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bodiddley

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Re: Mudiay
« Reply #1350 on: Today at 05:42:48 AM »


We have seen palpable improvement in the overall games and leadership of both Timmy and Enes.

What are you basing this on?
Looks like the same old Tim to me so far (in of course a small sample).
Can get streaky hot, shoots a low %, not a defender.
What am I missing?
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Re: Mudiay
« Reply #1351 on: Today at 06:39:19 AM »


We have seen palpable improvement in the overall games and leadership of both Timmy and Enes.

What are you basing this on?
Looks like the same old Tim to me so far (in of course a small sample).
Can get streaky hot, shoots a low %, not a defender.
What am I missing?

What are you missing? 

Apparently the better part of all three games. 

Timmy's overall game is better balanced.  He is getting out on the break and attacking the basket more.  His shot selection is not so 3-point dominant.  He is looking to his team mates.  Yes, still a high volume shooter, but on this team, someone who can make shots needs to take shots. 

And Enes has been a double-double on demand. 

Both are working harder and more purposefully on the defensive end. 

People have reacted with predictable snark towards Fizdale as per him trusting Timmy on that final possession against LeVert.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  Coach's way of saying, I believe in you...I believe you can take the next step as a defender.  Putting Frank on LeVert makes a world of sense.  Fizz thinking long term, and the possibility that Timmy is capable of applying his athleticism to such a match-up, as in better days ahead...building his confidence and pride. 

Fizz's argument is that he didn't want to lose Hardaway. 

We shall see if it bears fruit. 

Some folks are unlikely to ever give Timmy any props, or so it would seem. 
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bodiddley

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1352 on: Today at 07:22:35 AM »

The first two games were against very weak teams.
And BKY was missing RHJ and DMC.  Wing defenders.
I missed the first game.
Saw parts of the 2nd and the final 3Q's of the Celts game.

Until the terrific sequence where Tim nailed 2 3's and took a charge he was having a poor game v. BOS on both ends.
He's taken some bad shots and shown poor defense both games I saw.
25 FG's and 0 assists wasn't exactly looking for his teammates.
And he's averaging nearly 10 3's per game so far.

Really I think the opposite is true -- that some folks look to praise Tim when he does the slightest good.  In any case, saying he's roughly the same in a very small sample isn't really criticizing.

Othersowise, I don't think lead offensive option and 35 mins a night is a good role for Tim, and not the best way to evaluate him.
When he was tasked to defend LaVert on the final play, it was his 36th minute out there and he had undertaken a heavy offensive load.
And of course, Franc is a better defender regardless.
It also didn't help that our help defense was late and useless.

Kanter has been an M-A-N on offense, but his D has been pretty chumpy.  He's too afraid to come out and when he sags back he isn't quick enough of feet or decision to recover to his man.  It certainly doesn't help that we don't have any PF who can provide long-armed help defense.  Which I assume is why Fizz tried two brief stints with Kant and MitchRob both out there.  And later KZ will help Kant. 

Even before we traded for Kanter I noticed and commented that Kanter make a good faith effort of D.  He just reacts a bit slow, doesn't have long arms, and gets beat routinely.  But he tries.  So the coaches need to help him with angles, quicker reactions, and when to dish out a solid foul and when to back off, for some incremental improvement.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1353 on: Today at 08:37:54 AM »

Hardaway's PER is 21.9

Career is 13.6

Career high is 15.2

THJ is 6th in points and 12th in PPG
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1354 on: Today at 08:40:21 AM »

Meanwhile we are 1-2 - with a win over one of the worst NBA teams - and most here don't want to see what we look like with Mudiay.

Funny - when EM seemed to be playing well the masses wanted to credit Fizdale (not any natural progression) - now they want EM nowhere near the team after an ankle injury - and especially not after precious Franklitina (PER 7.5) had a couple of stinkers.

heh
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