some bright moments...cool to se the young guys close out the game...Novack, JR, Melo, Chandler, Palbo...man these guys played well
Should be a banger, thinks he's Novak
Things I hated
Wizards should not have gotten that many offensive boards...I get Camby was out but still that French kid killed us on the boards, not just in the 2nd qtr when our scrubs were in, but the whole game.
Our rotation on 3's was horrible, Felton and Novak being the biggest culprits
Tyson should not have been in there with 5 mins to go in 4th....too risky
Starting SG (whoever that was) does not need to be out there.
Things I loved
Felton ran the show very very well, hit a 3 and had some nice drives...finished with 8 assist and 1 T.O.
JR Smith looked more focused than I have ever seen him, I have been a huge critic of his but he looked amazing out there. He could be our biggest X Factor
All 3 PG's found Tyson for lobs
Pablo looked good on both sides of the ball
Starting lineup came out focused on both sides of the ball
Melo looked simply superior out there. This against a very good defender in Ariza
Kidd looked like he's gonna be an amazing spark off the bench.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
Prigioni...ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
dude got active MAGIC hands. when they showed he robbed felton like a chump on summer camp highlights. now, to see it on a actuall game multipul times, i'm excited. kidd and him was a great combo.
Prigioni could very well be the best PG on this roster.
nice game. wtf happened in 2Q? good finish, great game!
JR Smith showed he can be starting SG, until Brewer/Shump return 100%.
The Prigger is the best 3rd PG off the bench in the league.
Kidd has his moments, he will be the glue that keeps this squad together.
Melo looks like he can score at will.
Chandler is master of domination.
Kurt Thomas fits right in with short jumpers.
Felton started strong, faded a bit, but finished OK. he's getting his legs back.
the young ones all played poorly. Shurna, Copeland, Thompson, Sims... all gone.
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meet you in amsterdam after the London game.
@ New New York.
Loved your breakdown, and you're right, Copeland is also a mess. Just his basic coordination is dismal, timing just as bad. I didn't mind Thompson's effort - knew the sets, made the right decisions, just couldn't buy one from the perimeter.
Prigioni's efforts were excellent, and that fox-like swipe from Pargo was veteran savvy at its finest.
Re Felton, I thought he was solid. He has obviously been practicing alongside Melo and Tyson predominantly, and seems most comfortable on court with them. I really wanna see him alongside STAT.
Kidd seemed comfortable regardless, and I think that's the disparity between him and Ray.
Novak was lights out! Best shooter in the league by far. Could well break Stark's record for 3s made in a season. 220 or so, I think it is.
This game just said to me what a fantastic GM Glen Grunwald really is. He gets the absolute best value out of the money he pays for players. I mean he straight up goes after talent. I can't imagine how much better off this team would have been with a guy like him in office the past 10 years. He has had basically no cap room after Walsh and has made this team leaps and bounds better.
Prigioni could easily become the starter. His vision and passing is at an incredibly high level. It makes you wonder what if he ever came over here in his prime around 06, he could have made bank and became a star.
Felton seems to back to what he was athleticism wise. I hated his shot selection when he was a Knick the first time. HATED IT. however I don't know how much of that was him, and how much of it was D'Antoni, but we will see.
Kidd will fit into this team with ease. Hes versatile, smart and can fill so many different roles for us in the back court and off the court. Great to have him.
This is the year of Carmelo
all the young kids played awful. Hopefully over these next few preseason games one of bigger guys improves. We NEED a young big body. Having Amar'e and 2 40 year olds doesn't sound like a good plan.
I think JR is perfect as a super sub type player, but it is utterly ridiculous to not start him with both Brewer and Shumpert injured. Unless we start kidd at the 2 so we can play Prigioni off the bench, or felton for that matter.
Hard to believe we have 5 key players out for that game as well
Congrats to everyone here and also the Knicks, who got the job done.
I'm looking at the Box and it's impressive.
They say pre-season doesn't matter, but it all depends on the team. For us it matters and we had to come out and bang em. That's what the Knicks did, they came out banging, so it's all smiles today.
I hope I don't jinx the team, but things look really good so far. Can't wait until the next preseason game. 👍👍
I only saw highlights (I did DVR it though), sorry Yankees do or die time.
That Prigioni stat line was impressive to me. I mean with the talent we have at the 1 it's "Lin who?", seriously. Woody has many roster options at the 1 & 2.
I caught the postgame and Wally sounded good, assertive, calm, etc...
I predict that evryone's defense will have to be on display as per Woody and STAT will be exposed as a weekness to the point where his minutes reduce. We may be better without him, at least in the starting lineup. I'll wait a few games before making that determination.
I want to see how his game meshes with this group. I wanna see ballmovement, and good decision making. If we see the barrelling in at any cost, forcing and missing elbow jumpers...
He needs to sit and try to come off the bench.