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    Stephon Curry has bust written all over him.

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    Stephon Curry has bust written all over him.
    I don't know- from a basketball family. I would think someone who just started
    playing late in life say because of his/her size might not be dedicated. But not him.

    By bust you mean not perform up to expectations or doesn't develop and retires to sell insurance?

    Really doesn't matter if we get an potential ROY if we don't get a quality big. Thats my aim, my #1 focus etc...BIG MAN or it's a wrap! (again)

    top big rookies:

    Griffin
    Monroe
    Hill
    Thabeet

    Boozer FA? Sh*t someone, but not "anyone".

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    Stephon Curry has bust written all over him.
    He reminds me of JJ Redick. To small to be a SG, but not a good enough passer to be a PG.

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    Originally Posted by JayJ44
    He reminds me of JJ Redick. To small to be a SG, but not a good enough passer to be a PG.
    This is what I meant.

    Athletically he doesn't stand out, he is actually not even average athleticism in college. He doesn't have the speed/strength to get his own shot off.

    Redick comparison in that regard is dead on.

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    yea we'll see. we'll prob need a big man, but i think he's going to be good in the nba.

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    Nyk Logo Thabeet

    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.

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    Originally Posted by nixon7
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.
    All work and not play make Thabeet a dull boy.

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    We're gonna need lots of luck and major tanking for that. A top 5 pick is better than we had last year. But I vow...if there is a quality big on the board that we pass over I might have to stop being a knick fan- I'm not sure how much more I can take.

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    We should get chris bosh...

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    Protecting the house
    It's been a major issue all season long for the Knicks and amazing that it hasn't been exploited by opposing teams more than it has. In the loss to the Nets on Sunday, there was a point in the game -- let's call it the entire second quarter -- where Jersey seemed to score at will on drives, dunks and layups.

    Nine of the Nets' 12 field goals in the quarter were either on drives, dunks or layups and, in fact, all nine came in succession betwen a drive by Devin Harrish with 8:51 left in the quarter to make it a 36-32 Knicks lead until an alley-oop layup by Harris with 1:15 left to make it a 49-48 Knicks lead. Harrish, who finished with 35 points, actually had five of the nine baskets.

    The Knicks keyed a little more on stopping Harris' dribble penetration in the second half by using more of the quicker Nate Robinson against him. But while the Nets were busy swatting eight blocked shots as a team (pogo stick Sean Williams had four), the Knicks, who were without 6-10 Jared Jeffries (sore knee) for a third straight game, had zero presence in the paint.

    Jeffries also gives them some better options on defense because he can usually defend opposing point guards and switch off to the bigs in pick-and-roll situations. Without him, and without a shot-blocker in the paint to deter intruders, the Knicks tend to drop off on the perimeter and try to give up low percentage jump shots.

    "The way they play defense, they try to bait you into shooting jump shots and you don't want to settle, especially on the pick and rolls, the switches and the mismatches," Harris said. "We wanted to be aggressive and try to get points in the paint, get to the foul line so we could slow down their break on one end and try to make them play a halfcourt game."

    The Hawks did this through most of Wednesday's game, but then, as Harris said, fell for the bait and suddenly turned more and more to the easy jumper, which failed to drop with the same frequency. The 76ers were another team recently that just continually got right into the heart of the Knicks defense with dribble penetration. Andre Miller knew he could get there any time he wanted to . . . and did.

    It's no secret the Knicks will be in the market for a veteran presence in the paint to address their interior defense issues and there will be some interesting options to consider this offseason. Both Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace are two possible candidates, along with Mikki Moore, that the Knicks could target, depending on whom would be willing to come for a reasonable price.

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    This is what I meant.

    Athletically he doesn't stand out, he is actually not even average athleticism in college. He doesn't have the speed/strength to get his own shot off.

    Redick comparison in that regard is dead on.

    lol i compared him to reddick a long time ago, im not convinced he'll be a great player like some ppl say

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    If we do pick up a big man in the off-season it should be someone young. Camby and rasheed are too old. Drafting a big man would be the best choice.

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    What are the odds we pass on a big man this off season? I'd say 75% we pass

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    Greg Monroe......dude will help us out alot

    he could pass out the post with excellence, he has a developing offensive game (he's good in the post and improving his range)

    his defense is good, he blocks shots

    and his rebounding is better then advertised

    having him at C will make us that much better.

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    Default Who's it gonna be?

    I should say 75% chance we don't acquire a big man via draft, FA or trade this off-season. It's sad.

    Top ranked bigs?:

    College...
    Griffin
    Monroe
    Hill
    Thabeet
    Blair

    NBA FA...
    Boozer
    Varejao
    O'Neal

    RFA...
    Lee
    Millsap
    Villanueva

    Wallace

    Other notables:: Channing Frye, Blazers; Kings; Sean May, Bobcats; Glen Davis, Celtics.
    Last edited by Red; Mar 22, 2009 at 13:09.

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    Hoopsworld has us picking Thabeet at #10
    Monroe is #8, going to Indiana.

    In Round 2 we're projected to take Terrence Williams out of louisville

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