Congrats to Kristaps Porzingis for being named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October/November! He was so good that one month wasn’t enough!
Day: December 3, 2015
Since the Knicks did not play a real NBA team yesterday, I didn’t feel the need for a real recap. Instead I decided to merge two of my interests and assign a Pokemon the Trading Card Game card to each Knick. For the 3 of you with kids that play the game, enjoy! For everyone else, just try to follow along.
|Kristaps Porzingis, PF 30 MIN | 6-10 FG | 2-2 3FG | 3-3 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 2 TO | 17 PTS | +6 +/-
|Carmelo Anthony, SF 26 MIN | 5-16 FG | 0-3 3FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 12 PTS | +12 +/-
|Robin Lopez, C 22 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | +14 +/-
|Jose Calderon, PG 27 MIN | 4-8 FG | 1-3 3FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +11 +/-
|Arron Afflalo, SG 23 MIN | 6-10 FG | 1-4 3FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +13 +/-
|Derrick Williams, PF 19 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-2 3FG | 2-4 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | +5 +/-
|Kyle O’Quinn, PF 3 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -5 +/-
Double Colorless Energy
|Lance Thomas, SF 22 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-1 3FG | 2-3 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | +8 +/-
|Cleanthony Early, SF 3 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-1 3FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -5 +/-
|Kevin Seraphin, C 17 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 3FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | +8 +/-
But in the end, he doesn’t really fit in well with other decks. That energy acceleration doesn’t work early in the game, and those 110 HPs aren’t strong enough for late in the game. As you make better decks, you struggle to find spots for him that will cover those weaknesses.
|Jerian Grant, PG 21 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 3FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 12 PTS | -1 +/-
|Sasha Vujacic, SG 6 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-1 3FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -7 +/-
|Langston Galloway, SG 22 MIN | 0-5 FG | 0-2 3FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1 +/-
“Double Colorless? Strong Energy? Dangerous Energy? Double Dragon?”
“No — Flash Energy! The special electric energy.”
“Have you ever seen a deck with it?”
“Can you think of any uses for it?”
“Does it do anything good?”
“Still excited about it?
Two Things We Saw
- When left alone to drive to the hoop & dunk with two hands, Porzingis looks like a praying mantis.
- Is this the poster Clyde said he had on his wall when he was a player?
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