Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Raptors

That game will forever go down as “The Sasha Vujacic Game.” Or, it won’t. Vujacic managed 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 three pointers in his 24 minutes of play. Let’s hope Fisher doesn’t take that as a sign he needs more run. That could never happen, right? RIGHT?

In a game that can only be described as a pre-All Star break Pre-Season game, the Knicks hung around. That’s all you can really say because the Raptors were never in any real danger of losing the game, even when the Knicks managed to pull it to one in the middle of the third quarter. The Raptors feature really good guards, while the Knicks mainly feature human beings in athletic wear. Jerian Grant’s good numbers tonight look better than his perplexing, herky-jerky, indecisive play. He had a few moments at the end of the game in desperation time, but overall he looks overmatched. Afflalo had 20 on decent enough shooting, but he was blocked 5 times because he’s an Earthbound sort of life form like the rest of us. Some day the Knicks will employ a guard who can take over a game, but until then….we’ll always have Vujacicity….or something like that.

Shake it off, friends. Be kind to one another. We learned nothing from this “game.” Better days are ahead, as long as our unicorn takes his rainbow medicine. For tonight, if you feel angsty, don’t snipe in the comments. Watch this and let your troubles melt away:

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5 thoughts to “Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Raptors”

  1. Knicks played generally hard tonight , if not well all the time. The game did illustrate one thing though with alacrity:

    Lance Thomas and D Will are nice complimentary players (6th to 9th guys on a good team) and have value, but the notion paying either of them 8M per year and above is nonsense. If Phil gets a chance to move either of them for a 2019 #1 pick, God bless him.

    This team is blessed to have the Unicorn to build around, Melo, Lopez at a very fair price and Gallo. Maybe Grant will get some confidence, but everyone else is readily dispensable.

  2. “He’s an Earthbound life form like the rest of us” – instant classic.

    I say give Grant a chance, he us still a rookie and may improve over the next year or so. Keep giving him minutes so it will become apparent if he is improving and has the potential to make or not.

    Unicorns rule!

  3. Lance Thomas and D Will are nice complimentary players (6th to 9th guys on a good team) and have value, but the notion paying either of them 8M per year and above is nonsense.

    I think D-Will is properly valued now at around $4.5mm and Lance Thomas is worth at least that, probably more.

    Under the next cap, $8 million is likely to be close to the mid-level exception, so an $8mm player next year is essentially a $5mm player now. They’re probably going to be worth that to some team.

    I think they are very nice pieces to have on the bench at reasonable prices. I’d prioritizeLance over Derrick. But I’d rather try to find more value again than pay them what they’re likely to get.

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