3 Bright spots from Nugget loss: Beasley, Burke, Burgundy. Beasley has been a beastly boon to depleted NYK squad, when Timmy and KP have been out, he IS
a scoring machine. Aside from garbage minute Doug & Dotson got, Beasley was only Knick to have a (+/-) +2 in 29 minutes in a 12 point loss!
I’ve gone “WOW!” so many times this season at the Beast’s athletic dominating exploits in the paint, its due time he’s recognized for his prowess. Especially with young buck Burke feeding him perfectly, half Trey’s dimes musta went to the Beast of Bud.
Trey Burke is the true point guard Knicks have been lacking. Fast. Penetrating. Kicking out, Precision Passing, and a DAMN fine shot! Set this boy free, could he the next coming of Linsanity? haha. don’t doubt it.
lastly, props to Ron Burgundy, for his fortitude and hustle; in college he was a pure shooter, just like garbage time Dougie. those skills don’t go away. its up to Coach Horn to get them minutes and implement a game plan that best suits their shooting abilities.
I’m happy to see Knicks compete and lose, (tank you Jeffrey!) the offense is fine, thanks to the Knicks Killer Beas, B’s, Burke and Burgundy. Keepers.
Sure, Clyde’s busy announcing Knicks games, tending to his restaurant, and his home in St Croix. Would the great Walt Frazier ever consider to contribute his time and wisdom as a defense first point guard, NBA champion, and 30 years of game coverage? Has the Knicks front office, or even Clyde’s rookie Knick roommate Phil Jackson, ever asked him?
With young Frank being the best defensive point guard the Knicks have had in years, maybe now’s the time to ask. I’m sure Clyde and Frank would hit it off!
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.
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
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.
Jane Doe claims she was drugged, or blacked out/wasted from drinking when the gangrape of Defendants 8===D Rose, Hampton and Allen occurred.
Facts: Jane Doe and friend invited to party. Jane Doe drank A LOT. Vodka at home waiting for the cab, red wine in the cab, and shots of tequila at the Beverly Hills house of 8===D Rose.
Defendants say she did not drink that much and appeared sober.
yet, Jane Doe’s friend, Jessica Groff, will testify that she did not want to leave Plaintiff Doe behind as she feared Defendants wanted to keep her there. Groff knew that Plaintiff could not consent to sex in her intoxicated state and believed that is was not safe for her to remain with the Defendants
According to Defendants, Plaintiff drank only a small amount of tequila at Defendant Rose’s residence and did not seem intoxicated. (Defendant’s Separate Statement of Undisputed Facts (“DSSUF”) ¶ 30 (Docket No.113-2)). She initiated sexual interaction with all three Defendants in the Beverly Hills house and intended to have consensual intercourse. (Id. ¶ 34). After Groff’s argument with Defendant Allen, Plaintiff left Defendant Rose’s residence and invited Defendants to her apartment. (Id. ¶¶ 42, 44). Once they arrived, she let them inside and voluntarily had sex with all three men. (Id. ¶¶ 58, 61). Defendants did not know that Plaintiff was intoxicated. (Id. ¶ 29).”
the fact that she woke up messy with her dress around her neck, covered in lube, condoms on the floor…I do not know any girl who goes to bed like that, this is a sure sign that she was blacked out; when she woke she knew she had been violated, and was not in her right mind. what girl goes to bed without washing up after having 3-way consensual sex?
Yet all three men admit to going there for the express purpose of having group sex with her (Rose: “We Men. You Assume…”) they knew she was wasted, and had to wake her up, or not, to have sex with her.
Jane Doe’s roommate deposition
Drinking tons of alcohol would make it seem to Jane Doe that she was given a rape drug, even the forensic toxicologist agrees that Jane Doe was “highly intoxicated and likely have no idea what was going on, or what was done to her” = blackout.
THE END GAME
Jane Doe lawyers: get $$$ from 8====D Rose, or put his season on hold, keep him from practicing/playing/concentrating on new team by going to court, drag his reputation thru the ringer, and private life into the public again
8====D Rose lawyers: threatening to make JDs name public, post sexy instagram pics, etc, drag her name and reputation thru the mud as a drinking, gold-digger.
Jane Doe’s testimony and deposition has been forthcoming, consistent and open about her situation. there is nothing about her character to make me believe she is in it for the money, other than wanting 8====D Rose and We Men to pay for the rape. Once she got the civil law suit underway, her lawyer buds must have filled her head with forthcoming riches, hence, her text messages after the fact that she is expecting money.
Whereas Defendants Rose, Hampton and Allen, We Men, are only speaking through their lawyers, who seek to slut-shame JD as a defense. Hampton and Allen have been riding 8=====D Rose throughout the proceedings, as they have since high school.
All three “we men”, as well as Jane Doe should take a lie detector test. Was she awake and alert and was the sex consensual? Was she intoxicated at the house? Who is lying?
If it’s proved the sex was consensual and she’s only in it for the money, i would have to forgive We Men for being predatory macho dickheads, and root for the team, while still holding Rose in contempt. If it’s proved Jane Doe was raped, and/or Rose is suspended, I’d be in favor of dumping/trading his stupid ass, and let BJ man the point. the whole fiasco has dampened my enthusiasm for Knicks season, really don’t know whether to root for Rose personally, or yell “rape” when he shoots free throws, no matter what the outcome.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Kevin Durant is NOT Coming to the Knicks. Stop posting!
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.
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.
The case for Derrick Williams: how many players do the Knicks have that can drive to the hoop, slam down alley oops, and score 20+ points on any given night, if given the minutes? For $5M player option, he is worth the money.
With Knicks in the market for a quality PG, who will hopefully be a pass-first mentality, or a SG who can be consistent (sorry AAfflalo), along with the emergence of Jerian Grant, a healthy Tony Wroten, and the continued jelling of KP/Melo/Rolo, the Knicks have a need for this year’s players to be part of a core who play together for more than a year.
The best teams take time for players to know one another and learn “the system”. DWill should be considered part of this core; for the money he’s due, and the talent he brings, he’s a keeper.
Granted, NYK do not own his rights, but DWill has option to stay with team for $5M, the deal Phil signed him with. Here’s hoping DWill opts in for the opportunity to stick with the team that gave him the chance to show what he can do, something Sac Kings did not.
Playing in the Garden, living in NYC, being recognized and feted by Knicks fans, eating establishments, nightclubs, gorgeous women (uh, oh, sorry DWill, those girls weren’t even FROM New York)…. NYC is the place to be a star!
Every team needs a player of this caliber, who can explode on any given night, for less money than a lot of other lesser players are commanding.
Jeremy Lin to decline $2.2 million player option for 16-17 season with Hornets. Will become Unrestricted Free Agent. #Linsanity2?
SOURCES SAY: Knicks consider Lin’s defense too sh*tty to go after,
and believe other teams will offer more for former Knick PG’s services.
Knicks may have sites set on Mike Conley, Rajon Rondo, Jeff Teague
and other hi-quality starting point guards who fit NYK team concept.
Phil Jackson may consider Lin’s high intelligence, Harvard degree,
high bball knowledge, and last season’s performance with Hornets.
as a possible penetrating PG the #NYKTEAM needs.
KNICKS FANS SAY: Lin wants too much money, isn’t worth it, because
he can’t play D.
#FaithInPhil to do the due dilly, and IF he were to offer Lin a contract,
would be reasonable offer with next season’s skyrocketing cap.
Jeff Hornecek could have some thought on the matter, Lin can fill the need
of a penetrating PG who can get it down the floor in 7 seconds or less,
hit the 3 pointer, and run the pick n roll with Porzingis. imagine: Lin to Porzingis… and think of all the vendors with leftover Linsanity memorabilia!
Jeremy Lin’s presence and a return to Linsanity at MSG would be an insanely positive boost the Knicks fan base needs, and a friendly cog
in the wheel for a rebuilding championship team.