Billups Wants Knicks To Build A Cohesive Team
With superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire signed to long-term deals, Chauncey Billups wants the Knicks to set about filling in the holes on their roster.
“I think that in any situation you got to get a team,’’ Billups said. “It’s not about names, how many people on your team can make the All-Star Game. It’s not about that at all. It’s about putting the right pieces together. You got to have a cohesive unit. You got to have guys that know to play off of one another, guys that are going to be unselfish on both ends of the floor. Those are things that win championships, and we’ve seen that clear as day in the Finals.
“We got two of the biggest names in basketball already (in Anthony and Stoudemire)," Billups said. "It’s not about that. It’s about getting somebody that can play with the talent that you have… You look at the Mavericks, and they just share the basketball every time down the floor… Dirk is one of the best the game has ever seen. But he couldn’t do it by himself… So it’s all about the team.
“We need a lot,’’ said Billups. “We got (six) free agents…. We need a lot of stuff. That’s why the front office gets paid the big bucks. It’s their job to do it. It’s our job to execute.’’