Knicks Morning News (2017.09.16)

  • [SNY Knicks] Draymond Green defends Melo on ESPN’s #NBArank
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 5:06:31 PM)

    He may not be the Carmelo Anthony from his prime, but Warriors F Draymond Green doesn’t believe Melo should have been ranked the 64th best player in the NBA.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jarrett Jack signs with Knicks
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 2:20:26 PM)

    The veteran point guard has played for seven NBA teams and most recently wrapped up a brief second stint with the New Orleans Pelicans. He spent 2014-15 and 2015-16 with the Brooklyn Nets.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks announce Jarrett Jack signing
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 2:56:00 PM)

    The Knicks announced the signing of Jarrett Jack on Friday afternoon.

  • [NYDN] NBA Draft reform can wind up benefiting Knicks in 2019
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 9:55:36 PM)

    If the Knicks are going to be bad — and that certainly appears to be the case — now is a good time.

  • [NYDN] Draymond Green agrees Melo’s No. 64 ESPN ranking is disrespectful
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 12:09:44 PM)

    The always honest Draymond Green didn’t hold back while defending Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Knicks make Jarrett Jack signing official
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:49 AM)

    Jarrett Jack returns to New York, this time as a Knick.

  • [NYPost] Draymond Green offers Carmelo defense — and dose of reality
    (Friday, September 15, 2017 10:52:36 AM)

    Draymond Green agrees with Carmelo Anthony to an extent. The Warriors volatile forward talked to ESPN.com about the website’s controversial list that set Anthony off on Twitter, and led to other NBA players venting their frustration on social media. “I think when you look at Melo, Melo has been a great player in this league…

  • 14 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2017.09.16)”

    The Annual Tourney System: A proposal to achieve league-wide parity, defeat tanking, incentivize relentless competition, and compensate players more fairly.

    A. Randomly reassign the top 30 players to new teams every year. One player goes to each team. Rank all players by some good all round performance metric that has an astronomically small chance of ties between players. Set guaranteed minimums that pay all of the top 30 a lot more than all other players. Apply tournament theory to the compensation for the top 30, i.e. increase the pay sharply as you go from 30 to 1, and pay the number 1 player massively more than number 2.
    B. Prohibit the trading of top 30 players in the year they are assigned.
    C. At the end of the season the sequence of opportunities for personnel changes is this: 1st – reassign top 30, 2nd – free agency, 3rd – sign college players, 4th – trades.
    D. Eliminate the draft. Teams compete to sign the best players they can get using the money they have left under the cap after top 30 assignments, and free agents signings.

    In addition to fostering greater parity among teams, I think this system would:
    – decrease huge burdensome contracts for players with slightly above average skills but high ppg
    – keep once-great players from getting over paid after their performance declines
    – focus players on all round play assuming the ranking metric captures defense, making ones’ teammates better, etc.
    – accentuate the star system and related drama by heightening the stakes of individual player rankings
    – increase the chances of fair compensation for high performing players out of college

    @ 1 – no one would support that. Why would you want your favorite players on your team to leave every year? Fans like their team but they also like the players on that team. Why would you bu my a lebron jersey if the next year he wasn’t playing for your team?

    “Imagine theres no salary cap–it’s easy uf you try. No draft to hold ’em; above ’em only sky.” How about no draft, no salary cap. Just like any ither profession, guys join the league and play for any team at any salary they can negotiate for any number of years. Imagine.

    Eliminate the max salary. That’s why we have these stupid super-teams, because the true mega-superstars of the game give their teams absurd amounts of surplus value.

    No salary cap at all would really make me lose interest in basketball. Seeing 5 teams win 60 games every season while everyone else is terrible is one of the reasons I can’t get invested in soccer as much as I was in my early ages. Thankfully the owner voting system would never allow something like that.

    If you eliminate sakary caps and drafts, you might end up with some team lkke the Yankees of old that everyone hates. The old Yankees signed lots of the best prospects young, and kept them in their system. Imagine if tge Warriors not only had Durant, but slso signed Porzingis, Towns and, say, Lonzo Ball. They would be hated around the league.

    @8

    That’s pretty much Real Madrid + Barcelona every year. Teams making huge offers to unproven youngsters with potential and signing players from smaller teams literally to block them from going to their main rivals. There’s been 85 seasons and 9 teams have won titles, with Real and Barcelona accounting for 57 of those.

    I’m all for screwing rich owners and letting the players get what they’re worth, but the cap system is the one thing I think should not be touched in any circumstances.

    Bruno. 49 of 68 championships have been won by 5 teams. Widespread tanking is the natural progression unless drastic changes are made. I don’t know what they may be but as you can see the best players are almost running their teams now. The other teams almost have no choice other than tanking.

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