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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:57:31 AM »
Les you like to proclaim tanking dead.  But GS sure did it this year knowing it's their only chance to dip into the high draft for years (Top 5 guaranteed with a little more losing, and 50/50 Top 3).  While DET jettisoned everyone who could play and is aiming for 2nd worst record.  That's two teams actively tanking.  And I'd advise the Knix to be the 3rd. 

I'm going to stick w/my opinion here.

Detroit. Kind of. Yeah. But really more of a mid-season franchise reboot when they realized there was no hope whatsoever.

GS lost 3 hall of famers. That's not tanking. That's god striking you down, now claim your prize. Which is going to be a pretty good pick. They did by no means do a "Knicks."

Draymond still averages almost 30 mpg when he's not sitting with a sore knee -- and it's just stupid to play him with a sore knee when nothing is at stake. They didn't shelve Curry for the season. Probably could have. They got good coin for D'angelo with an eye toward future. Their best players play. They play to win.  They just don't win much.

Most of the worst teams in the league were buyers, not sellers at the trade deadline. Atlanta. Minnesota. Cleveland. Looking to improve for second half and beyond. The Bulls could have sold assets. They didn't. This is a fundamentally changed landscape.

Most teams get it. The new rules mean jockeying down isn't worth it.

If we hadn't — odds are prob at least 50/50 we have Morant or Zion right now — no argument, we know where those ping pong balls fell— odds would have been much better that we would have at least landed meetings with the top free agents who laughed and refused to even pick up the phone.  And an absolutely disgusted fan base might be a trifle less disgusted.

Let's agree to disagree. I think things are quite different, and I'm happy about it.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 11, 2020, 12:43:09 AM »
Lol, he played short minutes because he sucked so bad. Miller had to yank him (along with the other starters). Was ugly...

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 11, 2020, 12:16:07 AM »
Randle with another giant pile of manure

Frank & Portis' heroics not enough

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 10, 2020, 12:51:43 PM »

At this point I'd rather have the 2nd or 3rd worst record than the 6th (or 7th, Bulls just 21 W's).

Whereforewise, I'd start Mitch and Franc (or Jr. Smith) and Knox.
Smith - RJB - Knox - Randle - Mitch.
Elf and Taj, Hark and Portis as 2nd unit.
Hell, cna run 5 or 6 games with Portis starting and Randle sitting as well.

Only 16 games left.  Let's see what our pups can do.
Knox can use some long minute runs.
Same with Franc'n'Smith.

All in on development and game time for the yute.
W's be damned.
DET is going to be hard to slot under (since they excised their top players).  Hawks and Bulls trying to win games.
Just need to drop below CLE and MIN.

A Top 3 lottery slotting would be good.  Likely a Top 5 pick, and 7th at worst.  No reason to drop a couple slots down with meaningless wins secured by vets who won't be back.

All in for development, too, but really, don't worry about that lottery position and w/l's. Last year showed that clearly and the 7 & 8 teams will be happy as clams for a decade.

Silver won. Nobody's tanking ala Knicks' disgrace last year. (save for maybe the Pistons in their own way, late.). Good for the league. Good for the fans. Good for the teams. Good for the game. One really nice move.

Wherever we land there'll be a player and we gotta stick the pick.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 10, 2020, 12:46:29 PM »

Looks like whoever picked mid-20's will be closest.
Forget what i went with.
29 W's?

Will look for the prediction list when I have a chance.

Me 'n Carlos about to be knocked out by overachievement of all things.

But: I believe I had one or two contingency modifiers. Something like...

+ 5 if Knox averaged less than 10 mpg (not met)
+ 5 or +10 if F&kwhale fired by X-mas (met, thank god almighty, might put me back in the game, and still a source of daily joy)

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 07, 2020, 02:40:28 PM »
No, no new "first since Shaq" or "first since Chamberlain" or "first since himself" 35++++ for our jettisoned Latvian unicorn. Just a Friday-night league high +38 plus/minus as Mavs smash n' trash the Griz.

**** Ricky Rubio was close with a sweet +32 game during the Aaron Baynes Bonanza for the Suns

*** don't want to hear about it more? pissy off — I got to PTSD cope every time I watch the ball bounce off Julius' ass.

Basketball / Chris Paul has zero interest in playing for...
« on: March 07, 2020, 02:28:10 PM »
...the most embarrassing, ass-backwards franchise in sports. He made that QUITE clear through his nicely-adorned sneakers when we played.

no, you don't just say "F Spike Lee"

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 05, 2020, 09:42:44 AM »
By no means meant to imply that KP was guarding the young lion, rather, was pointing out the salutorious effects of having such a rim protector. (as seen in vid)

No not coincidence that somebody 7'3" was guarding his favorite place.

Apologies for the confusion!

Here's the two of them on Zion, sigh...

One of the motherfuckers responsible is still employed at MSG. How is that possible?

just really getting back from year ++ off, age 24, finally in a lil bitty groove, and every night he's doing what nobody else has done in 20 years, or ever, that's what unicorn means, ya f'n cheese-face soofidoofus..

Porzingis is the first player to go for 34+ points, 12+ reb, 5+ blocks, and 4+ ast since... himself, in the last game he played. Anthony Davis is the only other player who's done that this season.

Kristaps Porzingis has recorded 30+ PTS and 5+ BLK in back-to-back games played. The last player with 30PTS/5BLK in back-to-back games was Shaquille O’Neal in 2000

Jk, Jk, Kam is a f'ing genius compared to the real stupidest people who ever lived —— those who produced KP on the Mavs for two beans and a bag of shit. One of those motherfuckers is still employed at MSG. How is that possible?

Did Trier's per go up or down tonight? I forgot to check before I nodded out of the Knick game...

Jeezus Knox really was at full suckage, every time I try to dig in and appreciate some tiny glimpse of his "getting it," like marginally better defensive positioning or something, he goes and turns the ball over three times in a's hard, it's hard I tell you, and I really do try

Lol, lol, this one is rapidly developing top 5 NBA all time worst trades potential, barring the career-ending injury that Kam so desperately roots for each night after he puts down the bong and crawls into bed

It's really hard to pick a highlight, there's so many, offense and defense side, but let's go with this overtime crunchtime pick n slam:

He blocks the shit out of Zion here.
Zion, btw, had just 16 at end of reg, lowest in the last dozen games. No not coincidence that somebody 7'3" was guarding his favorite place.

Some country fucking imbecile in the woodshed type morons liked that trade.

What would I tell every player we draft? I would tell every player I hope you're like Kristaps Porzingis. I hope you care about winning, and your career, and don't want to waste a minute of it in a shit-show run by idiots. I hope you're not some soft stupid take-the-money-and-be-happy lardass. Cause I want 12 who feel like Porzingis did.

OT: Donovan on Frankie:

OT: How is this man allowed to wear Bernard's number?

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 03, 2020, 06:04:31 PM »
If I were a career counselor, yes, if I were being honest, based on the last two decades of Dolan's tenure.

Fortunately, I'm not. Am a Knick fan, rather, despite Kam's insistence.

And Fizdale is no longer coaching and Mills isn't presidenting so the situation is somewhat different on this, the second day of Leon Rose's tenure, as opposed to that afternoon during Porzingis' third year as a Knick.

**** yo, but that silly Spike Lee ish just cries out same, same, same, same, same

lol, nobody can be all in to waste their career in fuckhead land..

you just silly

what kind of idiot would want to do that? nobody who gives a fuck about the game for sure...

would clearly indicate that he had no interest in serious basketball

I want to continue playing for an organization that would keep Steve Mills on for two decades and would choose Fizdale over Budenholzer.***

He has an IQ higher than 11..something wrong with that?

I like players with IQ's higher than 11.

*** and would hire Steve Stoute as Brand Consultant...this one is just gonna get better and better for sure, LOLKnicks, we hire the most special motherfuckers available

Basketball / some funny bastards
« on: March 03, 2020, 04:39:57 PM »
Why would there be blame for Porzingis?

He's serious about basketball.
He's serious about winning.
He's serious about his career.
He wanted to play for a quality organization.

You can blame him for...what? Not wanting to stick in a Steve Mills stew?

Once Knicks chose Fiz over Budenholzer it was over.

(Just roll that one around your brain. Say it out loud twice. the Knicks chose Fiz over Budenholzer. the Knicks chose Fiz over Budenholzer.kinda like choosing Mario Hezonja over Giannis.)

*** the questions people ask around here kill me sometimes

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:08:18 PM »
if kiid wants to get up in it, let him ;D

Great win, first game of new era/team prez and the story is Knicks alienating long time supporter and NYC icon. The guy hired to improve Dolan/Knicks image among players & fans achieves precisely opposite of what he was hired to do.

Only at Madison Square Garden.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: March 03, 2020, 01:47:04 PM »
This is so hilarious. The new "brand manager" really is to image what Fiz was to coaching. Spectacular. LOLKnicks all the way...

we post stats on KP's historic game (like no nba player ever done before game)

but coulda posted any of the previous...dude been busting it out, night after night

back into your hole, you...

••• the day Kam becomes arbitrer of "who is a Knick fan" is the day the sun rises in the West, the moon falls from the sky, and Pat Cummings steps out from his grave to play power forward next to Mitch without changing out of his coffin clothes

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