It has been reported today that the Knicks have hired Brian Keefe as an assistant coach.
You are probably saying, "Brian who?!?" I know right.
Well apparently this hiring is a manuever in anticipation of the 2016 free agent class and I'll explain.
Brian Keefe is apparently very close to Kevin Durant who becomes a free agent in 2016.
I believe that Knicks management, meaning Phil Jackson, believes that Keefe will be a chip to use when trying to persuade Durant to join the Knicks.
Well, I can tell you now that it ain't gonna work.
Durant will get his money from OKC with no question and he actually enjoys playing in a small market.
Also by 2016 Kobe and Tim Duncan should be gone freeing up the West to be his domain to rule for years to come.
Phil is out thinking himself again and I love it. If Phil had any smarts he'd resign Jeremy Tyler who was just released by Sacramento.
Tyler quickly picked up playing the passing center and hitting mid range jump shots in the new triangle offense during this year's summer league. Two skills Dalembert are sorely lacking.
However, I don't think Phil the genius has the ability to admit a mistake and bring Tyler back.
Maybe Billy King can scoop Tyler up to replace the scoring center threat gone with Andre Blatche'.
Tyler would make the ideal back up center to Brooke Lopez and allow Mason Plumlee to slide to the power forward position he is best suited to play.