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  • #16
    I just found this also:


    Eurosport Yahoo! is reporting that the Knicks have a deal in place to acquire Sergio Rodriguez from the Blazers on draft night (June 25).

    Unfortunately, how the deal will go down isn't mentioned, so it has to be considered just a rumor at this point. It's no secret that Rodriguez is unhappy in Portland and the Knicks would probably love to have him after last year's disaster at point guard. Stay tuned.
    #Chop


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    • #17
      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


      I dunno how i feel about that.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
        GO KNICKS!



        So who are we gonna draft? I know its a "reach", but I'm a big Ty Lawson fan. I hate Tabeit, I really hope we don't go after him or the Euro point guard everyone loves.

        I wouldn't mind Stephon Curry, but his frame scares me. He's so small. But if we can get a guy like Stoudemire in FA, maybe even Lebron (im dreaming), a guy who can demand a double, we need to surround that kind of player with shooters.

        As much as I loathe him, Galanari can be one of those 3 ball shooters, and Curry could be another.
        How dare you ?!?!

        Gallinari is a stud. I like him. Shame on you!

        #MoncriefArmy

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Wo_oT88 View Post
          How dare you ?!?!

          Gallinari is a stud. I like him. Shame on you!
          he sucks.

          id trade him if we could.

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          • #20
            Here's my ranking
            Griffin
            Ricky Rubio, love this kid, he plays basketball a few moves ahead of his opponents
            James Harden, I love guys who are as smart and skilled as him, he's such a team first player and proved at the combine he is a very good athlete.
            Jordan Hill He's got the length and athleticism to play center for this team and he's just a warrior, kid's raw since this is only his fourth year playing basketball but he's improved a lot and has great work ethic. He'll come in as a plus rebounder and defender, and with his midrange j he'll be a useful offensive player.
            Hasheem Thabeet He's a good kid who's putting the work, he's a big project so I'm not a big fan but once he gets the game he has the potential to be a game changer.
            Stephen Curry Another super smart skilled kid after the raw big men. Curry has good size for a PG and showed he wasn't a bad athlete. With his BBall IQ and shot I do think he could end up similar to a prime bibby.
            Johnny Flynn I like his leadership and toughness a lot, he understands his job as the point but has the ability to keep teams honest with his scoring as well.
            Terrence Williams I think he has the potential to be artest without the chucking or mental problems. He's been improving so much and his game has matured tremendously since things finally clicked in his head after his sophomore year. His shooting has gotten better, he's been running that louisville team and he's already a tremendous defender and rebounder. Never be a star but he'll be a guy who could start on any team because he'll help a team with everything.
            Demar DeRozan Seems like a nice kid with good d and a good midrange game, too much of a project for my tastes.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
              I don't think Rubio or Thabeet will be ther at 8 so the Knicks would have to trade up to get them and I'm not sure how much firepower they really have. It is possible they use Lee or Robinson as trade bait but I'm not so sure a team would bite. As of right now I think Curry and Flynn are the 2 options with Lawson having an outside chance. I'm a UNC fan so I really like Lawson as well as he's gotten a ton better since his freshmen year and really steps it up when it matters. I'm not sure why he doesn't get as much hype.
              Lee and nate are RFA and as such can not be traded until free agency starts, which is after the draft. So our best chip is probably mobley's insurance covered contract.

              Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
              I don't mind letting go of Lee. I love Lee, but he can't block shots, he can't score, all he could do is rebound.

              He's Kurt Thomas.

              And he'll demand decent money, and we need to save as much money as we can. I honestly wouldn't mind us cleaning house of everyone except Chandler. He's the only player I like on our team.

              I personally hope DAntoni is gone too. I hate his brand of basketball. Curry will need someone to pick and roll with to be successful. If we can land Amare, him and Curry on pick and roll will be deadly.

              If they defend Curry, pass it off to Stoudemire and let him drive to the hoop. If they pick up Stoudemire, Curry will hit that mid range all day.

              My problem with Curry is I don't know if he can create his own shot. He'll need another guy to demand attention away from him.
              You're really bagging on lee, he's a very good finisher around the hoop, one of the smarter passing big men in this league and he's improved every year and now actually has a midrange jumper. His D sucked this year but remember he's only 6'9" and was going up against much bigger and stronger centers all year long. I too won't be too upset if we S&T him away but if we re-sign him for something at 8 mil or less per I won't be upset either.

              And how can you hate D'Antoni's brand of basketball, it's most team-iest way to play the game as it's all about making quick passes, running quick plays and getting good shots quickly. Few coaches really utilize their whole team as well as mike d. And don't give me that "he doesn't coach d" ********. Pass adjusted his teams regularly ranked in the top ten in phoenix and he's always appreciated and used strong defenders well. The pace at which his teams play and the lack of legit center sized big men that fight his teams are the reasons for that myth but just like the you can't win a title playing like that myth it's bogus.

              Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
              I rather have Amare. My concern is injuries, but the man is a beast. Bosh is too frail and finesse. We need toughness. This is the Knicks. None of that ***** **** on our team.


              Which is why I hate Galo so much.


              With the Cavs proving that theyre an absolute joke outside of Lebron (Mo Williams is garbage), I think our chances of getting him are slightly higher now. More realistically, we'd just land Stoudemire, but hey, its a start.
              BBD I think you just need to see gallo play more and you'll realize he's a tough kid, plus he's very smart, which is why he was a good defender even with the bad back. My buddy made me watch a bunch of his italian league games and the kid was lamar odom if odom had a pair and could lead a team. I started off as a gallo hater but by the draft last year I was stocked about this kid. I guarantee you that know that he's going to be healthy gallo will make you eat those words.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                he sucks.

                id trade him if we could.
                Kids 6'10" and growing with a simply wet jumper, point forward skills, a well developed post up and midrange game as well as very good defensive instincts and understanding of how to use his length to harass quicker players on that end of the court. Add to that that the kid just quitely goes to work and battles for his team and makes his team-mates better and I like the kid even more than chandler who i'm very fond of.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
                  I just found this also:


                  Eurosport Yahoo! is reporting that the Knicks have a deal in place to acquire Sergio Rodriguez from the Blazers on draft night (June 25).

                  Unfortunately, how the deal will go down isn't mentioned, so it has to be considered just a rumor at this point. It's no secret that Rodriguez is unhappy in Portland and the Knicks would probably love to have him after last year's disaster at point guard. Stay tuned.
                  probably the balkman trade exception, not bad in case we get offered something decent for duhon at the deadline, gives us a league proven vet to play with our rookie. *shrug*

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                  • #24
                    I really hope Galo proves to be a gamer, but I just don't see it. He's skinny, he's finesse, he's just not what I look for in an NBA power forward.

                    I like how D'Antoni's offense opens up the floor, but his brand of basketball is just the opposite of what I personally believe in.

                    I believe in hard nosed defense, and a half court offense. Like the old school Pistons, 90s Knicks type of philosophy. D'Antoni is the opposite of that, its running like hell, kicking it out, stretching a defense and hitting jumpshots, and getting back occasionally on defense.

                    The inside defense is weakened with a smaller lineup, and it has relegated "defensive specialists" who try to compensate for the overall lack of defense from the team. I don't like it.

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                    • #25
                      http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archiv...t_night_trade/

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                      • #26
                        Ricky Rubio is really growing on me. Dude is nice! Imagine pairing him up with a guy like Stoudemire or Bosh? That would give us options instead of relying on Lebron coming to town and saving the day.

                        I wouldn't mind moving up to get him anymore. He's nice.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                          I really hope Galo proves to be a gamer, but I just don't see it. He's skinny, he's finesse, he's just not what I look for in an NBA power forward.

                          I like how D'Antoni's offense opens up the floor, but his brand of basketball is just the opposite of what I personally believe in.

                          I believe in hard nosed defense, and a half court offense. Like the old school Pistons, 90s Knicks type of philosophy. D'Antoni is the opposite of that, its running like hell, kicking it out, stretching a defense and hitting jumpshots, and getting back occasionally on defense.

                          The inside defense is weakened with a smaller lineup, and it has relegated "defensive specialists" who try to compensate for the overall lack of defense from the team. I don't like it.
                          Gallo's 20 and just hit a pro workout regime last summer, give him time and he'll bulk up like hedo and dirk before him. And while he's not a traditional PF he's not going to be playing the role of a traditional PF. He's going to be a point forward who can score 20 on good percentages with great efficiency.

                          I too grew up loving the 90s knicks and our thugs like oak, but D'Antoni's teams in phoenix where annually amongst the top ten defensive teams (pace adjusted) so while you're completely right that the the system often leaves the paint a less protected since you don't have two big strong guys to swat everything that comes their way he emphasize D a lot and is a good defensive coach.

                          My biggest issue is that there are so many myths about mike d and his "system" when all his system really is is getting his players to play unselfishly and make quick smart decisions. He's runs teams much like the up tempo knicks of the 70s than a guy like don nelson who's all about get down the court quick and takes some dude one on one.

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                          • #28
                            As for ricky he's the only real potential franchise talent in this draft, IMO. Griffin's clearly the number one pick but I can't see him ever carrying his team to success whereas ricky's ability to make his team-mates offensively and great perimeter D could lead a team. I'm firmly on the kids band wagon. The best way of describing how he plays that I've ever heard was that he's playing chess with the ball, making moves to set up his next moves, anticipating what his opponents will do and where his team-mates will go to create easy baskets. It's so appealing to me and he's a kid who'll make me a part time fan of whatever team he gets drafted by.

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                            • #29
                              Everyone hear that one guy, I'm forgetting his name at the moment, the 19 year old who went to Europe for a year instead of college, talking smack about Rubio?

                              He supposedly shut Rubio down the time they met. Also questioned his athleticism. Thoughts?

                              I still love me some Rubio. But I need to see more on him before I officially certify him, I haven't seen enough, and getting your hands on his games is tough.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Mr. Hero View Post
                                As for ricky he's the only real potential franchise talent in this draft, IMO. Griffin's clearly the number one pick but I can't see him ever carrying his team to success whereas ricky's ability to make his team-mates offensively and great perimeter D could lead a team. I'm firmly on the kids band wagon. The best way of describing how he plays that I've ever heard was that he's playing chess with the ball, making moves to set up his next moves, anticipating what his opponents will do and where his team-mates will go to create easy baskets. It's so appealing to me and he's a kid who'll make me a part time fan of whatever team he gets drafted by.
                                From what ive seen so far, I agree. I feel that Ricky should be the #1 overall pick.

                                I'm still a huge Ty Lawson fan. I rather have him than Stephen Curry to be honest. I just don't know if Curry's game can translate to the NBA. He'd be a weak point, he's an amazing scorer, but he's too small to play SG. And he's not a passer, so I question him at point.

                                We need a true point guard. And I really hope the Nash to Knicks rumors aren't true.

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