Knicks Morning News (2022.05.16)

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    79 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2022.05.16)”

    1. Man, what a shitty pair of Game 7s.

      At least the Conference Finals look like interesting matchups and not like last year, where the Hawks and Clippers gave it their all, but never felt like they were seriously going to beat the Bucks and the Suns (even when the Hawks Won Game 1 or tied the series at 2-2).

      My rooting interest is as follows:

      Mavs

      Bit of a drop

      Warriors

      Major drop

      Heat

      Major drop

      Celtics

      But honestly, I’m fine with any of them winning. I’ve been an Ime Udoka fan for a while now, and I was hoping he would get the Knicks job if Kenny Atkinson didn’t get it, so I’m pleased for him. It’s hard for me to hate this particular Celtics team, but I’d still prefer they not win the title (or even get to the Finals).

    2. I’ll be rooting hard for the Mavs all the way, even though cheering for a Mark Cuban / Jason Kidd team is not very comfortable to me.

      I just can’t get myself to enjoy a Boston or Miami win, and the Warriors have won too much for me to root for them.

    3. Tough for me to root for any of these 4 teams. The idea of Cuban running all over the court making it all about himself after winning the title is a bit nauseating.

      I guess any team but Boston.

    4. Man, I thought the Suns would win that series in 5. I didn’t watch much of that series, I’m having a hard time imagining how that all went down. (I guess I will continue to underestimate the Mavs and predict that the Warriors dispatch them without sweating too much, but I’ve been wrong before…)

    5. I love Udoka but never rooting for the Celtics. Obviously.

      Rooting for Luka. Very interested to see what the Warriors do defensively to slow him down. They would seem to have the right kind of defenders to throw at him.

    6. Very interested to see where the Suns go from here. Trying to just run it back a couple more times with CP3 getting deeper and deeper into his 30s will definitely lead to a lot of regular season wins but as much as I love CP3 I’m just not sure you can actually rely on him to be that guy in the playoffs. Whether he got worn down, or was nursing some injury I’m not sure, but the last five games of the series were 5 of his 10 worst of the whole season by game score. And they seem to be in a prickly spot with Ayton as well. For a team that won 64 games this year I think their championship equity going forward is a bit uncertain.

    7. Wrote a post and then realized it was the exact same thing that thenamestsam just wrote. Would only add that Booker didn’t show and I continue to doubt he is a real bonafide star.

    8. For some reason Youtube fed me a video this morning of Masai trying to trade up in the draft to take Giannis. They turn his deal down.

      All I want is for a smart guy to run the Knicks. Anything else that happens I am fine with.

    9. First of all, I just want to say congrats to Z-Man on his new life chapter. I’ve “retired” many times in my life thus far and each has been lovely!

      Second, I had 6 driving hours to kill and used it to thoroughly enjoy JK’s 2-part Replacements pod. You guys really have a nice schtick and are easy to listen to (even though I strongly disagree on your final take—Tim is clearly the best Replacements album). Your enthusiasm encouraged me to listen to each album as you moved along, making for a nice trip down memory lane.

      Lastly, idgaf about all these playoff teams but would strongly prefer a Heat-Warriors finals. I hate Boston and Cuban like the plagues that they are!

    10. All I want is for a smart guy to run the Knicks. Anything else that happens I am fine with.

      Like maybe Masai wouldn’t want to come here, but that they didn’t even seem to really try is pretty galling. Why not, for once, hire a guy who has actually proven that he is good at this specific job and give him the keys to the kingdom. Why not at least try that approach before you have a guy learn on the fly?

    11. I don’t typically go much into psychological analysis of teams but Phoenix really seems to have crumbled under the pressure. Sure, Paul might have really been injured, but Ayton and Booker and Bridges were all healthy and offered absolutely nothing too. Now even if they just let Ayton go, they still won’t have much cap or assets to do any real moves, so really they don’t have many other choices outside of trying to run it back.

      This was such an unprecedented, crushing defeat that I don’t know how you can really recover from that, but at the same time reacting too strongly to this and blowing up a 64 win team just doesn’t feel right to me. Maybe Chris Paul really just can’t get it done in the playoffs, and in that case they’re just screwed and their window is over.

    12. I wouldn’t discount the Mavs defense entirely in CP3 and Booker not showing up. They have some good defenders on the Mavs, including some ex Knicks. But you have to make some adjustments and take advantage of Ayton inside. To me, its was a combination of the Mavs defense, Kidd outcoaching Monty Williams, and the Suns falling apart under pressure.

    13. The Mavs defense was undoubtedly excellent. I think they’re going to cause Golden State a lot of difficulty on that end as well. All that switching really forces you to create most of your offense 1 on 1 and that’s not really the Warriors game. I’m not 100% sure 2022 Steph Curry is up for the task.

    14. “To me, its was a combination of the Mavs defense, Kidd outcoaching Monty Williams, and the Suns falling apart under pressure”

      Luka didn’t just apply pressure on them, he took their heart in the first few minutes of the game. He had their soul by the middle of the 2nd quater. Its not just about first points scored or the actual first quater deficit, – its about his dominance, body language, talking and smilling while ruining player legacies (CP), careers (Book) and future contracts. (Ayton). Nothing really wrong with Book, CP or even Monty, – there are levels to this and Luka is that special.

    15. The Maveknicks do indeed play some solid defense. I never thought a WCF Mavs team featuring Luka would be more talented on D than O.

    16. I always thought Frank could be a solid bench role player because of his defense. Not worth a #8 pick, of course, but if The Knicks had just given him a clear role from the get go and stuck with that role, I feel like he would be so much further along than he is now. If they had just said “you’re gonna be our back up 2/3 with 20ish minutes a night” from his rookie year and kept him in that role, he would have been good.

      Instead we started him, then benched him. Had him play the one, then the two, then the three, etc. He never got into a rhythm or groove his entire time here. He honestly looked his best his rookie year when he started with KP.

    17. IMO the Knicks handled Frank horribly. I could see experimenting with him a little at backup PG the first season or two, but once it was obvious he was not a PG he should have been playing off the ball (which is what he was doing for France to begin with). The Knicks yanked his chain endlessly. IMO that set him back. But it’s on him also. He’s had nagging injuries almost every year that slowed his development and even I have to admit that even though there has been progress on offense, it has been WAY slower than I expected or that was needed to become a true 3&D starter. He never had to to become a plus on offense, but he had to be good enough to not be left open. He’s still not there. He’s still only 23, but he should be doing more than he is by now.

    18. swiftandabundant:
      I always thought Frank could be a solid bench role player because of his defense. Not worth a #8 pick, of course, but if The Knicks had just given him a clear role from the get go and stuck with that role, I feel like he would be so much further along than he is now. If they had just said “you’re gonna be our back up 2/3 with 20ish minutes a night” from his rookie year and kept him in that role, he would have been good.

      Instead we started him, then benched him. Had him play the one, then the two, then the three, etc. He never got into a rhythm or groove his entire time here. He honestly looked his best his rookie year when he started with KP.

      He also got hurt a lot…dinged up here and there. That didn’t help.

      KP’s gotta be green with envy right now with how the Mavs have fared without him.

    19. After watching those clips, I have never wanted anyone to go into broadcasting more than Pat Beverley.

    20. Well, i gotta say that i didn’t believe Knicks defense was a lot worse just because we let Bullock go away, but after watching the Mavs play defense and the role Bullock has in it, i was wrong. Maybe not having Bullock was indeed a big mistake by Leon.

    21. Again, Pat Bev woke up at like zero oclock and flew to another city just to shit on Chris Paul’s legacy on two different shows. It’s just magnificent irregardless of what he says. .

    22. swiftandabundant: Not worth a #8 pick, of course

      As discussed, like, 800 times during his Knicksy tenure, no one would care about Ntilikina’s horrific offense if he had been a 2nd-round pick. The opportunity cost of him and Knox as lottery pics is what really stings.

    23. The 2017 draft turned out to be a really sucky draft. There were a lot of ways the Knicks could have gone wrong that year.

      Frank is still overall one of the least productive players from that weak draft.

    24. Well, one COULD argue that Frank has been more productive than Caleb Swanigan, DJ Wilson, TJ Leaf, Justin Patton, Tyler Lydon, or say Alpha Kaba.

      But man that was a sucky draft. And Jowles is right that it’s about the opportunity cost. Not a lot of choices were left, but Malik, Donovan and Bam were still on the board…

    25. I have a plan to have the Knicks get the number 1 pick tomorrow. I’m just trying to grasp how does the multiverse thing works and tomorrow i’ll jump to the reality where the Knicks are favored by the ping pong balls.
      It was a pleasure to be here with all of you, i hope the KBers from the other reality are as cool as you guys.

    26. Raven: But man that was a sucky draft. And Jowles is right that it’s about the opportunity cost. Not a lot of choices were left, but Malik, Donovan and Bam were still on the board…

      John Collins (#19), Jarrett Allen (#22) and OG Anunoby (#23) were there too.

    27. Frank Ntilikina has been in the NBA for 5 years and his shining moment was a playoff game in which he scored, literally, zero points. If you have a Mount Rushmore level offensive player like Luka you can get by for a few minutes with him on the court. That is the extent of his usefulness. There is no there there and if he was drafted by any other team we wouldn’t know how to pronounce his name.

    28. Alan: Berman of the Post says the plan is to let Rokas play one more year overseas before bringing him over for the 23-24 season

      Max is the expert. Where are you when we need you, Max? ;P
      I think that makes perfect sense. If he joins the Knicks now, there’s a decent chance he’ll be a end of bench player. Why risk that, when you can have him playing significant time in the 2nd best league in the world?

    29. I noticed the rangers came back won a game 7 at MSG. Did you know this is the *third* successful
      rebuild the Rangers have undergone since the 2005 lockout? How can Dolan not figure it out?

    30. The Mavs come with a lot of cognitive dissonance for me because the organization is unlikable in infinite ways (one fewer with Porzingis gone, but infinity minus one is still infinity) but I find Luka to be one of the most rootable and fun players in the league. For that reason alone I guess I’m kind of begrudgingly rooting for them above all others. It would also be absolutely hilarious if they won the damn championship right after trading Porzingis.

      This iteration of the Warriors has much less of an Evil Empire feel than the Durant iterations, so I wouldn’t have a problem with them winning. Hard to have any negative thoughts about Curry.

      I really like this Heat team and since I was born in the mid ’90s I don’t have the same deep seated hatred for the organization as some of you, though reading Herring’s (excellent) book definitely helped me understand the perspective.

      I can’t bring myself to root for a Boston sports team at all. I have no problems with this specific team and actually like a lot of the players, but that’s a deep seated hatred I do in fact have. So I’m cool with anyone but them.

    31. Deeefense!!: IMO the Knicks handled Frank horribly. I could see experimenting with him a little at backup PG the first season or two, but once it was obvious he was not a PG he should have been playing off the ball (which is what he was doing for France to begin with). The Knicks yanked his chain endlessly.

      Yeah, if only someone told Frank to work on shooting and driving as a Wing instead of shooting and driving as a PG. No way could he have figured out what to work on himself.

    32. Hubert:
      I noticed the rangers came back won a game 7 at MSG. Did you know this is the *third* successfulrebuild the Rangers have undergone since the 2005 lockout? How can Dolan not figure it out?

      Slats Sather > Isaiah Thomas

    33. I don’t particularly hate the Heat players, but I do hate their attitude overall, this whole shtick about team culture and we’re super tough, winning organization etc etc, when they were gifted a title with the endless free throws Wade had in 2006 and were gifted two more simply because Lebron decided to join Wade there instead of somewhere else. They’ve done a good job for a long time building teams and attracting players but everything they’ve done wouldn’t have brought the same amount of success if they were doing it in Indiana or Sacramento or Milwaukee. But even with all of that, plus my hatred for them when I was a kid with the battles against the Knicks, I still can’t really bring myself to root for the Celtics.

      So everything said, it’s going to be a miserable ECF and I truly hope either Dallas or Golden State wins it all.

    34. There’s no good way to “develop” a player who just doesn’t have the talent to be a full time rotation player. The Knicks gave Ntilikina tons of minutes in both on-ball and off-ball roles. The data backs that up. Neither role suits a player who cannot dribble and drive to save his life and can only shoot threes at so much as a mediocre level if he’s left all alone beyond the arc.

      If you want to say the Knicks should’ve done something differently, I would agree that they probably should’ve sent him to the G-League at some point. They didn’t want to do that because when his line down there was inevitably something like 8-4-3 with a .500 TS% any remaining shine from the lottery selection would’ve come off. Oh well.

    35. OMG, we’re still talking about Frank.

      It’s like taking a class called “A History of US Presidents” and spending the entire 2 hours on Millard Fillmore

    36. My first though after the Rokas news is that Berman has no idea what he’s talking about. But if it is true, maybe the team has other PG plans or will simple run it back next year with Quick/Rose? Or Thibs favorite Alec Burks at 36 minutes a night?

    37. I rooted for Frank as a Knick, but in a Mavs uniform he doesn’t like any better than Theo Pinson or any of a hundred fringe NBA scrubs.

      From about ’69 until the Laker’s of the mid ’80’s, no team repeated as NBA champions. That era was a lot of fun to watch. I hope we are entering another period like that.

    38. I will still stan Frank just because I love impact defense. He has showed up on one end of the court on the biggest stage and you have to give him some credit for that.

      I still think he can have a few Reggie Bullock type seasons

    39. GHenman: I rooted for Frank as a Knick, but in a Mavs uniform he doesn’t like any better than Theo Pinson or any of a hundred fringe NBA scrubs.

      The real take away is that Theo Pinson is a max contract bench warmer. He is the invisible sixth man.

    40. The main thing in Frank’s case imo doesn’t have to do with Frank as a player.
      It’s about box score, analytics, Defense vs Offense, eye test and stats.
      Is there a sane human being that will check Frank’s stats and use him when it matters most?
      No FKN Way
      How about via eye test?
      Is it possible that significant impact is not yet measurable via the ’till this day invented stats of the game?

    41. d-mar:
      OMG, we’re still talking about Frank.

      It’s like taking a class called “A History of US Presidents” and spending the entire 2 hours on Millard Fillmore

      This is excellent KB

    42. Frank is the face of stats anomalies.
      Talking about him for years in a stats blog seems to me like talking about Pope Joan in a class about Catholicism.

    43. I don’t get carrying a grudge against the the Miami Heat. Why, because Pat Riley faxed in a resignation letter nine POBOs ago now? Or because PJ Brown once threw a Knick into the 4th row? These are pretty minor things to harbor ill-will about for 25+ years. It’s kind of too bad the Knicks left the bench during that fight, just because after inevitably losing to the Bulls in the next round, everybody here could feel guilt free about rooting for Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry in 2022—both of them like-able, top-rate competitors. (I get not getting behind Boston, because that runs deep across multiple sports and is burdened with a history of racism, but the Heat? Come on. Most Heat fans are New Yorkers who’d rather root for the Knicks, if they ever came to town with a player to root for).

    44. d-mar:
      OMG, we’re still talking about Frank.

      It’s like taking a class called “A History of US Presidents” and spending the entire 2 hours on Millard Fillmore

      The man should be studied. Who wouldn’t want to study the man who is responsible for the implosion of his own party, the Whigs, formerly of the single issue anti-masonry party, and later of the hilariously named, but horribly wrong, know nothing party? He could easily be held as one of them men most responsible for the civil war, having approved the fugitive slave act, allowing slave owners to reclaim their slaves even after making it to the northern states.

      He made it into office only due to the death of the preceding president, Taylor. Expecting Fillmore to refuse the cabinets resignation, Taylor’s entire cabinet resigned and America was left without a cabinet for several months.

      If you had a 2-hour class on US Presidents, Millard Fillmore is exactly who you should study. The parallels to a certain modern president are unmistakable. When people say you should learn from history they’re talking about presidents like Fillmore. Instead he’s a one line joke, and we’ve doomed ourselves to repetition.

    45. cybersoze:
      Well, i gotta say that i didn’t believe Knicks defense was a lot worse just because we let Bullock go away, but after watching the Mavs play defense and the role Bullock has in it, i was wrong. Maybe not having Bullock was indeed a big mistake by Leon.

      Boxscore models have a tough time capturing the value of defense. On/Off and RAPM don’t get at detailed matchup and lineup combinations or impact well. You could “see” him having an “impact” on games defensively making big plays at critical times and he would also have an occasional impactful explosion on offense too. I thought it was clearly a major error even if it’s hard to measure defense and “impact” to prove it.

      Owen:
      I will still stan Frank just because I love impact defense. He has showed up on one end of the court on the biggest stage and you have to give him some credit for that.

      I still think he can have a few Reggie Bullock type seasons

      If he gets to Bullock’s level, which was the goal once it was apparent he wasn’t a PG, half the league will want him. Bullock is a hot commodity right now. It’s all 3p%.

    46. ess-dog: First of all, I just want to say congrats to Z-Man on his new life chapter. I’ve “retired” many times in my life thus far and each has been lovely!

      Thanks ess, somehow I thought you’d be a bit young to have experienced even one retirement, let alone many! I still have to make it through these next few weeks, then I can coast all summer until the magic day in September.

    47. Early Bird: The man should be studied. Who wouldn’t want to study the man who is responsible for the implosion of his own party, the Whigs, formerly of the single issue anti-masonry party, and later of the hilariously named, but horribly wrong, know nothing party? He could easily be held as one of them men most responsible for the civil war, having approved the fugitive slave act, allowing slave owners to reclaim their slaves even after making it to the northern states.

      He made it into office only due to the death of the preceding president, Taylor. Expecting Fillmore to refuse the cabinets resignation, Taylor’s entire cabinet resigned and America was left without a cabinet for several months.

      If you had a 2-hour class on US Presidents, Millard Fillmore is exactly who you should study. The parallels to a certain modern president are unmistakable. When people say you should learn from history they’re talking about presidents like Fillmore. Instead he’s a one line joke, and we’ve doomed ourselves to repetition.

      Wow. One of the most entertaining posts I’ve read here in a long time….and I’m not kidding. A tip of the cap.

    48. Frank was benched for the entire 1st round against Utah and played 10 minutes/game in the 2nd round. What the fuck are we talking about?

    49. I’m not sure who I want to win between Miami and Boston, but not because I hate them both. It’s because I like the way both of them play and I’m glad it’s getting rewarded. Both teams play spectacular defense and the ball moves well enough even if they are not my ideal.

      Out west I was right at the start of the season that the Mavs addition of defenders and focus on defense this year was going to help them, but I was badly wrong about the matchup against the Suns. I feel like the Warriors are the much better team, play a better style on offense, and are way more experienced, but I can’t get past the fact that they’ve looked a tad older to me this playoff season, don’t have a good matchup for Luka, and the Mavs are just plain hot and playing great defense too. I guess I’m rooting for Bullock and Frank to have a good series but the Warriors to win.

    50. vincoug:
      Frank was benched for the entire 1st round against Utah and played 10 minutes/game in the 2nd round.What the fuck are we talking about?

      Frank had tonsillitis for most of the first round series and was out.

      The Mavs also have Josh Green in that position. He is younger and has more upside on offense. Those two kind of take turns who gets the minutes depending on matchups and who is getting the job done.

    51. vincoug:
      Frank was benched for the entire 1st round against Utah and played 10 minutes/game in the 2nd round.What the fuck are we talking about?

      I read he missed the first round due to a tonsillectomy or some such thing. Seems appropriate for him to miss due to injury/health problem.

      Supposedly he was locking down Booker.

    52. The Frank banter is so unnecessarily vitriolic. I think it’s rooted in strat’s incessant defending of Phil defending KP. I just never saw the point in the extreme diminuition of who Frank could be as an NBA player. He’s 23 years old and is still developing. He looks to be well on his way to being a decent bench piece on a winning team.

      He was still a fucking terrible draft pick at #8 and not even worthy of first round consideration at age 18, and Phil ownes that shit. It was a whiff of monumental proportions…every bit as bad to me as the Kevin Knox pick. But I don’t see a problem with people bringing him up now that he’s gone. No one is saying that he was a good pick or is on his way to being a great player, just that he can have value if utilized in the correct way.

    53. I don’t know much about Millard Fillmore but if he had any connection to that Allman Brothers live album he’s good by me…

    54. “ Thanks ess, somehow I thought you’d be a bit young to have experienced even one retirement, let alone many! I still have to make it through these next few weeks, then I can coast all summer until the magic day in September.”

      Heh I’ve just switched professions a few times, Z. No real retirement. Donnie and I are still grinding out middle age over here, don’t worry.

      I’d bring Frank back on the vet min (ducks). I’m sure he’s not worse than Feron fucking Hunt.

    55. Sometimes I’m surprised by who I end up rooting for. With Dallas, I kind of expected to root against them, but I ended up wanting Bullock and Frank to do well and was pretty neutral towards the Mavs watching them play the Suns. It probably helps that KP wasn’t there. I like the way the Warriors play basketball, but I don’t know how I’ll feel when I watch a game between them and the Mavs.

    56. Millard was, of course, the only president from the Finger Lakes region in NY, and many things are named for him, including the lovely Fillmore Glen State Park.

    57. I don’t get carrying a grudge against the the Miami Heat. Why, because Pat Riley faxed in a resignation letter nine POBOs ago now? Or because PJ Brown once threw a Knick into the 4th row? These are pretty minor things to harbor ill-will about for 25 years. It’s kind of too bad the Knicks left the bench during that fight, just because after inevitably losing to the Bulls in the next round, everybody here could feel guilt free about rooting for Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry in 2022—both of them like-able, top-rate competitors. (I get not getting behind Boston, because that runs deep across multiple sports and is burdened with a history of racism, but the Heat? Come on. Most Heat fans are New Yorkers who’d rather root for the Knicks, if they ever came to town with a player to root for).

      I passionately hated the Heat for all these reasons.

      But it didn’t hold up. Truth is I just hated Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, PJ Brown, and Dan Majerle.

      When I was a kid in 1992 I waited outside the players exit for an hour to get an autograph from Ewing or Oakley or anyone. They all passed me put Pat Riley stopped the car, rolled down the window and signed my hat. Hard to hate the guy after that.

      Erik Spoelstra’s a great guy, too.

      Miami v Dallas, part 3: the rubber match would be cool. And Celtics v Warriors is the premiere matchup the NBA wants. But give me Warriors v Heat, please.

    58. I hate the Miami Heat because I grew up in South Florida and I can’t stand frontrunning South Florida sports fans. I moved away from there 32 years ago but their shitty frontrunning ways live on in my Facebook feed.

      I do enjoy watching them talk themselves into the idea that the Miami Dolphins are contenders every year, then watching them talk less and less about the perennially mediocre Dolphins as the season progresses though. That never gets old.

    59. d-mar:
      Maybe I should have used Chester A. Arthur as my example?

      Yeah, as far as I know he’s pretty innocuous. However, I do enjoy how old-timey his name is. Not quite top-5 president names, but close.

    60. too funny EB, i wanna know more about Millard Fillmore now…how in the world did you have that kind of fairly random information rolling around in your head…

    61. ***I hate the Miami Heat because I grew up in South Florida and I can’t stand frontrunning South Florida sports fans. I moved away from there 32 years ago but their shitty frontrunning ways live on in my Facebook feed.***

      Not to nit-pick your grievances with the Miami Heat, but it appears that when you moved away from South Florida, the Miami Heat had a .183% franchise winning percentage, and their all-time minutes leader was our own Rory Sparrow.

      It also appears that your major issue with the Miami Heat is that you don’t like Facebook.

      I can help you with this. Visit my cousin’s site backrunningfansanonymous.org and he will guide you through a 12 step program to put you on track for rooting for a winning team.

    62. Getting a little anxious about the lottery, i went to Tankathon to check our luck today and…
      …got a #3 on the first (and only) try! I’m feeling lucky now! ;D

    63. Tankathon seems to have us abandoning TyTy and going for Jalen Duren if we stay at #11. I’ll say this for Duren, he’s pretty impressive for a guy so young. He’ll still be 18 when the season starts. I’d probably go with Mathurin, Sochan or Daniels over him, but if the Knicks scouting team think that he’s the guy, I’d be okay with it.

    64. The Knicks post season is finally here. One spin on Tankathon, 11th pick. I’m not sure there is anyone who would crack the rotation available, unless we make some sort of trade.

    65. I’d love to trade up, but it’s so rare to do that, unless it’s just moving up a pick ir two

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