It is tempting to run with the Post’s story this morning, of Chris Paul making a toast at Carmelo Anthony’s wedding about him, the groom, and Amar’e Stoudemire making up their own Big Three, but we’re not going to do that, because we’re so exhausted and still a little demoralized from LeBron Watch that it’s just too soon. (Go ahead, get excited all you’d like. We’ll catch up later.) Instead, we’d like to take a look at the other players the Knicks agreed with over the weekend. Two more, guys. This is almost like an actual team now.
First off, the mystery man: Russian center Timofey Mozgov, or, as we’ve decided to call him, Tina-Fey Mozgov. He’s seven-foot-one, athletic, tough, and has developed almost completely under the radar. Most teams didn’t even know he was eligible to play in the States, but he and his agent specifically wanted him to play for Mike D’Antoni — and not for the Russian across the river.
“No, I didn’t talk to him,” Mozgov’s agent, Bouna Ndiaye, said when asked if Prokhorov had tried to land Mozgov for the Nets. “I really focused on the Knicks. And I did not focus on the Nets because the Nets would take longer to rebuild. I liked Mike D’Antoni’s system better than the Nets.”
The deal appears to be for three years and $9 million, which is a great deal if he’s a starter, an average deal if he gives the Knicks solid minutes, and a wretched deal if he’s Frederic Weis. But he doesn’t look like Frederic Weis to us.The Knicks Almost Have Themselves a Full Roster Now