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Basketball / Luka
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:49:36 PM »
Franc and the 9 for the 3

Many here would not have done that.

Well, Iím certainly not one of those many. Been a Doncic booster for more than a year before the draft.

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Basketball / Re: Luka
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:06:21 AM »

DAL v. HOU.  Doncic was having a messy game.  lot of effort, but not getting much done.  Good plays mixed with bad.  But then down 8 with under 3 mins left, Luca popped in a wide open corner 3.  Then did a step back straight on 3 over Capela!  Hit a short midrange shot getting free in the paint.  then another stepback 3 over Capela.  A Doncic 11-0 run (helped that CP3 missed a pair of FT's in the middle), and DAL won.  Crazy.  Doncic really has a knack.  He works hard and tries all the time, and when he gets hot even questionable shots work.  The guy has that special something.  It will be something when he tightens up his game, but the razzle is part of his package.  Having a terrific season.

DONCIC, thatís the guy I wanted. Pity that ship has sailed!

As far as I know we never tried to deal up for him.

So? We didn't have anything to offer other than KP and that wasn't gonna happen. The ship sailed when our pick was #9.

Right.  I mean....you're not offering Franc for him at that point.

You still aren't.  Folly that you need to own.

Iím offering Franc for Doncic in less than a New York minute. Problem is Dallas would laugh off the offer, what a joke!

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Basketball / Re: Luka
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:34:59 PM »

DAL v. HOU.  Doncic was having a messy game.  lot of effort, but not getting much done.  Good plays mixed with bad.  But then down 8 with under 3 mins left, Luca popped in a wide open corner 3.  Then did a step back straight on 3 over Capela!  Hit a short midrange shot getting free in the paint.  then another stepback 3 over Capela.  A Doncic 11-0 run (helped that CP3 missed a pair of FT's in the middle), and DAL won.  Crazy.  Doncic really has a knack.  He works hard and tries all the time, and when he gets hot even questionable shots work.  The guy has that special something.  It will be something when he tightens up his game, but the razzle is part of his package.  Having a terrific season.

DONCIC, thatís the guy I wanted. Pity that ship has sailed!

As far as I know we never tried to deal up for him.

So? We didn't have anything to offer other than KP and that wasn't gonna happen. The ship sailed when our pick was #9.

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Basketball / Re: The double-double machine
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:32:49 PM »
We don't NEED much from a 23-29 win team.

How much did we NEED Kyle O'Quinn?  Or Michael Beasley?  The Forum wanted to keep both.

Enes is a much better player than those two. Why you want an automatic double-double out of town? Just make a reasonable offer and see if he accepts.

I don't know... i think the value of the "walking double double" is overrated in today's game.

A) With faster space and scoring up there are more possessions and shot attempts taken - so more opportunities to get 10 and 10.
B) He would probably need to average 20 and 15 to make up for the lack of defense
C) Can't shoot threes, or even the standard Kurt Thomas /  David Lee 2-Pt Set shot. 
D) Needs to score off of misses.  Has limited low post game against good defenses.
e) double double in Pt/Rebs is the easiest type of double double to find a replacement for.  He is big and near the rim.  Not an exclusive skill. 
f) He is an "Elite" rebounder on the offensive glass.  Not much else in his game.  Not a slick passer.  Average IQ.  Clueless on D though effortful.

What's that worth?  A Mario Hezonja type deal maybe.  But I wouldn't prioritize Enes this summer and he will probably take an offer before we get around to him.

I actually think the value of the "walking double-double" is underrated. We have to adjust to what we have, not necessarily to what almost everybody else is doing.

and B) a 20-15 average for Kanter is very doable, given enough minutes and continuity.


Kam, your breakdown on Kanter is spot on. You might be overvaluing him. Baker money is the most Iíd pay.

Fac, don't be so cheap. You'll regret it.


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Basketball / Luka
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:35:06 PM »

DAL v. HOU.  Doncic was having a messy game.  lot of effort, but not getting much done.  Good plays mixed with bad.  But then down 8 with under 3 mins left, Luca popped in a wide open corner 3.  Then did a step back straight on 3 over Capela!  Hit a short midrange shot getting free in the paint.  then another stepback 3 over Capela.  A Doncic 11-0 run (helped that CP3 missed a pair of FT's in the middle), and DAL won.  Crazy.  Doncic really has a knack.  He works hard and tries all the time, and when he gets hot even questionable shots work.  The guy has that special something.  It will be something when he tightens up his game, but the razzle is part of his package.  Having a terrific season.

DONCIC, thatís the guy I wanted. Pity that ship has sailed!

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Basketball / The double-double machine
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:30:36 PM »
We don't NEED much from a 23-29 win team.

How much did we NEED Kyle O'Quinn?  Or Michael Beasley?  The Forum wanted to keep both.

Enes is a much better player than those two. Why you want an automatic double-double out of town? Just make a reasonable offer and see if he accepts.

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Basketball / Re: K&K&K&K [Free Agents, Summer 2019]
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »
Be interesting to see if any of the free agents we are interested in are actually on the move. 

Kawhi, Kevin, Kemba. 

I think they all stay put. 

Nagel projects Kawhi as a done deal to the Clippers. 

Mmmm, I'm not so sure.  He has been a very good fit on the Raptors, who can offer him that fifth year. 

Likewise Kevin and Kemba. 

As for Kemba...well, I think we have half a shot at him, being a New Yorker, and that whole Garden connection and all. 

But he is THE FACE OF THE CHARLOTTE FRANCHISE.  And they are building something, seemingly....finally...

Failing our Big Three, to whom do the Prophets Of Hoops project us offering our cap space to? 

As for the received wisdom which discounts a nightly double double, well, we shall see. 

I do not believe that position-less hoops notwithstanding, KP projects himself as a center, but as a Stretch Four. 

Obviously, he will get minutes at the 4 and the 5 spots. 

But he had a good chemistry with Kanter, though the prevailing narrative is that this is meaningless moving forward. 

We shall see. 

A lot depends on the draft, and if the ghost of Dave DeBusshere bequeaths us the mighty Zion, well, the domino effect would appear to anoint KP as our 5, Zion as the 4 and Knox as the 3, or Zion as the 3 and Knox as the 4. 

Anyway, without hope the spirit must perish. 

Robinson and Vonleh and KP as our sole cadre of bigs seems a touch thin going forward.

et tu Chip?

Enes Kanter will be a free agent that we need and can have. Never mind the Kamster.

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Basketball / Enes says
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:08:13 PM »
Ask for Recep at Bosporus

Kamster, you know I'd never ask for that SOB.

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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:55:41 PM »

Kanter only got 18 minutes last night.  Mitchell got 19. 
Vonleh played 30 minutes.  That's 67 C/PF minutes out of 96.
The 29 other "BIG" minutes went to the likes of Kevin Knox.


If KK becomes our small ball 4 (Shawn Marion esque)...  Then Mitchell and Noah are our bench bigs.

There won't even be time for a Kanter.


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Basketball / PP#2
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:49:37 PM »
Sorry.  Call it what it is

FIZDALE being embarrassed at home.

not just Fitzdale . it's the players.  no defense.,  no pride.  imagine paying to see this crap.

chip?  you have anything positive to say?


am i being too harsh or just a pissed off fan?

Us positive pussies didnít see this game.

(Only some Knick Knox and Knick tilikina).

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Basketball / La opinion del Trumpo Chico
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:50:31 PM »
G League alert

Westchester vs Lakers (no Machado)

Currently on msg.

So.....

ask me who looks good.

Afraid nobody's interested in mini-Trump's opinion, la opiniůn del Trumpo Chico.

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Basketball / POSITIVE PUSSY FOREVER
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:57:15 PM »
Wow, what a game!

Go Knicks!!!

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Basketball / Re: Positive Pussies
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:57:02 PM »
Us positive pussies didnít see the game.

how can you be a PP?

are you taking drugs?

bad boy.

The Memphis game made me do it.

Plus the name, which you created, is very ... inspirational.

then i take it back and please look at our record and take a very hard look at the stats .

we can't shoot ( LAST in FG%) 


Positivepussyness is blind, especially after a long time of seeing nothing but horrible bball. Then the Memphis game happens, what can I tell you?

OTOH, Positivepussynes doesn't last forever (except for Chip, that is).

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Basketball / Re: Positive Pussies
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:36:39 AM »
Us positive pussies didnít see the game.

how can you be a PP?

are you taking drugs?

bad boy.

The Memphis game made me do it.

Plus the name, which you created, is very ... inspirational.

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Basketball / Positive Pussies
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:05:14 PM »
Us positive pussies didnít see the game.

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