2021-22 Game Thread: New York Knicks vs A Team That CLEARLY Rebuilt in the Wrong Way

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Here we are at the end of days, I mean the season, might as well have a game thread for the last two and a half quarters.

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88 thoughts to “2021-22 Game Thread: New York Knicks vs A Team That CLEARLY Rebuilt in the Wrong Way”

  1. Sims is impressively deliberative on his put backs. Doesn’t just toss the ball back up.

  2. It strikes me that Sims has near zero skill on offense and still has significantly more skill than Mitch. Of course, Mitch would’ve just gone over everyone there.

  3. Clyde going with “Diacono” instead of hazarding a guess about his full last name. Smart move.

  4. Odds on Diacono having John Wooden’s pyramid of success on his dorm room wall?

  5. He’ll never make us forget about Haliburton but I do think Obi could be a really nice piece on a good team. He’ll probably need a half-decent 3PT shot to get there but he’s a got a pretty cool combination of skills.

  6. Okoro has to be more careful, you can’t unbalance a player like he did to Obi.

  7. Toppin in temperament reminds me of those strikers in football (soccer) who just finish and finish and finish and finish. You’re never quite sure what their actual skill set is, but they just score the damn ball.

  8. Not the best showing from RJ in the first half.

    A bit too cool for my taste but please help me, what’s the name of that power forward again?

  9. pepper: rj in rare hog the ball every touch form today…hate this version…

    Maybe he thought: “No Randle, i gotta do what he usually does” :D

  10. cybersoze:
    Okoro has to be more careful, you can’t unbalance a player like he did to Obi.

    I also thought that wasn’t cool. Reminded me of the infamous Bargs injury.

  11. Early Bird: Mitch is great and all, but when is Marcus Brown a FA?

    You mean Moses, right? ;)
    In February, when the Mavs released him, i wrote this:

    To complete the KP trade, the Mavs waived Moses Brown. We have an open roster spot, should we take a look at the kid? He’s only 22 and last year he put up 12 games with 10+ TRB and 10+ PTS, with a 23 TRB 21 PTS and a 18 TRB 24 PTS games. And on top of that he’s a new yorker. I know we don’t need Cs, but if we sit Taj and we let Noel heal properly, we can try Sims and Brown to check if one of them can make next season’s roster.

  12. At some point i thought Markatten (Hello Clyde! LOL) would be as good as Porzingis. Well, Porzingis has been clearly underwhelming for those projections and still Markatten isn’t nowhere near Porzingis’ value.

  13. We must be the worst team at the rim of the entire league…

    P.S. Mitch and Jericho can hid the truth…

  14. Max: Another incredible missed basket, this time Obi…

    Relax Max, they know how to put the ball in the basket, but they also know we’re tanking! :P

  15. cybersoze: Relax Max, they know how to put the ball in the basket, but they also know we’re tanking! :P

    Nah, players are never tanking… :-)

  16. I guess my concern with RJ is he’s kind of like a video game character that didn’t allocate his skill points very well. He’s very talented overall but doesn’t excel enough at any particular area. He’d be a below average primary playmaker, below average high-usage scorer, and is never going to make an all-defensive team.

    This could all change of course I would just like that to actually happen before giving him $30M AAV.

  17. Someone tell Mitch that he’s hemorrhaging money. Maybe he’s hungover from his birthday yesterday.

  18. it’s not you…mitch isn’t enhancing his contract value…with this performance

  19. It’s adorable that Clyde thinks Thibs would ever draw up an alley oop for Obi.

  20. His percentage is lower but Obi’s 3PT shot looks better this year. Last year his form was kind of all over the place and he regularly had truly humiliating misses.

    Fun with arbitrary endpoints: 37% in his last 10 games!

  21. I’m getting worried that one of these days Obi is going to get caught in the air and get a serious injury.

  22. Deeefense!!:
    I’m getting worried that one of these days Obi is going to get caught in the air and get a serious injury.

    Yeah, Obi stepped on Love’s foot, twisted the ankle. If he ever loses his “step” that’s a tragedy.

  23. Max:
    Obi career high alert, 2 points to go…

    IQ 3asts shy of career high also if that last Mitch tip counts

  24. Arciwhatever may be the team’s best and most intuitive passer, and plays decent D. Wouldn’t mind seeing him take at least one shot however.

  25. Kind of funny to think that if Obi has to take some time off, Taj is going to have to play 48 minutes at the 4.

  26. Shit, I thought it was a night game. Oh well, glad that they’re thankfully losing, at least!

  27. Toppin in temperament reminds me of those strikers in football (soccer) who just finish and finish and finish and finish. You’re never quite sure what their actual skill set is, but they just score the damn ball.

    my concern with RJ is he’s kind of like a video game character that didn’t allocate his skill points very well.

    both of these posts sound like perfect takes…

  28. Whoever told RJ he should keep shooting when he’s in a coma should give him a call and tell him he was mistaken.

  29. Sorry guys for jinxing Obi :-(

    But RJ shooting 3-13 in the paint is not my fault…

  30. Re: RJ & Mitch

    I’m just going to chalk this up to a hangover noon start following Mitch’s birthday during a meaningless game.

  31. If RJ has a great game he’s not a max guy because of that, right? Well, then he also isn’t the worst player in the league when he has a horrific game.

  32. Clyde take “only two players have better overall numbers than Randle” was… something

  33. Ryan shoot and scores!

    Now at ,667 for the season.

    Somehow, despite a few nifty passes today, he only has one assist, earlier this game to Obi.

  34. Raven:
    Ryan shoot and scores!

    Now at ,667 for the season.

    Somehow, despite a few nifty passes today, he only has one assist, earlier this game to Obi.

    He did have his one TO on a really terrible pass to the corner. Way off target. Also didn’t like him not even attempting a shot on the fastbreak. Still did like his game overall.

  35. Ryan up to .750 from the field for the season!

    My bad, still at .667.

    But he’s 1.000 from three!

  36. RJ is getting a four year deal at 18 per?

    Oh, he we went 4-18. I see.

    Clydes suit was fire. The tank rolls on.

  37. Max:
    Clyde take “only two players have better overall numbers than Randle” was… something

    Clyde’s a little past that age to learn new tricks like TS%.

  38. I’m pretty sure that when they cut to Randle’s son mid-way through the 4th he was doing the “Obi Toppin” chant…

  39. Deeefense!!: Clyde’s a little past that age to learn new tricks like TS%.

    But he knows something about defense, effort and being clutch ;-)

  40. cybersoze:
    If RJ has a great game he’s not a max guy because of that, right? Well, then he also isn’t the worst player in the league when he has a horrific game.

    I agree but also it feels like we’re past the point where you can make an affirmative case for giving him his max. The absolute best defense of it would be “it probably won’t significantly hamper us,” and I’m wavering on where I stand on that.

    I mean I feel like it’s not even fait accompli that Garland will get the max, and he’s much better than RJ.

    Edit: never mind that last part (https://cavaliersnation.com/2022/04/01/report-cavs-plan-to-sign-darius-garland-to-max-contract/) but the rest stands.

  41. PCUK:
    I’m pretty sure that when they cut to Randle’s son mid-way through the 4th he was doing the “Obi Toppin” chant…

    LOL. We have a winner.

  42. thenoblefacehumper: I agree but also it feels like we’re past the point where you can make an affirmative case for giving him his max. The absolute best defense of it would be “it probably won’t significantly hamper us,” and I’m wavering on where I stand on that.

    I agree with you. I wouldn’t give him a max now. A max extension is for guys that are deserving, and he isn’t. We should make a serious offer though, which i think is somewhere between 90M to 100M, for 4 years.

  43. geo:
    howdy strat, how ya feeling sir?

    I’m still not showing any signs of being sick. I had a very slightly scratchy throat earlier today, but it faded away. It may have been from a nose spray combo I’m using 4 times a day with saline and Betadine that supposedly helps kill off virus. It may have irritated my throat a little. My significant other is still pretty sick, but her fever broke. So hopefully she’s making a turn for the better. Thanks for asking.

  44. Deeefense!!: I’m still not showing any signs of being sick.I had a very slightly scratchy throat earlier today, but it faded away. It may have been from a nose spray combo I’m using 4 times a day with saline and Betadine that supposedly helps kill off virus.It may have irritated my throat a little. My significant other is still pretty sick, but her fever broke.So hopefully she’s making a turn for the better.Thanks for asking.

    Yeah hope it misses you or at least stays mild. Hope the girl gets better soon too!

  45. And Theo John has major Theo Pinson end of bench cheerleader hypeman all star potential….

  46. ***Arcidiacono is 28, so it won’t be that long of a term.***

    Who is this, and why are we discussing him here? (Is he the guitarist for Phish?)

  47. Another great basketball game ruined by bonus FTs and running out the clock. Basketball is so dumb with under 2 minutes left.

  48. Jowles, I tried but if your buddy is Andrew Constant, he hasn’t coached at Bard since 2015.

  49. ***Jowles, I tried but if your buddy is Andrew Constant, he hasn’t coached at Bard since 2015.***

    What were you going to say to him? “Hey Andrew, remember the Honorable Cock Jowles, your friend from Kingston who used to, inexplicably, root for the Knicks? He says ‘hi’.” (I’d have liked to be there for his blank stare)

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