I begged and pleaded for the Knicks to draft Kenneth Faried back in 2011. Everyone on here said he is undersized, he is not a good shooter. Now almost two years later, Shumpert is on the trading block, and Faried is progressing into one of the more dominant forces in the paint. Was anyone else upset the Knicks passed on this guy back in 11 ?
Thats a traditional lineup with STAT playing the 6th man role splitting minutes with Kenneth.
Now we have a tweener guard instead who quite honestly doesn't have a huge role on this team. I love Shumps intensity on D, but on the offensive side of the floor, he can be non existent at times.
With Faired and Chandler in the paint, you become one of the best rebounding teams in the NBA. Come playoff time when the Knicks are giving up offensive rebounds to more physical teams, they will regret playing Melo at the 4.