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JohninSC : 1/13/2022 7:59 am
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RJ Barrett is the youngest player in franchise history to record consecutive games with at least 30 points. Kristaps Porzingis had held the record.


Everyone in the starting lineup scored double digits, the first time since the opening game of the season.

RJ Barrett: Becoming a star in front of our own eyes. 32 points/7 rebound/2 assists. He also held the Mavericks to 3-11 on FG as the primary defender, including 2-8 from Luka Doncic. He is scoring at every level. He seems to be playing faster, which to me signals the game is slowing down for him. He's seeing the floor better and sees the seams before they develop.

Julius Randle: This is the Julius we need to see. 17 points/12 rebounds/8 assists. I can deal with the 5 turnovers if he's passing the ball and letting the other players cook. Overall good game from him.

Mitchell Robinson: No body benefitted more from the lack of Porzingis than Robinson. He was all over the glass on both sides. 19 points on 9/10 shooting with 10 rebounds. Our defense has gotten much better recently. Credit goes to Mitch.

Robinson absolutely dominates when thr other team is small  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:07 am : link
I want to see it Saturday vs Capela, he did it when they played there a couple months ago..

Rj last night just played so in control and nothing the Mavs did was going to stop him, a smaller defender ok no problem mouse in thr house, bigger defender ok drive by him, pick and roll: Big drops to stop drive ok Rise and fire..

He controlled the game just like he did vs the Spurs, That midrange is going to unlock his full potential, the 3 bal is nice but that midrange is going to put Bigs in a tough spot
Robinson was a beast  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/13/2022 8:08 am : link
last night.
RJ seems comfortable and confident  
Heisenberg : 1/13/2022 8:11 am : link
Even in games where he scored really well there was some "tension" in his game. Seems loose, aggressive and confident. Great to see. Still second youngest guy on the team.
Would the Knicks consider Jalen Smith in free agency?  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2022 8:18 am : link
Seems like a good compliment to Randle.
RE: Would the Knicks consider Jalen Smith in free agency?  
adamg : 1/13/2022 8:19 am : link
In comment 15550655 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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Seems like a good compliment to Randle.


Brunson?

He's a UFA. W0uld be a good target. Pricey. But a real young ascending PG.
RE: RJ seems comfortable and confident  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:23 am : link
In comment 15550649 Heisenberg said:
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Even in games where he scored really well there was some "tension" in his game. Seems loose, aggressive and confident. Great to see. Still second youngest guy on the team.


Rj is trusting his midrange and floater game more
RE: RE: Would the Knicks consider Jalen Smith in free agency?  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:24 am : link
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Seems like a good compliment to Randle.



Brunson?

He's a UFA. W0uld be a good target. Pricey. But a real young ascending PG.


You can almost guarantee the Knicks will at least try to get Brunson
defending  
bluefin : 1/13/2022 8:24 am : link
and ascending
RE: RE: RE: Would the Knicks consider Jalen Smith in free agency?  
adamg : 1/13/2022 8:25 am : link
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Seems like a good compliment to Randle.



Brunson?

He's a UFA. W0uld be a good target. Pricey. But a real young ascending PG.



You can almost guarantee the Knicks will at least try to get Brunson


Missed out on Vanfleet. Probably willing to pony up for Brunson.
The Mavs complately fucked up Brunsons contract btw allowing his UFA  
adamg : 1/13/2022 8:28 am : link
Would be the cherry on top of the porzingis deal to steal Brunson from them
RE: RE: RE: RE: Would the Knicks consider Jalen Smith in free agency?  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:29 am : link
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Seems like a good compliment to Randle.



Brunson?

He's a UFA. W0uld be a good target. Pricey. But a real young ascending PG.



You can almost guarantee the Knicks will at least try to get Brunson



Missed out on Vanfleet. Probably willing to pony up for Brunson.


that and Rose, Thibs and Brunson have known each other for a very long time, and according to Begley they have tried for the past 2 years
Dallas Mavericks related  
JohninSC : 1/13/2022 8:39 am : link
I had no idea Theo Pinson was on that team. They have 6 former Knicks on their roster. Good lord.

Also, Luka looks sloppy.
Brunson  
31southst : 1/13/2022 8:40 am : link
Brunson makes a ton of sense but the Knick don't have cap room so it would need to be a sign and trade, which I am not sure the Mavs would do. We could give them back their 2023 first or something.
RE: Brunson  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:42 am : link
In comment 15550691 31southst said:
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Brunson makes a ton of sense but the Knick don't have cap room so it would need to be a sign and trade, which I am not sure the Mavs would do. We could give them back their 2023 first or something.


Its going to be like that for most free agents now, Heat did it with Lowry, Bulls with Derozan..

Wouldnt be shocked if Brunson is dealt before the deadline unless the Mavs are willing to pay him big money..
RE: RE: RJ seems comfortable and confident  
Heisenberg : 1/13/2022 8:45 am : link
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Even in games where he scored really well there was some "tension" in his game. Seems loose, aggressive and confident. Great to see. Still second youngest guy on the team.



Rj is trusting his midrange and floater game more


I would agree. He started with good ability to attack the rim, then added 3pt shooting and now seems comfortable scoring at other spots on the floor. He can definitely be a DeRozan level scorer. Fun to watch it come together piece by piece. Consistency is an area of remaining growth.
Brunson  
31southst : 1/13/2022 8:46 am : link
Agreed it can happen but some of it is Lowry had leverage in other suitors with room (if you don't S&T me, I'll go to New Orleans and you won't get anything). I suspect ultimately you are right but it could be a scenario where the Mavs offer like 4/60 or something and Brunson doesn't have many other options besides the mid level.

One thing I wonder - could you do a S&T with a third party with cap room? Like could OKC sign Brunson with room and trade him? Or is it only the original team?
Mitch was a beast  
Enzo : 1/13/2022 8:50 am : link
I don't know what his issue was last year, but he would always be fumbling the ball away under the rim. Last night, and for much of this season, he's been catching everything.
RE: Brunson  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 8:55 am : link
In comment 15550704 31southst said:
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Agreed it can happen but some of it is Lowry had leverage in other suitors with room (if you don't S&T me, I'll go to New Orleans and you won't get anything). I suspect ultimately you are right but it could be a scenario where the Mavs offer like 4/60 or something and Brunson doesn't have many other options besides the mid level.

One thing I wonder - could you do a S&T with a third party with cap room? Like could OKC sign Brunson with room and trade him? Or is it only the original team?


only original team..

Rarely does a team refuse to sign and trade a player, you dont want to piss off Agents
RE: RE: Brunson  
Mike in NJ : 1/13/2022 8:55 am : link
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Brunson makes a ton of sense but the Knick don't have cap room so it would need to be a sign and trade, which I am not sure the Mavs would do. We could give them back their 2023 first or something.



Its going to be like that for most free agents now, Heat did it with Lowry, Bulls with Derozan..

Wouldnt be shocked if Brunson is dealt before the deadline unless the Mavs are willing to pay him big money..


I wonder what the plans are for Mitch. If they don’t look at him as a long term piece, I wonder if Dallas would be interested in a Brunson for Robinson swap at the deadline. If they aren’t confident in being able to bring Brunson back, maybe they’d be interested in Robinson to upgrade at center over Powell and then try and resign him this off-season.
With the reported interest in Turner  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 9:02 am : link
could signal they arent confident in resign Mitch, but who knows, i think after the deadline we will get a little better idea..

I like Mitch and when he plays like he did last night makes me want to say i dont want to trade him but i also dont want to give him 15 to 17 million a year
RE: With the reported interest in Turner  
Mike in NJ : 1/13/2022 9:04 am : link
In comment 15550736 nygiants16 said:
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could signal they arent confident in resign Mitch, but who knows, i think after the deadline we will get a little better idea..

I like Mitch and when he plays like he did last night makes me want to say i dont want to trade him but i also dont want to give him 15 to 17 million a year


Agreed, I like him as a player, but if they’re going to give someone that kind of money I would rather it be in a run at Brunson than Robinson.
Nice rebound I guess by the Knicks  
dpinzow : 1/13/2022 9:08 am : link
they've been very inconsistent most of the season and had an awful stretch for about 6 weeks, so to see them back at .500 is a decent sign. The East is really competitive though, that 21-21 record isn't a playoff record at the moment
I'd really like to see  
JohninSC : 1/13/2022 9:27 am : link
what McBride can do before I make any trades for Brunson.
RE: With the reported interest in Turner  
Enzo : 1/13/2022 9:45 am : link
In comment 15550736 nygiants16 said:
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could signal they arent confident in resign Mitch, but who knows, i think after the deadline we will get a little better idea..

I like Mitch and when he plays like he did last night makes me want to say i dont want to trade him but i also dont want to give him 15 to 17 million a year

Robert Williams got 4/54 last summer. I wonder if there was an opportunity to lock in Mitch for something similar. That's a fair deal IMO.
best all-around game of the season IMO -  
Del Shofner : 1/13/2022 9:46 am : link
won all four quarters against a quality opponent. Let's see them do it again in Atlanta.
RE: I'd really like to see  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 9:59 am : link
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what McBride can do before I make any trades for Brunson.


The way they structured his deal, i wouodnt be surprised if he is used in a trade
nevermind thought it was only 2 year deal  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 10:17 am : link
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nevermind thought it was only 2 year deal  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 10:17 am : link
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Jake Fischer latest trade intel  
nygiants16 : 1/13/2022 11:09 am : link
Knicks interested in Turner and Levert but indy wants multiple 1sts for Levert..

Also mentioned Knicks with Schroeder
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