Chauncey Billups Landry Fields Carmelo Anthony Amare Stoudemire Ronny Turiaf
Ramon Sessions Daniel Gibson Christian Eyenga Antawn Jamison JJ Hickson
The last time the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were in Cleveland, they fell apart down the stretch in a loss that turned out to be the Cavaliers' lone victory in an 11-week stretch. New York will be bringing a few more late-game options to Quicken Loans Arena this time. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] makes his Knicks road debut Friday night trying to help his new team avoid a 10th straight loss Cavaliers, who made a few intriguing moves shortly before Thursday's trade deadline. New York led Cleveland 86-82 with 6:50 remaining on Dec. 18, but missed nine of its last 11 shots in regulation before losing 109-102 in overtime. It was the Cavs' ninth straight win in the series -- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], of course, had much to do with the first eight -- but it was their only victory in a 37-game stretch from Nov. 30-Feb. 9. After the past week, both rosters look considerably different than they did in December. The Knicks (29-26) made the most anticipated splash leading up to the trade deadline Tuesday by landing Anthony and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], neither of whom disappointed in their debuts Wednesday against Milwaukee. Anthony had 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, while Billups had 21 -- including four free throws in the final 21 seconds -- to help New York hold on to win 114-108 even after [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] fouled out late in the fourth quarter. "Now you've got two guys that can take over a game, and one of them took it over (Wednesday)," team president Donnie Walsh said. "In the past, if Amare had fouled out, we could've won the game, but not in that fashion." The Knicks have won three straight for the first time since Jan. 2-7. "I know we got to jell. We got to get our chemistry down," Anthony said. "At the same time, we've got to roll. We got things to go out there and accomplish. We got goals to reach, and it starts now." The Cavaliers (10-47) are in full rebuilding mode with James gone and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] out for the season, and they took another step in that direction Thursday. Cleveland shipped [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and an unprotected 2011 first-round pick. Davis makes nearly $12 million more than Williams on the remaining two years of his deal, but the Cavs felt adding another likely top-10 pick was worth that price. "We feel good about it," general manager Chris Grant told the team's official website. "It gives us another opportunity and a 'chip in the game,' so to speak, that, because of our ownership group willing to step up at a pretty high level financially, allowed us to do something like this." Davis, who had 16 points and 16 assists in helping the Clippers win at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, likely won't arrive in time for Friday's game. He'll be coming off the bench if he does, with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] -- averaging 19.7 points and 9.2 assists this month -- starting. Later Thursday, Cleveland sent a 2013 second-round pick to Boston for rookies [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. None of the Cavs' new acquisitions figure to offer much help defensively, but as they showed in their first game following the All-Star break, they certainly need it. Cleveland shot 51.6 percent and hit 13 3-pointers Wednesday against Houston, but was outrebounded 57-37 in a 124-119 loss. The Cavaliers edged New York 56-47 on the boards Dec. 18, though Varejao had 17 of those. Anthony has averaged 36.5 points in his last two visits to Cleveland.
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Pre-Game Read: How JJ Hickson Ruined The NBA:
Ok. I know all of you are wondering what I mean when I say JJ Hickson ruined the NBA, well let me explain. JJ Hickson WAS a rising young talent in this league last year. He was showing signs of being a quality player within a couple of years, there was only one problem though. He was playing with LeBron James. The Cavs overall looked alot better with LeBron. They dominated the league for the last year and a half heading into the 2010 NBA trading deadline, but one thing lingered over the team last season, what would LeBron do this summer? As most thought, if the team won a championship he'd seriously reconsider not signing an extension with the Cavs. The deadline came and the Cavaliers had the chance to land one of the best players in the league(in his prime), Amar'e Stoudemire. Amar'e and LeBron could of been the deadliest Pick & Roll combo ever. Cleveland could have made the deal, but did not want to part with JJ Hickson. Instead Cleveland traded for Antawn Jamison and finished the rest of the season and lost in the conference semis to Boston. Over the summer LeBron left Cleveland for Miami destroying the team and leaving the city in shambles joining other stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to become one of the most talented trios in NBA history. Amar'e Stoudemire ended up leaving Phoenix anyway and headed to the New York Knicks. A few days later NBA star Carmelo Anthony married his longtime fiance LaLa Vasquez in NYC with a bunch of celebs and fellow NBA players. During the wedding, star Chris Paul gave a toast to the bride and groom jokingly saying he, Carmelo, and Amar'e should join up in New York to form a star studded trio of their own resembling the Miami 3. Inception had occured and Carmelo asked his teams management to trade him to the New York Knicks. After 7 months of amatuer hour in Denvers' Front Office a deal was finally struck and Carmelo became a Knick. Tonight this will come full circle to, yes you guessed it, JJ HICKSON. Now lets recap:
Feb. 2010: Cavs refuse to trade JJ Hickson to the Phoenix Suns for Amar'e Stoudemire LeBron quits on team in 2nd round of playoffs and they lose to Boston Amar'e leads Suns to Western Conference Finals LeBron tells 6 teams to woo him Amare signs with New York Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sign with Miami LeBron says he's "taking my talents to South Beach" on "The Decision" Carmelo gets married with Amar'e, Chris Paul, Dwyane, LeBron, and Chris Bosh in attendance Chris Paul suggest taking his and Carmelos' talents to Broadway Cavs start season shaky, then get demolished by Heat in LeBrons' return to Cle. Cavs defeat Knicks after loosing 13 strait Cavs go on the longest loosing streak ever in the NBA and tied for worst in North American Pro Sports End streak against Baron Davis and the Clippers
Feb. 2011: Carmelo is traded to New York Baron Davis traded to Cleveland New York plays Cleveland tonight February 25,2011 New York plays Miami Sunday February 27,2011
Prediction: NYK Wins 107-95
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Athletic wing player. Will do the dirty work like play defense, get tip ins etc. Can also hit a 3 from time to time.. shooting is not his strong suit tho.
He reminds me of a less offensively gifted Latrell Sprewell. Runs the floor and finishes with thunder. He is young so he should be able to develop his offensive game. I think this guy can be productive if cultivated properly.
P.S> Look where the dude jumps from in the 1st vid. Sick!