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    Default Cut White, sign Raja Bell

    The Jazz and Raja Bell are reportedly close to agreeing on a contract buyout.
    We've heard this one before. The reported agreement apparently hinges on Bell finding a contract offer from another team, but thus far, there have been no teams interested. The Lakers have been rumored to be sniffing around Bell's services since before the season began.
    Not sure why our front office is reportedly sleeping on this one.

    James White as we all know is a nothing player, he serves no purpose on this team whatsoever and he even choked in the dunk contest.

    Raja Bell is an extremely good perimeter defender which is EXACTLY what the Knicks need at this stage and further to this he averages over 40% from 3pt range in his career. He fits the mold perfectly of what this team needs to add to the backcourt rotation.

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    yes please. agreed on all fronts.

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    Him going to the Lakers is pretty much a done deal at this point.

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    well we dont need players that "cant dunk" "cant hit ft's "no D" + i dont rememebr when he was playing last time.

    Bell + Stat pretty good connection but in our dreams 4 now.

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    No reason to think he would for sure choose LA over us...we can at least pitch a winning record to him which Lakers can not

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    Really getting tired of getting these vets on the wrong side of 30 plus. Can we get someone like Patrick Beverly or James Anderson rather than Raja Bell.

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    Can't believe Utah would actually dump him now, considering their in the playoff race with the Lakers.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Really getting tired of getting these vets on the wrong side of 30 plus. Can we get someone like Patrick Beverly or James Anderson rather than Raja Bell.
    Well if said players are on teams then no we can't, and if they're not on teams why aren't they? We already have Cope who is a developing prospect and does not provide defense which is what this team is lacking in.

    Any players we add need to be able to give at least some kind of contribution on both sides of the ball. Raja Bell is a great defender and can shoot the 3. Perfect. Can you name a young prospect who is available and meets those requirements? I can't think of any.

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    This kid was picked mid-season from Russia and the Rockets traded Toney Douglas to hand over the backup PG job to him. Guys are available, you have to find them.


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    ^ yeah I like Beverley a lot, watching the dude out there with Harden he's a much better fit than Lin imho. Honestly I could see them possibly moving Lin in the offseason and promoting Beverley to starting PG.

    Then again you gotta remember this is Houston up pace tempo 120 points a game so his opportunities to shine are greater than elsewhere. Not saying the kid doesn't have game but he could be in BKN and never set foot on the floor, even though I'd rate him higher than CJ Miles based on what we've seen in Houston.

    Further to this, Houston are a barely playoff bound team, they know they aren't in the hunt for a title this season. Developing a rookie brings no risk for them. I'd rather have vets who can be relied upon more than volatile rookies.

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    I said the same thing in finesrg thread about the Knicks wanting vets rather than the young guys he's always talking about. Still you can't have the oldest team in the league and think it's a long term plan and Raja Bell is not the same player he was 4 years ago.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    I said the same thing in finesrg thread about the Knicks wanting vets rather than the young guys he's always talking about. Still you can't have the oldest team in the league and think it's a long term plan and Raja Bell is not the same player he was 4 years ago.

    Play Copeland.....Play Prigioni for 18 minutes,,,,,,,,,,,,Do not start Kidd as he was never suppose to be the starter..
    If Shump is working his way back to being 100% there is no reason for him to start as it creates alot of pressure....
    we do not need new players we need WOODSON TO COACH !!!!!!

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    I said the same thing in finesrg thread about the Knicks wanting vets rather than the young guys he's always talking about. Still you can't have the oldest team in the league and think it's a long term plan and Raja Bell is not the same player he was 4 years ago.
    But the Knicks don't think it's a long term plan do they? They think they have a window that will last probably 1-2 years depending on the health of Amare, and for that reason they want to add quality veterans who can help us win now.

    Whether you agree with that assessment is a different matter but that is the stance of the organization and that isn't going to change unless Melo gets seriously injured.

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    Play Copeland.....Play Prigioni for 18 minutes,,,,,,,,,,,,Do not start Kidd as he was never suppose to be the starter..
    If Shump is working his way back to being 100% there is no reason for him to start as it creates alot of pressure....
    we do not need new players we need WOODSON TO COACH !!!!!!
    We got rid of Brewer and prior to Shump returning he was a meaningful part of our rotation during the months we were actually winning games, not being a .500 team.

    I would say we definitely need a serviceable guard/wing who can defend and shoot the 3. What happens if god forbid Kidd/JR/Felton/Shump get injured? You're going to run a 3 guard rotation somewhere between a guy who can't defend, a guy who is 65 years old, a guy who is a chucker and defends when he feels like it and a guy who can't defend to his best ability because he's still coming back from surgery and also hasn't got a reliable jumpshot. That's a recipe for success right there

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    Roger Bell, is the player u can compare a young Shump's style to.
    Do anyone recall ....
    Roger Bell & Felton had no success in the backcourt on the Bobcats, will the Knicks be any different?

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