Knicks Morning News (2017.03.10)

  • [NYPost] Sal Alosi: From ex-Jet ‘tripper’ coach to Derrick Rose conditioner
    (Friday, March 10, 2017 12:12:01 AM)

    It’s a small world,’’ Sal Alosi chuckled on the phone from Westwood, Calif. on Thursday. On the UCLA campus, Alosi, the former Jets strength and conditioning coach, spent May through August in Westwood working with Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, grinding his body into as good a condition than maybe it ever has been —…

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: The Dog Days
    (Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:50:18 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are officially in the dog days of the season as the guys discuss what Knicks fans can look forward to for the rest of the year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo, Knicks at a loss over their struggles
    (Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:45:18 AM)

    The Knicks, almost certainly heading toward another season where they miss the playoffs, have discussed how a team like the Heat has a better record than they do.

  • [NYDN] There’s no shot Derrick Rose doesn’t get paid in free agency
    (Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:04:54 PM)

    It is the contract push to end all contract pushes. And Derrick Rose can finally see the finish line.

  • [NYDN] Duke’s Jayson Tatum would be a good fit for Knicks
    (Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:27:10 PM)

    Jayson Tatum showcased his skills in Duke’s quarterfinal win over Louisville in the ACC Tournament on Thursday.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s audition for potential free-agent suitors going well
    (Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:02:08 PM)

    Derrick Rose came to the Knicks with such high hopes.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Derrick Rose likely to get big payday in July
    (Friday, March 10, 2017 4:53:50 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Derrick Rose likely to get big payday in July

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Could Bucks be an option for Derrick Rose?
    (Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:10:11 AM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Could Bucks be an option for Derrick Rose?

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    14 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2017.03.10)”

    1. Someone we should take a look at in the late second/UDFA pool if he declares this year is Theo Pinson. Hes injury prone and can’t shoot the ball into the ocean (.525 TS%) but he’s an amazing passer from the SG/SF position (27 AST% and 7.0 assists per40–the best on UNC by a good measure) a great rebounder (7.0 rebounds per 40) and one of the better defenders in the NCAA. He’s really good, and if he ever learned how to shoot even adequately he’d be something special.

      And, he plays for UNC which I’m an alumnus of! Honestly UNC has a lot of underrated NBA prospects, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks probably foremost among them.

    2. If anything that’s a bigger incentive for teams on the bubble to tank and further increases the parity problem in the NBA considering there’s pretty much no way for the worst teams to get better since FAs won’t come (especially under the new CBA) and their owners/GMs are likely not very good.

      EDIT: sorry I thought you were talking about my replacement of the lottery system. oh well.

      You’d have to model that out but the unpredictable nature of when you stop counting losses and start counting wins probably introduces too much uncertainty for a team on the bubble to tank.

      Imagine the Hornets right now, 3 games out of the 8 seed – a team that in the current system should be tanking.

      Under my system:

      There are 18 games left in their season and they are currently 28-36. Should they win as many as they can at this point and have a shot at the 8th seed or should they lose as many as they can to “tank”? if the #games played comes up as 80 before the switch happens, then yes, of course they should’ve tanked. But if the #games played comes up as 64 (ie. right now), then they would have 36 points + however many wins they have the rest of the year. If they go 18-0, they’ll make the playoffs and good for them. If they go 12-6 and just miss the playoffs, they’ll have 48 points, which helps their draft position.

      Basically, there is no clear incentive to lose in this system, because you never know at what point in the season wins will actually help you rather than hurt your draft position.

    3. I think the Nurkic trade could’ve been advantageous for both parties–Jokic and Nurkic skill sets are redundant and they can’t play on the floor together. Jokic is better and Nurkic obviously played like shit off the bench and by all accounts wasn’t happy with his role/minutes and wanted to be traded. Denver giving up a first for the privilege to resign Mason Plumlee (or is it Miles?) is idiotic, however, along with the fact that Portland might overtake them in the race for the 8th seed if Nurkic continues his high quality play.

    4. Nurkic’s success is further proof that context matters when evaluating a player. He’s in a system and situation which works better for him in Portland with a more developed backcourt. Just saying, this is something to keep in mind for KP down the road.

    5. Yeah it’s Denver throwing in a first that kills me. Why can’t the knicks ever pull something like that off. Replace Oquinn with Miles and they’d probably still do it

    6. Nurkic’s success is further proof that context matters when evaluating a player. He’s in a system and situation which works better for him in Portland with a more developed backcourt. Just saying, this is something to keep in mind for KP down the road.

      That’s also why teams are still lining up to trade firsts for Okafor.

    7. That’s also why teams are still lining up to trade firsts for Okafor.

      They better hope a change of scenery will make him want to play defense too.

    8. An interesting guy to me is Andrew Wiggins. Could he still become good? Or is it just not going to happen for him? He’s also only 22.

    9. Unless he learns how to play D I can’t imagine his ceiling being above a league average player–if that

    10. Andrew Wiggins has time, he just needs to realize that he will never be better than KAT and he should try to be Scottie and not Mike.

    11. Nurkic played 242 minutes of his career 2500 for Portland and now he is the living proof that context matter?

      He’s young enough to improve but shouldn’t this be a small sample size issue?

    12. @12

      Even if it doesn’t hold up, are you telling me there wasn’t an immediate positive affect on his game moving from one team to another?

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