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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 11:34:46 PM »
Depends on your definition of tenacity

But regardless - no - I don't really see Paul George in Dotson.

People keep undervaluing DD and writing him off, and no matter how many times he has been buried on the bench or out of the rotation or recovering from injury, when he gets his opportunities, HE IS READY. 

Paul George?  Heh. 

But a worker bee with considerable character.  And as for tenacity?  All of those DNPs and he still comes back to play when he sees daylight. 

That's how I define tenacity. 

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 11:29:22 PM »
Timmy is playing really well in Dallas.....

Don't wake up Bo...

Hardaway disappeared late in OT (I'll save Bo the time)

Real good game.  Liking MIA a lot.

Miami is really impressive.  Have developed some nice pups, like the Raptors. 

If ever there were a Pat Riley player, it is Jimmy Butler. 

You might be right about RJ as a 3. 

But you are seriously undervaluing Dotson.  He is a worker bee with a legit trey and defensive tenacity, which no one ever accused Timmy of. 

As per your Trier hard on, well...duly noted, but I think there is something to build on there. 

We shall see.  I suspect Coach Miller will give AT a long look, and that he is not as married to Ellington as Fizz was.  Hell, Trier could prove an enticing trading chip to the right team. 

I really want to see Kadeem Allen get some burn.  Let Frank and Dennis battle it out with him.  Older player, but still, his game is closer to that of Payton than that of Frank Farter or Dennis Without Menace.  We shall see.  The defense in the fourth quarter, and the bench play, offered a small glimmer of light.   

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 11:11:33 PM »
Today's Knicks hypothetical -

What if we had kept Hardaway out of the KP deal?

Precludes drafting RJ and developing Dotson moving forward. 

Who has more upside? 

What if we had signed Kyrie with Timmy's cap space + Lee's? 

What if not really applicable. 

Timmy is playing really well in Dallas, where he is not expected to be the bell cow as he was in NY, likewise KP, because of Doncic's dominance and leadership. 

So really, apples and oranges.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:45:11 AM »
Payton +19
Dotson +17
Play these guys more!


Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:44:07 AM »
All our starters were negative plus minus!
Frank a -22
Next lowest Knicks?
Barrett a -11.
Randle a -7

Frank a -22 in 21 minutes.
Can't play him.

Yes, interesting stat, that.

Still Randle came up BIG.

Payton was the difference.  Rudder.  LEADERSHIP.


Coach had Taj in there at the end, big 8mpact.

DEFENSE by the bench. 

Good win.

Denver looms.  Much better team.

PS: Frank was grotesque in the first half.  Wally was,aghast at how he telegraphed passes.  With Elfrid in there, turnovers way the fuck down.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:37:47 AM »
Van Gundyish 9-man rotation.

10 man rotation.

Minimized turnovers, made the extra pass...bench came up BIG.

Basketball / Finish 'Em
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:23:25 AM »
Come on, Julius.

There you go, two in a row.

Knicks come back from 16 down.  Survive Buddy H. Onslaught.



PS: Nice end game management  by Coach Mikler

Basketball / Defense
« on: December 14, 2019, 12:18:08 AM »
Finish it guys.

Basketball / SIgh
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:53:09 PM »
Morris has more value to a playoff team than to us.
Sell High.
Beware a contract year phenom.

And get back what exactly? 

A late first rounder? 

Be still my heart. 

Of a piece with rearrange the fucking furniture trades I've seen floated by such otherwise sentient observers such as Facil which suggest it would make sense to take on the contract of 31-going-on 32 Thaddeus Young, whose 12-13-14 million dollar cap hit would remain on our books through 2022. 

Oh, and as for the beware contract year phenoms? 

Uh huh.

Apparently his phenomenon stage has been on an upward ascent since 2015-2016. 

Couldn't be that he is actually getting better and coming into his own when presented with the opportunity to be a first option.

"No, a contract year phenom and a good player on a bad team."

Uh huh. 

A .489% from trey [66-135] and and .854% from the FT [88-103] line. 

Yeah, I could see where he doesn't fit. 

Not to mention the message it sends to other free agents about your longevity in NYC. 


Imagine what this stats might look like if Elfrid had been healthy and at the rudder these six weeks. 

Basketball / Re: contract year
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:24:52 PM »
So you're going to re-sign him into his 30's to go with our not-ready-yet yute?

Morris is our best trade asset and doesn't match our time frame.
If you're going to keep Morris, I'd move Randle, but his value is lower.

That logic eludes me. 

Our time frame?

How about talent...

Basketball / Bizzaro World Logic
« on: December 13, 2019, 03:39:05 PM »
Worth pointing out that among both our fans and the press...

That the notion of trading our best player from a scoring, defense, FT/3-Point Shooting and LEADERSHIP perspective, our one undeniable FA home run, has so much traction. 


Klutz The Process

Basketball / Re: Is JD John Daly?
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:59:25 PM »


That's funny shit.

So Dolan apparently wanted Donovan Mitchell and thinks he knows Basketball and should be the GM.

I'm all for Dolan coaching this team.

And why not, indeed? 

Frank Isola

  Dec 11, 2019
Portland 20-year-old rookie Anfernee Simons went 5 for 9 with 16 points. The Knicks last three lottery picks - Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox & RJ Barrett - went a combined 3 for 21 with 9 points.

Johnathan Daly
If it was up to James Dolan, Donovan Mitchell would be a New York Knick and Ntilikina would be on the streets in France. GM Mills butchered the pick.

4:34 PM - Dec 11, 2019

Is it worth mentioning that FRANK was NOT a Mills pick, but rather, a Phil Jackson/Clarence Gains pick on PHUL'S WAY OUT THE DOOR? 

Not of a piece with Affirmative Ed Tapscott passing on Ron Artest to take Frederick Weis on HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR, but well...

Comforting to know how well Jimmy The Jizz and Papa Ball should get along. 

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:29:26 AM »
Griffin was on a flight to New York to meet with Mills, when, according to sources, he saw a news alert that the Knicks had signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million contract. If he were to accept the job, Griffin realized, he'd have to answer for a hefty contract he had no say in.

He went ahead with the flight and meeting but removed his name from consideration shortly thereafter.

After Mills' presence played a significant part in the Griffin talks falling apart, he sold Dolan a far less accomplished candidate: new Sacramento Kings VP of Basketball Operations Scott Perry.

As much as folks have an eye on 12/ really might be best if Mills weren't allowed to oversee a single further transaction for this club.

Point taken. 

However that leaves whom to mind the store. 

That Dolan trusts. 

Allan Houston.

After which, the cupboard is bare. 

Basketball / AaarfAaarf
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:28:07 AM » now he's switched from DJ hard-on to Elfrid hard-on, I see.

as if...

*** The LOL Poll -- Where's Biz? Does Franc have a longer/better NBA career than Jimmer Fredette? BTW, where is Biz? Did he get offed?

Two things. 


Miller is trying to prop up the spirits and trade in value of all three PGs. 


Elfrid was cementing the starting job when Smith was hurt and Frank was seeking his inner dog. 

Likely trying not to re-pop his hammy. 

PS: Frank is up and down. 

PPS: Dennis' confidence and trade value have cratered. 

PPPS: So much for all of that coaching Smart did with Dennis' shot. 

PPPPS: As per the KP trade, those suggesting that he is not playing up to his contract or his hype or what have you, in Dallas, KP (and Timmy for that matter) are thriving as complementary players, not being compelled to be lead dogs.  LD has that aarfaarf well in hand. 

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:19:25 AM »
New coach, same players, same ugly result.

This team plays no defense and can't score. Not much else to it.

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