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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 15 2012)

  • [New York Times] Free-Agency Dispute Has Ramifications for Knicks (Tue, 15 May 2012 05:30:09 GMT)
    An arbitrator’s ruling may determine if the Knicks can re-sign Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak while keeping a $5 million slot, perhaps for J. R. Smith.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: N.B.A. Playoffs — Thunder Crush Lakers in Game 1 (Tue, 15 May 2012 07:30:09 GMT)
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 25 as Oklahoma City beat Los Angeles in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal.

  • [New York Times] Rested Thunder Rout Leg-Weary Lakers, 76ers Tie Series (Tue, 15 May 2012 05:09:08 GMT)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder delivered a blow to rival Metta World Peace’s infamous elbow by crushing the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday to win the opening game of the second-round playoff series.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Clobber Lakers 119-90 in Game 1 (Tue, 15 May 2012 08:30:12 GMT)
    For the second time in less than a week, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers must figure out how to fight back after a humbling loss.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Learn From Mistakes and Win Game Two (Tue, 15 May 2012 02:00:45 GMT)
    Philadelphia avoided repeating their Game One mistakes and held on for a 82-81 road triumph over Boston on Monday as they outdueled the Celtics late to tie their East second round playoff series.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Even Series With 82-81 Win Over Celts (Tue, 15 May 2012 03:18:18 GMT)
    Evan Turner made the go-ahead layup with 40.4 seconds left and Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened the second-round Eastern Conference series with an 82-81 victory Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Numbers Are Adding Up for the Thunder (Tue, 15 May 2012 00:10:10 GMT)
    Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti has built the Thunder into an N.B.A. power through the draft.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: For Clippers, It’s All About Paul (Tue, 15 May 2012 00:15:23 GMT)
    Chris Paul is likely too fierce a competitor to be absent from the Clippers’ game on Friday night, but his injury derail some of the team’s most successful lineups.

  • [New York Post] Union suit may help Knicks’ Lin bid (Tue, 15 May 2012 03:41:37 -0500)
    The Players Association filed for an arbitration hearing yesterday to fight a loophole in the new collective bargaining agreement that could give the Knicks a lot more flexibility to re-sign Jeremy Lin while preserving their $5 million mid-level exception.
    That mid-level exception could be used to net a very capable…

  • [New York Post] Fiery Paul draws extra fuel from UNC snub (Tue, 15 May 2012 02:03:29 -0500)
    I love Chris Paul’s posture. I remind me of him. He doesn’t take even the slightest slights stoically. He gets both angry and even. Either on the spot or with the first chance that presents itself.
    I second that commotion.
    Earlier this season, I went to Philadelphia for…

  • 18 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 15 2012)

    1. Cousyfan

      Just a question:
      Isn’t it true that the Knicks are limited by the Apron regardless whether Lin and Novak retains their Bird Rights or not? Sure, the Knicks would then not have to use their MLE to keep them, BUT the Apron would still keep a cap over what the Knicks can offer to Lin and Novak.
      So, it seems to me that the Players Union’s search for a ruling on Bird Rights does not effect the Knicks.
      Cheers

    2. TelegraphedPass

      Cousyfan: Just a question:Isn’t it true that the Knicks are limited by the Apron regardless whether Lin and Novak retains their Bird Rights or not? Sure, the Knicks would then not have to use their MLE to keep them, BUT the Apron would still keep a cap over what the Knicks can offer to Lin and Novak.So, it seems to me that the Players Union’s search for a ruling on Bird Rights does not effect the Knicks.Cheers

      The apron restricts a team by nullifying their MLE exception if exceeded. The point of the ruling is that, if voted in our favor, Jeremy Lin could be extended through his Early Bird rights thereby allowing us to keep our $5 million MLE.

      We could then use our MLE to sign another PG (like Steve Nash or *gulp* Raymond Felton) or sign a wing player (like Belinelli, Rudy Fernandez, or our very own JR Smith).

      Very huge if it’s voted in favor, though I suspect we would lose Landry Fields if that is the case to keep under the apron.

    3. TelegraphedPass

      Not to repeatedly kick, stomp, and pillage the organs out of this decaying corpse of a horse but:

      “‘I want to come back in better condition and I want to be more of a force on the block,’ [Tyson Chandler] said.”

      Could you imagine the uproar if Carmelo said this? Since it’s Tyson it’ll likely be swept under the rug.

    4. Jafa

      TelegraphedPass:
      Not to repeatedly kick, stomp, and pillage the organs out of this decaying corpse of a horse but:

      “‘I want to come back in better condition and I want to be more of a force on the block,’ [Tyson Chandler] said.”

      Could you imagine the uproar if Carmelo said this? Since it’s Tyson it’ll likely be swept under the rug.

      Well, Tyson just got here and won DPOY in his first year, so he has bought himself a lot of rope. Plus Melo & STAT make more $ than he does, so when we start dishing out blame, we will likely start with those two before we get to Tyson.

    5. Frank

      TC learning a post move or two is a GOOD thing. There were so many times that he got the ball in deep and ended up passing it out of what should be an advantageous position for a 7’1″ guy with great athleticism. He needs to be able to shoot a gimme jump hook from 5-7 feet, and to be able to make a 15 foot open shot to make sure his defender doesn’t sag too far off and clog the basket area. I’m not saying he needs to shoot 5 jump hooks or mid-range jumpers per game – he just needs to be able to make teams pay if they ignore him. Even if he only makes 50% of those shots and his TS% drops from 70% to 62% because of that, so be it — it just means his offensive usage will increase and he’ll still be scoring at an above average rate overall. In addition, it should open up some space for other players, since defenses often are playing 5-on-4 any time Chandler is not involved in a PNR.

      Amare desperately needs to work on his mid-range J as well.

    6. 2FOR18

      hmm, I tried to quote and respond to #9 but my post doesn’t appear.

      Anyway, just wanted to comment that Frank is so right about Chandler. I don’t understand how a guy that athletic can play in the NBA for 10 years and not learn a move or 2 to help keep the defense honest. What do these guys do in practice and in the off season? How about a few weeks with Hakeem this summer?

    7. TelegraphedPass

      Per ESPN, the Mavs have agreed to a four year deal with Coach Carlisle. As expected.

    8. yellowboy90

      2FOR18:
      hmm, I tried to quote and respond to #9 but my post doesn’t appear.

      Anyway, just wanted to comment that Frank is so right about Chandler.I don’t understand how a guy that athletic can play in the NBA for 10 years and not learn a move or 2 to help keep the defense honest.What do these guys do in practice and in the off season?How about a few weeks with Hakeem this summer?

      They just get stuck in a role by coaches sometimes. Also, injuries hurt his development. If you remember coming out the thinking was he had a nice stroke and good provide some offense.

    9. TelegraphedPass

      yellowboy90: They just get stuck in a role by coaches sometimes. Also, injuries hurt his development. If you remember coming out the thinking was he had a nice stroke and good provide some offense.

      Skip Bayless was convinced Chandler’s future was at the SF position.

    10. Z

      2FOR18:
      I don’t understand how a guy that athletic can play in the NBA for 10 years and not learn a move or 2 to help keep the defense honest.What do these guys do in practice and in the off season?How about a few weeks with Hakeem this summer?

      I wouldn’t hold your breath for Chandler to develop any post moves. If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s probably not going to happen.

      Besides, guys that spend a summer working on a move feel obligated to use it. We really don’t need Chandler missing awkward hook shots or baseline fadeaways… We already have enough guys taking those kinds of silly shots.

    11. TelegraphedPass

      Z: I wouldn’t hold your breath for Chandler to develop any post moves. If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s probably not going to happen.Besides, guys that spend a summer working on a move feel obligated to use it. We really don’t need Chandler missing awkward hook shots or baseline fadeaways… We already have enough guys taking those kinds of silly shots.

      “Hater! My shot is PURE!” -Jared Jeffries

    12. nicos

      Z: I wouldn’t hold your breath for Chandler to develop any post moves. If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s probably not going to happen.

      Besides, guys that spend a summer working on a move feel obligated to use it. We really don’t need Chandler missing awkward hook shots or baseline fadeaways… We already have enough guys taking those kinds of silly shots.

      While a post move or two would be great, if he could just hit a simple foul line jumper it would be a huge help to the offense- especially since Woodson wants to use him in the high post more. How many times did he commit charges by just barreling down the lane in the Miami series when he could have had a wide-open 12 footer? A little baseline/foul line jumper would probably open up more for the offense than any post moves would and given how much his free throw shooting has improved it should be in the realm of possibility.

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