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robbieballs2003 : 2/8/2019 7:11 pm
Dotson getting the start.
Already down 15-3  
robbieballs2003 : 2/8/2019 7:19 pm : link
If this game is bad then I wonder how bad tomorrow will be against Toronto.
Down double digits already.  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 7:19 pm : link
July 1 can't come soon enough.
RE: Down double digits already.  
robbieballs2003 : 2/8/2019 7:23 pm : link
In comment 14291274 bceagle05 said:
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July 1 can't come soon enough.


Forget double digits. We are approaching a 20 point deficit halfway through the first quarter. Haha.
Changes upon changes  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 7:29 pm : link
and Lance is still here. Remarkable.
RE: Changes upon changes  
robbieballs2003 : 2/8/2019 7:38 pm : link
In comment 14291278 bceagle05 said:
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and Lance is still here. Remarkable.


I was thinking the same thing.

I wish they would try to get Robinson involved offensively outside of just put backs.
Mitch 4-4 from the line.  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 7:38 pm : link
It's a miracle.
Tonight Hezonja looks like the villain from Little Monsters.  
robbieballs2003 : 2/8/2019 7:42 pm : link
Use the remaining  
TommyWiseau : 2/8/2019 7:58 pm : link
Games of the season to develop Mitch, Knox, Frank and DSG. Get them as much playing time as they need. Fun fact, Mitchell is sporting the 6 highest block percentage in NBA HISTORY as of right now (small sample size I know).
Dennis Smith enjoying his freedom.  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 8:10 pm : link
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RE: Dennis Smith enjoying his freedom.  
adamg : 2/8/2019 8:13 pm : link
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He's making a case
He's earning my fandom  
adamg : 2/8/2019 8:42 pm : link
by knocking guys down like that too. Nice DSJ.
Smith Jr  
Mike in NJ : 2/8/2019 8:46 pm : link
Looking like he wants to be the centerpiece of an Anthony Davis trade.
Ok ok nice comeback...  
moze1021 : 2/8/2019 8:55 pm : link
Now sit DSJ and Jordan for the 4th and lock up this L..

No time to be messing around here with a nice easy L coming tomorrow..

Lance Thomas is the MVT  
adamg : 2/8/2019 8:57 pm : link
He's a tank machine... missing wide open threes. Beautiful.
The Griffin/Hezonja matchup  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 9:01 pm : link
doesn't appear to be going our way.
Not sure DSJR will ever be a good player  
Vanzetti : 2/8/2019 9:02 pm : link
But, damn, he is an explosive athlete.
refs in on the tank  
nygiants16 : 2/8/2019 9:07 pm : link
fucking awful
DSJ with 30 points  
adamg : 2/8/2019 9:08 pm : link
and 10 of 15 from the line
Detroit on 24-6 run..  
moze1021 : 2/8/2019 9:17 pm : link
After Knicks tied it at 82..

Noice.



Isaiah Hicks is back.  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 9:26 pm : link
Gonna be a long 28 games.
How anyone not on drugs  
Chris L. : 2/8/2019 9:28 pm : link
could select Frank over DSJ is beyond me. Glad we finally have him. There is a lot of Westbrook in DSJ.
RE: How anyone not on drugs  
nygiants16 : 2/8/2019 9:41 pm : link
In comment 14291371 Chris L. said:
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could select Frank over DSJ is beyond me. Glad we finally have him. There is a lot of Westbrook in DSJ.


Knicms wanted to draft him but he would not give them his medicals so they passed...

he needs to be in the gym practicing his free throws, the way he attacks he has to be a good free throw shooter
Bulls beat Nets.  
bceagle05 : 2/8/2019 9:48 pm : link
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missed the game  
Del Shofner : 2/8/2019 10:17 pm : link
- who looked good? Anyone? Box score suggests Jordan, Smith, Mitch played decently.
RE: missed the game  
nygiants16 : 2/8/2019 10:20 pm : link
In comment 14291400 Del Shofner said:
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- who looked good? Anyone? Box score suggests Jordan, Smith, Mitch played decently.


Smith played extremely well, free throw shooting hurt but he really didnt force got to the rim with ease...

Jordan played ok, nothing great...

Mitch is active but he gets winded to quick, he is always crashing the glass though
RE: Bulls beat Nets.  
TommyWiseau : 2/8/2019 10:34 pm : link
In comment 14291387 bceagle05 said:
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Beautiful
Man hope we don't get caught..  
moze1021 : 2/8/2019 11:48 pm : link
With trap game against Raptors tomorrow with the big game on Monday..

Need to keep that foot off the gas and get ready to hit the brakes hard on Monday!

Need to stay focused and go 0-4 heading into the break...
RE: Bulls beat Nets.  
Big Rick in FL : 2/9/2019 8:35 am : link
In comment 14291387 bceagle05 said:
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If Chicago went winless for the rest of the season I'm honestly not sure the Knicks could win more games then them.
Interesting comment from Fizdale pre game  
Dave on the UWS : 2/9/2019 10:45 am : link
He says he can't wait to have Smith and Ntilikina on rather floor togetherness. Smith has a lot of "combo" guard to him and playing next to a defensive minded guard who can also handle the ball makes a lot of sense. I'm curious myself. At 6-5 or 6 Frank can easily guard shooting guards.
RE: Interesting comment from Fizdale pre game  
Del Shofner : 2/9/2019 10:52 am : link
In comment 14291549 Dave on the UWS said:
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He says he can't wait to have Smith and Ntilikina on rather floor togetherness. Smith has a lot of "combo" guard to him and playing next to a defensive minded guard who can also handle the ball makes a lot of sense. I'm curious myself. At 6-5 or 6 Frank can easily guard shooting guards.


I have been thinking about that as well. Two combo guards really. If Frank can develop a 3 point shot (big if) it could work well. If not, then not so much.
spoiler alert..  
Italianju : 2/9/2019 11:34 am : link
the knicks will win again. No matter how bad a team is they dont usually lose 15-20 games in a row. I just know we are going to win on a night when smith scores 35 and everyone is going to freak out about the tank, lol. We will win soon, then lose like 9-10 in a row again, rinse repeat. Its gonna be close at the end with the bottom 4 teams, they are all so bad.

Smith is pretty impressive. Athletically he is great. I get his issues in that he isnt a great distributor and he is score first, that said, those guys can be damn good too. Im interested in seeing him the rest of the year.
RE: RE: Interesting comment from Fizdale pre game  
Strahan91 : 2/9/2019 11:35 am : link
In comment 14291553 Del Shofner said:
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In comment 14291549 Dave on the UWS said:


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He says he can't wait to have Smith and Ntilikina on rather floor togetherness. Smith has a lot of "combo" guard to him and playing next to a defensive minded guard who can also handle the ball makes a lot of sense. I'm curious myself. At 6-5 or 6 Frank can easily guard shooting guards.



I have been thinking about that as well. Two combo guards really. If Frank can develop a 3 point shot (big if) it could work well. If not, then not so much.

I'm more optimistic that he'll be able to develop as a half-decent shooter (even a mid range spot up shooter would help his value tremendously) when he's not in charge of running the offense. Mike Schmitz wrote this a couple of days ago in a column about deadline buy low candidates which included Frank.

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Over 78 games in 2017-18, Ntilikina used 259 pick-and-roll possessions, accounting for 39.5 percent of his offense -- the 18th-highest rate in the NBA, per Synergy data. Ntilikina's so-so wiggle, slow pull-up jumper, issues finishing around the rim and indecisive approach hurt him in these situations, resulting in a ball-screen scoring attack that ranked in the 24th percentile of the NBA. While he has been less ball-dominant this season, pick-and-roll still makes up 33.9 percent of Ntilikina's offense, and unsurprisingly, his shortcomings have continued. Although he has always been talented, Ntilikina played for a stringent coach at Strasbourg in Vincent Collet, and his shot-creation skills were never quite as groomed as they could have been.

As many suspected during the pre-draft process, he's not an offense-generating lead guard, and he would be much better suited on a competitive team where he can thrive in a role as a defensive-minded guard. Though his standstill 3 has abandoned him this season, Ntilikina actually ranked in the 58th percentile out of spot-ups last season. He finished just a few percentage points under the league average on corner 3s as well, according to Second Spectrum data.

Ntilikina is an ideal fit next to a big playmaker such as a Luka Doncic or James Harden. The addition of a ball-dominant guard like Smith (or Kyrie Irving, in free agency) may help salvage Ntilikina's tenure, but a fresh team may be best for the 20-year-old.

Ntilikina figures to thrive playing off of a high-usage shot creator. It's important to keep in mind that Ntilikina is still younger than 2018 one-and-done lottery picks Deandre Ayton, Mo Bamba and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He never had the ability to thrive as a ball-dominant guard for the Knicks, but he could eventually return tremendous value on a competitive team that prioritizes his defense, smarts, age and physical upside.
RE: spoiler alert..  
Strahan91 : 2/9/2019 11:41 am : link
In comment 14291582 Italianju said:
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Smith is pretty impressive. Athletically he is great. I get his issues in that he isnt a great distributor and he is score first, that said, those guys can be damn good too. Im interested in seeing him the rest of the year.

Totally agree with this. Clyde compared him to a young Russell Westbrook the other day which I thought was an interesting comparison. It took Westbrook some time to fully reach his potential.

In his first couple of years in the league he looked a lot like Smith, an incredible athlete with a lot of talent who was inefficient and at times, all over the place. Westbrook was a better defender but Smith has a higher eFG% than RW did and has been better from 3. Westbrook was a better FT shooter (although oddly not this year).
If we could combine  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 2/9/2019 12:09 pm : link
Smith Jr. offense with Franks defense and just make them one player that would be ideal.

With that being said, DSJ seems to try out there on defense and isn't a complete black hole.
RE: Interesting comment from Fizdale pre game  
Del Shofner : 2/9/2019 12:35 pm : link
In comment 14291549 Dave on the UWS said:
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He says he can't wait to have Smith and Ntilikina on the floor together.


Here's a story in the Post about DSJ and Frank playing together.

DSJ and Frank together - ( New Window )
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