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Postby Leander on Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 am

Durant's injured now...another not so bright future for the Knicks. :(
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Talent-wise, Anthony Davis would be a fine player to build around. The way he openly quit on the Pelicans is a red flag as far as his attitude and competitive drive, though.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:46 am

Andrew wrote:Talent-wise, Anthony Davis would be a fine player to build around. The way he openly quit on the Pelicans is a red flag as far as his attitude and competitive drive, though.


But the Knicks would have to gut the team to get him....it'll be another Carmelo Anthony situation. I'll pass.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:56 pm

That's a good point. I'm not sure why I suggested him actually, given that he's not a free agent this year. That's a more important factor than questions about his attitude.

Crazy as it sounds, I think they should make overtures to Kawhi Leonard. It's a long shot, but they should let Kawhi take them out of the running, not bow out of the race themselves. Anyone who has the cap space should at least try to set up a meeting and make their pitch. Even in the wake of winning the championship, Kawhi doesn't seem ready to publicly commit to staying in Toronto, so the Knicks might as well shoot their shot.

The same goes for Jimmy Butler, and indeed, he might be the slightly more realistic target. I think there's a good chance he stays put, but at the same time, it's not a lock. Once again, you let him take you out of the running rather than assume you have no chance. Of course, like Kawhi, Butler is also only a free agent if he opts out, but the chances of them at least doing that to keep their options open are probably quite good.

Tobias Harris is an interesting option, though I have a feeling he's going to be overpaid wherever he lands. I'd have thought Otto Porter Jr. would serve as a warning to NBA teams, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Overspending just to make some kind of a big signing or not letting a player walk for nothing in return still seems to be a thing, and it doesn't do a rebuilding effort any good. Still, I do think Harris is up there among the better free agent options, especially with the bigger names being less likely or ruled out as undesirable for the Knicks.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:33 am

Andrew, if the Knicks can't get an ELITE free agent, then stick with the youth movement....draft RJ, continue to develop the young guys and hope they can take the next step. Knicks will be a lottery team for awhile, so draft smart, acquire assets, and maybe they'll hit it big in free agency next season.

I would not max out next-tier guys like Butler & Harris....I've seen enough of that in NY over the past 20 years and what has it gotten them? Except for Durant, Golden State built their core the right way - Knicks should follow their example.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby [Q] on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 am

Sure, but the Golden State example requires a good owner and GM that won't make the wrong picks or make hasty trades if a guy doesn't make an immediate impact and well...
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 pm

Good fortune, too. Sometimes the picks that seemed like the right choice don't pan out, while picks who are less hyped turn out to be stars.

I think there is merit in deciding not to spend a lot of money if the top tier free agents are unavailable, but I imagine the pressure to make some sort of move is immense, which is why teams are still doing it and overpaying just to bring in someone.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Jeffx on Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:24 pm

Interesting summer league game on now, Knicks vs Pelicans. First look at Zion & RJ.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby Murat on Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:43 am

Allonzo Trier jammed it during the earthquake. Mitchell Robinson blocking everything around. What a duo.
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Re: The Knicks Thread....

Postby spiderxx7 on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 am

Been following the Knicks this past season, since Manu left the Spurs. I'm also a huge fan of Arsenal in the Premier League. I think I'm some kind of masochist. :lol:
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