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Ladies and gentlemen, that was just short intro, but I'm back.
Um, we've seen we watched the Knicks last night, lose to the Atlanta Hawks.
Ended up being a close think game down the stretch.
But there were a lot of things that I did not like in the game.
A lot of things I didn't like.
Ladies and gentlemen, you know, I didn't like the transition defense.
Obviously, I don't like our field goal percentage shooting 40% from the field every game.
That's not going to get us any winds.
It's not going to get his winds.
You know, we're talking about winning 35 40 games.
You know, teetering on the playoffs.
That's not going to get it done.
So we gotta find a way to get better shots.
We got to find a way to get clean.
Shots were getting some clean shots, and I will say we are missing some chippies that we should be making.
We got to start to convert those things.
Tisdale's got to figure out something.
Where is the offense? Where is that new offense that we're talking about? The cross screens, the down screens, the pen downs? You know, I'm saying, uh, the guards running off screens, getting hit with 23 screens, the defenders getting hit with 23 screens.
That's what happened last night is the reason why Trey Young stayed in the paint? Is the reason why Trey Young was able to get them floaters in the paint? Why Dennis Smith Jr.
Frank Nell Akina had so much trouble with Choi Young part of it because they were running that man over two or three.
Squeeze when he had the ball in his hands or without the ball in his hands something that we've gotta implement into our system.
And it's not something that you really need to have a lot of special players for.
You know, you just need a guy that can get to the cup off screens.
Dennis Smith Jr could do that.
Now, who's Dennis Smith do this first game last night? So it doesn't mean it's not going to happen.
It could happen.
Maybe we just haven't been able to see it because Dennis Smith Jr hasn't been here.
You know, May Maybe that is the case.
So, you know, I'll be looking, you know, we're gonna talk about it.
We're gonna talk about some things that we want to see from the game tomorrow.
We're going to talk about a lot of stuff they have to do with the pelicans because this is dangerous.
This is dangerous because the pelicans scored their average 128 points per game.
Right now we're not careful.
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I see Isaiah joined us in the chat.
Isaiah, I was talking about you earlier today.
I don't know if you were on the end of the show with me and entertainer, but I was talking about your early today day is the entertainer.
He's in the building, you know, saying we had a morning show today.
It went great, was really good morning.
So we had a good time.
We did it from about 10 to 12.
And I was talking about Isaiah and how he almost got fired from his job for listening to the show.
What's that about? I say it was going on, man.
I was telling I was telling the entertainer I said, You know what I say? Every time I do a show doing a day, I say logs and his guys, Enough bombs looking good.
Anything I said one day he was there and I noticed that I noticed that the video kept coming on and then going on, come on in the going off, like he was hiding from his boss every time his boss gaming's put his phone down so his boss couldn't see.
And then Buzz, go away, Put the phone back up.
You know, since I was like, Look, I was just telling everybody, don't get fired.
No matter what you do, we want you here.
But we want you working more.
But you may find out, but anyway, um, we do have some information you know about tonight's game.
We're going to get into it a little bit as we talk about some of the story they play tonight.
Are they playing private? Tomorrow's game? Tomorrow's game? You know, we'll talk about some of the story lines for tomorrow's game, but just real quick.
What's on your mind about the game, man? Real quick.
The game coming up now, the game coming up tomorrow.
So you know, you said you hit on the head last night, You know, when it comes to the point, we got to get a better way of points.
What's really disappointment was really scared me about federal offense right now and that Zika sooner that you're You're right.
We're not seeing Street.
We're not seeing the double screen but not seeing the window without seeing Bull.
We're not seeing people move around, which is crazy because we're still saying the same thing from last year when it's like one or two guys doing isil ball and you know what do we see? All ashes? Frank Dennis mentioned at the top of the key.
Give it to a player to player dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble.
Dribbles doesn't move.
We get one shot, that's it.
And we got a bank on that, and it's like it's frustrating because I'm thinking like we got Bobby Portis.
We got Julius Randle.
We got do that consent screams.
Do we really is, is me is getting me to the point where they do We really have to get a guy just the way they pick up a guy that just does not a little thing to say the screen, like we have to get a Steven Adams kind of player to be on the team to set a screen right and stuff like that is like it's getting ridiculous.
And I was like, We're not getting any easy points Like last night How many times I've been disappointed like what we're looking at? The Hawks were more telling to the dogs and then getting easy points in the paint.
They're just doing double streams, and it's like I get to see I've really seen the next last year.
Do double strains our Bailey do screens last year.
So it's like, get the stuff.
Listen, I understand that I'm staying the whole point.
Let Julius Randle Setup Springs.
Given the ball, get him and governesses and stop.
He can pass. We get it. We know he can pass.
Let the point goes to be playing guard sometimes and let the power forward be powerful words.
Do it the right way.
Do double spins.
Let's get these guys moving, man.
I'm tired of seeing you guys sit in the corner.
I'm seeing markets Moritz for Julius Randle doing home.
Get these guys moving.
Cut! Let them cut. I would love it.
You guys cut RG Barry can cut.
Let's do that, then, is this? It's frustrating right now with offerings.
Really? And the thing is, Julius Randle and Marcus Morris can both pass the ball right now.
They're using Julius Randle in this point forward situation a lot, But you can run kind of that point forward situation without him having to bring the ball up.
He could get the ball on the elbow.
He could pass the ball out of the host.
You could do it in a bunch of different ways.
I'm gonna come back to May.
I want I want to say, What's up to end? Then we're going to start looking at breaking down the game a little bit.
Uh, Eddie, what's problem with the moment? Yeah, What's up? So funny that you were really reminding guys, but you were talking with them two times for me and pulling.
Is those actually three times? Because the game was, you know, after midnight.
Then when I was driving around town for practice, you were with Chris off, and this is the third time, so it's always been shut out.
The Chris I was slipping into the show, happy it happened that I hope it's gonna be a weekly thing.
Yeah, we planned out of being a weekly thing, like, twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays.
It'll be on my channel to be on his channel, you know? So that way we both get the love on each of our channels.
You know? I mean, s Oh, yeah, that's what we're looking to do, man way.
Think it's gonna continue to grow and get bigger and bigger and bigger.
So, yeah, that's what we're looking at.
How we looking and make it work, you know? But what's your take, man? You know what? What are you thinking about for tomorrow's game? Oh, for tomorrow, Uh, I say I was talking about a basketball in all that shot annoying.
He knows what he was talking about.
But, you know, I think it's gonna be more of a box office thing, because I was gonna be here in the card and stuff like that.
So it's gonna be entertaining game for both teams.
I think the most thing that we would concentrate on is the point guard battle, because we know that Frank is not gonna be playing tomorrow.
I'm guessing that you know, help.
It's gonna start on these, get a bunch of minutes versus his the whole team.
Oh, see how, how he and sweat does.
I think at this point.
But it looked like after these three preseason games, I think Frank has the story job.
The only can he can only lose it.
When? Tomorrow Dennis Smith is gonna score, like, 30 on this game, Will Effort is gonna have a triple double.
I look at that, that's that.
So you know, it's gonna be our entertaining game for both teams, I think.
And I'm wondering if Mitch is gonna be back in the starting line.
Abo are going to try, maybe charger at the vice.
We'll see about that.
I think that I know that the shooting guard, the small court in the pipe board for the lock we're gonna see about the point guard in the center position.
Yeah, you know, and you know, we're gonna talk about lineups a little bit, but definitely I could see Taj Gibson being in that starting lineup.
But my question with talks Gibson in the starting lineup This, you know, can he last throughout the entire season as a starter.
You know, maybe play a game.
I think you know what? That's true. That's true.
I mean, I guess you can start.
Um, I guess you could start him.
He plays the 1st 4 minutes of the game, didn't you? Back in the light of the ongoing know, depending on the opposite team, right.
You bring him in the 1st 4 minutes of the game, and then when you get to the second quarter, you bring him back in the last four minutes of the second quarter.
That's eight minutes.
Four minutes of the third quarter.
And then when you see what happens in the fourth quarter, I don't see that happening.
I could see that going down, you know, because what time's Gibson would provide, he would provide that he would provide some defense, but he also able to spread the floor a little bit, You know, me.
So you know what? The experience I know he might be not in pa pathetic shape a center or stuff like that.
But, you know, he has that.
It's funerals, you know? How do you know? Position himself on defense and stuff like that.
And that's gonna be also valuable for us, at least because we know how much can be hit.
We can have a really good game defense on.
He can be, you know, play having badly after bath blades.
So you know, this is gonna be a huge thing for us.
I think one last question before I get to, you know, just looking at the team's comparing teams.
If Alfred paid in, has a good game or Dennis Moore Jr has a good game, do you still think that is Frank's position? Two moves at this point, being here like before, I think.
Then it has to score like a 30 points a game 30 point game tomorrow because I don't see him at the precipitation stuff like that.
But for me, you know, So get the starting job.
I think he has to go over 30.
Sent tomorrow's game on dhe l but he needs to be a near triple doubles tomorrow because he had the 1st 2 games were really bad, man.
So I don't see him.
You know, I How would you explain to friends that you're not gonna be the start? Because it's gonna be the father? When he was the worst foot minus, you know, guard on the team.
Through the 1st 2 games, he didn't play the third game versus the his old team.
He gonna play a video game? Let me explain that.
So let me tell you how to explain it to Frank.
Um, basically, because Frank is the kind of guide as not gonna complain about anything, right? He's not gonna complain.
He's just going to accept this role and do What's ext of, um, when you have players like that, it makes it a little bit easier to explain if it makes it a little bit easier to say.
You know what? We could sit this guy now because we know he's not gonna be mad, you know, stuff like that.
It makes it a little bit.
Not that I'm not saying is right.
Yeah, I'm just saying it makes it a little bit easier when you have a guy that you know what if that would be Frank's like like, this would be a year ago, right? So if Frank is he has a certain status and stuff like that, that would be fine.
I think you can do with a guy when he's looking for an extension.
Uh, they're picking, trying to pick up his option.
I think you don't give him a really fair chance at the beginning of the season.
I really understand what you said.
That Frank is not gonna be complaining and stuff like that.
Maybe you could try talking like, Okay, we're gonna talk effort.
We're gonna look at how the game's going well, but you're still gonna get, like, 25 30 minutes a game if they tell him you know that possible.
I think that that might be satisfying for Frank, but you know how it goes that we're gonna have a good, great game. They're not gonna know.
Jets put it, Frank for a minute because they promised it for so you know, it's gonna be a hard thing, but from me, after this three games, I think I got the job.
Okay. All right.
I'm gonna come back. I want to take a look at, you know, starting lineups.
Take a look at some numbers in those type of things, and we're gonna get back to it.
All right? As we break down the New York Knicks versus D New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at 8 p.
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Doing here is a big New York Knicks fan.
He's gonna have a lot to say.
And I'm gonna tell you what, Andy, if Frank is the starting point guard Skies, who was gonna have a lot to say about that, should have heard him last year.
Let's start breaking down a team a little bit, teams a little bit.
Ladies and gentlemen, um, I start with the next projected the projected starters for the Knicks, and I'm just projecting right now that Dennis Smith Jr will start.
I'm projecting that David Fizdale is going to give him a second chance to start, especially now since what? We'll talk about it.
But Frank Miller.
Kina is not going to be playing tomorrow.
David Fizdale already let frankly looking and know that he wants to see how Dennis Smith Jr and Elfrid Payton look together.
I don't know if he's gonna play in both together in the back court at times, or he just wants to see how you know the point guard.
Dual looks together.
But actually, I think Dennis Smith Jr is going to start our J.
Buried at the to Marcus Morris at small forward, Julius Randle at the four and Bobby Portis at the five.
These are projected starters, so it can change. Ladies and gentlemen.
Okay, it could change injury report.
Whose engine? Reggie Book Neck has been out.
Damian Dotson. Right shoulder.
He did Practice s so maybe he plays.
We don't know, right? Since it's the last preseason game, he was not expected to be back for the preseason, But he could be back for the preseason.
I could deem Alan strained right foot.
Ah, limited practice.
I don't know about practice today, but the last practice it was limited practice.
He did not play last night.
We'll see if he plays tomorrow.
I projected starters for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Lonzo ball at point guard drew Holiday at shooting guard Brandon Ingram at small forward, Zion Williamson at power forward and Doug favors at center.
And then it's a zone these guys have for the most part of new team because, you know, last season you had Julius Randle at power forward and you had Anthony Davis says center Drew holiday playing, you know, the shooting guard spot.
It's a new team, but so far, these guys are homing.
Therefore, no in the preseason, the necks of one and two in the preseason, their injury poor.
I'm not sure of the injury report right now.
So do not get me to lie in about the injury report, because I don't know, I don't know.
So what I want to do is before we talk about the rest of the story lines, I want to ask these guys about these lineups and you know who they think will match up well with hope.
We'll talk about the lineups a little bit, and, uh, then you know we'll get to the storylines.
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How you doing? This is Kevin McCloud from plane to New Jersey.
I think I talked with you yesterday or Tuesday.
One of the two? Yeah, probably on Tuesday, Man.
Glad you called in the game was going on with you, eh? Nothing too much, man.
Nothing too much.
Um, I got a couple.
Got a few points from last night's game.
I like the thief fire that they said the Knicks were were playing with last night A little bit.
I mean, I know we came up short, um, one of things that I saw in the beginning.
I think those whistles were a little too quick for D. S.
So I think that had that may have contributed to them Not really being good on the the offensive end.
And I liked what I saw the Frank.
I know I'm a Frank Homer and everything, but ah, like West.
So out of whom, I think, uh I know a lot of people are saying that, you know, he should start.
But if he doesn't start, I definitely think that he should, um, that he should finish the gang because you need that defensive presence.
And, like Alan's muffles you or whoever said that, uh um, yesterday was that you have enough scores and Morris and Randall and I forget the other person, Um, the other player, um, where Frank really doesn't have to.
I mean, you want to be You want to be a threat, but it's not, You know, someone's required for him to score, like, you know, 15 20 points.
You know, a game, everything.
Because you have the scoring already, and that's that's pretty much it.
What? What do you think about that? I get that, but we still need those guys to be a threat.
So, Frank is that Frank is starting Dennis Smith, Jr.
Elfrid Payton, Whoever it is.
Those guys, they got to be a threat on the floor.
Still, you know what I mean? Just because you're not from that point guard spot, then it's very, you know, teams don't need to defend the point guard that can lay off the point guard, so they've got to be a threat.
You know, Thea other thing is that they have to be a three all the time.
I mean, Richard Hamilton made it.
Made it a career of hitting.
You know, so many efficient two's doesn't have to be a three all the time.
I mean, I know that's what you know.
And this aide, you know, you have to hit the three and everything, but the two is just as much, you know, as good as the three, right? Yeah.
I mean, it is, but, you know, in today's game, it z either three or lay up for a lot.
A lot of people you can credit Mike D'Antoni for that.
I got kind of credit.
Mike D'Antoni phasing out the post game a little bit.
Not that the the post game is totally gone right, but he kind of phased it out.
He'd pointed out how I don't want to say low percentage of a shot, but how cumbersome of a shot.
The low Post is and this is this is his explanation, right? He's a one.
What happens is when you when you go with a fast piece, you know, he had a little eight seconds or less, right? And you go at a faster pace, getting the ball up the floor and finding the good shot.
You're in a little bit more rhythm, right? You're moving the ball up the floor.
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.
You catch the ball rhythm.
You could let it go.
You find a quick shot, you keep the events on.
You know, you keep the defense on guard, right? The defense has to get back.
And if you're really, really in good shape, you can get up the floor.
You can push that ball up the floor.
In the defense, they're not used to playing that fast.
It's kind of like the hurry up offensive football, right? Other dances are not accustomed to playing that hurry up offense.
So when you're pushing that ball up the floor, not only are you getting a good shot, but you're tiring out the other team where when you post, right, you move, you methodically get the ball around you get into the post now.
Someone has the ball in the post.
Everybody stands and watches.
There's nobody moving right now.
They're gonna post taken, you know, 678 seconds to find the shot.
You stagnate the offense, you know, Um, so you know, he kind of phased out that post play and he doesn't like the mid range shot.
A lot of people here, like the mid range shot, is one of the lower percentage shots shots on the floor, even though it's a higher percentage shot than a three.
Sometimes your mid range comes very close to the three point line, so you might as well three.
You know what I mean? And so, you know, he kind of phased that whole thinking.
And so now the thinking is, you get a lay up or take a three, get a label taken three.
But I agree with you that mid range game is very dangerous.
You don't have to pull the mid range all the time, but you give if you can too strong jumbles boat boat and then pull up.
It's very dangerous because now they don't know how to guard you, because you could go from three.
You're going to paint, and you can pull up and knock it down. Now you're unguardable.
You know what I'm saying? Now you're on guard, all right? Yeah.
It doesn't sing with that singing.
Um, last year we saw Tim Hardaway Jr take so many threes that a lot of, um, you know, some of them went in.
And when they didn't go when and he would keep shooting those threes, it will put us in a hole.
That's my fear that I don't want to see what you know with with these guys, you know, doing it so much.
But like you said, it's a quote unquote a requirement.
Pretty much, Um, So I guess that's my you know, my fear, because they because there was I forget the sequence yesterday.
I think Frank took a three, and I think we were only down, um, one or two or, you know, whatever it WAAS.
But Atlanta came back, you know, and scored.
I think like to straighten everything and that kind of, you know, through a saw.
So, um and I guess also wait with Ellington not really being a suspicion now I'm expected from him all the time because a he used to kill us when he was in Miami and, you know, Detroit.
So I don't expect that again.
But it's just that if you missed that three a couple of times in a sequence and the other team scores, it's gonna put you in the hole.
So I guess that's, you know, the way I look at it a little bit, um, two more things, I think career.
I think he knows what he's going. Get in sheer.
And I can't explain why he didn't play last night, but he's gonna play tonight.
I know once the season starts, sure is gonna be really part of that rotation.
And I'm one of those people now that I don't want, you know, getting feel fired, like, 20 or 30 games into the season.
Because the Knicks have been well known for getting rid of coaches real quickly, and I just want to break that cycle.
I want to see like a coach, you know, last four, you know, a couple of years or so.
I mean, when you look at Philly, um, the coach down there when they were, you know, when Billy was abysmal they still kept that coach.
And I just want to see us have that, you know, consistent.
So we don't have those, um, those labels of being, you know, dysfunctional and everything Because we're always getting rid of, you know, management or coaches, you know, so quickly.
So what do you think about that? Now I agree with you.
Listen, David Fizdale is definitely going to his evaluation period has begun.
My deal is there now, Now it's time to analyze what he could do.
Last year, he got a pass, but yes, we need some stability.
You gotta have some stability, you know? I mean, you do got to give a chance for David Fizdale toe work with these guys.
Get guys in that David Fizdale as well as the management team feels are ah, good players.
You know, that can get you someplace and then really start saying Okay, now you got the tools.
Do they really believe that they have the tools right now? I don't know.
I'm saying, but Weisel was also brought in to be a developmental coach.
So it's also on him to develop players, so Yeah, well, not.
Okay. Well, That's all I had.
Thanks so much, man.
We'll continue to suspect you do a great job.
All right, Enjoy the game tomorrow.
All right. All right.
No, no, No problem.
All right. Great call.
Good call, ladies and gentlemen.
So I'll get to you guys in the video chat.
Man, I want to know what you want to know.
What you think about these lineups Verse the pelicans.
And I read them off to you one more time.
But I want to know what you think about these lineups and how we're going to be able to match up or if you even worried about matching up right now, all right? No, let me see him start with Unix.
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Nick Feeling Tom.
Right, man, you good? Good.
So, tell me, man, uh, these lineups right now is long like probably Dennis Smith Jr will be matching up with Lonzo ball, right.
R J. Barry would have gone on holiday.
What? You're not playing ball is not playing to my okay.
I didn't catch that. Okay, So good.
Well, it's not playing tomorrow.
I could make that adjustment So who's going to be starting that point guard instead of all, um, is going to each one more and holiday.
It's one more is gonna be starting that point.
Okay, so I'm gonna make that change s so that we had that.
I think the holiday and each one will be the second guard is gonna be the shooting guard.
Yeah, I think he was shooting going.
Listeners forward slash shoot Asgard.
So I'm guessing he's a Okay.
All right, So then what do you think about these match ups? Did What do you think about the matchups? You mean so I think you'd be very quick. Yeah.
It's kind of tough because, you know, like Drew holiday problems.
He's such a good defensive player.
He's probably gonna eat menace mint sludge.
But the thing is, I mean, oh, you really want to see is just, like, progression.
Like Dennis Smith.
Get warm wind and find his legs.
It's close to our back.
It back to back.
Um, Zion's not playing also.
So you know Kevin nine.
And it is just gonna be okay.
So? So Zion Williams not playing either.
She's not playing either.
No, he's not listed.
Oh, I know they don't give you the start and finally got listed for tomorrow.
Yeah, give me that.
Starting five day guy listed for tomorrow.
All right, They got it as Jew ality each one more.
I think Darius Miller, um, Julia Okafor and Frank Jackson train wrecks and might actually be the second point out the actual point guard.
So then Frank Jackson might be the point guard and God.
Okay, so if you got Frank Jackson that point guard holiday I shooting guard who's just small forward, you're looking at it one more.
And then Darius Miller is your power forward.
It's one Maura's at small forward, and then Darius Miller powerful.
Who's that? Center Giulio, Call for Julia Low before it's gonna be a center. Okay.
So So So everyone else did these other guys Lonzo ball, Brandon Ingram, Zaire.
Williams is gonna have the night off.
What was it as disappointing Come into the garden, right? Not really.
If you think about it when frank's not plan.
Um, and Dennis Smith is trying to find his legs, so I always say, like, sometimes you just need a bad team to play Thio.
You know, like you just need a practice squad, in a sense, you know, and that's pretty much what you going up again.
So for him to find his legs or even tow, get Hey, everybody with the offense.
But we played really good offense.
Game one of the preseason, right? Like 1/2 pretty much like the bull whipped.
So there's ability to play good offense is just find it.
So it may take clean this bad team somewhat to full strength and whipping the ball or on getting that vibe again and then catching us.
So, you know, and taking it into the regular season.
Yeah, and you know, I'm a disappointing really about Zion Williams.
And you know, because that's supposed to be his debut at the Garden and all that kind of you know, even though it's preseason, you know, the game is on t and T.
So you sure, because I would think that the n b A.
Is gonna force eye on the place since the game is on TNT.
Okay, a SZ faras I could see.
I mean, it may be may not be, but as far as I can see, he's not playing well listed.
What do you have? That cheese? So I had did the search and look n b a dot com is funky.
They still got on Anthony Davis still being on the team.
So I think this is from New Orleans pelicans on website.
I just had it on my laptop.
I'm sorry I lost the website, but in might be mba dot com.
Okay, well, we will bring that back and take a look at it.
There's a change in, ladies and gentlemen, you know, from what Nicholas Ellen's.
There's a chance that the pelicans are going to start.
Frank Jackson drew Holiday each one more.
Darius Miller and Jalil Okafor.
So we'll see if that's the case.
That would be disappointing if that's the case, because, you know, people are going to be coming to this game so that they could seize Ion.
And this game is gonna be on TNT.
No, and it's on Tina T.
Because of Zaire.
I would think at least Sonya might play, you know, another place for half.
Yeah, you would want him to.
I mean you wanted to, and he he looks incredible so far.
But I think you would want him to play in the garden If you look at India.
Company still got Anthony Davis as being looked at n b a dot com And I got their start in five from the previous games when they played the Spurs.
Yeah, so you know, that's why I got to start in front five from I don't see anything that says, You know what? The projected starting five is tomorrow.
So I just used that starting five.
Well, we'll come back to it. We'll see.
You know, we'll see.
What is. That would be disappointing, though.
And, you know, I feel like they would probably play him. No.
Hey, at least want to play a little bit.
Well, I guess Well, I guess we'll find out from there.
You're saying, but I do agree with you.
If they're playing a team like that, you know, they better start getting that offense in gear.
You know what I mean? Yeah. Yeah.
You know, I listen to the show last night and everyone was kind of getting on the team and stuff and I want everybody to at least just remembered.
The current average score for N B.
A game is like 1 15 and we're holding teams.
So, like 1511 like basically 100 points.
And since we got rid of Tim Hardaway and in as cancer and, like, our defense has improved drastically, you know that's the last season to now and way have a better defense than most people are thinking.
A thinking of it.
He just got a contextual isat, but just not scoring.
So she's deal is living up to the point.
From from a defense of standpoint, it's just, you know, of course, there's mistakes.
We just got to calm down.
That's not your mixed fans can calm down, you know, saying here and this is this is this is why, man, because it's been so long.
We've been going through so much stuff and, you know, David Fizdale says, you know this is gonna happen.
That's gonna happen.
We're trying to run this type of offices, that type of offense, and so you look for I don't think anyone's looking forward to be perfect, but they're looking for, um, signs of it and there were signs up in the first game, but then we kind of lost next two games, you know? I mean, even with a quick question, Yeah, This is where I get baffle with the point guard situation, cause I feel like we need a point guard.
Um e I still miss Jared.
Jack Obscurely, Caesar's Who is the floor general? Just saying get in order here.
Everyone's saying, Frank, but it still breaks down, Frank.
I want a floor general again, then.
I mean, you know, I think we gotta hope that one of these guys no develops into being that floor, general, you know, I mean, you know, I think that's, um you know, that's gotta be the hope that one of these guys is going to turn into a full general and, you know, because we desperately need one.
Yeah, we desperately need one.
You know that that point guard spot has been such a sore spot for us for years.
You know, many years has been a sore spot, so let's hope that we finally get one, and we're gonna do some research to try to find out about the Republicans starting lineup, All right, you know, right now we're bringing it back to what it was originally, and we'll find out if there's going to be any changes again.
No, these air, the projected starters, and we'll see if there's going to be any difference.
Let's just assume Nick, that is gonna be Lonzo Ball, Jew Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Derrick favors.
Let's just assume that it is.
If it's if that's the case, Do you put that in junior on Lonzo Ball or deeper R.
J Berry Online's A Ball? And that Dennis God, I can't keep up with Lonzo Ball because of his height.
He's too savvy, Um, along the ball is just gonna eat his lunch man.
Lines of Bull is a great defensive play.
It so soon he could defend and keep up with Dennis.
With Junior as athletic as he is, I think Dennis Smith is going to be able to get points on lines of all I just because he's still, I also have the times that Drew Holiday is gonna switch on, you know, it's like Dennis man, you could have a very difficulty to law, okay, and then Uh Okay, so So you got R J buried on ball? Because eyes Dennis Smith on Drew Holiday.
Okay, I get, I think.
Okay, so now do you go Marcus Morris on Brandon Ingram or Marcus Morrison? Zion Williamson? Because if you go Marcus Morris on Zion, the Julius Randle that forces handed played Brandon Ingram you wanted and as the starters So what? That we warn it.
So far in preseason, if you looked at the Pelican Games, Um, Brandon Ingram has been suffering because everyone else has been getting the attention.
Um, and his game.
Really? I'm Tunney like guy.
She's gonna be a guy that's gonna be shopped around.
And he his game was suffering a lot because he can't get the touch.
Time like Zion is the priority.
Um, so he has the handling, ball handling and stuff like that.
I think he will be ableto get loose with the second unit.
If I'm not mistaken.
I think that's pretty much for our soul.
But like with the first thing that he hadn't been getting much, much touches its and then he doesn't shoot.
Well, he is like a large Frank.
He could do a lot of things with the ball, but he does not shoot well so you could get to the rim, get past he rebounds at a decent clip.
Well, but for him to get loose, he does it.
He can't do it was island court.
Okay. All right.
Um, we'll see what's up, man.
We're gonna see what's up.
Last night people were talking about put Morris on Zion, but it's looking like when you look at those managers, it looks like you probably gotta put Julius Randle on Zion because the Julies Randall, I don't know if he's going to be able to guard bring the angle.
That could be some trouble.
No, no, we'll see.
And yes, I've seen in the chat.
Someone asked him to take a phone calls.
You have to take a phone calls 5164 or 5 to 246 I just I can't get to the phone calls in the video chat and everything at the same time.
So sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get to the phone calls when they're coming in.
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Yeah, I would love to see our thing. Man this on.
I'm gonna be a little I'm gonna go against the grand.
I think I would love to see r J on I'm Drew because Ah, listen, man.
This dude, I'm shockingly pleased with the defense.
Art has been playing these last.
He's not been bad.
He has not been lost.
And then there's the ministry place.
But he's a rookie is expected, but she had not been lost.
He he bodies these players well, like he was when he was going there.
Just that Bradley Bill game that we like just kick.
This kid's gonna be special.
There's, like his body and are his body.
And Bradley Bill.
I mean, you talk about the second shooting guard and lead right now.
Bill. He held his own. So it was, like, hard.
He's not gonna be Lois, but I want to see him against, you know, almost gets.
Maybe a quicker guard duality has a more complete game, so I would definitely to see him guard our God.
God, you see how the CIA does okay against Diane? I don't know.
We don't have against and act like it's gonna end up being Julius Randle is gonna have to be if you if you start.
I mean, it's a good day.
So here's the good thing about this, and I think I said the last night right now, Suzanne is not good defensively right now.
He's a little lost.
Uh, people gonna do the highlight blocks, but he has not been good on if you paid attention, he's not been good on defense, you know, they've been actually on it the next day.
I scored when he's on the floor and I don't think that's 100% on him. Maybe the person.
Oh, that's on there.
But you're not that good.
Defenses might be a good matter.
Now, I think I'm gonna be going at each other.
You know, Susan, when people call him, basically, some people call it.
I am Julius Randle.
Basically going through the same kind of player.
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Uh, I'm be overboard today.
I mean, I have a cold.
I wanted to watch the 1st 3 games before I gave an assessment.
Okay, Um, I'm very like this.
This probably a few things.
I'm really concerned with.
My number one concern number one I would have to say is, Ah, point guard play E.
I mean, I've got a point.
Gore playoff It's like it's been I don't know how many years since Marbury left.
But man in today's MBA, it's not evident now.
You need a freakin point guard, man.
You need a point guard who can 38 Theo effective in the pick and roll, get into the paint over a little flotilla, be able to read the defense, just the basic things that you know of a good point guard.
They're supposed to do every team in the league.
If they don't have ah above average point guard, then they have a legit superstar.
That superstar is a passer, like even if you look at the Detroit Pistons, you know they have an above average point guard, but they didn't have played Blake Griffin with really good playmaking.
Sent a superstar our deficiency at the point guard position at the point of attack.
It's so glaring that it holds ah, lot of like the easy offense that you see other teams get.
You might see a team when the night get about 27 points, just off of like, savvy point guard place.
You know what I mean and we don't have that now.
I'm not saying that Frank my opinion has separated himself from the bunch.
You know what I mean? But with that, the main score.
I don't have any criticism against the game that he played anything.
Three games except when he had the fouling, you know, issues the second game, you know, But I think you know, not, uh, divert.
But I think the rest still don't give Frank the respect as a defender that he's supposed to get.
They allow certain players who have a defensive reputation, a little bit more contact than other players, and they don't give this.
They're treating him like a rookie spill, and that upsets me.
But our point guard plays a huge problem, and it's not gonna dissolve.
So we either betrayed or draft up a legit starting point guard.
I think Frank is awesome backup point guard, and the guy could play over 20 minutes a game.
I think we've come to the point where you could say he's probably rely on it's got to be a legit backup point guard and if you know and if somebody injured, he can start and I'm not gonna, you know, pigeonholed him into that role.
You know, who knows what he might develop in, but just me projecting this is here. Three.
He might just end up being awesome.
Solid backup point guard, right? My second issue.
David David Hale and I hear a lot of guys saying, Oh, you're going over by my saying Fire Fizdale I'm saying somebody and management needs cold has got to the side and tell him that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are not on your roster anymore.
Marcus Solis and showing my Connolly are not on your roster anymore.
Stop being lazy and create a system you spent the entire summer talking about system this and that, and you were watching People play and you come back to the regular season.
And when they ask R J.
What's your system? The man says, Oh, we just read and react.
So you mean to tell me that rookies and sophomores and middle of the pack players or you're gonna allow them to dictate how the offenses run based on their read and react, and which eventually sub subject them to play in a lot of one on one offense? They will point in the first quarter that the offense hold like that.
It was absurd, and Marcus Morris was going one on one.
Julius Randle was going one on one.
If you notice Fizdale sets, she'll run like a little bit of action early on, like a point guard to come down court.
So throw it to the to the big man who's standing behind the three point line.
I don't know why, and then he'll be able to another big man who's standing on the corner of the three point line.
They'll do those stupid actions.
It will go back to Morris, and he's going one on one.
All his sets are designed for isolation.
He doesn't necessarily.
You don't see any creativity unless it's the inbound play.
They'll do an inbound play, and then you see you see R J come up a curl.
You see, um, Randall come both the pin down.
So is inbound plays.
You see structure, but like when there's calamity in the game, you don't see Frank like, Oh, hey, put two fingers up.
Let's run this play Well, let's run this action, you know what I mean? And it was times in the game yesterday where I was like yo like there's like 14 seconds left on the shot clock.
You know what I mean? And they haven't done much offense, a good point guard or a good team, the point that will organize them.
Say, Let's run X, Y and Z.
But if you don't have X, Y or Z, it'll run.
Then these guys just improvising and their skill level is not at a point where they consistently can improvise.
Right now, you've got first and second your players thes Guys need structure.
Look what Quin Snyder on the Utah Jazz with all the team when he had young players.
Look what Mike Budenholzer does.
Look what these coaches who actually have systems implement.
That's why the New Jersey are the new stupid Brooklyn Nets looked a decent last because they had a system.
Kenny Atkinson had a system.
This, this notion that he such a player's friendly coach.
He's not even implement a system, and he's gonna let you read and react as bogus.
To me, that's the death that will not work.
LeBron is not only your squad, so that to me that you know, I'm not saying fire fist.
I'm saying this man needs to say, Listen, I'm gonna go to the drawing board and I'm a creative system, a system of cut, the system of actions of pinned down to get R.
Consistently coming from the right to the left, both of off of a pin down, you know, Curl.
Storing the same thing with Julius Randle because some guys need to be going to the left to the basket you need to create.
Why haven't we run any pick and rolls we don't have? We have point guards who can't necessarily beat a play off the dribble, right? And some Trey Young.
A lot of people say that he's really, really quick, but Trey Younger? Not really. Fleet of foot.
He's not that quick, right? But what do they do in order for him to get penetration? They run a lot of pecan rolls.
They'll run three picking roles within one set, so eventually the defense has to make a decision on my gonna switch.
They're putting pressure on the defense.
You kept seeing them get into the paint, get into the paint, get into the paint, and that was all based off pecan roll actions.
While we are not running any single picking.
Rose got Mitchell Robinson out there.
What's the what's the point of having Mr Robinson on the court when his on Lee really offensive threat is a lob threat? And you don't even make one single attempt to throw him? A lot of it's R.
You never went back to that? There was a play that I saw Kevin Knox gold back door and forgot who passed it to him.
But that was that only happened once.
So what? That tells me that these aren't placed thes air.
Just think that, you know, the offensive guys stumble upon.
He cuts back, though he's open.
But there's no structure creating that, designing that.
This is option one.
You know what? I'm talking.
So you wanna play that five different options If you take away the first option is a second option.
You take away that, you give it out to the 33 point shooting.
The third option.
They don't have these plays.
They don't have this structure.
And in the young up and coming team, that's a necessity. That's a month.
So that's That's my beef right now.
You know, I feel like defensively, our defensive woes or a little bit overblown right now, because the most points we gave up with 115 points now you played three bad teams.
So maybe, you know, we played a good team.
They would have scored a lot more point.
But I just feel like, you know, we're holding teams like 25 points in the first quarter, 27 in the second.
We only have one horrible quarter when we let up 14 points, so I think, you know, and we didn't let that seem shoot a bunch of three pointers, but their their field goal percentage from inside the Ark was abysmal.
So it's like, You know, I don't think right now our defense is and that's certainly the problem.
Just like last year, I felt like offense was more so. The problem.
We struggled to produce point.
We struggled to score, and that is a direct result of fact offensive philosophy in any sort of design of an orphan that will keep till players flowing.
And, you know, once the old stagnant now your body's not moving is good, so it affects.
So it is and I think, and he has a lot of pride.
I just don't see him switching up this coaching style.
He wants to be buddy buddy with everybody and blast leave.
Well, I think now we need to get a lot of training the game.
We need to get this man in the rotation, you know, especially on the game.
Like last night where we struggled offensively and nobody was really able to create anything.
You got to do a walking bucket sitting on the side who you know, in Garbage, bull and whatever type of style aboard this may give.
The boy can create shots for himself.
Maybe not for others, but he can generate points.
You don't let him play a single second, you know, And I'm also say this my man city for real.
I mess with him.
But the whole hell for painting stuff needs to stop.
He was going on and on about that over the summer.
And I'm like, I don't know what l burping did in this creates a warrant those you know, and being perceived as a great point guard.
But his 1st 2 games were terrible, and it's only two games sample but he's been in the league for seven years and he hasn't improved and he's in the same place he had doesn't develop the jump shot it.
Time is up, you're not.
You cannot play him over the other two point guards.
I'm giving Dennis with Junior a pass on last night.
The game last night game was absurd, but I'm giving him a pass.
That was his first game in the preseason.
He was playing against an elite point guard, so I'm giving him a pass.
You know, you looked like he was winded on the defensive end and they were just running through.
Pick, pick, pick, pick.
He doesn't have the length that Frank has to recover, so I'm giving him a pass.
But I want to see hell of a lot more the next game.
I feel like this team has the potential to win over 30 some odd games, maybe even close to 40 but the potential will only be reached if we have some type of offensive structure.
There's no way that this team is gonna battle it out and win 35 games off their own skill.
There has to be steamed, implemented scheme and in order for them to win, that's That's just how it is, man.
Who I'm ranting one.
No, you know what I mean? You said it all, man. You said it.
All right There. That won't call, man.
Ah, a lot of good stuff.
There's a lot of good stuff that you said this.
And we've seen the same thing from Fizdale last year when you got a bunch of young guys and he wants you guys to go freelance on the floor.
One read and react.
And you're right, young guys.
They need some sort of direction.
I mean, it's just It just is what it is. They need direction.
Hey, I appreciate the call, man.
Probably gonna clip it out.
Posting on Twitter too.
I appreciate that, man.
Appreciate it, bro. Have a good one.
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Ladies and gentlemen.
I like that call.
Yeah, you guys are right.
I am going to take this and put it on Twitter, Facebook, whatever.
It is real good call. Let's start.
Let's look behind it Seems a little bit not behind the scenes.
Look behind the numbers.
We looked at this last night.
The pelicans, they say we're getting ready to play now.
My man was talking about defense and the defense hasn't been too bad.
There are some things in the defense and I like to see fixed, but we could work on it, right? Obviously, in game two with Wizards, we had some bad rotations.
Now we let that three point shot way let him get loose from the three point line.
You know, saying awful bad rotations, not communicating.
Uh, getting too deep into the paint in those separate things last night wasn't too bad.
I'd like to see there was some transition things that where we let them score in transition on a fast break that and pick up the basketball and stuff like that.
But it happens in the game, so we'll let it go.
We only gave up 100 points, but we only gave up 100 points.
Now they the Hawks have only been scoring 94 points up until last night.
So now you know, we'll see what happens tomorrow.
If the pelicans are playing their lineup right? The pelicans are playing their starting lineup.
Then I could tell you what Look, we got to be careful because they average 127.
8 points per game right now.
That's what the pelicans average s.
So we need to be very careful tomorrow way said we could play some defense.
We need to come out of place, a defense.
If not, we'll get blown out the water.
You can see it right here.
8 points per game.
Opponents are scoring 118.
8 points per game right before no one a preseason.
They just beat the Spurs Their last game.
They played on Sunday.
They beat the Spurs won 23 2114.
So we gotta play some defense.
We gotta be ready.
We gotta be ready to play some defense. We need communicate.
Shut it down from this three point line watching transition.
You don't want him to get out and run.
Don't let Zaire Williams to start going crazy at the garden, right? And get his his first taste of the garden and he goes off and, you know, does some crazy stuff at the guard.
Now he can't wait to come back to the garden and do it again.
But this time, in a real game, you mean that's not We're not gonna let that happen.
We need to shut it down from the beginning.
Let him know from the beginning.
It's not gonna happen.
You're not gonna be one of these stars that come in here and try to drop 50 every time you see Vince Carter got loose last night.
Tell me Miss Carter got lose last night.
Let's take a look at some more numbers.
I, uh Nope, That's the Knicks.
And the minute bring those up there, we'll bring up the pelicans and look at some more numbers right now as I A Williamson is leading the pelicans and scoring at 23.
2 points per game.
Jew Holiday is second at 15 points per game.
Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen.
IA Williamson is leading them in rebounds at 6.5.
Uh, you know, that's a little bit shocking for me, that it's only 6.
5 rebounds per game.
Not that Zion's only getting 6.
5 rebounds that he leads the team in rebounds and 6.
5 lines of balls, leading insists with six assists per game, their favorites is leading blocks with one.
Let's scroll down Zion way of saying right now, go Listen, he's doing this.
5 rebounds and 27 minutes per game, compared that to our rookie RG Barry is playing like 37 38 minutes again.
Obviously, things are different.
We're gonna look at their preseason averages.
Ion Williamson right here.
He is shooting from the field 71% from the field, 25% from three.
And let's look at this three ball.
Let's go down and look at the street ball Drew Holiday.
He's averaging 15.
7 points, shooting 35% from three.
Nick Alexander, 15 points a game, shooting 42%.
Brandon and Groom, 14 points a game, shooting 33% from three.
He's averaging 11.
8 points per game and shooting 53% from three lines of ball.
Still can't shoot rise, Abby.
He's shooting 30% from 3 32% from the field.
I might not be too bad to put Dennis Smith Jr on lines or balls, those lines of ball shooting that putrid.
You know, he's averaging 9.
5 points per game.
You got your little local for you know, he's averaging 9.
Usually, he's a good rebound.
He's only averaged 1.7 rebounds for game.
Eso Listen, they got a couple of guys that can shoot.
Obviously, you guys eye on William's saying okay and who can get loose and we got a guard against that.
We don't We don't want this guy getting loose on us and have them all over ESPN and in all these places, because he had a couple of highlights against the Knicks, because that's the reason why they got in on TNT because they're waiting to see some of these highlights.
You know, for a team that sure ain't cool.
Yeah, they can't wait to put him on TV, you know, I'm saying they can't wait to put him on TV.
Now let's take a look at the Knicks, the Knicks averaging 99.
7 points per game and let me back that up.
I didn't mean to say that they can't wait to put him on TV.
They can't wait to put him on TV when there's a star playing against him.
That's what I meant to say, because obviously the Knicks don't have a whole lot of, uh, nationally televised games.
They can't wait to put the Knicks on TV when there's a star like Zion or LeBron or somebody like that playing against him.
Especially when it said the Garden All right, the Knicks averaging 99.
7 points per game.
They're giving up 104.
7 points per game.
And here's my thing.
While I'm afraid if the Knicks don't play really good defense, they could get blown out because the Knicks, if they're only averaging 99.
7 points per game.
And even though the Pelicans are giving up 118 points, maybe that gives us another 10 points, right? So maybe we score 109 110 points against the pelicans.
But if we give up 128 and we're not playing good defense than the pelicans might they might score 138 you know, be 138 to 1 10 of something like that.
You know me so well you know, we got we gotta be on point and I'm looking for David Fizdale to make some make some adjustments with the roster, get some schemes out there.
So that way, play defense and we could score the ball like my man just said, If we have some structure, we get a little bit more structure.
We will probably be able to score better.
Write that first game.
I was excited because I seen so much more. Structure.
Ellenson coming off screens, pen, pen downs, cross greens, you know? I mean, there was some actions going on.
There was a little bit one on one markets Morris a few times, Julius Randle, And that's gonna happen.
But there was a lot of action and ball movement, at least in the first half, settled down a little bit in the second half.
We haven't seen it since.
Have you seen a sense? All right, goes in numbers right now for the Knicks.
Let's take a look.
Let's go a little bit deeper.
Inside the Knicks.
Marcus Morris is late the team in scoring 17.
3 points for gain, followed by Julius Randle at 15.
Although Julius Randle did have 20 points last night.
Bobby Portis is leading a team rebounds at eight, followed by Julius Randle at 7.
7 and R J Barrett seven rebounds per game.
Okay, that's Ah, listen, I really do like that.
Barrett can rebound the ball.
Folks, I really like that R J bad could rebound the ball.
And you also see that r.
J Barrett right now 37.
9 minutes per gain already has.
It's already a load for man already a load for right now, looking at the next shooting.
The owned this to people on the next three.
Three players on the Knicks a shooting over 45% from the field market.
S'mores is shooting 52 basically 53% from the field.
Julius Randle, 47%.
And then you got ties.
It's not good shooting.
It's one of the reasons why we only shoot 40% from the field.
And we're having such a hard time scoring, you know, saying Fizdale, Yes, Fizdale is gonna help these guys with that man.
It's gotta help him with that from three markets, Morris is shooting 50% Julius Randle's actually shooting 37% from three.
Right now, we'll see if you can keep that up.
R J Barea shooting 28%.
Bobby Portis, 14% from three, and we brought him in for that for that three point shooting.
You know, when the season starts, it's gonna pick up. Out.
Kevin knocks 33% tides.
Gibson is actually shooting 60% but he's only shooting 1.
7 threes per game.
Wayne Ellington, 33%.
We brought him in for three point shooting.
We need to see better than that.
Lonzo Tree has only played 23 minutes.
He's shooting 50% 43.
I definitely want to see a lot of Trey out there on the floor because we need scoring and he could score efficiently.
He could score efficiently.
You mean why we got to see some more of a lounge or trailer out there? Toe hopefully allows A chair is going to get some burn this game.
All right, We got some guys in a chat, man.
Let's talk to these guys in the chat made Romeo dread.
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What's up, chair? I doing good, man.
Glad to have you in my room and a beer.
What's up, little man? How you feeling, man? Hey, you want to be on the chat today, Okay, That I feel good about the the New York next year.
I mean, like, they got some really been in players, huh? E Goodyear? You think they're gonna have a good day? Okay, so who's your favorite player on the team right now? Ah, I love its trailer.
Or since you're right, E.
I don't doubt that's good.
I like Alonzo Trail to one of my favorite players on the team, too.
Like the angel tree.
Yo, man, good deal.
Hopefully, you're gonna be watching when they play the pelican Simone that you see, I got a little upset about the game last night.
I see alone, miss over shots, man.
You know what I miss about 56 layups? I wake E o U s oh, yos in my defense.
You know, I'm not really concerned about that right now.
We're playing good.
D you know, we're playing deep in D.
I just think he's still doing his plan, man.
I think he's just doing his experimentations.
He's, Ah, putting in guys and seeing what they can do and what they can't do and could taking them on it.
I never got this thing about him being friendly and kind and a player's coach were He doesn't enforce anything.
I mean, you saw what happened on Momentous, Please, Coach.
He's a coach, you know? He's he's he's sort of changed.
He turned Moby's guys and expand their games.
He's And, uh because you know this said every team go off their freelance when they're coming down the floor, you're gonna play every time.
That's like wanting to push, you know, we got no go, too.
But we got no skiing breaker.
That's what we got.
A team of backups, basically, and some you know, most of him.
You know, all solid players, but no skin brick.
You got a strain on our team.
We don't you know, we don't have that guy.
They said you wouldn't give him the bowl and get the hell out of the way.
Randall's not thank God.
So what we saw last night is what? We're going to see you.
Oh, yeah, I think so. Yeah.
But see, that's why that's why I think that he needs to have more structure on the offense because you don't have those type of guys on the team, you know, saying eh? So I think if you don't have those kind of guys that, you know, go on, go go on their own and break down the defense, I think e even I need to have me be more structure because, you know, you got to get those guys at positions.
If you have someone like Kobe, they could school from any place on the floor, right? LeBron, you know, they make a score from any place on the floor.
The guys we have, they have certain spots where they could score.
And I think I feel like I have some things to get them into those spots right where they could school and hopefully but score.
You know, they're not take a dream for five dribbles.
It's a quick boom, boom, boom boom to the basket.
You know, my rule, my players is bringing in a basket and three dribbles.
Then you need to kick it out and get that thing moving.
You know, I'm saying, like, Like Like like we saw last night, don't you? How many easy shots of pigments like? That's true? That case have been victory.
Basically, money touch came fast.
I e i e Okay, that's no fast, but yeah, we know what we got here.
We got a 30 35 19.
So and we got a bunch of one year contracts, two year contracts.
So I think this is boot camp for these young boys.
He's that's going to show them out of the probe's going to show them how to keep their heads up, stops not going right.
And I think they're gonna I hope it can win 40 games.
I think they're gonna surprise some people.
I think the toughness is gonna come eventually string that DNP the strength of Do not did not play coaching decision.
Guy's gonna be nicked up.
They're gonna sit him down for 34 games and let other guys claim because we're gonna be deep and we're gonna become hard.
And I think it's just gonna be like a wave wave of just tenacity.
I'm looking for a way gonna be It's gonna be like this a lot to that one.
That was like my daughter's wall, man.
She got a lot of the walls.
Oh, man, I'd better put paint all over the wall.
Okay? I'm looking for the role.
I'm looking forward to this roller coaster ride, You guys man to man looking for whatever happens way got enough about Nick's crew so we could ride it out together, You know? That's right.
So what? I'm a do, Andy.
I'm a company real quick.
I'm gonna go over these storylines real quick, and then I'll come to you. Okay.
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All right, we are now going to go over It's just we're gonna talk about some of the story lines from the game a couple of story lines that, you know that we want to talk about and pay attention to in this game.
And we're gonna talk about it right now, ladies and gentlemen, So let's get to it.
The first story.
Now we're gonna talk about and get this on over here.
And the first story now we're gonna talk about is this starting lineup in rotations.
Because already we know that Frank Miller kina is not playing in the game.
Um, so that Dennis Smith Jr.
And and an elf would pay in, they can get there, they can play, you know, saying so we're gonna be looking at that starting lineup, right? We're gonna be looking at that starting line up, Uh, you know, to see is he making any changes? Making adjustments is tired.
Skip going to start, you know? And I'm only asking that question because we brought it up.
You mean that? Touch it.
If he doesn't want to start Mitchell Robinson, you can start Taj Gibson who can still spread the floor for you a little bit and give you some defense down there, but obviously types.
Gibson is gonna be a little bit limited.
And how many minutes he could give you.
We just talked about the point guard playing frankly, Latina not playing right s.
So they're still trying to find their footing a ce faras.
You know who's gonna be the point guard on this team.
And I think this is gonna be this'll might be a a year long, You know, saying this might be a yearlong thing.
You know, with these point guards, if we don't have a point guard that we feel is ah, competent enough t really lead this team.
They were in for another year of the point guard carousel.
You know, me and me personally, I don't want it.
I don't want it.
I'm tired of running around social for point guards every year.
You know, saying every year, where's the new offense? We've been talking about the offense, all this whole stream.
We've been talking about the offense.
Where's the new offense when we finally gonna when when are we going to see it? You know, I mean, I don't know if we are because I don't know if there is one.
He does like to play freelance like Mom.
Your job was just saying he likes to go freelance.
I don't know if it's the right thing for this crew, but that's what he wants to do.
That's what he likes to do.
And he's sticking to his guns, you know, saying, But my thing is this and it's not even that is freelance, right? Ah, it is not even at its freelance.
It's supposed to be that you have a set of actions and reactions.
You know, mean so if you do one thing, then another player does something.
For example, right, this is what we'll talk about.
Ah, plane a regular five, our offense really easy.
You pass and then you cut to the basket and then you go.
You flare out opposite the way you cut the ball, and then everybody else rotates to the spot.
So you got five spots on the floor, right, one on each corner, one on each wing and one at the top of the key.
That's five out past, cut past, cut right, so you know what to do based on what the person with the ball does.
If the person with the ball passes and cuts you, Phil, right? If the person with the ball penetrates to the lane, then there's certain areas that people cut.
So if you're on the wing and you penetrate towards the baseline, the base, the player that's on the baseline, we'll cut towards the basket if that's what the coach wants you to do.
Or maybe that player would stay out at the three point line and somebody else fills where the person penetrated.
A set of actions that you know to do when the ball is put in a certain situation with the person with the ball penetrates.
This is where I cut the person with the ball, goes out to the perimeter.
This is what I do.
If there's a screen and roll on this side, this is what I do right, and I don't have to be plays.
It's just a set of actions that you know to do with whatever happens with the basketball.
I don't even see that.
I don't even see that, you know, saying I don't even see that.
So where is it? You know, he talked about these cross screens, down screens and all these other things.
Where is it? The only thing that I have been seeing consistently is Julius Randle running the point forward.
That's the only thing I've seen consistently, and I'm not exactly sure it's working.
I'm not exactly sure is working.
They're gonna continue to experiment with it.
I would expect it to expect them to, right, and they showed it.
That's what they believe they've got to do.
I guess you got experiment with it and see, give it some time to see if it's gonna come together.
But I'm not so sure that him running point for what is coming is going to come together.
Well, transition defense.
I want to see the transition defense, you know, saying, I know most people are saying our defense hasn't been too bad and it has.
It hasn't It's been way better than last year, way better than last year.
But I want to see the transition defense short up.
I hate it when guys, when I see someone dribble from from the one foul line to the other basket without being picked up, that can't happen to me right, That can't happen somebody's gotta pick that player up.
Get in front of him.
What's up with Alonso Trail? You know, saying there should be a question mark there, but we're not.
We're not on this for grammar.
When I don't, it's for grammar.
But anyway, what's up with the lines or trip, man? Why is he not playing? We need a larger trend of floor saying he's one of my best scorers.
He should be out there.
He could score the basketball without a doubt saying, We're averaging 99 points per game in the preseason.
Get his man on the floor, let him get some buckets.
And then, of course, I R.
Williamson his debut in that MSG.
And you already know my thoughts on that cool Zion Williams in his debut in that image G.
That's all good, right? That's all good, you know, and they should be fun.
But let's not start allowing Zay a Williamson already tohave his way at the Garden.
That's not what we about right now.
That's not what we're gonna do.
I'm sure Marcus Morris is letting them know that No, that's not gonna happen, you know, saying we are not going to let Zion Williams and come into the garden and dominate the garden that way, you know, saying and that's how it should be.
That's how it should be.
So you know, he's coming to the garden.
There's gonna be some electricity in the building, you know? I mean, R J Berry, he's gonna wanna show that this is my house.
And I think that the team should be ready to protect our house for R. J.
Barrett. You know, I'm saying that's what I think, man.
That's what I think.
Idea of coming to you, bro? Coming to you? What's up, man? Um, a lot of stuff that you're probably pretty sure that you heard that we went over.
You're saying just talking about, you know, talk about the knicks in general talking about these matchups with the pelicans.
Um, you know, You know, we heard the one called, he got on the line.
He had a whole lot to say about fish and the offensive stuff like that.
What's your take on everything, Andy? Yeah, man.
It's gonna be hard.
You know, Uh, all that coal or man, you have been, so you know, whatever we say now, here in the video chat is gonna be no use that.
Yeah, but be true.
Um, you wanna just run down the topics that story lines as you know what, you really quick I could run them down for you.
Real quick story lives, man.
Obviously starting lineups and rotations.
Point guard played.
Frank is not going to play, you know.
Where's the new offense? You know, what are we looking at? Transition defense.
What's up with Alonso Trail and then Zion Williamson debut ing MSG and I put the question mark in the wrong spot.
I'm going to change that and bring it back up just so I could make it right.
But that right there is, Yeah, one thing that I want to do, you know, copping a CZ me if diane is gonna be blank that Nick McGee said something that they might not go within the you know, what became of design is going to be playing.
There is no way we can put rattle on.
That's what you get is that he's going to have a career high.
It was gonna be on, and we can put Morris on.
That's one thing and then that way I wouldn't even discuss it.
This it zm you know, no brainer for me.
Well, it breaks up playing.
So I'm guessing Frank Jackson and then those back help guys, one more they're gonna have you have, you know, almost career games.
Because I remember Frank Jackson killed us last time he was at the garden.
So you know, this might be the same thing, and he's shooting like, over 50% for three in this preseason, but go back to the next.
You know what? I'm curious because more of the things increases the preseason.
Justo do you know, look, toe the whole rock.
It was basically playing like the season location.
Now, we didn't see the God prevent of the bench for getting, you know, wouldn't we Barely saw Gigi.
We barely saw all the career.
So, you know, I'm thinking about it.
If this is gonna go with no, the patient that he was using these three preseason games or he's going maybe sick around alarm or for this game.
We didn't say we don't still have the info, but you know that that might be You know, I think if they're gonna sit out those, you know, their star players.
I think I might go the same way.
So we don't stupid like, Well, you know, they're second team.
That makes sense.
That makes sense as it is.
If if if if you're not putting Julius Rando on XIII on and you put Marcus Morris on Zion there, who was Julius Randle gonna guard if they have Brandon Ingram in the game? Any guard point? No, but But that's what they can use them as the five at this point because, you know, they're gonna have Derek papers Derrick favors to think a lot of power for, you know, in his career.
So, you know, this may be one of the nine up that you know they can.
They can use Randall at five.
Guys know able to play of us are difficult tender.
So if that be the case, if that's not gonna be decayed, and I don't see a point, though, starting Mitchell lower in this game of this because you know he's gonna be the power guy that doesn't have ah, truth center to defend on.
You know, before rebounding purposes is gonna be perfect.
But it's gonna be better for us.
But all offenses.
We don't even use Mitch, so there's not gonna be an advantage for us.
Might be a good thing, You know, a good idea to try to go small.
Okay? All right.
That this is that makes a lot of sense.
They're trying to go small ball, you know? I mean, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
Well, see, that's something that and even his design is gonna be blankets.
Totally crazy. Ghosts Mobile.
Because he's a small do it.
He's strong, but he's not so high.
But it seems so you've still got you know, the tactics against desire has gotta be blocking out and then, you know, keeping them.
I know a sw far from the women's possible.
You don't have to be.
You know, I do that You gotta be strong.
Oh, you know that, Seymour.
Yeah, OK, but let me get the French next podcast, and she just joined us. I'ma keep up.
I'm gonna keep you alive, though, Andy.
All right, that's next.
What's popping, brother? How you feeling? What's up? Sam was good, Brooke.
I'm good. I'm good.
You got any news, Frank? That you can give us, man.
Any news? Any news? I know that sometimes your contact with like that any any.
Any news you could give us to yesterday for the game against the results.
Kristen scout was in the garden.
Souls? Yeah, there was a pill.
You're the guy in the guard front? Yeah.
You know, I I know I did read that that there was a scout in the garden yesterday now, from the Pistons.
And obviously there's rumors out there that the Pistons are interested in Frank Miller.
Akina? Um I don't know, man.
What do you think? What do you think? French Do you think that Frank's going to be moved to the Pistons? I think the situation is not good for Frank now because he's the I think don't trust Frank potential.
And every morgue.
Am I seeing the president? The for mates? Even even worst situation for Frankie, for me, that the situation is not not good, Frank, Play for me.
The best minutes that you ever play with the New Jersey, but and I want so much tobacco to a J.
So this situation is not good Italian.
Something happened during the summer I think so.
You know, I have the details, but I have not all the details.
So I missed something in the situation is not good.
No, that's true.
I don't like to hit it.
I don't want to hear that, but I don't want to hear that. Yeah, it's potable.
Uh, also tomorrow, according to eat Bagley, we know that day way.
No, Frank Millikin is going to be held out of the game.
Um, they say that Alonzo trader will play with the second unit on Friday so that he'll play with second unit on Friday.
All right, so hey, listen, if this happens, what if If the Knicks decided trade Frank Millikin into the Pistons, what do you think we get? I haven't even looked at.
It was, I think, a 2nd 2nd round pick, A second round pick and ah, it's about contract.
Well, I bet the distance won't get rid of the Reggie Jackson's contract.
They're looking to gallop as well, But that would be a suitable trade friend, Galloway, which we had on our roster, right? Uh, you know what? If it has to happen like it happened, we don't have no sinking this.
I think the other French came from the Sacred temple.
I think that, you know, if it has to be someone, I think that guy, uh, we'll see what happens, man.
The Pistons had a scout at the Garden last night to watch Frank.
I'm assuming so.
Maybe it wasn't the watch, Frankly, looking.
And maybe this is Scott Perry had ties with the Pistons, so who knows? Maybe he was just in town that came to the game.
Yeah, I also I also read a report that they were looking Bennet Smith.
So, man, hey, maybe they're looking at both of them and saying, Well, I'll tell you what If they were there to look at Dennis Smith and Frank Miller Kina after last night, they probably said we'll take Frank So great.
Probably said we'll take Frank because frankly, I mean, Dennis Smith, Julia is just coming back is not in shape yet.
Uh, well, see, we're gonna be watching.
That man will definitely be watching it.
Listen, guys, I got to roll up out of here sayings for 47.
I got to get to some basketball workouts.
All right, I appreciate you guys were jumping on with me.
I'm gonna give you a chance to just get some really quick last words in.
All right, Um, Andy, if you want to go ahead, get your last words in.
Yeah, because after the jazz shout out to all the guys in the video jet especially Well, Nick, either, either really, really big, really big bald man saying that he was he's missing.
Jack, I don't even know about.
Yeah, I'm gonna see you guys tomorrow if I'm gonna be watching the game night, Probably staying for the show after show tomorrow because it's gonna be the weekend here.
So? So I'm gonna have another location to chat about it after the game even.
So good eyes, there Some last words, man.
A first and foremost man Shut out.
The little cysts should better go kill it like she always does.
Um, listen, now I think they call it from today.
That was a show tonight.
He killed it west.
Whatever his name was.
I don't know his name, but shut up to him.
They made really like he had every point on a 100%.
Um hey, man started to you too, man.
I know you just did, like, three shows.
Now you will be as you need to go to sleep.
I got some sleep.
You be going to leave that iPhone five.
You weak? About six.
How you go to sleep, Go to sleep. About five. A week of bass.
Said it best friends started to mix it up.
Romeo and his kid that do? It's funny.
Shot A and B A B you go get some.
Sweet man is like is like 12 o'clock.
Man, You were gonna kill you.
I don't get fired.
Anybody don't get why don't you let me go? Get fired.
Don't get fired.
Don't get fired.
All right. French six podcast.
They thank them for the show.
Watched the replay when you come on the game with Mark and these energies crazy.
And also the grandma stuff.
When he fell off a chair, it was so funny on.
Yeah, it was so funny.
Two hours and 30 40 for immunity.
If everybody want to see that? That was so funny.
And yeah, big thanks, bro.
So I go back, find it, and you did.
So I'm gonna go back and find it.
I'm trying to remember.
Was it in the first video of the second video the first time? You know, when you come in the game, it was two hours and 43 minute.
At two hours before a game. Oh, yeah.
What gamble? I know gambles in the chat, Guillermo.
We got the time and everything.
Two hours and 43 minutes when Gamma fell out the chair.
I'm cutting it up.
I'm getting a thank you French. Next podcast.
I am getting it.
I appreciate you have a good one, Romeo.
All right, fellas.
Looking forward to the season, you're more falls off the chair.
I do a mass murder.
That's how we roll in, Baby, we're stopping the o.
Um, looking forward to this game, man.
You So Republicans gonna window? Gonna win? Could know when the chip today, huh? Just year.
Right before No, you're gonna get gonna lose, right? Right.
Mix champs, right? Right.
For noted that increases the cows.
I may hard brothers, man saying his rabbit season we'd a rabbit, so you'll be safe out there.
Let's enjoy this game.
It's getting and neck home, man.
What do you start? Beer? I always believed, man, it's like a five year.
Its is a five year plan and we won't need two years.
And so it's gonna take time, and it just patients.
I mean, the judge things from Adidas, Baby says this offseason they mentioned it doing analytics, which Analytics says it's every 10 games.
He's gonna just seems everything.
So every 10 10 games, he's gonna make a justice.
This is now three games, and I got six war ago.
He's going to make adjustments.
Still time, everybody.
Let's see what's gonna happen.
Start judging my game 10 of the season.
We gotta start seeing one ball movement, sort one game.
Why I've mentioned Jared Jack because he's up for general and wants to play good offense in 1/2 of the first game.
Says there's something underneath this leave.
But then why other veterans not making the right place? So, you know, I just watched like 1st 16 minutes.
I already saw the triangle being run.
But then Frank wasn't running the triangle rate.
Liza Triangle Point Markets.
Morris was clogging the paint.
When? When Julius Randle is is driving.
So there's little mistakes that the veterans are, they can know.
But they didn't.
So who knows? That may be why Alonso Tree is not playing.
So get with time.
What? Sounds like a lounge chair is gonna play tomorrow night, so, you know, that's a good thing.
And by the way, I did get the information about the ambassador, and I have a meeting with everybody next week, So he has Good thing.
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