Monday, July 19, 2010
Knickerbocker Nation Summer League Wrap-up
Mike and Donnie must be pretty happy with how the summer league went for their rookies and 2nd year players. Summer league isn’t so much about wins and losses, but more about how the guys compete and handle the pressure. Clear standouts are rookie Landry Fields (SF, 6’7”) who averaged 15 points a game and shot an impressive 53% from the field. . I can see the Knicks trying to move Fields to shooting guard down the road. Toney Douglass was the appointed captain and averaged 14 points and 5 assists and looked good as the floor leader. Bill Walker dropped 25lbs this offseason and it paid off as he attacked at will and showed impressive range. Looks like the Knicks will definitely pick up the option on his contract and resign him. Jerome Jordan did a good job at center and should make the team. Rautins is a heady player, but really struggled with his shooting and will be on the bubble coming into training camp. All in all there are 4 players that are locks to make the roster with a few more in the mix.