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    Default Would the 93-94 knicks be an elite team in todays NBA

    Greg Anthony
    Rolando Blackman
    Anthony Bonner
    Tony Cambell
    Hubert DAvis
    Patrick Ewing
    Derek Harper
    Anthony Mason
    Charles oakley
    Doc Rivers
    charles smith
    John Starks
    herb williams

    What would these players avg in todays NBA
    what would their status be
    and would they win it all against todays competitions

    your thoughts opinions etc.

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    I don't know if they would be an elite team in today's NBA but I would rather have that entire roster over everybody that they have now.
    Last edited by johnstarky; Jul 06, 2009 at 03:27.

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    I would change that team for the current one in a heart beat!
    I miss those warriors who fought for every game like if it was their last one, they were true Knickerbockers!

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    they weren't even an elite team in 93-94, so they wouldn't be today. the one that had a lot of potential was the 96-97 team.

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    only people who would have bin good wud b ewing n oak n starks

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    93-94 Knicks would kick the **** out of Knicks 08-09.

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    I dunno, every player that stepped on the floor played defense.

    Kinda reminds me of the rockets without tracy mcgrady.

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    only people who would have bin good wud b ewing n oak n starks
    Why not Mason and Harper???? Those guys were lock-on defenders and could score. If you like Artest then you have to like Mason...minus the 3pt ability. Mason could handle and pass like a guard plus he was an excellent on-ball and post defender. Harper could shoot and drive plus lock down many of the star guards in the league. That's the kind of guy you want at your point during crunch time in a close game.

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    no this team would get a stupid amount of fouls every game. You can't really compare teams in different eras. NBA is softer now. I don't even know if Anthony Mason or Oakley would be effective without fouling out by end of 1st half

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    This brings me to a very important point. The only player today who would be dominant from that squad is Patrick Ewing one of the best 2 way players in the league in his prime. This team won by having one of the strongest d's in the league with a prime Ewing and people that just abused players in paint like mason and oakley.

    That team was perfectly constructed for Ewing. Killer halfcourt team. Which is why I don't understand why people are so hype to sign David Lee for ridiculous money when we don't even have an identity yet. No winning team has ever built a core of roleplayers and then tried to fit an allstar in there. It is hard enough to find an allstar let alone try to fit an allstar into a core of roleplayers.

    EDIT: Meaning you need to get your all star first. Then build around his strengths. Knicks decided to build on the defensive strength that Ewing Brought by bringing in mostly defensive players.

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    Originally Posted by clumsy
    no this team would get a stupid amount of fouls every game. You can't really compare teams in different eras. NBA is softer now. I don't even know if Anthony Mason or Oakley would be effective without fouling out by end of 1st half
    Good point.

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    Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
    Good point.

    Saying that Oak and Mase would foul out in the first half is disrespectfully calling them nothing but bulky brutes, those dudes understood the game, good defensive players are good defensive players no matter what the rules may be. If you noticed in games this year in the playoffs the refs let them play as long as it wasnt dirty, Oak Mase and Ewing would be the toughest defensive front court int he NBA today hands down. Not just because of how rough they played but their defensive IQ could not be matched by any others in todays game barring DUncan Garnett ARtest Kobe and Howard.

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    Our team now would win...

    More skilled players tbh and they are used to these rules.

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    Originally Posted by DontForgetDerekHarper
    Saying that Oak and Mase would foul out in the first half is disrespectfully calling them nothing but bulky brutes, those dudes understood the game, good defensive players are good defensive players no matter what the rules may be. If you noticed in games this year in the playoffs the refs let them play as long as it wasnt dirty, Oak Mase and Ewing would be the toughest defensive front court int he NBA today hands down. Not just because of how rough they played but their defensive IQ could not be matched by any others in todays game barring DUncan Garnett ARtest Kobe and Howard.
    LOL are you crazy. They were extremely physical. They had to because neither was all that athletic. IQ is one thing, i agree they had very high defensive IQ, but today, where you aren't even allowed to put a hand on a player....They could not hang.

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    Not many teams rely on the stuff that the 93-94 team relied on.

    It would be a different game.. I don't think they could beat LA or Boston.. but I think they could stop LeBron enough to win a series

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