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|Jun-26-15|| ||WannaBe: In about 35 minutes, France and Germany will see who go to Semi Final of WWC.|
Maginot v Siegfried line?
|Jun-26-15|| ||HeMateMe: Cool! Glad to see big mouth Kobe taken down a peg. There was no trial or real proof that a crime was committed, in this situation, so this guy's tweet is a bit offensive, but nothing that Kobe Bryant hasn't done to his own teammates over the years. Maybe Kobe will get punched and he can take his final $28M payment, and head off into the sunset.|
Is Larry Nance jr. any relation to the Larry Nance NBA all star player of the 1970s?
|Jun-26-15|| ||unferth: he's his son (and it was the 80s). I'm always happy to see Kobe dissed, but he really wasn't guilty of that.|
|Jun-26-15|| ||Calli: So how many passes per game can Porzingis expect from Carmelo?|
|Jun-26-15|| ||WannaBe: One, bus pass to grand central.|
|Jun-26-15|| ||HeMateMe: This season will begin 'the phasing out of Carmelo Anthony.' Coach will be looking at different combinations, to see if the team is better with or without 'Melo on the floor. They'll reach the same decision that Denver did.|
|Jun-27-15|| ||unferth: I think Phil believes he can make Carmelo work in the Kobe role in the triangle if the Knicks get enough talent to run it effectively. for all his faults, he is a great scorer in isolation.|
|Jun-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: wouldn't they need a guard who can make a jump shot, to make that work? Zingy and Melo are both forwards. If they are both out shooting, who is going to be doing the rebounding?|
|Jun-27-15|| ||plang: <unferth: ....Carmelo work in the Kobe role in the triangle .....he is a great scorer in isolation>|
No one is saying he can't score when he is all by himself; it is just when there are other players on the floor....
|Jun-27-15|| ||perfidious: As with <Ko-me>, the other four players might as well play pocket pool for all the good they do when <Me-lo> runs the floor.|
|Jun-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: I saw all I needed to see when Mike D'Antonio was head coach of the Knicks. He was trying to run an uptempo motion offense, to take advantage of having Stoudamire and Jeremy Lin on the floor, two guys who play better when they are moving and running.|
What happened? Me-lo gets the ball, and we then have ten seconds of one on one. The ball disappears into a black hole, never to return. That killed D'Antonio's chances of making things work here, and he got fired. Lin got moved. No respect for what the coach is trying to do, that's Melo. I see more of the same in the near future.
Jax was smart. He hasn't said anything negative (publicly) about Carmelo Anthony. He *does* know how to work around big egos. Instead, he will quietly build the team he wants to. As Melo gets older, he can either do it the Knicks way, or get a seat on the bench. He is entering his 13th year in the league, and coming off of Knee surgery which cost him half of the year. Jax understands that the salary cap will take another large leap soon, so Melo being overpaid isn't as bad as it looks. This will his last contract with New York and, if the new agreement has an amnesty clause the Knicks may well dump Melo's contract sometime in the next two years.
|Jun-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: I don't get Alexi Lasla with the short haircut, suit, in the soccer analyst booth. He looks like one of those corporate raiders from movies like Wall Street. I think he should have the long hair, like carrot top, and wear his sneaks to the job. Bring us the REAL Alexi, not the Stepford Alexi.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: SI had a pre-NBA draft report/predictions issue 3 weeks ago. They had the Knicks at no. 4, taking Zingy. I guess he isn't such a stiff after all, if he was a consensus high pick.|
They did call the first pick correctly Towns going to Minnesota, instead of taking Okafor. Okafor looked pretty average against Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament. Maybe his technical skills aren't that good.
|Jun-28-15|| ||Calli: The question is: Can the Knicks and New York fans be patient? He should be playing limited minutes and be on a program to build up his skinny body. Are they prepared for a 1-2 year development period? If not, he may be more Darko than Dirk.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: Knicks fans have all the patience of a school of piranhas. Fortunately, they don't make personnel decisions.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||unferth: two hours a day in a gym with a trainer & a diet of carbs & protein shakes and that kid could put on 20 pounds of muscle before training camp.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||Gryz: Why does he need to be bulgy ? So he doesn't get pushed around ? Isn't that what referees are for ?|
I didn't know basketball is incorporating rugby-rules.
|Jun-28-15|| ||plang: Ideally, he wants to be strong enough to do some "pushing around" of his own. |
...and yes I think the NBA does utilize "rugby rules" - at least to some extent.
There should be some amount of both strength and finesse in your game
|Jun-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: Shawn Kemp was a terror, one of the five best players of the decade, when he was fast and slim. Once he put on 30 pounds he was slower, got injured more often and was just an average player.|
If this kid's game is based on speed and footwork, he should let his body decide what the right weight is.
|Jun-28-15|| ||unferth: yeah, but Kemp was a muscleman when he was at his best. he didn't decline until he got fat.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||perfidious: Kemp was odds-on to have a HOF career before he went to fat.|
|Jun-28-15|| ||WannaBe: So Lebron have opted out of his Cavs contract, too. Days after K. Love did.|
Anyone picturing them re-united with the Flakers? Anyone? Anyone??
|Jun-29-15|| ||perfidious: <WannaBe> Would not mind, but that is naught but a pipe dream.|
|Jun-29-15|| ||HeMateMe: bron is staying, but for more money.
Love will get a huge contract, nearly twice as much as the forward who stepped in for him in the playoffs and did such a great job in the finals. I don't think he's worth a max contract, but he has the leverage to get it. I think the Cavs won 22 of their final 27 regular season games, with Love in the lineup. Cleveland will pay through the nose to keep him.
At least they *have* someone to overpay. New York hasn't had that problem in quite some time, aside from Carmelo Anthony.
It was nice to see Sam Dekker of Wisconsin go in the first fround. He's the hyper quick forward who gave the Kentucky forwards such a hard time in the NCAA semi finals. I wonder if his game is responsible for Okafor dropping to number 3? He went to the Trailblazers at no. 23, a four year player. Those are people who played four years of college ball, back before the light bulb was invented.
First time Wisconsin has had two men in the first round of the draft?
The Warriors drafted Jordan. Not royalty Jordan, Jordan Mickey, a forward from LSU. welcome to the bench, young man.
|Jun-29-15|| ||HeMateMe: The Lloyd goal that beat China. Great pass!
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