Knicks Morning News (2015.03.07)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks coach Derek Fisher hoping Pace picks up (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:25:21 GMT)

    The cosmic shift in the East occurred last July a few weeks before Paul George’s career was dealt a severe blow when he broke his leg.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Suns Rally From 15 Behind to Top Nets in Overtime (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:01:40 GMT)

    Three Phoenix players scored 19 points each as the Suns won despite having missed their first 21 3-point attempts.

  • [New York Times] Harden’s Triple-Double Leads Rockets Over Pistons 103-93 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:42:59 GMT)

    James Harden has been so good this season that Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has come to expect performances like the one he had Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard and Parker Lead Spurs, 120-111 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:31:01 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs’ offense is coming after a stretch of high-scoring games. There is still work to be done defensively.

  • [New York Times] Suns Rally Late in 4th, Beat Nets 108-100 in Overtime (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:19:01 GMT)

    Marcus Morris made the tiebreaking basket and scored 19 points, twin brother Markieff Morris and Eric Bledsoe also had 19, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-100 in overtime Friday night.

  • [New York Times] On Nique’s Night, Hawks Pull Away in 4th to Beat Cavs 106-97 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:13:19 GMT)

    LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King:

  • [New York Times] Randolph, Gasol Lead Grizzlies Past Lakers 97-90 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:03:59 GMT)

    Zach Randolph had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Marc Gasol scored nine of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied for a 97-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Hold Off Charging Bulls 98-84 for 4th Straight Win (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:58:00 GMT)

    Indiana keeps finding different ways to survive games without Paul George. On Friday, they simply wore down weary Chicago.

  • [New York Times] Thomas Leads Celtics Past Pelicans, 104-98 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:34:29 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Oladipo Scores 32 Points, Magic Hold Off Kings 119-114 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:13:11 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 32 points, 10 assists and five steals and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-114 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Hayward Leads Jazz Past 76ers 89-83 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:58:01 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 25 points to lead the Utah Jazz past the Philadelphia 76ers 89-83 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Hold Off Heat Rally in 99-97 Victory (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:55:00 GMT)

    Nene scored 20 points, Marcin Gorat added 14 points and 17 rebounds and the Washington Wizards blew all but one point of a 35-point lead before holding off the short-handed Miami Heat 99-97 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson, Hornets Top Raptors 103-94 in Tech-Filled Game (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:37:08 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-94 on Friday night in a game that had six technical fouls.

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    140 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.03.07)”

    1. Let’s hope everyone here on this board mellows out over the weekend! We had our Phil this week!

      So what is an ideal semi-realistic scenario for this team this summer? My take:
      (1) Draft Towns – Has there ever been a big this skilled across-the-board at the age of 19?
      (2) Unload Calderon/Timmy for 2089 2nd round pick protected 31-59. No more horrible D guys.
      (3) Acquire RFA Corey Joseph (6m ish bid). If Spurs match or unable to unload Calderon/Timmy, offer CJ Watson 1 year 3m deal room exception, try Conley following summer (Watson top 5 defender according to new defense metric).
      (4) Sign UFA Danny Green (10-11m ish).
      (5) Acquire one of RFA Dray Green or RFA Middleton offering 15.8 max.
      (6) Keep Shved, Galloway, Early, Cole at min. Have Shved work with shooting coach! Enter Cole in triathlon competition.

    2. So the Cavs go into Atlanta last night with their starters healthy, and you know they were highly motivated to make a statement. And the Hawks proceed to slap them down and hold LeBron to 18 points on 5-13 shooting (and 9 turnovers)

      Is it time to start believing in the Hawks? The conventional wisdom from the talking heads is that without a star player to go to in crunch time in the playoffs, the Hawks will come up short. Still, the number of top echelon teams they’ve beaten this season at home and on the road is astounding:

      Road: Cavs, Rockets, Mavs, Blazers, Clippers
      Home: Cavs (twice), Grizz, Thunder, Blazers, Warriors, Rockets

      And of course they’ve beaten up on the rest of the league in compiling the best record in the NBA.

      The comparison to the Spurs is legit, I know they have Timmy, but he’s not the same player he once was. Count me as a believer.

    3. The one problem I see for the Cavs is they don’t really have a PG. Basically Lebron is the PG,and his turnovers have gone up significantly. They can still beat anyone, but you saw last night what happens when you keep giving the ball to an elite offense.

    4. I’m in on Plan Zanzibar, with the caveat that I don’t think we can get Danny Green.

    5. I’m in on Plan Zanzibar

      Me too, Green acquisition notwithstanding, except for Cole. His motivation/fitness has pushed me off the Cole train.

    6. 4. Don’t go for max-salary players at this moment (we can’t use them), even if available.

      I disagree with this. I would absolutely offer max deals to Kawai Leonard and Jimmy Butler this offseason and cross my fingers that either the Spurs or Bulls don’t match (they will but I’d still offer them).

    7. My favorite thing from the Cavs game last night was when someone posted a picture of JR and Lebron at the club on Thursday night. Of course JR is taking Lebron to the club on Thursday, and then Lebron has 9 TOs on Friday. JR just does JR things. Too funny.

      As for the game, it’s just one game. The Cavs didn’t play well at all and still it was a pretty close game on the road. I still think I like them in a 7 game series against the Hawks. Biggest issue continues to be the offense. They’re way too willing to devolve into Lebron PnR only. Obviously that’s good action and it should be bread and butter for them, but they don’t work in nearly enough misdirection around their central concepts I don’t think. Still a work in progress definitely.

    8. Plan Zanzibar looks good.

      Except for max Middleton.

      Not convinced that 1500 minutes is enough to throw a max offer.

    9. Zanzibar the only thing about your plan that looks relatively unrealistic is unloading Calderon. It appears there’s just not much interest in the guy. I’m all for splitting $18-$20 million between Joseph and Danny Green and then trying to sign someone like Ed Davis, Al-Farouq Aminu, or Demarre Carroll though.

    10. The more I look into it, the more I think teams who pass on Frank Kaminsky after the 3rd pick are going to be very sorry. He’s big, smart, skilled and tough. If we slid to #5 or 6, I would roll the dice on him. I think he can help right away.

    11. Zanzibar, I like Khris Middleton, and i would love to try to snag him. But isnt offering him the max overkill? I’d say a 4 year/45 million contract would already give the Bucks pause before matching.

    12. The more I look into it, the more I think teams who pass on Frank Kaminsky after the 3rd pick are going to be very sorry. He’s big, smart, skilled and tough. If we slid to #5 or 6, I would roll the dice on him. I think he can help right away.

      I don’t watch too much college ball so take these opinions with a grain of salt, but it’s always really dangerous to fall in love with the production of seniors. Kaminsky will be 22 before the end of the NCAA season. Comparing him with Okafor (for example) he’s almost 4 full years older. If you saw Okafor beating up on some high school freshman you’d laugh in the face of anyone who said that had any meaning whatsoever. While obviously the age gap means less as you go up, it’s still very important.

      When I look at him I see a fringey starter. On offense I see a solid pick and pop type big with decent skills around the basket. Well rounded, but simply doesn’t have the body to be truly elite. Spencer Hawes like. On defense, good fundamentals, certainly willing and well coached but a little slow footed and not strong enough to bang with the real bruisers. What am I missing?

    13. Luke –
      You don’t think a starting 5 of Towns, Melo, Leonard, Butler and Calderon would be a really good starting 5? I bet most people would disagree.

    14. So, now we have Melo, Leonard, Butler, one draft pick and 11 absolutely terrible players. 35-40 wins for the next 5 years, capped out without any possibility of becoming a top-10 team.

      The cap is going up. The cap is going up. The cap is going up.

      When I look at him I see a fringey starter. On offense I see a solid pick and pop type big with decent skills around the basket. Well rounded, but simply doesn’t have the body to be truly elite.

      I agree, I think you’d be crazy to take him at four. His ceiling is low, especially defensively. He needs to be a really strong NBA 3 point shooter (>37%) to be even a good NBA player. That could happen, but in a decent draft it isn’t a top 5 story. Definitely could see him as a good value pick later in the draft, though.

    15. Here’s a brutal but not shocking stat — in the last 45 years, the Knicks have drafted a grand total of 16 guys who ended up with career WS48 of .100 or higher- and that includes Balkman, Nene and Rambis in the 16.

    16. There is absolutely no chance in hell that the spurs don’t max out Kawhi. None.

      15.4 / 7.4 / 2.5
      I never considered Kawhi a max type player. Granted, he’s had big games when it counted and won a championship, but to me, a max guy can carry a team on his back night after night after night. “The Go-to guy” .
      I’d be surprised if he gets a max contract from the Spurs. . . . and I sure don’t think the knicks should offer him max money.

    17. If we Draft Towns:

      1) Get Middleton. He would be my number 1 priority FA. His game has seen new heights as a 6’8 2 guard. I would like to not max him but a 23 y/o SG who is on the rise offensively and defensively would be nice. Give him trade kicker and maybe just a 3yr deal.

      2) Kick the tires on Draymond Green. You basically will have to give Green a similar contract as Middleton, language and all to pry him from GSW. If they could get him that would sandwich Melo in between two players capable on both ends. I think Middleton has more potential than Green to become a top player.

      3) If you can’t get Green okay. I would then spend the money on Joseph and Koufos.

      4) He might be 4 on the list but He would really be my quite #2 FA, Alexis Ajinca. The guy just produces. I know he fouls too much but he has a post game, a jumper, can blk shots, rebound, and shoot FTs at a high percentage. He’s a 82.3% shooter from the line. His Defensive Player tracking data was solid the last time I look. The great thing is he could be had pretty cheap more than likely. He has serious potential to over play his contract and that’s what the Knicks need.

    18. Kawhi is also the best non-C defensive player in the league and doesn’t turn 24 until June. I’d give him the max in a heartbeat.

    19. Hey Greg, before you give the 23 year old best player on your team a max deal you might want to know that some dudes on the internet don’t think he can carry a team

    20. Add 2yrs of age to that 2016 list and the fact that most will won’t big money in the new cap makes that list look less appealing to me.

    21. If Leonard wants max money then he will get max money. If he wanted a contract under the max he would have signed the extension the spurs offered.

      It was smart for the Spurs to wait until this summer to give Leonard the max so they can go after other FAs then sign Leonard to his max deal.

    22. All I’ll say is I hope this “Kawhi can’t carry a team” crap goes right from your keyboards to R.C. Buford’s ears.

    23. Unless Buford starts huffing glue between now and the off season he’s maxing out Kawhi. He’s a top 10 player by wins produced. He’s top 10 by “real plus minus”. He’s top 20 in win shares. He’s twenty three. The only reason not to max him is he doesn’t shoot enough to make people who don’t understand there’s more to basketball than just pointz comprehend he’s the best player on one of the best teams in basketball. Nothing in the way the spurs run their franchise makes me think they don’t know just how valuable Kawhi is.

    24. Let’s just imagine we can get those two guys on respective max contracts. That’s like 30+ millions.

      So, now we have Melo, Leonard, Butler, one draft pick and 11 absolutely terrible players. 35-40 wins for the next 5 years, capped out without any possibility of becoming a top-10 team.

      It’s better to keep the money for those times when the team has opportunities and can make good use of the talent that guys like Leonard and Butler bring. Right now, they would be twin Ferraris parked across the street from the project building where their owner (a factory worker making $7/hr) lives. That’s the same reason I opposed the Carmelo deal. We just can’t use they guy for anything meaningful right now or for the next few years.

      True, this would work better if we had traded Melo over the Summer (possibly for a package that included Butler, I might never get over this past offseason) and got a good return on Tyson but we’re talking about a couple of players that will be 26 and 24 next season. And if we draft Towns (the guy I want) and if he’s as good as I think he is then we’re talking about an elite defensive regardless of how good defensively the other two positions are. Then, next Summer, the sap is supposed to jump huge. And then the Summer after that Calderon expires.

      Not that any of this matters because SAS and Chicago would match any contract offer we make.

    25. Hey Greg, Big deal you’ve won some rings with your system. There’s a guy on the internet that insists you make a 180 degree turn and start offer max money to a guy that you wouldn’t in the past. You can always find cheap guys to replace Duncan, Ginobli and Parker to support him.

    26. Look at your list of guys under 26. Leonard is better than all but Durant and maybe ( but I don’t think so) Love.

    27. Because Kawhi is old and willing to give the team who paid him 200 million dollars already a break so they could keep the core of the team together for one last shot at a title?

    28. Maybe they don’t max him for the same reasons they did not max out Ginnobli, Duncan and Parker last time they signed a contract?

      The question is not about how good Leonard is – the question is about how much the Spurs value the strategy that has worked wonders for them. Intelligent people who know that basketball is far more than maxing out a player and hoping for the best would notice that.

      They didn’t max Duncan, Manu, and Parker on their last contracts because they were older and had already signed large contracts and made a bunch of money so they were willing to take a discount. But they certainly didn’t play their entire careers with contracts at below market value.

    29. Johnno,

      I’m not disputing Leonard’s skill for one second. I’m definitely not disputing the possibility he gets a max offer from somebody. all that is true: some team would offer him the max.

      My point is that the Spurs will not do it because that’s not how they manage their team. Duncan, Parker and Ginobli have developed the blueprint for successful fiscal management for the Spurs. There is no reason for them to ‘pull a Dolan’ with Leonard. I might be wrong, I might be right. You might be right, I admit. Time will tell.

      What do you mean by “pull a Dolan”? How is paying a 23-year old, 2-way, superstar who was Finals MVP last year a max contract pulling a Dolan? Are you arguing that any time a team signs a player to a max deal that they’re “pulling a Dolan”?

    30. Intriguing possibility: Spurs offer Kawhi to Knicks or whoever in max S&T deal in exchange for Towns. Spurs then use 10+ freed cap toward a max deal for Dray or Middleton. Should we go for that? (I say no). Would Kawhi go for that?

    31. I agree that Kaminsky being a senior devalues him a great deal. I just like the way he has gotten much better each year. He seems like a very smart, very dedicated player who has great intangibles and a really good sense of space on both ends. I know nobody wants to hear this, but he seems like a prototypical triangle player…smart, good passer, can play in the post either facing up or back to basket, can go our and shoot the 3, etc. Yeah, too big a risk at #5 but it wouldn’t surprise me if he ultimately turns out to be a top 5 player in this draft.

    32. It was pretty embarrassing for the Cavs when they “pulled a Dolan” and brought back Lebron. What a bunch of Dolans.

    33. Intriguing possibility: Spurs offer Kawhi to Knicks or whoever in max S&T deal in exchange for Towns. Spurs then use 10+ freed cap toward a max deal for Dray or Middleton. Should we go for that? (I say no). Would Kawhi go for that?

      That would be silly of the Spurs to offer lesser players the max when they have the room to offer Leonard. They could offer Dray/Middleton and Leonard the Max and still be in good standing in regards to the cap.

      Also, The Knicks could get Leonard and then sign Middleton to a max deal too. That would be my dream. If the Knicks could add two 23 y/o with their potential I would be a happy fan.

    34. Why would anyone trade Towns straight up for Leonard?

      Darko Milicic, Spencer Hawes, Channing Frye

    35. I can’t believe people here think this “max” contract for Kawhi is even a question. The Spurs also did pay Duncan a max contract for the majority of his career and this supposed max is only one in name only. You can bet that if Gordon Hayward got maxed last summer Kawhi is getting the max from some team and San Antonio will match it without thinking.

      Kawhi’s a top-10 player in the league right now when he’s not suffering from weird eye injuries that blur his vision or hand injuries which doctors claim to have never seen before.

    36. I missed the Towns inclusion. My bad.

      However, I still can’t imagine the Spurs losing Leonard over $3m when the cap is going up.

    37. I hope you are right. I hope that the Knicks offer him a max contract and the Spurs are so upset that he didn’t give them a discount that they stupidly don’t match it. I doubt it will happen, but I’ll be doing cartwheels if it does.

    38. PS. I don’t care what anyone says — Duncan is and always has been a center not a PF

    39. As much as I like Towns, I do not like that he is not getting called for fouling my Gators. Also, they mentioned that he talks to an imaginary friend named Carlito. That’s interesting.

    40. People here are actually saying that bc San Antonio didnt pay Duncan $25 million or offer $18 million to Parker & Ginobli that they won’t offer Kawhi $15 million.

      Kawhi on a 2nd contract max is incredible value and San Antonio will definitely not refuse to match a max offer.

    41. Because they are careful not to give max-salary contracts! If they said “how can you not give the max to Ginobli?” or “how can we not give the max to Parker? He is at his peak at 28!!!!” or “How can we not give Duncan the max???? He is the best PF in the history of the game!”, they would not have money to give to Leonard.

      I mean they’ll definitely avoid giving Kawhi the max if they can, but they also didn’t let those guys leave. If Ducnan had held out for the max you think they would have let him walk?

      Because they are careful not to give max-salary contracts! If they said “how can you not give the max to Ginobli?” or “how can we not give the max to Parker? He is at his peak at 28!!!!” or “How can we not give Duncan the max???? He is the best PF in the history of the game!”, they would not have money to give to Leonard.

      But maxing him out last summer has no benefit (other than keeping him happy), but does have costs. It both locks you into the contract unnecessarily early (what if he tore his ACL this year) and, probably more importantly, would have made it harder for them to go after extra guys this summer. This way they can keep Kawhi’s low hold on the books, do their other business, and then give him his max (if they want to). So even if they 100% plan to max him out there are reasons not to do it last summer. So I wouldn’t read too much into that.

    42. If you think the Spurs will let Leonard walk for $16M, you don’t realize how good Leonard is and how the Spurs knew that well before the rest of the league did.

      “But maxing him out last summer has no benefit (other than keeping him happy), but does have costs. It both locks you into the contract unnecessarily early (what if he tore his ACL this year) and, probably more importantly, would have made it harder for them to go after extra guys this summer. This way they can keep Kawhi’s low hold on the books, do their other business, and then give him his max (if they want to). So even if they 100% plan to max him out there are reasons not to do it last summer. So I wouldn’t read too much into that.”

      Bingo.

    43. What about signing Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson? 6’9″, only 26, and could literally carry a team on his back.

    44. If we use “salary as % of average cap over contract’s duration” instead of just “max” (like PT Milo implied above), this is all a non-debate. 16m is in line, or perhaps even lower, than the contracts handed out to Parker & Duncan who btw were much older than Kawhi when they signed them.

    45. What about signing Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson? 6’9?, only 26, and could literally carry a team on his back.

      +1 for The Mountain.

    46. I have to say I find it pretty interesting to me that some of our most vehemently anti-Melo posters also don’t think Kawhi is worth the max in part because he doesn’t shoot enough on offense. Not the combination I would have expected

    47. For those of you who can stomach college basketball, how does Towns look today?

      He looked good passing the ball when doubled and when not. He had 13 pts(I think) 9 rebs and 6 blks. He should have been called for several fouls on a few of his blks and one blk was an obvious goal tend when he blk it after the ball hit the glass. It is what it is though.

      I would take him number 1 even though him talking to an imaginary person is a little unsettling.

    48. I would take him number 1 even though him talking to an imaginary person is a little unsettling.

      Dunno, if refs ‘T’ him up, he could claim he was talking to Carlito.

    49. People here are actually saying that bc San Antonio didnt pay Duncan $25 million or offer $18 million to Parker & Ginobli that they won’t offer Kawhi $15 million

      I’m sorry, I didn’t know the max for Kawhi was $15 million. I figured it was about $23 million.
      Although they’ll try to get him for less, they won’t let Kawhi walk for $15m.

    50. It strikes me that when people talk themselves into a crazy idea, they tend to bend reality into thinking it’s possible. So I ask those reasonable among us, did my idea that we could trade Melo to the Lakers for a top 5 pick seem delusional, as well? Normally I would never put forth the idea that we could extract such value for Melo, but this is the Lakers. And not the old, smart Lakers, but the Lakers run by a legacy kid who doesn’t seem to want to rebuild. It seems to me that they might rather have Melo than a top 5 pick (assuming it wasn’t first or second), and I thought it was quite reasonable. But everyone thinks their own idea is reasonable, so please someone tell me if I’m being crazy.

      Then again, the Lakers are like Kramer. Remember when George was incredulous that Jerry told him Kramer was going to fantasy camp? (“His whole life is a fantasy camp! People should plunk down $2,000 to live like him for a week. Do nothing, fall ass backwards in the money, mooch food off your neighbors and have sex without dating; now that’s a fantasy camp.”) That’s the Lakers. God forbid they be bad for an entire olympiad. They’ll probably end up winning the Towns sweepstakes, they’ll sign Kevin Love this offseason, Kevin Durant the next, and win 4 more titles for the long-suffering fans.

    51. I’m sorry, I didn’t know the max for Kawhi was $15 million. I figured it was about $23 million.
      Although they’ll try to get him for less, they won’t let Kawhi walk for $15m.

      Max salary in the cba is based upon how long the person has been in the league. Leonard’s max is about 25% of the cap. If he had 10 years of experience it would be 35%. That’s where you see players giving discounts. Players who are in their 20s rarely leave a lot of money on the table. The max goes up as the salary cap goes up so you can’t just look at how much a person signed 4-5 years ago is making in raw dollars to determine how much of a discount they gave their teams relative to somebody signing now.

      The Knicks should offer kawhi a max early, even if it’s just to make the life for the spurs a little more difficult. But the spurs have cap space, especially if Ginobli or Duncan retire.

    52. offering money to restricted fa’s ties up your cap space until the other team makes a decision…. so offering someone like kawhi the max could prevent the knicks from making other offers…

    53. Philly playing ATL and Minny playing Protland tonight. This is a must lose game; can’t let either of those teams catch up to us.

    54. Becase I feel locked in tonight

      I had an entire conversation with myself a couple games back.

    55. Any Knickerbloggers interested in getting a group together for the greatest tank v tank confrontation since the Battle of Kursk? (Knicks/Sixer’s)

    56. One cannot hope to stop Bargnani. One can only hope to contain…fuck it, he still sucks.

    57. Bargs is remarkably entertaining as long as he plays for a team that is trying to lose

    58. I wonder whether he’ll even be in the league next year. I’ve heard he’s considering going back to Italy.

    59. In other news, Beno Udrih is straight up carrying the Grizzlies against the Pels right now. I just hope he doesn’t do anything foolish, like pass the ball to an open teammate or something.

    60. There isn’t a player on this planet I want to see in the Orange and Blue more than Mr. Brow, and that includes LeBron and KD.

    61. We should start a BrowtoNewYork movement. Every game, Knicks fans should come to the Garden having grown their very own glorious unibrow. In fact, the entire city should grow them. If that doesn’t get him here, nothing will.

      Who’s with me?

      #GrowABrow2GetTheBrow

    62. Also should be noted that Cole has more rebounds in 9 minutes than Bargs does in 24

    63. What if I told you there was a Knicks game and only 2 people made comments? 30 for 30: the Kahnzy and DRed experience

    64. Schved needs to lose the goatee. Handlebar, fun Manchu, just a pornstache- anything. Its not 1997 son

    65. I don’t say this lightly, but Timmy might be worse than Bargs.

      I know we’re not fans of TH2 here on Knickerblogger, but this might be taking it a touch too far man.

    66. I’ll join the fray; you know what sucks? The fact that Larkin is our most promising young player, seeing as how he probably won’t be here next year.

    67. I see your point…bargs is actually have a very Amare like game on offense.

      It’s too bad he wasn’t doing this sooner so maybe we could have duped another hapless team to trade actually valuable assets for him.

    68. And Schved needs to learn how to take PED’s and get away with it with Lance Armstrong.

    69. Indy is a playoff contender? That’s pathetic

      Welcome to the Eastern Conference.

    70. The two-headed monster, Smithyarni, is too much for Hibbert to handle. Does that mean Smithyarni>Chandler?

    71. Philly wins and Minny is up, normally I’d say that means a win is okay but this is a valuable chance to gain (lose?) a game on them.

    72. If at any point this year you had told me our tank would depend on being without Barnyarni, I’d have said you were nuts.

    73. No Timmy, no Bargs. . .we’re in trouble

      I dunno, Bargs was having a good game offensively.

    74. We should start a BrowtoNewYork movement.

      “The Bronx is up and the Browery’s down…”

      Get it done, city council!

      (And while they’re at it, how about changing Gramercy Park to Kevin Durant is a Fine Human Being Park)

    75. If we signed Kevin Durant, I’d trade him for Davis and sleep like a baby that night.

    76. You realize that there is a 100% chance that Bargs hits a game winner in the last game of the season to cost the Knicks a shot at Towns, right? It’s inevitable.

    77. You realize that there is a 100% chance that Bargs hits a game winner in the last game of the season to cost the Knicks a shot at Towns, right? It’s inevitable.

      If this comes to pass, I will find you.

    78. On a totally unrelated note, did anyone else realize that Earl Barron is back in the NBA? Suns.

    79. The ignominy of this season and the excellence of the posting here tonight will echo in eternity. Literally laughed so hard I teared up a little…

      Making jokes about how awful the Knicks are is a big part of what we do here….

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