Nets are securing their spot in the ECF, we hoping for an 8th...
Josh Smith to Detroit
Andrew Bynum to Cleveland
Andrei Kirilenko, Pierce, Garnett to Brooklyn
OJ Mayo/Jeff Teague to Milwaukee
Al Jefferson to Charlotte
Nets are securing their spot in the ECF, we hoping for an 8th...
I still say we are right there, just need to make sure we sign Kmart and another point guard and we are ready for a fight.
Can't sleep on Detroit either.
We've done absolutely nothing to contend with the Pacers, at all. The Bulls' size and physicality inside hurt the Knicks all season, thoroughly out-rebounded us...so we get a non-rebounding 7-footer. Hmph...makes sense.
I said it in another thread and I'll detail it again, if you subtract the lockout shortened season where Tyson played 62 of the 66 games, his season highs were 80 games in 2004-05, 79 games in 2005-06 and 2007-08 -- since 2007-08, he's played 45, 51, 74, and then 66 last year...all out of 82 games (once again, not counting the lockout).
If you factor all of that in and then the reoccurring neck issues, and nagging injuries that he plays thru...are we REALLY surprised he's getting handled in the paint by the end of the season? Not sure how he's going to hold up against all of the punishment the bigs are going to dish out this year...
And that's just our situation at center...
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
I think the nets are old, and can have several injuries due to age this year. I see us in the top 5 in the east still and we still don't know who else we'll get. Hoping for Kmart, Brooks and Metta
Knicks are gonna get the number 1 seed this year and you can quote me on that
First off the pistons are still gonna stink.... as for other teams getting better then teams got worse too. Atlanta lost Teague and josh Smith to 2 different teams instead of having and above average hawks team to compete with like last year we have the bucks and pistons who aren't factors. The nets aren't gonna be 2nd, they're making alot of moves but it's not gonna work out. Don't believe the hype. How are we not getting better when we traded a one dimensional player for a 3 dimensional one. Even if it's one player it's still an upgrade. I'm just gonna say this now. He will impact our team more then kg will impact the nets... how are we not getting better when shump will take leaps and bounds next year. A better shump makes us beat indy... people are comparing our last years team to teams Making moves now... don't believe the hype. We will be cool. We still got one power player to get. Maybe its mwp or someone else but we're still gonna be right there... the same people praising the nets were the same ones complaining that we were to old. Don't believe the hype. The knicks will still be the second seed.
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The other moves made by these teams make them surprisingly refreshing and vicious. I expect competition to rise with several times while others may flag, due to their inability to make moves during this period. Then again I expect next year to also be huge with a lot of big names potentially leaving their fanbases to make the next super-team.
I think the Pistons lose out yet again.
Josh Smith always had the potential of a super-star but due to whatever external and internal reasons he never had it in him to just carry a team by himself. He lacks that killer-instinct that only a small % of players have in any professional league.
You can see it in their eyes and feel it in the air.
Despite the miles that separate Atlanta and Detroit - they've for the last few years given me the same feeling. I would call them siblings if they were people.
Cleveland - is a bit exciting but its a gamble. I think its a gamble that will eventually lose out - over the grind of the next season though. If anyone has seen the new Bynum video he has gained weight. The guy has spent his rehab - getting fat, I understand the bum knee rap but he could have spent that time swimming everyday instead ~ to burn the fat, build muscle comprehensively and prepare himself for when the Docs cleared him - so he could have aggressively pursued a weight training regiment that built the muscles around his knees and lower portion of his body.
Knicks management is paying close attention to the summer league hoping their few prospects will do well enough to garner a 1 year deal to bring new life to this once aging team...
Some battles like Jerome Jordan vs Jeremy Tyler... Tyler's 7'5" wingspan makes him a very interesting physical prospect... He basically is a younger version of Kenyon Martin with more athleticism... Never know maybe Jerome and Jeremy make the team... But my feeling its one or the other...
They are also keeping a close eye on A.J. Matthews as well...
On the point guard front they are really interested in seeing if J'Covan Brown could end up being that 3rd string PG... Otherwise they will end up signing a free agent like Brooks or Price...
And there is some interest in the other Tony Mitchell...
so instead of just signing free agents they are hoping a few of these prospects might be worthy of a shot...
Finally if he does go unclaimed Ron Artest could end up taking one of those spots...
Being quiet in free agency doesn't mean they aren't doing their due diligence, patience they are trying to make the right move not a splashy one which some times is the better move to make...
Also don't forget the Knicks get Shumpert to start the season which they did not have. And as much as a lot of us want to dump on the Bargnani trade he is still an upgrade over Camby and Novak.
Last edited by KnicksFan4Life; Jul 11, 2013 at 23:17.
I ain't worried man, Knicks are still a 50 win team. Lets those other teams try to feel big about a high seed. Knicks need to play this whole season in preparation for the playoffs. Rotation, Offense, defense, the whole damn thing.
Always wrong as usual.
Josh Smith is an all start talent.
So is Greg Monroe
and Andre Drummond is looking like one too. Detroit has a strong team.
Atlanta got Paul Milsap. Along with Horford and Korver, Jennings is on the same level as Teague, if they sign him, they'll still be a playoff team. Hawks also get Lou Williams back.
Bucks easily make the playoffs with OJ Mayo and Jeff Teague in the back court. That's a better back court than the Knicks. Larry Sanders is the best defensive big man in the East not named Roy Hibbert and you better do your research on John Henson. Stop being a fool.
It's just really stupid assuming Knicks are going to be a 2nd seed when they haven't improved the roster significantly.