Action kicked off today at 11 am - Orlando vs. Brooklyn:
The two best players on the floor so far in this first game are Justin Harper and Kyle O'Quinn, 2 bigs for Orlando. Harper's a dynamite shooter - a true stretch 4. He's connected on every outside jumper he's put up so far. Even showed a little ability to put it on the floor and post up...And this Kyle O'Quinn is impressive. 6'10" 240-ish physical PF out of Norfolk State. Orlando picked this guy in the 2nd round right after us at 49...Nice touch from 15' and he's got a few blocks so far, two on back to back Jeff Foote shot attempts in one sequence. Doing a good job on the glass so far as well. The Knicks were mistaken when they said they didn't see a rotation player in this draft 48-60. O'Quinn looks like he's good enough to make the Magic roster. Big 1st half for this kid. Andrew Nicholson looks good for Orlando as well. Very skilled inside/outside big. Orlando might very well lose Howard here but with Nicholson, Justin Harper (Cleveland's 2nd round pick last year, #32 overall -- don't know why the Cavs gave up on this dude -- they suck and this guy can play) and O'Quinn, they've really restocked along their frontline. Made it easier to give up on Ryan Anderson (maybe they see Justin Harper as a replacement)...Really interested to see if DeQuan Jones gets any time for Orlando. 6'8" SG/SF undrafted out of Miami that never put up good/consistent numbers in college but he's an elite athlete with explosive hops & a lot of potential...All Orlando so far - up 17 at the half, 49-32.
NBA-TV is televising games all day for anyone who's interested:
Brooklyn vs. Orlando, 11:00
Boston vs. Oklahoma City, 1:00
Utah vs. Detroit, 3:00
Indiana vs. Philly, 5:00
Last edited by finestrg; Jul 09, 2012 at 12:05.
I tell ya what, Kyle O'Quinn would've made a great pick for us at 48. Dude has nice potential -- 6'10" with a huge 7'5" wingspan, nice post up player (lightning quick spin move along the the baseline), nice touch from mid-range, he rebounds well and he's a shot-blocker. I didn't know anything about this guy other than he was part of the Norfolk State team that upset a much higher ranked Mizzou in the tourney. Andrew Nicholson you expect it from -- O'Quinn's a real nice surprise. Would've made a real nice backup for Amar'e.
Nicholson is a very well-spoken kid. Impressive on the post game interview with Kamla & D Scott. Orlando did VERY WELL in this draft.
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We'll have all six Knicks games in NBA Summer League on @MSGNetworks. Here's the schedule (all games 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET): July 14 vs MEM, July 15 vs PHX, July 17 vs DEN, July 19 vs TOR, July 20 vs CLE. If you'll be in Vegas, all games are held at Cox Pavillion on the campus of UNLV. For ticket information, check NBA.com for details.
Knicks Summer League roster notables: Douglas, Jordan, Josh Harrellson, Chris Smith (JR's brother), Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son, Austin's older brother), Walker Russell Jr. (son of Knicks scout, played for Pistons last season), Mychal Thompson (son of former Laker, et al), Mustapha Farrakhan (grandson of Louis Farrakhan and Virginia standout who played in D-League last season).
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KNICKS 2012 SUMMER LEAGUE
July 09, 01:45 PM EDT
The New York Knicks announced their roster for the 2012 NBA Summer League, to be held in Las Vegas from Jul. 14-20. Third-year guard Toney Douglas and second-year centers Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan headline the 15-man roster.
New York will play five games at Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, beginning on Jul. 14. All games are scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time and will be aired live on MSG Network at 4 p.m. Eastern time. MSG will repeat the games each evening at 8 p.m. Eastern (with the exception of Tuesday, Jul. 17) and this will mark the sixth consecutive NBA Summer League that MSG has aired all five games.
Games at Cox Pavilion:
Saturday, July 14. vs. Memphis...... 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 15... vs. Phoenix....... 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17.. vs. Denver........ 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 19. vs. Toronto........ 1:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20..... vs. Cleveland.... 1:00 p.m.
* - all times are Pacific time zone
2012 New York Knicks Summer League Roster
No Player Pos Ht Wt Born College/Country 2011-12 Team Yrs Pro
31 Jeff Brooks F 6-8 215 Jun. 12, 1989 Penn State/USA Fileni BPA/Italy R
14 Chris Copeland G 6-8 224 Mar. 17, 1984 Colorado/USA Okapi Aalstar/Belgium R
23 Toney Douglas G 6-2 185 Mar. 16, 1986 Florida State/USA New York/NBA 3
5 Mustapha Farrakhan G 6-4 181 Nov. 2, 1988 Virginia/USA Bakersfield/NBA D-League R
54 Kyle Goldcamp F 6-10 250 Jun. 10, 1986 Gannon/USA Erie/NBA D-League R
55 Josh Harrellson F/C 6-10 275 Feb. 12, 1989 Kentucky/USA New York/NBA 1
44 Jerome Jordan C 7-0 240 Sep. 29, 1986 Tulsa/Jamacia New York/NBA 1
45 Ahmad Nivins F 6-9 207 Feb. 10, 1987 Saint Joseph’s/USA Mons-Hainaut/Belgium R
52 Artsiom Parakhouski C 6-9 207 Jun. 10, 1987 Radford/Belarus Budivelnyk/Ukraine R
3 Jeremiah Rivers G 6-5 210 Jul. 27, 1987 Indiana/USA Mega Vizura/Serbia R
13 Walker Russell, Jr. G 6-0 170 Oct. 6, 1982 Jacksonville State/USA Detroit/NBA 1
4 Chris Smith G 6-2 195 Oct. 13, 1987 Louisville/USA Louisville/NCAA R
11 Mychel Thompson G/F 6-6 211 Jun. 1, 1988 Pepperdine/USA Erie, Cleveland/D-League, NBA 1
18 Terrance Withers G 5-11 175 Jan. 27, 1983 Arkansas Tech/USA Arkansas Tech/NCAA R
25 Wesley Witherspoon F 6-9 207 Jan. 27, 1990 Memphis/USA Memphis/NCAA R
Head Coach: Mike Woodson (Indiana)
Assistant Coaches: Kenny Atkinson (Richmond)
Jim Todd (Fitchburg State)
Darrell Walker (Arkansas)
Herb Williams (Ohio State)
Head Athletic Trainer: Roger Hinds (Brooklyn College)
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Anthony Goenaga (Long Island University)
andrew nicholson was beasting for the magic. 24pts/12reb/2ast/2stl.
Last edited by finestrg; Jul 09, 2012 at 17:54.
I killed the Knicks on their SL team and let's be honest, most of these guys aren't NBA players but I gotta say, this guy Jeff Brooks from Penn State looks like a find. 6'8" 220, real good hops, nice soft jumper from mid-range and deep with good mechanics, shows a little post up game, hits the glass and he looks like he can play some defense. Out of any of these guys, this guy interests me the most..Could this guy be this year's Landry Fields, a nice SF pickup out of nowhere? We'll see. Can't find anything on this guy other than 1 or 2 clips on youtube..Watch this clip and tell me he doesn't remind you of Wilson Chandler a little bit.
Now with Douglas, Harrelson, and Jordan gone..what is our starting 5 looking like?
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Fun fact: I go to the same school Andrew Nicholson went to(St. Bonaventure)
however it will be
Bench so far:
Jeffries(he should be resigned soon)
I would rather have a 2 guard that can spread the floor since White is a slasher but oh well, Novak spread the floor for White
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