Knicks Morning News (2022.05.11)

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  • Kyrie Irving takes another shot at Celtics fans – Hoops Hype
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  • WATCH: Knicks Fan Adam Sandler Dons Sixers Gear for ‘Hustle’ Movie – Sports Illustrated
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  • Chris Childs Dishes on Knicks Status of Coach Tom Thibodeau, Kemba Walker & Mitchell Robinson – Sports Illustrated
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  • Kemba Walker’s girlfriend Marissa shares cozy couple pics in birthday tribute – New York Post
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    72 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2022.05.11)”

    1. @TommyBeer
      #Knicks second-round pick, Rokas Jokubaitis, has been named the EuroLeague’s Rising Star Trophy winner for the 2021-22 season.

      Voted by EuroLeague head coaches, Jokubaitis is the first Lithuanian player to win the award

      @TommyBeer
      Past EuroLeague Rising Star award winners:

      Danilo Gallinari (2007-08)
      Ricky Rubio (2009–10)
      Nikola Miroti? (2011–12 and 2012-13)
      Bogdan Bogdanovi? (2013–14 and 2014–15)
      Luka Don?i?(2017–18 and 2018–19)
      Usman Garuba (2020-21)

      Tommy does conveniently skip over some of the other winners, including former Knicks draftee Kostas Papanikolaou and former Thunder reserve Alex Abrines.

    2. While it’s a bit unclear how something like “Gary’s Got A Boner” would play in our neo-Puritanical, quick-to-revise times, Let it Be is rightly considered a canonical work. Does Rokas listen to it?

    3. E, all merc’d out: While it’s a bit unclear how something like “Gary’s Got A Boner” would play in our neo-Puritanical, quick-to-revise times

      Death Grips’ 2012 instant-classic album No Love Deep Web literally has the drummer’s erect penis on the cover with the album title written on it. They did not get canceled. I think Paul would be okay.

    4. My favorite Replacements album was Pleased to Meet Me. I played the hell out of that one when it came out. I tried real hard to like Westerberg’s solo stuff, but never really did. I still have a couple of his albums on CD.

      Back in the late 80’s, I think it was the Dead Kennedys who released an album that included an artistic depiction (via HL Giger) of a bunch of penises. IIRC that led to Jello Biafra (lead singer, lyricist) being charged and taken to court, then becoming a sort of national spokesperson for artistic free speech vs. the PMRC (look it up), without any financial support from the music industry writ large.

    5. There’s one really great Paul Westerberg solo album that got almost zero attention when it came out. It’s called 49:00 and the tracks are not separated, it’s just one long 49 minute long track that segues from one song into another. Released in 2008.

      It’s really his only solo album that approaches the quality of his work with the ‘Mats, and it got almost completely ignored upon release. If it had been sequenced like a proper album with song titles and track breaks, and promoted correctly, I think it would have done very well.

      The Replacements episodes were our best work so far on the podcast in my opinion. We had a great guest, their biographer and curator Bob Mehr, and he knows everything there is to know about the band. If you’re curious at all about Discograffiti, and like the Replacements, that’s the one to start with.

    6. I have a lot of windshield time ahead, so I plan to blow through the podcast backlog.

      While I hold that Paul peaked between 1983 and 1986 as a songwriter (PTMM and All Shook Down are very good but spotty albums, and DTaS is utterly forgettable to me), there are several excellent songs from his solo career, and I think his solo band (with Freese and Minehan) is easily the best his work has sounded live, with maybe the exception of some of those early videos from Minneapolis.

      “High Time” is a nice little slice of Americana garage rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qka4UrWBb2Y

      And what I’d give to have seen him at this show, playing this perfect rendition of a perfect punk-pop song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2qKxa_Qrx0&list=PL_hRvaNK1WZaiyGgECVC7bPN5PzaerBJu

      The crowd in Portland at their 2015 reunion was positively dead. I saw a middle-aged guy fall asleep against a crowd partition. While listening to the Mats. Live.

    7. TheClashFan: Back in the late 80’s, I think it was the Dead Kennedys who released an album that included an artistic depiction (via HL Giger) of a bunch of penises. IIRC that led to Jello Biafra (lead singer, lyricist) being charged and taken to court, then becoming a sort of national spokesperson for artistic free speech vs. the PMRC (look it up), without any financial support from the music industry writ large.

      That’s right, it was a poster inside the Frankenchrist album. :D
      Interestingly i had the album before (Plastic Surgery Disasters) and after (Bedtime for Democracy), so i was not aware of the controversy at the time. News traveled really slow at the time, at least to my country.
      Jello Biafra is great, always nice to hear him, be it singing or talking. He really defends the causes in which he believes until the last breath. :)

    8. @TommyBeer
      When asked if he has to consider a players motivations before signing him to a long term deal, Sean Marks replies:
      “Do they want to be part of this? Are they motivated by something that’s not good for the whole team? Those are questions we have to ask.”

      Here’s video of said Kyrie-related answer. I wonder if Marks will actually have the guts to walk away from Kyrie at this point. And, for that matter, what Kyrie’s market is around the league if Marks wanted to attempt a sign-and-trade.

    9. Great version of AG, AP on the Grant Park Chicago final concert bootleg. (July 4, 1991). Played the shit out of that thing when I got my hands on it in 1996-ish. Right after a version of Nobody that’s way better than the good-not-great studio version on All Shook Down. They’re way drunker in the 1991 concert than in the video version (*) lol.

      (*) Which is indeed killer.

    10. Alan: “Do they want to be part of this? Are they motivated by something that’s not good for the whole team? Those are questions we have to ask.”

      Those are really good questions, i’d like to be a fly in the room when Marks sits down with Kyrie to talk about the new contract. :D
      But i don’t think the Nets can walk away from Kyrie, because KD supports Kyrie and then you’d have turned 2 of your 3 superstars against the team. And the other never plays… LOL
      About contracts, i was thinking, Harden doesn’t look like a max player anymore, that is also a very challenging decision to make for the Sixers. Of course, as it is Morey, he’ll die trying to win a championship WITH Harden, so it’ll be easy for him. But i don’t know if Harden’s new contract will age well for the Sixers.

    11. E, all merc’d out:
      Great version of AG, AP on the Grant Park Chicago final concert bootleg.(July 4, 1991).Played the shit out of that thing when I got my hands on it in 1996-ish.Right after a version of Nobody that’s way better than the good-not-great studio version on All Shook Down.They’re way drunker in the 1991 concert than in the video version (*) lol.
      (*) Which is indeed killer.

      ME AND E FOUND UNEQUIVOCAL COMMON GROUND I LOVE IT

      I believe that the late Jim Dickinson (who had produced the nearly-perfect Big Star album Third/Sister Lovers, and is reportedly the reason it sounds like such a wild hootenanny shitshow) told Paul he had to be sober for the Pleased sessions, and that seems like one of the reasons that it sounds so slick. Tim has the gated reverb 80s nonsense that Steve Albini excoriated (a little over the top, par for the course) but it is still such a messy and wild record compared to PTMM.

    12. cybersoze: I was 20, so you were what? Still on diapers? :D

      I was still in diapers at the reunion show in 2015

      I’m in diapers now

      I will be with diaper indefinitely

    13. Yeah, the Harden situation is fascinating. I have no idea what I would do there.

    14. Bob Stinson left the band after the Tim album, and that’s a pretty significant departure. The band never really had that chaotic feel again after Bob left.

    15. The ESPN article today about the 76ers wishing they had chosen Butler over Simmons was an interesting read.

      At the time on paper the choice made sense. Both were all stars, both good at defense but Simmons was much younger and had the higher ceiling. But then we see how Simmons choked, sat out a whole year and got traded for Harden, who is obviously good but getting older and not great at defense. When Embiid and Butler got along great.

      It just goes to show that A) unpredictable stuff happens that can mess up the best laid plans and B) sometimes the right move isn’t the move that is right on paper. not trying to make this an analytics/salary cap argument per say but just that stuff like fit, chemistry, drive and determination, how a player gets along with your best player…that stuff matters. An Embiid/Butler duo would be tearing it up right now and probably have Philly closer to a championship than they are now. OF course, watch Philly come back and win this whole thing just to prove that article wrong.

    16. JK47:
      Bob Stinson left the band after the Tim album, and that’s a pretty significant departure. The band never really had that chaotic feel again after Bob left.

      Definitely. Slim Dunlap wasn’t Bob, that’s for sure. I did like the anecdote in that one “oral history” of the band where his daughter talks about going overnight from being a mega-fan to “holy shit, my dad is the guitarist?”

    17. Got a fist bump from Daryl Morey a few days ago. When he said, “Go Sixers,” I wanted to tell him I’m a Knicks fan and that I have been quoting from his reddit AMAs in debates with internet strangers for years, but I chose instead to nod and smile.

      It was also weird to have met someone who to me feels like a pretty big celebrity (I recognized him just from hearing his voice!) but to then realize that the only real life friends I have who even know who he is only know because my rants about the Knicks’ failures often include several minutes describing how he was able to do a committed rebuild without tanking. Even my brother, who watches most Knicks games, didn’t know.

      But here… here I know you all will understand my excitement… right?

    18. “ Tim has the gated reverb 80s nonsense that Steve Albini excoriated (a little over the top, par for the course) but it is still such a messy and wild record compared to PTMM.”

      Tommy Ramone produced “Tim,” and he was their best producer by far. Paul just couldn’t say no to producers or something because they all fudged up the Mats’ sound. But Tommy, being a musician of the punk tradition, knew to just let them play to their strengths… And the original take of “can’t hardly wait” from those sessions was SO MUCH BETTER!

      I feel like that band really could’ve been even more legendary had they stayed focused and understood what worked for them, but alas…

    19. The Replacements episodes were our best work so far on the podcast in my opinion. We had a great guest, their biographer and curator Bob Mehr, and he knows everything there is to know about the band.

      ***********************
      Bob Mehr has an article in Rolling Stone (Hi, Alan!) about their show on Saturday Night Live during the Tim tour.

      https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/inside-the-replacements-disastrous-saturday-night-live-debut-161765/

      I plead guilty to being old enough to have seen it live, and I’m not exactly sure how the term “disastrous” came to be used since the show itself was all kinds of awesome. (Bastards of Young, Kiss Me On The Bus.) But the *really* interesting part in Bob M’s piece (at least to NYC transplants like me) is this:

      “Afterwards, band and entourage headed to the post-show wrap party at Café Luxembourg. When Michaels saw Rieger, he summoned him over to his table. “He proceeded to dress me down a second time in front of a bunch of people. I looked at him like, ‘Are you getting great pleasure out of this?’”n

      Cafe Luxembourg is a smallish Upper West Side French bistro, kind of casually classy.(*) (The last time I was there, Larry King strutted in with one of his bimbos, tried to pull rank with the hostess — I don’t think they even take reservations — and the hostess, in a casually classy way told him to stuff it.) I’ve seen Kyra Sedgwick in there with a female friend — she’s actually quite a bit more attractive than on screen or on TV.

      There’s a bar on the right as you walk in and maybe 25 tables, tops. It’s tiny. Maybe it was different in the mid-80s, but the thought of Lorne Michaels dressing down a drunk group of Replacements in there makes me glad I know the place and one of those cool New Yorky things that makes me glad I moved here

      (*) They do have a relatively famous picture from the early 80s, still on their postcards, of three (?) women at the bar, naked, shot from behind,…

    20. That is exciting!

      Morey has made a nice comeback from his debacle.

      The thing I actually appreciate about Morey is how he was able to put together decent teams off the scrap heap after Yao went down. I mean, Carl Landry? Chuck Hayes? It was so strange to see them win more games than the Knicks who were actually trying and had no dead weight.

    21. ***Both were all stars, both good at defense but Simmons was much younger and had the higher ceiling.***

      Butler has no ceiling. Guy is 32 and still may not have peaked.

    22. “The ESPN article today about the 76ers wishing they had chosen Butler over Simmons was an interesting read.”

      Crazy to think how much better the Sixers could have been with all the Process assets. You have two totally blown top three picks in Jahlil Okafor and Fultz. If they don’t pick Fultz they very well could’ve had Jayson Tatum. The talk was they needed a smaller player to pair with Simmons/Embiid/Okafor IIRC, so Fultz was a better fit despite being similar talents.

      The next draft they pick Mikal Bridges, but trade him for Zhaire Smith and a future first rounder. They get Butler for relative peanuts (Covington and Saric), but also trade two 1st rounders and their other first Landry Shamet for Harris when IIRC they could’ve signed him with cap space the following year. Then they let Butler go and overpay Harris to justify their trade.

      They easily could’ve had Embiid, Butler, Tatum, Simmons/Harden, and probably another star (or at least Bridges) with just a bit better management of their assets. They could’ve definitely been looking at multiple championships to justify all of the Process tanking.

    23. So ESPN is giving gambling advice now? Advising viewers to take the under on the PHX game? What a world.

    24. I have thought for years that it was dumb that sports gambling was illegal but faced with what it actually means for it to be legal, I don’t know. Probably being in my dotage is part of it but it just seems like its going to end up a disaster.

      And it’s incredibly irritating

    25. Genuinely asking, what are the unintended effects of gambling on sports being legal? I get that it can destroy the lives of people who get addicted. On a way more minor note, the ads are definitely annoying and there’s potentially more room for gambling influencing game outcomes… What are the other parts?

    26. Whatever knockoff/business effects that come from fanbases and fans that care less about teams for their own sake and more about individual players and personal gambling stakes.

    27. Organized crime taking over professional sports.

      (Would the Mafia be better or worse for college sports than the NCAA? Discuss.)

    28. Yeah I have no problem with sports gambling per say although I’m glad I didn’t take the bet on the Knicks winning 50 games this year cause I really wanted to!

      But it is annoying to see ESPN push the over/under, etc and there being so many ads for it now that it’s legal and everywhere.

    29. abk:
      “The ESPN article today about the 76ers wishing they had chosen Butler over Simmons was an interesting read.”

      Crazy to think how much better the Sixers could have been with all the Process assets. You have two totally blown top three picks in Jahlil Okafor and Fultz. If they don’t pick Fultz they very well could’ve had Jayson Tatum. The talk was they needed a smaller player to pair with Simmons/Embiid/Okafor IIRC, so Fultz was a better fit despite being similar talents.

      The next draft they pick Mikal Bridges, but trade him for Zhaire Smith and a future first rounder. They get Butler for relative peanuts (Covington and Saric), but also trade two 1st rounders and their other first Landry Shamet for Harris when IIRC they could’ve signed him with cap space the following year. Then they let Butler go and overpay Harris to justify their trade.

      They easily could’ve had Embiid, Butler, Tatum, Simmons/Harden, and probably another star (or at least Bridges) with just a bit better management of their assets. They could’ve definitely been looking at multiple championships to justify all of the Process tanking.

      I do agree with some of your points but Tatum to the Sixers was simply never happening. There’s been multiple reports since that draft that Danny Ainge was dead set on Tatum and only considered trading down from 1st to 3rd once they knew the Sixers was picking Fultz instead of Tatum. If the Sixers intended to pick Tatum then the Celtics would simply have rejected the trade and picked Tatum first.

    30. I think you’re throwing the instant classic label around kind of loosely for sake of propping up the obscure wiener reference. Exmilitary is way better.

    31. Aten:
      I think you’re throwing the instant classic label around kind of loosely for sake of propping up the obscure wiener reference. Exmilitary is way better.

      Ok let’s hate each other then–

      No song before or since has made me want to jump off a tall building quite like “Come Up and Get Me” has, and I mean that in the best possible way. I never expected in my thirties to use my friend’s shoulder as a foothold to launch myself into a cannonball aimed at a group of strangers, but that’s precisely what happened when they played it live in Seattle a few years back. There is nothing like Mr. Grips.

      S: Money Store, Bottomless Pit

      A: NLDW, YOOS, Jenny Death

      B: Govt Plates, ExM, NOTM

      C: EP, all of the instrumental stuff

      If we can’t at least agree that The Money Store is the magnum opus, we are DONE HERE

    32. Dang, I like that latest three-teamer being floated:

      Knicks receive:
      Westbrook
      Lakers 2027 first
      Bulls 2028 first

      Lakers receive:
      LaVine

      Bulls receive:
      Randle
      Fournier

      The Bulls could probably find a better package, but hey, a guy can dream…

    33. I probably would rather end up with LaVine in this package than those picks, but yeah, it’s a nice trade if we were actually full rebuilding around the young guys.

    34. Jaylen Brown hit some tough shots in that third quarter

      I don’t actually know what the bad unintended downsides will be beyond the obvious specter of bankrupt gambling addicts. It’s a bit of a diffuse worry.

    35. That was some serious Batman shit by Jrue. I literally can’t believe what I just saw.

    36. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing the Bucks repeat this year, Giannis is such a likeable guy that I just enjoy rooting for him in moments like this.

    37. My boy Tyus Jones already shredding the Warriors defense… let’s hope this time he touches the ball in the final 2 minutes of the 4th.

    38. The Lakers have received permission to interview Kenny Atkinson as a candidate for coach. It’s weird they are interviewing a coach known for developing young players but not for in game management, given how few young players they have.

    39. Bruno Almeida:
      I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing the Bucks repeat this year, Giannis is such a likeable guy that I just enjoy rooting for him in moments like this.

      I turned it with a minute or so to go. Without even thinking about it, I was instantly rooting for the Bucks

    40. Wow, the Warriors look rattled right now, almost like they went into this game thinking the series was already over.

      I fully expect them to make a comeback in the 2nd half but it’s been ugly so far.

    41. They look like the JV playing the varsity. But they could turn this around.

      Adams looks good out there. Threw a beautiful pass to Jones.

    42. I guess all Memphis had to do to win was make the lead so large that they can’t choke it away lol

    43. Why in the world are the Memphis starters still all in? They better not see a minute in the fourth.

    44. I guess I’d call a timeout a little before the end of the third to give each player a chance to get a round of applause from the crowd.

    45. In my ideal NBA, you can get relegated for losing a playoff game

    46. In my ideal NBA, you can get relegated for losing a playoff game by more than 40 points.

    47. Nine of the top 10 NBA players in pace are on the Grizzlies. The lone other in spot #9? Bobbi effing Portis.

      Portis is also #1 in rebound percentage, #1 in defensive rebound percentage, #9 in offensive rebound percentage, #1 in defensive rating. and #10 in player impact.

      Did we keep the wrong power forward?

    48. ***Organized crime taking over professional sports. (Would the Mafia be better or worse for college sports than the NCAA? Discuss.)***

      Isn’t the whole point of legalizing vice to regulate it and eliminate the criminal underbelly?

      I mean, imagine if betting horses was illegal, and instead of OTB, strat had to frequent Vinnie The Barber’s basement racket. He’d have no thumbs left to type “the Mavs miss Porzingis” into his iPhone with anymore.

    49. I think the salary Portis had while here blinded a lot of people to the fact he was a useful player. He played center or power forward and was one of best three point shooters.

    50. Well, I mean, Bobby Portis’ salary the last two seasons combined was basically half what he made as a Knick in one season, so his salary was a pretty big issue, since sadly, salary often dictates how players view their role. In his cheaper role, he seems to play with greater vigor.

    51. It was, but the trade off was a short term contract. He was definitely overpaid on the Knicks, but I think he is clearly underpaid on the Bucks.

    52. What is this pace stat you are referring to? I thought his gaze was Bobby’s carrying tool?

      Glad Memphis won that game and glad I could safely sleep through the second half

    53. I’ve watched some of the Memphis GS games. I get the impression that Memphis the better team but GS will win the series. I know that’s not very logical, but it’s definitely how I feel.

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