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    Default Who else is rooting for the DENVER KNICKERBOCKERS?

    The DENVER NUGGETS starting five:

    PG: Ty Lawson (should have been drafted by Knicks in '09 whe NY took J-Hill)
    SG: Arron Afflalo (this would be Wilson Chandler)
    SF: Danillo Gallinari (was drafted by NYK in '08)
    PF: Kenneth Faried (could have been drafted ny NYK last year)
    C: Timofey Mozgov (signed by NYK in 2010)

    The Bench:

    Al Harrington (played in NY 2008-2010)
    Corey Brewer (MIN traded to NYK for Anthony Randolph)
    Andre Miller (DEN acquired when trading Raymond Felton to POR)


    It's simply amazing, isn't it? Practically an entire team filling out one roster that easily could have been playing together on another team's roster, in another city. In all my life, I don't recall such symmetry... never an instance where this has occurred before.

    In the playoffs, NBA teams shorten their rotations to about 8 men. Here we have 7 guys that could have been Knicks this year. Holy cow!

    Now, to be fair, if we do not pull off that trade w/ DEN (& we take a PG instead of J-Hill, & don't dump JJ to HOU)... what would the current NYK look like?

    Instead of Javal McGe, NYK would feature Amar'e Stoudemire. Let's start there. STAT was on the time when trade went down. Also, remove Al Harrington from the picture.

    PG: Lawson (or Jennings) is our starting PG. He's backed up by Andre Miller, whom we received in a trade with POR. We can also add... if Melo was dealt to NJ, then it's possible Deron gets dealt to NY. Put I'm doing this with the idea we did nothing at the trade deadline last year.

    SG: This is the tricky part. As much as I like Kenneth Faried, and felt he should have been our target, I cannot complain about the Shumpert pick. I still opt for Shumpert, b/c of his perimeter defense & the fact we already have Amar'e & Mozgov. So, NYK start the rookie Shumpert, who is backed up by Corey Brewer & Landry Fields.

    SF: Sure, NYK could have just signed Carmelo last Summer. He would be here, along with Danillo Gallinari. BUt we'll leave that out for now. So, Gallinari starts, & he's backed up by Brewer-Fields combo as well.

    PF: Amar'e 'the extinguisher' Stoudemire baby. Jared Jeffries probably returns as a free agent last Summer... so he'll be the backup here.

    C: Timofey Mozgov. However... If we didn't land Carmelo Anthony via trade, and if we somehow still failed to bring him aboard during the summer via free agency, then NYK would've signed Tyson Chandler. Would Chandler have signed here if no Melo? Who knows.


    In other words... our current roster would be:

    Lawson (Miller)
    Shumpert (Fields)
    Gallinari (Brewer)
    Amar'e (Jefries)
    Mozgov (Harrellson)

    And... add to this mix either Carmelo Anthony or both Wilson & Tyson Chandler.

    If we went w/ the Chandler twins:

    Lawson (Miller)
    W-Chandler (Shumpert, Fields)
    Gallinari (Brewer)
    Amar'e (Jefries)
    T-Chandler (Mozgov, Harrellson)

    We don't know what this team does in the East... I bet it finishes as the 4-6th seed though... We do know it'sgood enough to force a game-7 against the Lakers!

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    Pulling for them. Took Lakers to 7, that's awesome.

    Gallinari with 7 dimes in that game, 5-13 12 points, contributing. He had a good game the other day.

    I like the Nuggets because they play team ball.

    I think they have homecourt in the East, easy.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    Pulling for them. Took Lakers to 7, that's awesome.

    Gallinari with 7 dimes in that game, 5-13 12 points, contributing. He had a good game the other day.

    I like the Nuggets because they play team ball.

    I think they have homecourt in the East, easy.
    Always liked GALLO. I'm not foolish enough to compare him to Carmelo though. One is elite, one is very good. But, if MIA played DEN... LJ/Battier would lock Gallo down.... He wouldn;t be pouring in 35 points playing w/ Landry Fields & Mike Bibby.

    I even think it's overblown, how NYK gave up "too much." I feel tossing in Mozgov was over the top. Still... Wilson played in China, and was a free agent anyway. Felton fell off the map. Timofey is decent, but not irreplaceable. Gallinari a young gem, but it takes a player like that to get CA.

    I do question the sanity of our owner though, and I felt on principle I agreed with Walsh. Put Melo to the test and see how badly he wants the big apple.

    Let it be known to CA through back channels that if he wants to win in NY then he needs to play w/ Gallo. RISK IT... RISK losing CA if you have to. Cal everyone's bluff & go to free agency.

    Not that Mozgov is a great player, but NY had to draw the line somewhere. Tell DEN it can have Gallo, and 2 of the next 3 (Felton, Wilson, Moz). You cannot give up all 3. Especially both Wilson & Mozgov.

    Anyway.... I saw a few times when Carmelo drove to the basket, where he had Tyson wide open on the other post, but never looked to pass him the ball. I cannot blame CA for not being a distributor b/c he was playing with chumps who cannot shoot (or score).

    I feel if you get CA a PG, al will be well. We shall see.

    But, it's fun to watch DEN... knowing in some alternate universe... that could be our NYK squad.

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    Yea, I think this is the first series to go to 7 this season.

    I think Nuggies win two from Heat just because they are so together.

    Lakers are no joke. Lakers could beat the Heat in a series.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    Yea, I think this is the first series to go to 7 this season.

    I think Nuggies win two from Heat just because they are so together.

    Lakers are no joke. Lakers could beat the Heat in a series.
    To be fair to NYK though, if Tyson Chandler doesn't have the flu in Game-1, if Amar'e doesn't miss Game-3 b/c he punched glass, if Lin didn't tear his MCL & Shumpert didn't tear his ACL... I think NYK win 2 games against MIA as well.

    I just cannot believe (to this day) we pass on Lawson & Jennins for Jordan Hill.

    And I don't think LAK are better than MIA. BOSH and Gasol cancel each other out. Wade + Lebron too much for Kobe. Bynum can't even dominate Mozgov, so I think Haslem-Anthony check him.

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    Originally Posted by mafra
    To be fair to NYK though, if Tyson Chandler doesn't have the flu in Game-1, if Amar'e doesn't miss Game-3 b/c he punched glass, if Lin didn't tear his MCL & Shumpert didn't tear his ACL... I think NYK win 2 games against MIA as well.

    I just cannot believe (to this day) we pass on Lawson & Jennins for Jordan Hill.

    And I don't think LAK are better than MIA. BOSH and Gasol cancel each other out. Wade + Lebron too much for Kobe. Bynum can't even dominate Mozgov, so I think Haslem-Anthony check him.
    I can't say that, that having Tyson, Lin and Amar'e in perfect shape would have changed anything. I think same chances to get swept. It's a miracle they won one game, that wouldn't happen again if our guys were immortal and would live forever very healthy stuck at one age and without injury.

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    Denver is my second favorite team

    They have former Knicks

    They have players that I wish would have been with our former Knicks like Ty Lawson, Afflalo, Faried, Magee, etc

    They are a legit team with no star

    They have a good old school coach

    I like their baby blue jerseys

    My father was the Dr. of Kenneth Faried's family so we have some ties there which is pretty cool

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    I cant say Im really rooting for them. I like Ty Lawson and Mozgov but seeing them win only adds fuel for people to **** on the Knicks.

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