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    Default The end of the Bench Thread.

    This thread is dedicated towards some of the players that will fill small roles for us such as Kurt Thomas, Pablo, Chris Copeland, James White etc. I'd love for this to be stickied if possible. Basically we discuss what they have to offer in their limited minutes and continue to update the thread with news and information on them.

    What do you think these players will bring to the team?

    Kurt Thomas
    Nostalgia is creeping back into The Garden with a former resident bad boy and member of the 99' Knicks coming back in his twilight years via trade. At this point in his career I think what he does still bring will be pretty important to us. Personally I think KT will fill in the back up PF role a lot of the time. I watched a bit of his game last year and he still provides tough defense and will be great at intimidating younger players and throwing people off their game.

    He is the last kind of person you want to play against which is why I love him on our bench. The 5 fouls he has to offer will definitely come in handy and surprisingly, if open, he can still stroke the open J pretty well.

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    Pablo Prigioni
    At first I honestly thought 'hey whatever' when we signed this guy as our 3rd string PG. I've taken the time to see him play a couple of games in the Olympics and he is one of the guys I think will pleasantly surprise Knicks fans this season. His passing is legitimate wizardry and he can still penetrate well for a 35 year old. His 3 point shooting was 39% last season (albeit a closer 3pt line) but he can knock down a shot when open. Haven't seen enough of his defense to make a comment on it but as our 3rd string PG and potentially a back up during injuries, we won't miss a beat with our offensive flow/ball movement.

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    Chris Copeland
    This guy could be a complete bust or pretty useful, time will tell which. He is one of the only players on the squad that can play inside. He has a pretty decent offensive repertoire and attacks the glass ferociously. His defense isn't strong but he gives his all and will disrupt players and cause turnovers. Hopefully he provides a bit of scoring for our front court of the bench to go with his rebounding.


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    Didn't make an evaluation on James White because I honestly haven't seen enough of him. Feel free to add a player profile/information/expectations for him or any of the other's listed. Didn't add anything on Chris Smith because he is an ugly mofo who I very much hope is dropped before Nov. 1.

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    Default Is it just me or does Chris Smith have an Orc face?




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    Originally Posted by Paul1355



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    I have a feeling Copeland will be able to contribute more than we think.

    Kidd
    Jr
    Novak
    Copeland
    Camby

    thats alot of floor spacing, Copeland is not to shabby on defense either.

    That is.. unless we decide to cut his non-guaranteed contract
    Last edited by NYk_Reloaded718; Aug 04, 2012 at 14:44.

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    I have a feeling Copeland will be able to contribute more than we think.

    Kidd
    Jr
    Novak
    Copeland
    Camby

    thats alot of floor spacing, Copeland is not to shabby on defense either.

    That is.. unless we decide to cut his non-guaranteed contract
    If we keep Smith i'll go off my rocker, no way he could even slightly contribute positively.

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    He'll be put on the D-League, does that count as a roster spot?

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    LOL thanks

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    Hoping Birdman ends up on our bench. Great rebounder, shot blocker & defender. At the moment a Copeland/Thomas duo backing up Amare will be sufficient but we could have a very imitidating front court if the Birdman is signed.

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    if we can get birdman.

    amare
    camby
    birdman
    brewer
    felton/kidd/priggy

    this line up would make amare defense look good with attack the post type of offense.

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    Originally Posted by NY17KNICKS
    He'll be put on the D-League, does that count as a roster spot?
    Officially yes, if the Knicks assign/outright him to the D-League. If we waive him, then he will not count on the roster....he will become a free agent at that point...and wherever he goes, will be up to him.

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    We've got plenty of time to waive our non-guaranteed contracts. Our possible moves are very limited, but who knows? Didn't we claim Novakaine and Linsanity off waivers?

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    C-Camby
    F/C-K.Thomas
    SF-Novak
    SG-Smith
    PG/SG-Felton

    PG-Pablo
    G/F-Copeland

    Thats a helluva decent bunch of bench-players to have in a rotation/substitution for our starting lineup:
    Tyson
    Stat
    Melo
    Brewer
    Kidd
    The 12 players above (healthy) are the winners of the Atlantic Division.
    Our coaching-staff will have to get on the same-page-plan for us to have a 60 win season.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    C-Camby
    F/C-K.Thomas
    SF-Novak
    SG-Smith
    PG/SG-Felton

    PG-Pablo
    G/F-Copeland

    Thats a helluva decent bunch of bench-players to have in a rotation/substitution for our starting lineup:
    Tyson
    Stat
    Melo
    Brewer
    Kidd
    The 12 players above (healthy) are the winners of the Atlantic Division.
    Our coaching-staff will have to get on the same-page-plan for us to have a 60 win season.
    Kidd will not start.

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