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Man seems to be coming around 10, 15 years that we have a He has a show Boehner right now, but yeah, just going to stay and chat about some MBA stuff first and foremost put up a really short clip on Alec Berks.
Uh, go check that out the videos about, like, five minutes long just showing you some of the benefits they might bring as an offensive guard.
The fact that you know, he shot you're shot.
Rude opening three past year, combined with the hey spent with the Warriors and the 70 sixes his shot really well from the corner threes or something that Tom Thibodeau wants to emphasize on this season on book.
He's not gonna be a world beater.
He's probably gonna get more than 30 minutes a night.
Um, I'm not expecting that, but given how Tom Thibodeau likes to use his guards he likes, especially when Derrick Rose went down like his guards.
Guys like Butler, Aaron Brooks like globs, guards be able to go is so able to space the floor, especially from the corners.
He's had this philosophy on the corner threes for years, right? There's not the first year of the Knicks.
He's been talking about this. The world we talk about.
Um, sweet everybody in the chat, By the way, Andy Garcia King on 61.
Guy most Elijah Flip J.
So yeah, check out the video.
Alec Berkman, this is real quick.
About five minutes.
Just emphasizing his, uh uh, you know, emphasizing his, uh, his value as a role player.
And when you talk about world players again, you know, this is the things I was I was crying about when fizzles here, you know, establishing an identity, uh, offensive and defensive philosophy so that your younger players have a room at the way they have to get better at. Right.
So a guy like Knox last year we had Thibodeau for the past two years, right? You know, not so.
Probably have been put in a better position to take more corner threes.
Um, be more depth that even though it's on him, it's on not to improve himself.
saying, Frank Sanctuary? No, even RJ.
You know, you have to give a roadmap to these younger players.
These guys were teenagers.
They don't spend much time in college.
I mean, even in high school, for the fact that it's so physically gifted versus everyone else usually have more dominant.
They'll have to learn to find the nuances of the game.
So having a role player like Alec Burst can help replace Period right 11 is competition to those guys can do at an adequate level.
They get proper playing time.
Um, that's gonna be able to like I said, Get provide a roadmap to these young guys is to better positioning a situational basketball, learning where to be on the court, the right time, learning we get the ball to at the proper time.
A guy like Albert, obviously, he's He's not a superstar, but we look at him.
His foul is foul.
Jori, I believe, was hot.
It's hires, and I said in the video is higher than Mitchell Robinson's, uh, Juice, Randalls and RJ barrettes, Right? So you're talking about a guy who can at least compared to the restaurant team, you could draw files which you want a lot of your second to do, especially in teams they're going to run.
You want them basically, slow down the game, get easy buckets in the line, put some of their key players in foul trouble, throw their game plan, throw them off their game plan.
Right when they kind of game.
See, just just to somebody just said we're semi semi is coming.
He's doing a episode right now, So you'll be here about around 8.
Oh, yeah, we have a lot of talk about we talk about, you know, going hey, with the contract basically chose for this for the Money way could talk about talk about, uh, David straight us and getting five picks and 23 picks and two player Excuse me.
Talk about Austin Rivers and his impact was essentially, we can talk about this with junior him seeking Mahmoud Abdul Raouf to him.
Man got blackballed.
FDA but Dennison Jews going him Thio fix the shot.
Hey, needs a badly.
Hey, needs a really bad He has a really we're hitting a shot and it is really holding him back, but I think just probably development uh You know, I think coming into MBA way too early again.
These lies, guys.
Just people talking about money and Oh, yeah, they could think they should be making money.
But when it comes to skills again, a lot of these technical skills are not properly developed.
You know, this guy basically got him from a mixed aviators dunking where basically, is both his knees were taken out.
He had a challenging both his knees, and this guy was still jumping like a freaking kangaroo.
You know, I'm saying on Look what happened with the Mavericks, right? He averaged 13 to 15 points his first year, and he got pushed out because of Luka on day.
Couldn't find value for him as a off guard. Right.
So that is what you're gonna move.
Move up to our roof is definitely.
While we could talk about bam out of bio 106 $163 million extension from the heat.
Doc, why could you make me the ambassador play? But anyway, uh, yeah.
I mean, that is glorious.
Um, then you have Terry Rozier flirting with the Clippers.
We like the tweet with the Hornets.
Basically with someone saying that he fit with the Clippers, which he probably would because it be a scoring guard.
Because that's not a team that that was the only team of both George and Hawaii.
Probably go more is Oh, um, that you probably expect.
I mean, people are germs.
Bicycle, ice or the and the guy just need have a scoring guard.
Obviously, your boy, um your boy uh, Patrick Beverley is not doing it offensively.
He's just not that type of player is probably better off coming off the bench or asking the other team second units, uh, their scores to keep things in check.
Yeah, Brennan Ingram also got a big contract to was a five year 158 was it? We're bringing get And everybody's saying that Talk.
Oh, man, we should get breeding dogs.
So this time and time again would be nice.
If it is nice to throw in the contract, CBO take it.
But there's no way that that that pelicans team and I put money I put on it.
The pelicans could redo the draft.
They'll probably take your boy on my boy.
My son John Moran e.
I put money on it if they could go back and redo that draft because again the best ability is availability.
And a guy like Zion? Yeah.
The dunks in college, er I watched so many players.
I've watched so many players in college throw all these beautiful dunks, these explosive plays And he couldn't replicate that same so called dominance on the N B.
A level right, and I'll give it to Zion.
He has great feet around the basket, right? But he has a space of full while my time, my little spurt team.
He's not a good shooting yet, right? He still needs to be around.
The basket would be most effective.
He's a good pass. He has a good passer.
But again, available is the best ability with a kid who looked like it was 2 96 6 to 90 already coming with a bad knee injury or meniscus, which I believe is the hardest.
The hell out of all the injuries, McCool Minusca, not This is the hardest Thio and his body is ready.
Ebola, which is like the worst form, superb, etcetera.
Go check out Ben Saunders.
Video on this is the worst body type tohave regards to support that you have to exert a lot of hip torque explosion put money on it.
That pelicans team would redo and take Jabarin.
Yeah, my son is Demitra, But I got I got several sons, man, I got several sons.
Yeah, we were going to give Hayward four years.
Yeah, yeah, but you know what that says about Hayward, though? That says that Hey, where he knows that his body is not the same anymore.
Simple is that he knows that his body is not the same anymore.
He can't run like that.
He knows he's not gonna be a top notch players.
So you you are a player that the spotlight and the pressure could be on him because he probably knows his body because he knows his body is just kind of little broken down.
He had to Ridiculous injuries.
What I'm saying, um, it's unfortunate, but look, he took the money.
I can't I can't blame you.
Took the security.
Now, is that a blessing? The skies, But next probably.
I mean, even I was talking about Oh, should not that we should get what we should go out and get one free.
But if he's available for cheap, you get him.
And so now he's going with cheap, get her.
But maybe the next.
I don't know what they're building again.
People coming out.
No, you I'm not handing next.
I just don't know what they're doing.
Maybe that's a good thing, right? Clandestine.
Don't let anybody know what card you're holding.
When I look at this team, it's a lot of.
It's a lot of one year deals, and we have a lot of younger players on this team.
Now I will say about Tom Thibodeau.
Yes, people say Lee isn't like younger plays.
But even Tom Thibodeau's well, too, is that he likes with his offenses.
He's not a guy without a vision.
His offenses go Look, you don't look at how his team played with him without their grows.
Look, you know how the wolves played, right? Can you Great players, He can.
You run certain place into the ground.
Maybe he has that to him as well, too.
But I think what Tom Thibodeau with this team, it's is gonna be a lot of these younger kids is not to put up a shut up man again.
Frankly, Lucchino's a guy with for each and every day.
But I gotta go online and arguing people about Frank.
This is that they're a bunch of guys in this legal done move improved on teams that trash.
But they had two or three coaches in the span of two years or so with the G.
M s is a bunch of turmoil, upheaval.
These guys have improved.
So is it that the Knicks of drivers so bad that we don't have any of those guys? We're driving really legit.
Don't have any talent.
Those guys really aren't.
Are they not really that good or they're not playing up to the level of ability they can.
Like I said, the first two years, especially in physical, is here.
If I'm a rookie, I'm I'm making as many aggressive mistake's possible.
I'm trying my best to push the envelope.
I'm not going to sit here and allow the NBA or allow this terrible coach or allow this GM or the ownership.
I'm not allowed to dictate to me my career.
Okay, you guys suck.
Wanna be a pump? All right, I'm gonna I'm gonna take your spot.
Why do you think Marcus Morris was so successful? And I have to say so.
Mark shows it was a veteran Marcus Morris in Globe like that or any other team.
If Marcus Morris played like the way you play with the Knicks, he would have gotten a bigger contract for some somebody else. Obviously.
Puts here in there.
But he played like he played like a borderline go to guy with the Knicks.
I didn't say sorry.
You say superstar, but a borderline go to guy.
We could depend on him to make big shots to play.
Isolate, hit the three play decent, decent defense.
But he saw that he came to the next. So people of food.
That's why I love markets more so much.
Man, I got so much respect him and I say I love him but got so much respect because I see him and is like he didn't allow any of the situation.
The cir***stances dictate anything to him.
Marcus Morris could have came here, played a role player, went off and sign with the Clippers.
Probably have got pricing.
We have traded me for a second round of being plays good.
He's like, No, I'm a ball out and he wanted to stay here.
So I'm saying, Man, MBA is not It is not.
It is not a Children's league, bro.
It has Children in it.
Why do you think there's so much turnover? Why do you guys think there's so much turnover? So many talented players each and every year come to India and so many of them go right back out and play overseas.
Quick, get a job here and there.
Because this league is not for little kids.
Man, as much as watered down is compared to other errors, it's still not little kids league man, you gotta put up a shut up, Frank.
You gotta put up a shut up.
Yeah, you've been shooting whatever.
40% from 23 but you're not taking enough for them.
Let me see how many threes friend has been taking this season or took last season.
Responds Guy's name, leukemia, things to shot 32% from three on the attempted 2.
But I think from corner three shot like 40%.
But what is that? How many threes is detail? Like 11 a year.
You got to find it like a finds that advance shooting.
There's also my with frank man like dogs.
You allowed you allowing the cir***stances dictate your value in his league.
I want Teoh a game.
Locks e think corner threes is somewhere here.
Hold up, E No, Corner three is around here somewhere.
Why is it not sure? But I'm trying to find corner threes.
I know it's something around here because I've seen it before so that they would that they would.
Frank man is like a root for these guys.
Man, anybody's a homegrown product route.
People saying I'm coming up the Knox and I'm coming up to Knox.
But you gotta be aggressive in this league, bro.
This week doesn't wait for nobody.
Man, this does not wait for nobody.
And you're on a bad team like you gotta be uber aggressive.
I right. That's why I appreciate RJ.
Yes, RJ has all these.
They say all these lower percent of what? He's aggressive.
I like that because I can pull it back and then refinance game to make it even better.
But if you're not aggressive, what what am I working with? If you give me a lot of dough for pizza, I can cut off a piece.
I cut off a piece.
I only need this much for pizza and I make the best pizza, Not Ray's.
Pizza is the best in Brooklyn, by the way.
Best in New York, best in the world.
But if you give me a little piece, I'm like, What can I do with this one slice? I don't What? So I don't like when people make it seem like? I don't know if I root for these guys every single day, bro.
I just at one point you Sometimes you gotta grow up, man Mr Robinson and and Sit made an excellent point on one of these shows. Not last.
Or maybe it's show, but maybe the show.
Maybe last Almeida get a great point to show you said a guy like Mitch Robinson spent all this time in the summer, and you practice all these three pointers and stuff.
Where's your better footwork? Where's your defensive a***en? Drills better a footwork to make sure you're not jumping in the air form for for head fakes, using your height to probably defend, usually a feet around the basket to create, uh, moves to get to the cover where those moves the three.
All that stuff is cool. That that's fine.
But we seem for two years that, you know, maybe you might do it, But you have to start.
You have to start to work on moves that better fit you as a big man is not saying he's gonna go back to the basket game, but he could have a few dribble moves we could spin.
He has a long steps.
Create that one long step spin right in the basket.
So I mean, someone said, just because it's not well, let me answer.
Let me tell you this.
They may pull like this, and if they're working on it and they're not, they're not is not shown in the season.
That's even worse.
That means they're just not that good.
You put all this hard working and it doesn't show up on the court.
That means just not enough.
So is that the case, Grant first Rogers.
Maybe maybe these guys aren't good enough.
Maybe you've been drafting terribly past for years.
What I'm saying, I'm just saying I'm not saying that, you know, It may sound like sometimes I sound like, Oh, you gotta be in the gym for someone.
But you're on a bad team like the Knicks, bro.
I don't wanna hear about fortnight.
I just don't wanna hear about it.
You know, what I mean is that you're studying and you keep feeling test your parents that you're playing video games.
And I'm just like, I don't want to hear about you wanting the neck, the new PS five or something like that or PS four back then that it was PS one PS two.
I don't wanna hear about you went down to get your grades up.
That's what it is.
I don't wanna hear about these guys or anything else.
Now, you could do that on your own time.
But you better do that in private.
Because as mostly as long as the Knicks are bad, as long as you're not delivering, no one wants to hear about any extracurricular stuff, man.
you're making millions of dollars and people who are working at pay for Knicks tickets that they really probably should be buying because they want to see a beloved team winning.
I'm not one of these fans that say I don't insult people.
I know I don't come in. People's personal.
I'm not want these people operate you and act like a P because, you know, you had a bad game.
You walk into the locker room, I'm gonna safety.
I got security. I'm talking. I'm not one of those people.
I think those people are trash.
But, you know, if you're not showing me progress in the court, how can I support the product? How can I Why would I want to buy jerseys? Why would I want to buy tickets? What I'm saying, So I'm hoping that look, they got my mood. Abderraouf.
DLJ's working him.
Hopefully D j also needs to I wish, you know, I don't know about what it is about this G.
I just don't think that he's He has to go to that Trey Burke.
Well, we get that Trey Burke reform, right? You got to go down to the G legal for in this game to be a proper point guard because it's not just the shooting is also decision making.
I've seen him where we had, like, 14 seconds off the clock.
He didn't get past anybody.
I forgot who I could see the play now and I can't remember who it was.
Maybe when you play Indiana e remember, because I put in my Instagram video, there's two shot a shot on somebody and they blocked the crap and it was like the worst decisions.
Like though you created no space.
I mean, the guy had good defense, so you should just pass it out.
I'm saying, Let me see what you guys are saying.
You're bugging their and your three go to moves happened with time.
Um, it is about to get literally.
LeBron James had no go to moves down low in the post, spent one year Olajuwon.
His post production went up exponentially.
His regular season average didn't really go out, and it was like the same thing.
His postgame went up exponentially.
This guy who came in MBA really couldn't shoot, didn't really have much for post game.
So it's all about the time of the work you put in.
I'm from the Kobe Jordan school.
Where is like you put up a shut up? I'm not going to sit and wait till game.
Where we got to resign you.
Then we start to see the But that's not how basketball goes, bro.
That's not Whoa, that's not That's not that's not a basketball goes room like you make way too many excuses for bad for bad play.
I want usto this, right? Yeah, a lot of these guys, Yo, Stephen Jackson said it right, he tells his players, Do not care about basketball.
And you know, the thing is, I'll say this about these basketball players.
Now I'm giving this'll legal.
All these guys have been playing.
They play basketball 24 F and 74 since there were 89 They're getting groomed as little kids to be basketball stars, right? So the the wear and tear mentally I can see how it could break down the player where they just don't care anymore.
I can totally understand that, but once you're on this level, there are expectations of you.
Like if you don't wanna pay more, you know, you could leave.
You could go Fair enough.
If you're playing, if you're in the lead.
I'm just saying, But I can't understand the weird hair, man.
These guys in the system is dirty.
Man system takes advantage of life.
These young kids man is discussing it When these kids don't make it, man is like, it's disgusting.
It's a very discussing.
Uh, let me see some of your comments, man.
Zion is better than Ingram.
I don't know about that.
Um, how is he? Better in England? What? What does I am done to show that he's better in England? Does he project better than Ingram? Still projections, right? Anyone at least at least had m v p like season.
Zion hasn't fair enough.
He's a rookie because I am came and he can't.
He hasn't even been healthy enough to stay on the court.
All right, we were hoping right, but I wouldn't go so far.
And if that was the case, as I was so much better in England, I put money.
They would have resigned so quickly or they would have given way to deal with you and we'll move on from England because I'm pretty sure the teams are interested.
There's like, No, he's probably vacation.
He's gonna stay with Republicans and this is a guy who last year or the year before the Lakers I remember I wasn't saying this because I always thought it was a talented.
People are, at least in the mainstream media.
They talk about how Ingram or he's a But I've heard people call him a bust.
I said No, he's playing with LeBron James and he's not a LeBron James type player.
He's not a bus, He's a guy.
He's a do it all forward.
The hit from the mid range, drive to the basket, space out a little bit.
That's not a sporty, even though I think he did actually fairly well, I think shot 38%.
Is she for three? Let me see.
Yeah, he shot you shot 39% last year.
He shot 30 33% shot 39% this year, over six point to attempt.
Last year, he shot 33% of the 1.
8 attempts right, so people always So anyone was good.
I don't care what no one says.
Always anyone's guy just thought they realize Run and LeBron James experiment kind of just destroyed everything put away.
Because I know that last year the Lakers, with a 1 35 36 games, had a team that was development, but got a piece.
Right? Um, so, yeah, everybody again, Please check out the Alec Berg video man.
Um, it's up right now is really shorts.
I'm also doing also Rivers Video man.
Just wanna ****yze some of these players that come to the Knicks if there's any value, because again, it also want to do a video when I break downtown.
Thibodeau's offensive philosophies, um you know, break down his time with the Bulls, take break down this time with the wolves to kinda observe and see how he utilized.
I mean, you've seen all the reports, but it was just cool to have a video, put up some some stats and some context to explain how he basically kind of geared his offense or change.
Adapted his offense once he wants key players.
Can you look at this team right now? Also Rivers, you know, and I will say this about Austin Rivers.
This is this may surprise you.
It's also Rivers during the playoffs.
I can't libro, you know, they did say, you know, his defense is fairly solid.
I is he a top nice to fentanyl, But he did rank.
And for what it's worth, according to this article by TBN, when he was on the Houston Rockets, he waas uh, why can I read? Oh, he ranked 65th out of 96 point guards in defensive riel plus minus.
He says he doesn't get many steals.
He doesn't create many turnovers.
But according to synergy, he allows 9.
6 point 965 points per possession, which place him in the 50th 50th percentile, right? Most of his issues, interesting enough, are pronounced when the opposing team gets multiple guys involved, so he's probably not good on picking roles.
He's probably good on probably following his defender around off of screens and double screens to basically get him away from his prime.
His prime ball handler was prime prime assignment.
It says that no one wants to narrow rivers chance of getting a stop grows considerably.
He knows how the leverages hype, but arguably his most underrated attributes his quickness, a vital ingredient and not getting shipped by leagues.
Shift this ball hammers.
And here's another interesting stat by your boy for your boy also Rivers.
Uh, it says Aiko is credit is to credit for sparking discussion about Roman's defense.
Who the hell psycho? Oh, Kelly ico of athletic.
Okay, I tell you, Ekoko, I'm sorry that the person originally was right about it.
They said that Eco's to credit for sparking discussion about Rivers defense.
His story points into how the 26 year old created problems for Stephon Curry and Klay Thompson, Rivers defendant Curry on 94 possessions in three games, limiting him to 27 points on 11 for 31 shooting.
That's pretty **** good.
That's pretty **** good.
Basically, Thompson got less success.
Oh, no, it says Thompson.
Oh, yeah, Tom's experience experience greater success.
17 points on seven for 12 shooting.
Curry struggles are particularly interesting because outside of his dominance against Houston this season, no other rocket has success comparable to Rivers, including P.
Tucker and Chris Paul Curry Port in 84 points in those three contests and did so on 60.5%.
So awesome rivers.
Man, I It's so awesome.
Rivers so much, Man, it's awesome.
Rivers, I can't libro the kid may have something.
And last year he actually shot fairly.
Now again, he was playing alongside Westbrook and Harden, which could say a lot right when the Knicks he's not gonna be playing with that type of talent to basically take attention off of him right on.
You know, you don't want to kill like that falling back into the I did that.
He's some lead point guard because he's not really cool.
It was really a a shooting guard.
You wanna call him that? Uh, last year, he shot last year.
Also, River shot 35.
6% from three off.
Four shots, four shot attentions is which is actually I was actually I was highest.
So the highest he shot, So yeah, he had a few years.
We shot friendly high and relative to attempt.
So when he was with the l A Clippers, he shot 37 2016, 17.
He shot 37% over four attempts next shot 37.
They shot the next day he dipped to 13.
8% of 4.3 attempts.
That's pretty interesting.
Why don't Yeah, I gotta see.
Do you Do you? Do you get a bigger role? So 2018 19 with the Clippers? Let me see.
Do you get a bigger role with that team? Let me see.
Let me look at his usage.
Oh, so his uses 2018 and 19.
So when he had higher usage, he shot a lot better.
So those two years I just mentioned 16, 16, 17, 70 18.
He had around 2020.
6% usage that in the next years, uh, 12, 18, 19.
We shot poorly from three.
You know, we had about, like, 14 to 15% usage, but then in Houston last year at 15.
6% use became more efficient with the same amount of touches in those other years, man.
So Hudson Dixon, are you a Knicks fan? Yes, I am a Knicks fan, so I think he's a Lakers fan.
So we'll see. Man. Also Rivers coming in.
Ah, three year deal.
So definitely your boy, because if you sit in threes and playing good defense, right that, what does that say about Frank? What would that say about Frank? Because, Frank, this would be his last year.
Frank has the ball out.
Frank has to give you give you better because you're also trying to have higher usage.
Also, really, Really.
8, uh, points last year.
He's not really that type of player.
Uh, he's shot like I said 35.
6% from three of the four attempts.
Frankly, Lucchino has to match that.
He has to match that somehow.
Give you 36% from three with at least 33.
54 attempts a game because Frank becomes expendable.
All services here on a three year deal for for 10 million.
3222233 million a year versus Frank is getting what, five million a year.
You can't justify giving Frank by me in a year divorce the rivers and more productive than him plays good defense and scoring or can score.
Now Granted also is doing alongside other, better players around him.
But you know him coming over there is no, like Frank has the upper hand.
Frank has been playing with crappy plays around, I guess, but it's not as if people honing in on on Frank.
So I'm telling you guys, Thibodeau, with these signings, we might think they're bumming signings.
And granted, we didn't sign thes thes guards wouldn't sign these top so called top level players.
Maybe this year was not the year toe overpaid for certain players, right? We don't have a philosophy down pack.
We don't have the system down pack.
Um, even though I still think we should've got Rondo, we should have gotten a high level point.
Guards at least be able to facilitate and get players of all right so they can perform at a higher level versus having a point guard who can't believe facilitates.
So you basically take out a whole bunch of players that could have happened right there.
You know that opportunity cost right? You could have had this play, but, you know, if it wasn't for this crappy freaking point guard the airplane.
What I'm saying so e don't know, man.
I don't know. Frank.
Frank getting paid what? Four or five million? Tell you he's a smart signings in these air competition competition.
That's why I said, if Frank gives you 15 a year 15 13, 15 points per game.
A shooting 40% from 33.
544 attempts a game.
Okay, maybe we justified give you a decent contract.
Nothing too big.
But also Rivers is coming in and again.
That's the guy can you probably want to show now again.
Also was to me again.
I think he's overcoming a college from Duke.
I think he left wait early, that first shot, but I don't think they had a winning record that first you do with that person over here to do? Um, probably my favorite of his father, Right? Came off a little spoiled.
Is that, uh would you, Mac, did you and this This This this guy, First of all, this guy comes in looking like a boot like chef.
Don't ever use this picture.
If you heard what I was saying about Frank, I was actually saying that getting bringing in Austin Rivers on a three year deal for 10 million when he's been more efficient from the three and is a decent defender puts a lot of pressure on guys like Frank to perform.
And I'm saying the conditions with which Frank has performed to justify him even being here next year.
You wanna so called resigning this guy Who hoodie.
Mac Sujudi, McMahon.
This this guy comes in talking trash, man, but, yeah, I don't know who else we're gonna sign right now.
They're still talking.
About what? D j. Obviously, he's always been signed already.
I think they're talking about now.
They're talking about Jefty.
Oh, but, you know look like this, man.
Your boy, your boy.
Uh, your boy, uh, Tom Thibodeau has done ah lot.
Relatively, a lot with little right.
Jimmy Butler came in. Jimmy Butler.
Wasn't this highly tired of shooting guard coming in? May do, Obviously, after Derrick Rose went down again a lot more ice, a lot more shots from the post, a lot more shots from the elbow utilizing Jack and know to be a facilitator.
Unique facilitator, giving you know, 77 ft center.
Couldn't couldn't shoot but could pass out of his is a cassette.
You guys like Aaron Books? I mean, he at one point was playing with guys like Keith Bogans.
Like Keith Bogans made Lowell Deng kind of, you know, providers.
You want to say, even on the day before when you have been there, ***, you had some really good years, but, uh, found a lot of value and guys like, you know, lol Deng I said Aaron Brooks and the butler Uh, yeah, it remains to be See, I just wonder who the guys again I mentioned Go check out the video Alec Berg that I did on.
Do you will see that this value and especially from the corner three and again.
Alec Berg is a guy that for most his career was not a guy who's a good three point shooter or like he didn't take many attention.
It was this game, and I think that when he's with the Jazz and then he was with the Cleveland Sacramento I think you still looked at as more like a so called quintessential or prototypical shooting guard, right? Kind of just attacked.
But you know, when you become when these role players, you know, you learn how to add other parts of the game.
And he definitely added the three point shot to his game again.
He shot really well from the corner.
Three shot 50% from the from the left corner three and then about 47% from the right corner three, which is both above league average.
And Thibodeau wants to emphasize this corner threes.
I wonder if I could ask you guys, if you guys are paying attention right now, who are the guys you think will flourish? Who? The guys you think that we all called so called called bus or guys that we don't think we'll do great that you think will flourish under under Tom Thibodeau and the guys you think that are kinda gonna falter.
Fall by the wayside alongside Tom Thibodeau playing Tom Thibodeau? Because I'm interested because a guy like knocks that three pointer you know, again, he's not gonna have a system he had with Kentucky, but if he's getting a lot of folks from a corner three he has to make those to at least give us a floor level of production to say he's gonna be good, right? I do think that I do think he's gonna feature Frank a lot, especially off the bench, because I think he's gonna value that defense.
I think he wants to have a team that can generate again.
He said it like, you know, it's point on the video.
He said he wants to have a team where you could generate a lot of files.
Um, get to the free throw line a lot of easy buckets.
Use that to basically a lot of times they use aggressive guards off the bench to kind of throw another teams, uh, their second unit.
Or, if they leave some of their prime players and throw them off right.
Get some of the top players in foul trouble.
Use aggressiveness, uh, draw files to stop another team's momentum, which is smart.
Um, that's why Tom Thibodeau he likes his aggressive guards.
You know Jeff Teague when he's what when he came over to the Wolves, you know, he's known for being aggressive with the Hawks.
Jimmy Butler became uber aggressive.
That's where basically found his game.
Obviously, even Aaron, Brooks and Brooks, basically, you know, came alive of that team right now.
I think he went over to Houston and kind of falter.
Right? Uh, I think he's looking for a contract, right with Chicago's was at it books.
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Entrees? Uh, probably John from Bronx, first of suits.
And being from the Bronx, the Bronx is like Iraq, bro.
But anyway, New York and I'm the next next legacy When I was 10.
What do you think of knows, Rivers? This dude comes in.
I literally just talked about all these guys.
Except for no, no, no.
L Nerlens Nerlens Noel.
So what? Rivers again? I think that he's a solid defender can shoot the three is interesting ways with the Clippers.
When he had high usage, he shot better.
He shot? Yeah, more attempts and a better percentage from three.
And then when he kind of got when he went to the Houston Rockets obviously became more of a role player off of Harden and then Chris Paul than harder than Westbrook.
Uh, he became, you know, he kind of We found a stroke in the in the last season, right? So I think that him being coming here for 10 million for three years at 3.
33 33 million on then that's a lot cheaper.
And frank Obvious.
That's another option so that Frank falters or Frank doesn't.
Frank has to basically put up or shut up and put a better stats.
And, you know, also is gonna come in and again from the article I just read.
Actually, let me see if I could at the Post this article.
What is from the basketball network dot com also Rivers isn't isn't elite defender better think it says something like that, but it's saying that he's not only defender base better than what people think.
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I'm just gonna take a picture of the link so I could just said it's too soon.
So I got like also rivers.
Um Yeah, I think that is coming in.
Uh, because I'm gonna use the point about these anymore as a shooting guard off guard, but a kid who could defend again.
They send this article that he seems to be better off defending ISO, that he knows how to use his hips.
And I was using his body to gain leverage of defenders as a driving on, which is great.
That's nothing I Frank has done, I think fairly well.
Um, you know, they given that they're basically saying he's a solid defender.
He ranked 65th amongst amongst 96 point guards and defensive real plus minus right, according to synergy dot com.
And I'm gonna sign percentages about 30 bucks a month ago.
But they have great stuff.
Synergy dot com You want to know, like really ****ytics? Go city dot com Se Rivers allows 300.
965 points per possession, which place him in the 50% college.
Just average seen drivers.
But they said that essentially his best defense comes one on one right where he's not stuck in a pic.
You know, several players basically, uh, gallon on him to basically stop him or get him away from the ball handler.
So one on one, it seems like he's developed into a solid defender again.
You know, I like the fact that Thibodeau is getting guys who fits his offense philosophy.
Really well, guys who get the three, especially the corner three, which he wants Guys like birds too aggressive and obviously brings him over.
Please, I'm gonna be a big time starting, not the savior of the Knicks, but get guys who fit the role, so at least you have a blueprint.
It's the same thing I've been saying about.
Physical people are killing me.
No chance, No physical.
Give me the blueprint so your rookies and young players know how to play.
This is not Dwyane Wade.
Chris Bosh, LeBron James.
Have Dwyane Wade dribble or LeBron James dribble on top, beat his his defender and kick out to the perimeter.
If he gets caught, gets hot women and I have the way we play off of him.
That's not basketball.
That's three top notch Hall of Fame players playing together and using this approach talent to win.
Remember, even when all the years only won two championships and one of those extremely lucky, so fortunate to do so.
Nerlens Noel, Um Or like, uh, competition behind Miss Robinson, I think is great.
And another guy, I think the thing with Taj Gibson's that Taj Gibson's game really didn't mirror Miss Robinson's.
So just to say from the learning standpoint now, I'm not saying no one is the one who's here one of your five minutes going to say it like, yeah, so let's go together.
I'm gonna help you Rich Robinson become a better play.
Not He's like I'm trying.
I'm trying out computers.
I'll get another contract.
Remember, you turn on that contract? Or was it It's a force for for 70.
What was the contract? He could have gone for the Mavericks and better himself and lost, Um, but again, Mr Robinson, Like I said when D.
Was here, Mitch Robinson's footwork down low on defense.
Not on offense, but this footwork against the fenders look a lot more improve when D.
Was here, Right? Um, so it's up to Mitch Robinson to gain as much as you can from a guy like yours alone.
Who was a consummate pro who probably I need I'm gonna look actually look up his defensive stats, but I think at this point is probably aim or sound defender, not to say is more dynamic.
Right, but smarter defendant Miss Robinson.
Um, Mr Robinson.
Robinson, obviously, he's in the twilight of his career.
Obviously a freaking looking, but he has two more years.
He has to learn.
Yes, I learned better.
Better technical skills of the game, right? Better foot work into the basket.
Netherlands No, well, kind of medicine in terms of offense, but defensively could learn from him.
We need Miss Robinson to be there in the third quarter when teams are trying to make pushes and trying to make runs. You can't be.
You can't have four or 5000 in the middle of the third quarter.
We got to take him out and utilize guys like Julius Randle and Taj Gibson defend other teams Front court that that that that can't happen if your premiere defender can't have of your premier center right? Really? Go Bear knows.
How do you leverage his body's not jumping for everything he knows.
Okay, You might get your shot off. I know Miami.
Your face is gonna make it a lot more harder for you to do it.
That's and he probably has one of the, uh I'll probably bet right now if you look at the defense is split between defensive field goal percentage in field goal percentage, field goal percentage amongst other players.
But players when they play against everybody else.
But Corbyn, I'm pretty sure that that that split or that margin is probably the highest in the league, right? Mr.
Robb's has learned how to become a better defender against all players.
Like people talking about Obi Topping is gonna lead into Mr Robinson.
Robinson is not a defender where you wanna be just leading everybody into I'm not again.
Help side defense is good.
I'm talking about when he leaves his man and the guy still dribbling, He has a pick up his dribble and he could catch Mr Robinson.
I'm not sure if he's that type of guy that you wanna you wanna put him into and over time now to get defenders.
Yeah, way again.
Miss Robson has to improve his defensive game, has to be nice and includes his footwork develop a nice little touch shot from the foul line from the mid range.
Within on the baseline, he's gonna have a lot of opportunities.
All that three point shooting shot God Shammgod stuff.
Now he's showing a lot of threes. He has.
He has taken a you have seen videos him practicing the corner three right if he's serious about doing the series about doing it.
Where is Hunter? Swot weight? Put on a shirt.
Uh, but he said Miles Power is gonna be a Knicks sleeper.
Let's see, Man, let's see about miles power again.
That's He's a six to guard.
Uses last year's numbers dip, but he also had a concussion and a foot injury.
We kind of drive to the basket. Shot about.
Played about 22.
His possessions were off ball shot fairly well off balls.
Well, to, um is a good three point shooter.
If you look at this look, don't look at his last year.
Look at his junior.
I think that's a better indicator of his talents. Right.
I want to thank D is J.
And friend doesn't look like a California chef with, like, a show on, like, the freakin home shopping network or something like that.
But TLC or something like that.
I want to thank PSG and Frank for being so trash that we have to watch Peyton Rivers next year.
Oh, well, so so much for the enthusiasm.
Coming. I agree.
That's what I'm saying.
I don't think he's gonna be here. Toe.
Are we ever gonna get a **** point guard? Because you tell me, bro, I wanted Look, Frank Jackson just signed with the thunder.
I believe so. Republicans are down.
What? Three point guards.
So and, uh, Carol Lewis.
But I think they have one more e.
Think they have one more? Um, I think they have one more.
Um, so I think that lonzo ball trade unless they really believe in blood.
So they might believe in blood.
So, Stan Van Gundy, I think that blood so fits more of lonzo balls.
Vision? Um, type of point guard, right.
Aggressive bulldog point guard can shoot the three things I like 33% from three last year.
Uh, it may be seen if they want to stick with them because they can't and they find success with blood.
So with those younger players, right.
Um, then maybe Alonso's up.
Maybe the father caused enough ruckus to be like, All right, he's not worth keeping here.
Is, like another guard behind.
But so unless they're looking to try to trade blood, so But that contract was blood When making 15 year. 15 13.
I think I was making 11.
Is it country thing? Lands was making 11.
He signed a four year deal.
Yep, 11 million this year.
So I don't always happen with him.
I just I sent him toe the link.
Let me just send us a link.
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Blah blah Rosie, Rosie and stuff like want to go to the Clippers? How do you feel about Rosie going to clippers.
I think you're thinking they needed aggressive garden score, right? They have a bunch of YSL place or things.
I think your land you should net.
I haven't watched enough of land you submit, but I thought he would have fit well, as like a space shooter.
We could feed it too, if all the tensions on poor Georgia and quiet letter, I guess they didn't really see.
Now my interest, How was talking all this trash, All this trash and always a little cryptic tweets and, well, he's passive aggressive tweets.
I guess you want to give them money like you went to the Lakers? Would be a bench player.
Was the legs to be a bench player, man.
He told him trash to the Clippers like dogs.
Okay, so why is he asked me about the these guys capping, man.
All right, I'm gonna just keep talking, man.
Let's Let's get to it, man.
Let's get to it.
Oh, yeah, I gave you a, uh, but saluted remnant and arrow Evil heart Diehard.
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So who do you guys want at the point guard position again? I want Lonzo.
I wish you could've gone, Rondo.
Then that's crazy.
Rondo went to the Hawks for what, Two years? Two years? Nine million? We went through a two years 50.
I'm sorry. Two years. 50 million.
And how they got Bob.
Donna, *****, You got trade young.
So he's probably playing behind trade Young, **** you rather go and play behind trade young that come to the Knicks and probably play start at 2025 minutes at night and lead us then that this is how bad next? Got it, man.
This how bad things got even your boy Go ahead, you know that.
I think going he was going to take the money.
But still, man, this is what is happening, Nick.
So the Knicks are gonna again people talking about you and it's not Nothing comes in on Nick's unless we start winning Toy and Bob a tow lfc.
Get out of here.
That Liverpool crap out here.
Manchester United all day, baby.
And we won today.
Baby, you wanna champions league. Watch yourself, bro.
I want Frank to get the job and shows where supporters season.
All right, let me ask you, give me.
Give me a level of production of stat line for the season that you would be okay with and say, Okay, Frank has turned a new leaf.
What would be what would be the level production will be The stat line you give me will be like, All right.
I was wrong about Frank.
Frank has changed.
Um, what I'm saying, give me a stat line for that.
You talk about Lonzo.
Lonzo can't shoot free throws making shoot the three.
He shot what, 30 37 or 38%.
37% from three over.
6 attempts this season last season.
And that was better than the previous season at 32%.
So lines of the shooter just can't shoot free throws.
You shot? You shot 50% from the three from the three point line from the free throw line, because again he could.
Lonzo can't shoot.
Yo, bro, do you want me Thio want me? I just told you the statue right now, bro.
I just told you the stats, bro.
Lonzo ball can shoot threes.
At least last year.
He can show you could shoot this.
Don't cap out like that.
He has to make all defensive team. No, no, no.
Because all you guys talk about his defense ain't This is defense in that.
Give me a stat line.
You'll be happy with that.
Y'all say Lonzo ball? I mean, uh, Frank maquina has turned into leave because we have to be objective.
Okay, These guys have not been playing good to give us If these guys improved.
We can't say and say, Oh, he's a bum because we don't wanna be looked like we're wrong.
We gotta say, What is the proper stat line from Franklin? Lykina says he's a legit guard.
Now he's a legit off guard.
Complain the MBA, Or at least they play the next plane.
Pay with the Knicks is like the least you could get.
Give me a legit that line, man.
Hopefully Frank, Frank, all y'all Frankie's can get a shape up like Guillermo.
There's a fade, sucker.
I said, suck that.
There's a fade clown.
Alright, This guy Frank got a double, Double.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You see? Come on, dogs come.
All right, Now you're being you're being You're being absurd, man.
Now you wanna be absurd.
You see, boy, I can't get a shape of it.
You just look like you look like a California chef with that.
That's why you making a smile like what is this? Are you like, how you doing? Like, a show or something.
But anyway, no, give me a real stat line that you say.
Frankly, Lykina has turned a new leaf.
Let's do it for everybody.
Well, frank and knocks.
I already told you I Frank gives me 13 to 15 points.
Shoes 30 anywhere from 35 to 38%.
Percent from three.
5 to 4 attempts a game And give me a free throw away because I think it's free.
Throw drawer is like 17% which is terrible.
She's not going to the basket is not aggressive.
He's not drunk fouls, right? Got to give me a free throw percentage rate at least in the mid in the mid twenties, mid twenties and better you give me that? You give me five assists.
Six assists? I've been saying for five assists because you're playing more as off guard.
Maybe you may not be for something as much.
Maybe maybe Clinton a corner to take advantage of the corner threes.
And we'll say Frank is turning a new leaf. Man.
Come on, man. We gotta be objective.
Guys. We can't be issuing these players all the time.
That's unfair, man.
We're being unfair with some of these players.
Man, The mellow is so trash.
What do you say that, man? You ever seen this guy? Please, Jim.
A rock in the oh, man, you guys, they're wrong for 12.
7 assists, keep other guards under 30 points.
That's respectable, man.
That's true. I forgot. We just can't.
Uh if he gives me Lonzo stat line, I'll admit I'm wrong.
Alonso, Stat line.
Everybody called us out on this or is a He'll say his hoodie, man, because he has two accounts.
One is our party.
I believe that's that Z Southeast Asian.
So she went to that.
Uh, is that Thai? The Thai Vietnamese time mushroom, um, Lonzo ball stats.
So here's a stat line for Lonzo Ball that he that Frank Lucchino has to achieve for him.
So, yeah, this is even worse than what I said.
So Lonzo, frankly could have to put up 11.8 points.
1 rebounds, seven assists.
That's pretty **** good.
40.3% from three off off.
Oh, he even shot better than what I said.
Said what? What? What is this? Oh, that's what Sorry.
40% from the field was not great.
Like I said, he's had 6.
36 point three attempts.
I was even better than what I said.
That stuff that's tough for your time and salute.
I guess you guys are all coming from from since Channel. So solutions.
Simmons is probably coming in.
I gave him the correct What's he's trying, Cap? He's doing a show.
You get this out.
Doing the show is fair enough.
So that's what I was gonna give you are frankly, can you got to give you so you just gotta be.
He basically be a 33 and e r specialist on the team, man.
Yeah, being three and D specialist on the team, man.
So starts out with that stock price.
Napoli should be doable.
We all know you guys are coming from Sim Showman.
I can't see you, man.
Once the floodgates, the floodgates open the, uh Oh.
Seems right here on my battle there.
You know what I'm saying? How you doing, man? I'm good, brother.
How you feeling? This guy's trying to act like you.
I gave him the wrong link.
This guy just had another show.
You get wrongly if you go in there and look, the link that you gave me says Casey and it's actually CSS Y So Okay, Okay, you can go.
I don't see that.
You win this time anyway.
You see that? See that? Like normally.
But anyway, like normally, this is a work in the other day talking about random U c e sitting in this anything you notice anything now said Mr Now he's going back on.
And I heard another days like yo, man, like people coming at random, man.
You know who's going back on? What? Who's going? I'm not what it's about. Julius Randle.
I was on, Uh, Lawrence tears last night Salute Barnes defending Randall to the hill.
Not because he's my favorite player, because I think people come at him sideways one.
The one time I had e need to sleep that I've been in war, it's just for the past.
I don't know how many **** days and I'm not getting I even get good sleep anyway, So when I was up to, I was on that jump to like four dogs. Morning.
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And this dude is the absolute beast.
Yeah, I want to go on and have crazy, angry Nick conversations, and I'm gonna do it tonight just because tomorrow's a dead day at work.
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But yeah, man, we have some stuff to talk about, man, with this, this this Knicks team a lot of stuff going on.
And this is for some reason, I don't know why, but for some reason, Nick was on there with a toilet.
I don't know if this is living room or four year or whoever.
A toilet? Yeah, he's fixing.
He's going knew that.
Something like that.
That's what I figured.
But yeah, e I would have moved the toilet.
Yeah, you don't You don't need it, right? I'm not trying toe **** on him, but I would have moved the toilet.
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.
So also got on ice cream.
His, um his terrible joke.
What was it? Uh, I'm like, What did you say? He said facts.
No printer. Your fax. So printer.
That was terrible.
That was Isaiah level bad not to issue on him, but come on.
This is what the Knicks are doing to us, man.
This is what the Knicks are doing. We're stuck.
We don't got a point guard.
We're bringing on guys like Austin Rivers who was not the worst again.
Um, first of all this, how do you feel about some of these new signings, man, Like your coach.
I mean, there's not, you know, the greatest of signings.
E mean, there's There's nobody that I'm writing home about, like, Oh, my God.
We signed off the rivers, you know? I mean, there's there's none of that about anyone that was signed.
Um, I really I liked I really like to fit in New Orleans.
No, Well, you know, uh, you know, to have two centers that can really block shots.
Um, you know, a center that is a little bit maybe more, uh, mechanically sound.
And Mitch, I still think Mitch is gonna be the starter.
Right? Because New Orleans new l can't cover ground the way that Mitch can cover ground.
I mean, I've never seen a guy be ableto you know, Block sent to be able to block three point size the way that he came and not foul him doing it.
Um, Mixed can play.
Mitch really can play the quarterback in that defensive spot.
I mean, if you watch, you break down the film and you see him when guys, when opposite opposing teams, are running the screen and roll against Mitch.
He is so good that being able toe, you know, let his guy through, get back, see everything that's in front of them, and then make a decision where he has to play defense.
All right, so I think that Mitch is still gonna be the starter.
Although I think Noel is gonna push him and make him say make him get maybe a little bit nervous about that spot because, you know No, no, I was only 26 years old and he's looking for his chance Thio cash in Azaz.
Well, right, I'm saying so you know he's gonna push him, And I think, you know, well, might have some things that Tom Thibodeau likes a Sfar as being, you know, being able to set good screens, understanding some of the nuances of the game.
Uh, that might push Mitch Overall.
I think Mitch is gonna be the starter and should be the starter on the team.
Although he doesn't have some of the other things, you know, the outside jump shot, those type of things.
I think he'll be the starter because of what he could do defensively.
But I really do like that signing.
I mean, the other guys is just okay.
You know, it's not like I'm overly impressed with him.
I'm not overly impressed.
I'm glad that they didn't sell out of Gordon Hayward, right? And gave that man 30,000,120 you know, $30 million a year.
They were talking and they had actually they offer for him.
They were offered him two years.
They put it up to four years, but the Charlotte came through and they were like, I'm out, and I'm glad that they did that.
I'm excited about the way that they've been able Thio do small moves and collect assets, collect those.
Collect all these draft picks.
Uh, turns out that the last trade that they did with Davis, the draft pick that they're receiving back is for 2026.
2nd round draft pick.
So I'm glad that they're able to do that.
Um, like I explained the other day, they're setting the table, right? Everybody wants the Knicks Thio just, um everybody wants the next toe.
Just go out and just grab all the food out the kitchen, throw it on the table without no s****s or forks or plates or knives or any kind of dishes and just start grubbing right.
I believe they're doing a good job of setting the table.
You got draft picks to burn.
You got 19 draft picks over the next five or six drafts, you got draft picks to burn.
You have space which your salary and yes, when you have salary, Eventually you want to, uh you know, you.
You eventually want to use that salary cap space for players, right? But they have salary cap space.
So if something does happen, you can absorb contracts.
You don't have to just say, Well, we've gotta add three players.
Three of our young players that are doing well, we've gotta add them into this into this, um, into this trade just because we need to make the salary caps match. No.
You still got some salary cap space so that you can you know, you could absorb some of the contract if you need to.
Uh, you know, you have picks your set up.
I think you're set up to operate Thio.
Capitalize on a an opportunity when it's available without having to give up everything.
Because you have so many draft picks.
And you got salary cap space.
Onda Hopefully, after this year, you know, other teams say, and they have some talent over there to, um, s o you know, I'm cool. I'm good.
I'm not I'm not upset.
A lot of people are mad and, like, Oh, you know, the Knicks should have did this.
That and the other thing.
And they gotta go get Russell Westbrook and they, you know, they just got a bunch of, you know, stopgap guys.
One million, you know, one year, $5 million for these guys.
Even Austin Rivers.
You know, his his last two years of his contractor, Non guaranteed.
I'm all right, you know, And I want to just bank on the development of the young guys.
We were just talking about that, you know? You know, if the Knicks were going to get, you know, I know Vegas said the Knicks only gonna get 22 wins.
I do think we have a better team in last year on.
I think some of our young guys they're gonna take steps forward, especially R.
Barrett, right? And I don't think they are looking at that.
They think it's gonna be the same.
Are they buried his last year? I don't I think he's gonna come in and shoot a better percentage from the free throw line.
Gonna shoot a better percentage from the three point line.
And I think he might averaged 20 points a game, right? You know, you're bringing in a guy like Obi Topping, which, you know he's gonna have some work to do.
But you're bringing in O b topping.
The Knicks are gonna get better and all they gotta do.
And this would actually be perfect for the Knicks.
You can get to where you're battling for that 10th spot and then possibly, you know, get up, get into the playing tournament, right? And maybe, maybe maybe you'll get lucky and you win and get into the A C.
Maybe you don't.
Maybe you just have those games.
Those one or two games could be great for the young guys.
And you still got your draft position.
If that's what people are worried about, I'm not as much worried about the draft position.
So You know, I'm not upset that the Knicks didn't get a bunch of star players or I didn't expect them to, But I'm not upset that they didn't get going.
Hayward, I didn't want going here with anyway.
Yeah, I I agree.
Mostly with mostly points.
Um uh, you know, loin Nerlens Noel.
I think Noel is.
I think it's a good competition for Mitch.
Obviously, Mitch is more athletic, But again, you know, I think Mitch not having someone who kind of replicates his game to some extent come in this competition probably hurt him a little bit, uh, where he can probably look to see how veterans defend where it's not about jumping into everything, trying to block everything.
Remember, Mitch, How many times would be in the third quarter metric into foul trouble? And, you know, we had front court, so we just had dynamic players basically rip out front court because we don't have somebody like Mr Teoh to be a threat.
Right? We talked about this when he's with D J.
His best time defensively was with D J, right? You know, we saw less fouls.
Um or at least it seemed like you. So less files.
You saw more of a discipline game from From from, uh, Mitch? I think so.
I just think the veteran competition is gonna definitely help now, Obviously, you know, not just cause I did a video on him, but, you know, guys, check out the video idea on Alec Burkes.
I know you said, you know, these guys just roll place, but again for what Tom Thibodeau wants to emphasize, Which is the corner three.
You know, Alec Berks Last year is excellent or shot. Excellent.
From the three again.
He's not a savior.
He's not gonna come in be a world beater.
But, you know, I think Tom Thibodeau is very He adapts, but he wants guys who could execute what? He was very well, right? So when he again when Derrick Rose went down, You know, this is a guy who utilized guys like Aaron Brooks.
This is, you know, this is where Jimmy Butler came to be, Um, and so, you know, he likes to use different looks to use a lot more Look from the elbow, use, um, isolation usedto use a lot more moves from the post, especially with some of his guards.
the guy like Alec Berg again, you know, is is a game is not that great.
But his three point percentage, obviously, Last year he shot really well.
And last year, combined with the wolves and, uh, Warriors and the six years his shot really well from three.
His attempts went up on from the corner.
Three he shot, like from the left side.
He shot 50% from the right side.
He shot like 45 40 44% which were both way above league average.
Right? And if this is what he wants, you know he's this What? Tom Thibodeau.
Once he wants a base level production from some his role players.
So guys like Frank? No, where it being? We talked about this before, right? When we talk about physical, you know, you, me and Isaiah way got killed by the Knick fan base when he said that there's no need to come in with the proper philosophy, a proper structure, offensively and defense, especially offensively.
So he doesn't have a bunch of rookies with their went around like chickens with their heads cut off.
Right? Give him a path, give them specific rose and then let them grow with how their talent dictates.
Right? This is how quiet letters going to what he is.
This how Jimmy Butler go and see what he was right.
Coming, Play defense.
Defend the best players and they slowly growing tail offensive roles.
And so I think a guy like Alec versus is basically kind of like he helps you with that road map.
Is he a world beater? Is he gonna save the Knicks? No, he's not one of those guys.
Um, also ribs is interesting, right? So again, not we'll be They're not gonna save anybody.
But also, Rivers is here in a three year deal for 10 million, right? That's 3.
That's cheaper than Frank, because Frank is getting paid five million a year.
And also Rivers put up the only put up 8.
But he did shoot.
6% for three or four attempts, right? Um, and defensively, I point out the article before, but TVN, the real basketball network, point out how he was basically adequate is adequate.
He's an adequate defense, right? So his his major weaknesses when he got like, You know, taking away off the pick and roll probably goes on the screen is a lot of stuff like that, just physically, you know, at 64 I forgot how much weight he's.
You know, he's not the biggest, strongest defenders.
But they said that defensively, when he's one on one against ball handlers, he's really solid.
Like, you know, Steph Curry struggle against Steph Curry usually kills the Houston Rockets.
So again, uh, not to say that these Air world beats by, like the fact that Thibodeau's bringing healthy competition into some of these young players who he may like.
But there's a difference between like in a player and let him have carte blanche to do whatever they want versus like, on a plane and say, Hey, I like you, but you got to produce Frank.
You gotta produce knocks.
You got everybody All you guys.
Competition is not for you guys arresting your laurels, resting your draft spots and say, Well, I was drafted there.
I'm gonna go to the Mavericks, you know, it's Hey, put up a shut up.
Yeah, I mean, so I like I like the competition.
I like bringing it and the only person only point guard that I really wanted free agency wise that, you know, I thought that we could have gotten I think we should have pushed with him was Rondo.
Rondo went to the Hawks for two years.
50 million Rondo again was and Ron up.
I wasn't in the play major minutes again because ladies only average, like, 20 minutes, I believe, 2023 minutes, something like that.
But guys, I think that is a master facilitator, right? I put him on the love of Chris Paul in terms of facilitation.
Um, I think he would have made Thibodeau's job a lot easier again.
Thibodeau's a guy who likes adapt toe offenses and remember where Rondo and different, different teams right when he's with Celtics.
He ran into your aunt's interests, Ray Allen, but you know, he ran two coaches who kind of you know, his vision kind of classic.
There's, I think, that Tom Thibodeau would have looked at it like that.
It's the guy knows he's doing.
They will probably discuss obviously off the game off the court, but I think that they would have had a good relationship because I think they're both kind of hard knows they have their really high level basketball minds.
I think that Rhonda would have exposed or helped out where young guys rise up to the levels to say, Hey, this guy should be here next year.
Now, this guy is not good enough because Ron was gonna get through those passes, he's gonna look for you.
He's gonna get he's gonna facilitate.
And either you're gonna execute or you're not.
And all you have to do is execute.
You don't have to even probably create your own shot myself.
Ron is gonna get you.
So that's why I got really, really wanted on that and the the thing with Rondo one.
I think it's a great contract that Atlanta got were on the two years.
15 million, seven a half million dollars a year.
I think that's a good contract.
I just think the Knicks, I don't know if they reached out to Rondo or not, but I'm thinking, if they did, Rondo at least wanted more than one year, and the Knicks probably didn't want to do more than one year, and maybe he didn't want to do a contract similar to what Austin Rivers did.
Um, that's the only thing that I could think of.
Also also, um, you know, maybe tips.
You know, he played with tips, maybe tips know something that he's like.
I don't want to deal with him.
Or maybe he didn't want to deal with him. I don't know.
It's hard to say so to say I think it has to do more with the contract that the only person that they were willing to give a contract to beyond one year.
What's Gordon Hayward? I You know.
So So let me ask you this.
Well, two questions.
We're all those in together.
What the hell are we doing as a team? Are we getting up to make one last big trade this year? Are we are we saving up for next year? And are we doing like a soft tank? If we're not doing anything this year where we bring in all these guys to kind of see, we have our young players, But if we if we don't win, is not the end of the world, it's Hey, you know, we're trying to kind of get rid of the the old, you know, afraid I was here from previous regimes.
E I don't think there's going to be.
I don't think they're gearing up for this summer for another move for this summer or it's not summer.
But for this season, Um, I think, yeah, you know, they're gonna try to do something at the deadline.
If they do any well, they've got to do something before the season begins because they still gotta spend $7 million to hit that floor of the amount of money that they have to spend, right? So they still have to do something.
$7 million is more than any contract that they gave out and free agency.
So something is gonna happen somewhere.
You know, they'll probably take on somebody's contract.
Bogdanovich He looks like he's going to Atlanta.
Uh, I don't know if there's gonna end up being a signing trade there, right? So if he's going to Atlanta, I know that Atlanta consign them outright.
But there still could be that they end up doing a you know, you know, assigning trades.
Or maybe the Knicks can get in on that.
I don't know if the Knicks can help.
Um hey, we're going to Charlotte because they may have to trim some money so they may be able to help facilitate somewhere in there.
But somehow, some way, they got to spend seven million more dollars, right? So that'll happen.
Are they gonna make a splash this offseason? I doubt it.
Andi, If you're not making a splash this offseason, you know, I don't know who would be available at the deadline.
I don't see them doing it at the deadline.
They might as well.
Cleanup is much Kappas.
They can for 2021.
And I'm not saying they're gonna land the star, but free agency is gonna be deep in 2021.
If you look at you know, there's a lot of players that are getting one year contracts, one year contracts and there's a lot of players that air coming off the books, you know, So they'll probably be looking toe.
Look, the Knicks had $40 million this year in 2021.
If they waved Julius Randle, they could have $60 million.
If that's what they choose to do, they can have 60 million.
Who knows what kind of team or how they put it together, right? I'm just saying they can have 60 million while they still have R.
Barrett Obi Topping Mitchell Robinson.
Frankly, Latina Kevin knocks and they want Dennis Smith Jr.
Dennis Smith, Jr.
Uh, Emmanuel quickly.
Oh, and if they and if they want Miles and they you know if Miles Powell is gonna be on the squad Miles Powell, right, they can have all that money and have every single one of the young guys that they've drafted over the last four years.
53 years or whatever it is right, you know.
So so are they going for a soft tank? I think that they're going to try to win.
I think Tom Thibodeau doesn't tank.
I can't see Tom Thibodeau tanking.
I think he's going to try to put the guys in the best position to win, and I think he's going to do whatever he has to do.
Whatever player he feels like he has to play in order to win.
I think that's what he's gonna do.
Um, that's what I was expecting to dio.
And then they let the chips fall where they make You know, the fact is, they don't have superior talent, But maybe he could put guys in the right positions so that they play well together in off each other.
You know, like you were talking about with Alec Berks, right? A guy that could fit in because he could shoot.
You can probably fit into any offense.
Hopefully, Emmanuel quickly.
You know, he can He can shoot the ball.
You know, we haven't seen him play and what he could do now, you know, and whoever else they decided to bring in if they bring in another person, is someone that could, you know, be a guy that could fit in and, um, you know, just fit in wherever they could put him in off the rivers is a good defender, you know? Listen, from the guard spots, you have decent defenders at the guard spots.
Besides, maybe Dennis Smith, Jr.
You have decent defenders there at the guard spot.
The power forward spot is where you're gonna be concerned about the defense.
You got good defenders at the at the at the center spot, right? And where r.
Barrett, I don't know about Alec Berks and where he is defensively.
But R. J. Barrett, he's a good defender.
Um, Reggie Book is a good defender, so they've got some guys that can play defense.
Can Tom Thibodeau get him to sell out on defense? You're hopefully, but they got some guys that can play defense now, you know, can we score? I think that I think that might be the issue this year.
Can we score? Because we got some guys that can play some defense.
Can we put the ball in the hole? That inefficient clip s.
So let me ask you this, then, because I think this season is gonna be a lot of guys gonna get tested to see where they are at, Um, and if they're gonna be here for the future, right And again, the one year deal is great for the veterans.
You got a lot of bunch of you got a bunch of guys, Randall with the team option, uh, Ben Smith Jr and Frank with the basic free agents at this year's final year, who would give me a few players who you think that will who are on the bubble or one that so called position where they may not.
They may or may not be here next year, right? Just contraction.
It may not be who you think that would fit Tom to who you think will rise above the fray.
What do you think might be going next year s so, um number number one, I think, frankly, Latina is gonna rise above the fray.
I think the Nixon is gonna have a good season.
We were just talking about it, Um, and obviously, you know, he's a workout videos, and they don't mean much because they're not playing against N B A guys.
But I'm looking at some of his mechanics videos.
When I see some of his mechanics, it looks very different when he's shooting his shot.
One of the things that I used to make me cringe as I felt like his follow through was so sloppy, like it's like his hand just dangled out, just, like, dangled out there a little bit in his arms real long out there.
So when I'm watching them shoot, it's a lot tighter.
The flick of the wrist is a lot tighter, and the arms not coming to way out here like this is kind of like Boom, right? So I'm like, OK, that looks a lot better, right? And then I'm looking at just the way that they work with him every time you see some of these other guys, you know? You see all this, You know, you see all this stuff in there like they're doing drills that air like all these re****ed drills and stuff like that, Right? But every time I see when they're working with Frank is very fundamental stuff, you know? I'm saying and really working on, you know, how he's moving house foot feet are moving in those type of things.
Um What? He looks determined.
If you look in his face, I think he looks determined.
He's gotten bigger, okay? And I feel like the environment is gonna be perfect form way.
We're just talking about it.
Frank comes from a place when Frank was drafted.
Remember, he came from the championship game, right? Care for the championship game to the draft.
He played and he played with a team.
And in a league where and from a culture where things air like serious, right, there's not as much joking and playing and all of this crazy stuff.
You come to the Knicks, and now you've got this summer camp feel right? There's boys and Girls Club type of atmosphere where your head coach wants to go to the movies with you, you know, sitting freaking, you know, play, you know, play games with you and all this kind of stuff.
And I think Frank didn't know how toe be in that type of environment.
When it comes to basketball, you got friends and you like that with your friends.
But when it comes to basketball's like like what's happening here? I don't think he knew how to be in that environment when it comes to a basketball team.
I think the environment is gonna be very different this year.
E think, I think, with Tom Thibodeau and the players that you have.
I mean, you look, look at who you got.
You gotta jokes the Mitch, right? For the most part, everybody else.
Well, you know, Kevin Knox is a young kid. He's gonna be a jokester.
So maybe them to a jokesters, everybody else older veterans a little bit more serious.
Um, and I think there's gonna be a better environment for Frank Miller, Kina and Tom Thibodeau is gonna have a distinct role for him.
I think, frankly, Latina is gonna be a guy that has a really good year.
I think Mitchell Robinson can have a good years.
Well, I think it's gonna be good for him.
Like I just said, he's a you know, he's a jokester kind of guy, but he's gonna be forced.
We're having no well behind him.
He's going to be forced to mature a little bit, and I think it's gonna help us game.
You know, I think that a lot of people really do discount.
The young players are gonna you know, there's gonna be a couple of those young guys that take a step forward and people discount that, you know, when it comes to the teams getting better or worse.
You know what I like about this chap, man? Uh, they're killing me about Frank and all I say about if you I use they used to call me a Frank Homer to say like, Oh, all you do is just love.
Bob was like, what? The team? Because the culture Baba.
As soon as I put any criticism on Frank.
It's all you hate.
Frank is like dogs.
Is there any? Is there any great area? I like Frank, but Frank has to rise above right now.
This is a hoodie.
Your boy overhead.
Woody Mac has said that, frankly, Frank gives him Lonzo ball production, which is 11.
8 points a game.
Think seven assists 40% from three.
Yeah, about 40%.
Something like that.
From three off of 6.
Then you and he will give him and say, All right, You could give him a contract.
You get that. He's good enough.
Aside, Do you agree with that? Is that too harsh? Is that too low? I think e hey, shot, What? 57% from the line, right? Frankly, I think Frank will be able to give you 10 between 10 and 12 points this year.
Frank played with confidence last at the end of last season.
The last two months of the season, the Knicks were 500 ball club, right? Frank played well the last game of the season and listen, you know, that's just one game, but hopefully he can carry this confidence over.
He was what he he scored his 1st 20 point game in the NBA last game of the season, right? Scored 20 points, 10 assists.
I think Frank got more confident and what he could do on the floor.
His handle looks a little bit tighter, I think.
I think Franken definitely come in and give you maybe 10 points.
Well, they give you six success.
Um, I'll tell you what I've seen a breakdown where they talked about all the players, like how many times they passed to somebody for a three point shot, right? Peyton was like, um like he passed to somebody for six open shots a game and people shot 34%.
Julius Randle was 5.2.
Um, Dennis Smith Jr was like one point something Frank Nil.
Aquino was like 3.8 times.
But when Frank Nail Aquino passed it to him, they shot 38%.
Everybody else shot like 34% passes from every other players shot like 34% with frightening Latinos like 38%.
How is that? Maybe it was who he was passing to.
Maybe Maybe it's because the past is a little bit more accurate.
He passed it in the shooting pocket a little better.
Who knows, Right.
Um so, you know, maybe if guys, they're knocking down shots, maybe he his assist go up a little bit.
I wouldn't expect it that much.
I do expect he's gonna get more minutes.
I think he might be a guy that plays 30 minutes a game if he could stay healthy.
Um, I think Frank Millikin is in for a year.
I mean, I could see some things last year.
Frankly, Latino, I think, knows how to get to his spots on the floor.
He was reluctant.
Oh, hey, was he Was he? I guess you could say he was reluctant to shoot it.
He was looking to make a pass, but he knows how to get to a spots on the floor.
When you put him in situations where he was forced to shoot the ball like five seconds left on the shot clock, he was able to either get to the basket or get a good shot up, converted, get fouled and the quarters ended.
A half frightening Latino was able to score when you force him to make a move he was able to do It is the mindset for him, you know? And he was able to do it successfully.
E mean, listen, he's got a show.
He could do it on the court, right? We can, you know, I could talk and people could talk and say whatever they want.
He's got to do it when he when he get out there on the floor.
And if he doesn't, then you know his his time with the Knicks for sure is gonna be in the balance, You know, if he doesn't do it, because time is gonna be in the balance.
So who do you think is that? And one thing about Frank has been more aggressive.
Only a 17.7% file jewelry.
That's that means you're not getting too.
I mean, 20% is low enough.
I mean, you're under 20.
I mean, you've got to get to the foul line.
You got to find ways to draw contact.
I think they should have played it more in the post.
Uh, least on that little mid range baseline area.
We could post up smaller guards, Um, you know, debt Little where he turns into, like the pain shoots that shot of its empty enough or he has enough space to do so.
I've seen make those shots before, obviously, doesn't do it at a you know, a attempted enough, but, you know, work more like Jason can, you know, utilizing more like Jason Kidd and less like freaking Russell Westbrook.
He's not a speedy guy.
Can't be his guys to the basket, but try to use his size Onders passenger an advantage.
You should have more guys moving emotion cutting to the basket if he's in the post, guys flowing out to the to the top of the key or to the other Thio Wing, where area where he is or he's facing once he's posting up.
Um, you know, utilize from looking a bit eyes gonna be tough.
Now who do you think I really have in mind? Who I think you're gonna say.
Who do you think is gonna flounder under? He's got a flounder under Thibodeau.
I don't know who's gonna found a Sfar as the guys that guys that's already on the team.
Is that what the same guys that's already here? Yeah.
Guys already? Yeah.
Not not veterans on any new guys that, but, like, off the, you know, the so called young guys or trouble guys that we really have it, you know, not trouble.
But, you know, in the balance type of guys, right? I think that, you know, we were just talking about Kevin Knox.
I think he's going to make some progress, but it'll be incremental, and everyone's gonna get mad.
But I think it would be incremental, you know, Maybe he can up his scoring average.
Yeah, He went from 12 down to 66.7.
You know, maybe he can I think, you know, he probably could get it up to nine, maybe 10.
I don't think it's gonna be enough for people, you know.
What is that for? Tom Thibodeau? Who knows? You know, Sim just did.
Sin doesn't want to say any bad thing about anybody, right? So his answer is E because because I feel like he I feel like Tom Thibodeau is gonna have a great positive impact on everybody.
That doesn't mean that they're gonna be a playoff team, but I think he's gonna have a positive impact on all the players and the coaching staff that they put together.
I think they're gonna have a positive impact, especially on the young guys, because I feel like they put together ah, coaching staff that is designed to cater.
And I don't mean cater by baby, but cater to the development of those young guys.
When you're talking about Kenny pain and even Mike Woodson, Johnny Bryant, I feel like those guys.
And they just brought in this other dude that is supposed to be a defensive like the time Thibodeau Defense Whisperer.
You know, I feel like they brought in guys that are going to cater to those young guys and you'll see some positive development from those guys, you know? So is there anyone that I think is gonna flounder? Uh, I mean, how much more can they flounder? I mean, flying it to the point where we're no longer keeping them.
It was like, All right, come on, dog.
Even you're like, Come on, you gotta go.
Well, I think I mean what Kevin knocks.
You know, if his development is in his progress is incremental.
I think he's still staying.
I think he's still staying.
I don't think they're moving on from I think they're gonna give him 1/4 year.
They're going to give him more time with Kenny Pain.
Uh, if there is gonna be one, then it would probably be Dennis Smith Jr.
If there's gonna be a guy that they say, Yeah, we got to move on from him.
It would probably be him.
See, here's the thing with knocks.
And I says, I says before knock struggle with Marcus Morris taking up the opportunity last year, remember? Not start the season, right? Hey, didn't perform markets more played over.
Now obvious this season.
You have a guy who will be topping and you have a random.
Now I think they were gonna move for Randall.
I think that's already a done deal.
Um, most likely most like that's a done deal e no.
They're gonna definitely playing and starting to build the trade value.
Yeah, right, Because why would you just a lot of just go get some type of trigger out? Do it, but you'll be topping is a future at forward, right.
Knocks to me is not a three Knox.
Best position is for now.
They may try to force him at the three.
But the thing that knocks is that I think that because the system is not catered to him as like a zit wasn't say Kentucky.
I'm gonna struggle.
Finding his way now the benefits of Tom Thibodeau's offense.
This is why I said that guys like Alec Berks is gonna help some of these guys get the visit.
Say, Hey, this is it.
You execute the corner like this is our bread and butter shooters spread out to the corner three.
Or they stay in the corner three to get that shot.
Once the guy penetrates to the basket, season the corner pass to you or even we might do a cross country passed from, like, that little foul line file an extension dribble.
See you open a corner, pass it to you.
If not, cannot execute those corner threes.
I think he's going to get is not gonna be a situation where they're gonna be forcing him, you know, trying to force him to get time.
Whatever is gonna go.
Hey, this guy came and do the bare minimum of what time Typical ones.
I think I'm just put like this.
If Knox comes in, doesn't play well offensively.
He's way better defensively, these guys rebounding, his guys hounding other team's best threes and fours. Fours.
Well, the offense may come along.
We know he's a shoot, whatever, blah, blah.
But if he can't do that, remember last year I didn't play? I know you're gonna say he improved whatever.
But if his offense, if all those factors come into play and he's getting less playing time to Saint Obi and Randall, he can't find his way on the team just because he can't produce at the floor level.
I think if there's a trade we have, the Knicks might put him in there as a sweetener.
Or they might be welcome.
The guy and the guy I E D J so not to still a question mark, but D j to me now.
I don't know if you heard the news.
He's working with Mahmoud Abdul Raouf MBA.
Uh, better former NBA player play The Nuggets play Vancouver came back.
Vancouver was blackballed from the MBA for his, uh, expression of his religious views was messed up.
But, you know, obviously some of the big three dude is a cool dude.
You ever seen the interviews? Um, you know, do you think now, D.
J is one who I almost feel bathroom, but it's like dogs.
You need to trade Burke Reformation.
You need to go back to the G and find your game.
Because he worked well last year with CP three.
That in amount to nothing.
Uh, the other injury cp three.
You think that he would gain better quart awareness facilitation skills? He did it.
Um, but how much did he even work with him? Know what I mean? Was it? You know, uh, you know what I'm saying? They sat down with him during the summer is supposed to I don't know.
So I think I think players and I've said this in one of those was, like, I think that they sometimes worried more about perception vs, you know, actual substance, substantive reality, like, Oh, I'm actually getting better, and I don't care who knows versus Yeah, I'm taking these instagram videos, and it's like I don't if you're not doing so, the court gives them what you're doing maitre d j d j e Guess he's working with Mahmoud Abdul.
I will now if he doesn't come in shooting better if he's not shooting at least 35% from three or 43 attempts.
Uh, it may just be, Hey, you're never gonna be a good shooter because you're doing all this stuff at some point.
Has to be Okay, maybe you're working hard, but maybe you working hard is just is not good enough.
You just don't You may just not be that type of player may not be pray like that.
So I think he is the one that might be pushed out.
He's a 661 guard, smaller most of the games but off athleticism.
He's not like a high I Q play, and I say he's dumb.
But he's just not When you see one, of course, is just not that type of player.
Uh, he's not a good shooter.
He has a hitching a shot aside, even say, don't get the back injury and whatnot.
But he's just a clunky.
He's just He's just ill fitting player who I think needs to go back and get the Trey Burke school off reformation.
What do you think about his work with Mahmoud? I do. I will thing.
What do you see with this feature coming in? Does he fit a Tom Thibodeau offense? Remember, Tom Thibodeau also work with and Brooks, whose e was, like, similar similar height, Probably better overall score.
But obviously, but, you know, similar Bill.
I think the one thing that he has that is going toe allow him to get a chance is that when you look at all of our point guards, he's the only one that has any kind of explosiveness.
The only one that has any kind of explosiveness.
When you look at the point guards Frank Miller Kina, you wanna consider him at that spot? Helping pay in Austin Rivers Onley D S J.
Has some explosiveness, uh, to the point where, you know, one play could rile up the team.
Now, of course, these guys can throw lobs and do some things.
Alfred, pay it every once in a while.
I could go to the basket and get a dunk or something.
We've seen it a couple times last year, but real explosiveness.
I think he's the only one that has that.
And that might be something that they say.
Well, we at least need to give this guy a look, see what he looks like.
They say that he's in the best shape that he's ever been in.
According to that article, he's been with Abdur off, and this is But here's the thing.
They give some reasons why, right? And it's not Dennis Smith Jr putting this out.
That's the one thing.
He's basically been quiet all summer long, right? I remember a couple months ago, this writer saying on Twitter, um, on my way Thio purchase, um, to stay there for for a little while because I'm doing a I'm doing an article on a certain Knicks player, right? It didn't say who it waas.
He just said, I'm doing an article in a certain ex player.
Um, other than that you haven't heard anything from Dennis Smith Jr.
No videos, no anything, no dunk videos or anything like that. At least I didn't see him.
Uh, he's been kind of quiet.
That saves me working with him for months, five days a week for months on, and he's in like, super shape.
I mean doing stuff like like a lot of high school type drills that really gets you in shape, Like, you know, you sprint down the one that on the floor, you sprint back.
You got to shoot the three, right? If you want to move on to the next drill, you gotta make three.
You gotta make three in a row, right? If you make two in a row, you missed the third one.
You're back at you start all over again.
So for God, I can't shoot.
I mean, you're probably doing a lot of running, um, and, you know, doing a bunch of conditioning drills, I think do Rolf also said he's not only having him doing conditioning drills, but, uh, a bunch of dribbling drills and then into the shot.
He said, because when guys try to put it together Ah, lot of times off the dribble, they end up falling back to their old habits because they're trying to put it all together.
Um, I mean, I guess you know we'll see, you know, if it works, it's just what I like is that we didn't see any videos to say.
Oh, his shot looks great.
you know, we didn't see all of that, is just He just went to work at it.
And then now we hear, you know, an article comes out about it.
Andi, I hope we don't see any video.
I hope we just wait to see it.
You know, when training camp begins and see what it looks like, Um, is it gonna Is it gonna improve? I mean, that's one part of his game.
If he isn't supreme shape, hopefully it can help on the defense of part of the game.
Um, And then you know his basketball like you.
Not that he's like you said, Not that he's not a smart player, but, you know, just just playing.
Can you play the way that Tom Thibodeau wants him to play? Um, you know, we'll see if you can put it together.
He's one guy that I think it's more than just his next career on the line.
I feel like what were then it's Junior.
You know, I feel like it could be his NBA career.
That's on the line.
I'm not sure what other team is gonna look and say, Yeah, we want Dennis Smith Jr.
If he doesn't come out and have a really good season.
So it could be a lot more on the line than just the Knicks.
So e just it sucks, man, cause like, he's working out, do a roof he's doing.
He's in the healthiest shape of his life, but and I know he had a back injury, but, you know, I'm just looking his kid.
I'm just I don't know what he has to go through a Geely.
I know it's not gonna be Julich this year, but mentally, he's just, you know, you can't depend on that lettuces and can't depend on, you know, I can come to the bat if your point guard you are, you're supposed to be.
You're supposed to be see everything two steps ahead of everyone else.
E again, I point this out where I've seen Mitch Robinson will send the pick.
Hey, couldn't make that little slip past, you know? I mean, when the defense is kind of resetting after he comes around on the pick and the defense kinda resented like, Oh, I gotta get me wrong.
I'll run with you.
Hey, can't make that little past by those guys still decide.
Like that little, half a second path.
I've seen even normal point guards.
Not great point guards.
You know, guys, really? Just making Old Palace to see that play was like, all right.
I know once they make that little switch boom, I got him.
E And I've seen hesitate so many times to make that type of pass.
And, you know, man, you know, his mom died in that stuff.
But you know, this the MBA is a dog eat dog world no one cares about.
You know what you did last year? They care about What are you doing? And he hasn't done much.
I mean, first two years, he had the marriage is okay or his first year of marriage is okay, but no one cares about.
You know what you did in high school or college, man? It's all about Hey, what are you doing now? Like you said it, it might be a state.
So it might be It might be so hopefully he's taking that.
It's a heart and understanding that himself that Hey, you know this This could be it for me.
I really gotta get in and show these guys what I could do.
And it's not gonna be easy because you're gonna have some guys that maybe fit what? You know.
Listen, Austin Rivers was I think Tom Thibodeau wanted, you know, Austin Rivers.
As you know, if he couldn't get some other guards, he was like, Get me Austin Rivers, You know? So, like, that might be his guy.
That's his hand picked player.
Let me Let me ask you this last thing, man, for you.
Wrap up eso The Knicks hired Darren Erman, uh, use this, uh, assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors last year.
Believe he worked with, uh, e.
He was the He was the Celtics.
Geely, head coach of the Celtics.
Geely team? Yes.
Of the the main Red called.
Yeah. Used to work as a lawyer.
Give you some hints that said, yeah, shade of this.
Hey, quit at the 27 to pursue his love for coaching.
Um, he want to ring as assist with the Celtics? Obviously, he was under Tom Thibodeau, I guess as a system assistant.
Assist, I don't know.
A fellow systems town to go.
Um, and so, yeah, he also worked out a system with the pelicans, but obviously, uh, so I saw a said, since there is always a hair since they're in Urban is a Tom Thibodeau disciple.
He has absolutely chance that were working for the Knicks.
They don't like his kind.
E u flopped on that one on dso his whole.
The whole thing with Darren Erman is that he had some had a kind of a mess of history, with them, going to say words where he was caught secretly taping conversations between teams, the coaches and the players on it.
Says he was taping everything when Sort said taping pregame speeches would have been that bad, but he was taping.
Guys just sit around talking to coaches office, which is terrible.
They don't know if they said it himself.
It was taking up management that's not known, a source said.
They had a lot of community communication with members of the front office.
So essentially, I mean, we have world wide west who was supposed to be our so called rat, but in a good way out there, you know, with free agent external world But now we have this KGB agent who's like taping players, and we don't know who he saw these secrets to it.
I mean, it may have just been given to the owners of, you know, but even then you destroy the trust, the players, even some kosher is like.
Are you serious? So how do you feel about this? Higher.
You know, we talked about Tom Thibodeau being with Woodson at what's supposed to be like the the person that the emotional kind of whisper to kind of get people to be on the same on a even kill emotionally.
Not to be all rather by tips, you know, kind of, uh, you know, supposedly hard nose approach.
And now you're bringing in basically ah, guy for the works.
Who works for, like, the freaking The freaking Communist Party of China is coming in and secretly taping people like is North Korea.
Like when? When did he do this? He got caught.
Hey, got in 2014.
Eso That's why Frank.
Frank. I solo said that in 2014.
Hey, got caught in 2014.
I mean, you probably man Yeah, he should have known the law behind that, right? Um um I don't know.
I mean, you know, this is actually I didn't read about all of that that went on.
Um, I didn't read about all of that.
So this is actually the first time that I'm hearing about all of that. All of that stuff.
So my question is, my question would be with the players.
Trust him, right? Obviously he had a good career with you know what the what? The G league team in Boston.
But how the players feel about him, That's I think that that's my question.
People were saying that he was the one that got Jackson Black Hole that he got him out of there.
So Okay, so that's the article from 2014.
Right? And this is Ah, I mean, think about it.
The ownership did not like Mark Jackson, but the players outside of Bogut.
Oh, I remember hearing about I didn't know it was this guy, but I remember hearing about this.
You got black ball or you got about about the guy recording stuff. Yeah.
Yeah, I don't know what your fire man.
Um if he's the one that got Mark Jackson blackball now to this day, Iguodala Curry especially still swear by Mark Jackson.
So it's not as if I mean outside of bogey.
Uh, you know Mark Jackson? I guess they have some questionable practices, Uh, you know, practices within the organization.
But those guys still like that.
Now, if you want to fire him, I mean, again, this is the thing Tim does not there with solely just his staff again.
He's with a mish mosh, you know, Mosh pit of player off guys.
Some of them were stabbed.
Some are not right now.
Thibodeau, did I get I'm assuming Did hire this guy e off and be like, Hey, you know, you give him more of a prominent position.
I'll make sure that, you know, I'll give you everything.
That e I mean, he left there and he went to Boston, right where he was the director of scouting.
Um, and then from there, you know, he went on to become the head coach of Boston's Geely team.
You know, you know, is it is he is it? Uh, Has it been forgiven? I don't know.
I mean, what was the situation? I guess, e Guess you gotta ask what the situation was.
Did management say to him, You know, we're hearing all this stuff.
We need you to do this, right? And then, you know, and then they went, Hadn't fired them.
Or, you know, did he do it and then take it to management? Who knows? They don't even know in the article.
What went down right? They don't even know.
You know, they asked, Was he taping it for himself, or was he taping it for management? Likely, he was taping it for management, You know, why are you gonna take it for yourself? I mean, you're there in the locker room, right? Yeah, right.
You're not practice.
Why are you taking it for yourself? He was clearly taping it for management.
Um uh, there's other players, you know? I read stuff about other place, you know, other players, comments made comments about him saying that like he's ah, super duper defensive coach.
And you know he'll he'll get these guys playing good defense.
And this that and the other thing, so I don't know.
I guess we'll see if he's, um, changed his history or, you know, not changed his history but changed his behavior.
Someone said we should get a record, Dolan.
So we get him five God, Children, who's gonna fire Dolan? You can't **** is gonna fire Dolan to sell that Dolan again. Nolan.
I'm pretty sure he has a lot of people who want who want him going.
So he's make every step he makes his perfect.
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You have diarrhea fans, but come on.
I mean, you're more if you're more die hard when you've been with the team and they've been losing for so long and been so terrible.
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One last question.
Real quick, like 30 seconds.
Do you think Ignaz brothers ****ens is going to make the team? I mean, he's already on the team Do you think he's gonna get weighed for someone like Miles Power? Oh, that's a tough question.
Miles Power has that Aaron Brooks to him, man, Um, I think you have tow When do the cuts after me? Oh, wow.
There's no games, is just starting.
Like what? December.
The games start December the 22nd, um, on Tuesday starts training camp.
So they're gonna come into training camp now.
There is discussions that they might they might amend or not a men, but add the number off the number of players you could have, you know, put it up to 17 or something like that.
But you also I mean, right now, the Knicks got 16 players in the contract, and that includes eggy.
And that includes the two guys that they just picked up.
And at Davis Trade, right.
They might try to keep my Spelman just in case you move Julius Randle at the deadline.
You got another power forward so you could move Jacob Evans.
You could take over Iggy takeover Jacob, even spot.
Yeah, if they decided to keep seven If they decided to keep 17, then if the NBA said they could keep 17 players like because of covert and something like that.
They said maybe they're going to expand the rosters.
Then I guess you don't have to worry about it.
You could just stay on the team.
Oh, but if they're at 15, I mean, you know, they're all young.
Those two guys, the first round draft picks as well.
Well, it is not a first round draft pick.
Those two guys were first round draft picks.
Um, someone like Omar Spellman.
He's got to get his weight under control, I think, and he could probably be a contributor.
He gets his weight under control and this is shape.
Definitely a space big man shot 38 36%.
Yeah, two plus attempts. A game, man.
Yeah, and that's tough.
That is a great And then again, this team, you know, this front offices, they they depend on relationships.
And that's part of the reason why I g was brought to this team because of R.
Barrett, right? And then But Miles Powell's well, because it will be topping so.
But if you think about it at that three position, we do need shooting death because we only well I mean, you push argue at the three.
Uh, Knox is not really a three.
But if you want to, I guess like, who else is that? Our three position.
What's out? Death behind behind those two? Not much.
Reggie Bullock may be completed.
Ah, he's been like a two.
Yeah, a lot to God's hand.
Even quickly, quickly.
I mean, I guess it's a point guard bees.
More of a shooting guard, I guess.
Had to one and to be interchangeable.
But that three position, we don't have much behind a g e I mean behind RJ.
So I think if he shows out, I think he makes camp.
If he issues the bed Bali and Miles power shows up.
Yeah, he's probably going.
He's probably going there.
It's gonna be something to watch.
Will be, Yeah, we'll definitely definitely see, man.
Yeah, that's today's episode man, Are we doing the episode for Thursday? And everyone is doing Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, so probably e guess we could put it off. Do a Friday.
Yeah, we do. Friday.
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You got a chance.
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Get into the playoffs and we're hosting a game.
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It's not gonna happen.
It's not gonna happen.
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