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Postby mp3 on Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:52 pm

Amen.

Them two definitely deserve the blame for the Evan and Kemba signing and the Knicks should buyout walkers contract before the deadline let him go to a contender or something and free up some minutes
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Postby Andrew on Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:52 am

While the Kemba signing hasn't worked out, I have to commend his attitude as far as being professional when he's been benched. That's maybe damning him with faint praise given it's a low bar, and doesn't say much for his actual on-court contributions. Still, it shows good character and I admire that. Sadly not a good signing from a basketball standpoint, though.
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Postby mp3 on Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:58 pm

I agree that Kemba has shown professionizm and leadership I still feel that Derrick Rose provides enough of this to waive Kemba (or Burk) and play the younger players more now for the rest of the seaon
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Postby Andrew on Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:47 am

Definitely. Sounds like Rose is on the way to returning, too.
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Postby mp3 on Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:41 am

I honestly can't wait to see him back out there one of favorite players to watch
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby mp3 on Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:27 am

Well the Knicks are done with Kemba, he's clearly not right anyway or he would of been bought out so he's shutting down for the rest of the, clearly the right thing to do and let the younger guards have his minutes.

Ive always been a fan of his but right now his defense is some of the worst I've seen, gone are the his offensive talents were enough to carry him it's a bit like Isiah Thomas after Boston right now for him.

Great locker room guy and that also could factor into why the Knicks want him around still, either way I think we will see some changes coming for next year now
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:16 pm

At this point, it makes more sense to play the young guys more. Season's over.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:33 am

If Randle wants out, I say send him packing and let the young cats play;

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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:03 pm

Frustrating year for the Knicks, after seeming to be heading in the right direction last season. How do you feel about keeping Thibs on? He has his drawbacks such as relying heavily on his starters, not being known for his ability to improvise, and arguably being the coach that takes a mediocre team to the next level rather than one you want helming a rebuilding club. Still, I do think he's a very good coach to say the least. Unless there's a really good and promising replacement lined up, I think you keep him on for now.

It wasn't Randle's best season, and his demeanour leaves something to be desired. He's talented enough to be a valuable player for them, though I don't see him as a franchise player. If he's going to be a malcontent, moving him sooner rather than later would be a wise move. Unfortunately, the Knicks ended up playing too well to get a top pick. They do at least have their pick though, so incredible fortune in the lottery could be one way of improving the roster. Not something to bank on, obviously. No cap room, either. Their biggest moves will likely have to involve Randle and possibly Evan Fournier, though easier said than done.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:04 pm

Andrew wrote:Frustrating year for the Knicks, after seeming to be heading in the right direction last season. How do you feel about keeping Thibs on? He has his drawbacks such as relying heavily on his starters, not being known for his ability to improvise, and arguably being the coach that takes a mediocre team to the next level rather than one you want helming a rebuilding club. Still, I do think he's a very good coach to say the least. Unless there's a really good and promising replacement lined up, I think you keep him on for now.

It wasn't Randle's best season, and his demeanour leaves something to be desired. He's talented enough to be a valuable player for them, though I don't see him as a franchise player. If he's going to be a malcontent, moving him sooner rather than later would be a wise move. Unfortunately, the Knicks ended up playing too well to get a top pick. They do at least have their pick though, so incredible fortune in the lottery could be one way of improving the roster. Not something to bank on, obviously. No cap room, either. Their biggest moves will likely have to involve Randle and possibly Evan Fournier, though easier said than done.


I never looked at Randle as a franchise player...honestly, he'd be the third option on a contending team. If he continues to be a pain in the ass, move him. I'd keep Thibs though.

Knicks have some nice young players they can develop, but none of them are superstar material. They need an upgrade in talent, an A-List PG and a superstar wing.

Frustrating season, but I'm used to it by now Andrew, as you well know.....just read this whole thread, lol.

Stephen A. nailed it;

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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:43 am

I remember you saying that about Randle, and I definitely agree. It's probably not how he sees himself though, which would be a large part of the problem. He's still very talented though, so a good trade should be possible if it comes to a parting of ways.

They need that shrewdness in the front office, like the Bulls now have with AK. For a long time, the Bulls and Knicks had the same problem with management: no direction, no cleverness, no great eye for talent that others overlook. They make moves, but they're lateral at best, or short term solutions.

The Knicks need to find their AK...but not AK, because I want him to keep doing good things in Chicago. :lol:
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:45 am

https://www.si.com/nba/2022/06/20/laker ... rie-irving

One of my co-workers said he wouldn't mind Kyrie on the Knicks. After I gave him the look my dad used to give me when I f-d up, he said "just joking".
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:27 am

There were players in the NBA Finals that played more games in the 2022 season and Playoffs combined than Kyrie has in three years for the Nets. It's not that he doesn't have talent, but his health, reliability, and attitude remain in question, even after 11 years in the league and turning 30.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:16 pm

The buffoonery never ends with this franchise. An Allan Houston-type contract for a role player.

What a dumb organization;

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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:45 am

Even in an era where $15 million per year is basically what $5-8 million per year used to be, that seems steep. That's pinning some high hopes on him breaking out and becoming a star.
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