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Phil Jackson has Knicks Right Where He Wants Them – Hasta la vista Me-lo!

I am a Knicks fan and a Phil Jackson fan,  and I am more excited about this Knicks team now, than I have been since PMFJ took over as prez.

perhaps Me-lo’s latest contract was “forced on” Phil by (ex?) alcoholic a$$hole  Jimbo Dolan, and PJ tried his best to accommodate Me-lo with a win-now team.  He made bets on 8==D Rose and Joking Noah being healthy all year, with Noah being the defensive cornerstone. He lost the bet.  You have to gamble sometimes, especially when your aging superstar needs help.  Not any more…

Behind the scenes, and in front of your eyes, Phil Jackson the Zen Master has been rebuilding all along, with a cornerstone of players Phil believes in: Ron Baker, Chasson Randall, Lance Thomas, Courtney Lee, Willy Hernangomez, Mind Kuzmingus, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle OQuinn, Justin Holiday, Marsh Plumlee, and Mo N’Dour.  This is the team Phil has built around his first great draft pick.

Phil said in his season-ending press conference how the team played better the last few games, against formidable opponents in the playoff hunt, a Knicks team who played the right way.   It’s with these core players, barring trades, with whom Phil will move forward with the concept of team and team defense, first and foremost.

These players don’t bitch about the triangle, they recognize it as an opportunity to score, to set up better shots, to have ball movement and player movement. It’s not rocket science, Phil says, it’s the basketball intelligence to be open to “plays”.

“According to sources, Knicks are unhappy with the triangle?” the only Knicks grumbling about the triangle are the ones with no concept of a higher bball intelligence, the confused ones: Me-lo, Rose, Jennings. CLee grumbled a bit, but he said it publicly to the press and he’s a smart player who gets it.  whereas Rose grumbled publicly and basically DOES NOT GET IT.  surprise!

Also grumbling all negative about the triangle and being anti-Phil are insipid bloggers and journalists who write anything to get clicks, as well as a slew of Knicks fans who believe the anti-Phil, anti-triangle hype, the KP is unhappy and confused hype, the bandwagon Me-lo and 8==DRose fans, dissing the triangle because “the players” don’t get it, and believe all the media hype that the Knicks, as a whole, are unhappy with “The Triangle”.

It is time… for Me-lo… to leave the Knicks and New York City, for greener pastures.  Win now, Orangeman!  and don’t let the door hit you in the NTC on the way out!

Here we are, Knicks fans, with a top 10, maybe top 7 or better, draft pick, in a great PG heavy draft, with 2 second round picks to boot! NOW, substitute another free agent superstar to take Me-lo’s place, who understands how to play team basketball and can help KP grow into a monster, under the tutelage of the smartest mentor in NBA history.

Derrick Rose & 2 friends (We-Men) had a party where an ex-girlfriend of Rose got so drunk, she was picking up hot coals. Her friend had to take her home to save her from Rose and pals’ sexual come-ons. THEN, 8===D Rose and we-men posse, knowing she was incredibly wasted, went to her house and had group sex with her.  Jane Doe took Rose and pals to court, claiming she was blacked out and gang-raped, taken advantage of against her will, and remembered only portions of what happened.  We-men defense lawyers called it consent and got away with it.  Just because a jury found him not guilty does not mean something bad did not go down;  the intelligent consensus will find We-men posse had predatory sex with a women against her will.

Lastly, Derrick Rose.  8==D Rose.  8=======D Rose.  Maybe Phil will sign Rose to be a scoring guard?  no doubt one of the league’s best penetrators, on and off the court.  Max deal?  Meniscus says no way!  Let 8===D Rose go and you’ve got more bucks to go after a veteran or superstar PG: JrueHoliday, JeffTeague, GeorgeHill, KyleLowry, CP3.  Any of these players would automatically raise the overall intelligence of this NY team.  Can Phil replace Me-lo with another Superstar AND a Point Guard?  THAT is the question.


Personally, I’d like to see Chasson (The Dream) Randle have a shot at PG

#Knickstank yes the Knicks stank, and may have lost lottery position by NOT tanking, but you can’t stop a team from competing!!

 

The Knicks will have a  formidable team next season, and I’m excited to see the next chapter of the Knicks designed by PMFJ, with a top 10 draft pick, and 2 new superstars to help guide this solid, intelligent core of young Knickerbockers to greater heights.

#TrustInPMFJ
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why did you skip the exit meeting Porky?

KNICKS 2016 THE DIME SQUAD #KnicksOnCrack

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THE DIME SQUAD – NY KNICKS 2016-17
Derrick Rose: 6.2 career assists per game (APG)
Brandon Jennings: 5.9 career APG, 3 seasons of 8+ APG
Carmelo Anthony: 3.1 career APG, last season 4.3 APG
Joakim Noah: 3.0 career APG, last 4 seasons: 4.5 APG

The Knicks will be dropping dimes next season!

Yes, PJ has built a win-now team on the defensive end: Joakim “The Animal” Noah and Krist-snaps Purezingis, a formidable dominating front court, Lance Tom and CLee the ultimate 3/D, all surrounding superstar shooter/scorer Carmelo Anthony.

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Defense + Intensity NY Knicks 2016-17 #KnicksOnCrack

On the offensive end, the Knicks have a very smart squad who know how to pass, a perfect situation for an offense predicated on finding the open man, the bloody f*cking triangle.  Bro, can you spare a dime?

Coach Horny Jeff will be pushing this offense to run plays faster, PGs who can get into the paint and find the open man, kick out for a 3 to the dome to Melo, PureZ and the men of 3 and D. dimez.

Joakim Noah able to find the cutting man, run the pick ‘n roll with brilliant PGs, and kick out to the shooters. brill! dime on!

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Melo with his big bag of dimes. c/o Al McKnicks OBG

Melo double-teamed? watch the ball move, hit the open man. diamond.

Having 4 players who are renowned for assists their entire career is a positive that can be contagious on a team hand-picked by Phil ‘n The Mills.  A smart team-oriented squadron full of talented players who strive to win.

Defense + Dimes = Recipe 4 Success

THE DIME SQUAD, your NY Knicks 2016-17.

photo-collages c/o Crazy 8’s Al McKnicks (where noted)
c/o OBG (Facebook Orange & Blue Global Knicks Forum)
animation/verbage c/o Cool Clyde

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Knicks Home for Special Surgery

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Knicks Hospital for Special Surgery – Knicks on Crack

Knicks Night Live and Knicks Summer League are sponsored by Hospital For Special Surgery (the Official Hospital of the New York Knicks)… just sayin’…

I love that PJ and the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose and Joking Noah (yes?) and are looking at SG Eric Gordon to fill out starting 5, but he’s yet another injury-prone glassy player ala Rose.

and yet, a healthy DRose + healthy JNoah AND healthy EGordon?  add in Olympic Melo and Legendary Latvian Hero known as Purezingis?  is this not the Stuff of Dreams?  One of the best starting 5’s in the league?

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Phil putting all his eggs in one injury-prone basket c/o OBG Knicks Forum

Questions all Knicks fans are asking and arguing about: Are they healthy, and can they stay healthy?  when you have players coming off major injuries and surgeries that have kept them out a large percentage of past seasons, it seems Phil Jackson is rolling the dice that all with stay healthy enough to contribute to a full season.

Other than Rose/Noah’s Bulls connection, Rose + Gordon have history too.

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Derrick and Eric bro! #KnicksOnCrack

ERIC GORDON & DERRICK ROSE WERE “THE ERIC AND DERRICK SHOW” AKA BEST BACKCOURT IN AAU HISTORY(?)

Gordon is pure shooter, a smart offensive threat, a catch and shoot first,
pick n roll n pass n drive second. Having a backcourt with 2 guys who know each other’s game from way back is a plus. With PJ’s triangle offense helping find the open man, Gordon is a winning pickup. if it happens, just sayin…

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Crunch those numbers Captain Phil!

Knicks fans were desperate for another max player to fill C or SG position… Durant, Horford, DeRozan, Whiteside… as we now know, it ain’t happening… this year.   Captain Phil and General Mills could not blow Dolan’s wad on 1 max player this year, and then only have a few million to sign another half dozen players. Phil n Mills  have to crunch the numbers! Crunch!

Next year’s a different story, mo’ money, expanded salary cap. but this year? gonna be same as last, spreading out the money to get quality, hi IQ ballers who fit the team mold.

Joakim Noah?  Yes
Eric Gordon?  Yes

who’s next?  what did i miss
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Kevin Durant is NOT Coming to the Knicks

Kevin Durant is NOT Coming to the Knicks.  Stop posting!

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this is not an article on Kevin Durant coming to the Knicks.

Why?
because the Knicks are set at front court with Melo, Porzingis & Lopez starting.
some Knicks fans think Durant or Melo could move to shooting guard… WRONG!  totally out of position defensively for both players.

some Knicks fans think Purezingis could move to center position, with
Melo and Durant switching shooting and power forwards… WRONG!
KP would get destroyed by most starting centers, him and KD would
be like 2 grasshoppers going up for rebounds against wild animals.

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Instead of Knicks tying up money with Kevin Durant, put that Dolan cash
towards a hi-quality intelligent passing and scoring point guard, or point/
shooting guard, or let’s just put all our eggs in the basket for RussWestbrook
or CP3 next season.

Can Coach Jeff coax his former player Eric Bledsoe to the Orange and Blue?
Will Zen Master Phil Jackson meld minds with Mike Conley?

Just stop posting these Kevin Durant articles on something Skippy heard
from a “source”.  Source this.

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RIP ALI AKA CASSIUS CLAY “THE GREATEST”

Ali was the MLK of sports, the first sports superhero; spouting rhyme and rhythm, creating witticism and lyricism with every interview, press conference and fight.

may his spirit now be free to resume the fire that roared in a young athletic boxing, ballsy boisterous voice, and defiant confidence that opened the door for generations to follow.   RIP Rest In Power

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the greatest was so damn great

Phil Jackson’s Triangle Revealed!

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is it any wonder Melo can’t figure it out?

Phil Jackson Surrounded by Great BBall Minds and Greatest Knicks of all Time

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the manly, mythological, legendary WaltClydeFrazier, player & broadcaster supreme

Walt Clyde Frazier, one of the greatest players in NBA history and (in)disputably greatest Knick of all time, spends much of HIS time at MSG, broadcasting games via his inimitable stylized commentary and BBall knowledge.

Can he be persuaded to impart his knowledge of the game to the raw energy and athleticism of NYK point guards of the future, Tony Wroten and Jerian Grant, have them tone down their game and tone up their bball IQ?

Clyde was teammates with current Knicks prez Phil Jackson in their respective rookie seasons; roomed, traveled, played and won 2 championships together with their beloved Knicks.

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Phil Jax bonnie-ing up to Clyde in rookie seasoning

Both men are winners and Zen Masters in their chosen professions; Clyde as player, broadcaster, writer, speaker, commercial endorser; Phil as player, coach, writer and president, the latter yet to be fully realized with a chip.

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Clyde Frazier Rockin’ Steady, A Guide to Basketball & Cool

Will Phil acknowledge the knowledge of old friend Clyde, who has watched and commentated brilliantly with MSG since 1998? Clyde’s commentary is laced with opinions and knowledge of the game (“see the ball, see your man!“) and of the current crop of players whom Phil has assembled.

I would like to see Phil assemble the old time Knicks, many of whom come to games and sit with Phil (Bill Bradley) or work with MSG (Earl Monroe, Bernard King et al), to be coaching mentors to the current squad. If Phil wants to be a winner, why not have the greatest veterans who ever played the game, FOR the Knicks, AT the Garden of Dreams, BE mentors and commentators with the team, at workouts, at games.

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the Greatest to wear the Orange and Blue

Allan Houston is working with Tony Wroten?  EXCELLENT!  let’s move forward in that direction and have sessions both on and off the court, on how to be the best they can be, and have a winning mentality.

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Houston + Wroten = #NYKPG

I look forward to seeing new coach Hornacek, with his impeccable basketball career and tremendous bball acumen, talking to Clyde about the Suns’ offensive attack, and how it relates to current core of Knicks, including Melo, Porzingis, Lopez and #NYKPG Wroten & Grant.

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Jeff’s got his Horny hands full!

“I am extremely excited and honored to be the next coach of such an historic franchise,” said Hornacek. “I look forward to working with Phil – a coach and teacher of the game I have admired for many years – and collaborating with him and our staff to take this team to the level that Knicks fans expect.”

Let’s hope Coach Hornacek and President Jackson collaborate with the basketball minds of the greatest Knicks of all time. I’m sure they would all appreciate the opportunity, as would Knicks fan appreciate the thought.

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#FaithinPhil #ZenMaster #NYKChamps

 

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Tony Wroten IS The Penetrator

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“He’s a big point guard, a tall kid that can do things,” Jackson said of Wroten. “Our process is going on, it’s a little underground, a little beneath the surface but this is one of our desires, that we have to have a penetrator.’’

Tony Wroten – Little Known Facts

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Tony Wroten little known facts:

On Nov 13, 2013, in his first career start (76ers), he recorded a triple-double with 18 pts, 10 rebs and 11 assists in 123–117 overtime win over Rockets. First time in NBA history a player produced a triple-double in first career start.

Wroten’s dad, Tony Sr., played football at U of Washington & Tampa Bay Bucs.

His mom, Shirley, ran track at Washington & Arizona State U. She ranks top ten all time for Washington in 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, and 4 × 100 meter relay.

Tony’s aunt, Joyce Walker, was two-time All-American bball player at Louisiana State U. She was also third woman to ever play on the Harlem Globetrotters.

Tony is cousin of Nate Robinson.