Less than 24 hours after clinching a their second consecutive playoff berth, the Knicks are making news. All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire returns to the starting lineup tonight after missing the last 13 games to treat a bulging disc in his back. Coach Mike Woodson announced today that Landry Fields would head to the bench, in order to make room for Amare in the starting lineup. Also, news surfaced that the team plans to waive swing man Bill Walker, in order to sign 6’11″ C Dan Gadzuric.
Last night against the Miami Heat, Bill Walker played the majority of his time at the power forward position.
Playing Walker at the four is VERY effective against smaller teams because while he may not be the tallest guy going for the rebound, he will be the most energetic.
Bill Walker came into the 2010-2011 season with some confidence. After a mid-season trade sent him to New York, Walker turned heads and played very well. During the 2010 season Walker provided instant offense and tons of energy while coming off the bench. He threw-down monster slams and got the home crowd pumped-up, as well as sinking deep three pointers on a routine basis.