past knick great vs future knick great. is that dean the dream with clyde? #clyde #knicks #knicksdraft2020
Category Archives: Phil Jackson Great BBall Minds
Knicks in NBA Finals
is this as close as the knicks will ever get to the nba finals again? ex-player, ex-coach, current broadcaster? oh the shame and humiliation of “The Dolan Years” #selltheteam #voteblue #knicks #blacklivesmatter New York Knicks
Frank in Focus
thank you Leon Rose and Worldwide Wes, for keeping Frank Ntilikina and not trading him. He is one of the best defensive players the Knickerbockers ever had; a smart player, hi bball iq. Frank is an excellent shooter, as far as corner threes, and his sneaky aggression as a point guard, dishing and swishing to the hoop, and improved confidence leading to greater shooting percentages, are well within grasp of smart coaches recognizing and allowing Frank to unfold as an important cog in a conscientiously defensive playoff team. Frank is a valuable Thibs type player, please give him a season under the tutelage of Tom, Woody, the Payne and Johnny B, to watch his potential explode. #knicks #defense New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina
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Jared Harper vs Kira Lewis Junior. who’s bettah? who’s fastah? very fast backcourt, thats what.
The Case for Smith Jr.
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The Case For Smith Jr. – could a new head coach, staff, F.O. /Rose/WorldWideWesleyan influence refresh his mind and skillset, help return to the form promised as top draft selection/rookie? can a more mature Smith allow basketball knowledge to penetrate a selfish psyche, towards team concepts, defense, and be the best he can be, a thriving offensive talent on a young changing knicks under new management? Don’t count Smith out. whether he becomes a bargaining chip for a trade up, or a contributor to a winning Knicks squad, knicks fans should unite in hoping for a refreshed and reset Smith Jr; perhaps this historical moment of time of covid45 & BLM will give DSJ the clarity towards being his best, trying his hardest, in the best place on earth. #NYCMSG #Knicks
Knicks Killer Beas & Burke: Bright Spots in Competitive Loss
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.
New York Knicks PG Trey Burke brings a quicker, modern offensive element (Film Room)
Is Clyde the Perfect Mentor for Knicks Neophyte Ntilikina?
Could the Cute Croissant be the next Cool Clyde?
#Knicks fans would love to see Walt Frazier, THE greatist PG of all time, mentor defensive neophyte Frank Knickitina! maybe over ribs @ Clyde’s Wine&Dine? I’ll pay! @ClydeFraziersWD @WaltFrazier @FrankLikina @KnicksOnCrack @obgnyk
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!
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.
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.
KNICKS 2016 THE DIME SQUAD #KnicksOnCrack
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.
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!
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
Knicks Home for Special Surgery
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?
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.
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…
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