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So you know what? My voice sounds a little bit different.
Please Excuse me, But anyway, we're here, ladies and gentlemen, and we got another big game coming up for the Knicks tonight, 7 p.m.
Versus the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden.
And look to May.
It is a big game.
Because the last time you played the Cleveland Cavaliers, we got dusted off.
We got dusted off by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And then, of course, it prompted a big A big media storm because Steve Mills, Scott Perry, they came out when they did a impromptu press conference.
You know what it is? So let's take a look back, man. Let's rewind.
Let's take a look back and, uh, you know, take a look at the whole scenario there.
We'll take a look at it.
We would do a game preview.
Ladies, gentlemen, take a look at the whole scenario and understand why this game is so big.
In my opinion, right? When the Knicks played the Cleveland Cavaliers, the first time in Madison Square Garden.
Immediately, they went down double digits as Collins ***ton did his thing.
Lady General Knowledge.
***ton had 31 points in that last game.
He had 31 points the last game.
You know, I'm saying, and you know, we've got to find a way to stop Congress *** and you could see right here in the game kind of *** thing gets the steal goes Coast to Coast Bank brings it home the next over the down 14 to 4.
Within the first few minutes of the game, the Knicks down 11 points.
Right? There's Georgia clocks to go to the basket and dunks at home.
And of course, now we're gonna wait for everything The Reba for R J Bad try to do is think, but no Tristan times.
It wasn't having it the next down 58 36 right there in the third quarter.
Getting blown out from the tip the next just had no chance they were.
It had just come off for beating the Dallas Mavericks.
That's what made it so bad.
As you see Justin Thompson and Compass ***ton connect on a fast break as the Knicks lost by 20 through the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It wasn't pretty.
It didn't make anybody feel good as a manufactured, made most people upset.
And, you know, who really made upset? Ladies and gentlemen, it made James Dowland upset.
James Dolan was made.
He did not like the way that game went down off course.
We didn't like the way the game with down, But neither did James.
Do only Hey, let Steve Mills know about it.
Let's got Perry know about it.
And as he let those guys know about it, he said, we need to do a press conference.
And ah, this is what happened in that press conference.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's take a listen to the press conference.
We're gonna go backwards a little bit.
I got the press conference. Here we go.
Hey, guys, we just felt like, um, given that this is our 10th game, we felt we had an obligation to come and speak to you guys.
Um, obviously, Scott and I are not happy with where we are right now.
We think the team is not performing to the level that we anticipated.
We expected to perform it, and it's something that we think we collectively have to do a better job off delivering the product on the floor that we said we would do with the start of the season.
We still believe in our coaching staff.
We believe in the plan this guy not put together and the players that we've assembled.
But we also have to acknowledge that we haven't played at the level we expected to play it.
We haven't played that.
We've so seeing glimpses of how we can play as a team when everything comes together.
But we've got to find a way to play complete games at at the level that we expect our team to play it and that's a responsibility that we take collectively.
But I also think it's important for us to communicate to our fans that we're not happy where we are right now and we're committed to making this better.
But way have to as a group, come together and be more consistent in terms of how we play that question.
Just out of curiosity, what spurred you guys to address us in this fashion? It's it's rare for it to happen.
We wouldn't be happy with where we are.
This is not where we expected to be at this point in, you know, 10 games in and we just felt like we had an obligation to do that.
What's your sense about what the owner, James Dolan, feels about the product so far and the play of the team so far? I mean, Jim still believes in the plan that we put together, but he's he's passionate as we are about this, so he would want us to have a have a better, better results on the floor as well.
But I think I think Jim is a fan and believes in what we're doing.
But he has the same kind of expectations that we have and this is really about how we feel about what we should be doing, what we should be delivering as a group and we all take responsibility for that way.
Talk to him during during the game, I taught him all time.
Over the course of a game, you do you feel like the level of comfort isn't it needs to be right now.
I mean, do you feel like you're seeing enough just on the court that their effort is where it needs to pay.
I begin, I think the lack of consistency there, you know, for the most part, he's seen it.
But, you know, you know, you see sporadic efforts to, and that's what we talked about.
As we said, you know, they're in this game and one of the reasons why we want to come out and address you guys because you know, we gotta be consistent in all areas of the game, ever starting with effort, even though you mentioned the 10 games.
But is this something that if they played like they played Friday night, you wouldn't have come out tonight? Well, I think if we had if we had delivered that level of effort again tonight and we probably wouldn't have come out.
But this is something that we expected a more complete game of basketball tonight than what we what happened on the floor and we have.
We feel like we have an obligation to talk about that and the old ladies and gentlemen, You can see how this game it's so important.
You can go check out the entire video with some New York Knicks YouTube page and go check out the entire video.
But the last game, we played the cleaning Cavaliers.
It jump started a firestorm and it was crazy for a couple of days.
And we all thought Coach Fizdale was gonna be canned.
Well, he didn't get canned and he's still here.
But let me tell you, that game was at home to that game was at home.
Just like tonight's game is at home.
And if the Knicks lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers again tonight by double digits, the Knicks can't lose tonight.
They cannot lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.
They can't do it.
You can't. We needed to come full circle.
Now it comes back around, we get this win.
You can't wait to end.
If we get blown out, that would be bad.
So we can't let that happen tonight.
We've got to come away with this win tonight, ladies and gentlemen, because the last time we lost the last time we played the Cleveland Cavaliers, we lost by 20 points.
We got blown out.
It wasn't pretty.
It was pretty bad kind of *** and kill this the whole game.
It was a fire storm, but we gotta change those fortunes tonight.
Ladies and gentlemen, that's what we've got to do.
We gotta change those fortunes, too.
So before, before we get to the preview, the last game we lost one away to 87.
I see it up there.
One away to 87 the Cavaliers dominate.
The game dominated the game from start to finish.
You see the leaders of the game.
Julius Randle had 20 points for the next column. ***ted.
We're gonna talk about what to do.
What kind of *** did pregnant? Okay, now has six assist.
Day's gonna had six assists with pleading Cavaliers.
Break had two blocks, just the tops and one for the Cavaliers.
Julius Randle also has 16 rebounds. Just stops.
We'll need Julius Randle show out, but I think we're gonna need Frank and Dennis Smith Jr to show about just a little bit more.
The Knicks dominated the glass, and we got to do the same thing.
Got a dominant. The glass.
We had 19 assists, 11 steals, eight blocks, 21 turnovers, 21 turnovers.
We gotta take care of the ball this game.
We let a team that's not really a fastbreak team.
We let them get out on the fast break their 23 fast break points.
Cleveland really is not a fast breaking team, but we let them at 23 fast breaking points because we turned the ball over so many times last game.
I'm gonna take care of the basketball this time.
Well, let Cleveland 50 points in the paint.
50 points in the paint.
You got some work to do in this game.
Ladies and gentlemen, last day we had good bets. Play.
We gotta have good bench player.
Good Tonight we have 41 points off the bench.
We have 46 points.
They've had 74 points from their starters.
It's had 18 rebounds, eight assists, six steel, six blocks, seven turnovers, 38.5%.
Starters only shot 34%.
So we've definitely got to shoot better from the field.
Definitely gotta shoot better from the field this game if we wanna wait right now.
Players in the game.
The N B A players in the game, the previous game kind of *** than he was to play the game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Julius Randle was to play the game for the New York Knicks.
Eso What do we got to do to win this game? What have we got to do to win this game? Ladies and gentlemen, let's start.
Let's go ahead and break this thing down because we've got to get this win is it's important to me, right is gonna come full circle tonight.
We got to go ahead and get this win.
You know, going into this tough stretch, we need next on the season.
Not three and 10 leaving Cavaliers deformity projected starless for tonight.
Frankly, Latina start that point Guard R.
J Bailey started at shooting guard.
Marcus Moore started at small forward Julius Randle at power forward Taj Gibson at center.
All right for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There is gold in that point guard kind of *** in that shooting guard Donny Osmond at small forward Kevin Love, a powerful, interested Thompson that center Mitchell Robinson has a right spring ankle, but he is probably for tonight, and we're gonna need.
All we need is energy.
We need it's inside presence, and it's not like he's posting up.
We just need that value presence that we've been getting the last few games.
Alfred pay and he has a right hamstring.
He's out for the Knicks.
Reggie Bullock is out with Nick Larry Nance Jr.
He's out for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cavaliers with film Well, he may be day to day.
Dylan windless out with a lower leg.
It is out with a hamstring problem.
The game is all tonight, Remember, ladies, gentlemen, 7 p.
m. Madison Square Garden.
All right, let's move on.
Let's take a look at Ah, the team comparison Right now, the Knicks are on a one game losing streak.
They defeated the Dallas Mavericks.
The previous game was the Charlotte Hornets.
They lead the entire game at a 15 point lead in the third quarter.
Then they lost it lost on a last second shot to Devante going breaking loss.
Cleveland Cavaliers just come over.
We lost last night to the Philadelphia 70 Sixers.
There are the three game losing streak, therefore innate on the season.
I mentioned that earlier numbers behind a gay.
The next Abbs, 101 100.
2 points per game.
They gave up 109.
2 points per game issued 42.
2% from the field, 35.
8% from three 46.6%.
I mean, I'm sorry.
They grabbed 46.6 rebounds per game.
I the average 20.
1 turnovers per game.
Going to need the next to take care of the basketball.
Remember, last game? They had 21 turnovers have 21 turnovers.
Again, the Knicks all offensive rating is one on 1.
1 that's last in the league.
The defense of waiting is 1 10.
2 of his 22nd in the league.
I mean, I'm much.
I definitely prefer the Knicks haven't offensive reading that is, you know in the upper half of the league right now.
Wanted lower half the Cleveland Cavaliers the average 104.
4 points per game.
The opponent school 107.
7 points per game, 43% from the field, 31.
They grabbed 45.
3 rebounds per game.
The average 90 points, seven assists, 14.
The offensive rating is one of 3.
9 is 25th in the league in their defensive rating, is one of 7.
3 that's 15th in Italy.
So they're better defensive team.
You might think better defensive team than you might think.
So they may do a better job at creating turnovers, creating turnovers than you might think.
So we've got to be very careful and mindful of what we're doing with the basketball, right? Uh, let's take a look at some of the key matchups.
I think the biggest match up.
It's kind of ***y in the Franklin, looking at the point guard spots, Well, frightening Latina at the ah whatever.
Guard spot that front.
Pilots ***ton, 611 90 hours, 18.
3 points per game, 3.
3 rebounds per game.
3 assists per game is 0.
7 steals per game issues, 44% from the field and 35.
And I want I want to talk to you just one second before I finish this up.
Right? I'm gonna come back to this.
But ladies and gentlemen, we've struggled all season long and playing defense on somebody's small guards.
This small, quick, fast As shifty guards, we've struggled.
We've got to figure out what we're gonna do against these guys, right? Because we can't get Collis ***ton at 31 points.
31 points the last time we played, all right, and you could see it coming to the season average, you know, 18 points per game, Uh, 80.
3 points per game.
And he's a great player.
Wow, I don't want to say great yet.
He's a very good player is college ***, and he's a very good player, but we have at least one guard that could defend him.
And you know who that is? That's frankly Latina.
That's frightening Latina.
We've gotta use that, right? And I'm gonna talk about it in my as I look at the keys to the gate.
You know, im gonna talk about, uh, you know, defending common ***ton.
But we've gotta use frankly Latina because he he does a good job playing defense on guards in general right now.
Maybe he has a little bit of trouble playing defense and some of the smaller guards, you know, because he's long Colin ***ton is I don't want to say short because to me and you.
He's not short, but he's small and he's quick and he's shifty, right? And frightening looking, I think sometimes has trouble guarding those guards who a little bit smaller than him, which most people would most people would.
So there's a few things that I think we've got to do.
It's a guard Colin ***ton, one.
You gotta let Frank Miller came to guard him.
But instead of switching off on Collins ***ton, I think that's going to be a key.
I think that's important.
We gotta let Franklin Latino Garden right, and then we gotta find ways to get the ball out of his hand.
That's gonna be up to David Fish down.
The coaching staff find ways to get the ball out of college.
But he's not killing us now.
There's going to be a ton of screens run for him.
You know what I'm saying? Ton of screens.
One for college. ***ton.
If if if you're trying to keep the ball out of his hands or or if you could If you switch and guess what they're gonna do, we're gonna isolate him on Julius Randle ties Gibson.
Whoever else they switch on to Bobby Portis and he's going to destroy him.
He's going to destroy it.
All right, so, you know, we've got it.
We've got You know, we need Coach Fizdale on everybody and really figure out a plan for Colin ***ton.
Ladies and gentlemen, Frank Nell Akina.
2 points but gained 2.
6 rebounds per game, 3.
1 assists per game on 1.
6 steals per game.
4% from the field, 34.
It would really be nice of frankness.
Latina can get hot.
It starts scores of points because that that's gonna put some pressure on Colin *** in the play defense make make this man Plame or defense make a play more defense.
We got to make him work.
It's nice to have Dennis Smith Jr back because he could put some pressure on Colin ***ton and he's staying in front of him.
I don't know, but he could help put some pressure on Colin ***, and we're gonna get back around to this match up a little bit more.
I just wanted to kind of give you a preview and emphasize Colin ***ton.
I really want to emphasize that we guard this man right now. The key matchup.
Julius Randle, Kevin Love.
Last game, Kevin Love had 17 points.
Billy's Randall had 20 points, 12 rebounds ever.
Love a 68 to 51.
2 points per game, 4.
1 rebounds per game.
9 assists per game is 0.
9 steals per game.
4% from the field at 34.7% from three.
He's averaging 15.
5 points per game, 9.
5 rebounds per game, 3.
9 assists per game.
7 steals per game? Well, Julius Randle, Ladies and gentlemen, he's shooting the lowest this season.
He is shooting his lowest percentage from the field since the second year in the league.
Billy's random shooting, 42.
3% when it feel you shoot 20% from three.
But he since his second year in the league he shot 42.
He's been on an incline of a sense Judy, you know, 48% and then over 50% is now back to 42.3%.
We'll see if he's ever going to be able to get out of it and I don't know, you know, and I got Kevin love that Senate.
He really should be at power forward.
Excuse me for the mix up, but we need Julius Randle to come through tonight.
Listen, the last game offensively Hey, played better.
He distributed the ball better.
I don't want to say distributed the ball.
He did a better job of recognizing the double team to kicking the ball out.
I think he had six assists.
She's averaging 3.
9 assists on this season, probably the most assistance averaged in his career.
He's probably averaging the most turnovers he's ever averaged in his career as well.
But we need Julius Randle to be honest game tonight because we're going to need and put some pressure on Make Kevin Love play defense, make Trista Times to play defense, make those guys play defense down there.
Julius Randle This season is absolute 3.
8 turnovers per game.
Keys to the games.
Take a look at the keys to the game.
Ladies and gentlemen, number one.
We got to be motivated to rebound from that last game.
It was an emotional game.
We look, you know, we played well for most of the game.
Although we did allow Charlotte to get back into the game after we had a nice lead, we both the sizable lead.
We allowed him to get back into the game.
We got to be motivated to rebound.
We should be motivated anyway, because this is a team that sent this into I don't want to say a tailspin, but sent this into Ah, Firestorm.
We can't lose him the second time in a row. I don't care.
We can't lose to him a second time in a row.
We gotta win this game, man.
We gotta win this game.
Are you gonna send James Dolan pulling his hair out? And you know what James don't know? Might do if he starts tripping, starts getting crazy.
Listen, I know I know for a fact that James Dolan wants to win.
He wants to win as much as everybody.
He may not be a basketball mind, but he wants to win It's like you and I.
Who knows what might happen if we lose this game, especially if it's a blowout.
Let's take advantage of the smaller guards, man.
We got to take advantage of those guards.
Bear and, frankly, Lucchino, both 6667 You're going up against kind of ***.
And Darius Garland will both six foot 6162 We got to take advantage of those guys post up R J.
Bed a little bit.
Let him sue over top of the smaller guards.
You gotta take advantage of that, Is that you know that's to our advantage.
You've got to take advantage of it.
We gotta score the paint.
Ladies and gentlemen, all right.
The Cleveland Cavaliers give up 51.
7 points in the paint.
That's 27th in the league.
But you know what? The Knicks were 29th in the league in scoring in the paint.
It's been changing lately because Mitch is back and we've been finding Mitch at the rim more, more often, you know, run a screen and roll.
Finding the matter, ma'am, he's big in, you know, 56 dunks again.
What we need is going to paint.
We need to find different ways is going to pay because they're vulnerable in the paint.
The bed has got to show up.
We need the bench, then the Smith Jr Mitch Robinson.
Hopefully, Mitchell Roberts is gonna play tonight.
We need these guys to show up, show out, and because I was starters, that would score a lot of points.
You get a lot of points from the ***** mitts off the best.
Last two gays been killing it.
That's 70 points, 12 rebounds last game against Dallas.
Dennis Smith. Julia had 30 points.
I bet it's really ball down against Dallas.
We need our best of all out again.
We got a rebound.
The basketball, ladies and gentlemen.
All right, Last game.
We won the rebounding battle.
We gotta rebound.
We gotta win the rebounding battle again.
Hey, the Knicks are I can't find it, But, well, one of the top teams of second chance.
So what Number one in the league and second chance points that maybe because we missed so many shots, right, But we've got to continue to get those second chance rebounds.
We don't want to get last game even though we won the rebounding battle, we turned the ball over that.
We let these guys get out of school on the fastbreak and then on a fast break scoring T.
But we let him get out of school on the fastbreak.
Rebounding office of Rebounding is part of that.
I, Of course, taking care of the ball is part of it, too.
We've got to take care of the rebound, take care of the ball and we got a rebound.
I should have appear.
Rebound, slashed, take care of the basketball, just mark it down. And immense Roll index.
Ladies and gentlemen, take care of the basketball is ah, big key to the game.
You gotta take care of the basketball.
But there's some other things up here I wanted to emphasize, but we did have 21 turnovers.
Gets Cleveland the last game.
Take care of the basketball rebound, negate their fast breaks which did not a great fast breaking team anyway.
But against this last game they were that they had 23 points then my last thing again.
Do not switch off, ***ton, do not switch off this man Let Frank Millikin a guard Collins ***ton or whoever got whatever guard is in the game at that time.
Let him play defense on Collins ***ton.
You're this switching off? It's going to get us to trouble.
It always gets us in trouble.
Hollis, 60 had 31 points the last game.
Let our best defender defend him.
I'm not saying Frank's gonna shut him down.
Well, let's make it tough for let's not make it easy is over the lightning fast, right? Nobody's gonna have some trouble garden.
So we got to make sure we got guys ready to help out.
The Frank does get beat.
You gotta have guys ready to help out.
Not switching, though it Just tell Frank you're gonna guard kind of *** that you're not going to switch.
We're not gonna fall into this screen and roll trap where you know, you switch off, we automatically switch off of common.
***ton, have one of our bigs guarding Colin ***, and we're not gonna fall into that trap.
That might have a give Frank a different mentality when guarding him is he knows he's not switching off on him.
See, when you know you're going to switch, you know you might lay back a little bit because you know, this screen and roll comes and whatever happens, you're going to switch now, you know, maybe he plays a little bit tighter.
He's on guard a little bit more because he knows a switching and coming is me, him mano Yamato That's how I think.
You gotta play this with him.
Keep Frank on ***ton.
Don't switch off of him, All right? If you get a chance to trap *** and trap him, try to get that ball I love stands as much as possible, right? He's the engine.
He's the engine to that team.
And then we got to make a tough one.
No, I don't know.
Maybe this is Maybe I'm putting this out too late for Coach Fizdale to check out the keys to the game.
But you know, some people, you know, that's a joke, but I don't know, I think Fizdale.
Like I said, I think Fizdale pays attention to what the fans say a lot.
If he pays attention to lots of ladies, let me see who's in a video chat.
We got a couple guys in here.
Uh, you know, pretty.
So I thought we had a couple of guys that maybe we don't get to a phone call, and then we'll get to the video check.
All right, let's get to it.
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I'm good, brother.
How are you? Very good.
I just wanted to let you know I'm coming.
Love is out tonight.
Oh, he's out tonight. I didn't see that.
Oh, you got a back injury.
Okay, Walk the course.
You know, gonna wanna play back to back.
So what? Not right now.
Okay. He's out tonight. Okay.
So, Kevin, love is out, and I didn't Did you? Did you see anything that gets a projected star from yet? They don't They don't not have a project to start a formula.
Okay, because also, I think, letting as Junior might be out as well.
Your sense of that changes some things that definitely changes things.
All right? Yeah.
I ate one as a train that that's a threat that we don't have to worry about.
I said that's another threat that we don't have to worry about.
I don't know if they're going to go smaller.
Bigger, but not, but right.
That's what helped you know, Mitch.
And what? You know the way about guarding the perimeter? Thompson, He's been playing well, but it's not.
You're not gonna stretch before, Like Kevin Millwood, you know? Right, Right, Right.
So we'll see how they play.
We'll see how they play that.
And who's going to step up and become the starter in that situation.
Glad you called and let us know that PC.
Uh, so, you know, makes like you said before we got the last train guard six and then switching.
We can't have, you know, a bad friend is going, you know, porous Knox and, man, you can have these guys guard and now getting switched off.
You know, they met when we need met Saina *** in the whole game.
I mean, a break mine.
Yeah, I got you.
Deadline will go off like that again, you know? Yeah.
I hope we definitely can't let him go off like that again. For sure.
I appreciate your calling.
The update, man.
No problem for you Got All right.
All right. peace, ladies.
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You know what's going on, man? I'm telling you, it was go. Let's go with you.
All right? Yeah, I agree.
100% with you, R key is going to be stopped switching on every single play.
We do it every single game.
Bobby Portis ends up right by the three point line.
And these guards are killing us in every single game.
Yep, every single game.
You know, because they got easy, you know, they either, You know, they switch and isolate on one of the ah, one of one of the big man, and they either take him to the basket.
You don't step back a shoot.
I really appreciate you putting that, Nikki the game.
I wish they will do the same thing because I watch every single game and I see it happen on every single place.
And that leads to, you know, having to defend the three point line with a big and it's, you know, I just don't get it man the next.
Don't you understand? All the team make the adjustment.
We just did the same thing every single time.
That's right. That's right. We need to make the way.
We need to make that same adjustment every single time. Man.
You know, times appreciate it.
Appreciate it. Thank you.
Have a good one.
You know that there are times when you can definitely switch, right? Uh, definitely.
Times when you could switch.
When you have when you're playing a team and everyone's around the same height, need to switch.
If you have good defenders all over the police, you can switch.
But when you have a couple of week defenders on the floor is very it.
It gives the team a strategy to score every time down the floor or put themselves in position floor to score every time down the floor.
Because, you know, there's a weak defender and all they're gonna do is switch off onto that weak defender and let their best offensive player matchup against that weak defender.
Take him to the basket.
No, I'm saying I see Jerry.
Ah, figura uh, I'm not sure if I said your name, right.
You say *** than the Clarkson are key today.
And, yes, we talked about ***.
And let's talk about Jordan Clarkson because Jordan Clarkson was having his way at the Cup every single time down the floor.
Whenever he wanted to go to the basket, he went to the basket.
All right, so our bench is gonna have to deal with Jordan Clarkson.
However, you know our branch works out, you know, right now our benches.
Dennis Smith, Jr.
Um, Dennis Smith Jr.
Mitchell Robinson, Bobby Portis.
Those guys used to come off the bench, you know.
So that means Dennis Smith Jr.
Or Frank Millikin or R. J.
Barrett may be guarding Jordan Clarkson.
They are gonna have to Ah, they're gonna have to stop him to Jordan Clarkson with work.
I think he had 17 points or something like that against his last game.
Call the young liven up the butt.
Nik starts popping, you know, then was a good man.
Chris promoted to Maryland about what was going on when she broke Not that fall from a Yeah, I'm around away from you, you know, saying I know you're a wall door over here, old into Maryland.
You live out New York man called Nick right now, right? All right.
That Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Definitely, man.
So I agree with you on this on the switching stuff, man, Is there times where you should which But Frank, you gotta fight through the screens.
And that's what he's good at doing, you know? Saying, right, you, Colin sectional game.
Canady needed point guard.
Get off on this.
Also, what I like with is the last thing started off the game with R J coming from the weak side and then r j what post he was posting early.
He was mentored some bunnies, but Todd was there to clean it up, you know, saying so we gotta keep these little guards up with R J.
No, your exact that exactly.
That's exactly what we gotta do.
One, they're vulnerable of being scored on in the paint.
And the two we have guards out of bigger than both of their guards.
We gotta use our J.
Um you know, we gotta use our Jae U's frankly, Latina to score on these guys down in the post.
You know, both of those guys can score a little bit in the post, especially R J R J can do more than a little bit, Frank.
Maybe can do a little bit, you know, but, you know, make these guys weren't bang him up down in the post.
Got size on both of them.
Don't say anything.
Make on paper exactly what they got.
Six foot one guard.
We gotta make you gotta make him pay, you know? Right? Exactly, Man.
That's exactly what we need.
Are onion knocks? The wake up man not wasn't bald.
I need I need him to wake up and get out this phone.
We need to use the bench to our vanished the bench.
We're supposed to be the B team saying so our second unit has to bring that park.
I'm a loving Mitch off the bench, miss you, and it's been doing this thing and ah, you need the estate to stay out of foul trouble.
I think I think we had a good mix going on with the rotation coming out of that maverick game.
You just gotta keep it going.
You weren't ready for that zone last game once they started pulling on us out of that old.
Or we could go around there though, right? But the taste of her own medicine after that, it just snowballed from there.
Next thing you know, with a one point game.
Well, now we're fighting to keep that lean.
I mean, right, right, right.
I like what we had going on the last games.
It was just as only they do it at its way.
And the thing is, the thing is this since we run a zone, you would think that we're practicing against Zoom.
We were under don't. So, you know, we should be having good practice.
Why don't we know how to handle it? All right.
I like I like when they started flashing, they started flashing Julius, like like the free throw line and running that little high low game with him and ***** get Bobby was there? No, you know, you were coming MIT happy times.
Get the battle lines.
We gotta find that person.
And once you got that, then you gotta miss Nash.
Now is like, full on three there.
And you know, I seen it one time with Julius Randle.
Found ties Gibson under the basket when it was right there.
A man? I appreciate the call, bro.
I'm a big fan of the show, man.
I've been watching for a while, you know? It's just tough to get on.
I'm one of them.
Dude, I gotta get up early in the morning for work.
No, I can't get on the show tonight, but I'm just getting off work now.
So that would you appreciated? Minute.
Thank you. I appreciate it. Do what you gotta do.
Manhandle businessman, right? My pace exiled out to gay.
Said we need to leadership for Randall Ed defense.
Listen, I don't know if we're gonna get through leadership from Alexander.
No fees that right now we'll see.
Ah, and we need his defense.
Of course I'll call you.
But Nick's was popping.
Manager made from north. Long time.
Um, why? I watch your show all the time, but it's my first time.
I'm really excited right now.
Thank you for calling in appreciating man about this game tonight, man.
Um, I really have a lot.
I got a lot of problems with Fizdale right now, man, because it is not only the personnel this.
The play calling is putting people in position to be successful.
A lot of people can't play differently like brand new, hopefully should be bringing up the ball.
I think he should earn that right to bring up the ball by playing good basketball.
He wasn't bringing up the ball in the wall is easy.
It's the least I saw when he got the body's gone bad break score.
Right, right, right, right. He played down.
He needs to be sat down by either Morris or the Coats to tell him that he needs to be need to play a certain way until he get comfortable.
Where you got because he looked like, you know, a truck with his environment.
I think he is a little uncomfortable, though.
I think he is a little uncomfortable in this environment, man, because it faces asking the stuff that he hasn't ground before.
Yeah, faces asking them to do some stuff that he hasn't done it before, you know, saying so.
I think he's definitely a little uncomfortable, right? And the player coming to Anouk scene.
You see, he's a person.
It didn't just jump.
It was going on with trader.
I don't know, man.
He's in fishes doghouse.
For whatever reason, he's in his doghouse.
I can't I don't think I could think of this.
Defense is a is a little suspect, a little suspect he plays.
He tried to play defense, but it's not that good.
I mean, you know, last year I thought it was a tough defender.
Uh, I mean, not not like a top defender, but I thought he was a decent, decent defended last year.
Um, I don't know.
I don't know nto They talked him out of his game.
So So in the beginning again, he was talking about how you know he ain't gonna be I So, guy, he was going to stop.
I knew in that type of stuff.
So what I think is he talked yourself out of the game entirely because you don't look like the same player on the floor.
I agree it, You know, there's so much talk about and I've been saying this for a while.
You know his game is to score, you know, put him in, put him on the floor and in situations where he could score the basketball.
And I'm saying, Don't expect, you know, don't expect them to be ah, floor general.
That's not what he does, you know, playing to his strengths and then go out there and balls and my last statement is at my last statement is, I just really believe that is needed to understand that everybody can play position was basketball.
So you got players like a chain of maybe a few of them.
Maybe four or five of them complained position in basketball, but not everybody.
So certain Rose that he really needs the current creek, these players to be it and what he does that I think it's gonna be good, because if it doesn't happen in 20 games, I believe in its wanted.
By the 20th game, he's going, he's gonna be looking to get the book, and that's all I got to say.
I appreciate your shoulder.
I'm gonna stay listening and I'll be going in tonight to appreciate you man.
We definitely on 10 p.m.
Appreciate it, bro.
Uh, T Williams taking for the superstation.
What's up? Which of moderators? Block of people of putting people in time out Because we have a difference of opinion.
Well, tonight I got it all worked out.
So tonight you will see no more moderators in there.
And I'll be choosing, ah, certain people to be moderators because we're having too many problems with moderators, you know? I mean, I didn't want to have to do that, but that's what I'm going to do.
So when you come out tonight, you'll only see about three moderators people that you know, having conversations with about of being smart moderators instead of just, you know, don't don't people out.
And then I add more as time goes on because you know, Hey, you can't be putting people in time out because of a difference of opinion.
Doesn't make sense.
Call your live inimitable nix was popping.
What's up? Soon let's go with you, bro.
Our first time calling in man, Listen to your show all the time, man.
I appreciate with her this Sandman from yard yard man called okay? Yeah.
What's going on with you Broke? Everything is going, my love.
You're so my love.
Your show been following you for a minute.
But if my first time we're calling it you know what I want to really say? I'm with sister with the kids.
We don't know what depends can do, Really? For real, because this system don't do them a chance.
I wonder what he's gonna do that you need to know what we have on the bench.
Who is Faisal you talking about? Well, I'm still here.
We have dots we have.
You know, we have a couple of guys on the bench, You know, we have young guys and we have, Ah, a couple of guys.
You know, sometimes start is in really clicking, you know, give him a break.
Let's see what the bench, You know, I mean now because because, you know, I have to get some playing time.
Doctors been getting some playing time here lately.
Trailer is not getting any Iggy.
He's been He's down to the ER, you know.
You know he's going back and forth to the G League team, you know, get my shot, man.
you know that, man? I'm pretty sure I'm pretty sure at some point, You know, when we get further in this season, at some point, he's going to get a shot to play.
We haven't seen a We haven't seen him play against N B a competition yet, so I don't know.
That's what I'm saying.
You got a total chicken, baby.
You know, you know, we you know, you you paint an intense Really? Come on, mechanical man sometimes, you know, well, meeting here like that.
They look a l a t now.
No, because I need not even long term, you know? Come on. You know what you're doing.
You know what this kid's in again? Yeah, I feel yeah.
Yeah. Get him out there.
I mean, yeah, I made some mistakes.
Of course you go.
Makes you gotta pay the kid, you know? You know, you got hard, man and any getting kids Shoot it, man.
And there's been some blowouts where he could I mean, I think he played in a couple of blowouts, but he hasn't gotten anything significant.
I like to see him get out there and do some. Yeah.
I mean, sometimes you got to give them.
Give the started arrest, man.
Just see what the bet you go.
We're gonna win the championship, you know, intense.
We got to see what we have, man.
When you gonna start doing that, man here to get three.
You know that? Do this.
No, man, you know, is about this kid's man.
You know, we're trying to win a couple of games.
It's about the kids.
We're going to stockpile in the draft and not play them.
They're bringing in these veterans, and we don't know what we have.
What we wanna win now is basically the same old thing slowly creeping back in, Right, Right.
You know, I don't know.
That's my point of view.
On the whole, I feel you, man.
I'd like to see some of these young guys play, too, you know, you know, big up everything that you do, man, that men have been watching human all the time.
And I love your show.
And I love the way you treat the audience allover.
You treat the callers because I listen a lot of other podcasts and you know you're geared up for it.
I appreciate you, man.
Thank you for calling in.
I look forward to hearing from you again.
I tried, You know, I'm trying.
I do the game pubes previews that during the day.
So people who don't get a chance to call in at night and call and stuff like that.
So try to get everybody in there.
I said, my man, Please, Agent, I will go eight.
Ladies and gentlemen, the next.
Play the Cavaliers tonight.
And, ah, you know, if you look at the game preview earlier the graphics that had upon on the screen, we had Kevin Love as wanted to start us for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But we've since found out that Kevin Love is not going to play tonight.
Eso Kevin love is going to be out.
Not exactly sure who's going to step up in that starting spot? All right, s o.
You know, we'll see who might step up into that starting spot.
But, Kevin, that was gonna be out s o for that match up.
You know, we know we had to match up with Julius Randle and Kevin Love.
You know, obviously that matters not gonna take place.
Maybe it now that's gonna be Julius Randle.
Interesting tops and all right said it's going to definitely be a few different matchups out there.
Uh, let me see if there's any updates from the Knicks PR.
Now I'm no updates from the Knicks PR at the moment.
I don't see any, uh, interviews or anything from from shoot around.
So you know, we'll see what was going on.
It's another call.
Call the young love another.
But next was spot.
It was going on somebody and get the question first time calling it.
I appreciate you, bro.
Uh, no real questions right now.
We just kind of talking about you know what we gotta do tonight to win it would be footage of cans game tonight.
Um, I think personally man like we could use and changes in the in the lineups and started line left.
Personally, I'm just getting tired of seeing and Julius Randle, with his isolation ball, even markers, Maura's at times, even though he can't knock down shots of like clutch moments of the game, is just I just like to see the office kind of slow Maur and again Kevin.
Um, I would like to see him just more playing time.
Um, I was listening earlier.
One you call it, said something.
Like developing the youth and still going in that direction.
It we kind of doing the same repetitive thing, you know, like playing the veterans and trying to wind down what we should be playing a young guy.
So, like, I would like to see Kevin on more tree amore.
Um, you know, I got some more.
Maybe you switched the line of sub because there's Randall.
One more thing is just man, is it hard to look at, bro? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, Yeah.
For you. Um I don't know.
I don't know what we're gonna do.
I'm pretty sure fish there's gonna try to give you some time.
I'm not sure what we're gonna do in that area, man, because, you know, looking that, um I mean, you know, Morris Morris Morris is more under control than Randall.
You know, you could trust you could trust it.
Scoring a little bit more than Mando.
And you know he's gonna play defense. Randall.
All right, now he looks so confused, man, He just looked so confused about what to do.
Ah, hopefully, you know, he starts to get.
It starts to come around.
Like I said, he's shooting at 42.3%.
That is, that's that's the lowest he's shot from the field since his second pretty buried here and and what makes it his second his second year in the league? Is Justus good as being his first year in the league? Because he only played one game like 1/2 of a game or 1/4 of a game in his first year in the league, right? So his second year in the league was basically his first year in the league, So he's shooting at the You know he's shoo in 42.
3% worse than he did when you know, basically when he was a rookie and and I think a lot of shot selection tea, sir, if you think the body, his game is better on the block or slow down the perimeter.
But I can't stand when I see him get the ball on the perimeter.
He takes them one to dribble because the game was so predictable.
Easy to go on right or left to the basket, and either you're gonna make the pass at the last minute or you get off the fire's just I'd rather him get the ball on the block, you know, Maybe maybe take one dribble and one hard dribble to the basket is strong.
He could, you know, well at the rib.
Just give us a better opportunity to give us another look on the officers and because I think now teams that kind of gearing up for that like, Okay, you know that Julian Randol get the ball and he brings it up half court, you know, like you said, enough, The offense is gonna be isolation bone.
I think it's kind of, you know, obtained that situation. I mean, a lot.
You know, every game is just two or three charges or turn over the things like that.
You know, I think if we can limit some of those, we have some opportunities on office and too.
But I think a lot of issues to is three point shooting.
Man, I think this is like, I don't know if we just not confident and taking the shots, you know, other guys taking the shots.
Morris takes a lot of them.
And maybe Kevin takes let them.
But you gotta run some sets falling on me.
I'm just not seeing a lot of guys even look confident.
I mean, Smith showed us something. The off season.
You just workout video.
But, you know, the ***** is back.
His confidence is slowly coming back.
But I'm just I'm not seeing the three point shooting that I thought I would see from the guys over the summer.
You know what they claim? They work store, all right? And I think a lot of that it's hurting, too.
I mean, we shoot right now.
Let me see what we are in the league right now.
We shoot 35% from the three point line.
I think we're somewhere, like in the middle in the middle of the league.
You know, if you need to be, like 42 43% I have a chance to win.
I mean, because, like like when I was listening to one of your shows earlier call.
It seems like you kind of always on edge.
You know, you with Nixon, terms like closing out games.
It's like, you know, you could never be like comfortable.
Like, for instance, that Horn is gang.
We gotta have 16.
Some I knew I had that comes up 14.
Are that gut feeling like going up your game? Because it's like we're not used to playing with that lead, you know? I mean, that's why that's when you would like to see is kind of run some more office such and not just isolation ball, you know.
And I feel yeah, and you know, the Knicks as a team, our 13th in the league in three point shooting.
As faras percentage is concerned, we shoot 35 points, 35.
8% um, be pointed tips.
We attempt and attempts.
We are 28th in the league and attempts at 29 and we just kind of let it go.
I'm just not taking enough so I can do it down.
You know, those we take enough of, You know, other teams that just let it slide just seems like anybody on any given making me hot Monty.
Grandma's shoulders with the Hornets game was like we respect into company gardening.
Hit nine and 3/4.
It's like we get a neck to do that, you know? Like, for instance, I don't really see Bobby Porter's taking three point shots.
I'd rather see him play on the block.
That's supposed to be his forte.
Give us a better offensive possessions.
Rather, him just kind of stand in the corner.
Shooting at three with some instances, ends up coming up short.
You know, it's like it doesn't really give him.
Give him a chance to get a rebound.
I would like to see him play more.
Thatjust like trail.
He's in the doghouse, man.
Like, you know, it is still showing.
He's he's probably putting more copies of these guys, but he's gonna show up with rotations, like, you know, that guy's playing.
This kind of puts a more office success together.
I feed, right? Yeah, I feel you, bro.
I appreciate the call, man.
Yeah, I want this place.
Will, man, actually, for my, um I don't know if you remember the preseason game last year and in D. C.
Yeah, like, interview me to run.
Um, we were at, uh, Kevin knocks and treated Mitchell Robinson.
He was at that game.
We actually kind of set like two seats from each.
Yeah, I remember.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, because I was doing I was doing the stream, and I think, you know, and I think at the end of the game came over maybe as you a couple questions was right there in the seats, right? Right.
And then, um, a lot of the careers brother ran into you where you like the same night that same night. Yeah.
Yeah, Well, this is my first time calling them, and I'm actually speaking team.
And I gotta tell you, it's a pleasure.
Well, I mean, I know I've met you before in person.
It's definitely cool beer that you hear my voice on this, uh, when your podcast extremes well, and for others to hear my perspective.
And I'm a dollar next fan, too.
And you keep listening, Rubble, you know.
Thank you, my man.
You know, like, I guess I would like to see even still, man, I would like to see it kind of get aggressive and tried to get her to stop playing, man.
I mean, we Sometimes you just gotta swing sort of senses.
And me we got a lot of Dr Pigs together, maybe part dear j and somebody you guys and try to get the money situation together, man it and try to get a Bradley bill.
You know, maybe go out and try to, you know, started Get somebody that can put the ball in the basket case.
I mean, I think scoring is I major issue, bro.
Thank you. Tell him I appreciate you, man.
Hey, look, you know, we talked about scored and we talked about, you know, isolation ball and all that kind of stuff.
You know, we picked up guys.
A lot of people talk about the three point shooting.
I will say one thing.
The management did try to find some guys like to shoot threes.
Wayne Ellington is supposed to be the shoot 37% from the field.
He hasn't done it by reporters.
Supposed to be shooting 39% from from the three point line.
He hasn't done it.
And I met Wayne Ellington shooting 37% from the three point line.
Neither one of those guys come through management.
They try to bring in some guys that could shoot the three.
Neither one of those guys that comes come through shooting three, you know, say like, you know, you know, they tried to put some guys around.
I could knock down the three that have been knocking down right.
But then, of course, we still are playing that isolation basketball, and I don't know if you guys heard, but this is what Coach Fizdale had to say about the team playing isolation basketball.
Let's take a listen to coach phase, how to just keep hammering that habit home.
But it is funny how that works, though, right? Like I don't hear anybody *****ing about Houston isolating.
They hold the ball the whole game, but they score 1000 points.
So, you know, I think it's just a matter of finding balance and what they do.
But I know for our team, for us to have true success, we have to have consistent.
So now and then it hit me, you know, you know, he talks about you know how worlds, Of course, Houston is not.
People are gonna complain, and people do complain about Houston's offense.
You know, playing isolation, basketball coach fish.
They still complain about it.
A lot of people complain about playing isolation, basketball on that being.
The reason why they haven't been able to advance past the Western Conference finals because they play isolation basketball.
But also, we don't have James Harden.
Nor do we have Russell Westbrook.
We don't have any.
You don't have players of that caliber.
So, Yes, you're right. We need ball movement.
That's what we need.
So, you know, if people complain about us playing isolation basketball rightfully so, Coach.
And if they don't complain about Houston, I guess you could say it rightfully so to them as well, Because they have guys that could score isolation consistently.
This same man, it's one more call.
I got about nine minutes left.
Ladies and gentlemen, call your live with nothing but necks.
Yeah, you're on live.
Hey, uh, just, uh I just want to say lifelong next man watching pretty much everything we gave 1003.
So we've seen some things and, uh, keeping keeping lightning them about tonight, though.
Man, I've been seeing all year everybody around me noticed when I think about the d s J Dennis Julius I X factor.
That's how we're gonna win tonight.
That's how we're going to be dark horse.
About the only way we're gonna have success.
We need We need a point guard that can attack that can penetrate.
And I'm riding with the day all the way, and I coach sees you need to get it back together.
We're getting out coached every night.
And this team is not good enough to win when we're getting our coach.
And yes, which is why we didn't feel bad because right now he never collected and reconnect the Anna.
Yeah, I feel you, man.
Huh? I feel it looked tonight, man.
If Coach Fizdale, if we if we get blown out tonight by 20 I think Curtis be gone.
That's my justice.
That's just strictly my opinion.
If we get blowing out box, I don't want him gone.
I said I want to go, but I want him to do good.
I'm sure you do too, man.
I mean, you know, we have this kind of on this team is not like it's not like is not last year and not even last.
You didn't like the last seven years.
We don't have no Travis where any obvious G League player, maybe even a roster full of full of envy, a face we're supposed to be on a perfect example of the Charlotte game.
They called time out.
They gotta open three.
We call time out to get a contestant.
Best that's on the coach, That's all on the coach.
And it's no, I do with this man.
Hey, if I had it my way, Dani washes movie The GM empire being the hold this position right now.
But I wasn't in.
And yeah, I love your fellow man Appreciates a good work.
Thank you. Appreciate you, ladies and gentlemen.
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So what? And he thinks I got about six minutes left.
Ladies and gentlemen, don't be heading up out of here.
I don't want to talk to Andy.
And he was going on with you, bro.
Yo, what's up? Same was up chatter semi.
Got three things to talk show the first thing about the defense I like, You know, I'm not a fan of switching stole.
The only thing that I would maybe, except from is to try to put Frank in our box in one No one, he stays on his man and the rest of the guys stay.
You know, like in a soul, like two and two.
Then he has to run around second and don't even try to, you know, switch him to anyone but that that will work to me.
Maybe even a different different things in the cab.
Because the camps have Garland that they have a couple other guys that can I can spread the floor and stuff like that.
But you can try and spurs, please.
The other thing is, if I would be faced, you gotta start to play man to man without switching.
Then you're gonna have the opportunity to see which guards are slacking or lacking common defense.
And then you are going to be able to sit.
And the last thing I told you, like, a year ago, I think I was at before European time show.
And as you see, you got all new people.
Well, maybe it's supposed to be a show for a European.
Banta is getting you another 10 k off your best man.
You know, new people.
I love to see it.
We got new people in the chat there, You know, They you know, new people in the chat people we haven't seen before.
So that's great as well.
Good. Yeah, Bill. Good. Okay.
So do you think we went tonight then? I'm going with the law, and I hope they're going.
I'm going with reverse psychology, man.
I feel like not even the reverse.
I'm gonna stay together all the gate I just wantto be Oh, okay.
I like I told you the gains are so march tiring for me because I gotta go to bed, like 11 that I wait, wake up at one.
And no, I stay up before for 30 and then I again have a two hour and happened that I would take off work, right? So if they're playing, like the back, the back or, you know, a game, a game on a day off, and then another game, it's really tired, man.
If they don't get their stuff together and I'm gonna be watching them life because I killed him, I feel you.
I definitely see you may Definitely.
Well, I'm about to head up out of here, man.
Tonight, 10 p.m.
We'll you know we'll be doing the postgame ****ysis tonight at 10 p.m.
Uh, Andy, I think you could join in this.
Ah, and, uh, I don't know if I got a chance to see tonight.
If not gonna see you tomorrow.
Game preview? Yeah.
I'm going to reward him for sure at work where I live with my spirit with you.
All right? Absolutely.
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Ladies and gentlemen, I think the Knicks are gonna win tonight.
Let's say that I think they're gonna win.
I do think that they believe that this is good.
This brings it full circle.
I think they feel that way.
Um, but I will say if the Knicks lose is gonna ruffle some feathers.
You know, some people not gonna be happy, but if they get blown out, I'm not.
I really feel like if they get blown out, Fizdale might be let go.
That's just my feelings.
That's just what I think.
Just because it's kind of full circle, you know, to meet, um, I don't know.
I hope they said I don't want Fizdale to get fired.
I think that he deserves the year.
You got nine new players on the roster.
I'm not saying that I agree with everything that Fizdale does, and I got a lot of questions about Fitz down and, you know, he puts in that sometimes in the game and everything.
A lot of questions, system ball, you know what system in? You know how he's holding players accountable.
Stuff like that have a lot of questions, but I do believe he deserves the chance to work through this roster of nine new players.
I don't think that but I also have afraid that Knicks get blown out tonight, he might be going as this.
What? I think may Ah, Or if he's not gone, he'll be really, really close to being going.
If they get blown out tonight at home again to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they come out without that kind of energy of fire when they should.
Because of what happened last game.
It'll be a problem.
That would be a big problem.
They're going to be a big problem.
And Coach and Steve Mills and David Fizdale.
I mean, Steve Mills got paid would have something to say about that.
No, but anyway, ladies, gentlemen, I'm outta here.
I gotta get to basketball practice.
We got our first game tomorrow.
Hopefully, it goes well, No.
So we got a lot of stuff to get to in practice.
So I'm out of here and I will catch you guys tonight at 10.
P. S. Don't forget.
Ah, Hopefully we can come in smiling tonight.
Man. I'm out of here.