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Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Sep 12 2012)

  • [New York Times] Josh Childress Set to Sign with Nets (Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:24:07 GMT)
    Josh Childress agreed to terms with the Nets on Tuesday and will be the favorite to win the backup job at small forward when training camp opens next month.

  • [New York Post] Knicks add 4 to roster (Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:54:31 -0500)
    The Knicks signed four players yesterday â?? guard Oscar Bellfield, forwards John Shurna and Mychel Thompson and center Henry Sims â?? to help round out their training-camp roster.
    The biggest name among the four is Shurna, who starred for four years at Northwestern, finishing with a school record 2,038 points and…

  • 19 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Sep 12 2012)

    1. sekou

      i like shurna, he should learn a lot from novak if he makes the team. i hate the news about brewer. jr smith is prob our starting sg opening day in bklyn..

    2. T.C.O.P

      sekou:
      i like shurna, he should learn a lot from novak if he makes the team.i hate the news about brewer.jr smith is prob our starting sg opening day in bklyn..

      Brewer should be back for the last few preseason games according to Howard Beck, 6 week time table just like Lin.

    3. ess-dog

      Now that Lin is gone, I’m curious who people think is the most “rootable” current Knick?

      Chandler? Shump? Novak? Maybe a new face like Shurna will step up?

    4. Mike Kurylo Post author

      Hard to not like any of those guys. Well maybe when Novak is too afraid of contact when launching a three. You think this year he’s paying neighborhood kids to wear Heat jerseys and run at him as practices his shot?

    5. ess-dog

      Yeah, I would probably choose between Shump and Chandler, though it’s weird that they are both primarily defensive players. Plus, one is out most of the year and the other is at the tail end of his career.

      For the record, I don’t think Melo is “unrootable”, there are just too many expectations on him at this point. Amare might be even less rootable than Melo at this point, but generally, I like them both as people and think they’re pretty good players (maybe not worth what they’re paid, but that’s another discussion.)

    6. sekou

      he will be back, but not likely in good enough form to play serious minutes.

      T.C.O.P: Brewer should be backfor the last few preseason games according to Howard Beck, 6 week time table just like Lin.

    7. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      It’s gotta be Chandler. The guy is ferocious, deserves (but does not complain about not getting) max money, and I think the Knicks could put four NBDL starters (Fazekas, Machado, Jae Crowder, my faves) around him and he’d still crash the boards like he does with the “all-star” lineup around him currently. I love Shump and Novak, too, though. If only Faried and Leonard were our starters around Carmelo, Chandler and Kidd. If only…

    8. jon abbey

      the word the other day was that Shump would hopefully be back in December, hardly “out most of the year”.

    9. flossy

      ess-dog: Yeah, I would probably choose between Shump and Chandler, though it’s weird that they are both primarily defensive players. Plus, one is out most of the year and the other is at the tail end of his career.

      Chandler is at the tail end of his career? That’s going to come as a surprise to… Tyson Chandler.

    10. ess-dog

      So Jon votes for Shump, Flossy votes for Chandler.

      Btw it sounds like we’re looking at Malcolm Thomas for the last guaranteed spot. I love this. I think he could be helpful defending and rebounding from the forward spots. Another young guy to root for.

    11. massive

      So we almost had Matt Barnes, but Mike Woodson said no.

      His WS/48 last year was .142, and his WP/48 last year was .217. He put those numbers up in 1,440 minutes (22.9 minutes a game). Not signing him for the vet’s minimum is a bad decision.

    12. JC Knickfan

      ess-dog:
      So Jon votes for Shump, Flossy votes for Chandler.

      Btw it sounds like we’re looking at Malcolm Thomas for the last guaranteed spot.I love this.I think he could be helpful defending and rebounding from the forward spots.Another young guy to root for.

      Chris Smith and Copeland have non-Guaranteed contract. There should 2 spot left for 7 people to battle out for. If Thomas sign and I’ll surprise if guarantee, that bring roster to 20 players which is max for training camp.

      Given Stat injury history and Thomas is 40, I would say we need another PF. Sure Melo could start at PF, but we still need defensive backup.

    13. Brian Cronin

      I vote Chandler, but Shump is very close behind. Shump is a blast to root for. He is a bundle of energy. It is like rooting for Avery Bradley (another highly rootable guy).

      Woodson seriously said no to Barnes? I wonder why. Perhaps because he knows they don’t have minutes for him and he figured Barnes wouldn’t react well? I dunno why they can’t just give Extra E an invitation to training camp. See if he still has something left.

    14. er

      This is baffling i think he would have been a great spark plug at the backup 3

      SF would have been melo, novak,brewer,white,barnes

      In these 5 you basically have everything from shooting to offense to defense. I hope we can get the rationale behind this decision

      massive:
      So we almost had Matt Barnes, but Mike Woodson said no.

      His WS/48 last year was .142, and his WP/48 last year was .217. He put those numbers up in 1,440 minutes (22.9 minutes a game). Not signing him for the vet’s minimum is a bad decision.

    15. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      massive:
      So we almost had Matt Barnes, but Mike Woodson said no.

      His WS/48 last year was .142, and his WP/48 last year was .217. He put those numbers up in 1,440 minutes (22.9 minutes a game). Not signing him for the vet’s minimum is a bad decision.

      shot creation blah blah blah defense blah blah blah spot-up jumpers blah blah assisted rate blah blah blah

      In other words, Mike Woodson knows something you don’t know, obviously.

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