Star power is fine but true winning teams in the NBA can't win championships without depth and it seems the New York Knicks don't have it. With things going stale in Dallas, would Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian take a risk joining Jeremy Lin?
New York Knicks could use veteran NBA leadership on the bench like Odom
Things have looked up for New York fans of late. Their Giants won the Super Bowl. The Rangers are back in the thick of good hockey team. Now even the Knicks have found their way. Much of the credit goes to Linsanity and the badly needed boost of energy he gives. In fact Forbes Magazine reports the Lin brand hasn't waned at all despite a midseason coaching change. The New York Knicks are back to winning but experts still don't believe the team has enough to beat the top league contenders. One reason is its apparent lack of leadership from the starters down to the bench. Outside of Jeremy Lin, no player has the total confidence of fans, especially known malcontent Carmelo Anthony. A talented roster like that needs veteran leadership. Any coach or manager would admit it, but where can they find it this late in the year? The answer may come out of the Lone Star state.
Odom and Kardashian have lost the trust from Dallas Mavericks coach
Lamar Odom won two championships and became the best bench player in the NBA while with the Los Angeles Lakers. Together he set out with wife Khloe Kardashian in hopes of keeping that reputation intact. Sadly that isn't the case. Odom has gone through his worst season in years with the Dallas Mavericks. After months of firm support, head coach Rick Carlisle finally got fed up and benched the 33-year-old. Unless he can regain some of his old form, Odom might not survive the season before getting cut. While most teams would avoid him because of age, would an unsettled team like New York make a deal. Odom has championship experience and over a decade of pro basketball success at his disposal. Should the Mavericks release him, the Knicks could get him for cheap and add valuable veteran leadership to one of their weak points.
Nothing stays set in stone but the NBA tends to surprise. The New York Knicks and Jeremy Lin can win in the regular season but don't have enough experience in most experts' minds to really compete for a title. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian aren't white knights on horseback. However, if the Dallas Mavericks don't want them, they still have something to offer a team in need of experience.