SB Nation’s Knicks blog, Posting and Toasting, weighs in on the proposed addition:
An Iverson signing seems like a lateral, temporary move that is unseemly and somewhat counter-productive, though not nearly as devastating as, say, signing Jason Kidd for three years would have been. To me, the continued blossoming of Toney Douglas, Danilo Gallinari, and Jordan Hill (which, mind you, requires that they all get minutes) would sell more tickets than a ‘90s relic eating the youngsters’ minutes. I have always loved Iverson as a player, but the one-year rental of a veteran doesn’t sit well with me. If Walsh feels the need to make signings, why not reach into the D-League and mine for a diamond in the rough—another piece with which to rebuild? What’s Joe Crawford up to?
That Iverson’s being unfavorably juxtaposed with D-League denizens like Joe Crawford tells you all you need to know about his current trajectory. Good luck, Knicks fans.