Categories Game Thread 2022-23 Preseason Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards – Still With the Preseason? Post author By Brian Cronin Post date October 14, 2022 115 Comments on 2022-23 Preseason Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards – Still With the Preseason? I just want the season to start already, but until then, here’s the final preseason game! ← Knicks Morning News (2022.10.14) → Knicks Morning News (2022.10.15) 115 replies on “2022-23 Preseason Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards – Still With the Preseason?” Let’s go Knicks! This has been a very pleasing first few minutes. Lets Do it babes! Team looks good so far against the KP-less Wiz. But I am struggling to accept that the rotation will have three different guys (Brunson, Julius, IQ) with roughly the same style of short braids that always look like the exact wrong length to me. Mitch dominating Right now 50wins E4 often looks for Mitch, nice… Mitch shining with his O-Reb and very active on defense, very nice… Mitch driving to the hoop! Almost… Mitch with a cross-over dribble ( or am I tripping)? Mitch crossover Hardaway stuff!!! Welcome home Taj, we love you! Is that someone wearing a Taj Gibson Halloween costume on the court? This is getting ugly. 52 wins! Bet the over…bet the over… I know it’s just preseason and we’ve seen small stretches like this before but RJ is looking fantastic. RJ on fire The offense actually looks good. It’s a pleasure to see. And what happened to KP (I have Chinese audio which I can’t understand)? “RJ among the leaders in free throws made and attempted.” I could get used to hearing that every night. Tom Tibeardau KP sprained an ankle in his last game (surprised emoji) Ihart…old skool iHart with the back-door. Fun to watch… They abused the rookie there. Where’s Grimes? IsoRandle era is not over Maybe Mitch is our 4 bpm guy. The second unit is dysfunctional. Too much chucking. Not enough good passing. Cam Reddish has 2 d in his name but none in his game Clearly, Obi is a bum. Trade him! Cam is in, no one can accuse Thibs of trying to win this game. Thanks Max and Alan Needs more Grimey No Grimes? Get Hart outta there! I was waiting for “stumbling, bumbling” out of Clyde. I miss Taj I guess if someone on the Wiz has to score, I’m glad it’s Taj. Iq with a Dirk move! The MSG propaganda machine is fully behind Mitch now that he’s getting real money Have we done a freaky Friday where the starters are now awesome and the bench is a hot mess? So our 2nd unit will be our great advantage, right? Bet the under…bet the under @Alan Have we done a freaky Friday where the starters are now awesome and the bench is a hot mess? Total chaos. Second game in a row. Disconcerting. SuperCooool Clyde! In passing the guys mentioned Clyde scored the first Knick basket at MSG. Clyde pipes up, “Off a steal!!!” Haha. Love it. IQ drives into the lane and then pulls out. 1) He’s afraid of contact 2) Nobody’s trailing. Can we blame the bench mob woes on Cam? Hart is no Mitch The 2nd unit is broken Some Jericho vs Gafford would be nice I am really worried about this unit – every one of them aside from Rose. I need to see Grimes instead of Cam. I want to see me some Sims. I don’t think Hart’s more cerebral game fits with the drive and kick game we saw last year. Hart’s dives to the rim aren’t as aggressive as Mitch or Sims going to the rim. It throws off the rhythm I like that Thibs is staggering lineups a bit. Hart was out with the 1st team. Mitch now with the second unit a bit. Grimes now in the house (if not in the basket). Cam is ready …for Europe! Grimes! Cam should be cut for missing a wide-open Obi and then losing the ball on a Randlesque drive into traffic. Candidate for the traditional career game at MSG? Hachimura! Randle has blown 3 fastbreak chances tonight, refusing to pass the ball up the court to the streaking teammates, I don’t like him leading the break, not at all… Ok, so we suck now. Interesting that Thibs put Grimes in late so that he’s mostly playing with four starters instead of with the bench unit. And Obi did not help the bench unit. He missed a lot of shots. 1st unit is sucking to not embarrass the 2nd unit Haha. Mitch didn’t get the memo, to suck Mitch leveled up this offseason Miiiiiiitch Both sides are really in mid-preseason form I feel that Mitch is the most underrated player on the Knicks. When he’s in the game he’s a difference maker. Could he start playing 30 minutes a night? One made basket between Randle, Obi, and Reddish. Knicks are really featuring the hand-off on offense As I said about Mitch… Where do I find an O/U line on Mitch to average 20pts? For the second straight game the bench is off (3-20), Mitch’s playing very well, Brunson and RJ (8 boards) are very solid. Randle’s worst game of this preseason… Mitch looking incredible is wonderful to see. Everyone seems to be looking for him way more this preseason than I ever really remember beforehand “As I said about Mitch…” ** Yeah, that last sequence was a joy. Looked like RJ was just tossing it at the rim expecting Mitch to just do Mitch, and then he did. Crazy. Randle looks awful. Cam Reddish would help his prospects by quite a bit if from time to time he would actually … you know … cut. Or … you know … change direction. I think Johnny Davis is 0 for the preseason PS — Kevin Knox Pistons dunk is halftime highlight #6, so … Mitch leading the team in FGA is good 1. Hartenstein is no bueno as the 2nd unit center…he wouldn’t intimidate my grandma (RIP) under the hoop…Sims is better in that role 2. Reddish blows…he will not see the floor at all …can they just release his sorry ass 3. Randle proves you can’t teach old dogs new tricks bring on the real games… Fournier looks passable on defense, which is nice. Fournier getting loose balls…definitely preseason If the starting unit continues to play like this and the second unit gets it’s s*** together, this team could surprise. Rose, IQ, Brunson, Obi & Sims is my 2nd unit at the moment. Pete Davidson: Unsubscribe GoNY: Brunson on the 2nd unit is typo, right? Thibs lit a fire under them at half with the rockne speech @Cybersooze: GoNY: Brunson on the 2nd unit is typo, right? Duh. Grimes. Mitch has lost the incredible bounce he had early in his career, but damn he’s improved everywhere else I don’t even know if Mitch has lost any bounce, really. His second jump is still elite on the glass, and he has had some pretty nutty leaps this game alone. It’s just that he’s so much more in control now, so he doesn’t have to run back and make an amazing block because he’s out of position. But yeah, he looks less like the pogo stick he started as. “Mitch has lost the incredible bounce he had early in his career, but damn he’s improved everywhere else” *** Mitch is really amazing tonight. Eye test and stats-wise. 7/10, 1/2 ft, 9 bounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks… and ONLY ONE FOUL deep into the 3rd. Fournier with a silent nice all-around game (5 reb 5 ast) and some effort on D. Yeah. I can’t see any missing bounce in Mitch’s game. He looks polished, strong and plays like his hair is on fire during a pre-season game. Allstar candidate. Move over Embid. Y’all are really forgetting how far above the rim he used to get Thibs should finish with bench guys no matter what. That was an offensive foul if I ever saw one. Coach’s challenge in the preseason is funny Coach’s challenge in the preseason is funny Thibs-iest move ever Starters in with 5:40 to play up by 14: is this a real game? Well that’s the 1 position we can’t afford to get injured Grimes was a non-factor tonight Cam time? I.e. garbage time. @Early Bird- Y’all are really forgetting how far above the rim he used to get Whatever height he’s reaching tonight, the Wizards can’t deal with it. Thibs-iest move ever How about a time-out with under 2 minutes left in a game where they’re up by 17. It’s always a teachable moment for Thibs… Reddish really gettin that burn with fringe leaguers … ouch Bring on Ja! I think he called the time out so he could put in the bencg Looking forward to opening night vs Memphis but hopefully I’ll be distracted by Game 1 of the ALCS. Man we’ve spent all summer fretting over Randle and RJ becoming more efficient, hoping Brunson will bring a new level of play to the PG spot, wondering if IQ, OBI or Grimes can take that next step. And for all we know Mitch might just break the fuck out and wreck people this season. Sounds like Mitch f’d some people up tonite Mitch is still only 24. I’m so glad we were able to retain him. He has needed a good pg as much as anyone. Knox has really bulked up. I hope he can make it as a stretch 4. Yeah, I like Knox as a nice kid. Not as a lottery pick. Mitch Appreciation Society doing big business tonight seems like. He’s not your average pogo stick I mean the wiz aren’t great and porzingis didn’t play but yeah Mitch was beastin’ for sure. With JB on board he’s poised to have a big season. Also nice game from RJ too.RJ has looked solid in preseason. Our starting five ain’t bad. If RJ and Randle can shoot 3’s at a decent clip and the bench is strong we got potential to make some noise this year. I think we’re the kind of team that can catch a lot of teams off guard bc of our depth. It’s really gonna come down to Randle playing within the flow and having his head on straight, Thibs being creative with line ups and going with whoever is playing well and the young guys on the bench being more consistent. If those three things happen I think we can be very fun to watch. There’s more continuity to this team than most Knick teams. So that should help us early in the season. Same coach, 4/5 of the starters are the same, a bunch of the bench guys are the same. Some of these guys even go back THREE seasons! Continuity definitely helps. Preseason was successful. It kind of confirmed the rotation. I think we can give Memphis all it can handle. These are games where I really want to believe that the preseason matters at all, just for Mitch’s sake. But it doesn’t. Still nice to see Mitch beasting! I read the article below. Knox seems to be doing well in Detroit and is valued there. To quote: The word out of training camp is that during the summer, Knox was consistently one of Detroit’s best marksmen. That’s good news for a team that shot 32.6% from 3 last season, next to last in the NBA. Knox is a career 34% shooter from outside, but has been above-average from the corners. 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