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Are the Knicks considering Kwame Brown? Apparently.

Nov 28, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

Kwame Brown

Free agent priority No. 1 for the Knicks — maintain projected cap space for next summer so they can try to bring in one more star player (cough* Chris Paul *cough).

Priority No. 2: find a big defensive minded center, but one will take a one-year deal as not to screw up priority No. 1.

That leaves a pretty unimpressive list. One filled with names like Kwame Brown. Yes Knick fans, Kwame. You’re not going to like it but that’s what you’ll get, according to a list suggested by Marc Berman at the New York Post.

The lockout began July 1 and ended at 3:30 a.m. yesterday with the Knicks having the same grave need for a big, defensive center. With one-year deals at their disposal, it makes their center wish list — as first reported by The Post — rather modest, including veterans Kurt Thomas, Kwame Brown, Tony Battie, Theo Ratliff and Aaron Gray.

Thing is, of that list Brown may be the best choice.

Brown can defend opposing big men one-on-one pretty well. He’s got a big body and can use it when given focused tasks. He’ll be handy against Dwight Howard. If you want good help rotations against the slashing LeBron James or Derrick Rose, or if you want offense, Kwame is not your guy.

If I were the Knicks, I’d make a run at longtime Pacer Jeff Foster. Much better fit on a one-year deal.

But if the choice is Kwame or Theo Ratliff… well, that just doesn’t bode all that well for the Knicks season.

  1. starks3 - Nov 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    “well, that just doesn’t bode all that well for the Knicks season.”

    Having two of the top ten players always bodes well, considering the Knicks got a 6 seed with a mash unit thrown together on the fly in Feb. I think at least a 4 seed is definetely within reach, I’ll take that anyday of the week, as long as there is improvement.

    p.s. last lockout Knicks went to NBA Finals

    • therealhtj - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

      1 barely top-ten player, and a slowly declining Amare (not a top-10 NBA player by most accounts), and a 67 year old Chauncey Billups ain’t getting you delusional Knicks fans passed the 2nd round, if that, much less Miami. Probably not even old as dirt Boston. Certainly not Chicago either.

      Forget about Chris Paul. Even crazy ass Dolan ain’t paying 60 million in luxury taxes.

      But have at Kwame. He should do great for you, just ask the Lakers.

      New York Fans, you guys kill me. You think every year the Yanks, Knicks, Jets, and Giants are all world champs.

      PS – Post-Last lockout you had a Prime Pat Ewing and Jordan retired.

  2. jgib23 - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Kwame will resign with the Bobcats.
    1. Loyal to MJ for the 2nd chance
    2. Loves playing for Paul Silas
    3. Does not want the media attention of being the starting Center in NY
    4. Charlotte will offer a multi year deal (4 yr 16 million or so)

  3. karlton2 - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Foster won’t uproot a family to go to NY. He’ll be a Pacer or retire.

  4. snoopy2014 - Nov 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Knicks fans will now start celebrating the formation of their Big 4, while the rest of the country looks on with envy.

  5. r0llinginthedeep - Nov 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Well it bodes better than Shelden Williams or Jared Jeffries being your starting center…

  6. 00maltliquor - Nov 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM


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