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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jun 23 2013)

  • [New York Post] Knicks may turn to swingman with 24th pick (Sun, 23 Jun 2013 03:17:24 -0500)
    With Carmelo Anthony designated as their power forward of the future, the Knicks feel they can use more than just another pure point guard when the NBA Draft arrives on Thursday.
    Last season’s decision to switch Anthony to the four has opened up a hole for a genuine small…

  • 14 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jun 23 2013)

    1. d-mar

      There’s a picture on ESPN.com today of LeBron holding up his Cavs jersey when he was drafted in 2003, and it made me remember that the guy really has paid his dues, so to speak, before winning his first title. All those years in Cleveland surrounded by subpar talent, taking his team to the 2007 Finals almost singlehandedly and then having the Spurs load up on him and sweep his team 4-0.

      I wish he could have won his titles in Cleveland (or any city other than Miami for that matter) but he did wait 9 years for his first championship, and has worked his ass off every off season to improve his game. There’s nothing more to discuss about his “legacy” he’s already one of the greatest ever and really doesn’t have much more to prove.

    2. danvt

      I agree with you on this. He is clearly the best player in the game today and thus one of the best ever. He makes everyone else seem one dimensional. He’s literally a five position player. I think, of players I’ve seen, only Jordan is better overall. Maybe if he improves his mid range game he has a chance at best ever. Also, four more championships is a tall order for anyone. Health will play a role as well. I agree, also, that it’s nauseating to see it happen in MIA. “The Decision” tarnished his legacy in the same way Tiger Woods marital problems tarnished his. This comparison is unfair to Lebron, of course, but I think it’s somewhat apt in that, before it, most peoples opinions of him were favorable and after it most weren’t. Tiger could have been president. LBJ could have been loved like Mariano Rivera. Now, it’s kind of grudging respect for both. I was certainly rooting for the Spurs.

      d-mar: There’s a picture on ESPN.com today of LeBron holding up his Cavs jersey when he was drafted in 2003, and it made me remember that the guy really has paid his dues, so to speak, before winning his first title. All those years in Cleveland surrounded by subpar talent, taking his team to the 2007 Finals almost singlehandedly and then having the Spurs load up on him and sweep his team 4-0.
      I wish he could have won his titles in Cleveland (or any city other than Miami for that matter) but he did wait 9 years for his first championship, and has worked his ass off every off season to improve his game. There’s nothing more to discuss about his “legacy” he’s already one of the greatest ever and really doesn’t have much more to prove.

    3. JK47

      I will say this: I never thought I’d hate a player as much as I hated Jordan, yet I think I may hate LeBron even more.

      So yeah, he’s pretty great.

    4. JK47

      Vinny L.:
      OH Noooooooo… Jaamal Franklin says his offensive game is a lot like J.R. Bricks lol…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3m6WSqNosY

      I still like this kid though. Knicks should take him @24 if he slips…

      PS

      I would take Bullock if he fell to Knicks as well.

      You don’t like JR Smith… But you want a worse version of JR Smith.

      Sigh.

    5. Vinny L.

      Jamaal Franklin has a longer wingspan and standing reach than Tim Hardaway Jr., Glen Rice Jr., and Reggie Bullock.

      Franklin is a terror on defense, a good passer, crashes the boards, plays above the rim, has a sweet mid-range jumper off the bounce, good post-up game, good penetrator, good cutter & sprinter, and most important he’s a warrior who plays with heart. This kid does it all!!

      Another thing, I can’t figure out why the Knicks didn’t workout Erick Green PG/SG and Jackie Carmichael PF

    6. ess-dog

      Thoughts on this Wolters kid?

      I’m not sure he’s worth the #24 when coach won’t play him anyway, and we can probably get Bassie Telfair or someone like that to back up Ray for pennies.

      Also, are we going to get Kenyon for the vet min? I think he’s a guy that we really need. Not sure we can keep him and Prig though.

    7. massive

      I’d be all for Wolters if he didn’t seem so slow. It all depends on how he did at his workout for the Knicks, I guess. He’s the type of player that can be a starter in this league for a long time if he’s fast enough.

    8. massive

      Brian Cronin:
      Yeah, I like Wolters. I wish they had a second round pick to use on him.

      Same, but I would not be mad if the Knicks took him with the 24th. My dream scenario (now that I’ve given up on Schroeder) is to draft Muscala with the 24th pick and then to buy the rights to Nate Wolters.

    9. massive

      Have you seen Muscala play? He’s like Hibbert except he already has an offensive game worth speaking of. He’s the full package as a big. I’d prefer him to Dieng at this point. Muscala is much more polished offensively and is like 7 foot 1.

    10. yellowboy90

      I don’t see hibbert when I look at Muscala. I see a 4 in the mold of Pau Gasol or Toronto Bosh. I think Muscala is going to be good once he grows into his body.

      I don’t know why but I think Wolters will be able to get by like Prigs does except he is crafty at the rim unlike Prigs.

    11. Brian Cronin

      I am partial to Dieng. I don’t think he’ll be there, though. And I am pretty darn sure that there’s no way Larkin lasts that long (Larkin just seems to fit into the mold of the type of players who go in the late lottery). But yeah, I’d be fine with either of those guys.

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