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Knicks Morning News (Friday, Sep 06 2013)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Slovenia Upsets Spain in the European Basketball Championship (Fri, 06 Sep 2013 04:01:28 GMT)
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points to lead Slovenia to a 78-69 upset victory over Spain, the defending champion, in the European basketball championship Thursday.    

  • 15 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Friday, Sep 06 2013)

    1. johnno

      So, now Jeremy Tyler has a broken foot. Let’s see — the Knicks sign JR and he promptly has knee surgery, they trade for Bargnani and he gets pneumonia (when was the last time a pro athlete caught pneumonia???) and they sign Jeremy Tyler and he breaks his foot. We’ll probably read today that Toure Murry sprained his wrist signing his contract. Why do I feel like, if the Knicks someday were lucky enough to sign LeBron James, he would suffer a career ending knee injury slipping on a bar of soap the next day…

    2. Brian Cronin

      when was the last time a pro athlete caught pneumonia???

      I think it is surprisingly a little more common than you’d think. I know Steve Blake had it a couple of years ago.

    3. johnno

      EB: Why would pneumonia be rare among athletes?

      Because it’s not exactly a common ailment among the general population and Brian Cronin was able to point out exactly one player who might have had pneumonia two years ago.

    4. Frank O.

      This just happened:

      @WojYahooNBA: The NBA is suspending Knicks guard J,R. Smith for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, sources tell Yahoo Sports

    5. thenamestsam

      5 games obviously isn’t a huge deal and I’m not the type to get on my high (feel like there’s a joke here somewhere) horse about whether or not JR should use drugs during his offseason. But he does need to be smart now. The rumors during the playoffs and now this following so close on its heels is not good for anybody. Unfortunately asking JR to be smart doesn’t seem to get results very often.

    6. thenamestsam

      Also how does suspending an injured player work? Can’t the Knicks just say he’s ready to play based on the knee 5 games earlier than he really is and have him miss 0 games?

    7. johnno

      Could there possibly be a more toothless drug policy than the NBA’s? The way I understand it, you get a five game suspension only after you fail your third (!) drug test. So, JR had already failed two tests, and the threat of a five game suspension (and the loss of about $300,000 in salary) didn’t deter him at all? Wow. Party on JR!

    8. er

      johnno:
      Could there possibly be a more toothless drug policy than the NBA’s?The way I understand it, you get a five game suspension only after you fail your third (!) drug test.So, JR had already failed two tests, and the threat of a five game suspension (and the loss of about $300,000 in salary) didn’t deter him at all?Wow.Party on JR!

      come on. You know that doesnt deter a drug user/ drunk driver etc…..

    9. Jack Bauer

      thenamestsam:
      Also how does suspending an injured player work? Can’t the Knicks just say he’s ready to play based on the knee 5 games earlier than he really is and have him miss 0 games?

      A great plan – Hopefully Woody and GG think of that.

      JR – not playing with a full deck

    10. SeeWhyDee77

      Frank O.:
      This just happened:

      @WojYahooNBA: The NBA is suspending Knicks guard J,R. Smith for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, sources tell Yahoo Sports

      An that explains the interest in Rip Hamilton. U kno..as valuable as JR has been an as much as I believe in second chances, if there was a way to lose the contract I’d rather have Rip..even at 35. Consummate professional. And while he doesn’t have the range JR has, he’s not gonna take as many bad shots. And I’m sorry I only half consider JR a 3 point threat, it’s really his range that scares defenses not his accuracy. But..it’s only 5 games. I’d be very surprised if the team doesn’t address this swiftly and sternly. As big of a piece as he is to the teams puzzle, u can’t coddle this kid at this point. Good kid by all accounts, but his..eccentricity lands him in hot water way too often to make him reliable. I’m interested to see how it gets handled

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