Noone else had one up...
Nice game thread, but Knicks exhibition games began after the all-star break.
New York Knicks = An organization more useless than a bag of rocks painted in orange and blue. The most over-paid collection of talent ever assembled on an NBA floor. They could only be coached worse by a dead Rich Kotite.
I missed the game but..........meeboy David Lee took no hostages inside GS, recording 37 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Damn! a helluva tripple-double (for the 5 year double-double player).
These have to be the last daze of David Lee in a Knick uniform, b/c he been "Showcase-ing" all his overall-talents the last 20 games for the 2010 FA market.
Note: This week the Houston Rockets gave the Knicks 8th draft pick Jordan Hill 20 minutes of playingtime vs the Boston Celtics, and Hill's 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blockshots help the Houston Rockets have the edge to beat the Boston Celtics.
The Knicks garbage is turning into the Rockets treasure.
Who? who? who? said Jordan Hill was a BUST???
stop it, dude is averaging 4 pnts 2.5 rebs and 0.4 blks a game since going to the rockets ??
at what point is he not a bust.
The thing I love the most about our team, is we don't ever seem afraid
He's averaging 5.1 boards in 17:41 per game...which isn't half bad for a rookie who gets limited playing time (that AND we all knew he was raw coming in, which means he's still got a lot to grow)
As for Hill, are you surprised??? Who was the last good player the KNICKS actually recognized could ball and actually kept???? Hill could have been our answer at Center, but D'ant is to busy give minutes to his Godson so he can heave up 30 foot bricks to notice. Add Hill to the list of that David Lee will joining soon (Crawford, Zach, Ariza, Frye) of young ballers who the KNICKS are too DUMB to keep and develop.
I too questioned the dealing of Channing Frye to the Blazers for Randolph. It was an Isiah move - taking on a gigantic contract for a player with questionable work ethic and team chemistry (though Randolph's "team cancer" label probably wasn't as bad as his overall lack of defensive effort), and now Frye's emerged as a pretty good center in the league. If not that, then he would've been a valuable trade chip.
Ariza was always raw, we made a big mistake dumping him for Steve FranSUCK
The fact that we kept Hill wasn't because we didn't think he was good - Walsh lost a lot of sleep choosing to deal Jordan Hill. But he valued cap space more...while it's not a move I totally agree with, makes sense to some extent...
I don't get you guys sometimes. You claim Gallo is a bust, yet he almost has a triple-double himslelf (29pts, 8rebs, 8assts).
You hate him because you say he's a bust and because he was drafted 6th and we could have taken other players that filled more pressing needs.
Yet Hill is great even though he was drafted 8th and comes off the bench with inconsistent minutes and stats and we could have drafted Brandon Jennings (a more pressing need and better player).
Yet you claim your hatred for Gallo and calling him a bust has nothing to do with your hatred for D'Antoni.......BULLSH*T!!!!
WTF?!? I think it's quite obvious as to why you think Gallo is a bust and hate him. And this proves it. You hate D'Antoni, so therefore Gallo is a bust. You root for Gallo to be a bust because you hate D'antoni.
That's f*cking lame. Just admit the truth. And for your information, Gallo was Donnie's pick, not D'Antoni's. So there, you can like Gallo now. It's ok.
Ok after that rant.....I really like Anthony Morrow. He had 35 pts!! He would be a nice fit at SG in D'Antoni's system.
And he's a restricted free agent this summer!! We could probably get him for cheap.
And Lee was amazing last night!!
You know, we could sign Lee + Morrow for the price of Joe Johnson. I think I would rather have Lee + Morrow instead of a 30 year old Johnson. Just saying.
I, for one, do not like Gallo, as a pick or a person, for 3 reasons: #1: his family connection to new-comer D'Antoni and the impact that this nepotistic selection had on MY team's short and long term future, #2: Gallo's prima donna threat to go back to Italy, if not drafted by the Knicks, #3: The on-going, over-the-top hype surrounding this guy, in spite of his mediocrity and extreme level of inconsistency.
The reason I have no problem with Hill relates to him having the humility to not demand a selection of any sort and accept whatever opportunity presented itself. If he turns out to be a bad pick, it was Walsh's fault, not his. He is not related to D'Antoni, he has not been hyped, and lied, up. I respect all players, as long as they work hard and stay humble.
Gallo's attitude, along with the weird coincidence, involving who our coach is and who our "future" is, makes me dislike him most of all.
The fact that we missed out on a player that would have been our greatest center, since Ewing, was just salt on the wounds. If not for the pervasive corruption, as it relates to Gallo, I would have been cheering for Gallo, regardless of his performance.
And don't talk to me about Jennings, Hill did not conduct himself like Gallo, i.e., create a situation where he would have been picked over Jordan. Moreover, I am talking about missing out on a center, which is what we have needed for 10 years. It's funny that only the guys who know Gallo is a turd seem to be the only ones that understand the pressing need for the Knicks to acquire a center.
Lastly, I would like to know why you think that one game, against a team that plays no defense: G-State, makes Gallo an all-star. In fact, as you mull that over, think on the fact that Duhon set the Knick record for assists against this team. While you're at that, consider that Gallo scored 9 points, in both of his last two games. Enough said.
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^ That's fine that you don't like Gallo. I don't like it when people call him a bust and say we should all give up on him simply because they don't like him (and D'Antoni). That seems dishonest to me. Just say you don't like him. Don't hide your true feelings by calling him a bust, which is simply not true and too early in his career to judge.
Also, it just seems peculiar that all the people calling Gallo a bust are also the same people calling for D'Antoni to be fired. Although nobody will have the balls to admit it, I think it is rather obvious that Gallo has become the scapegoat for their hatred for D'Antoni.
I don't recall calling Gallo an All-Star. Your just making things up now. All I've said is give the guy a chance before you label him a bust and give up on him. Which you won't do. You actually root against him. SMH.
And your reasons for hating Gallo seem silly to me. I guess you hate Kobe Bryant as well and think he shouldn't be allowed to be in the NBA. Not to mention you are exaggerating the facts. You've got some wild hair up your ass about D'Antoni and you want to hate Gallo because of it. Just admit it.
And I keep saying this but you all seem to ignore it...Gallo was Donnie's choice, not D'Antoni's. They have both stated that publically numerous times. D'Antoni said he did not follow Gallo's game at all and had no idea how good he was when they drafted him.
So it's ok to like Gallo and root for him. Your moral standards for basketball players (laughing while typing that) were not compromised.
I do agree that Joe Johnson is NOT worth the maximum to bring to New York. Only LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are worth the maximum (and MAYBE Chris Bosh, but certainly not Joe Johnson).
So, maybe Anthony Morrow? If we can bring him over for cheap? Less than a MLE level contract? That would be awesome, I guess...but I somehow doubt it.
This (my dislike for D'Antoni) has nothing to do with what I say about Gallo. The only thing that I mention, which connects the two, as a result of the nepotism pick, is that Gallo was chosen because of his connection to D'Antoni. Besides, why would I hate Gallo merely as a result of my view of D'Antoni? Do you think I also dislike Duhon because of D'Antoni? You just sound angry because people do not want to agree with you and the MSG network, on Gallo's future.
Oh, and please do not compare Gallinari to Kobe. Gallo is an entitled prima donna, while Kobe, whom you compare his bravado to, is a proven legend, who has earned the right to say whatever he wants about basketball. Will you next compare him to Lebron and Wade?
D'Antoni, by the way, is easy for a real Knick fan to dislike: he does not stress defense, or any sort of intelligent offense, and snaps at any press question that carries, within it, any sort of criticism of his basketball philosophy. He has had trouble with many of the players who have worked with him, except, of course, those with big names. So, yeah, I don't like the control freak that coaches the Knicks.
Oh, and by the way, I have made clear that I don't like Walsh, either: he did not hire Ewing as either an assistant or head coach: our GOAT, in case you did not know that, did not sign Ewing, Jr., and has publicly admitted that he allows coaches to make personnel decisions, i.e., he allowed for the Gallo nepotism pick. So, you can retire the apologetic "Donnie-did-it" exercise.
You SURE are a critical thinker, LJ4PTPLAY: you believe everything "Donnie," as you intimately refer to him, says to the press. Really, why should one listen to a person that refers one, as a critic of an individual, to the talking points used by the very person one is critical of?
Just move on, son.
I guess Dirk should have been sent back to Europe after his first 2 years as well. SMH.
Stay classy, New York City. Honestly, I couldn’t believe my ears when the Garden faithful loudly booed Danilo Gallinari whenever his face was flashed across ESPN’s cameras. Hey, I still have nightmares of Frederic Weis just like the rest of you, so I understand where you’re coming from. But this draft got a whole lot less interesting for the Knicks as soon as they lost out on the opportunity to move up to a top-3 selection. Are Knicks fans so convinced that Gallinari is a bum compared to the likes of guys like Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, Russell Westbrook, etc.? Better question: Are Knick fans that ignorant?
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, despite the fact that new Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni played ball with Gallinari’s father in Italy, D’Antoni wasn’t initially a fan of the younger Gallinari’s game until Gallinari’s workout and “some research by the Knicks” changed the organization’s mind. That information alone should comfort Knick fans afraid that D’Antoni is doing his former teammate any favors by selecting his son. And let’s give new head honcho a little bit of credit here as well. Wash didn’t come to New York to acquiesce to his subordinate’s whims.
Listen, I don’t know anything about this kid, but there’s no reason to boo him on draft day. The Knicks are supposed to be turning the page and starting a new era. It’s unfortunate that the fans aren’t willing to do the same.
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The Knicks have a small contingent here, led by Glen Grunwald, but it is mildly surprising that Walsh is waiting until Thursday to show. The Knicks only have a lottery pick, so it's not like they're trying to decide on someone among the players who are in the drills and games. Walsh will be here to see the lottery picks when they get their physicals and are available for interviews.
Mike D"Antoni isn't showing up at all. I find that interesting, but nearly as interesting as Chad Ford'd latest piece on ESPN.com. Ford has been pairing Danilo Gallinari with the Knicks in his mock drafts, but today he writes "a Suns source swore to me Tuesday night that when they showed D'Antoni tape of Gallinari during the year, he wasn't a fan.
"Mike said he's just not sure the kid has what it takes to make it in the NBA," the source told Ford. "He said he'd be very nervous picking him in the mid-first round. I doubt he's become converted since he joined the Knicks."
Another source made even more compelling argument. "Whether Mike loves him or hates him, Donnie Walsh is making this pick. He's the guy who has to take the heat and he's not going to pass that decision to anyone else. What matters most is whether Donnie likes him."
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So, do you hate Kobe too? Should he have not been allowed to play in the NBA like you have said about Gallo, for these same reasons?
Ewing Jr?!? Really? You know, nostalgia alone is also not a good reason to sign players.
You claim someone is a bust when it is clear you can not objectively make a rational evaluation of his talents. And then have the audacity to claim that it is not based on your hatred for the individual while simultaneously openly proclaiming your hatred for that individual. And then not placing the same evaluation parameters on other players. So what does that make you look like? An irrational person basing their opinions on emotion. Plain and simple. I would have more respect for you if you would just be honest with yourself and admit it.
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