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    Default JR SMITH Officially a KNICK!Balkman cut

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    sorry for another thread but this ones the real Deal

    No more (close deals) its official

    Balkman to be cut

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    nice,great to have official news, now all we need is a healthy BD and Jortz and we will be set,sad to see balkman cut he looks like a great teammate but to bad he sux

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    No that is a newspaper report. It becomes official first when The Knicks confirm they have signed him.

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    NY Times says bill walker most likely to be cut ...

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    Originally Posted by YuvalNYC
    NY Times says bill walker most likely to be cut ...

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    Wait, what? Why Walker? That seems to make a lot less sense than cutting Balkman. If not Balkman, I would have thought that they would cut Bibby or possibly even TD.

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    Originally Posted by htr10
    Wait, what? Why Walker? That seems to make a lot less sense than cutting Balkman. If not Balkman, I would have thought that they would cut Bibby or possibly even TD.
    Walker totally makes sense because Balkman and TD have deals beyond this season, and Bibby cant be cut until Baron Davis is playing. He wasnt gonna see many minutes once Melo is back. And now I understand why he was starting with Melo out (they were trying to showcase him to see if they can trade him for a pick)

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    I'm just going to wait until it's really official, we've got 2 "official" threads already and dude hasn't even signed yet...

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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    Walker totally makes sense because Balkman and TD have deals beyond this season, and Bibby cant be cut until Baron Davis is playing. He wasnt gonna see many minutes once Melo is back. And now I understand why he was starting with Melo out (they were trying to showcase him to see if they can trade him for a pick)
    plus you absolutely have to split up SF minutes between melo fields and novak. billy walker should never take minutes away from those guys.

    maybe we could ship him back to denver for wilson? then i think we'd be really set (pending injuries).

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    Balkman contract ends after the 2012-13 season....
    plus Balkman & Jefferies are great team-defensive SF
    Shump & Fields are doing a great winning job at the SG spot on offense/defense

    Is No-Defense SG-J.R. Smith a need on the Knicks roster???

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    Balkman contract ends after the 2012-13 season....
    plus Balkman & Jefferies are great team-defensive SF
    Shump & Fields are doing a great winning job at the SG spot on offense/defense

    Is No-Defense SG-J.R. Smith a need on the Knicks roster???
    I don't know about need, but he would add great depth, don't you think.dude can drop 20 in his sleep, as long as we keep him under control, i look at it this way, antoni is the perfect coach for him,antoni "just keep shooting JR",JR"ok coach".Match made in heaven.

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    Its genuinely official now, his twitter says "New York Knicks it is!"

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    Alright maybe JR changed, him playing in China maybe changed his attitude and **** idk? But Melo changed, he got rid of his corn rows etc and started acting more professional, plus Melo will tell him the deal so I dont think JR will be a nut here

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    With the signing of JR for only the mini mid level, this should finally shut people up about the Melo trade. We can now look at it as trading Felton, Gallo, Moz and WC for Melo, TC (by way of Billups), Balkman and JR Smith.

    Note: Billups career is probably over and Gallo will be out indefinitely with an injury.

    Not such a bad trade now huh?

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman

    Is No-Defense SG-J.R. Smith a need on the Knicks roster???
    Yes!!!

    We are one of the worst 3point shooting teams in the league, and that is essential to our offensive system. He definitely makes us a better team from downtown.

    I can imagine our offense with Lin driving around a screen, having Novak and Smith ready to pop in the 3ball, and Tyson and Amare rolling to the hoop... that is just a nightmare to defend for ANY team in this league!!!

    You can hate D'Antoni, you may be worried about Smith and his impact on team chemistry (like me)... but you have to be real and accept that this lineup will be thumping the MSG.

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    Originally Posted by portega1968
    Yes!!!

    We are one of the worst 3point shooting teams in the league, and that is essential to our offensive system. He definitely makes us a better team from downtown.

    I can imagine our offense with Lin driving around a screen, having Novak and Smith ready to pop in the 3ball, and Tyson and Amare rolling to the hoop... that is just a nightmare to defend for ANY team in this league!!!

    You can hate D'Antoni, you may be worried about Smith and his impact on team chemistry (like me)... but you have to be real and accept that this lineup will be thumping the MSG.
    Yes! Addresses a clear weakness, and gives us more depth; the unheralded trickle down effect is letting Fields spell Melo more at the 3.

    JR may act like a headcase, and be one (wasn't Spreewell? too many athletes get smacked by that label; some deserved, but some not, and they moreso need the right team and environment to thrive).

    But if he is one, he will be benched and ostracized. You aren't going to have any juice on this team acting like a punk, when Amare, Melo, Chandler, Lin are already here.

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