Ready or Not, Here They Come

By Jerald L. Hoover, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: October 15, 2010

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NEW YORK (BASN) — Now that the fake “preseason” games count for real and the competition is not of themselves in practice, the New York Knicks brass are able to see who can do and not do what.

David Lee is long gone to the Golden State Warriors in a sign and trade for: Kelenna Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf and Anthony Randolph. Azubuike is probably out for another two months, Turiaf has as much office as Jerome James, yes…that one!

And prize of the litter Randolph is struggling big time.

Meanwhile Lee is somewhere averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds in the preseason. Should the Knicks have kept Lee and paired him with Amar’e Stoudemire?

Well it’s way too early to tell, but probably not. The upside of Randolph is off the charts to many in the NBA circles. Perhaps he’s pressing a bit much trying to become 25 years old in 10 years time.

It doesn’t really work like that but you can appreciate the young man’s effort in trying to not only fit in but try to earn his paycheck (Sorry, Eddy Curry) on the court and actually playing.

So far other than Stoudemire no one has stood out. Danilo Gallinari is playing as if he’s still in Milan chilling out, point guard Ray Felton hasn’t exactly made Knick fans forget about Chris Duhon just yet.

But, one thing about it, the games right now do not count and the Knicks are still trying to develop chemistry for 11 new players. They need to learn to rebound a lot better also to make it work.