2010 Knicks Preview ESPN Chat

Chris Sheridan & I answered questions concerning the Knicks.

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18 thoughts to “2010 Knicks Preview ESPN Chat”

  1. “Mike Kurylo (KnickerBlogger.Net/True Hoop Network): Santa is a friend of mine, and he told me in confidence that he has a lump of coal for you.”

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  2. Ha! I was about to post that line too. Brilliant stuff, KB, although I think Sheridan tripled your word count. How the hell does he type that much so fast?

  3. Madvillain – Of course it’s OK. Usually when people post my stuff on the wall, it’s to throw darts at it.

    Owen – Actually early on I was waiting for him to respond to his questions, so there wouldn’t be confusion. And it did take some time to get used to the console.

  4. Good stuff, Mike, although the set-up had to be a bit disorientating, so you did a really good job keeping that in mind.

  5. Can’t wait to open the post tomorrow and read that Gallinari is now 4-20 in preseason and that Walsh is a douche bag for drafting him…

    Too bad to see Jeffries return to form.

    And Chandler– 10 3 pt attempts, 0 ft attempts.

  6. It sure was nice of Gallo’s teammates to try to make him feel better by all forgetting how to shoot as well.

  7. If there was any bright spot to a home loss where they shot 7-41 from 3 pt. line, I did notice more of a commitment to defense than last year. Most Philly shots were contested, and there were even a few (gasp!) blocked shots. But they better snap out of this horrendous shooting slump, because we don’t exactly have an inside game to fall back on.

  8. Speaking of defense, Hahn notes that, through three preseason games, the Knicks are averaging 5.3 blocks per game. Last season, they averaged 2.49 per game. Sure, it’s a super small sample size of meaningless games, but it might be a glimmer of hope for the D.

    The offense has disappeared. Even forgetting Gallo for a second, our man Lee is struggling (17-37, 46 FG%; 7-12, 58 FT%). Or how about Hughes’ line from last night? Oof.

  9. I have NO idea what direction this team is going in. Why would Lebron come to a team where there is NO nucleus already established? New York is a great place to win but it can be depressing when you lose. Two of the worse European players in the NBA are on the same team…..THE KNICKS (see Milicic and Gallinari). The saga continues…

  10. Random weirdness from Eddie Jordan:

    “After Wednesday’s practice, Eddie Jordan talked about not playing Holiday. He said he felt bad he didn’t get him in the game, but he felt New York’s guards were playing at a high, intense level.

    Jordan said he didn’t feel comfortable tossing Holiday into that situation, but he left reporters feeling like he simply wanted to preserve Holiday’s psyche.”

    Philly Daily News

  11. Milicic and Gallinari are two of the worse European players in the NBA???? You must be reading too much of Marc Berman’s articles….

  12. Would you consider Primoz Brezec and Ersan Ilyasova two of the worst Europeans in the NBA?

    What seperates Darko and Gallinari from them, aside from draft status?

  13. Side analysis (Internationals by position)

    PG: Tony Parker, Jose Calderon, Beno Udrih, Sergio Rodriguez, Goran Dragic, Roko Ukic, Rodrigue Beaubois

    No wonder so many american PGs get big money overseas. It’s embarrassing after the top two.

    SG: Manu Ginobili, Leandro Barbosa, Mickael Pietrus, Rudy Fernandez, Sasha Vujacic, Marko Jaric, Marco Belinelli, Thabo Sefolosha

    NBA teams quickly figured out that Euro guards without any athleticism won’t stick in this league. The ones that don’t are big guards with ball handling skills to play some point (Jaric, Vujacic).

    SF: Peja Stojakovic, Andrei Kirilenko, Hedo Turkoglu, Andres Nocioni, Nicolas Batum, Sasha Pavlovic, Carlos Delfino, Danilo Gallinari, Omri Casspi

    Right now, Gallinari is the 2nd worst international SF in the league, and it’s not even close.

    PF: Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Luis Scola, Boris Diaw, Vladimir Radmanovic, Yi Jianlian, Ersan Ilyasova, Jonas Jerebko, Serge Ibaka

    I’m surprised this list is so short considering the success of the top three. Granted, Dirk and Gasol are 7 feet tall and might as well be listed as centers. The funny thing is both were SFs when they were drafted, much like Tskitishvili (who is now a center, as we saw in summer league).

    C: Yao Ming, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Mehmet Okur, Nene, Andris Biedrins, Andrea Bargnani, Marc Gasol, Nenad Krstic, Rasho Nesterovic, Zaza Pachulia, Marcin Gortat, Fabricio Oberto, Darko Milicic, David Andersen, Primoz Brezec, Johan Petro, DJ Mbenga, Alexis Ajinca, Hamed Haddadi, Kyrylo Fesenko, Nathan Jawai, Ian Mahinmi, Oleksiy Pecherov

    Ah, the true reason we look overseas. There are only so many decent 7 foot basketball players in this country. 8 of these guys are starters. The best you can say about Darko is he’s not a project like the bottom 10 (and yeah, at 24 and 6 years in the NBA Darko’s not really a project anymore).

    Internationals per team
    Zero: Bulls, Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Pacers
    One: Sixers, Cavaliers, Hawks, Hornets, Nets, Pistons, Warriors, Wizards
    Two: Bobcats, Bucks, Knicks, Lakers, Magic, Mavericks, Nuggets, Suns, Timberwolves, Trailblazers
    Three: Grizzlies, Jazz, Rockets, Spurs, Thunder
    Four: Kings
    Five: Raptors

  14. re: last night’s game, Knicks looked slightly better but the Nets are such a poor measuring stick, especially without Harris.

    1) Darko again showed signs that he could be a decent defensive center. He also did not try to do too much offensively. I am optimistic that he will help us when a big lineup is called for.
    2) Chandler continues to improve. He still has lapses on both ends, but is opting more and more to take it strong to the basket when the opportunity is there.
    3) Lee had a very solid game. He did get rejected a couple of times when he chose to drive rather than pass, but overall he seems to be finding his groove.
    4) For what it’s worht, Landry was impressive in hitting 2 threes to hold off a late Net rally. (the Net rookie looked really good in the 4th!)
    5) Gallo had a solid first half, stroked a couple of 3’s and had a tough and-1 inside.
    6) Jeffries was very active on both ends and much more confident offensively. The disturbing pattern is that his 2 good games have both been vs. the Nets.

    1) Gallo is having lots of trouble in one-on-one situations. He just can’t seem to use the dribble to free himself up. He also seems stiff compared to his euro videos, I wonder if the back is not all the way there yet.
    2) Hill looked active but lost. He can’t seem to get to the rim at all and sometimes looks like he is just flailing away at times. Still, he does seem to have a presence out there.
    3) I dunno, but to me Duhon looks more like a backup than ever.
    4) Nate on D is exasperating. He’s either making a great steal or getting burned. Seemed a bit more under control.

  15. Rashidi,

    Not sure it really matters where a player is from…

    Anyway, Danilo has only played 400 minutes in the NBA. It’s ridiculous to judge him either way at this point. Especially since those 400 minutes showed a lot of promise as a shooter.

    No one expects Darko to set the world on fire, but he has to be compared against Q-Rich and a total void at the 5 last seson filled by moving Lee out of position. In that context he looks like a decent acquisition.

    “Right now, Gallinari is the 2nd worst international SF in the league, and it’s not even close.”

    Again, totally ridiculous statement. Casspi hasn’t played a single NBA minute, so that makes him the worst by default? And Danilo has only played 400 minutes so that makes him worse than Sasha Pavlovic, Delfino, Batum, Radmonovic (who plays more SF than PF), and Ersan (who, by the way, had a breakout year for Barcelona last season and should at least be improved from his first go-round with Milwaukee)???????????? So I guess Blake Griffin is the worst PF in the entire NBA right now…

    Can you really call David Andersen and Primoz Brezec projects?

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