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    Default Get rid of Nichols and do it now!

    This guy needs to be cut now. I don't think I want him on this team. I think in his head that he must believe he's the best player in the league. I see a very Steve Francis like career for him... Only worse!
    He may have skills and he may be able to shoot the 3 pretty well but he seems like an arrogant kid.
    First he doesnt want to go to Europe; he feels he's too good for that and he probably feels he belongs in the NBA (could be true but I dont know much about him). Now he's saying cut me or else I'll cry? What's wrong with this kid, no team will want him and it'll happen; the kid will end up in Europe eventually; it's almost inevitable.

    Can you imagine this kid making the final roster? If he doesnt get playing time he's going to try and make some kind of noise which will be a distraction to what this team has going for them. He doesnt deserve anything.

    It's also why rookie Demetris Nichols, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, has asked that he be cut if he doesn't have a fair shot at a roster spot. The Knicks have denied Nichols' request, despite the fact that he has seen very little time not only in preseason games but in practice. Nichols did not play last night.

    "We haven't made up our mind on anyone," Thomas said before the game. "At the end of this process, we'll let you know."

    If the Knicks waived Nichols now, he'd have a week to catch on with another NBA team. But the expectation is the Knicks will hold on to him until the very last moment - the 15-man rosters are due Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. - which would leave very few opportunities.

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    I dont blame him for being upset. Isiah should have given him more minutes. He was impressive during the summer league games knockin down 3's. It's unfair to keep him on the team since hes not gettin any minutes. Isiahs just waisting Nichols and his own time.

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    Originally Posted by MSGKnickz33
    I dont blame him for being upset. Isiah should have given him more minutes. He was impressive during the summer league games knockin down 3's. It's unfair to keep him on the team since hes not gettin any minutes. Isiahs just waisting Nichols and his own time.
    I think there's more to it than we know... He cries too much and I'm sure Isiah is sending a message, the kid needs to chill. as a second round draft pick you can't expect the world when playing with vets... Remember when Patrick & Oak used to make rookies carry thier bags? sure it's a lil bullish but I bet they were respected

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    He needs to STFU and go to Europe..stop causing stress in the organization. Theres nothing wrong with playing in Europe either, its not like he's going to get any minutes as a Knicks.

    I also blame Isiah for not avoiding this.

    We just need an 8-9 man rotation, the 3-4 other guys are just reserves who get 10 minutes at most.

    Marbury
    Richardson
    Balkman (people need to realize you have to either start Balkman or Lee)
    Randolph
    Curry

    Those are 5.

    We need a back up PG
    Back up swing man
    Back up big man


    at 6, David Lee as the back up big man.
    at 7. Crawford or Jefferies as the back up swing man...even though I would prefer Collins
    at 8. Robinson or Collins as the back up PG.

    Everyone else isn't really important for now.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    He needs to STFU and go to Europe..stop causing stress in the organization. Theres nothing wrong with playing in Europe either, its not like he's going to get any minutes as a Knicks.

    I also blame Isiah for not avoiding this.

    We just need an 8-9 man rotation, the 3-4 other guys are just reserves who get 10 minutes at most.

    Marbury
    Richardson
    Balkman (people need to realize you have to either start Balkman or Lee)
    Randolph
    Curry

    Those are 5.

    We need a back up PG
    Back up swing man
    Back up big man


    at 6, David Lee as the back up big man.
    at 7. Crawford or Jefferies as the back up swing man...even though I would prefer Collins
    at 8. Robinson or Collins as the back up PG.

    Everyone else isn't really important for now.
    I would agree with you except for one possibility. I think Thomas wanted to light a fire under the team, make them think no one is expendable and crush their since of security. And look what it did for Nate and Jones. Hopefully it will do the same for Crawford. No one gives a sh!t about Nichols. I hope the kids does well but it aint like any one is loosing sleep over him. Zek could cut him. May be he's just being a dick or may be he's not sure who he will keep. Who knows. I hope he finds a way to keep Jordan though.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    He needs to STFU and go to Europe..stop causing stress in the organization. Theres nothing wrong with playing in Europe either, its not like he's going to get any minutes as a Knicks.

    I also blame Isiah for not avoiding this.

    We just need an 8-9 man rotation, the 3-4 other guys are just reserves who get 10 minutes at most.

    Marbury
    Richardson
    Balkman (people need to realize you have to either start Balkman or Lee)
    Randolph
    Curry

    Those are 5.

    We need a back up PG
    Back up swing man
    Back up big man


    at 6, David Lee as the back up big man.
    at 7. Crawford or Jefferies as the back up swing man...even though I would prefer Collins
    at 8. Robinson or Collins as the back up PG.

    Everyone else isn't really important for now.
    for the first time in a while i agree wit metro, nichols should have just gone to europe, since he said no to that and now crying because he doesnt play isiah is doing da right thing by not show casing em to the rest of the league

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    Nichols is a player. I agree that he should have took the Knicks offer and went to play in Europe. But he didn't and he is now a knick player they need to keep. The guy is a pure scorer and a 6'8 shooting guard isn't easy to find. Keep him on the bench a year or two, like portalnd did with Jermaine O'Neal, or like Detroit is doing now with Amir Johnson, let the players in front of him play out their contracts or whatever and then its going to be time for this guy to shine. I agree that the knicks need to have a 8 or 9 player roster.

    Marbury, Crawford, Collins, Balkman, Richardson, Lee, Randolph, Curry and Jefferies should be it. Sorry Nate.

    And as a P.S. I believed from the summer league play that Nichols would be a better player than chandler, and I still think this will be the case.
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    Originally Posted by lilman_bklyn
    Nichols is a player. I agree that he should have took the Knicks offer and went to play in Europe. But he didn't and he is now a knick player they need to keep. The guy is a pure scorer and a 6'8 shooting guard isn't easy to find. Keep him on the bench a year or two, like portalnd did with Jermaine O'Neal, or like Detroit is doing now with Amir Johnson, let the players in front of him play out their contracts or whatever and then its going to be time for this guy to shine. I agree that the knicks need to have a 8 or 9 player roster.

    Marbury, Crawford, Collins, Balkman, Richardson, Lee, Randolph, Curry and Jefferies should be it. Sorry Nate.

    And as a P.S. I believed from the summer league play that Nichols would be a better player than chandler, and I still think this will be the case.

    DID YOU FALL AND BUMP YOUR HEAD how do you leave out Nate something is seriously wrong with you. You said you watched the summer league games and did you watch the game against Bostan and maybe the game against the sixers Nate is a beast out there hes a star player damn near over night. We would have lost the game against Boston if it wasnt for Nate the mvp of the SUMMER LEAGUE. your a mess bro i dont even know what to say about you except your a fool. I would keep nate over CRAWFORD, COLLINS and the pretty much every guard on this team. Dont get me wrong hes not better then Marbury but hes going to Europe in 2 yrs so oh well.


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    Originally Posted by NYC-BOY
    DID YOU FALL AND BUMP YOUR HEAD how do you leave out Nate something is seriously wrong with you. You said you watched the summer league games and did you watch the game against Bostan and maybe the game against the sixers Nate is a beast out there hes a star player damn near over night. We would have lost the game against Boston if it wasnt for Nate the mvp of the SUMMER LEAGUE. your a mess bro i dont even know what to say about you except your a fool. I would keep nate over CRAWFORD, COLLINS and the pretty much every guard on this team. Dont get me wrong hes not better then Marbury but hes going to Europe in 2 yrs so oh well.

    Well said, some people be watching a different Knick Team.

    Last night in the Knick WIN over the 76ers 103-90
    Coach Isiah Thomas put D-Nicholes in the game with 9 minutes remaining in the 4th qtr.
    The 76ers players did not know which player to put their best defender on D-Nicholes or Nate Robinson. The two Knick Players went on 15-4 run that put the Knicks ahead by 20 points.

    What NBA coach would not work a player like D-Nicholes in his offensive Playbook to take a huge lead or come back from being behind by a huge lead?
    D-Nicholes defend well on the peremeter just in case a team want to match points on the peremeter.
    Sorry, but Jerome James would have to be put under the knife for surgery for a season ending injury so the insurance could help with his pay and we could keep Nicholes on the Roster.
    F/C-Randolph Morris looks like a little playingtime this season will prepare his NBA career.

    Show-Casing Demetris Nicholes will get him alot of NBA offers from the next NBA team when the Knicks waive him.

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    Thumbs down Hes a "KEEPER"

    We need to Keep him the last two games hes been 2-2 from threes and
    i think we can affor to have him become a star somewhere else these guys are young and i get the feeling they like being aroun each other and i think the chemistry weve been lacking for so long is starting to work itself .bottom line theres not too many really good 3pt shooters out there and i think we will live to regret it.

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    Default Nichols has been waived

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    I don't care if Nichols was a 2nd round pick or they found him at a Korean fruit stand throwing apples in a bucket. He was impressive in the summer league and deserved enough minutes to at least determine if he belonged on the team or not. Obviously he took a big risk by refusing to go to Europe. It was a strategic mistake if he wanted to ensure he made the Knicks. But he believes he's ready for the NBA now and he deserved to at least prove it or fail on the MERITS ALONE. Now he'll probably wind up somewhere else and come back to haunt us in a few years. Do we really need a fat slob like James on this team now? There are a couple of other players that could be cut before him also. I don't care if they are better now. They won't be better in a couple of years and we have ZERO (that's right I said ZERO) chance of winning it all until right around the time Nichols will be reaching whatever peak he reaches. I'd rather have a young developing player getting little time now on the bench than a proven mediocrity getting little playing time. Losing Nichols was a stupid move no matter how he eventually develops. You don't give up a potentially very good talent for a proven mediocrity when the proven player is not critical to the team in any way and you aren't going to win anyway. Nichols looked very good again last night against the Sixers. The kid can shoot!

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    Waiving Nichols is a mistake. I don't care how much Jerome James' contract is. Dolan could afford waiving his fat ass.

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    I was never a Crawford fan but does anyone else find him even more annoying now. Everyone on the team seems to be improving except him. He still shoots a low percentage and he takes bad shots. He does have a nice connection with Curry but I don't think it justifies his poor judgment on the court. This guy passes wide open shots and over passes a lot. He claims he gained 15 pounds of muscle but I don't see it.

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    Originally Posted by Trin_Starr
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    That's it ..... FIRE Isiah Thomas NOW!

    Nicholes was the BEST Dependable Peremeter Shooter on this Knick-Team next to Nate Robinson.

    Nate & Balkman depended on Nicholes Offense in every Summer League Game for the WIN. Within a season or two in the NBA D-Nicholes would've been taking the ball inside with confidence which would have added more to the Knicks offense plus give Nate, Balkman, Chandler, Morris, and Lee more options on the offense.

    Having Three peremeter shooters on the court at the same time in Players: Zach, Nate, and D-Nicholes is a sure way to stay an above .500 team.

    D-Nicholes = Allan Houston but cheaper!

    FIRE Isiah Thomas Now!

    Fred Jones is very inconsistent and will get angry playing with BUM Marbury & Crawford.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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