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Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jul 27 2013)

  • [New York Daily News] Pablo gets Knicks bounce in Argentina (Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:44:46 GMT)
    Manu Ginobili still rules in Argentina, based solely on the number of San Antonio Spurs uniform tops worn by children in Buenos Aires. But Pablo Prigioni is slowly gaining ground.    

  • [New York Post] ‘Peace’ seeks new nickname (Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:26:11 -0500)
    After word spread around the Internet Metta World Peace might be changing his name again ahead of playing for the Knicks next season, the man himself took to his Twitter account to squash the idea.
    “Don’t believe anyone who said I’m changing my name again,” World Peace tweeted…

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Delle Donne Will Miss W.N.B.A. All-Star Game (Sat, 27 Jul 2013 03:56:40 GMT)
    Elena Delle Donne, the first rookie to lead the W.N.B.A.’s All-Star voting, will miss the All-Star Game on Saturday while recovering from a concussion.    

  • 6 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jul 27 2013)

    1. Brian Cronin

      Man, I am not happy about the Pacers getting Luis Scola. One thing I was sort of happy about this offseason was that Copeland was only “just” replacing Hansbrough, which I figured was a step up for the Pacers but not a significant one, so I was pretty pleased that they were fairly weak at the 4. And then they go out and get Scola. That is annoying. It is not even that Scola is some great player, as he is not, but as a back-up he is one of the best back-up 4’s out there and since offense is what Indiana needs the most, he fits perfectly since scoring is the only thing he is still good at.

      The Pacers were trying to dump Green and Plumlee is nothing, so it is basically a first round pick for Scola. Is that worth it? Maybe not, maybe so, but whether it turns out correct for them in the end, they have improved themselves in the short term.

    2. Brian Cronin

      Knicks apparently considering Delonte West. That’d be interesting. Not necessarily good, but interesting!

    3. alsep73

      Last year, we had the oldest roster in NBA history. This year, we may have the craziest.

      With three roster spots left, one theoretically earmarked for a PG, one for another big man, and one TBD, how would everybody feel about Jason Collins for that last spot (along with, say, Jeremy Tyler as a developmental big)? Won’t demand playing time, good locker room guy (assuming our players aren’t homophobic a-holes), could mentor Tyler or any other young big, and could provide six fouls in a pinch.

      And the craziness factor actually helps, in a weird way. When he came out, I worried that NBA teams would shy away from signing him not out of homophobia, but not wanting their 15th man to become the center of attention at every stop on the road. With this wacky roster Grunwald has had to put together, the novelty of having the NBA’s first openly gay player will fade very very quickly compared to the chance to interrogate MWP, Smith, etc.

    4. massive

      Delonte West would be a good signing, IMO. Pesky defender, a good 3 point shooter off the ball, and you can rely on him to play PG in a pinch. If we go with the 2 PG look again (and I hope we don’t), West as a second, 6’4″ guard would be ideal.

    5. JK47

      Delonte may be a little crazy, but he’s been a pretty consistent and reliable player on the court for his whole career. Like massive said, he plays hard on defense, handles the ball well, shoots the 3 and has perfect size for a combo guard. He’s been a very consistent .100 WS48 type player his whole career, so to pick him up for the vet min seems like a pretty solid move when you consider the alternatives are rolling the dice on Bobby Brown (who has been horrible in 1400 NBA minutes) or just throwing in the towel an signing Sebastian Telfair (horrible in about 12,000 minutes).

      West has been out of the league for a year now, but considering his long track record of being a legit NBA player, I would be surprised if he just didn’t have it anymore. This is an excellent low risk/high upside move for NYK, and I hope they do bring the guy in. Crazy is the new market inefficiency.

      Delonte West, JR Smith, Kenyon Martin, Metta World Peace… that has the makings of one crazy bench unit.

    6. flossy

      alsep73:
      Last year, we had the oldest roster in NBA history. This year, we may have the craziest.

      With three roster spots left, one theoretically earmarked for a PG, one for another big man, and one TBD, how would everybody feel about Jason Collins for that last spot (along with, say, Jeremy Tyler as a developmental big)? Won’t demand playing time, good locker room guy (assuming our players aren’t homophobic a-holes), could mentor Tyler or any other young big, and could provide six fouls in a pinch.

      And the craziness factor actually helps, in a weird way. When he came out, I worried that NBA teams would shy away from signing him not out of homophobia, but not wanting their 15th man to become the center of attention at every stop on the road. With this wacky roster Grunwald has had to put together, the novelty of having the NBA’s first openly gay player will fade very very quickly compared to the chance to interrogate MWP, Smith, etc.

      I’ve thought the same thing about Collins. Wouldn’t be the worst 15th man available. Someone like him or Jared Jeffries would be a nice security blanket.

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