|NBABrothers Thoughts & Theories||
If you’re an NBA player nearing retirement age, no need to worry, the Knicks have a home for you. The Knicks now have the oldest squad in the league, with veteran players like Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby and our most recent recruit, Rasheed Wallace, listed on the roster.
The Knicks appear to be using a new strategy, if that is what you want to call it. It is about the same as calling the team’s upcoming season as “interesting”. My guess is the Knick management decided something like this: “Let’s try to gather as many players past their prime as we can, and we’ll tell everybody that we meant to do that. We won’t admit that we didn’t make any awesome trades this summer and that we planned to get rid of Lin anyway. We will say that we wanted these guys all along and we succeeded in getting them on our team. We’ll say we wanted to go with ‘experience’ and that youth is not all that great after all. I mean sure the other teams will have more energy, speed, endurance, and prime talent but we got experience.”
So, that is the news spin put on this year’s NY team, it’s all about experience. Now, I think experience is a good thing when it is combined with a team that also has stamina and some star talent at his peak. For example, David Robinson had experience and veteran leadership to combine with Tim Duncan's youthful talent. It's not that older players can't win, it's just that they can't take it all the way. Last year, the Celtics put on a great performance with an older team. But, in the end, they did not have what it takes to get past the younger guys. While, I appreciate the experience of the Knicks squad, I would have preferred younger guys with a different type of experience, such as winning a title. Please comment.
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.