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kiiidcarter8

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1980 on: Today at 09:54:12 AM »

Minus Melo Rockets played just 8 guys last night in 10 point road win.

Tucker got 40 minutes and Isiah Hartenstein was 8th man, playing 11 and change

Gordon is back and played 33. Now we can see HOU take shape.
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Kam

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1981 on: Today at 11:18:53 AM »

It's been one month and Noah is still un-signed.

Does anyone still think we should have held on to him for a trade?

Stretching him helps our cap figure a lot this summer.

If we don't use our cap space then stretching him was a mistake.
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As Spock Might Opine, That's ILLOGICAL
« Reply #1982 on: Today at 11:38:08 AM »

It's been one month and Noah is still un-signed.

Does anyone still think we should have held on to him for a trade?

Stretching him helps our cap figure a lot this summer.

If we don't use our cap space then stretching him was a mistake.

That's illogical.

Keeping Noah under any circumstances meant we'd have had lousy chemistry with an unhappy relic on the roster...an unhappy relic watching Mitchell Robinson, a mere puppy, getting all of his minutes, let alone Enes Kanter. 

Also, as per roster slots? 

How does keeping Noah impact the evolution of Robinson and Trier. 

He didn't want to be here...didn't want to be a mentor. 

He had to go.

The whole issue of whether or not we deploy our cap space this coming summer is irrelevant. 

Again, if cap space means we might have a shot, however remote, at a Kevin Durant, well, you have to pull the trigger on Noah.

If, as free agents are falling by the wayside, there is no one worth extending our cap space on, or perhaps, secondary targets such as Kemba Walker stay put, calling the decision to jettison Noah a mistake is just over wrought. 

As has been discussed, having any significant reservoir of cap space allows the Knicks to facilitate trades as a third party, wherein, our ability to absorb contracts, allowing the numbers in complex transactions to work, means we could receive additional #1 and #2 draft picks for our troubles. 

You want to agonize over something?

Light some incense and a prayer candle on behalf of our own beloved Courtney Lee, that he might experience good health and a full recovery from a Ron Baker-administered neck injury, wherein he could strut his stuff out on the Garden floor, and thus engender a trade to Philly, who are in some need of bench depth and long range shooting with their recent trade. 

Would be a great landing spot for Lee, and if we could get an expiring contract (whom we could immediately cut) and perhaps some sort of draft compensation, well, win-win all around...oh, and much more cap space next summer. 

You are in tight with the Divine. 

Make it happen Kam. 

Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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thebizneverloses

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #1983 on: Today at 12:34:27 PM »

It's been one month and Noah is still un-signed.

Does anyone still think we should have held on to him for a trade?

Stretching him helps our cap figure a lot this summer.

If we don't use our cap space then stretching him was a mistake.

Yes, I do. I would have sent him home with pay but away from the team*, and I would have waived Baker and Kornet to make room for Trier.

No chemistry issues, no long-term cap hit.

Then I would have either traded him with picks or stretched him next summer if I needed the cap space. And if I didn't need the cap space, I would have just bought him out next summer.

*Unless he agreed to a generous buyout, like Luol Deng did.
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« Reply #1984 on: Today at 01:05:23 PM »

Knicks might be a bit better with Mudiay starting at point, but, for all the reasons Les said, I'd prefer it were still Frank.

I'm agnostic on Dotson vs Knox starting.
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« Reply #1985 on: Today at 01:07:26 PM »

It's been one month and Noah is still un-signed.

Does anyone still think we should have held on to him for a trade?

Stretching him helps our cap figure a lot this summer.

If we don't use our cap space then stretching him was a mistake.

Yes, I do. I would have sent him home with pay but away from the team*, and I would have waived Baker and Kornet to make room for Trier.

No chemistry issues, no long-term cap hit.

Then I would have either traded him with picks or stretched him next summer if I needed the cap space. And if I didn't need the cap space, I would have just bought him out next summer.

* Unless he agreed to a generous buyout, like Luol Deng did.

Which apparently he did not. 

And there has clearly been a stampede to add him to a veteran contending roster, has there not? 

Waived Kornet? 

You over estimate cap space. 

One man's opinion, anyway. 

And Kornet might yet evolve into a decent rotation player, particularly, if as everyone seems to project, Kanter is out the door come next June. 

CRYING

OVER

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MILK

What's done is done.  Get over it. 

Wake me up when Noah gets a contract offer. 
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« Reply #1986 on: Today at 02:21:02 PM »



So...  am i allowed to shoot the ball?
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Kam

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« Reply #1987 on: Today at 02:25:18 PM »

Denver has last four straight... after going 9-1 since  Murray went for 50 at the last second.

Don't mess with the Baskektball God
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