mean that the Knicks will be the next team lifting Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
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Written by Michael Burke
I'm Mike. I'm 16 and love sports. I'm a Knicks, Yankees, Colts and Notre Dame die-hard. My dream is to cover the Knicks professionally, so I hope that PSB can help me reach that goal. Follow me on twitter: @michaelburke47