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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    I think Derek Harper / Mo Cheeks is kind of the ceiling with Knits, in best case scenario. He’s shifty and has body control, so I can see him using strength to back down smaller guards.

    It’s not that he isn’t athletic, he just isn’t a freakish athlete. Still, he could be a Mike Conley type.

    His vision and anticipation and aggressiveness will matter more and this is hard to predict...

    I’m not giving up on him. Fine with him
    Over DSJ. Not having DM with KP... that burns. They could’ve been a special duo.
    Our 19 yr old Knits remind me our past 19 yr old Trevor Ariza .. a athletic multi-positional defensive stopper !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Our 19 yr old Knits remind me our past 19 yr old Trevor Ariza .. a athletic multi-positional defensive stopper !!!
    Mikal or Miles Bridges (lottery prospect) and Knits and KP makes for a fantastic defensive core... up to the coaching to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Our 19 yr old Knits remind me our past 19 yr old Trevor Ariza .. a athletic multi-positional defensive stopper !!!
    Very similar numbers. Ariza 5.9 ppg 3 rbs 1.9 dimes. Nits 5.9 ppg 2.3 rbs 3.2 dimes. That comp just underlines what I said Nits picked way too high with Ariza going 43rd in the second round. Ariza has had a nice career, a valuable role player but was never a star. At best, I think Nits is headed for the same type of career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Very similar numbers. Ariza 5.9 ppg 3 rbs 1.9 dimes. Nits 5.9 ppg 2.3 rbs 3.2 dimes. That comp just underlines what I said Nits picked way too high with Ariza going 43rd in the second round. Ariza has had a nice career, a valuable role player but was never a star. At best, I think Nits is headed for the same type of career.
    Delusional .... Ariza is going after his 2nd championship Ring !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Delusional .... Ariza is going after his 2nd championship Ring !!!
    Adam Morrison won 2 rings. What does that prove??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Adam Morrison won 2 rings. What does that prove??
    Ariza played a 30 minute role to get his first ring .. now Ariza playing a 33 minute role to get his 2nd ring.
    Stop thinking Harden and CP3 could do it without Capela and Ariza .. Or Curry Klay and Durant could do it without Green.
    They CAN'T !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Not sure what Bernard King is talking about but watching the playoffs and seeing these great PG's they all have the ability to break down a defense with their dribble penetration, sorry I don't see that in Frank yet and maybe never. Looks to me his role is destined to be a 3&D combo guard and Mudiay and Trey may have scored some early points in the battle to become the Knicks PG by attending the Knicks presser, Fiz acknowledging them at it . He's back in France eating croissants and drinking cafe au lait but he better get back to the States and get to work to make points with our new coach.
    Frank is back in NY for the rest of the off-season and according to this he will be attending a workout with Trey and Mudiay today. Also, he's been doing strength training in France with one of the Knicks trainers. Watching that Warriors/Rox game yesterday Fiz needs to get these guys in prime condition to have them run like the Dubs run. We need more ball movement both passing and off the ball movement like cutting and weaving, that alone I think could win you a few close games in a season.

    “The French Prince’’ has arrived in New York.
    Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina’s unofficial start to his second NBA season begins Monday when he huddles for the first time with new coach David Fizdale at the team’s Tarrytown facility, according to an NBA source.
    Ntilikina, 19, flew in from France on Sunday after spending the past 5 ˝ weeks in his homeland. According to an NBA source, Fizdale will conduct his first informal workout with players Monday as the Knicks three young point guards — Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke — will be on hand.
    Also on hand will be Damyean Dotson, their 2017 second-round pick, and Troy Williams, who played for Fizdale in Memphis.
    Fizdale texted Ntilikina after getting the job earlier this month, but they have never met. The Knicks coach has said repeatedly establishing “great relationships’’ with his new players is his top goal this summer.
    Knicks management didn’t believe the ousted coaching tag team of Jeff Hornacek/Kurt Rambis went the extra mile with their players.
    Ntilikina, who lives in Strasbourg, France, has spent the past few weeks concentrating on strength and conditioning, working out a lot at Paris’ premier basketball academy, INSEP. Knicks officials are happy Ntilikina has put on muscle and weight. Management dispatched trainer Anthony Goenaga to France to work with him.
    Now Ntilikina, selected eighth in the 2017 draft, is in the U.S. for good and will play in the Las Vegas summer league in July.


    Last spring, Ntilikina didn’t do any pre-draft workouts because of the French League playoffs as he helped guide Strasbourg to the finals. He arrived in New York the day before the draft and only met with Knicks president Phil Jackson, then GM Steve Mills and Hornacek. Immediately after the draft, Ntilkina flew back to France to finish the series.
    When he returned, Ntilikina’s sore left knee from the playoff grind prevented him from playing summer league. All those factors, Knicks officials believe, probably affected a rookie year in which he excelled defensively but struggled on the offensive end.
    Ntilikina, who turns 20 on July 28, finished his rookie year averaging 5.9 points while shooting 36.4 percent (31.8 percent from 3). At his introductory press conference, Fizdale said he wanted to “get my hands on [Ntilikina] and start working with him and start seeing him with fresh eyes.”

    The Knicks haven’t ruled out taking a point guard at No. 9 but it is unlikely unless Trae Young, once touted as the No. 1 pick, falls.
    “It would only make sense if you feel that guard is far and away better than what you have on the roster,’’ Perry said in Chicago at the draft combine. “And we haven’t been able to make that determination yet.”

    https://nypost.com/2018/05/20/frank-...-knicks-coach/

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    I like the sound "The French Prince’’ has arrived in New York.
    It's a much better sound than the three injury-prone lottery seasons of the so-call hyped-up Knicks future star KP "I'm Tired !!!"
    I'm glad the Knicks foolish coaches did not put the 19 yr old rookie Frank in the starting lineup.
    Truth be told .. KP still does not have all the tools to be a starter or finisher in the NBA.

    Im looking forward to seeing how well Frank/Burke/Troy/Dotson/and our 9th draft pick (hopefully SF or PF) compete in the Summer Games in Vegas.

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    Oh Well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway View Post
    Oh Well!

    Three players drafted before Ntilikina didn’t make the list either.

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    Still way too early. I posted something in another thread that had a stat that showed Knits is already a very good defender (who can guard PG-SG-SF)... not like he’s a bust/bum. We’ll see how he develops.

    I knew John Collins had game. Good for him. This list does show you value of 2:1 trade down.

    Anyway, PHI is the biggest loser of the bunch. They passed on Tatum for Fultz.
    A bunch of teams passed on DM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway View Post
    Oh Well!

    That one vote he got was probably a mistake. Notice Tatum was not a unanimous choice only getting 99 votes, the guy probably forgot his glasses and checked off the wrong box on his ballot. ��

    The year he had was underwhelming so he didn't deserve to make 1st or 2nd team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    That one vote he got was probably a mistake. Notice Tatum was not a unanimous choice only getting 99 votes, the guy probably forgot his glasses and checked off the wrong box on his ballot. ��

    The year he had was underwhelming so he didn't deserve to make 1st or 2nd team.
    I made an observation on Twitter the 1 missing vote may have been intentional and given to Josh Jackson(lol)...although anonymous as to who it was.

    Agree on Frank, I probably wouldn't have put him on a 3rd Team
    Last edited by Broadway; May 22, 2018 at 21:14.

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    Interesting Fiz taking Nits to Boston to watch game 5 with him. Horn would never think of doing anything like this.



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