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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Raider View Post
    Either it "craziest idea" or "make salary space for a guy with a lot more upside", so which is it? Maybe as you start to think about it... it wasn't so crazy. A player like Cousins isn't going to fall into your lap like this very often. Yes, he is hurt and that is not going under notice. He could be a cornerstone player that could turn this team around. If you remember I said that Cousins is the "Only F.A. that we should have signed". Again a gamble but one that is to me a lot better than all of the other F.A.(except MM). Would we be any worst off if we had just sign Cousins?

    The reason for signing Cousins right now is somebody might see what we see. Remember we aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Better early than late!!!
    I said that it WOULDNít be the craziest idea, as in it could be a good idea. Iím not sure how signing Cousins right now would work given salary cap considerations.

    Signing him this offseason could work if heís willing to sign a similar deal as Portis 15 to 16 million for one year with a team option for a 2nd year. I wouldnít do much more than that given Cousins will be 30 at the start of next season and is coming off yet another major injury.

    Also worth considering that Lakers may be waiving Cousins because they have medical info to suggest Cousins career is over.

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    I doubt the Lakers have info that Cousins sustained a career ending injury as the reason they waived him. He just wasn't helping them sitting on the bench in a suit so getting Morris was the right move for their playoff push.

    Cuz will be in a similar situation again for the 3rd time next season, looking to go to a playoff team willing to take the risk on a one year MLE deal. I don't see him choosing the Knicks unless they offer him a substantial multi-year deal which isn't happening.

    Watched the Cavs comeback against the Wiz and I don't think that small backcourt of Sexton Garland is going to work for the Cavs and was wondering if they would be interested in dealing Garland for one of Knox/Ntilikina/DSJ and perhaps a pick for Garland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    I said that it WOULDN’t be the craziest idea, as in it could be a good idea. I’m not sure how signing Cousins right now would work given salary cap considerations.

    Signing him this offseason could work if he’s willing to sign a similar deal as Portis 15 to 16 million for one year with a team option for a 2nd year. I wouldn’t do much more than that given Cousins will be 30 at the start of next season and is coming off yet another major injury.

    Also worth considering that Lakers may be waiving Cousins because they have medical info to suggest Cousins career is over.

    Hey htr10,
    You are correct!! I read it wrong as I do sometime. MY BAD!!

    Agreed with the money that should be spend on signing Cousins. No long term unless it with an amount that we can live with and is tradeable .

    If it was medical I think it would have showed up before now. What I don't understand is why sign him to begin with if you weren't prepared to stay with him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    I doubt the Lakers have info that Cousins sustained a career ending injury as the reason they waived him. He just wasn't helping them sitting on the bench in a suit so getting Morris was the right move for their playoff push.

    Cuz will be in a similar situation again for the 3rd time next season, looking to go to a playoff team willing to take the risk on a one year MLE deal. I don't see him choosing the Knicks unless they offer him a substantial multi-year deal which isn't happening.

    Watched the Cavs comeback against the Wiz and I don't think that small backcourt of Sexton Garland is going to work for the Cavs and was wondering if they would be interested in dealing Garland for one of Knox/Ntilikina/DSJ and perhaps a pick for Garland.
    QUESTION: If small backcourt isn't going to work for the Cavs then why would we trade Knox/Ntilikina for Garland? Not sure if I would do it for DSJ but he needs a change to another team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Raider View Post

    QUESTION: If small backcourt isn't going to work for the Cavs then why would we trade Knox/Ntilikina for Garland? Not sure if I would do it for DSJ but he needs a change to another team.
    Reports are the Knicks are looking for a PG and a scoring guard this off-season as their highest priority need, Garland might be that guy for us. I just don't think having 6'1" PG's in your backcourt that essentially are twins is going to work for the Cavs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Reports are the Knicks are looking for a PG and a scoring guard this off-season as their highest priority need, Garland might be that guy for us. I just don't think having 6'1" PG's in your backcourt that essentially are twins is going to work for the Cavs.

    The Knicks don't need any guards !!!
    The Knicks one on one individual performance on both sides of the court look like they need a team-ball coach, and a big-man coach.
    Head-coach Miller's offensive system has been to give the ball to the teams Ball-Hoggers ..
    Randle-Handle, Morris, and rookie RJ Barrett .. these 3 ball-hoggers are poor on the defensive-end, averaging above 30 minute per game and 5 assist combine.

    The reason why Houston Rockets coach Dantoni has success running a small-ball rotation because all the players in his rotation knows how to perform in a trap-defense, and how to Block-out, set Picks, and set Screens for their fellow teammates to get open looks within 15 seconds of the 24 second clock.
    The Knicks play a lousy half-court offense of isolation b.ball where they are forcing up shots 80% of the time.
    The Knicks roster only have TWO players (Gibson & MitchRob) that actually blocks-out, set picks, and set screens for their fellow teammates however, both these players receive less than 20 minute per game.
    When Gibson & MitchRob are not on the court to provide Picks and Screens certain players find it hard to score .. Ellington, Bullock, DSJ, Knox, and Portis.
    Randle & Portis individual performance are useless bums on both sides of the court, their 2 previous teams seen their over-all skills does not compliment any of their teammates performance, and refuse to extend their contract.
    Giving Randle a 3 yr $57M contract, Portis a $15M per contract .. Mills & Perry should've been fired at the same time !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    The Knicks don't need any guards !!!
    The Knicks one on one individual performance on both sides of the court look like they need a team-ball coach, and a big-man coach.
    Head-coach Miller's offensive system has been to give the ball to the teams Ball-Hoggers ..
    Randle-Handle, Morris, and rookie RJ Barrett .. these 3 ball-hoggers are poor on the defensive-end, averaging above 30 minute per game and 5 assist combine.

    The reason why Houston Rockets coach Dantoni has success running a small-ball rotation because all the players in his rotation knows how to perform in a trap-defense, and how to Block-out, set Picks, and set Screens for their fellow teammates to get open looks within 15 seconds of the 24 second clock.
    The Knicks play a lousy half-court offense of isolation b.ball where they are forcing up shots 80% of the time.
    The Knicks roster only have TWO players (Gibson & MitchRob) that actually blocks-out, set picks, and set screens for their fellow teammates however, both these players receive less than 20 minute per game.
    When Gibson & MitchRob are not on the court to provide Picks and Screens certain players find it hard to score .. Ellington, Bullock, DSJ, Knox, and Portis.
    Randle & Portis individual performance are useless bums on both sides of the court, their 2 previous teams seen their over-all skills does not compliment any of their teammates performance, and refuse to extend their contract.
    Giving Randle a 3 yr $57M contract, Portis a $15M per contract .. Mills & Perry should've been fired at the same time !!!
    Not sure what Houston Rockets team you're watching but they run the fewest PnR plays of any team in the NBA, and since they've gone small ball they probably run even fewer PnR plays and set fewer screens since they traded Capela and don't give their bigs Chandler and Hartenstein any burn since they went small.

    Surprised you even follow the Rockets because they play heavy ISO ball with 2 high usage guys in Harden and Russ and they rank next to last in assists per games as a team, a style of ball you hate since you're always complaining about the Knicks players playing too much ISO ball and relying on the 3 pt shot too much.

    The Rox are 4-2 since they went small with a surprising W against the Lakers who I mentioned as the team who they would have the most problems with because of their size but they also handled the Jazz big man Gobert as well in beating them recently. Still not sold that their size won't be an issue esp come the playoffs but so far so good for the Rox, I'm giving it another 10 games to see if other teams can figure out how to exploit their lack of size to beat them.

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    We always talk about trading our young guys. Not surprisingly, one guy who apparently got interest at the trade deadline was Damyean Dotson. Teams want young 2 way players who come at a cheap price. Teams donít want to give up assets to get lottery busts who inherently are overpriced until their rookie contracts expire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    We always talk about trading our young guys. Not surprisingly, one guy who apparently got interest at the trade deadline was Damyean Dotson. Teams want young 2 way players who come at a cheap price. Teams donít want to give up assets to get lottery busts who inherently are overpriced until their rookie contracts expire.
    Dotson Our best all player.... been saying it all year. How is he not starting at SG?

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