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Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jun 17 2013)

  • [New York Times] Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs to Game 5 Win (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:18:07 GMT)
    Across three NBA championships and more than 100 playoff victories together, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have built a bond most teammates will never share.    

  • [New York Times] Game 5: Spurs 114, Heat 104: Spurs Pull Away From Heat and Seize Control (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:01:07 GMT)
    Against the Heat, Manu Ginobili did all the odd and clever little things that have defined him for more than a decade, putting the Spurs one victory from their fifth N.B.A. championship.    

  • [New York Times] Heat Perplexed at Inability to Catch Fire in Finals (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:44:27 GMT)
    The top-seeded Miami Heat were at a loss to explain their stunning inability to win consecutive games for nearly a month, a sequence they must break if they are to repeat as NBA champions.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs’ Ginobli Finds Rhythm in Nick of Time (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:41:17 GMT)
    Just days after fielding questions about retirement amid recent struggles, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli turned in his best game of the season on Sunday to put his team on the cusp of a NBA championship.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs’ Green Sets NBA Finals Record for 3-Pointers (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:35:35 GMT)
    Danny Green once wasn’t good enough to be on the same team as LeBron James.    

  • [New York Times] Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs to Game 5 Win (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:26:51 GMT)
    Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs Stun Heat to Close In on NBA Title (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:26:18 GMT)
    Tony Parker shrugged off a nagging hamstring injury and Manu Ginobli came out of a slump as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 114-104 on Sunday to move one win away from a fifth NBA title.    

  • [New York Times] End of Quarters Cost Heat in Game 5 (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:14:28 GMT)
    Until Tuesday night, the Miami Heat will be lamenting 8 bad minutes.    

  • [New York Times] Game 5: Heat vs. Spurs (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:59:30 GMT)
    The Spurs beat the Heat on Sunday night to place themselves one win away from the 2013 N.B.A. title.    

  • [New York Times] Spurs on Cusp of Championship With Win Over Heat (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:20:18 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored a team-high 26 points as the San Antonio Spurs beat the champion Miami Heat 114-104 on Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.    

  • [New York Times] Green Powers Spurs to 61-52 Halftime Lead Over Heat (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:05:20 GMT)
    Danny Green and Tim Duncan each had 13 points as the San Antonio Spurs took a 61-52 halftime lead over the Miami Heat in Sunday’s Game Five of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals.    

  • [New York Times] A San Antonio Graduate Program That Churns Out N.B.A. Coaches (Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:38:25 GMT)
    Mike Budenholzer, the next coach of the Atlanta Hawks, is the latest Spurs assistant to enhance his career under the tutelage of Coach Gregg Popovich and General Manager R. C. Buford.    

  • 23 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jun 17 2013)

    1. Brian Cronin

      Yeah, Delfino would be a great pick-up. Wow, if they’re dumping a useful guy like Delfino they must really be confident that they have something in the works.

    2. Brian Cronin

      Is delfino really that good?

      Not that good, but definitely a good player. His whole career he has been a very useful guy to have. Last year he took over 6 threes a game while averaging 37.5% from behind the arc. That’s very helpful.

    3. massive

      yellowboy90:
      Is delfino really that good?

      He’s just a really useful player. He’s a good 3 point shooter so he’ll stretch the floor, but he can also put the ball on the floor and either score or play-make off the dribble. He could come here and be a starter at either wing spot. He would give us 3 really good wings if we added him to Shump and Smith.

      Essentially, we’d have a backcourt of Felton, Prigioni, Smith, Shumpert, and Delfino. That’s a really good guard rotation, and the latter 3 can even play the 3 in our small-ball front.

      I’m hoping we go with a more traditional line-up, though. We can play Shump/Smith/Delfino, Melo, and STAT and one of them will have to be guarded by a slower big. Those three will kill teams next season when they’re on court together.

    4. Frank

      massive:
      http://www.sportsworldreport.com/articles/16830/20130617/new-york-knicks-rumors-tyson-chandler-trade-minnesota-timberwolves-target.htm

      Interesting……..

      Maybe we can get the Wolves to throw in the #9?

      FWIW, I’m against this trade. Tyson Chandler gets us 3-4 extra possessions a game when healthy.

      sounds ridiculous IMO – that’s a spare parts for 2012 DPOY trade. And how would that work with salaries? Derrick Williams + Ridnour are only ~9MM and Tyson makes 14. The only other guys that would fit in that slot are Rubio or Barea.

      Now if it a signed/traded Pek is part of it that’d be interesting– but that would hard cap us if I remember correctly.

    5. Loathing

      Frank: sounds ridiculous IMO – that’s a spare parts for 2012 DPOY trade. And how would that work with salaries? Derrick Williams + Ridnour are only ~9MM and Tyson makes 14.The only other guys that would fit in that slot are Rubio or Barea.

      Now if it a signed/traded Pek is part of it that’d be interesting– but that would hard cap us if I remember correctly.

      It works like this:

      http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=mq9a9xk

    6. mokers

      Yeah, we would need to take on another contract to make it work and with no size coming back, it would mean then trading some other parts for a usable center.

    7. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Tyson Chandler for Luke Ridnour and Derrick Williams?

      Anyone who supports that trade in the Knicks organization should be fired right there, right then.

      That is the worst trade I’ve seen since the Gasol trade, or maybe the Garnett one in ’08.

      Holy shit is that a terrible trade.

    8. yellowboy90

      Does Peko come too. If so then I would think about it very strongly. I actually think Saunders would do a deal like that.

    9. Brian Cronin

      Oh yeah, if Peko was involved than you obviously do it. But it is pretty much impossible for him to be involved, since he would be a sign and trade.

    10. yellowboy90

      “Darren Wolfson: Re: Tyson Chandler to #Twolves trade rumor — checked with three people. I have crickets. One, with direct involvement, say it has no legs. Twitter @DarrenWolfson”

    11. Brian Cronin

      So what do you think the deal is? Someone just outright made up a rumor or what?

    12. massive

      Brian Cronin:
      So what do you think the deal is? Someone just outright made up a rumor or what?

      Well the site isn’t credible (as I stated earlier), so yes. Besides, nobody else reported it. You would think a move like that would be widely reported.

    13. massive

      The Knicks are working out Gorgui Dieng and Nate Wolters today.

      Dieng feels like a Serge Ibaka type of player. He’s a great defender and he can shoot the foul line jumper with ease at this point in his career. I think he’s gone before pick 20.

      Now Nate Wolters will undoubtedly be available when we pick at 24, and I think he has a chance to start in the NBA. Honestly, the only thing that will keep him from being successful is his lack of athleticism. I’ve seen him described as a less athletic Manu Ginobili, which is an apt description. I’m just not sure he’s fast enough to play at this level. If he is, I see an economy class Steve Nash in his game. He isn’t quite the wizard that Nash and Ginobili are, but he’s definitely a hardworking, crafty guard. He’s probably going to be the BPA when we pick.

    14. Frank

      massive: Dieng feels like a Serge Ibaka type of player. He’s a great defender and he can shoot the foul line jumper with ease at this point in his career. I think he’s gone before pick 20.

      Yeah was watching his DX video yesterday and his quick feet really stand out. He looks much more mobile than Withey and already has a more advanced offensive game. I’d be shocked if he were still around at 24 and even more shocked if we didn’t draft him if he wasthere.

    15. Frank

      The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      Tyson Chandler for Luke Ridnour and Derrick Williams?

      Anyone who supports that trade in the Knicks organization should be fired right there, right then.

      That is the worst trade I’ve seen since the Gasol trade, or maybe the Garnett one in ’08.

      Holy shit is that a terrible trade.

      that Gasol trade ended up being pretty excellent for Memphis – basically turned into Pau for Marc+Pondexter. Win-win.

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