Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Sundov to start?

  1. #1
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    3,813
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Sundov to start?

    One day after hinting that Vin Baker might be pushing Nazr Mohammed for the Knicks' starting center job, coach Lenny Wilkens surprised both of them by starting 7-2 Croatian Bruno Sundov in the middle in a disappointing 113-89 exhibition loss to Utah last night at Delta Center.

    It's hard to imagine this move amounting to much more than a kick in the pants for Mohammed and Baker, but Sundov has a feathery jump shot that has intrigued several coaches before Wilkens. The Knicks, who signed Sundov to a 10-day contract last season, are the fifth NBA team for which Sundov has played.

    He had limited success with Indiana when Knicks president Isiah Thomas was coaching the Pacers, which explains why he's in New York with a solid second chance to at least stick on the 15-man roster. He was limited last night, too, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds in 18 minutes.

    "Bruno works hard in practice, and he's a big guy who can shoot the ball," Wilkens said yesterday. "We want to see him in an up-and-down situation and see what he looks like. He's not a banger, but he can score. You can't slough off and not guard him."

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

  2. #2
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    735
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Sundov? No way he's gonna start over Nazr and Vin! Maybe Lenny wanted to give some motivation for those two by starting Bruno over them?

  3. #3
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    3,813
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    let's not forget it was just a preseason game and all the players must be tested. the result is not as important as the player's efficiency is

  4. #4
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    735
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Of course it's not that important as players' efficiancy BUT it seems Lenny is not satisfied with Nazr's job.

    Here's an [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

  5. #5
    Veteran Trin_Starr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Trumbull, CT
    Posts
    1,093
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Nazr's job at center has been horrendous. The dude can't stay in the game because he picks up such stupid fouls. Last night's game he picked up 3 fouls in 7mins!
    I also went to the Open Practice at MSG and he really didn't look good there either

    It's good that Sundov started last night's game to show both Nazr and baker that they don't have their positions locked down

  6. #6
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    735
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    That's exactly what I was talking about!
    Seems like those guys think they don't have to work their butts off to stay in the game. Why do they all take it for granted? NYK is a different type of a team, you can't hope you're gonna have big minutes without working out hard. And those two (especially Nazr) think they don't have to do that.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Orange County, California
    Posts
    86
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I agree with rady's comment, it is preseason, just because you start one game doesn't mean you a full time starter. But newmove was right, we need someone that can go out there and play. I think it's safe to say we all know what are position is are weakest link for are beloved knicks.


    damm dampier, why'd he have to go sign with dallas

Similar Threads

  1. Should Jamal start?
    By Big C in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Aug 15, 2006, 22:43
  2. Bruno Sundov gone!
    By rady in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: Sep 16, 2005, 18:46
  3. Sundov signs one year contract with Knicks
    By jsm0331 in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Sep 09, 2004, 09:24
  4. if the knicks start the season with this team.......
    By JJtheKnick in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Aug 27, 2004, 12:02
  5. When Can We Start Dealin'?
    By keyindabox in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jun 03, 2004, 19:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •