Robert Sacre would fill in admirably as a backup big man for any team, including the Knicks. (Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE)
As I was looking through the interweb for the usual stuff, I came across this little story that mentioned Gonzaga's Robert Sacre and the New York Knicks. It seems, like Andrew Nicholson and Kris Joseph, Sacre has also been on the Draft workout trail.
The article mentions that he was in on a Knicks workout Tuesday with Cincinnati big Yancy Gates (which would have been a great match up I think) and it also mentions that he would be a viable option to back up Tyson Chandler.
I got to thinking about this and it would make sense for the ways that the post mentions: Sacre is of great size and athletic ability to play with the NBA bigs and as a back up option, he could possible be a steal if he doesn't get Drafted this June which is very possible with the many great athletic wings available in the second round.
After thinking, I got to think about it more and this would actually make a whole lot of sense for New York. Sacre would play a role as a backup and really, on team that will likely feature shot-happy Melo, Amare and probably Toney Douglas (yes he's trigger happy indeed for a PG), stepping in to do the dirty work of defending the paint and cleaning the glass would be right up his alley.
Sacre's biggest asset going into the Draft will be his athleticism and defensive ability and at his size he becomes an instant 10-15 minute guy for any team that will take him. And when you look at the roster that only has a frontcourt made up of Melo, Amare and Chandler with your lone bench big man Josh Harrellson, Sacre looks like a huge step up right now.