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Monday, September 25, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.06)

  • [NYTimes] Houston Rockets Are Sold to Tilman Fertitta for $2.2 Billion
    (Tuesday, September 05, 2017 4:29:45 PM)

    The sale to Fertitta, who owns more than 500 restaurants as well as casinos and hotels, carries the highest price ever for an N.B.A. team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly remain ‘not close’ on potential Anthony deal with Rockets
    (Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:10:32 AM)

    The New York Knicks have reportedly told people around the league that the Houston Rockets don’t have assets that appeal to them in a potential trade for Carmelo Anthony.

  • 24 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2017.09.06)

    1. DRed

      To continue the discussion from yesterday, in a vacuum I’d happily swap Melo for Jabari Parker, but only with an eye on rehabbing him and then shipping him off to another team or letting him walk in free agency. I’d worry that the Knicks would want to keep him.

    2. KnickfaninNJ

      I read Howard Beck’s recent article about the recent Irving trade. It’s a good article. Apparently, someone from a different team told him that that team’s proprietary method for ranking defense placed Irving 28th among starting point guards. The only two worse defenders among starting point guards were, as you might have guessed, Thomas and Rose.

    3. TheOakmanCometh

      Apparently, someone from a different team told him that that team’s proprietary method for ranking defense placed Irving 28th among starting point guards. The only two worse defenders among starting point guards were, as you might have guessed, Thomas and Rose.

      At least the Cavs have consistency at the position.

    4. TheOakmanCometh

      If Rose was ranked 29th and Thomas was 30th, it’ll be funny if Lue subs in Rose for defense late in games.

      “Isaiah allows 1.97 points per possession. That’s why we brought in Derrick for that last defensive possession. He only allows 1.96 points per possession. We thought about turning to Calderon, but our metrics show that he allows 3.1 points per possession, which is statistically impossible but nonetheless true.”

    5. ClashFan

      Calderon was better than Rose in one regard. When a guy blew by him, as often happened, Calderon just stood around sheepishly. Rose would sometimes glare at another Knick or roll his eyes, etc., as if it was someone else’s fault. Accountability.
      :-)

    6. stratomatic is despondent

      The Knicks defense still worries me. As far as I can tell, Justin Holiday was one of our better defenders. He’s gone and we added Hardaway Jr. I’d still consider THJ a negative defender even though some metrics says he’s pretty good. Unless Frank is all he’s cracked up to be right out of the gate, our offense may be a lot better this year but our defense is still going to suck. I really wish we could trade Melo and land someone like Maurice Harkless or better yet Al-Farouq Aminu.

    7. Hubert

      You guys seem to be watching a lot of Eurobasket. I couldn’t find it on my cable provider (FiOS). Just curious where I can find it. Is there an NBA service promoting it?

    8. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

      @11

      On watchespn/ESPN 3 or the eurobasket.basket website I believe

    9. Hubert

      Been scouring the interwebs for info on why Frank isn’t playing for France. Not much info available in English.

      Did he not make the team (they’re good, so it wouldn’t shock me) or is it because he was injured?

    10. Hubert

      The Knicks defense still worries me

      I’ve been watching Luka Doncic highlights, so the Knicks defense has me feeling great.

    11. plenty

      Just desserts for carton.

      Milks gone bad! Two thumbs way up.

      Of course he was a terrible gambler, if his intuition on radio is any indication.

      Don’t mean to pile on while a guys down but in this case he has a history.

    12. geo

      “Isaiah allows 1.97 points per possession. That’s why we brought in Derrick for that last defensive possession. He only allows 1.96 points per possession. We thought about turning to Calderon, but our metrics show that he allows 3.1 points per possession, which is statistically impossible but nonetheless true.”

      that was funny…

      Calderon was better than Rose in one regard. When a guy blew by him, as often happened, Calderon just stood around sheepishly. Rose would sometimes glare at another Knick or roll his eyes, etc., as if it was someone else’s fault. Accountability.
      :-)

      i am so not going to miss those rotten rose faces…it was weirdly interesting at times though to watch the interaction between rose and his teammates at times…serious outcast type individual…he definitely is gonna deserve james’ size 15 sneaker up his ass…

    13. Frank

      Been scouring the interwebs for info on why Frank isn’t playing for France. Not much info available in English.

      Did he not make the team (they’re good, so it wouldn’t shock me) or is it because he was injured?

      Berman’s article today suggested Frank wanted to train in NY to get ready for the season:

      In fact, Dotson was invited to play with Carmelo Anthony at his unofficial scrimmages at his Manhattan gym, along with Tim Hardaway Jr. and point guards Chasson Randle and Frank Ntilikina, who elected not to play in the Euro tournament so he can work out in New York.

    14. Hubert

      Thanks, Frank. Makes sense.

      Doncic looks great, by the way. I’m really excited to be let down in the final week of the season when we win our last three games so he can be drafted right in front of us.

    15. Bruno Almeida

      @14

      France is pretty deep at both guard positions, their three best players are all guards (De Colo, Heurtel and Fournier), and Leo Westermann also plays for CSKA in the top leagues and is viewed as a potential De Colo replacement down the line. It’s just the deepest position for them (specially without Gobert and Batum on the team) and France expectations are to contend for the title. The youngest player on their roster is Vincent Poirier who’s 23.

    16. Bruno Almeida

      @19

      That’s weird, seeing as Frank wasn’t on the 18 player preliminary squad as far as I remember… he is on the 37 man roster the French coach named as the pool of talent that’s going to be used from now until the 2020 Olympics, so I guess it was mostly an agreement… Frank would rather train with the Knicks than warm the bench behind the veterans, and the coach would rather play the more established players.
      Luwawu-Cabarrot is another young promising player who also didn’t make the cut.

    17. dtrickey

      Knicks Summer league alumni JP Tokoto has signed with a team over here in Australia. Loved his athleticism, but didn’t have much polish based on the few pre-season games he played. Will be interesting to see if he can make it back to the league.

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