What's that saying about thinking before you speak? (in this case type)
They also say that, because Nowitzki shot a better field goal percentage, averaged more points, more rebounds, and more assists than Gallinari, in his sophomore season.
Thinking it's crazy to compare Gallinari to Durant, but finding it rational to compare Gallinari too Nowitzki, is contradictory. Nowitzki is much more accomplished than Durant, so if you feel Gallinari can be the next Dirk, you can't get offended if someone says he's not as good as a less accomplished Durant. I never compared Gallinari to Durant or Nowitzki, but since you find him comparable to Dirk, you really have no right to say anything when Jimkchief compares him to Durant.
As for the top 20 sophomore rankings, it is no surprise that Gallinari is in the top 10. When you make the sophomore team, you're almost guaranteed a top 15 spot on the list.
First of all, lol at this
You really have to be retarded if you think were in anything less than a stellar position right now.. we haven't been this far under the cap in 9 years, and we do it just in time for the biggest free agency of all time - hows that not a dream scenario? What will happen, who knows... but a dream scenario - yup...
I bet your one of the people that was pissed when we traded Crawford or Randolph... one that thought 'just give it time! we don't need a superstar.' or 'lets wait 6 years and build our team w draft picks!' probably all angry we didn't get enough talent in return for some of the trades!... wake up and smell the roses, teams are built by signing superstars, and we're in a better position then we could ever ever hope for.. a better position this off season than we have ever been and ever will be... and even if we don't get who we expect this season, having the opportunity and getting rid of some of the trash that we've dispersed of over the past 2 years will be invaluable to the team and it's future.. but na, it's prob all some scheme dream that all the dumb knick fans bought into that you've got all pessimistically figured out..
As for Gallo..The amount of time a player plays makes no difference to me.. you play the amount of time your given and it is what it is.. I think Gallo has gone through streaks this yr.. I don't recall him ever really taking over a game, or making me think 'wow he's going to be a star..' - but I think he's a good player and has the potential to be a solid starter on a contending team..he's still real young, and if he gets quicker and works on his overall game I think he can become noteworthy.
I believe that Gallo perhaps received more minutes than the level of his play warranted. However, there is a method to that madness. Gallo needs to develop his game in so many ways. The experience he gained from the minutes played had to be valuable. At least it should make him realize that there is significant need for and room for improvement.
The **** grew this year.
He still has work to do but I don't consider him a bust. Lopez is a solid player, but Gallinari was a good pick as well. He might not be a Nowitzki in the future but he will be a valuable asset. He will be part of a great trio like the spurs with duncan, parker, and ginobili.
Yeah. I mean, it was essentially his first full year and he put up 15 PPG while still adjusting to the NBA game. He's transitioning better than most European players - he's having a better year than Andrea Bargnani's first year, for example.
As a person who was downright scared that Danilo wouldn't be any more than a benchwarmer this season, I've got to say that Danilo not only matched our expectations, he outright smashed them to pieces. Danilo's effectively a first-year player, and he put up 15 PPG and showed a hell of a lot of defensive improvement as the year went on.
He's got to work on driving to the basket more but frankly he's gotten better on defense (which was one of our main concerns when we drafted him, and now that's not really as much of an issue) and it was still his first year.
Brook Lopez probably would've been a better pick, yeah. But there's no use worrying about it now, and Danilo is putting up numbers that aren't really all that surprising given he was the 6th pick.
I mean let's look at some of the other 6th picks in the past 10 years:
2000 - DerMarr Johnson (but that was more of just a terrible freak accident)
2001 - Shane Battier
2002 - Dajuan Wagner
2003 - Chris Kaman
2004 - Josh Childress
2005 - Martell Webster
2006 - Brandon Roy
2007 - Yi Jianlian
2008 - Il Gallo
2009 - Jonny Flynn
I mean, let's be honest here - how many of those guys are really outright better than Gallo? Brandon Roy is better, Kaman is better, Flynn is probably better, Battier maybe (because of his defense), but...some of those guys aren't even in the NBA anymore - and Gallo not only is still in the NBA, he has a bright NBA future ahead of him - so let's stop whining about how we drafted a failure at #6 when we could've done much much worse.
[quote=SSj4Wingzero;120386]"Yeah. I mean, it was essentially his first full year and he put up 15 PPG while still adjusting to the NBA game.
I mean, let's be honest here - how many of those guys are really outright better than Gallo? Brandon Roy is better, Kaman is better, Flynn is probably better, Battier maybe (because of his defense), but..."]
You can't compare draft classes w/o looking at the talent of each individual class. Some drafts have 1-2 legit superstar combined with 4-5 quality players. Other classes may have 5-7 superstars combined with 8-9 quality players. Some drafts are strong & deep vs weak classes. At this point he is a decent 3 pt shooter which plays a lot of minutes due to his "uncle" coaching. We should have taken Lopez or Thompson @ center, something the Knicks needed & picked him up in a later round or another 3pt threat. Even though he is a Knick the credit of only being 21 is pointless after being hailed as the next big thing. He probably will be like Torkuglu, whom is a good player.
Having the money and none of the top-6 FA wanting to be apart of the chaos new regime Knicks makes alot of sense to u.
Gallo 34 mpg as a starter with the greenlight to shoot anytime or anywhere he want to within those 34 minutes, got Gallo into the rook/solphmore allstar game, and the chance to become a 20 point scorer this season.
How many rookies and 2nd season players were given the same oportunity from their God father coach?
u didnt get the memo before the start of the season "Gallo is the best shooter I ever seen"......meaning what? meaning Gallo was going to have the greenlight to shoot 10 to 15 shot attempts per game.