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How Should the Basketball "Topics" Be Arranged?

Knicks, NBA, College
- 3 (50%)
Knicks, Other Basketball
- 0 (0%)
NBA, College
- 1 (16.7%)
Basketball
- 0 (0%)
Leave it as it is
- 2 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: August 30, 2020, 02:57:14 PM


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chipstern

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« Reply #15135 on: Today at 11:49:23 AM »

Chip, you knew Papa Jo Jones, right?
If so, he's interviewed a bunch in a new Billie Holiday doc.
interviews from the '70's done by a biographer who did a ton of research but died in '78 after 8 years of work.  So all new footage and interviews from the 70's.
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/03/940104383/new-documentary-billie-explores-mysteries-of-billie-holiday-and-her-biographer

Sounds like the Papa Jo Jones I knew. 

Some things he told me, just off the top of my head.   

"Chip, I've had four cats, and each of them know more about the brushes than you'll ever know."

"I show nothing to nobody.  My own son.  Shit, I wouldn't give a crippled crab a crutch to crawl across
Bridgette Bardot's pussy." 



"Chip, have you ever heard the expression, 'Who hath seen the wind, neither you nor I?' Well, this is the only kind of racial wisdom I know.  Everyone is down in Hell, a Jew, an Irishman and a Negro.  And the Devil confronts them: 'Any of you who can name a task I cannot peform, goes straight to heaven.  So the Jew shrank, the Irishman shrank.  Finally, the Devil turned to the Negro and said, 'Well, nigger, what you got to say for yourself, boy?' and the Negro said, 'Brother Devil, I just farted--paint it green.'  So any time you're with me and you hear me say 'Paint it green,' you know what I'm talking about. You kmow what I'm talking about, Chip?  Nah, you don't know what I'm talking about--you ain't never done that kind of living in your life.'" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbQg_b0na-0

OLD MAN RIVER

Thanks for the heads up, Bo. 
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15136 on: Today at 12:57:55 PM »

People should NOT be sleeping on Kevin and Dennis.

DSJ gotta breathe.  Throttle down at times.  Shroder is a blur but in relax mode when the decision/play needs completing.

K Knox gotta make shots

Both need to make better decisions.  That's the "could happen" part of getting more experience.

Making Knox solely a 4 is a mistake (and I am not even sure has been discussed)

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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15137 on: Today at 01:46:17 PM »

Ian Begley: Knicks rookie Obi Toppin doesn’t mention any personal goals when asked about expectations for himself in his rookie season. Toppin says he wants to help change/shape the Knicks culture, win games, make the playoffs. – via Twitter IanBegley


Interview passed.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15138 on: Today at 01:50:34 PM »

I'm rooting for Knox and Jr. Smith.
Smith could become a Shroder/Rozier type.
But time is ticking on his career.
Let's hope he's put in the time and is ready to start turning things around,
Fresh start ...

Ditto. 

People should NOT be sleeping on Kevin and Dennis. 

Do or die at this point.  Do not believe Knicks have given up on either of them. 

Payton as the PRESUMPTIVE point guard?

Could be. 

But he has to earn it. 

PS: Anthony Davis just signing his long term max.  Can Giannis be far behind?  So...who exactly are these max free agent targets for 2021-2022?  I'm not feeling it, and I sure ain't SEEING It. 

PPS: Dark Horses?  Marcus Smart.  Spencer Dinwiddie.  Evan Fournier.

Beal
McCollum

And if they opt out -

CP3
PG
Kawhi
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15139 on: Today at 02:57:18 PM »

Knox needs to make plays.
Once we drafted ObiT, it seemed rather obvious the 4 was full and Knox would be at the open 3 spot.  There's minutes there.  But RJB, Bullox, and MKG could steal them if Knox is too somnambulant.

Really I'd like to start one of Knox or Smith, if either seemed up for the challenge.  Wouldn't even have to play big minutes.  Some teams do that, often with vets, who set the tone in the 1Q and then don't get back out there much.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15140 on: Today at 03:22:44 PM »

Minutes stolen from Knox?  That's real funny

He is nowhere near top of that depth chart

I guess you will see how silly you are next Friday.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15141 on: Today at 03:24:30 PM »

You will see

PG
Rivers
Barrett

a good amount of time at the 1-3 slots
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15142 on: Today at 04:20:55 PM »

No one said Knox is first in line at SF.
You said some nonsense about Knox at PF.
What I said in the previous post is that the SF position is wide open and  Knox will be expected to contribute there, if he can.

I imagine the thinking is Knox is slated for 15+ minutes a night at SF.
With more available if he can handle them.
But there's also a chance Knox gets some DNP's or just spot minutes as the season goes on if he underperforms.  I think he controls his own fate.


Au Revoir has a shot at decent minutes since he's the only SG who can dribble, pass and shoot.  Though an erratic shooter. With our weak PG play, having a combo G out there can help.  Bullox can make a case for himself as a solid defender.  Burks only has gunning on his side, but we do need a 3 point threat.
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15143 on: Today at 05:02:04 PM »

"No one said Knox is first in line"


- RJB, Bullox, and MKG could steal (the minutes) if Knox is too somnambulant.


Not you?
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15144 on: Today at 05:04:24 PM »

But there's also a chance Knox gets some DNP's or just spot minutes as the season goes on if he underperforms.  I think he controls his own fate.


Would playing like last year be underperforming?  How good does Knox have to be for Thibs to play him  a)  Early on?  B)  Later in season?
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Re: Knicks
« Reply #15145 on: Today at 05:46:16 PM »

Minutes for my TEN (Knox can try to chip away)

Payton 20
Dennis 24

Barrett 32
Burks 22

Rivers 26
Bullock 18

Randle 32
Toppin 18

Robinson 22
Noel 20

Other 6

Any added minutes to OTHER or the 9 non- Bullock starters come from Bullock

I might even add that Bullock could still be dealt if he shows any cracks in his defense/hustle presence
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Re: Fantasy draft next Tuesday
« Reply #15148 on: Today at 11:23:14 PM »

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