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Report: Knicks about to cut James White to add point guard

Mar 14, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

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The Knicks have some point guards on the roster — Raymond Felton starts and is solid at least and good many nights. Behind him are veterans Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni, two guys who play smart but are not exactly explosive shot creators anymore.

Which is why the Knicks are looking at bringing in another point guard to add some athleticism to an older bench. Yes, they could use depth up front more, but there are no impact big men on the free agent market, there are impact guards, however.

But to do that they have to buyout someone on the 15-man roster. And James White, you’re the guy, reports Jared Zwerling at ESPNNewYork.com.

But a source close to the Knicks said that if the team released or bought out a player — possibly James White as Woodson is too committed to Wallace — they would likely not sign a big….

The source said that point guard Delonte West makes the most sense for the Knicks. Also available is Sundiata Gaines, 26, who averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 assists and one steal in 14 minutes per game last season for the Nets, but he’s not regarded as highly in NBA circles.

West also is a disruptive force on teams — he player friendly Mavericks suspended him twice and let him go before the season. There’s a reason he’s still on the market and it’s not that he can’t play. But the Knicks have been pedestrian since their hot start and they need to change that dynamic around, and West may be able to do that in a way Gaines or the other guys on the market cannot.

If White is let go another team likely picks him up pretty quickly.

  1. dirtyjerseysports - Mar 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Looks like the Knicks are taking aim at the Heat afterall #Gloria

    • nbascreed - Mar 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      You’re a bum.

      ktgotgame.com

  2. isaiahforreal - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Finally James White is a bum I trust Woodson but can’t understand why he starts ..?

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 14, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      Supposedly defense, but he always seems to have 3 fouls before the 1st quarter even ends. What’s the point?

  3. timb12 - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Isn’t it past the deadline for him to play in the playoffs?

    • paleihe - Mar 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      No.

  4. kcar28 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Chipotle…Chipoooootttllllleeee

  5. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Sundiata Gaines? Sundiata Gaines??

    He’s not even good enough to be the last player off the bench for the Bobcats. Why would the Knicks EVER consider him?

    Why would anyone even mention him?

    • stephenolszewski - Mar 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Desperate times call for very desperate measures

  6. rob0527 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Just what the Knicks need, another guy on the bench who can’t play. If Delonte West is signed, will he bring his guns and Lebrons mother. Just a thought.

  7. drewzducks - Mar 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Deloitte in NYC…nothing could possibly go wrong.

  8. drewzducks - Mar 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Delonte…unless he’s a Touche.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    He doesn’t offer anything but fouls. Has never expanded his game (although he was strictly a dunk artist to me back when he was coming out of HS in the DMV and at Cincy TBH), and doesn’t use his athleticism nearly as well as he should defensively.

  10. kavika6 - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly hate the Knicks more. Another worthless trouble-maker.

  11. mcsuave - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    LB says ” somebody call my mamma”. That will be his battle cry if West is signed by Knicks. Get your WWF wrestling gear ready.

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