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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Indexed: The 2007 Knicks Opening Day Starting Lineup

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The 2007 Knicks Opening Day Starting Lineup

15 comments on “Indexed: The 2007 Knicks Opening Day Starting Lineup

  1. foliveri

    Okay, it just hit me that Marbury, Crawford, Q, Zach and Curry remain on the roster today…
    Somehow, I had put them out of my mind this summer, probably because I was so certain at least some of them would have been traded or cut.
    Bummer

  2. Basti

    Did you guys see this priceless quote:
    Now with the start of training camp less than a month away, Luol Deng, Emeka Okafor, Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins have re-signed with their current teams. That leaves just one of the seven still in a holding pattern – Bulls guard Ben Gordon.

    Gordon has to be wondering why Isiah Thomas couldn’t have lasted a few more months as president of the New York Knicks. Remember, Thomas stepped forward with sign-and-trade offers when ex-Bulls Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford became restricted free agents but now is no longer in the picture.
    source

  3. DS

    The “shoot a lot and don’t play defense” strategy has worked for only one coach in the past 20 years… D’Antoni!!

  4. Captain Merlin

    Did you guys see this priceless quote:
    Now with the start of training camp less than a month away, Luol Deng, Emeka Okafor, Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins have re-signed with their current teams. That leaves just one of the seven still in a holding pattern – Bulls guard Ben Gordon.
    Gordon has to be wondering why Isiah Thomas couldn’t have lasted a few more months as president of the New York Knicks. Remember, Thomas stepped forward with sign-and-trade offers when ex-Bulls Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford became restricted free agents but now is no longer in the picture.
    source

    I’m not terribly sure that quote is exactly “priceless.” The situation may be a touch funny, but still priceless is out of its range too. And also, Zeke would have certainly found somewhere even less viable to allocate those funds.

  5. TDM
    Did you guys see this priceless quote:Now with the start of training camp less than a month away, Luol Deng, Emeka Okafor, Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins have re-signed with their current teams. That leaves just one of the seven still in a holding pattern – Bulls guard Ben Gordon.Gordon has to be wondering why Isiah Thomas couldn’t have lasted a few more months as president of the New York Knicks. Remember, Thomas stepped forward with sign-and-trade offers when ex-Bulls Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford became restricted free agents but now is no longer in the picture.source

    I’m not terribly sure that quote is exactly “priceless.” The situation may be a touch funny, but still priceless is out of its range too. And also, Zeke would have certainly found somewhere even less viable to allocate those funds.

    I just read that Ben Gordon received an offer from Moskow for $5.5 mill per. He’s hoping for Josh Childress money ($7 mill per). Isn’t $5.5 mill less than what the Bulls offered him?

  6. Guerrero

    ben gordon is way to hot/cold. he can be deadly but he can stink bad. and his game does nothing to improve/facilitate other players. And thats important now, there has to be a clear idea of unselfishness in order for this offense to work. I guess Duhon is key to setting that tone, we havent a run of the mill PG in a while, the past couple yrs have made me miss chris childs and charlie ward. Seriously.
    We have high volume shooter capable of getting hot and filling it up, gordon wouldnt make us any better so why bother?

  7. mastermind

    We have high volume shooter capable of getting hot and filling it up, gordon wouldnt make us any better so why bother?

    I don’t think you can compare guys like Jamal Crawford and Zach Randolph to Ben Gordon. Gordon is tenth all-time in career 3P% (.410) and has a .548 career TS%, compared to .513 and .518 for Crawford and Randolph, respectively. And it’s not as if Gordon is being more selective- his career FGA/36m is 17.5, while Crawford’s is 14.6 and Randolph’s is 16.9.

    Defensively, Gordon was the starting shooting guard on the team with the top defensive rating in the league one year (Bulls, 2006-07.) While it doesn’t mean he is a great (or even quality) defender, he’s shown he can start on an elite defensive team without causing it to lose that standing. I think many of us would have a hard imagining Crawford or Randolph as a starter on the league’s top defensive team. (So far, the highest-ranked defensive teams with Crawford or Randolph starting over half the games have been ranked 16th and 22nd, respectively.)

    Saying all that, in no way do I advocate the Knickerbockers picking up Ben Gordon. But I think he could be a great fit on the Celtics or as a triangle PG on the Lakers, and could be worth 10m/year if he gets into the right situation.

  8. Hooped Up

    I am routing for Marbury to have a good season. There is no reason in the D’Antoni system, that Marbury can’t equal what Nash has done.

    All he needs is time and confidence.

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