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Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:16:29 PM »
Mahinmi is foul and injury prone.
Also mechanical.  Can't guard the modern NBA.
And they signed him to $16M as their backup C, when they had Gortat.

interesting that Hardaway and Oladipo are guarding each other.

IND doing a good job of getting switches and taking advantage.

Basketball / Re: Nets
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:15:11 PM »
Nets v. Pistons
Both teams started off 0-5 FG.
It was 2-1 after 3 minutes.

Tangelo 1-7 in the 1Q.
Looks disinterested.

DET has looked bad both games I saw them.
Blake running into double teams and losing the ball.
Pachulia leading DET in scoring after 1Q.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:08:33 PM »
Agree Porter could do more.
But he's way overpaid for what he gives.

2016-07-07 signed unrestricted free agent Ian Mahinmi to a 4-year, $64M contract
2016-07-07 signed unrestricted free agent Jason Smith to a 3-year, $16M contract

When they had money to spend they blew it.
$16M per on Mahinmi.

They've had big trouble finding a backup PG.
They tried Trey Burke, Jennings, Tim Frazier (who they barely played), Satoransky (another FA signing).

Gave Meeks the MLE and then ditched him for a 2nd rounder they'll never see.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:38:25 PM »
This is their 7th year playing together.
They have had issues in the past.  maybe never resolved fully.
I used to think Wall was very difficult to play with, but he's expanded his floor game the past 2 or 3 years.

Wiz usually have a crappy bench, which obviously doesn't help.
I like Uber-Kelly.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:49:23 PM »
Wiz validating my long-held theory that whoever relies on Jeff Green is in trouble.

It's probably a combination of Porter not being assertive and the WallBeal not leaving much for him.

I noted Dwight hasn't played.  Hurt his bottom.  Which hasn't helped the team.  They could use his D, but he'll clog up the O and demand post touches and be little help on that end.  Should be better than foul-prone Mahinmi.  But neither want to guard outside.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:59:38 AM »
Sure, it's just more red meat for racists and xenophobes, and Trump likely has no intention of issuing any such executive order, because it clearly would stand no chance of surviving a court review.  Just more racist spew ahead of the election.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:03:27 AM »
The point of "subject to their jurisdiction" was to exclude Indians, or to recognize their tribal sovereignty (however you want to put it).

The only reason the USoFA got something as great as the 14th A is that post-Civil War the rebellious Southern states were excluded from Congress and therefore didn't/couldn't vote on the Amendments.  Then they were forced to ratify the Amendments as a condition of being readmitted, while the federal gov't controlled them

Most Americans probably aren't aware that the Bill of Rights placed its famed restrictions only upon the Federal Gov't and didn't apply to the States.  Until the 14th A's State Due Process clause was slowly, on a case by case basis, understood to apply the freedoms in the Bill of Rights to the States as well during the 20th C.  A judicial process termed incorporation.  Many of these are landmark cases.

Add in the Equal Protection clause and birthright citizenship, and the 14th A is the greatest law and expansion of freedom since the founding of the country.  And as I mentioned, only made possible because the hard-core racists were sidelined and not permitted to vote against it.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:08:51 AM »
Meanwhile 2-5 has the Knix tied for 9th in the East.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:06:38 AM »
Wizards will sign Chasson Randle to reach the 14-player minimum. The contract will pay out $1.2M in salary for 2018-19, and cost another $2.4M in luxury taxes, if he makes it all the way through. They’d end up saving $4.4M from the Jodie Meeks trade ($8.1M – $3.7M for Randle).

What's wrong with the Wiz?  Besides their payroll being absurd.
Based on talent, Wall-Beal-Porter-Morris- a respectable C should be contenders.But every year they struggle and have trouble getting along.  The Wall-Beal combo isn't getting results.  Now 1-6 to start this year.  Terrible on both ends.  Beal & Wall calling out teammates already (no names used).

Every year they have dissension.  They added Jeff Green, Rivers and Dwight.  Underachievers, and the last two known for causing locker-room problems.  Why add those guys to an already fragile team?Dwight is butt sore and has missed every game so far.

They'll probably fire Coach Brooks before breaking up the core. 
But what a disappointment they've been the past 3 or so years.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:34:14 AM »
All those minutes that went to developing Moodyguy and Burkino Fatso were wasted.

I assume Burkino Fatso = Burke and Fatso = Burke & Jack.

Is Jack still in the League this year?

Basketball / Re: HELP !
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:32:36 AM »
Who’s Burkina Fatso? I mean Burke ain’t fat, is he?

He is a little around his upper volta ....

Basketball / Re: NBA
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:07 PM »
Klay with 52 in 27 mins.
14 3's.
Way to bust out of a slump ...

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
8 assists for Tim.

Tangelo, 8 early points then disappeared.
LaVert MIA.

B2B for BKY.
Were real sluggish most of the 3Q.

So far Knix have only beat ATL & BKY.
But have competed most games.

I like this new starting lineup.
4 defenders and Tim.
Young and bouncy.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:30:01 PM »
I forgot Nets had Napier.
he's similar to Burke -- quick, good finisher, good shooter, poor defender.  Just a 2/$4M deal.  POR also cheaped out by letting Ed Davis go for just $4.5M.  BAd for Blazers, good for BKY.

Basketball / Re: Knicks
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:10:31 AM »
Has been a rocky start for Donovan.
Ups and Downs.
Utah has a strong starting 5, a good 6th man, and needs another 2 bench guys to step up.
Exum is very quick but can't make a layup and can't shoot.
Was very surprised they coughed up $9M per for him (4 year deal).
Burks is streaky.  Royce is a hustle guy.  Enough?

Doncic is doing better than I expected.  Turnovers are high, but he's 19 and playing 35 mins a night.  He had a lot of recklessness to his game and unnecessary pizzazz.  I thought he'd be high turnover and shooting poor on 3's.  If the only major flaw so far is high TO's, not a worry, they can work that out later.  He's transitioned pretty well so far.

Wiz are 1-5.  Their one win by 1 pt.  Hasn't been an easy schedule.
Teams get much easier for the next 3 weeks.  8 of first 12 on the Road isn't fun.  WAS has been underperforming the past few years. Starting Mahinmi, adding Dwight and Awful Rivers aren't improvements.

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