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    Question Mark Randolph Showing Signs Of Benchitis.

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    Anthony Randolph seems frustrated at being out of Mike D'Antoni's rotation.

    "I have no choice. I have to deal with it," Randolph said.

    Asked if he is confident that he will get another opportunity to prove himself to the coach, Randolph said "No."

    D'Antoni expressed the opposite point of view.

    "I'd be very surprised, it's a long year, if things don't come around where you get a heck of a chance," D'Antoni said.



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    Randolph has been so out of sync that he can't possibly wonder why he's a bench wench. Can he? He's botched defensive rotations, has had hands of stone, looks constantly bewildered and stagnates ball movement as soon as the ball touches his hands with a quick jumper - hitting them at a clip of .273%

    Let's not kid ourselves here, Randolph has been ****.

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    Interesting to watch: Randolph's body language during timeouts and huddles.

    I noticed it one game, I don't remember which, where rather than listen to the huddle and what was going on, he kept looking at the camera away from the huddle. I never see him looking engrossed in the game and the conversation in the huddle. I can't be the only one that has noticed it.

    I want Randolph to get a shot, I hope for his sake he is attached to Amare at the hip and he is learning everything there is to learn about the system and how to be a prop player and the right thing to do. If he takes this opportunity to learn and soak up any experience he can muster with the best PF in the league right now on his squad, he will get his chance soon.

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    Exactly. He needs that opportunity, but I can't see where it's going to emerge with a tougher schedule ahead??

    The Gov has basically faded out of MD's rotation, if Randolph wants it, he goes for it now and drops the moping.

    He's too young and talented to let emotions slow his progress.

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    Honestly he needs the reps during the game!

    This is the hardest position for a coach to be in, because frankly to maximize his potential he going to need game time minutes, but......he looks so bad during games you understand why he is on the bench. Not to mention our best run in 6 years did begin when he was cut from the rotation

    Just the way he follows his shot after he shoots like he knows he has missed it, and the way he looks to be in a rush and how he looks to the bench everytime he misses is concerning...especially for a 3rd year player!

    I'm scared that he is getting down on himself because thats a recipe for disaster.....but I think he can emerge as a good player for us this season, and a very good player for us down the road!

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    Another problem is he's the type of player that needs minutes to be effective. He's a 15ppg/10RB player when he plays 30 minutes. You can understand why he would be unhappy but as long as the team is going like this how can you blame D'Antoni for not messing with a good thing.

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    It looked like he was sleeping in the 4th quarter tonight.. I mean hell he's gotta be better than ****in Mozgov.. I wanna see Randolph play a little bit

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    He should be practicing his ass off, and trying to learn from the starters

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    He should be following Amar'e like a lapdog and asking him for every single tip on how to get better. Randolph's just as athletic as Amar'e is and he's got skill too, he's just not very polished.

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    Why is it that md always has someone in the doghouse,, now i understand curry and some other previous players, but randolph may not be performing to par but hes steps ahead of moz.. and the way the knicks are playing has a mixture of us improving as a team as well as having a nice schedule against teams we should def beat, injuries,fatigue become factors as the season progresses so md has to motivate this kid, maybe have amare give hime some tips but i like seeing all players being utilized in some way,otherise when they loose it looks like there not using all there resources..

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    i don't blame MD on this one every time AR gets in a game he doesn't play his role. He should be playing similar to Turiaf. Get as many rebounds as he can, go for dunks when they seem possible, and pass the ball to someone else whenever there is a good chance your not going to get to the basket. Every time he is in a game he does the opposite of these things by trying to shoot mid range jumpers. Offensively that puts him out of range for the rebounds and takes the ball away from better shooters.

    Its been said before and as much as I like AR I got to agree dude isn't playing smart with the minutes he has. He should be trying to get into the PF/C rotation by playing conservatively on offense like turiaf and focusing on his defense.

    Also understand I am not saying he doesn't have offensive abilities but at the moment he is a role-player with potential. Once he's mastered being that and gets more minutes then he can improve to fulfill his potential.

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    I compare Randolph to another embattled NY player: AJ Burnett.

    Like AJ, I believe Randolph has a ton of talent. But like AJ, I think Randolph gets into his own head and is his own worst enemy. When AR was getting minutes, it looked like he felt as though he HAD to be a superstar, he had to make every jumper, he had to take over the game.

    If he takes his time to learn the system, relax, and realize that he does not have to be LeBron James...hell, he doesn't even have to be Marcus Camby (the player I think Randolph would be the MOST like if he lived up to his potential) he has the ability to be effective in our rotation.

    But Mike D'Antoni is in a predicament - we are winning games now, and sometimes it is a very delicate balance. But like I said before, echoing some of the other sentiment on here, we need this guy to sit there and be a sponge. He should be awake when Amare is awake, at the gym when Amare is at the gym, shooting around when Amare is shooting around, doing EVERYTHING in practice Amare is doing. If he does all of that, Amare will take notice and I guarantee Mike D will take notice and they will give this guy a shot.

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    You don't throw in a kg-lite prospect without being pretty ****ing sure discussions like this will go down.

    Great thread.

    The Fields and Williams Model

    Act like you don't need an emo therapist on hand 24/7
    Play hard and play well in practice
    Play reasonably in control and aware when you get chances

    That is how you earn trust and how you deserve sustaining it.

    Especially on a chemistry team on the rise in the thick of a run with a legit coach,

    Grooming a dynasty.

    Not a player.

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    Wonder if Donnie told MAD not to play him too much, as he's a piece of the Melo trade? Hey, i could dream

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    Default Ant Rando Bencho

    the thin man has no confidence, no enthusiasm. he was sitting in the 2nd row last night, wiping his eyes during timeouts, with that sad puppy dog in the doghouse look. shawnuff williams got into a fight during practice with skywriter, and now he's in the rotation (for now). you gotta have balls, play hard as you can during practice, and support your team voraciously from the bench (ala Masonite/Walker), otherwise, there's no way outta the d'oghouse for mr. potential.

    i agree with other ko posters, he's got 2 great role models in Tuffiaf (rebound, don't shoot, be aggressive, block shots) and STUD (allstar everything).

    even the beached whale looks like he's trying hard in practice. wtf is AntRando's problem...? face it, he ain't gettin minutes during a winning streak, that's fer sure. it's garbage time for him, just like Johnny Rottens... garbage time.

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    Looks to me like AR is heading to a western con team for a 1st round pick, for us to give to Denver for Melo to come to the Knicks....Denver gets Mason, AZY, Curry and a 1st rounder for Melo...Ewing Jr called back as well as another replacement players to make up for Mason...You heard it here first...lol

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