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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

There are a certain amount of games that the Knicks could be reasonably expected to have a good chance chance of winning (6 games, one at Milwaukee, home and home against Detroit, home and home against Brooklyn and hosting Philadelphia). This is one of those games. Obviously, we have to allow that they’ll likely have a winning record in those games, but we can hope that they keep their record to more like a 4-2 record instead of 5-1 record. Especially since you never know what will happen in some of those other games (that home and home against Miami is scary).

So let’s see what happen!

Let’s go! Knicks?

87 comments on “2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

  1. Accidentank 2017

    Could Chasson Randle develop into a guy like Seth Curry? That would be hella fun and I would give Phil all the credit in the world if Randle is actually a player. His WS/48 and WP48 are both favorable so far.

  2. d-mar

    I know this is a Knicks-Bucks game thread, but holy shit, Barcelona scores 6 goals to beat Paris St. Germain in aggregate 6-5, including 3 goals in the last 7 minutes!

    Just mind blowing, one of the greatest comebacks in football history.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled tank-a-thon.

  3. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    5 turnovers for us in the first three and a half minutes is less than optimal. Unless you’re a tanker.

  4. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

    Embarrassing

    Can we just start Randle Baker Ndour KP and Willy for the rest of the season? It’d be so much more entertaining and good for the tank

  5. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    The Knick announcers are speaking about ROY candidates and never even mention WillyBilly. Sad.

  6. The Honorable Cock Jowles

    Did you see Melo’s expression when O’Quinn didn’t give it back to him when he tried to post up Giannis before the timeout? Unbelievable. This guy just wants to play ISO all game.

  7. geo

    fucking him and rose with the dirty looks to their teammates all the time…sooner they’re gone the better – the only purpose they serve now is helping us improve our lottery chances…

  8. yellowboy90

    Did you see Melo’s expression when O’Quinn didn’t give it back to him when he tried to post up Giannis before the timeout? Unbelievable. This guy just wants to play ISO all game.

    That expression was not about Kyle not giving him the ball it was about Giannis holding his leg like Breen pointed out.

  9. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    If Baker can make those threes then we’ve got something special.

  10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

    I’m watching the Bucks cast. They acted like that O’Quinn-to-Baker pass was just a normal play. That was some Warriors shit right there.

    RE-SIGN O’QUINN

  11. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

    The Honorable Cock Jowles, All-In For Kyle O’Quinn

  12. yellowboy90

    So did they even practice making KP the focal point when he is with the second unit? It’s funny how little touches he get most nights when he runs with the second unit.

  13. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    The Bucks are physically impressive but not very cohesive or disciplined.

  14. thenoblefacehumper

    If we had been starting Willy all year we probably would be a decent amount better, which would be bad, so I’m glad we haven’t.

  15. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

    I think the bucks have to be the ugliest team in the league

  16. geo

    I think the bucks have to be the ugliest team in the league

    they are certainly no willy hernangomez’s…

    dang, i see we’re winning now…bucks need to get their shit together…

  17. The Honorable Cock Jowles

    Rose with the dank Kobe assists to Willy

    I mean, at least Willy knows that he’s got a 0% chance of a lob and 60% of an ORB opportunity, Rose’s best synergistic asset is his teammates knowing that he’s not going to pass, so they should start positioning for the miss

  18. Will the Thrill

    Rose with the dank Kobe assists to Willy

    I mean, at least Willy knows that he’s got a 0% chance of a lob and 60% of an ORB opportunity, Rose’s best synergistic asset is his teammates knowing that he’s not going to pass, so they should start positioning for the miss

    Was just about to say this. After a screen, Willy just sprints towards the hoop waiting for a *pass* off the rim.

  19. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    @32 Well, Breen mentioned Brogdon as a ROY candidate while never mentioning WillyBilly.

  20. yellowboy90

    I am not worried about the tank. The refs know how to get this game back into tank land

  21. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    The 11th pick is what we’ll probably end up with because we’re a good team just coming together. We’ll still draft a terrific young player like Miles Bridges anyway so don’t fret.

  22. Frank O.

    Hell of a game.both teams just hammering away. Giannis and KP so tough.
    Willy is becoming somebody.

  23. ClashFan

    If Rose keeps playing like this, someone’s gonna overpay for him. But, he can’t…

  24. wetbandit

    Magic beat Bulls! Pelicans tied with Raptors! Kings ahead of Spurs by 15! Nets down by 5 on Hawks! T-Wolves beating Clips!

  25. Philmelo

    LOL. Without KP in the game we have no one who can defend the Freak from Greece known as Giannis.

  26. yellowboy90

    now I know why Jeff wants Willy to work with Malone in the offseason to add the flying Knee to his finish game.

  27. Reub On Our Way To Greatness

    I don’t understand why we never double team the star player early and make him give up the ball.

  28. yellowboy90

    What the fuck happened there between Rose and KP on the defensive end against Giannis?

    Are you talking about when Delly set the screen on KP or the play after when Kp told Rose to switch on to Giannis for no reason?

  29. Philmelo

    Are you talking about when Delly set the screen on KP or the play after when Kp told Rose to switch on to Giannis for no reason?

    The one on transition, where Rose watched Giannis blow past him.

  30. Frank

    Looking like a good night for the tank. Minnesota and Sacramento winning over the Clippers and Spurs, and Orlando already won. Just need the Pelicans to make a comeback.

  31. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

    I felt bad for Billy on that Giannis poster and he didn’t even actually dunk it

  32. 2FOR18

    Maybe this is the moment melo finally realizes he’s going nowhere as a team’s alpha dog. The beat down the Freak just laid down (not to mention getting outplayed by Tony Snell) has to be humbling to even a guy with his ego.

  33. the don nelson era

    There’s just no way Melo assigns blame to himself. All he’s sure of is that he has to keep shooting

  34. jotapay

    The tank came out strong in Q1, was slowed by some bazooka shots in Q2 and went on a rampage Q3/4.

  35. Philmelo

    I think Sacramento is actually better since the trade. They’ve played some really competitive games against good competition.

  36. Brian Cronin Post author

    Pellies will end up with a top 3 pick watch

    Only the Kings being the Kings makes that seem like a legit possibility.

  37. Philmelo

    Best part of this loss is the total commitment to tanking. Chasson Randle was benched the game after a 20+ differential performance. No way does a coach committed to fighting for a playoff spot keep him from entering the game.

  38. Philmelo

    Anyone read that Melo is signaling that he wants to play 20 years in the NBA? Is this guy fucking nuts?

  39. Philmelo

    Golden looking very vulnerable without Durant. His injury has really underscored their depth issues.

  40. The Honorable Cock Jowles

    Golden looking very vulnerable without Durant. His injury has really underscored their depth issues.

    They don’t have depth issues in the playoffs, when 7 players can play a whole game at 34 mpg. Regular season? You need to be 12 deep. This team is giving serious minutes to Pat McCaw and Ian Clark, who are not very good at basketball. They’ll probably sit the bench in all playoff games that aren’t blowouts.

    Curry
    Thompson
    Pachulia
    Green
    Iguodala
    Durant
    Livingston

    I watched tonight’s game and the problems are still turnovers and cold 3PT shooting. Those are really the only ways to beat Golden State.

    Or David West keeps doing his best parody of Mo Speights, which is basically “short on a 20-foot jumper, throws ball into stands on the next possession, stares down his teammate, slams ball in anger, commits obnoxious shooting foul on opposing team’s best FT shooter, ends game with 7 minutes played.”

  41. Bruno Almeida

    I hate David West with a burning passion and I’m happy to see him lose.

    but yeah, this Durant kid is kinda good it seems.

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