Quick Recap: Knicks 99 Sixers 87

Remember all those games over the last few years you watched as a Knick fan where New York would lose by double digits to a mediocre team?

Well this is what it’s like to be on the opposite side of that. Enjoy it Knick fans. It’s nice to be out of the toilet.

* We are not this good. The Sixers are this bad.

* Philly is the skinniest team in the league. Seriously, sit these guys down to watch Rocky then get them in a weight room.

* HAHAHAHA

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9 thoughts to “Quick Recap: Knicks 99 Sixers 87”

  1. Philly is truly embarrassing, maybe the worst NBA team I’ve ever seen. Really, are they that far removed from last year’s Kentucky team? Or the D-League champs?

    Melo, wtf? He made Kobe look team oriented and efficient.

    Seraphin had some buckets, rebounds and blocks, but he also committed 3 shooting fouls and had 2 unforced errors.

    Grant looks good except for his propensity to telegraph his drives to the hole. He got blocked 4 times, and it was easy to see the blocks coming.

  2. Interesting how Towns has sort of come down to earth a bit while Kristaps keeps rising. Zach Lowe said on his podcast today that KP should be ROY.

    their stats are surprisingly similar now – like nearly identical.

    http://bkref.com/tiny/a3zi5

  3. To be fair, Lowe said that Porzingis should be ROY right now but that he expected Towns’ minutes and play to come back and for him to end up winning it.

  4. Porzingis plays in a bigger market for a team that has a better shot to make the playoffs, shoots 3s, and may very well end up making the ASG in the East. Expect Porzingis to win the ROY award.

  5. To be fair, Lowe said that Porzingis should be ROY right now but that he expected Towns’ minutes and play to come back and for him to end up winning it.

    The tie breaker is this: Towns’ impact is nowhere near as valuable to the Timberwolves as Porzingis for us. Towns has an on/off difference of -3 per 100 possessions. That means his team actually been a little bit worse in the overall when he’s on the floor as opposed to when he’s on the bench. Porzingis’ on/off difference has been +12.2 per 100 possessions. That ranks as the best relative value among rookies and #1 on our team. It actually shudders the mind to think how lost we’d be this season without him.

  6. Unfortunately, none of this matter.

    They will check who scored more points per game and award him with the ROY.

  7. The tie breaker is this: Towns’ impact is nowhere near as valuable to the Timberwolves as Porzingis for us. Towns has an on/off difference of -3 per 100 possessions.

    To be fair, KAT’s backup is Dieng, who is a good player, and they are not sharing any minutes.

    If they keep this similitude in stats, they might as well give the ROY to the one whose team makes the playoffs. Right now, both Minnesota and NY are in the mix in each conference.

  8. Thanks for the link, Frank. I actually listened to most of it, which is unusual for me, but it was indeed revealing. Sometimes it’s the little stuff, like hearing that Melo is always the last into the locker room and is used to having all the reporters immediately come over to talk to him no matter who they were talking to, that tells the story. I can imagine the fact that that attention has waned now that Porzingis is here being a potential problem.

    Also, DRed, you have to listen, if only to hear about the Cole Aldritch hook shot story!

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