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Question: Which player in the mix at #9 do you wish most to see as a Knick?
Carter - 4 (44.4%)
Trae - 1 (11.1%)
Knox - 0 (0%)
Shai - 0 (0%)
Mikal - 4 (44.4%)
Sexton - 0 (0%)
BobWill - 0 (0%)
Miles - 0 (0%)
MPJ - 0 (0%)
LW4 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 9

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« Reply #18900 on: March 06, 2018, 04:08:43 PM »

We also passed on Linsanity 2.0
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« Reply #18901 on: March 07, 2018, 01:06:22 AM »

Mudsanity is having trouble getting traction . . .
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« Reply #18902 on: March 07, 2018, 10:51:11 AM »

These are the types of games where Muddy doesn't look like an NBA player.  Focus?  Confidence?  No fundamentals to fall back on?

Apparently Bees blamed his slump on not getting the ball in the right places.  Which not only coincides with KZ going down, but Muddy replacing Jack.

I like that HornyJeff inserted defenders Lance and Franc into the starting lineup (even if Franc was just replacing an absent Courtly).

I saw that Burke was 2-12 Fg and figured it was due to taking tough shots.  But mostly he just missed good looks.  Happens.

Troy continues to provide hustle plays and athleticism of the type the Knix are not known for.
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« Reply #18903 on: March 07, 2018, 11:03:24 AM »

OKC updates have been lacking.
As they drop into 7th in a very bunched up conference.

v. HOU, Thunder were sloppy.  Often sending two guys to contest a 3 point shooter.  Or just leaving a guy open. 

Rather physical play between Harden and Paul George.  Seems like physical play has picked up the past week or two.

Melo was hot early 1Q and late 2Q.  The game off for rest helped him.
Now a Top 20 all-time scorer.
Mostly played chumpy D, but at least realized when he was switched on to Harden that he needed to guard the 3 point line.  On drives, harden abused him.

Funny, when Melo uses a pick and gets a big switched on him -- mostly Capela in this game-- there is about a 5% chance he's going to drive.  He's going to dribble about and jack a 3.  Similarly, when CP3 gets a mismatch he's going to dance around and hoist a 3 or start a drive and then go to a midrange fallaway J.  Don't know why defenders don't understand this.  Make players do what they don't want to do.

Now Harden might do anything, though also prefers to launch a 3 over a Big.  Harden had a trip-dub, with 10 turnovers.

Anyway, OKC looks like a 46 W team.  They better get CoreyBrew up to speed and insert him in the starting 5 and hope that works.  They have a losing Road record.  And just not coherent on O, or locked in on D. 

Anyway, OKC needs to get it in gear for the playoffs.  And gte themselves out of the 7th hole.
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« Reply #18904 on: March 07, 2018, 12:48:03 PM »

Draft:

Interesting - Jaren Jackson up to #2 on NBAdraft.net

Doncic at 5.

Have Knicks taking the point SEXTON, with Knox and the Bridges boys available ( I do think a Bridges may go top eight)

Steph redux?  T Young taken right before us, at 8, by Bulls.

My guy Williams at 14 to Clippers.
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« Reply #18905 on: March 07, 2018, 12:52:43 PM »

Knicks projected second rounders:


Kenrich Williams - TCU 6-7 SF
Alize Johnson - Missouri State 6-9 PF

Johnson:

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/01/30/alize-johnson-missouri-state-basketball-rebounding-nba-draft
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« Reply #18906 on: March 07, 2018, 12:57:54 PM »

Re:  OKC

Heard one analyst this week say Melo is not even a JAG (just another guy) player right now.  He is playing that poorly and OKC might benefit from a lineup change

Melo's FT per 36 down to a measly 3.0 (was mid 6's with Knicks)
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« Reply #18907 on: March 07, 2018, 01:21:44 PM »

Thing is they have such a young and weak bench that they can't move Melo to the bench or give him too much time off.
He looks aged.  Sub-prime Melo. 

Melo had a nice game the 1st one after the break, then slumped since.
He only had 3 assists . . . in February.

He hasn't been shooting well, his D is iffy, he doesn't move the ball, doesn't get FT's.   He's a spot up 3-point shooter who gets a couple post-ups a game.  He was streaky in the HOU game, but at least had two hot streaks.

Basically, OKC has to make sure Melo is rested and ready for the playoffs.  And hope the team catches fire. It might sound crazy, but at this point, maybe they are better being a 7/8 seed and trying to knock off GS/HOU in the first round before either team gets playoff momentum.
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« Reply #18908 on: March 07, 2018, 02:53:43 PM »

OKC has to work it out to even stay in the hunt. 3 teams, Den, Utah, and the Clips are within two games back. With around 15 to go. It’s not inconceivable that OKC plays themselves into an early vacation.

Mudiay is disastrous in every facet of the game right now. He’s got to be taught every aspect of the game from the ground up to be effective at this level. If Williams wasn’t such a clear upgrade over Doug, I’d regret the trade. I’m not optimistic Mudiay puts enough together through summer work to become rotation worthy.

I’m ready to watch Frank, Trey, Timmy, DD, and Williams develop as Knicks. Mudiay can continue to feel around for his game this year. Next year, play like this should bury him.
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« Reply #18909 on: March 08, 2018, 11:36:16 AM »

https://sports.yahoo.com/rockets-hunted-carmelo-anthony-thats-going-problem-thunder-205514471.html
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« Reply #18910 on: March 08, 2018, 01:18:13 PM »

Good piece - thanks
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« Reply #18911 on: March 08, 2018, 01:24:08 PM »

Orlando lost by one to the Lakers last night.  Really needed that win for ORL in the tankathon.

We are creeping up on the Bulls and we own the losing tiebreaker so we just need to tie them cuz they swept us.
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« Reply #18912 on: March 08, 2018, 02:12:24 PM »

D Rose signs with T-Wolves, who are 4-6 in last ten and just 2 games on the plus side of the playoffs (Denver, Utah)
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« Reply #18913 on: March 08, 2018, 06:33:33 PM »

Knicks savior hides in plain sight in Dallas

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2762742-from-iraq-to-dallas-ncaa-bad-boy-marshall-henderson-still-chasing-hoops-dream?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

Get on it, Scott Perry!

(would be fun, if nothing else)
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« Reply #18914 on: March 09, 2018, 01:42:43 AM »

Bulls were warned by Silver not to sit Lopez and Holiday when they are healthy.
So the ex-Knix might do us a favor.

Of course, Knix sitting starting PG Jack, but it's understandable given that we brought in young Mud (and Burke).

ORL got jobbed on a ridiculous call.  Later ruled erroneous.
But there was just 0.6 secs left with Magi down 1 Point.


SA should have beaten GS, but they couldn't stop Durant down the stretch.
Kyle Anderson was guarding Durant and had his confidence shaken enough that it hurt them on at least 2 late off. possessions: 1) Anderson got the ball in the paint about 8 feet out and didn't look to shoot or drive  2) Kyle was open at the 3 point line and didn't look at the rim, passing along the perimeter.

Durant missed an endgame FT, and SAS got off a good tying shot by Forbes, which was short.  If healthy, Kawhi would be on Durant.

Spurs also often failed to take advantage of double-teams on LMA. Once or twice they moved it for a layup, but also had a turnover and a few times where they gained nothing.

I only saw the 4Q.
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