Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward a deal to sign veteran free agent Lamar Odom before the NBA regular season ends Wednesday, according to sources briefed on the situation.
The point of signing him now is to be able to work with Odom in the off-season and see if he’ll be in any shape to contribute next season. The 2nd year on this deal is not-guaranteed.. so if the summer goes poorly, the Knicks can just cut him.
Potentially Phil’s first move - interesting.
Since we don’t have cap space or draft picks this off-season, Phil is going to need to get creative with altering the roster. Not sure how this is going to pan out, but it’s a no risk opportunity.
I think this good stretch of basketball the Knicks are playing is due in large part to the resurgence of JR. Would you agree? He definitely shooting like his old self, and giving Melo the help he needs offensively.
also: better defense all around and Amare has been a huge help on the offensive end as well.
Just good basketball against teams we should beat. real test is coming up though, pretty much every team we play from here on out is a playoff team.