With the lack of consistency from Toney Douglas, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, the Knicks need an automatic jump shooter. I also think they need someone to attack the rim at will, but a shooter is certainly a need as well.
And obviously, the Knicks could use some depth up front. Their front line is starting to look like the Giants offensive line.
Roger Mason just simply hasn't made shots. Should he get one more look? Andy Rautins may be worth a look as well, but it's clear he's not in a position to succeed in other elements of the game just yet.
Bill Walker seems to want to step in and be that 3 point bomber and he loves and can make the top of the key 3, but hasn't done it enough to garner more minutes.
So the question becomes where are the shots coming from? Is Azubuike the guy? I mean, I've read and heard his practice workouts made him seem like a retired player. He needs time, and I wouldn't bank on much contribution right away. Towards February? Yes. But will he get the reps and the opportunity if it's not working out for him right away?
How about adding Devean George, Kenny Thomas or Mikki Moore?
George only played 45 games last year and he learned to be a spot-shooter. He's 33 and has big game, shot ability. Automatic from the field he is not...but who is?
Moore would add a great mid-range element, insurance and some size up front.Thomas is a pro's pro who would provide great post defense and, again, toughness.
Again, I don't anticipate any roster moves, but if the Knicks are serious about the playoffs, they need to inject some players who are available who have playoff experience.
Just some food for thought.