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    Default I love Balkman but

    The only thing that stopped him from being the next Gerald Wallace was his work ethic.


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    Its sad isn't it he could have been a great guy off the bench for us

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    TBH.. Im surprised he even stayed in the league as long as he has so far.. Goes to show how far pure hustle alone can take you.. It's a skill.

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    Nothing wrong with hitting the Playstation after practice/between games on the road.

    You're reading too much into that pic!

    Athletes have freetime too, you know?!

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    I actually think Balkman could help us. Dude had that one real nice game @ the Nets in the preseason -- why didn't we build on that? To be fair, Mike actually tried him for a couple of games early (in a lot of the losses--@ GS, @ the LAL--none of which were Balk's fault btw) and then hasn't gone back to him since. Why? I like the guy's intangibles -- relentless hustle/energy, runs the court like a deer, rebounds, plays D, and I think he's a better offensive player than people think...Until we come up with someone better, I'd play him, even at backup 2 ahead of Walker.

    Like everyone else, Balk would look even better with a good PG on the floor. I'd really like to see what Shump and Balk would look like playing together for stretches.

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    Balkman deserves a rotation spot.

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    Its a damn shame...hes very athletic and hustles as hard as anybody

    I agree with RunningJumper, hes still worthy of a rotation spot. Antoni should give him some minutes

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    balkman sucks balls. he gets no minutes because his offensive game is trash. if he added the three ball to his game you could justify keeping him on the floor, especially on this team. when opponents double amare n melo and balkman gets the ball for an open look you almost know w certainty it will be a brick. No coach can afford to have a guy like that on the floor unless said guy rebounds and defends like Rodman/ Wallace. he hustles but that aint tangible enough.

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    Originally Posted by ronoranina
    balkman sucks balls. he gets no minutes because his offensive game is trash. if he added the three ball to his game you could justify keeping him on the floor, especially on this team. when opponents double amare n melo and balkman gets the ball for an open look you almost know w certainty it will be a brick. No coach can afford to have a guy like that on the floor unless said guy rebounds and defends like Rodman/ Wallace. he hustles but that aint tangible enough.
    Mike 'Antoni? Is that you?

    lol...

    2. He plays Jared Jeffries...

    who basically falls under the same description. Hello?

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    Originally Posted by Red
    Mike 'Antoni? Is that you?

    lol...

    2. He plays Jared Jeffries...

    who basically falls under the same description. Hello?
    yes but jeffries is 6'11" and a better defender imho

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    listen and learn people.. you CANNOT at his height and skill level get consistent minutes in the nba. period

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    Originally Posted by ronoranina
    yes but jeffries is 6'11" and a better defender imho
    We could use Balkman's defense off the bench. It's not like Douglas has been good on offense either.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    We could use Balkman's defense off the bench. It's not like Douglas has been good on offense either.
    really?

    again its about skill level. if td couldn't hit a barn he'd be on the bench too.

    balkman is like shorter, more athletic, broke man's version of Travis outlaw lol

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    We could definitely use Balkman...in this shortened season we're going to need all the players we can get, and Balkman, despite not being the greatest scorer, has shown the ability to play defense and grab rebounds, two things that we need to make sure we have from our bench.

    Now that I think about it, though, I seem to recall him hitting a couple of jumpers here or there. Maybe I just imagined it? But it's stupid not to give him a chance - there's no way he could be worse than Landry Fields, who so far has been shooting like Helen Keller and is getting playing time by virtue of his rebounding stats from LAST YEAR.

    Give Balkman a shot - if only to preserve Carmelo and Amar'e's legs from the playoffs.

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    Originally Posted by ronoranina
    balkman sucks balls.

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