Knicks Morning News (2015.08.16)

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    9 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.08.16)”

    1. I read on a few websites that the Knicks might be interested in the Timberwolves 24 yr old PG Ricky Rubio. I haven’t really followed much basketball in recent years so I profess to total ignorance on this matter. Could he help the Knicks at this time? Just how good is he? I know that he makes about $14 million per year so is this even doable and would they have to trade Calderon in this deal to make it work? Do the Knicks even have assets to make it happen? An enquiring mind wants to know.

    2. Rubio can’t shoot. At all. Which is a problem for a point guard in any offense, but particularly in The Triangle.

    3. I read on a few websites that the Knicks might be interested in the Timberwolves 24 yr old PG Ricky Rubio. I haven’t really followed much basketball in recent years so I profess to total ignorance on this matter. Could he help the Knicks at this time? Just how good is he? I know that he makes about $14 million per year so is this even doable and would they have to trade Calderon in this deal to make it work? Do the Knicks even have assets to make it happen? An enquiring mind wants to know.

      I doubt we have anything Minnesota is interested in. Our assets right now are the rookies and the 2018 1st round pick, and the Knicks shouldnt give up any of them. Rubio would definitely be an upgrade because of his defense and passing, but has trouble shooting (specially from inside, but he is a bad 3pt shooter, too) and is better suited for an uptempo offense, so he isnt a very good fit.

      Given how difficult is to find good PGs in FA (their career is much shorter than other position in basketball, and thus good PGs and thus most good PGs are either in rookie deals or in their first extension), trading for a good young PG is not totally crazy. However, NY should take a look at how Grant develops first, and Minnesota probably wants to see their core of young players to play together before jettisoning anyone, so maybe at the trade deadline there is more talk about it, but i am skeptical.

    4. Rubio on his rookie deal would be a huge upgrade. Shoots worse than Ron Harper did, but I think is a better overall player.
      But I don’t think that he’s worth 14 M….for for years.

      And he looks old to me…older than Calderon even if that’s possible:). He started playing professionally!!! when he was 14. Elementary school!!
      Had both ACL and LCL torn. Only 22 games last year…..

    5. The ship has sailed on La Pistola. You gotta shoot. Especially for Phil. We passed on Muddiay for the same reason. It’s one thing to pick up a guy like that for a vet minimum or even maybe a David West- like sweetheart deal. But paying 14 million for a guy with a .367 career FG%? That’s something only the Knicks would do. Hey wait…

    6. I am so-so on Rubio. He’s a great passer, but his shooting and injuries are a massive red flag. Throw in his contract as well, and it’s nothing to be wild about. Despite this, I think the Wolves would want to put a pretty hefty price tag on him. If he’s being moved, I dare say it won’t happen until the deadline to give him a chance to play with the young core guys and to see how Tyrus Jones pans out. I also don’t think the Knicks have the assets to make a ‘suitable’ deal.

    7. Yeah, I don’t get how the Knicks could make a deal for anyone right now. They have, like, four assets (Melo, Zinger, Grant and the 2018 Pick) and I imagine that they don’t want to trade any of them.

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