Saturday , Aug , 01 , 2009 Oly Sandor

New York would love ‘White Chocolate’

White Chocolate’s bag of tricks could soon be on display at basketball’s Mecca, the great Madison Square Garden. Yes, after losing out on point guards Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Ramon Sessions, New York has turned its attention to acquiring Jason Williams. Today, Yahoo is reporting that the Knicks have claimed Mr. Behind-The-Back off waivers from the Los Angeles Clippers …


New York would love 'White Chocolate'


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Our Very Quick Analysis: White Chocolate’s bag of tricks could soon be on display at basketball’s Mecca, the great Madison Square Garden.

Yes, after losing out on point guards Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Ramon Sessions, New York has turned its attention to acquiring Jason Williams. Today, Yahoo is reporting that the Knicks have claimed Mr. Behind-The-Back off waivers from the Los Angeles Clippers.

"The New York Knicks claimed point nguard Jason Williams off waivers Friday from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Knicks have until August 6th to negotiate a contract with the 10-year NBA veteran." (Marc J. Spears, Yahoo.com)

A few thoughts on this development:

  • J-Will, who retired shortly after signing with the Clippers last summer, would click with Mike D’Antoni. The Knicks’ sideline boss uses a wide-open system, which would encourage and nourish the veteran’s creativity and flair.
  • This isn’t all aesthetics. D’Antoni would also love Williams’ basketball IQ. Remember, the table-setter led the NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio, started on the 2006 world champion Heat, and won the trust of old school coach Hubie Brown.
  • Williams, at 33, has a couple of seasons left, especially after taking last year off to get healthy.  He could still handle significant minutes as a starter or provide a lift off the bench.
  • Nate Robinson, a restricted free agent, will likely re-sign with ‘The Five Burroughs’ in the next couple of weeks. Imagine the excitement of a Kryptonite and White Chocolate backcourt?


(Does it get any better than Williams and some classic Guns N’ Roses?)

Last year, fans missed Williams’ panache and smarts. Hopefully, a contract is worked out by the August 6th deadline and  he returns to the game on its grandest stage in New York.  

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