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Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 12 2013)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Serbia and Latvia Prevail at European Championships (Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:05:57 GMT)
    Guard Stefan Markovic scored 5 straight points to help Serbia defeat Belgium, 76-69, at the European championships in Slovenia.    

  • 8 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Sep 12 2013)

    1. ess-dog

      If nothing else, I hope this season give us the chance to see a Chris Smith, JR Smith, Meta, Melo, KMart lineup.

    2. thenamestsam

      flossy:
      Miami sees our Bargnani and raises us a Mike Beasley.Well played, Riley.

      One pretty big difference is that they’re going to pay Beasley the minimum and we’re going to pay Bargs like $10M or whatever (Not a shot at Bargs, just saying). Seems like a decent flier for them. They already know what they’re getting into from a personality perspective, they seem to have a very tight-knit locker room that can deal with the kinds of issues he brings to the table, and obviously he’s just about the most talented guy you could ever hope to grab on a minimum salary. When you’re way over the cap you obviously have to take some risks to try to add talent because it’s pretty tricky to bring in anyone who doesn’t have their warts. It’s one reason I was okay with the Bargs trade and it’s why I think Oden and Beasley are good moves. They all are pretty likely to be busts but they have way more upside than most of the players we had a realistic shot at acquiring.

      I still think the Heat look really vulnerable in the backcourt and I’m surprised they haven’t grabbed a veteran guard at the minimum. Allen is 38 now, Wade’s health is pretty rapidly deteriorating, and Norris Cole was a liability for most of last year (although he played really well at times in the playoffs). Chalmers is the only other guard on the roster. Obviously Lebron provides depth at every position to some extent, but one or two ill-timed injuries to their backcourt and the East could really be up for grabs.

    3. chrisk06811

      I don’t think Miami thinks about us at all when they do anything…..much less give a crap either way that we have bargnani.

    4. Brian Cronin

      I agree that Beasley is basically a glorified bench player, but my concern (concern should be in quotes, as I don’t really give a crap if the Heat make good moves or not) is that I don’t see what he brings to that team. They need either outside shooting, an inside post presence or good defenders. He gives them none of those three things. So I don’t get it. Or is he finally going to dedicate himself to playing the 4? For years we’ve all known that’s the best use of him, but just like Anthony Randolph, what “everyone” knows is a good idea doesn’t apply to the player himself.

    5. flossy

      thenamestsam: One pretty big difference is that they’re going to pay Beasley the minimum and we’re going to pay Bargs like $10M or whatever (Not a shot at Bargs, just saying). Seems like a decent flier for them. They already know what they’re getting into from a personality perspective, they seem to have a very tight-knit locker room that can deal with the kinds of issues he brings to the table, and obviously he’s just about the most talented guy you could ever hope to grab on a minimum salary. When you’re way over the cap you obviously have to take some risks to try to add talent because it’s pretty tricky to bring in anyone who doesn’t have their warts. It’s one reason I was okay with the Bargs trade and it’s why I think Oden and Beasley are good moves. They all are pretty likely to be busts but they have way more upside than most of the players we had a realistic shot at acquiring.

      I still think the Heat look really vulnerable in the backcourt and I’m surprised they haven’t grabbed a veteran guard at the minimum. Allen is 38 now, Wade’s health is pretty rapidly deteriorating, and Norris Cole was a liability for most of last year (although he played really well at times in the playoffs). Chalmers is the only other guard on the roster. Obviously Lebron provides depth at every position to some extent, but one or two ill-timed injuries to their backcourt and the East could really be up for grabs.

      Sure. I just mean like, we started the trend of adding former high lotto pick, chronically underachieving volume scoring tweener forwards, and Miami had to go and one up us.

    6. dtrickey

      It’s an interesting move. Very low-risk high-reward sort of thing. I’m not sure why they went for Michael “Hits from the Bong” Beasly when they have more than enough wings and a glaring deficiency at the 1 spot. That said, If it means we can have a positional upper hand over the heat then far be it from us to knock what the Heat do this summer.

    7. thenamestsam

      flossy: Sure. I just mean like, we started the trend of adding former high lotto pick, chronically underachieving volume scoring tweener forwards, and Miami had to go and one up us.

      Yeah I wasn’t trying to disagree with you, just expand.

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