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Reply #150 posted 07/07/17 12:43pm

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

With or without Phil Jackson, the Knicks have the most inept management in sports. Tim Hardaway Junior's not half the player his father was.



It. Makes. No. Sense.

None.

They even can't move that contract.

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Reply #151 posted 07/07/17 2:37pm

uPtoWnNY

Over the next four years, 35% of the Knicks cap flexibility is tied up in the Noah & Hardaway contracts.

The Bulls look like geniuses compared to the Knicks.

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Reply #152 posted 07/07/17 2:51pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

Over the next four years, 35% of the Knicks cap flexibility is tied up in the Noah & Hardaway contracts.

The Bulls look like geniuses compared to the Knicks.

Noah is the genius.. $100 million in the NBA with skils of a 6th grade girl.

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Reply #153 posted 07/08/17 4:31am

uPtoWnNY

Graycap23 said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Over the next four years, 35% of the Knicks cap flexibility is tied up in the Noah & Hardaway contracts.

The Bulls look like geniuses compared to the Knicks.

Noah is the genius.. $100 million in the NBA with skils of a 6th grade girl.

Spencer Haywood, Marvin Webster, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Eddy Curry, Jerome James, Larry Brown, Amare Stoudemire, Phil Jackson, Joakim Noah, etc., etc......handing out bad, bloated contracts is nothing new to the Knicks.

Spurs take a chance on Rudy Gay.

Old man Vince Carter is heading to Sac-town.

We should find out today if the Wizards will match Porter's max offer.

[Edited 7/8/17 6:17am]

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Reply #154 posted 07/09/17 9:14am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

Graycap23 said:

Noah is the genius.. $100 million in the NBA with skils of a 6th grade girl.

Spencer Haywood, Marvin Webster, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Eddy Curry, Jerome James, Larry Brown, Amare Stoudemire, Phil Jackson, Joakim Noah, etc., etc......handing out bad, bloated contracts is nothing new to the Knicks.

Spurs take a chance on Rudy Gay.

Old man Vince Carter is heading to Sac-town.

We should find out today if the Wizards will match Porter's max offer.

[Edited 7/8/17 6:17am]


Teams are taking chances on past their prime wing players to do something matched up against the Warriors.

The Cavs just signed Jeff Green.

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Reply #155 posted 07/09/17 10:13pm

uPtoWnNY

Jamal Crawford to Minnesota. They're putting together an interesting squad.

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Reply #156 posted 07/10/17 9:56am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

Jamal Crawford to Minnesota. They're putting together an interesting squad.


Was hoping LAL would sign him. But that will be an intruiging squad.

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Reply #157 posted 07/10/17 2:45pm

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There's no point in being a Knicks fan with James Dolan and his puppets Steve Mills & Allan Houston in charge. Dolan is the WORST owner in professional sports....what a disgrace.....no light at the end of the tunnel.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baske ... -1.3313657

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Reply #158 posted 07/11/17 10:44am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

There's no point in being a Knicks fan with James Dolan and his puppets Steve Mills & Allan Houston in charge. Dolan is the WORST owner in professional sports....what a disgrace.....no light at the end of the tunnel.

http://www.nydailynews.co...-1.3313657


Mills signs Hardaway but won't show up to the presser?

Knicks fans are now reduced to getting excited about firings and exits. They deserve better.


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Reply #159 posted 07/12/17 4:00pm

uPtoWnNY

So now most of the Knicks cap space is tied up with Hardaway, Ron Baker & Noah......wonderful.

2 years, 8.9mil for Baker - you can't make this stuff up.......If I wasn't a Knick fan, I'd laugh at how inept the front office is. It's not about establishing a consistent winning culture - it's about cronyism. You think any GM (or top free agent) worth a damn wants to come here and deal with the toxic culture at the Garden? So the franchise is stuck with Steve Mills.

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Reply #160 posted 07/12/17 6:39pm

uPtoWnNY

Supposedly the Rockets & Knicks are working on a trade involving Anthony. Houston didn't get the memo - to beat Golden State, you need TWO-WAY wing players. LOL@ Carmelo trying to guard Draymond Green or Durant.

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Reply #161 posted 07/13/17 3:29pm

uPtoWnNY

Had a surprise visitor at my job today. Shaquille O'Neal stopped by the office - he had a business meeting with some of the sales guys. After his meeting, he was nice enough to take pics with some of my co-workers.

You don't realise how big these cats are until you see them up close - that mfer is huge, but he looked slimmer than he does on TV.

Knicks are looking to hire Scott Puppet, er, Perry as their GM;

http://www.espn.com/nba/s...97730428=1

[Edited 7/13/17 15:40pm]

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Reply #162 posted 07/21/17 2:36pm

uPtoWnNY

I guess Kyrie's not interested in winning.....

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf ... valie.html

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Reply #163 posted 07/24/17 9:34am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

I guess Kyrie's not interested in winning.....

http://www.cleveland.com/...valie.html


He's a different cat. He's taking the Kobe route.

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Reply #164 posted 07/25/17 12:04am

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uPtoWnNY said:

I guess Kyrie's not interested in winning.....

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf ... valie.html

I'm not understanding his rationale either. SMDH

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Reply #165 posted 07/25/17 5:56am

uPtoWnNY

phunkdaddy said:

uPtoWnNY said:

I guess Kyrie's not interested in winning.....

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf ... valie.html

I'm not understanding his rationale either. SMDH

He probably feels LeBron is leaving after next season, so he's planning his exit now. But Kyrie's under contract for two more years, so the Cavs don't have to do anything.

In other Cavs news, Derrick Rose signed a 1 year deal.

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Reply #166 posted 07/25/17 8:54am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

phunkdaddy said:

I'm not understanding his rationale either. SMDH

He probably feels LeBron is leaving after next season, so he's planning his exit now. But Kyrie's under contract for two more years, so the Cavs don't have to do anything.

In other Cavs news, Derrick Rose signed a 1 year deal.


Kyrie is trying to tick LBJ off so bad they can't help but trade him. CLE's got to look at this season as their last chance in years, perhaps a decade or more, to contend for a title. Kyrie is making it so that they can't play together so he can get out and start over.

His rationale is the same as Kobe's was when Shaq was traded, though Kobe had far more leverage. Unlike Kobe, he doesn't want to stay where he is and be The Man. He wants to go somewhere where he could contend instantly. But he may wind up somewhere like New York.

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Reply #167 posted 07/25/17 8:34pm

namepeace

namepeace said:

uPtoWnNY said:

I guess Kyrie's not interested in winning.....

http://www.cleveland.com/...valie.html


He's a different cat. He's taking the Kobe route.

First time I've ever responded to my own post, but I feel justified here -

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20149584/does-kyrie-irving-kobe-bryant-lebron-james-problem-nba

[Edited 7/25/17 20:34pm]

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Reply #168 posted 07/27/17 3:46pm

uPtoWnNY

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namepeace said:


He's a different cat. He's taking the Kobe route.

First time I've ever responded to my own post, but I feel justified here -

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20149584/does-kyrie-irving-kobe-bryant-lebron-james-problem-nba

[Edited 7/25/17 20:34pm]

The article says it all. Kyrie's in for a rude awakening without LeBron. His game needs more work, especially on the defensive end.

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Reply #169 posted 07/27/17 7:32pm

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

namepeace said:

First time I've ever responded to my own post, but I feel justified here -

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20149584/does-kyrie-irving-kobe-bryant-lebron-james-problem-nba

[Edited 7/25/17 20:34pm]

The article says it all. Kyrie's in for a rude awakening without LeBron. His game needs more work, especially on the defensive end.


You're right. As I recall, there has not been a star that has played with LBJ that has had a better career after leaving/being left by LBJ.

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Reply #170 posted 07/28/17 2:45pm

Dasein

Yet, I still find some sympathy for Irving wanting to strike out on his own.

It takes chutzpah. Or, he's a fucking moron because Irving does not have Kobe's game as when
I think about Kobe, I think about Jordan. I do not think about Jordan when I think about Kyrie.

But, still . . . it takes balls to leave a guaranteed trip to the finals to want to go play with a wack
squad.

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Reply #171 posted 07/28/17 3:00pm

Dasein

uPtoWnNY said:

namepeace said:

First time I've ever responded to my own post, but I feel justified here -

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20149584/does-kyrie-irving-kobe-bryant-lebron-james-problem-nba

[Edited 7/25/17 20:34pm]

The article says it all. Kyrie's in for a rude awakening without LeBron. His game needs more work, especially on the defensive end.


Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.

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Reply #172 posted 07/28/17 3:21pm

uPtoWnNY

Dasein said:

uPtoWnNY said:

The article says it all. Kyrie's in for a rude awakening without LeBron. His game needs more work, especially on the defensive end.


Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.

Is Kyrie more concerned about "getting his" on a shit squad (like my Knicks) or winning? That concerns me.

I know LeBron is a diva, but so were Michael & Kobe. They could be brutal to their teammates too, but those teammates knew where their bread was buttered in May & June.

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Reply #173 posted 07/28/17 9:49pm

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Dasein said:

uPtoWnNY said:

The article says it all. Kyrie's in for a rude awakening without LeBron. His game needs more work, especially on the defensive end.


Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports
, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.

I do believe in team chemistry but I get where you coming from.

The most overused cliche I don't buy into is Player A makes others around him better.

No either other players have it or they don't have it. Some players may just be

a better fit for a system.

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Reply #174 posted 07/29/17 5:33am

Dasein

uPtoWnNY said:

Dasein said:


Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.

Is Kyrie more concerned about "getting his" on a shit squad (like my Knicks) or winning? That concerns me.

I know LeBron is a diva, but so were Michael & Kobe. They could be brutal to their teammates too, but those teammates knew where their bread was buttered in May & June.


The ESPN talking heads seem to think that Irving has been swayed by the Westbrook narrative
and believes he too, can average a triple double, lead a ho-hum squad to the playoffs, and win
the MVP as "the man."

Michael Jordan punched Steve Kerr in the face during practice . . . his own teammate! - and wouldn't
speak to Rodman off the court, so, I agree with you: I don't know why there are some members of
the media who are trying to depict LBJ's divo tactics as being something we've never seen or heard
of before.

The Cavs do not have to trade Irving; I'd wait it out. But, it looks more and more obvious that
Dan Gilbert is one of the most ineffective owners in all of sports.

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Reply #175 posted 07/29/17 5:36am

Dasein

phunkdaddy said:

Dasein said:


Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports
, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.

I do believe in team chemistry but I get where you coming from.

The most overused cliche I don't buy into is Player A makes others around him better.

No either other players have it or they don't have it. Some players may just be

a better fit for a system.


Yeah, I typically don't buy into sports truths that cannot be quantified. And, because there is no
way to quantify "team chemistry" in and of itself, I usually just ignore phrases like that. There are
tons of teams that win championships all the time with players who are not very close with each
other.


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Reply #176 posted 07/29/17 6:42am

uPtoWnNY

Dasein said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Is Kyrie more concerned about "getting his" on a shit squad (like my Knicks) or winning? That concerns me.

I know LeBron is a diva, but so were Michael & Kobe. They could be brutal to their teammates too, but those teammates knew where their bread was buttered in May & June.


The ESPN talking heads seem to think that Irving has been swayed by the Westbrook narrative
and believes he too, can average a triple double, lead a ho-hum squad to the playoffs, and win
the MVP as "the man."

Michael Jordan punched Steve Kerr in the face during practice . . . his own teammate! - and wouldn't
speak to Rodman off the court, so, I agree with you: I don't know why there are some members of
the media who are trying to depict LBJ's divo tactics as being something we've never seen or heard
of before.

The Cavs do not have to trade Irving; I'd wait it out. But, it looks more and more obvious that
Dan Gilbert is one of the most ineffective owners in all of sports.

Westbrook is a perfect example. With Durant, he went to an NBA final and could have gone to another had they taken care of business against Golden State. What did Westbrook do in this year's playoffs? I guess Kyrie wants to go to a team like his Cavs were before LeBron came back, where he'd have the freedom to jack up bad shots and play no defense. The Knicks would tolerate that, but not the Spurs. Popp will shut that down real quick.

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Reply #177 posted 07/30/17 7:26am

phunkdaddy

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Dasein said:



phunkdaddy said:




Dasein said:




Oh my god - yes it does!

I'm the kind of sports fan who does not buy into "team chemistry" or any of the other "truths"
usually professed by journalist and talking heads regarding sports
, but that article is pretting
damning of Kyrie Irving's game.

Thanks for posting it, NP.




I do believe in team chemistry but I get where you coming from.


The most overused cliche I don't buy into is Player A makes others around him better.


No either other players have it or they don't have it. Some players may just be


a better fit for a system.




Yeah, I typically don't buy into sports truths that cannot be quantified. And, because there is no
way to quantify "team chemistry" in and of itself, I usually just ignore phrases like that. There are
tons of teams that win championships all the time with players who are not very close with each
other.




I define team chemistry as putting the work in together on the court,field, or whatever arena to accomplish the goal of winning. I'm not talking about being friends with teammates or having a goody goody personality. I'll give you Michael Irvin as an example. This crazy MF did every imaginable low life thing outside of murder off field but came practice or game day he was ready because he had the chemistry with Emmitt and Aikman and put in the work to win. If Iverson had the work ethic Irvin had his career wouldn't have flamed out at 33.
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