Knicks Morning News (2021.09.16)

  • Exploring Situational Lineups for the 2021-22 Knicks – The Knicks Wall
    [theknickswall.com] — Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:40:40 AM

    Exploring Situational Lineups for the 2021-22 Knicks  The Knicks Wall

  • Former Knicks coach David Fizdale joins Lakers staff – New York Post
    [nypost.com] — Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:58:00 AM

    Former Knicks coach David Fizdale joins Lakers staff  New York Post

  • Is Knicks’ Derrick Rose Really Better Than Than Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball And Indiana Pacers’ Caris LeVert? NBA 2k22 Ratings Seems To Think He Is – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:59:49 PM

    Is Knicks’ Derrick Rose Really Better Than Than Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball And Indiana Pacers’ Caris LeVert? NBA 2k22 Ratings Seems To Think He Is  Sports Illustrated

  • Lakers: Carmelo Anthony considered Knicks before joining LeBron, LA – ClutchPoints
    [clutchpoints.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:48:22 PM

    Lakers: Carmelo Anthony considered Knicks before joining LeBron, LA  ClutchPoints

  • Knicks reunion among Carmelo Anthony’s options during free agency – Empire Sports Media
    [empiresportsmedia.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:20:30 PM

    Knicks reunion among Carmelo Anthony’s options during free agency  Empire Sports Media

  • NY Knicks: Reacting to B/R’s “1 Question Still Haunting the Knicks” article – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:00:00 PM

    NY Knicks: Reacting to B/R’s “1 Question Still Haunting the Knicks” article  Daily Knicks

  • Mavs To Sign Former Knicks Lottery Pick Frank Ntilikina – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:56:34 PM

    Mavs To Sign Former Knicks Lottery Pick Frank Ntilikina  Sports Illustrated

  • Opinion: LiAngelo Ball? The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks And Others Should Do This – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:33:42 PM

    Opinion: LiAngelo Ball? The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks And Others Should Do This  Sports Illustrated

  • Westchester Knicks announce 2021-22 schedule – Posting and Toasting
    [www.postingandtoasting.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:00:43 PM

    Westchester Knicks announce 2021-22 schedule  Posting and Toasting

  • NY Knicks 2015 Re-Draft: Knicks exchange Porzingis for this star Center – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM

    NY Knicks 2015 Re-Draft: Knicks exchange Porzingis for this star Center  Daily Knicks

  • Frank Ntilikina getting chance with Mavericks after sad Knicks ending – New York Post
    [nypost.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:51:00 PM

    Frank Ntilikina getting chance with Mavericks after sad Knicks ending  New York Post

  • Is this Kevin Knox’s last season as a Knick? Breaking down his contract year – Yahoo Sports
    [sports.yahoo.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:27:52 AM

    Is this Kevin Knox’s last season as a Knick? Breaking down his contract year  Yahoo Sports

  • New York Knicks: Don’t sleep on a year-2 Immanuel Quickley “breakout” – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    New York Knicks: Don’t sleep on a year-2 Immanuel Quickley “breakout”  Daily Knicks

  • Knicks rookie Aamir Simms shares thoughts on the debut of his friend, Jags QB Trevor Lawrence – Yahoo Sports
    [sports.yahoo.com] — Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:57:55 AM

    Knicks rookie Aamir Simms shares thoughts on the debut of his friend, Jags QB Trevor Lawrence  Yahoo Sports

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    39 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2021.09.16)”

    1. Julius reports that Mitch is now ‘brolic’. Not sure how this factors into a possible contract extension

    2. The word brolic is a term to describe somebody who has an extremely muscular physique, and is used in much the same way as other adjectives like buff or swole.

    3. I’m glad I got to see Clyde at his restaurant a while ago, such an iconic experience for any elderly Knicks fan. He is a great gentleman of the game and I hope he’s around Knicks broadcasts for a long time to come.

    4. I’ve been looking at lots of film on Grimes and McBride and am very impressed. There are going to be lots of teams wondering why they passed over these two, some multiple times. Grimes can really shoot and has great footwork. McBride is just a badass. I hope they get opportunities this year.

    5. Z-man:
      I’ve been looking at lots of film on Grimes and McBride and am very impressed. There are going to be lots of teams wondering why they passed over these two, some multiple times. Grimes can really shoot and has great footwork. McBride is just a badass. I hope they get opportunities this year.

      Neither of their last names is Johnson so I’d recommend that you just ignore what you’re seeing

    6. I’m very excited about Grimes and McBride, too. But don’t create a false story, D-Mar. Grimes likely would have been available at 32, and McBride was definitely available at 34. This was not an either/or scenario.

      The either/or is a fantastic haul of Johnson, Johnson, Grimes, and McBride; vs just Grimes, McBride, the Charlotte pick, and the euro kid.

      I know which one I would prefer.

    7. It’s a fair point, Hubert, and I was totally baffled by the trade-out at #19. However, I expected them to take McBride at 19 so getting him at 36 made things better for me.

      There were big question marks about both of the Johnsons and the Knicks passed on them for a reason…not to kick the can down the road per se. They clearly were not interested in either of them and probably wouldn’t have picked them at #25 or #34 either. So the argument is really more about whether they correctly evaluated those two, and others they passed on that were available at #19-25.

      Also don’t forget the 2nd rounder they picked up by moving from 21 to 25.

    8. Last year when we were finally good again, I remember thinking I was so happy for Clyde, who finally got to watch competent and competitive Knicks basketball again after so many years of misery. I hope he remains on as an announcer for at least a few more years so he can see us have success again.

    9. The Mavs and the Knicks are probably both going to be better this year than last year (although Kidd as coach makes me worry).

      The Mav are almost definitely going to be a lot better. They got off to a dreadful start last year without KP and then he got off to a dreadful start rushing back without a camp. I think they were 9-14 at one point. Once they settled in they were a lot better and finished 42-30. They’ve upgraded their roster a bit also.

      I’m way less sure about the Knicks.

      IMO, people are underestimating what the loss of Bullock means for the defense. And while the switch from Payton to Kemba helps the offense a lot, it hurts the defense a bit also.

      There’s almost no question we’ll be better on offense with Kemba and Fournier instead of Payton and Bullock, but how much the offense improves will be dependent on Kemba’s health. Fournier is also not an iron man.
      Then we still have the wildcard of Randle’s 3 point shooting and the fact that several teams in the east had down years last year due to Covid and other issues and will probably turn back around this year.

      We may need our rookies to be solid and make a significant contribution to be noticeably better than last year.

    10. yeah I wouldn’t expect the Knicks to be better next year. It’s going to be a challenge to be just as good as we were.

    11. I expect them to be a much more balanced team, probably top 5-10 in D and top 15-20 in O. Even though they lost something on D with Bullock, I wouldn’t overstate that. RJ, Mitch, IQ and Obi are all rotation players who should improve on D just by being a year more experienced. Fournier is not a terrible defender, just mediocre, and he is a far better offensive player than Bullock. Kemba is a guy you have to protect with schemes and rim protection, just like ATL protects Trae, but he should make up for it on O where he spreads the floor way better than Payton did.

      To me, the reason why we might not be better than last year record-wise is mostly about other teams being better (and less unlucky) than they were last year.

      I just think we will be in virtually every game down to the wire and getting blown out will be rare, even against the top teams. It will comes down to whether we get over the top in most of those games or not.

    12. I don’t think Elfrid was a particularly good defender. We’re going to have fewer scrubby players getting minutes this year so I think we should be okay. We gave something like 2800 minutes to Elf, Knox, Rivers and Frenchy last year.

    13. Four (reasonable) things I would like to see from Mitchell Robinson on offense this year:

      1. Set some solid screens. In the past, he has slipped the large majority of screens that he “set”. When he took contact on a screen, he often was called for an offensive foul because he would throw a hip or elbow to mete out the punishment rather than taking it. Now that he has a stronger frame, it would be great to see him mix it up. He can force defenders to play up on the screen, which will give him better lanes to roll.

      2. Duck in from the dunker’s spot if he has size in his defender. Mitch has almost never punished “mouse in the house” situations with post-ups. He would call for the lob, but good positional defenders could negate that play.

      3. Make aggressive one dribble moves when he catches the ball unguarded at the top of the key. Teams do not guard Mitch when he sets up at the top of the key. Ordinarily, he either passes the ball for a passive reset or hands off to a cutter (who faces a lane clogged with his defender). Mitch should be able to get to the rim with one hard dribble. This threat would force teams not to sag off so far.

      4. Set flare screens on the perimeter when he is unguarded. While Mitch set a lot of ball screens (see #1 above), he rarely set off-ball screens. If no one is guarding him, he should be able to free Walker, RJ, or Randle.

    14. Ha, yes that is me. I’m Blaze (the orange hair).

      I don’t know if you dug deeper into that youtube channel but we Blaze and Willie G had other classics such as “Hello Mello” and “The 2012 Knicks Playoff Song” (my personal favorite).

      After the 54 team collapsed the next season, my buddy and I were always waiting for the right moment to drop another track but the team was bad year after year, so we never did. Now I’m in Nebraska and we’re both new fathers, so I don’t know if Blaze and Willie G will ever ride again.

      I made the beats for that song with my ipad. We filmed that in 2 days all around various locations in NYC. Man that was so much fun.

    15. We dropped Hello Melo the night he got traded to The Knicks. ESPN radio actually played the song and Jeff Van Gundy called it “interesting.” We we made the 2012 playoff song, we put it up on youtube like 5 days before the first round series against Miami. It was getting a ton of views and someone from MSG actually reached out to us about playing it at the first home game but then Miami destroyed The Knicks the first two games and they decided against it. Sigh.

    16. oh darn, still at work and forgot to record the giants game…i’ll probably chalk that up in my book of life as a win…

    17. I don’t think so. Washington pass rush vs Giants O-Line should be a decisive enough advantage to carry the day.

      Hey remember that time we rallied to beat the WFT in the last game of the season so they could get chase young? that was cool.

    18. The reasons I expect the Knicks to be better this season is based in part that they were much better once they got Rose, so their second part of the season was better than the first. We should get that better performance all year this season. We also have some continuity from last season and we didn’t have that last year. It’s true Randle might regress, but our young players could get better and compensate for that. And I don’t expect Randle to regress much. He had a history of working hard in the off season and of understanding what he has to do to improve. Our defense could be worse but I attribute our good defense last season to hard work and Thibs’ coaching, not so much to particular players. It’s true the East will be better this season, and could affect our record. I hope not too much.

    19. I want to thank everyone for all the music recommendations a thread or two ago. I’m slowly working my way through them. I particularly like the four record set “Chimes of Freedom”. There are a couple of clunkers, bit mostly excellent renditions in a great variety of musical styles. And it’s a lot of music.

    20. Hey remember that time we rallied to beat the WFT in the last game of the season so they could get chase young? that was cool.

      at least now i know i wasn’t the only one that had that on their mind this week…that and the old drafting a running back at number 2 in the draft…

      maybe we can sign saquon to some 15 million or so annual deal on his next contract…you know, cuz he’s a really good player and all, who just happens to be a running back…

    21. I don’t think so. Washington pass rush vs Giants O-Line should be a decisive enough advantage to carry the day.

      Yeah the Football Team has three sacks already

    22. now i remember why i stopped watching giants’ football games…hopefully they don’t make it on to another national broadcast the rest of the season…

    23. I’m embarrassed right now being a Yankees and Giants fan but am somewhat proud of being a Knicks fan. WTF is going on…..

    24. I don’t know what’s worse, getting blown out or losing at the last second on a mistake. Either way it’s hard.

    25. I hate Giants management so much, I’m starting to take a perverse amount of pleasure in the team’s ongoing ineptitude. I know that even if Gettleman gets fired, John Mara will just replace him with Kevin Abrams or someone else who already has a long history with the team. But Gettleman has been so smug while doing so many flagrantly stupid and retrograde things that he’s only getting what he deserves with this mess.

      I’m also growing extremely skeptical of Joe Judge. That conservative play calling after the Bradberry interception is on him, not Garrett. Judge has the team playing like he cares most about not making mistakes. And then the irony is that they lose a game on a mistake on special teams, which is allegedly Judge’s area of expertise.

    26. @Alan Agree 100%. The Maras seem to be stuck in another era as far as FO hiring is concerned. They even required a league intervention to hire George Young. If they don’t beat ATL, in their next game, the schedule is so tough afterward that they are looking at 0-8. Brutal loss. And yes, this loss is on Judge.

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