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bodiddley

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #2925 on: Today at 02:13:50 AM »

Jeez, PHX waived Awful Rivers and just ate his (pro-rated) $12.5M.
And this while they have a rook PG Melton and 38 year old Craw as their only PG's.

Really I thought AuRevoir was more of a need than Oubre, since PHX already has Bridges, TJ Warren Commission, Josh Jax, and Holmes -- ie they don't really need another SF.

Funny:  I check ESPN's depth chart for PHX and they list Rivers as the Suns starting PG.   ESPN often does a poor job with their depth charts.  But just underscores that Rivers looked like a useful piece.
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« Reply #2926 on: Today at 04:31:11 AM »

Not sure how much longer Mud is going to be able to make some of these tough shots he's been putting up.  His get in the paint, plant a shoulder in the opponent, and shoot a short fall-away J has been a new-found go-to move.  That's encouraging and sustainable, though teams may start to have a 2nd defender sag in from the perimeter to affect that. 

Mud also has been making some good reads/passes at times.  And his penetration has been nice, while his rim finishes seem up.  Still some bad passes and a good deal of off-balance shots.

His confidence level is sky high and that makes a huge difference for players.  Props to Fizz. 

IF Mud becomes a genuine starting quality PG, it raises a few Q's for the Knickers.  What to do with Franc.  The defense of a Mud-Tim Jr backcourt.  How much do you re-sign Muddy for.  Etc.

And another question I have: has Mud developed any chemistry with another teammate.  Kanter first comes to mind, and he might not be back next year.  Others?   I still think the biggest issue for a NYK PG is how they work with KZ.  Which means Mud's (& Franc's) biggest challenge still lies ahead.
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« Reply #2927 on: Today at 06:00:49 AM »

Mudiay is in really good shape. If he stays healthy, he should easily maintain his counting stats if not up them a decent amount. Because the season is still early, his shuffled in and booty played games still loom large. Itís likely though his percentages slip as teams give him more focus and energy in opposition. Hopefully he stays involved and sets new career highs despite the pressure. Iíd give him his tender and pay him over his cap hold if he can do that.

How many players set a career high in any category at Jamalís age? Not many Iíd hazzard.

Iíd like us to keep, develop, and play Mudiay, Ntilikina, and Trier as lead guards who can play with each other. Iíd take calls on Hardaway, Lee, and Burke hoping they play better and better all the time.

Iíd also take calls on Kanter and Mario though thereís no urgency. I just donít expect them back except possibly as cheap depth filler for one or two if they donít find better options. If he has more games like tonightís rather than his better games, Luke is in that list as well.

Mitch, KP, Vonleh, Knox, and Dotson are all keepers to build up. Fortunately 3 are already sown up for next year. Iím done with Lance and hope soon the same can be said of the Knicks.

This is the earliest I can remember being fully behind a tank. It strange though because I fully want to win each game. When it starts to not happen this year, I find it ok instead of maddening. I just hope it stays fun.

TJ Warren isnít as good as we made him look, but he can play. I think heíll be a value player through his contract if healthy.

Who takes Rivers for the minimum? He can earn that surely...

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kiiidcarter8

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #2928 on: Today at 07:29:37 AM »

The "stiff" Josh Jackson...
5-8, 14, 7 and 3

Who called JoshJax a stiff?

You're kidding, right?

Don't be so sensitive.
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« Reply #2929 on: Today at 07:33:44 AM »

Austin Rivers was horrible after leaving Dad.

May have been a fine player if he found the nerve to stay 3-4 years at Duke

No.  He is no Crawford.

Austin not the guy you think of keeping on for "presence", to say the least.

Back with Clips on a min deal?  We shall see.

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« Reply #2930 on: Today at 07:57:37 AM »

Yeah.....Suns didn't do too well for Ariz a

Strange 15 mil signing.  Tough number for teams to fit.  And metrics weren't good on him this year

But of course Trev gets a bit of a rebirth now.  They always liked him in Wash. (fans....etc).

Sat likely back to second unit.  And Deker has looked pretty good with KO's minutes.  I think Sammay be kept andblossom.
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