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    Quickley needs to get calls to be effective. These refs clearly under instructions to call as few fouls as possible in these Summer League games.

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    Be prepared for a season of me going berserk every game where we don’t feed Toppin inside the 3 point line. He is almost unstoppable when he gets the ball inside the arc. He is awful when he is relying on 3 point shooting.

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    Toronto better today thanks to Scottie Barnes and Malachi Flynn, but definitely some things to like.

    Toppin led all scorers with 24 points, but shot 2 for 10 from 3 point range. I’m guessing working on his 3 point game is an emphasis of Summer League for him, but no way should he be featuring his long range game with how lethal he can be taking his man to the hoop.

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    Jericho Sims with an MRob-type performance. He is crazy athletic. Jumped 3 feet above the rim on an alley oop.

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    If you subtract out Toppin’s 3 point shooting, he was 8 for 11 from the floor featuring mainly contested drives to the hoop. I mean, c’mon, let this man be an inside scorer this season.

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    Quickley shot poorly today, but he had 8 assists. Becoming more of a playmaker definitely a Summer League emphasis for him. Couple sequences where he realized he missed an open guy (generally Toppin) heading to the hoop and was visibly frustrated with himself.

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    The Knicks SL team are weak-weak in the same position on offense/defense as Thibs 2021-22 Knicks rotation team .. PG & SF !!!
    The Knicks need a PG coach like Jason Kidd.

    I know its the first game .. but if McBride, Grimes, Selden, and Vildoza give us another performance like today .. Our Knicks scouts need to be FIRED !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    This is the schedule for the games. Looking forward to seeing if Vildoza looks NBA ready. Read that Grimes is as good as Knox right now, if he is he should excel in SL like Knox did.

    NEW YORK, NY (July 28, 2021) – The NBA announced today the game and broadcast schedules for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021, which will take place Aug. 8-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The New York Knicks matchups are as follows:
    Sunday, August 8 vs. Toronto - 4:30PM ET on ESPN2
    Wednesday, August 10 at LA Lakers - 10:00PM ET on ESPN2
    Friday, August 13 at Detroit - 8:00PM ET on NBA TV
    Saturday, August 14 - 8:00PM ET on ESPN2
    The team will also play a fifth game on either Monday, August 16 or Tuesday, August 17.
    Vildoza was meh in his first NBA appearance. He had a poor Olympics and didn’t get many minutes today but I expect more from a seasoned pro playing against kids. When he was in the game, Dice had him playing off-guard and not PG, highlight of the game for him was him getting stripped by Scottie Barnes SMH.

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    I could only stomach the first half… they looked so bad I couldn’t waste another hour on a beautiful day watching them play.

    Grimes and McBride made their first shot, then looked awful offensively the rest of the half. They both missed layups too.

    Vildoza forced a charge then fed a beautiful assist on an inbounds pass with 0.01 left in the first Q. But nothing much other than that.

    Kid from Texas looks like he could be a decent project. Especially if we trade Mitch.

    IQ couldn’t have had a worse first half. He probably shot 0-10.

    The lone bright spot was Obi….

    But, it’s still depressing to think TOR had a bunch of no names and couldn’t hit a bucket the first Q and IQ/Obi couldn’t even get team to a lead. They should’ve been up by 20.

    Think about that? How to get excited about Obi and IQ when they can’t even be competing against TOR SL team. Oh boy.

    But… the lead today is:

    Knicks appear to have pulled another Knits or Kevin Knox out of their hat. Jalen Johnson had 20/10 for ATL and looked legit. Grimes? He just looked like another G League guy.

    And Sharife Cooper looks a lot better than McBride. So, even drafting behind us, ATL got the 2 better players.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t depend on this front office drafting us into a title contender…. Leon’s first 2 draft classes can’t even win a SL game.
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    Knicks shot 7-40 from downtown. Unwatchable stuff. They finished strong bc they began 3-33.

    “The biggest surprise for New York was the play of rookie Jericho Sims. The No. 58 pick in last month’s draft looked like a damn steal on Sunday, with 12 points on 6-6 shooting and 8 rebounds.” P&T

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    I could only stomach the first half… they looked so bad I couldn’t waste another hour on a beautiful day watching them play.

    Grimes and McBride made their first shot, then looked awful offensively the rest of the half. They both missed layups too.

    Vildoza forced a charge then fed a beautiful assist on an inbounds pass with 0.01 left in the first Q. But nothing much other than that.

    Kid from Texas looks like he could be a decent project. Especially if we trade Mitch.

    IQ couldn’t have had a worse first half. He probably shot 0-10.

    The lone bright spot was Obi….

    But, it’s still depressing to think TOR had a bunch of no names and couldn’t hit a bucket the first Q and IQ/Obi couldn’t even get team to a lead. They should’ve been up by 20.

    Think about that? How to get excited about Obi and IQ when they can’t even be competing against TOR SL team. Oh boy.

    But… the lead today is:

    Knicks appear to have pulled another Knits or Kevin Knox out of their hat. Jalen Johnson had 20/10 for ATL and looked legit. Grimes? He just looked like another G League guy.

    And Sharife Cooper looks a lot better than McBride. So, even drafting behind us, ATL got the 2 better players.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t depend on this front office drafting us into a title contender…. Leon’s first 2 draft classes can’t even win a SL game.
    Front office was insistent on getting 3 point shooting, defense, and ball handling. Grimes and McBride should be solid role players, but obviously upside isn’t there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Front office was insistent on getting 3 point shooting, defense, and ball handling. Grimes and McBride should be solid role players, but obviously upside isn’t there.
    It just felt like taking Knox over Michael Porter… and made worse that he went to ATL.

    I think they did it for cap space, which makes me sick bc what’s the point of taking a lesser player for a few mil in cap space, especially when nobody wants our cap space….

    Jalen Johnson is clearly the higher upside talent. But, we root for the Knicks, so draft blunders are par for the course.

    Good news is, like you said, instead of major swing and misses, hopefully we at least drafting average replacement level professionals.

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    Jalen Johnson 8-12 shooting
    NYK pick Grimes shot 3-11

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    I could only stomach the first half… they looked so bad I couldn’t waste another hour on a beautiful day watching them play.

    Grimes and McBride made their first shot, then looked awful offensively the rest of the half. They both missed layups too.

    Vildoza forced a charge then fed a beautiful assist on an inbounds pass with 0.01 left in the first Q. But nothing much other than that.

    Kid from Texas looks like he could be a decent project. Especially if we trade Mitch.

    IQ couldn’t have had a worse first half. He probably shot 0-10.

    The lone bright spot was Obi….

    But, it’s still depressing to think TOR had a bunch of no names and couldn’t hit a bucket the first Q and IQ/Obi couldn’t even get team to a lead. They should’ve been up by 20.

    Think about that? How to get excited about Obi and IQ when they can’t even be competing against TOR SL team. Oh boy.

    But… the lead today is:

    Knicks appear to have pulled another Knits or Kevin Knox out of their hat. Jalen Johnson had 20/10 for ATL and looked legit. Grimes? He just looked like another G League guy.

    And Sharife Cooper looks a lot better than McBride. So, even drafting behind us, ATL got the 2 better players.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t depend on this front office drafting us into a title contender…. Leon’s first 2 draft classes can’t even win a SL game.

    Quickley did a great job getting the ball down low to Obi & Simms to control the offensive paint .. we got nothing from McBride, Grimes, and Vildoza, really nothing.
    What we fans, and Quickley, Obi, Sims, needed in their lineup today was a SF Jalen Johnson for the Knicks win.

    Something is bad in the Knicks FO .... when their 4th pick at 58th is turning out to be a better selection than their first 3 moves in the draft. SMH
    When we all knew the Knicks needed to select one of the 5 best SF in the 2021 draft-class at 19 or 21 to forefill the Knicks big weakness at SF left by Bullock & Knox.

    Barnes & Flynn tandem up great today to show leadership for the wn ..the same tandem leadership i was looking for Obi & Quickley to get out of our GLeague draft players.

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    Jalen fell in their laps, as MPJr did, and they made the same mistake. Trading back to preserve less than 3 mil in cap space. Just awful.

    IQ did some quality work running the offense, with his 8 assists… and that clearly was his point of emphasis… so, in that regard, he looked good.

    But his role is gonna be 6th man spark plug…. Unless, off course, if and when, Walker and or Rose get hurt

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