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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5355 on: April 18, 2019, 10:57:01 AM »

The Love God - Rory Sparrow

Great Knick.

Still works for the NBA, I believe.  Local North Jersey guy - ran clinics in Paterson, I think.
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« Reply #5356 on: April 18, 2019, 10:58:28 AM »

Knox has a lot to work on

The problem is what are the problems? Motor. Awareness. Court IQ.....head & heart issues like these often not fixable, different from say shooting mechanics. Rarely see those rectified satisfactorily. That's why I didn't and still don't like the pick. Not saying never, but to me, it is not promising.

MILES BRIDGES appears to be the selection that should have been made.
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« Reply #5357 on: April 18, 2019, 11:13:46 AM »

I think when we judge Knox and to a lesser extent Frank - you have to ask what the opportinty cost is in keeping them and waiting out development.

With the fleeting praise we heard of Ntlikina from some NBA execs you would think Frank had some trade value prior to '18-'19

And likewise now - prior to '19-'20 the same can be said of Knox.

So if we do NOT deal them and they are mediocre to below par, what did we forego in not moving them?   
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5358 on: April 18, 2019, 11:30:36 AM »

The Love God - Rory Sparrow

Great Knick.

Still works for the NBA, I believe.  Local North Jersey guy - ran clinics in Paterson, I think.

I'm not disparaging Rory, who was a good Knick, but then when the real thing shows up, it's like....
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5359 on: April 18, 2019, 11:52:03 AM »

Loved that '83-'84 Hubie team.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5360 on: April 18, 2019, 12:03:39 PM »

Oh indeed...
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5361 on: April 18, 2019, 02:22:56 PM »

Knox has a lot to work on, but also a good deal to build on.
He's real young.  Good body.  Needs more strength and to fill out more.  His defensive awareness was not good.  But he has other things ahead of that (though that should be a focus too).

Franc is Rory Sparrow.
Looking like a backup combo guard.

I was thinking as Franc as a backup to a backup.  Because you want your backup to still be able to do starter things. 
Franc regressed infinitely in year 2.
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« Reply #5362 on: April 18, 2019, 02:26:24 PM »

Agree that Clyde’s input would help. It’s not like he’s been away from the game.

He even flies with the team.  Talk to him on the jetway.
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« Reply #5363 on: April 18, 2019, 02:36:36 PM »

If the big knock on Knox is defense you can live with that and still win.  If he becomes a significant force on offense you can surround him with other players who make up for that.  I would rather he work on offensive brilliance.

In general in life.... everyone should all be sharpening their strengths.   People and States and Cities and Nations.

If you work on your weakness, it will never be a strength. It will only be less weak.  The effort might result in 2 less points given up per game.  Wooopeeee.... rather you focus on scoring 4 more points per game.
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« Reply #5364 on: April 18, 2019, 02:39:04 PM »

He is an MVP candidate every year for his offense.   He is not a MVP for his defense. 

Do you think he wishes he worked less on offense and more on defense?
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5365 on: April 18, 2019, 02:57:04 PM »

Harden has improved his defense significantly.
GOne are the days when he just spaces out or doesn't bother to react or loses his man totally.  his post defense was surprisingly effective, and I think I read that he was posted up more than any other player.  I don't think HOU is a genuine contender this year and last without Harden playing acceptable defense.  Especially this year after letting Ariza and Luc M&M go.


Knox is athletic, has a good frame, good size, should add muscle easily.  I see no reason he can't become a solid defender.  Agree that isn't the main priority right now.  But yes, he needs to lift weights, watch film and learn what he should be doing out there on D.
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« Reply #5366 on: April 18, 2019, 02:58:22 PM »

Agree that Clyde’s input would help. It’s not like he’s been away from the game.

He even flies with the team.  Talk to him on the jetway.

Maybe Fizzy don’t want “his” players to talk to him.
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« Reply #5367 on: April 18, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »

That seems 180 from the general Fizz approach to as many HOF cooks as possible.

I expect both Knox and Frank to improve and ultimately thrive in the league as useful players. I hope they are both with the team next year.
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« Reply #5368 on: April 18, 2019, 04:21:09 PM »

That seems 180 from the general Fizz approach to as many HOF cooks as possible.

I expect both Knox and Frank to improve and ultimately thrive in the league as useful players. I hope they are both with the team next year.

The other HOF cooks don’t travel with the team.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #5369 on: April 18, 2019, 04:22:00 PM »

There seems to be a 2 decade trend of not utilizing Clyde.

As facil mentions, Fizz has been bringing in Bernard and Sheed to work with and talk to players.  And other ex-Knix have spoken to the team.
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