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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Aug 27 2013)

  • [New York Post] Sources: Dolan, Prokhorov had NBA-ordered sit-down (Tue, 27 Aug 2013 03:49:00 -0500)
    Play nice, guys.
    That essentially was the directive given to owners James Dolan of the Knicks and Mikhail Prokhorov of the Nets this past season during a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner David Stern, who wanted to snuff any lingering tension between the two and prevent a full-blown feud, multiple…

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: McGrady Ends 16-Year N.B.A. Career (Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:13:45 GMT)
    Tracy McGrady, a seven-time All-Star who averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, said he was retiring from the N.B.A.    

  • 6 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Aug 27 2013)

    1. SeeWhyDee77

      T Mac..wow. Talk about injuries undermining what could have been a easy HOF career. He probably still has the numbers, he just doesn’t have any real playoff success. It sucks because he was that rare star player who didn’t appear to have a weakness in his game. Some things he did better than others, but no real weakness. His best year he put up what, 32 ppg 6 rpg 5 apg 1 spg 1 bpg on 45% FG and 36 3FG?? Crazy. I really wish Pop would have used him more in the finals. He was a definite X Factor. Guess he wasn’t as ready as he thought he was.

    2. Frank O.

      Whenever I think about tMac, Penny Hardaway comes to mind. Looking at their stats, pretty comparable players, in some respects.
      Penny was a more efficient scorer, McGrady more volume scoring, and a better 3 pt shooter, but not by a lot.
      Penny much better from the stripe.
      Shows league bias toward volume scores tho. McGrady went to all star game almost twice a often, was considered a top 10 MVP vote getter for several years.

    3. SeeWhyDee77

      Frank O.: Whenever I think about tMac, Penny Hardaway comes to mind. Looking at their stats, pretty comparable players, in some respects.

      Penny! Wow again! Injuries. A friend and I were debating just how good he could have been if he hadn’t gotten hurt. His healthy years he was always around 50% from the floor and 31% from 3 AND he could run an offense. Dude was crazy gifted. If he was healthy in NY he woulda made Marbury look real good.

    4. Z-man

      Yeah, it mkes you think about all of the potential HOF players that were derailed in their primes by injury, tragedy, etc. Bill Simmons had a section in his “The Book of Basketball” dedicated to some of these players. My own list includes:

      TMac
      Penny
      Grant Hill
      Reggie Lewis
      Drazen
      Sabonis
      Len Bias
      Walton
      Connie Hawkins
      David Thompson

      And of course, Bernard King

    5. Frank O.

      Z-man:
      Yeah, it mkes you think about all of the potential HOF players that were derailed in their primes by injury, tragedy, etc. Bill Simmons had a section in his “The Book of Basketball” dedicated to some of these players. My own list includes:

      TMac
      Penny
      Grant Hill
      Reggie Lewis
      Drazen
      Sabonis
      Len Bias
      Walton
      Connie Hawkins
      David Thompson

      And of course, Bernard King

      I think Grant Hill is going to the Hall, tho.

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