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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jun 16 2013)

  • [New York Times] Spurs Need Production From Ginobili, and He Knows It Better Than Anyone Else (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 01:21:53 GMT)
    In the first four games of the finals, Manu Ginobili has struggled, averaging 7.5 points and 3 assists, down from 11.8 and 4.6 in the regular season.    

  • [New York Times] Parker’s Hamstring a Key for Spurs (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 01:13:38 GMT)
    The health of Tony Parker’s right hamstring, which he said Saturday “can tear any time now,” could become a determining factor in San Antonio’s title chase.    

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Heat’s Return to Smaller Lineup Alters the Finals (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:40:17 GMT)
    With more speed on the floor, Miami smothered the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4, while the Heat’s two biggest stars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade broke out.    

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Jerome Jordan to Knicks: 'I'm ready to play' (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:53:44 EDT)
    Former Knick Jerome Jordan will be playing on the team’s summer league squad in 2013, but he also envisions a key role with the organization entering next season.And he has a confident message for them.”I’m ready to play,” Jordan told ESPNNewYork.com. “It was a tough year with the team [in 2011-12]. There was a lot of pressure. I’m just trying to be physically and mentally ready to play on both ends of the floor. Defensively, block shots and rebound, and then on the offensive end, just try to be comfortable out there.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] D-Will: Nets-Knicks rivalry 'forming' (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:23:21 EDT)
    Deron Williams and his Nets teammates were not very truthful with the media last season regarding their rivalry with the Knicks.It was a bigger deal than they made it out to be — and D-Will knows looking ahead to next season, it will only grow.”When the reporters are asking us, ‘Is it a big deal?’, I think we all kind of shrug it off,” he said during a Nike House of Hoops event in Brooklyn. “But you can tell, the energy from those four games this season were probably more intense than any other four games we played in.

  • [New York Post] Olajuwon says he can help Amar’e reach potential (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 03:31:28 -0500)
    Hakeem Olajuwon remembers the enthusiasm and hard work Amar’e Stoudemire put into their low-post classes last summer in Texas.
    That is why Professor Olajuwon felt terrible when Stoudemire endured an injury-wracked season, playing in just 29 regular-season games and coming back rusty for the Knicks’ final four playoff contests…

  • [New York Post] Chandler will miss Kidd (Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:22:30 -0500)
    Tyson Chandler tried all season to convince Jason Kidd he shouldn’t retire but couldn’t sway the former Knicks point guard, The Post has learned. Kidd retired 12 days ago and has crossed enemy lines to become the Brooklyn Nets head coach.Speaking by phone from his offseason home…

  • 11 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jun 16 2013)

    1. d-mar

      Wow, what a crazy series. First, Wade comes back from the dead, and now Ginoboli.

      I really hope this goes seven, could end up being one of the best Finals ever.

    2. massive

      The Spurs damn sure won’t be handing the Heat a championship. They have to win the next two, or they lose. And it’s not like Miami has a homecourt like the Lakers, Celtics, Jazz, or Thunder. The fans in Miami will not be helping LeBron one bit. I really wanna see him pull it out, but I think Pops has his number. These next two games will test Miami’s mettle for real.

    3. Frank

      I don’t get to watch the Spurs too much but man — Manu is just a wizard with the ball in his hands. No-look passes, passes from bizarre unexpected angles. Just awesome. Even the first few games when he couldn’t hit a shot his passes were out of this world.

      And Parker’s teardrop is so unexpected. Mr. Felton needs to be working on that shot all summer.

    4. Frank

      And Diaw was huge last night (in a good way!). I’m not just talking about his totally unexpected defense on LBJ — what I mean is how the dude just knows how to move the ball, get into open spaces, etc. We need more guys like him on our team — sort of an inside version of Prigioni.

    5. lavor postell

      Frank:
      And Diaw was huge last night (in a good way!). I’m not just talking about his totally unexpected defense on LBJ — what I mean is how the dude just knows how to move the ball, get into open spaces, etc.We need more guys like him on our team — sort of an inside version of Prigioni.

      Totally agree with this. The problem is finding a guy comfortable facilitating from the top of the key as comfortably as Diaw of which there aren’t many that come to mind. He’s really great at swinging the ball quickly a lot like Kidd except with the added benefit of drawing a big out of the paint a bit.

    6. d-mar

      lavor postell: Totally agree with this.The problem is finding a guy comfortable facilitating from the top of the key as comfortably as Diaw of which there aren’t many that come to mind.He’s really great at swinging the ball quickly a lot like Kidd except with the added benefit of drawing a big out of the paint a bit.

      Has anyone ever seen a dumb player on the Spurs? I think JR would last about a day on that team.

    7. Nick C.

      d-mar: Has anyone ever seen a dumb player on the Spurs? I think JR would last about a day on that team.

      Where would Steven Jackson fit? Then again he may prove your point rather than detract from it now that I think about it.

    8. Frank

      lavor postell: Totally agree with this.The problem is finding a guy comfortable facilitating from the top of the key as comfortably as Diaw of which there aren’t many that come to mind.He’s really great at swinging the ball quickly a lot like Kidd except with the added benefit of drawing a big out of the paint a bit.

      I have a feeling that Grunwald will be able to lure a good established player from Europe again. Other than being benched in game 4 against Indy, my guess is that across the pond, Prigioni’s experience here is perceived as a success – Copeland’s certainly doesn’t hurt the recruiting process either. Might open the door for more under the radar guys to come.

      The Spurs’ team balance is just so good. When they went small yesterday they had two smart and efficient off-the-dribble “creators” in Parker/Manu, 2 3-and-D guys in Leonard and Green, and the rock in the middle in Duncan. Even when they go 2 bigs with Duncan and either Diaw or Splitter in at the 4, those guys both know how to pass. We don’t have a single big who really knows how to distribute the ball, unless you call Melo a big. Camby would be the closest, and he doesn’t even get to play. It’s not like we really want a big to be running the offense, but just watching the Spurs interior passing makes me really jealous.

    9. flossy

      Re: the Spurs, I think netw3rk put it best in Grantland this morning: “It’s the offense that Mike D’Antoni sees while crying himself to sleep.”

    10. Juany8

      Frank: I have a feeling that Grunwald will be able to lure a good established player from Europe again.Other than being benched in game 4 against Indy, my guess is that across the pond, Prigioni’s experience here is perceived as a success – Copeland’s certainly doesn’t hurt the recruiting process either.Might open the door for more under the radar guys to come.

      The Spurs’ team balance is just so good. When they went small yesterday they had two smart and efficient off-the-dribble “creators” in Parker/Manu, 2 3-and-D guys in Leonard and Green, and the rock in the middle in Duncan.Even when they go 2 bigs with Duncan and either Diaw or Splitter in at the 4, those guys both know how to pass.We don’t have a single big who really knows how to distribute the ball, unless you call Melo a big.Camby would be the closest, and he doesn’t even get to play. It’s not like we really want a big to be running the offense, but just watching the Spurs interior passing makes me really jealous.

      That passing from yours bigs is very underrated, chandler and Amare are both poor passers and end up missing a lot of easy opportunities because of it. Good passes from your big men can help create good spacing even when they can’t shoot that well. Now when your center can’t pass OR shoot, and the other bigs can’t pass either, or shoot particularly well, your offense can get bogged down.

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