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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Why I Hate…

[After Saturday night’s defeat against Cleveland, the self loathing Knicks fan comes out and spews some venom.]

Chris Duhon
Well there’s the obvious statistical reasons. Players are supposed to get more efficient when they shoot less. Duhon averages 8.7 pts/36 with a TS% of 48.0%. Just to put that in perspective, Jared Jeffries scores 6.6 pts/36 with a TS% of 50.7%. Yes Jared Jeffries is more efficient than Duhon. If you gave Duhon’s extra shots to Jeffries, their numbers might be identical. Here’s a note to NBA players: if you can be compared to Jared Jeffries on offense, you suck.

Watching Duhon drive the lane is like watching your least mentally stable friend trying to pick up the most drunk girl in the bar. Both are way in over their heads, and the results are going to be ugly. I’m dumbfounded at how many shot attempts in the paint from point blank Duhon passes out of. It’s like Duhon’s bigger brothers were Ben Wallace and Josh Smith, and he’s been irreparably scared from scoring inside.

What sealed the deal was Duhon’s actions with 3:12 left in the Cleveland game. New York was down by 20 at half time, but they clawed their way back to a 3 point deficit. Nate has the ball on the top of the key & Duhon is on the wing calling for the ball. Nate gives him the ball and without hesitation Duhon launches up a three. Of all the Knicks on the court, I was dumbfounded that Duhon would demand the ball then take the last shot given his poor offensive play and his unselfishness. Was this a way for him to try to get back his starting job through heroics? In any case the shot careens off the rim and the Cavs will hold onto the victory with a little help from…

Al Harrington
I’ll give you this, when the Knicks offensive is reeling and I want them to just score a freakin basket already! I hope the ball lands in Al Harrington’s hands. Yes I received some slack for being pro-Harrington at times, because all the guy does is score, but unlike Duhon he’s not awful at it. A TS% of 53.8% is good for a guy that averages 21.5 pts/36.

Saturday night I watched the second half from a bar, and had to give back stories for some of the Knicks to my wife. When Harrington got the ball I said two things. First is that sometimes they play “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon after he scores (she likes Paul Simon). Second is that when he gets the ball he’s not likely to give it back. And the latter is what kills me about Al. Everyone watching a Knick game knows when Al Harrington is going to shoot; when he gets the ball and makes that quick first move. That’s it the ball is going up – no matter how many defenders converge on him or how many of his teammates are open.

So with 1:51 left in last night’s game, with the Knicks down 5 and needing a score Harrington gets the ball and puts up one of the ugliest shots I’ve ever seen. If I recall correctly, Lebron James is guarding him and Al wildly chucks it off the glass. That’s it game over. Having Al Harrington on your team is the proverbial “he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.”

Mike D’Antoni
When cornered by my wife Saturday night, I admitted that I like D’Antoni and that I think he’s one of the league’s best coaches. But I added “you have to deal with his quirks.” Now every coach has his quirks, and I’m fine with most of D’Antoni’s. Sure I’d like his rotation to be longer, to have him use a 7 foot center, or perhaps for him to communicate with his players on rotation issues. But he’s a good coach with a solid offensive and cares about defense. Even D’Antoni’s harshest critics have to admit that he’s better than the past few Knicks coaches.

However you have to wonder why D’Antoni had Harrington and Duhon on the floor for the final minutes. On the bench was Danilo Gallinari and David Lee. Gallo had 13 points on 10 shots, with 5 assists. Lee had 5 turnovers, but still managed 20 points on 14 shots, so why not pair him with Hill in lieu of Harrington? But more importantly where is the accountability with Duhon and Harrington? The pair wrecked what could have been a great comeback with lousy decision making. And they frequently make the same mistakes over and over again. Why not let them reflect on their mistakes with some extra bench time? Perhaps sticking them in the doghouse for a few games might prevent another loss from boneheaded mistakes.

27 comments on “Why I Hate…

  1. Mike Kurylo Post author

    Ugh and today’s NY Post reporting that Duhon is back in the starting lineup.

    Mike D’Antoni is ready to reinstall Chris Duhon as the Knicks starting point guard, and also wants to make him a quasi-assistant coach as he seeks more input from the players.

    The Post has learned Duhon and D’Antoni held an important meeting in their Cleveland hotel Saturday afternoon as the desperate Knicks coach picked his captain’s brain on the Knicks’ troubles for 30 minutes.
    Coincidence or not, Duhon, with the club 0-2 since he went to the pine, is expected to return as the starting point guard tomorrow vs. Sacramento in their last game before the All-Star break. Nate Robinson will return to a reserve role.

    I guess the good news is that perhaps D’Antoni can take this as a learning experience and avoid issues down the road.

    Not surprisingly, the communication issue came up, with D’Antoni agreeing he needs to talk to the players more often and get their thoughts — even during a game.

    Players have complained publicly and privately D’Antoni doesn’t communicate enough individually to guys and define their roles — with Larry Hughes, Eddy Curry, Robinson, Al Harrington and Darko Milicic headlining the list.

  2. Z

    “you have to wonder why D’Antoni had Harrington and Duhon on the floor for the final minutes.”

    You see it in the NBA a lot, where a team is down 20 points and some rag-tag crew of bench players miraculously gets hot and makes the game competitive in the 4th. The coach almost always stays with that group, even if it is inane and/or vindictive. In this case it was obviously Nate’s offense that made the game close and not Duhon (although he did confidently take and make one shot in the stretch, which made my jaw drop open…). The Cavs were missing shots too, so maybe coach wanted Duhon and Harrington is because they were anchoring the D (correlation always equals causation, right?).

    “I’m dumbfounded at how many shot attempts in the paint from point blank Duhon passes out of. It’s like Duhon’s bigger brothers were Ben Wallace and Josh Smith, and he’s been irreparably scared from scoring inside.”

    Did you miss the play in the 1st half where Duhon actually tried to drive on Shaq and shoot a tear drop over him? Shaq looked bewildered and blocked the shot with his forearm without even jumping. (Points for trying?).

    “Duhon is back in the starting lineup.”

    But it was Nate that single-handedly made that a ball game. So Duhon gets to replace him?? Too weird. (Can it be February 18th already!!)

  3. BK

    There may be good reasons for giving Harrington and Duhon some pine, but it’s lost on me how the comeback against the Cavaliers would make the case against them. Duhon had 2 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists during the run that started toward the end of the 3rd quarter. Al Harrington had 12 points, an assist and a steal.

    Duhon’s 3 pointer was questionable (though he had a good look), just as Jeffries’ shot was the possession before that, but Jared was bailed out by Nate rebounding his miss.

    David Lee was supposedly hurt, and when he was in he was getting torched inside. Hill was a much better choice defensively against Shaq anyway, just as Tim Thomas was a better choice against Shaq last year when he was on Phoenix.

    I’d watch the game tape again, guys…it’s instructive.

  4. taggart4800

    I hate comments like this.

    ‘New York coach Mike D’Antoni sees plenty of room for improvement for Gallinari, starting with rebounding and defense. (Isn’t that all the Knicks?) D’Antoni isn’t about to mess with his shot. Gallinari leads the NBA in 3-pointers made with 130′

    Particularly the portion in brackets. It just frustrates me to think that this perception is what cost David Lee his spot in this game. I am way to bitter and twisted about this but i am convinced the general media, because of inter-city rivalry, loves to knock the knicks when really they are not that bad anymore. They are not great, granted, but not bad. He didn’t make any negative comment about the Warriors being a mess. Sorry i just can’t wait for the days when the press stop ripping on the knicks. Rant over.

    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/art_garcia/02/07/three.point/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

  5. jaddddd1

    Mike, definitely right about Al, he is a black hole once he gets the ball. What really surprises me about Duhon’s inefficiencies is that he went to Duke, where Coach K seems to develop highly skilled, efficient players (Battier, Boozer, Grant Hill, etc).

    Also, Why I Hate…Donnie Walsh
    He turned down a deal of Nate and Jeffries for Kenny Thomas last year, which would have given us the cap space to sign LeBron and/or Wade/Bosh this offseason. He apparently is enamored with Beno Udrih and wants to trade Jeffries for him (my friend works in the team ops department and heard Donnie of the phone with Geoff Petrie). He drafted Jordan Hill over about 3 million point guards who were available… am I missing anything else?

  6. jon abbey

    I think I agree with starting Duhon over Nate. when Nate starts, he tries to distribute but he’s not very good at it, so you get the worst of both worlds, poor ball distribution and no chance of Nate’s going off for 20 points in a quarter, by far his biggest strength. it’s a pitiful choice for a NBA team to have to make, though.

  7. rrude

    Been trying to put into words why my interest in the NBA is at an all-time low this season. Of course it starts with the Knicks. Usually I like enough players on the team to keep rooting even when they are losing regularly and out of the playoffs, but I am finding it very hard this year. So many players on their way out of town, so many one-dimensional players, or just downright bad ones.

    Let’s take Lee as a case study. I like Lee, he’s a player I have enjoyed rooting for during these dark years. But it’s hard to feel excited about him when there’s no telling if he’s going to be a Knick after this year or not. He’s reached his ceiling IMO, he still can’t play defense, and it’s way he doesn’t play it that’s particularly depressing, like his feet are rooted to the ground on the defensive end of the floor. You’d think he’d block a shot by accident occasionally. And ultimately, I can’t escape the feeling that whichever team gives him a big contract next year is going to immediately wish they were paying him 3-4 mil less.

    There’s no vets on this team whose game is particularly interesting to watch. If you count Nate as a vet, I guess he does some amazing stuff but since it doesn’t equal Knicks wins it’s hard to get excited about it. Too many of his ‘exciting’ plays seem out of the context of the Knicks trying to beat the other team.

    Gallo looks like someone inserted a steel pole into his spine. Chandler is good enough but in a completely replaceable way. Hill…there’s nothing about his game distracting me from wishing he’d cut his hair the whole time he’s out there. Hoping he’d look tougher and act the part.

    Add to this the fact that I can’t stand any of the teams the networks tend to show over and over again (Heat, Celts, Magic, Jazz, etc) and it’s been a tough year. Geez, I’ve actually found myself rooting for the Spurs a couple times.

  8. Frank

    Lee was getting schooled by Shaq, but I give him a pass on this one. For Pete’s sake, he’s at least 4 inches shorter and probably outweighed by 100 lbs. He’s like a 4th grader compared to Shaq, who even though he’s old, has had one of the 10 best careers of all-time. I think it’s more an issue of the system playing Lee out of position, not Lee’s defensive effort. If you put Lee at the 4 where he belongs, then a lot of his defensive shortcomings will be still present, but less totally obvious. I think he’s a great 2nd best player on an elite team, just as Chandler would be a great 3rd option on a great team.

    I’m actually not that pessimistic about the Knicks’ future even if they strike out re: Lebron and Wade. I don’t think Bosh is worth the max, especially when they can get probably 90% of Bosh for 60-70% the cost by resigning Lee. So if they don’t get Lebron or Wade I’d resign Lee for hopefully $10MM, get Joe Johnson for less than the max (I keep reading that he is not that excited about playing in Atlanta). I’d start a lineup like this:

    C: Jordan Hill
    F: Lee
    SF: Gallinari
    SG: Chandler
    PG: Joe Johnson

    Naturally, they would need to find some guard depth, ie. sign someone like Steve Blake for cheap. Against the super-quick guards Jefferies could come in to guard.

    This team wouldn’t beat the Lakers or Cavs but it would arguably be a top 4 seed in the east. Depending on future drafts 2011 and later, Chandler and Gallinari’s development, it could be better. Boston is getting old, Orlando is clearly not as good as they were last year, and Atlanta would be much worse if we signed their best player. Then in 2011 when Jefferies and Curry disappear, we would be a marquee place for a good FA to sign.

  9. stratomatic

    Mike,

    I think you nailed this one on the head.

    Of the three, I find Harrington the most painful to deal with.

    D’Antoni’s quirkiness about lineups can be frustrating, but in the grand scheme of things it’s probably not hurting us that much.

    Duhons inability to finish and unwillingness to take what should be easy shots in the paint is hurting us, but I think it’s the result of the limitations of his skill and athletic ability as a player. I can’t get too mad at a guy just because he’s not more gifted and skilled. He’s trying to play smart and well.

    On the other hand, I want to strangle Harrington at least 3-4 times a night. He’s blessed with decent athletic ability when healthy, good shooting skills, the ability to create his own shot and get to the basket, etc.., but he turns those skills into a black hole of bad basketball.

    He refuses to pass and kills all the offensive flow.

    He takes way too many terrible shots per night.

    He arrogantly tugs his shirt and pounds his chest whenever he hits a big shot even when he’s 6-20 on the night, with 3 turnovers, 4 rebounds, no steals, no blocked shots, and medicore defense.

    He’s the the poster child for the saying “He does just enough to make sure we lose”.

    For the life of me I can’t understand why he doesn’t get benched in favor of Hill. I could easy tolerate a half dozen rookie mistakes a night on the way to trying to develop Hill. He plays hard and is trying to do the right things. He would give us more boards and blocked shots immediately and perhaps even reasonably efficient scoring over time. Harrington is hopeless.

    Some people jokingly hope that Duhon gets hurt, but I think I’m almost serious when I say that about Harrington. Watching him play make me physically ill. He’s the opposite of everything I am hoping the Knicks eventually become with Lee, Gallo, and now even Chandler. I can’t wait until he’s gone.

  10. TDM

    I agree with Jon and prefer Duhon starting over Nate. I like that Duhon actually looks to distribute the ball (aside from the aforementioned ill-conceived 3 attempt). The pick and roll between Lee and Duhon is a large part of Lee’s success, IMO.

    Confidence seems to be one of Duhon’s biggest problems. I wonder if he has issues with Nate. They seem to be polar opposites. Duhon is less talented than Nate, but a more heady player. Nate is talented, but a chucklehead. I could see Nate getting into Duhons head. Part of the problem could also be D’Antoni communication issues.

    Frank: “This team wouldn’t beat the Lakers or Cavs but it would arguably be a top 4 seed in the east.”

    if the Knicks had a guy like Brook Lopez or Al Horford instead of Hill, I’d agree, but I haven’t seen enough from Hill to say he could be that guy. That isn’t necessarily his fault, but maybe a casualty of d’antoni short rotation.

  11. Brian Cronin

    Harrington annoys me, as well (who isn’t annoyed by Harrington?), but I think the way the Knicks system is set up, they really do need Harrington’s scoring ability. Look how lost they looked during the games he missed recently. So you really can’t bench him. I’d like to see Hill get more burn, but Hill is stunningly raw. I think we’ve all heard the stories about how late in life he began playing basketball, but on the court you can really see it – tremendous athletic ability mixed with a tremendously poor basketball IQ.

  12. Z

    Beno Udrich, huh?

    Okay. If that’s the way Walsh wants to go, how about this:

    Kings get Lee, Mobley, and Curry.
    Celtics get Kevin Martin and Jared Jeffries.
    Knicks get Beno Udrich, Kenny Thomas, and Ray Allen.

    Kings are supposedly willing to part with Martin, but not just for salary relief. They want a quality big man in exchange. As we know, Lee has big games in SAC and Petrie has been high on him for a long time.

    In this trade the Kings, who are well under the cap next year but aren’t a player for the top tier FAs, can basically give Lee Martin’s exact salary (can the Knicks do a sign and trade now, or does it have to wait until July?). The Kings can also take on Eddy Curry in exchange for Udrich and let Mobley’s insurance absorb the difference between the two contracts until July 1st making it a fiscal wash. All in all the Kings stand to save over $10 million long term with the deal, as Udrich’s deal runs that much more than Curry’s.

    And for the Knicks, Lee becomes the price they pay to get out from under Curry and Jeffries. But the great news is, they also land their man, Beno Udrich!!!

  13. nicos

    I’m not surprised Duhon’s back in the starting line-up- yes Nate played well against the Cavs but he was most effective at the 2 playing with Duhon not instead of him. Also, of all the Knicks Duhon’s success seems to have to most impact on wins- unlike Lee or Nate when Duhon plays/shoots well we almost always win (of course Duhon playing/shooting well happens so infrequently that it makes for a useless sample size). Personally, I agree with Mike and rather have him on the bench but I understand D’Antoni’s thinking- the only success this team has had this season coincided with Duhon playing well and as we’re still not completely out of the playoff picture I can kind of see throwing him out there and seeing if can somehow get on a roll.

    And while I absolutely agree with Mike’s general assessment neither of the two plays he mentioned bothered me that much- Duhon had an open three- a shot he has to take and make to have any effectiveness on offense. Yes, I’d rather have had the ball in Nate’s hands at that point but there was still over three minutes left so it’s not like he was calling for the last shot. And on Harrington’s chuck- earlier in the play Duhon and Hill ran a weak pick and roll attempt and then Duhon dished to Nate who held the ball at the top of the key and did nothing, dishing to Al with the clock shot winding down. Al had been pretty successful driving during the period unfortunately LeBron was on him and made a terrific defensive play (by the way, how many big defensive plays has LeBron made lately- he’s had as many game winning blocks, steals, etc… as Kobe’s had game-winning shots).

    I also wish D’Antoni made more late game offense/defense substitutions- Lee for Hill and Gallo for Jeffries seemed like no-brainer moves with under three minutes left in a close game (especially when Gallo seems to shoot pretty well when coming in cold off of the bench). It is interesting to hear that D’Antoni is looking for more input from players- it could be that all the struggles this year may wind up making him a much better and more flexible coach down the road.

  14. Brian Cronin

    I don’t think anyone would trade for Lee at this point (at least not for anything helpful), what with Lee becoming a free agent this summer and all.

  15. Robert Silverman

    Can we all please stop holding a torch for the supposed JJ + Nate for Kenny Thomas’ expiring contract trade. It was a rumor. It’s like still being pissed that Isiah Thomas retired in ’93 rather than be traded to the Knicks. It’s interesting lore, but about as verifiable as the Loch Ness Monster.

    Also, please no more, “I’ve got a friend in the Kings’ front office” tales. It really demeans the site by provoking a flurry of comments straight out of the nykfp.com/realgm forums. Just silly.

    Honestly, I find it REALLY hard to believe that Walsh would trade JJ for a LONGER contract like Udrih’s, esp. when JJ is actually playing pretty well (on defense).

    As far as not playing Lee/Gallo down the stretch goes — yeah, it’s pro forma for coaches to “ride the hot hand”. It’s never made any sense to me (w/my vast wealth of coaching exp. [sarcasm]). It’d seem to be a helluva lot smarter to send in fresh, rested players to finish off the comeback. Esp. considering that Brown kept the same 5 (LeBron, Varejao, Parker, Gibson, Hickson) in the game for the 4th as well.

  16. SeeWhyDee77

    I was able to work out a trade on espn’s trade machine that seems logical
    NY- Jesus Shuttlesworth
    SAC- Larry Hughes & JJ
    BOS- Kevin Martin & Kenny Thomas

    In this scenario, each teams gets players they can use and cap room. Well, Boston really doesn’t get great cap room, but they get a young replacement for Ray Allen-which they would admit they need. And SAC gets Hughes’ expiring deal, 2 defensive players, and an opportunity to move Evans into his more natural position. Not to mention the savings from getting from under Martin’s remaining 4 years. I think it’s a good deal. It would allow us to field a lineup of Lee, Rooster(I believe he’s getting stronger and may be able to start at the 4), Chandler, Allen, and problee Duhon. With Al, Hill, and Nate leading the reserves. That may not be enuf to thrust us into the playoffs but it keeps us competitive while the youngins grow into their roles. The biggest thing about that lineup is it takes Chandler outta the backcourt. Sound good?

  17. Brian Cronin

    I think Sacramento feels they can get real players for Martin, and I think that they are correct.

    They’re thinking someone like Josh Howard, not Jared Jeffries.

  18. Roadking

    Movement w/o the Ball. One of the biggest issues with the Knicks is lack of movement w/o the ball, translating into lack of ball movement. The biggest culprit in this department is Harrington—by far. Since all he does is shoot once he gets the ball, he takes the other guys out of the mix. In particular, Gallo just stands around. It’s awful to watch. Of course, he can be effective sometimes, one on one. As limited as Duhon is, he tries to move the ball and usually seems to have some semblance of logic underscoring his playing. Thus, in a different way, Harrington is as flawed as Duhon. Harrington’s pinched conception of the game is at least as limited as Duhon’s unimpressive physical skills. This is pretty simplistic, but when the Knicks share the rock, they play much, much better. Nate is also myopic, but can be selectively highly effective, but, overall, not so much. Lee is the best on the team w/o the ball and I think people overlook his ability in this regard. If you consider him a Center, his motion is outstanding and quite effective. He also moves the ball as shown by his assists. JJ does move a lot, but not necessarily effectively on the offensive end. JJ does try and pass the ball. Gallo’s movement is very disappointing to me, but I am chalking it up to (1) the lack of set plays called for him; and (2) the lack of a point guard. Anyway, please note that I was previously “DaJudge”. I could not get back on with WordPress, so I changed my name. I hope that was OK. Good to be back.

  19. SeeWhyDee77

    BC, I kinda agree..my trade idea IS quite the longshot and I can only hope that SAC would see what I see in that trade. If necessary, we could even throw Chandler their way-but we’d hafta get a 4 or 5 in return, or maybe a pick.

  20. Brian Cronin

    Don’t feel bad about your trade idea, Chris Sheridan just posted the following trade idea for the Knicks in his chat today

    If you were Danny Ainge, would you trade Rasheed and Marquis Daniels to the Knicks for Nate Robinson, Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill?

    If you were Danny Ainge would you do that deal??!!?!?

    Why in the name of all that is holy would the Knicks ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do that trade?

    Give up Jordan Hill to save a million dollars on the cap next year?!!? For a player who is A. pretty much washed up and B. has a contract that goes on a year longer than Jeffries?!!?

    Seriously, Chris Sheridan, what the hell?!?

  21. Brian Cronin

    Sheridan continues his ridiculous chat answers with the followng:

    And to clarify for everyone, if the Knicks get LeBron they CANNOT afford to keep David Lee. They won’t have enough space left (unless they deal Jeffries/Curry for expiring contracts by Feb. 18). what they can do, however, is use David Lee/Nate Robinson/Al Harrington/Larry Hughes in a sign-and-trade deal to bring in a second max player. That is their Plan A.

    Don’t you love “clarifications” that are based on absolute speculation?

  22. Brian Cronin

    The problem with guys like Sheridan and Ford is that they often are “plugged in,” so they often can get good info.

    But when it comes to speculating, they’re not very good.

  23. Z

    “Can we all please stop holding a torch for the supposed JJ + Nate for Kenny Thomas’ expiring contract trade. It was a rumor.”

    Didn’t you cite this “rumor” in your piece last week (Trade Numero Uno I believe it was).

    “It’s like still being pissed that Isiah Thomas retired in ‘93 rather than be traded to the Knicks.”

    Not really. Trading Jeffries is still as important as ever, hence Trade Numero Uno.

    “I don’t think anyone would trade for Lee at this point (at least not for anything helpful), what with Lee becoming a free agent this summer and all.”

    Brian– are you sure Lee can’t be used in an “extend-and-trade” type deal before the deadline? It seems ambiguous whether he is still technically on his rookie contract or not.

    If not, then I’m starting to wonder why Walsh didn’t lock Lee up long term last summer, knowing that as long as he didn’t get hurt he’d have a lot of value around the league. He’d still be BYC, but he’d actually be an asset right now instead of a dead-man-walking.

    “trade Rasheed and Marquis Daniels to the Knicks for Nate Robinson, Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill”

    That’s the kind of trade proposal you should only find on demeaned fan sites. Seriously, a professional sports writer should be ashamed of himself for suggesting such a lame trade idea.

  24. Brian Cronin

    Brian– are you sure Lee can’t be used in an “extend-and-trade” type deal before the deadline? It seems ambiguous whether he is still technically on his rookie contract or not.

    If not, then I’m starting to wonder why Walsh didn’t lock Lee up long term last summer, knowing that as long as he didn’t get hurt he’d have a lot of value around the league. He’d still be BYC, but he’d actually be an asset right now instead of a dead-man-walking.

    Yeah, Lee at, say, 5 years/$45 million (which was very doable during the offseason) would be a tradeable asset for sure.

    That’s the kind of trade proposal you should only find on demeaned fan sites. Seriously, a professional sports writer should be ashamed of himself for suggesting such a lame trade idea.

    I should add that Sheridan had a qualifier before his statement.

    He wrote:

    On your How to Fix the Celtics question, it’s a matter of what they can get back in a Ray Allen trade from a team looking to clear space. Question for Celtics fans (and I am only posing this purely hypothetical question because I saw Rasheed’s agent, Bill Strickland, chatting with Donnie Walsh at MSG the other night.) If you were Danny Ainge, would you trade Rasheed and Marquis Daniels to the Knicks for Nate Robinson, Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill?

    I probably should have included the qualifier originally (my apologies, Sheridan!), but even with the qualifier, it’s completely asinine, no?

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