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|Hardaway Jr., Tim||33:49||18||17||4||0||1||6||3||1||2||0||3||10|
|Smith Jr., Dennis||31:53||23||14||2||5||1||2||0||0||6||0||4||-3|
16 replies on “Post Game: Knicks beat Mavericks, 118-106”
Trier seems a bit DeMar DeRozan-esque. Not my favorite player but as an undrafted free agent? That’s awesome.
The only flaw I can see so far in Trier’s game is that he turns the ball over a bit too often. I’m not paying close enough attention to notice what the problem is, but with the way he tries to create shots for himself I guess a lit of that is inevitable. But he has to improve there.
Aside from the horrendous Miami game, this team has had so far 8/9 very watchable, hard fought games. This is all we can ask for. Young players are performing and they are being a huge part of the reason why we won some of those games, so the wins are definitely fine in my book. If it was Kanter and THJ dominating with an old rotation I’d be unhappy, but can’t complain when 4 of our 5 players with the most minutes are either rookies or 2nd year players.
The problem for me is that Mitchell Robinson is so awesome that ticket prices are going to go right back up. 😉
Seriously, though, it is great to have such a fun team to watch.
I mean, we were pretty hyped on Mitchell after Summer League, but if anyone said back then he would be starting and playing 34 minutes against DeAndre Jordan and looking solid as hell in the 9th game of the season, we would pretty much call the poster the new reub burner account.
Mitchell is such a freak he can pair with Kanter out there, still play as the PF coming out of the paint and not miss a beat. He’s going to defensively match with KP so well.
That was a drool-worthy performance by MitchRob. He’s so productive on raw talent alone. Bravo to Fizdale for giving Mitch the starting job, it is working out great.
So Trier, because he’s on a two-way, isn’t eligible for the kind of four-year deal we gave Robinson and Dotson? That’s kind of a bummer. But he’s been great.
Trier seems less post up and more shake and bake than DeRozen. More like a shorter, less lanky Jamal Crawford, a face-the-basket player. Or a taller, stronger Lou Williams. His ball-handling is superb and he knows how to create just enough space facing up to get his shot off. If he can play just average D, then that’s a potential stud.
For all the Mudiay hate, he might have just played the best 16 PG minutes for the Knicks thus far this year. He certainly merited another good look.
Sounds like Nowitzki II in the making
I am amazed by Trier, if he got enough minutes, I think he could be a sixth man of the year.
I’m also amazed by Robinson, but still haven’t seen most of this game yet due to connection problems
My 22-24 win prediction is looking shaky.
Could be. We are 3 and 6, which extrapolates to about 27 and 55 if we keep up the same percentage of wins. But lots of stuff can still happen.
Yeah, but…5 of the 6 losses could have been wins and all 3 wins were convincing. Robinson, Trier and Dotson are proving to be legit NBA rotation players. Hardaway is playing at the top of the realistic expectations at signing time curve (anything better would surprise most, right?) Vonleh is out of his mind relative to expectations. Just those developments alone are enough to generate 5+ wins more than expected. Then consider that Frank might develop, Knox might add something, Hezonja has shown some glimpses, Mudiay looked like an NBA PG last night, and Burke can’t play any worse than he has, and there is more room for growth. And if they can be, say, 10 games below .500 around New Year’s Day, and KP comes back, you have a team that will beat any team that doesn’t bring its A-game because they have the perfect coach for their young, hungry personnel.
Obviously this would be truly tragic in terms of the tank. But it will only happen if we pulled three young studs out of our ass (Vonleh, Trier, Robinson.) I mean, it’s hard to complain when you play young guys and win anyway.
Oh, and I think last night cemented that I would NOT trade our roster for Sacramento’s. I really, really like our team and its potential.