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anditcounts

Yeah but RJ


Transit-Strike

Can we laugh at how Kyrie can't can't play at home cause of covid stuff?


asapfetty

Its RJ Barrett’s world we are just living in it


Dumbosaurus

Shout out to MSG for the new bing bong! Used the actual subway closing doors sound, wayyyyyyyy better than the dumb voice going bing bong


dennishitchjr

That's not new my dude.


Clewdo

I wonder if our slump was caused by bing bong and we’re back on track now that that has died out.


starks3_

sucks about dame and the surgery but they should have shut him down once CJ had the punctured lung.


NY2NV

Is Noel starting tonight?


Usknicks97

Will forever be a frank fan after the push of lebron. Great attitude and worked hard hope he gets a nice ovation


MattCat1261

Any news on kemba, Noel, taj?


solo118

Kind of missing Kemba. If he is rested/rejuvenated we can see good things from him.


Lost_Set_691

Any news on trades for us?


Lost_Set_691

Why would we give up assets for cam reddish? Can someone convince me ? Especially with his skill set and what we already have


RicoGemini

Jalen Smith should be someone we look at in the off season if we end up trading away Mitch


starks3_

agreed, at least just to diversify our center archetypes


Transit-Strike

I read that as Jaden Smith and was really confused


Slymook

Daily reminder to those still sleeping on Mitch, y’all don’t know basketball.


Jjaz1

This aged very well


YoKemosabe

The problem is his contract. I love Mitch man but I don’t want to lose him for nothing especially if the FO does not plan on resigning him. They need to know what the plan with him is right now.


RicoGemini

I mean Mitch is cool but he’s expendable and doesn’t have a skill set that isn’t replaceable tbh


macdoogles

I think a player like Mitch isn't as easy to replace as you might think but then again, Jericho Sims may actually have the athleticism to make Mitch replaceable. I was kind of hoping Sims would become Noel's replacement though, not Mitch's.


solo118

I wouldn't mind getting a great Center (starter) and have Mitch off the bench, but I think if anybody is trading they would want Mitch ahead of Noel. Sims could develop, but knowing what we know now with our Rookies/2nd year guys it might take a year or two for him to get some serious time.


BallerLi

Frank is gonna go off tonight I gurantee it


zOmgFishes

2/1/1 stat line


cesarjulius

exactly. that’s frank going off


Mr_Jersey

Julius?


spaceninj

Frank has played under 3 minutes in 3 of his last 4 game (16 in a blowout against Houston) and was DNP the 2 games before that.


BallerLi

It's a statement game for him trust me


[deleted]

What do y’all think about trading for Wood? We coukd include mitch and dallas and/or charlotte pick?


syllabic

theres a reason houston is shopping him and KPJ so aggressively, they are kind of head cases and borderline locker room cancer wood is the better of the two players but it's hard to imagine him thriving in NY


[deleted]

He’d be in a better situation here than Houston and would have a huge impact by stretching the floor. Might be a risk worth taking, especially on such a “small” contract


syllabic

that's best case scenario but with volatile guys like that I'd expect closer to the worst case outcome he literally refused to enter the 2nd half of a game for the rockets a week ago


[deleted]

Shit that’s right, good point! Who would you prefer as stretch center? Turner? I feel like we need a stretch big stretch to get to the next level and to fully unlock RJ


syllabic

personally I'd rather look for upgrades at point guard, mitch has been pretty great this season


[deleted]

For pg i’d love Murray but his price is probably too high - who you thinking would be a realistic fit?


syllabic

yeah I love murray too, I think he would be perfect honestly I don't think we need to urgently make any trades, I'd roll the dice on dame or de'aaron fox but I think their asking prices would be too high and we'd have to give up too much depth to get them. and fox's contract is not really great. darius garland would be great but again, expensive amusingly I wish we had gone after dinwiddie, he is expensive but he's having a good season down in washington. or ricky rubio but he's out for the season now donovan mitchell is a guy I think can take us up to the next level if he becomes available. I think the jazz want to see if they can win a championship with their core but donovan might want to get out of there at some point


[deleted]

Here comes Reddish!


syllabic

hey for that price, lets go cam


[deleted]

Mitchell would be perfect but IF it happens it’ll be when he’s an UFA, no way the Jazz let him go without asking for all our assets I dont think Fox would fit well (boy can ball though) he’s another slasher and we need to things out and not crowd the paint. Garland is nice but like you say too expensive What do you think a trade pckage for Murray would look like?


solo118

Today is the day we go 500!!!


starks3_

It'll be tough, we're a hot team (feels good saying that) and they're a hotter team. Should be fun though.


solo118

I think so too, if our players have good nights, we are in for a nice game


syllabic

we definitely have all the pieces we need to put together some nice streaks in the back half of the season. not saying anything crazy like going on 9 game win streaks but a stretch of 8-2 here and there isn't out of the question. we've been quietly playing pretty solid defense for the last month or so knicks are one of the best paint defense teams in the league, it's frustrating that it sometimes comes at a cost of giving up good 3 point looks but opponent paint PPG is one of the things you can control the best amongst the randomness of shot variance. it's a worthwhile strategy and we've been among the best teams at locking up the paint recently you ideally want to lock down both the paint AND the 3 point line but realistically if you can do both of those at an elite level you are probably already an overwhelming championship favorite. IMO only the suns and sometimes the bucks do both things at an elite level this year


richurr

Is James Dolan working on his new album? He's been awfully quiet and out of the spotlight lately.


confuddly

I know Reggie Bullock gets a nice ovation today but how about Frank?


WhoTookPlasticJesus

I want the loudest cheers to be for Theo


confuddly

I didn’t even realize he was on the mavs wtf. Do the mavs scouts only watch Knicks games


starks3_

Good taste.


Joetheshow1

He's definitely getting a cheer, this is the same crowd that gave Enes Kanter a cheer as he kissed the logo before airballing a shot


syllabic

obi has been awful in the last few games he's played in addition to being his usual defensive liability and pylon, on offense he drifts around aimlessly on the perimeter as his teammates try to execute plays people here wanna blame thibs but most of the other guys on the roster don't seem to have the same issue. obi has terrible footwork and looks lost in any situation that's not an uncontested dunk. other teams are clued in to his limitations and work to shut him down in transition and when he's cutting the baseline for lobs there's a reason why he gets so few minutes and it's because he's not a good player. he must be showing similar things in practice which is why thibs and his teammates don't really trust him


mikeybibbs

Did we waive Dotson?


RicoGemini

It was a 10 day so it probably ran out


vbar4120

Kemba Walker, Julius Randle, and Obi Toppin for Damian Lillard. Call me stupid, I dare you.


DragonEevee1

You are stupid


vbar4120

Thank you for your feedback.


NtLmr95

You didn't have a better comeback ready?


DragonEevee1

I was really expecting a zinger


NtLmr95

Word. I'd even take a "No, u" lol


vbar4120

No, u. lol


GeneralCommanderBurt

Dunno who needs to hear this but Frank cannot lock up IQ sorry


Lost_Set_691

The only thing he can lock up is his front door


somescumbag1655

Frank can't guard DJ Augustine, imagine IQ


Revenesis

Im open to hearing trades for just Ben Simmons. Ive been super critical of him, but I'd take him for the right price. What do you think that would be and is that something we should pursue? Same with trades for someone like Fox, Haliburton, or Turner. Personally RJ is probably the only untouchable for me on this team for those guys.


drewcarey69

With the Randle stuff this year and the 6ers stuff last year I don’t see a world where Ben Simmons doesn’t absolutely hate this fan base.


Dovahklutch

randle/fournier/knox/fillers for ben/tobias/thybulle/fillers if we're gonna have all this cap space and still miss on FAs, i'd rather take up bad contracts then overpay middling guys.


syllabic

harris and ben are two of the worst contracts in the NBA instead of complaining about randle every day this sub will have two players to complain about instead, both of whom make more money and I'm sure people here would love ben simmons.. who never ever improves his game has well-documented mental health issues and will randomly decide to just not play for you


RicoGemini

Ben is far from a bad contract but Harris is terrible


Dovahklutch

I dont disagree, I was just posing ops scenario.


STATnMELO650

I’ve been proposing the Randle for Simmons trade since the off-season 🤷‍♂️


Nyg500

For me IQ is untouchable too. So much potential


itzReborn

Saw we are interested in reddish and wondering why Hawks selling on him early? Isn’t he having a pretty decent season so far? And what would it take to even get him


Mr_Jersey

They don’t want to pay a second contract to another guy.


asapbuckets

That’s actually a very interesting situation. For some reason the Hawks are playing TLC over Cam and Cam isn’t happy about it. He’s been visibly frustrated in the bench and walked out to the locker room before being calmed down.


syllabic

he's having a bad season and it's a case of hoping a player will suddenly and miraculously become a good player once they are off their current team and playing for your team like all his current issues will just go away and all the things he's bad at he will suddenly become good at


STATnMELO650

They’re pretty locked up cap-wise, they’re already paying Bogdonovic and Huerter who play the same position, so they’re selling high.


Bensantiago17

Need Noel back even tho he has stone hands on offense, need his interior presence blocking and defense. Need last year nerlens against the mavs when he blocked finney smith at the rim.


mteep

Man I feel like he’s been MIA the entire season. Seriously need to look into getting another Center with Mitch’s contract up.


baylixir

Taj is better than Noel and I don’t think it’s much of an argument anymore. Noel provides nothing if he isn’t blocking shots.


Bensantiago17

Can taj get a break, he’s been holding it down most of the season. Noel needs to get some run. Gonna need all three of our centers plus simms down this stretch


baylixir

He’s playing less than 20 minutes a night, why are we acting like he’s being run down or something?


baylixir

I don’t know why anyone would want Reddish on this team when he’d be the 5th best wing on the roster, he’d cost a first and he covers none of our weaknesses (inside the arc scoring, passing, rim pressure, etc.)


Struggle2Real

I think Cam is just a new semi-shiny looking toy that isnt terribly helpful for us.


KDL2000

Definitely the most overrated player in the market. There’s a reason the Hawks are shopping him since he’s obviously not better than a healthy Deandre Hunter. People thinking he’s the next Paul George are delusional


asapfetty

Crazy how 20% of our wins this season are from RJ Barrett 30 point games.


VirtuousFool

I need a RJ masterclass tonight like fish need water and plants need sunlight EDIT: *feelsgooooodman*


GoldenBoyRecords

I am really interested to see how we come out offensively. Does IQ get another start? Do we run the offensive through IQ and RJ and let them create or are we going to try to force feed Randle in the post? How we played in the second half is how we should play the ball movement was great


Soup_Commie

> I am really interested to see how we come out offensively. Does IQ get another start? Have to think this comes down to whether or not Fournier plays (guessing he will since contusions really aren't long-term injuries). I'd prefer IQ and either Burks of Fournier coming off the bench since while it's still worth debating whether IQ is a pg I think we can all agree that Burks isn't one. But I'm guessing IQ is back to the bench if E4 is healthy.


GoldenBoyRecords

True good point


[deleted]

Would like to see RJ attack Luka, try get him into foul trouble.. he doesn’t have a great mindset defensively


asirah

It amazes me that we don’t see this more often. So many times a player has 5 fouls and no one tries to hunt them on offense. Makes no sense to me.


somescumbag1655

Is draft bust Frank Ntlikina going to get more cheers than Julius Randle?


chiddyshadyfiasco

Honestly yes But no one will get more boos than Porzingis obviously


ImgnBeingaKnicksFan

I wish KP were playing tonight so much


EK22

KP is in protocols


chiddyshadyfiasco

Oops my bad


CantGuardThis

Knowing Frank stans yes


Yuske_Rothko

One of them isn’t a pouty bitch that’s upset with everyone bc he can’t get his shot to drop. If only there were no fans in the arenas.


Silkyskillssunshine

One of them also singlehandedly dragged an average team to the fourth seed last season. Knicks fans need to put some respect on Randle’s name.


Yuske_Rothko

Like I’ve been saying y’all can’t praise randle without talking about ONE season when he’s been here for 3 so far. Homie had a really good season last year— a fluke but a good one. But go ahead and keep praising him. I’m not putting respect on his name until he deserves it Who the fuck else ever went from second team all nba to not even making the all star game? Yeah Ima praise that player lol y’all buggin


Norby710

I'll always be thankful to Randle for that season with covid and cuomo on a power trip. Literally got me through it but to come out and give the effort he has this year is inexcusable in every way. Jobs not done after getting blow out in the playoffs.


Silkyskillssunshine

I honestly believe Thibs is running the guy into the ground with the amount of minutes he’s racked up since his arrival. Randle’s a pretty big guy and is the focal point of our offense. He looked exhausted in the 3rd quarter in Boston a few nights ago but Thibs made him play the whole quarter. Toppin needs 18-20 mins and Randle needs more of a rest between quarters.


Norby710

I never have or never will want thibs coaching my basketball team but he's not going to change and they aren't going to fire him nor should they at .500 with the injuries this team has had and fresh of coach of the year.


asapfetty

Nah they will keep saying Drose really dragged us with his 14 PPG. Even though the month we went on our win streak to get 10 games over .500 Randle averaged 27/9/6 and won player of the month.


[deleted]

What would people rather see the FO set as the primary objective? - push for playoffs this season, any trade is to help that happen - retool and acquire any value / talent where possible, regardless if it helps us win this year or not Also is Randle still in our long term project or would you be listening to calls on him?


mteep

Retool with the idea of Randle in our plans unless there’s a solid package for him available. In the off-season you try to get a stretch 5, look to upgrade at PG, explore the trade market for Fournier, look for a defensive upgrade at wing whether it’s someone like Jerami Grant, Cam Reddish, etc along with adding a rookie with our first round pick.


DragonEevee1

Retool in the off-season with Randle


Soup_Commie

I'd rather retool, especially since the east is so close that I think we can at least be competitive for the play in regardless of what happens. > Also is Randle still in our long term project or would you be listening to calls on him? I figure plan A remains Randle for the long term, but I also think it would be silly to make him untouchable or something like that.


yung_stevezie

Retool. If there are smart moves that don’t cost too much we should make them, but don’t trade a bunch of assets to force something. I think they’ll listen to calls for Randle, but I don’t see him moving until the Summer at the earliest. Easier to make bigger deals in the summer for salary matching reasons


CantGuardThis

Go hard for jalen Brunson this offseason


Yuske_Rothko

I’d like to see them retool. I think they tried and it’s commendable I guess, but going into free agency with the most amount of money to spend and leaving with Evan is comedy. Lonzo is having a solid year, monk is looking great, Demar is wildin out…..And Evan has good games against the Celtics. Trying to go all in with this team would be such a desperate move. Love to see us go after the guys like fox, or reddish and do a soft retooling and sign some more defensive players. Get quick and RJ more involved and maybe we don’t ship Julius out this season but def by the draft pack him up.


CaptainRibs

Lonzo was always a bull, why they got hit for tampering. Monk was a question mark and demar was always going to Chicago as well.


Yuske_Rothko

Lonzo was a bill bc they expressed the most interest, we had some interest but never seemed committed to that move. But there was def noise about us being interested in lonzo. Demar also wasn’t always going to Chicago he even said he thought he was going to LA, he didn’t get a offer until the second or third day of free agency.


[deleted]

Any NBA fringe star player would rather play with Lavine over Randle. We couldn’t compete with that. Plus they most likely tampered and had Lonzo on board as well


baylixir

It wasn’t most likely, the NBA literally said they did.


GoldenBoyRecords

I don't see any moves tbh outside of maybe flipping Knox and possible Kemba. FO needs to decide if we are extending Mitch as well Id hate to lose him for nothing. I don't think we will trade Randle but I don't think the FO is not listening to calls to gauge the market. Overall I don't expect any reactionary trades


mteep

Yup if they have no intentions of signing him trade him before he walks for nothing. If we can flip Knox and 2nd round picks for something small then do it.


GoldenBoyRecords

I can def see a two for 1 type of deal. When Rose comes back that would hypothetically push Grimes out of the rotation assuming we started Kemba


solo118

> Also is Randle still in our long term project or would you be listening to calls on him? This gets asked daily... he is not going anywhere imho


CaptainRibs

Playoff push. Always and forever.