The New York Knicks’ biggest challenge this summer is to convince Carmelo Anthony to stay with the team, but regardless of whether or not they manage to keep their superstar, they will have very little wiggle room to add more talent.
With no cap space, the team will be very limited in who they can sign, but one solution could be to re-unite Andrew Bynum with Phil Jackson in The Big Apple.
From ESPN New York:
Bynum signed a veteran’s minimum contract to play with the Indiana Pacers in the middle of the 2013-14 season. Knee injuries limited him to just two games with Indiana. His reputation and career seems to be in need of repair after the injuries and drama over the past two seasons. If anyone can get him back on track, it’s Phil Jackson, whom Bynum enjoyed success with in Los Angeles.
It’s a very bold statement on behalf of ESPN New York.
Bynum signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign and played 24 games before being waived by the team.
The big man then went on to join the Indiana Pacers, but played just two games before the team sent him packing.
Bynum did have a lot of success under Jackson, and Phil’s presence adds a lot to the Knicks’ chances to lure talent in the future, but this is hardly any kind of solution.
Bynum is far removed from his glory days, and his reported lack of motivation as well as his knee problems wouldn’t do anything to solve the dysfunctional mess that is the Knicks.