2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks vs. The Christian Wood All Stars

IF you have heard of any these guys or can spell Sly Mykhailiuk’s name I am impressed.

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52 thoughts to “2019-20 Game Thread: Knicks vs. The Christian Wood All Stars”

  1. Bobby Portis choosing not to pass to a wide fucking open mitchell robinson so he can dribble into a mid range jump shot-that’s 16 million well spent

  2. Should I try to start the “what would you offer Christian Wood” discussion for like the 8th time?

  3. I mean, there is no way Dolan would ever let the Knicks acquire a no name like Wood. So it’s pointless.

  4. Superstar Jayson Tatum settling for a contested fall away jumper while being guarded by a 35 year old little person. . .not how I would have done it if I were him.

  5. On women’s empowerment night, I do not think the phrase “the ladies on the hardwood, going up and down,” ought to be used. They need better editors.

  6. RJ Barrett missed a lay up on one play but I really liked what he did. He probed the lane and used some start/stop quickness to create an opportunity for himself. He ultimately rushed it but it’s good to see he’s starting to savvy his way into the paint.

  7. The slow pace of this game is giving me time to mull over the fact that apparently, the deciding factor for Kyrie and Durant was the Nets having DeAndre Jordan. Or was it the Knicks letting Jordan go? Too lazy to look up the timeline. Game’s back on, time for my nap to resume.

  8. DRed:
    Superstar Jayson Tatum settling for a contested fall away jumper while being guarded by a 35 year old little person. . .not how I would have done it if I were him.

    You mean the same guy who made a contested go-ahead layup that would have won the game if the max player on his team didn’t cough up the ball in the backcourt?

  9. Dallas probably just forgot how to use him. Or Luca wasn’t playing the game the right way or something.

  10. Frank Ntilikina needs to learn that handing the ball off to Bobby Portis and Julius Randle is gonna get him sent back to France.

  11. Yeah, between this and Kemba choking a easy win after playing like crap the whole game, it hasn’t been a good night for the strat narratives team.

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  13. The Pistons must be terrible because Frank Ntilikina looks really good right now.

  14. If only some of these jumpers were falling for Frank. He is really balling on both ends otherwise. Defense has been outstanding.

  15. Payton, Ellington, Bullock, Randle, and Gibson were all on the floor together with 4 minutes left and I felt so much hate for Mike Miller. Glad to see my boys are checking back in.

  16. Yeah, at least Mitch is in although Randle is like a magician who can make Mitch disappear on half the court.

  17. Mitch!

    Wilt, he is coming for you!

    If no one will give you the ball just block a three and go the lenth of the court with it.

  18. Too bad Frank can’t get the shot to fall. He’s really be a nice player to work with then.

    Maybe this off season he can put it together.

  19. Trade for Chris Paul and see if he can turn Frank Ntilikina into Frank Gilgeous Alexander.

  20. I think Frank’s shot will start to fall next year. (I hope I’m not jinxing anything here). He’s clearly been working on getting shots off and I hope after a while that will be automatic and he’ll start hitting more of them. He actually looked very fast on some drives into the paint tonight; and I don’t mean just speedy for him — he actually looked fast. I hope he can keep that up. It’s probably easier to do against the Pistons than against some other teams.

  21. I didnt see the game but I read here about how well Frank played then I look at the box score and see he scored 7 pts while shooting 3 for 10 with 1 ast in 17 mins….

  22. That’s how low the standards for the Frank believers are, that him starting to work on getting shots off, which is something any random guard in the AAU already does, is a promising development.

    I’m sorry, I just can’t see it. If he becomes an all-world defensive player then yes maybe he has a future in the league but offensively he just simply does not have it. It’s been almost 4000 minutes and we’re still cheering when he does absolute basic guard things like take someone off the dribble once in a game or make a layup.

  23. What happened to KP in Dallas tonight is not so difficult to explain. The Pacers have one of the best front courts in the NBA. When the defense is not giving you the shots you want, you can’t force bad shots. This game was a flashback to when KP was playing for the Knicks and he was forcing bad shots because he had to. In Dallas he does not have to. Even with all the injuries, they have enough scoring. He’ll still basketball young. He’ll learn not to force it. The rest of it was random nonsense. Sometimes more go in than on other nights. We should be so lucky to have a two way impact player like KP on our team.

    Tatum is the #1 option on the Celtics. He can shoot 3s, create off the dribble, and get to the basket efficiently enough to have the Celtics positioned as a second tier contender. He’s also a plus defender. If you can’t see how good he is, take up a new sport. Without Tatum the Celtics would be a lower level playoff team. if the Knicks had him, as horrible as we are, we’d probably be battling for a playoff spot. We should be so lucky to have a two way impact player like Tatum.

    Frank’s defense speaks for itself. It’s also clear his handle and confidence are slowly growing. Unfortunately the path from being a very poor scorer to at least a neutral one was bound to be long and bumpy. Tonight was a bumpy night. There will be plenty more. It’s going to be the same story next year, but hopefully from a higher average level. They’d be smart to keep him. He probably has more potential on offense than a Bradley or Beverley type player for the LALs and LACs and he’s going to keep getting better on defense too. . Of course this is the Knicks. They’ll probably trade him for some scrub that can score but can’t defend or play team basketball.

  24. seeing how we’re in the habit of overpaying players to play for us – I hope we keep frank for a few more years and give him a decent raise…just for doing his best for acting a professional in this shithole organization…

    sure, hopefully he figures out how to stay healthy and learns to pass and shoot – that would be nice; but, mostly because I got a dream that by the end of frank’s second contract hopefully we’ll make it to the playoffs…that thought doesn’t seem completely impossible…

    I wanna see frank in a knick uniform playing solid defense during a playoff game…crazy dream, but…

  25. I’m still not sure if Payton is good enough to take seriously as our starting PG long term. Part of me thinks he’s a good shot away from being VERY good and part of me thinks he our version of the Hollow Man. Maybe even with a better shot he wouldn’t add much overall other than empty stats. Even when he fills up the boxscore it doesn’t seem like he’s having much impact most of the time.

  26. it’s like he’s throwing darts or something when he shoots, little to no arc…his only hope is to be more efficient with his layups…never say never, but, I don’t see elf ever being a threat from beyond 3 feet…

    he’s not a bad back up point guard…just not really a starter…

  27. Geo,

    If the Knicks are smart enough to want to keep him, that doesn’t mean Frank is dumb enough to want to stay. I still don’t understand why he hasn’t asked for a trade yet to begin with. So far it has been Burke, Mudiay, DSJr, Payton, and now they are supposedly targeting a PG in the draft. At what point do you figure out that the organization you play for is not interested in building a team with defenders, multiple playmakers, and a lot of player movement? He should just go somewhere where they’ll appreciate what he does and that will try to develop him instead of always playing second and third fiddle to whatever scrub traditional PG they bring in next.

  28. because I’m selfish…I want to watch guys that want to defend and share the ball…

    I don’t know, hopefully we can get our roster sorted out this summer…so hard to evaluate our talent with the wierd mix of players and how they’re used…

    imagine how much easier the game would be for frank if he played with cp3 and schroder, with luka and kp, fred and lowry…

    elf, bullock, harkless and ellington makes for an offense that can run a bit, but, julius is like from a whole different era of play…he’d make for a heck of a backup center on some other team…we got enough backup power forwards/centers already though…

    maybe one of these years we’ll draft or hire a starting point guard for our team…

    I think frank can play 1 through 3, but, he really needs to be paired with at least one other ball handler/creator…put him with 2 and he’ll really shine…

  29. The “if his wide open jumpers were falling” caveat is a pretty big one. Frank did take it to the hole really aggressively three times though which was exciting. He iseems to be beating guys off the dribble more lately.

    I just like Frank. He’s not a great basketball player but his defense is fun to watch and he dresses really well. At this stage in my Knicks fandom that is enough for me.

  30. If Frank demanded a trade, the logical follow up from the Knicks would be to ask his agent to find a team that wants to trade something for him.

    That’s where the conversation would end.

  31. If Frank demanded a trade, the logical follow up from the Knicks would be to ask his agent to find a team that wants to trade something for him.

    That’s where the conversation would end.

    In the real world, there were reports that several teams were interested in him both at the start of the season after seeing him play in France on a good team and at the trade deadline. Ironically, it seems it was Mills that has been his backer in NY.

  32. I don’t know, hopefully we can get our roster sorted out this summer…so hard to evaluate our talent with the wierd mix of players and how they’re used…

    I agree on some level, but exactly what encourages you about having a player agent running basketball operations. His skill set is finding players that are likely to get paid a lot of money and then trying to get them even more money than they are worth for as long as possible.

    We need people that actually understand basketball, that recognize young talent, that develop young players, that fit players together coherently, that want to play a winning style instead of the flavor of the month, someone that values players properly, and someone that understands the cap and salary issues well enough to find good opportunities.

    Maybe we a couple of people like that in the organization, but I’m not aware of any now.

  33. I would say Perry understands the cap and salary issues well. I’m not sure he’s had a chance to just go find good opportunities. The Knicks overall strategy was probably dictated by Mills.

  34. first time poster, long time reader here. Been wanting to say this for a while, but Perry pulled the same “mix awful vets with promising young talent” in Sacto (Z-bo, george hill, etc) and it went as poorly as its gone with the knicks. I don’t think Scott Perry knows what he’s doing.

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