What's popping is your boy.
The Knicks played in Toronto Raptors tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m.
We're gonna talk about it.
This could be an interesting game.
It really could be.
You know what? We challenged the Los Angeles Lakers.
Clearly, we did not beat the Los Angeles Lakers, and I didn't expect us to, but we challenged them.
Now we're gonna play the Toronto Raptors.
And you know what? Maybe, just maybe, ladies and gentlemen, we'll be able to challenge them to.
Let's take a look at some of this stuff coming up, ladies, Let's take a look at it.
Let's get rocking.
Ladies and gentlemen, I said it.
Maybe we'll get a chance to challenge.
That's a Ronald Raptor.
It will play good.
It's gonna be Listen, it's not a Raptor, a really good in the last five games.
They've been remarks to the deal with, But let's let's go ahead and get into this interim head coach for the New York Knicks coach Mike Miller.
You all know that some of you guys are already calling for his head.
Well, not really. calling for his head.
But you know, people are starting talk about Mike Miller little bit.
Whatever his coach, he's gonna get that.
It projected starters for the Knicks.
Telford, Peyton, Reggie Bullock markets more is Julius Randle and Taj Gibson.
So I guess where full strength.
What? We're not at full strength because R.
J Bear, it's not in the game, all right, but this is a different lineup that we had.
We had a different lineup you did when we played them before, right? R.
J. Barrett still out with an ankle spring.
All right now, I guess he did get, you know, should have got tested today, but I don't know.
I haven't heard of any updates on his injury.
Right for the Toronto rack.
This two head coaches Nick Nurse.
The projected starters for the Raptors are at point guard Fred Vanvleet at shooting guard Kyle Lowry at small forward O.
J and an O B Power forward pass.
Kasey Ackerman at center.
Very good team to say the least, Ladies and gentlemen, All right, injuries.
The injury report for the Toronto Raptors.
You got Patrick McCall.
What? It knows Whatever happened to his nose.
I'm not exactly sure.
All right? Oh, shaper set.
A game time decision and then the Juan Hernandez.
He's out with an ankle injury.
All right, so let me let me get this tone down. There we go.
All right, so that's right there.
That's what we're looking at between the Knicks and the Toronto Raptors as faras the projected lineups for tomorrow.
Obviously, these things could change.
And if they change, oh, well, we'll see what happens.
Let's take a look at some of the numbers behind these two basketball teams.
Let's take a look at the team comparison again.
This game is tomorrow night at 7 30 at Madison Square Garden.
You could see it on local TV with this image G or your local radio station, ESPN 98.5.
The team comparison the next 12.
In 33 they lost the last game with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Although they lost to the Lakers, they competed.
Should I say the least, they competed.
We can complain about whatever we want, but they at least compete.
It okay, the Knicks.
But this season, the average 104 points per game, and it gets worse than that.
Ladies and gentlemen, it gets worse than that.
Absent 104 points per game, they're giving up 112 points per game, shooting 43.
3% from the field, 33.
8% from three in the average 46.
1 rebounds a game.
They also average 21.
1 assist and 14 turnovers per game.
The next offensive rating is one of 4.
3 that's 28th in the league, and their defense, if Waiting is 1 12.
2 is 24th in the league.
It's a Ronald Raptor, a team that many people, a lot of people thought that maybe they wouldn't even make the playoffs.
I was not one of them.
I thought that they would still make the playoffs and that there would be a very strong team.
They are the 13 14 on this season.
They're on a five game winning streak right now, all right.
For the season that Toronto Raptors the average 111.
9 points of the game, they gave up 105.
9 points per game.
3% from the field, is shooting 37.
The average 46 rebounds of a game, 25.
5 assists and 14.
8 turnovers begin.
The offensive rating is 11 10.
1, and their defense civilian rating is one of 4.
1 that second in the league.
Ladies and gentlemen, I said, we're playing a very, very good defensive team.
But now let's take a look at these guys over the last five games.
Both teams all over the last five games.
Let's take a look at over the last five games.
The Knicks a one informed It's Ronald Raptor.
A five you know, five Knicks, the average in 97 points per game.
So when I said it gets worse, it gets worse.
The average in 97 points per game over the last five games.
Their opponents, though only averaging 105 points per game, winning over the last five games.
We're gonna take a look at the next defense.
Over the last five games, they're shooting 40.
8% from the field.
They're shooting 31% from three.
You're grabbing 46.
6 rebounds per game.
They're averaging 21.
6 assists per game and 14 turnovers per game.
All right, the offensive waiting over the last five games, 97.
8 that study it in the league and their defense.
If Waiting is one of 6.
1 that seventh in the league.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's take a look at what the Knicks are doing over the last five games defensively over the last five games, the Knicks on defense, the defense of rating, as I just mentioned.
7 defensive rating, its seventh in the league, their opponents points opponents, averaging 105 points per game.
That's the third lowest in the league, opponents of shooting 44.
2% from the field.
That's the third lowest in the league, and opponents averaged 23.
4 assists per game.
That's the 10th lowest in the league.
The Knicks are playing very, very good defense over the last five games, the seventh best defense in the league over the last five games.
We'll see if it could continue.
It's not easy, obviously, but we'll see if it could continue.
And this is why it's not gonna be easy tomorrow night because tomorrow night they're playing the Toronto Raptors and it's Ronald Raptor.
Over the last five games have been playing very, very well. Offensively.
It's a matter of fact.
You're five, you know, averaging 124.
2 points per game, 124.
2 points per game.
With over the last five games, opponents are averaging 111.
2, so they're winning by an average of 13 points per game over the last five games shoot with 51.
5% from the field issue of 42.
They're averaging 43.
4 rebounds per game.
And that's probably because their offensive rebounding is down because they used the average about 46 47 rebounds a game.
Ah, the offensive rebounding is probably down over this time period because they're shooting so well.
The average of 29 assists per game, 29 assists per game.
Ladies and gentlemen, over the last five games, it's a lot of assists in the average of 15.
That's a very good a sister turnover ratio.
The offensive rating over the last over the last three games five games I'm sorry is 1 18.
3 That stowed in the league in their defense of rating is 105.5.
That's fourth in the league.
Needless to say, we're playing a very, very good team of every very stout team and a team that is playing very, very well.
All right, they're clicking in the bombing on all cylinders right now.
So, yes, we should be concerned.
We should be worried about this team.
We'll see if we can come in and play defense the way that you know, we have been playing defense lately and try to shut these guys down.
But it's not gonna be easy because these guys can score the basketball and they're very balanced scoring team a very balanced going team.
Yes, I am concerned about playing against these guys.
Let's take a look at somebody matchups.
But tomorrow I wanted the main match ups is going to be passed.
Cows seaq um, and Julius Randle.
All right, Pascal See? Ask him.
He's 69 £230 forward.
His averages 23.
5 points per game, seven points, seven rebounds per game, 3.
5 assists per game, one steal a game, 45.
4% from the field and 36.
Needless to say, Pascal Seaq, um, as having a heck of a season, Ladies and gentlemen, he's having a heck of a season.
The best season of his career.
The best season of his young career, right? He may be the most improved player again.
Wouldn't put it past him, wouldn't put it past him at all.
He'll be facing off against Julius Randle, and Julia Randall is gonna have a time playing defense on Pascal SEAQ. Calm down.
The last time that the Knicks and the Raptors matched up Julius Randle, I do not believe he played.
It was November the 27th.
I don't believe he played.
I'll go back and check and make sure, but I'm pretty positive.
Billy's Randall, 68 to 50.
He's averaged 18.
8 points per game, 9.
2 rebounds per game, 3.
3 assists per game and just under one steel per game.
Julius Randle, shooting 44.
8% from the field and 28.
Look, Julius Randle's gonna be He's gonna need to be on his game defensively now, you know.
And this is gonna be a second game in a row where he's playing, you know, against a top knots player, ladies and gentlemen.
He was faced off against ah Anthony Davis two previous game with the L A Los Angeles Lakers.
And now he's going up against past got Seattle, you know? So he's got his work cut out for right.
He played decent defense against Anthony Davis.
His problem wasn't really a you know, obviously, you know, he's gonna have some lapses here and there.
It's Julius Randle.
His problem was on the offensive side of the ball come down the stretch of that game.
All right, So he's gonna have his work cut out for well, as you know, and guy's gonna have to help out a little bit.
Maybe not double team two months, especially against this team, because they're knocking down threes at a very high cliff over the last five games.
The last time you played them, they knocked down crazy threes on us.
I think They shot, like, 50% of something like that from the field The last time we played him about to check it out just to make sure that I have that information.
All right, The next matchup.
And this really does bother me.
It really does concern me with this next match up.
Uh, it's the backcourt are very concerned about this backcourt.
Ladies and gentlemen, this backcourt match up.
All right, Uh, right now you know the backcourt of off Kyle Lowry and Fred Vanvleet and tomorrow is gonna be hell for painting. And Reggie Bullock.
I'm concerned about this backcourt.
You know, we have a size advantage.
You could see the average is here.
These combined averages combined average is the Raptor.
Ah, the average study.
5 points per game, 8.
3.2 steals per game.
Kao Lowry added that you know Kyle, Larry is averaging 20 points per game on his own.
Fred van Police averaged 18.
5 salary averages, 4.
5 rebounds per game.
I Fred Manley is, like 3.
9 or something like that, or three point Whatever he is, they're just about four rebounds.
Game basically all right Calories averaged 7.
5 assists per game.
Preventively is like 6.
8 assists per game, All right, they're shooting a combined 40.
7% from the field in 37% 37.
Fred Vanvleet, on his own is shooting 40% from three.
Cholera is somewhere around 36 35 36% from three.
All right, so I'm concerned about this.
I'm concerned about this backcourt match up.
Even though we got the size advantage, I'm concerned.
You can see our backcourt.
5 points per game, all right.
Reggie Bullock is averaging 10 l for pitting his average in 8.
5 points per game.
The average about six assists per game.
Most of that is L for paying an average of six assists. Program.
All right, that's I mean, you already know. I'm sorry.
Six rebounds per game.
3 assists per game, most of that cell for paying.
He's averaging six assists and Reggie Bullock is averaging 1.
3 assists per game.
9 steals per game combined.
Uh, they're shooting not well.
4% from the field combined in the 26.
9% from three, neither neither players actually shooting that well from three.
All right, Reggie Bullock is shooting 31.
1% from three over.
Payton is like 28% from three or something like that, or even lower, whatever it is, but they're not shooting well from the three point line.
So I'm concerned, very concerned about this backcourt match up between hi Larry and Fred VanVleet going up against Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock.
Now here's here's where you know there's a little bit of Ah, a little bit of difference from the last time that we played them, though from the last time that we played him, you know, we didn't have Alfred P in.
We didn't have Reggie Bullock.
And so we had a different backcourt out there right now, you know? So things are gonna change.
Still not a high scoring back quarter.
You know, we had our J.
Barrett, and I think maybe Frank Miller Kane out there.
Um, you know, So I scoring average was probably about the same defensively.
I think this backcourt is maybe better defensively going up against these two players, right? And then, of course, you know, just looking at the entire game.
Julius Randle was out there. So it's a different game.
It doesn't mean that we're winning the game.
I'm just saying it's a different game than the last time that we seeing these guys, right? The last time that we've seen these guys, we got walloped.
Hey, we played him on November the 27th and we got beat by almost 30.
You believe you got beat by 28 points that night right now, we would have missed the plane, you know, a few games that were actually type No.
Okay, so it's not, You know, we hadn't hit that bad stretch yet.
We were almost there.
We were just about getting to that bad stretch, but we hadn't hit that bad stretch yet.
When I say bad stretch, I mean that stretch war We were getting blown out every night because we were still losing games.
We just wouldn't getting blown out.
We lost 1 26 to 98 the last time that we played the Toronto Raptors.
If you want to look at the matchups of the match ups of the game the last time we played him the next shot 37.
5% from the field, it's around a wrap.
9% from the field.
And get this over here so you can check it out.
And you could see exactly what I'm talking about are the biggest lead.
The next actually had 11 point lead.
If he's a gentleman, that 11 point lead completely.
Toronto Raptors that by 34 again the next 37.
5% for the field.
3% from three 83.
3% front of fun free throw line That game.
9% from the field, 51.
The Knicks add an extra outrebounded 52 to 45.
The Knicks had 19 assists, 26 assists for the Raptors.
The Knicks also had a lot of turnovers.
That game had 18 turnovers, compared to 12 for the Toronto Raptors.
And I want you to look at the scoring off the Raptors this is gonna be This is this is an issue.
This is something you know we gotta watch for All right, when you look at the scoring of this game and actually Julius Randle does get did play, so I don't know what happened.
I was I was looking at another score now, and I didn't see Julius Randle.
So you know what Julius Randle did play? Julius Randle actually had 19 points Japanese percent in the field.
I said maybe I was looking at the wrong score the previous time, But anyway, now we know that Julius Randle did play.
But when you look at the score for the Toronto Raptors, it was balanced.
Ladies and gentlemen, balanced all over the place.
Pascal seaq Um, he had 31 but then everybody else Fred Vanvleet 15 tens, Davis 15 Rondae Hollis Hollis Jefferson 12 Of course, Bush.
12 Malcolm Miller 13 DJI N o b he actor teens So that balanced scoring all over the place for the Toronto Raptors.
And of course, you know that is something that could be.
That's an issue.
When a team has balanced scoring like that, it's an issue.
It's tough to deal with a team like that defensively.
Very tough to deal with a team like that Defensively s.
So let's get into our keys to the game.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's getting to our keys to the game and talk about how do we deal with a team like this? That is so well, such an offensively oiled machine.
Number one, We gotta play disciplined defense.
We gotta we gotta be disciplined for not disciplined.
And we're really gonna get smacked when I say disciplined, you know, let's not Let's not go for home run, you know, you know, trying to get that steal so many times, Not just not not just the Knicks, but players, you know, they try to get a steel is not dead, and the other team is going the other way.
Let's be disciplined to stay home because these guys are gonna take advantage of it.
They've got a smart backcourt in Colorado and Fred family, smart players, intelligent players, high I Q players, we make mistakes, they're gonna capitalize.
Okay, so we got to stay home on that.
We got to be disciplined.
We gotta move our feet, play with our feet. Not what our hands.
A lot of communication fight over screens because they could knock down the three.
We got to do these things.
We got a defendant three ball last time with that guy Shoot 51.
1% from the three.
We can't let that happen this time.
We let that happen. This time, we're gonna be in big trouble.
All right, look, we've been playing better defensively over the last five games, but still teams have been knocking down the three.
We were ranked somewhere in the twenties in three for three point field goal percentage opponents knocking down threes against us somewhere like 20 seconds.
Something like that.
So we're still having a problem defending that three ball.
Gotta figure out a way to defend column.
Fred, we gotta defend those guys, you know, saying because, look, they're not gonna come out with this trial.
It's not the kind of guards.
They're not the kind of guards like a Damien Little Little or someone like that.
They're not just gonna attack you and kill you with athleticism and speed and all that kind of stuff.
They're smart and crafty, right? They'll knock down threes Now they're both shooting around 40% from the field.
Hi, Larry gets to the line.
Makes about six issues, about six feet.
Makes about five of them.
But we got to defend those guys.
Use our size against them.
Well, that doesn't mean posted up.
I don't see Reggie Bullock being a post up guy.
Elephant paints, not a post up guy right now.
It may not have the same kind of size advantage.
He's a little bit taller, but he's not as thick as cholera or friend Family, but he has 64 Those guys like six foot 61 So go, Adam, go out and penetrate to the basket.
Make it tough on him trying to get to the cup l for painting, but you gotta make your layup.
Stone making layups gets a couple making layups.
Dip it off when it's not there.
By the time she gets in and he misses, you know that little flip up floater thing he does.
You know, if we can use our biggest size, it could.
Hopefully it'll be to our advantage.
We should have two guys that even though We're taller, a little bit bigger, you know, we should be able to handle them.
Ah, you know, as far as penetrate into the basket running transition with, um, Then you got Frank Miller Kenya coming off the bench.
Hopefully, you know, he should be able to run in transition with those guys, even though he's 6667 I think he's actually listed at 64 now, since they had a new measurements.
But, you know, use our sides.
You can use Frank Miller Kane in the post.
He can't do some posting up.
People might be looking and laughing and saying, Whatever, right.
But you got a six foot 26 foot guards right now looking a 66 It's accept whatever.
See if you get a couple of post up please from Franklin leukemia tomorrow.
Spacing, spacing, spacing.
Ladies and gentlemen, we've been having problems without spacing.
Well, not have been recently.
We've been having problems also even season long, but it's really come toe lights over these last few games with the way that the Knicks oh fumbled the ball and turned the ball over in crunch time because of spacing, spacing is so key to everything that you're going to do you're seeing Last night when I broke down, broke down that video a little bit on, you know, we're looking at Julius Randle's the shot where LeBron where he spun and LeBron James took it from him.
Uh, and the spacing was just bad.
Inbounds the ball and then stands on the box under the rim.
Right. You inbound the ball.
Now he inbounded the ball to the middle of the floor.
So there is no side that you would prefer to go to, right? Usually when inbound do passes in the ball, they go, they go the opposite direction.
All right, So you take a man away, you're going to get away from the play.
Well, this time you passed the ball to the center of the floor.
Now you got to decide.
Where do you go? All right.
Get your man out the way.
That's where you go.
You could have went to the corner.
You could He could've went to the far corner, but he did not.
He stood by the box which kept another defender in the paint.
He stayed in the paint as well.
What's kept LeBron James in the paint is LeBron James, guard Miss Robinson.
Even if Mr Robinson went to the opposite short corner, whichever corner L for Peyton went to Miss Robinson could have went to the office.
Is short corner opened up the floor a little bit.
And then, of course, Julius Randle has to see that the spacings not Dan decide.
I'm not gonna take this shop now.
Good spacing on the floor, right.
When you have the ball in your hands, you are the drumbeat of the game.
You get jumpy, you make the decision.
You keep timing.
What's happening out there? So bad spacing and bad decision making all the way around.
We've got to find a way to get good spacing.
And it's not just shooting that creates good spacing.
It's getting out the way, letting people have space disciplined ball movement in man movement.
Gotta have it against this team.
You see how good they are defensively, right? If we don't have good ball movement and man movement, then um you know, we'll be stuck trying to play one on one and you know, we'll get blown out off top. You know me.
So that's where I met with ladies and gentlemen.
That is my You know, that's my little one down.
How I think the game had I think the Knicks had approached the game tomorrow.
I want to hear from, you know, I got I got a couple of guys in the chat, I think, or maybe it's this game.
Oh, but we're gonna get to these guys and see what's going on with him.
I see what these guys think about tomorrow night's game, and then we got some other things to talk about.
You know? Just just just some things that chat about So, Gamow, what's going on, man? A lot of the press to stop of the Nixon and a lot of the person stuff.
So, first and foremost, I don't think being his rap releases Gamma can.
Okay, what, are you going to get a quick? Um, yes.
So the Raptor defensively, they have the top defensive rating in the offensively.
Um I mean, no one and it's just I believe now. Currently.
Sorry. No. Sorry.
They're very good.
Over the last five games, to average 29 assists per game.
So the secondary assist their number one.
Which means that Ball is going around like it's a very unselfish game, I assume a more quiet.
But they got guys like you mentioned.
I mean, it was a nickel.
Norman Powell went off like maybe a game or two ago.
I mean, they're not real.
Place to step in and contribute one of dime guys like old jeans and a newbie, you know? I mean, that people forgot about cousin started last year's average family 10 points, but extreme like 46% from the field, 36% from three.
And yet Pascal Siaca, who's you know, everybody's quiet, you know? All star, whatever.
I don't know if you got select the should have, but he didn't shoot.
But, you know, look, they are They are They are stacked last game yet ballplayers, like I told you with the weird name.
Sounds like French to some travelling back here. Was there.
He killed his These guys. We have reason us.
The bulls passed around the on papa.
So operating like a bootleg joke.
It's I mean, all I know, man, I don't see the next one in this game, We can't defend the perimeter.
You know, when the past hits wanted two guys within a split second, we have no idea where our man is.
Especially we play zone. We are.
Oh, my gosh, guys, Threat inside the zone again.
I've seen too many times the guy on the weak side and should be stick sticking onto his man comes out and helps Look at Mitchell Robinson and a guy that the bottom three guy and even the top guy on that side can't properly defend it.
Penetrated coming into the zone, you know? I mean, that's on, though.
You should not be helping.
That's how these guys kills. With these.
You'll drive into the instead of pain and pass out of the three.
By the time they look up, it's four guys in the paint and then one guy on the perimeter with the open shot, you know, So and I know you spoke about Mike Miller, right? And so thing with me is that I care, really just Mike Miller when too many things right.
This this is not his team, Per Se Ri is I have all season, you know, I mean, it is a few things you teach.
The only thing I'll get on him about his discipline, right? So when certain guys are doing certain things right, they got to come out the game.
And, you know, it scares me.
When I heard this cold today with the front office, you know, we talked about my mill kind of being hamstrung right where way we theorize that right where? Maybe he's forced to place our guy's a blah, blah.
And when these idiots the front office at it, says this next team is playoff so busted into getting the season, mind you, the gear.
Before you really didn't build any coaching and build a game plan, you don't build a mindset.
You didn't build the style of play.
You really even build a style of drafting our unified minds with through the front office and coaching everything right.
None of you plays, really.
Last year really developed.
Besides Mitchell, you could probably argue Trail little bit, right, So you bring it up.
I don't know how many creation appreciate I have when we have more free agents on the scene, then actual homegrown talent that you brought in the season.
How the hell can you? How can you make a mandate? Not Mandy, but a soft mandate saying playoffs a bus with that? These guys have no idea that do so.
That's why when I come to Mike Miller, right, it comes full circle back to my bill.
Really, Just because I think that he's being hamstrung by these idiots up top.
But maybe he does want to play true.
Maybe you don't want to put a young guys, Obviously, we got a trace.
Some of these assets we probably forced place guys try to make a run to try to get to this imaginary players.
Probably by still being an S o.
You know, it is tough right now.
You know, I think it get again.
The Knicks Pollo while we went out.
Randall and Moors have some ridiculous gains on the Raptor.
Just can't Can't execute.
Well, I just find it hard to climb with a team where everyone is.
You know, ever since word that balls around and everyone could be dangerous.
I mean, you know what with that whole thing? You mean my bigger? My bigger thing is this.
I don't think any of us.
You know, maybe some of us start, You know, maybe we could be close to that playoff spot.
I thought we would be somewhere around, you know, the low thirties and winds.
I didn't think we were gonna make the playoffs, but I thought we would be somewhere around the low thirties and wins, right? My problem is, my problem is them thinking that this team was going to make the playoffs and having that expectation.
I mean, if this was a team that had been together for a couple of years, right? And maybe they wanna, Ah, slow incline.
And then you say, You know what? And then they go into the locker room and say, You know what? Our expectations is that we make the playoffs this year.
I can understand that.
Uh, like you said, we're bringing in a whole bunch of players that you don't even know how they're gonna fit together.
Um, you know, you don't make that expectations the same thing that they said to us.
We're not putting a number on it.
We're not putting this.
When I put in that it should have been the same thing that they said to them.
Let the players decide.
You know what? We're gonna try to make the playoffs.
That's what we're gonna do.
Let the players decide that now.
Because what? You're quick.
You being a coach, right? How in the world if you look at this team, you have to begin the season, right? You say low thirties, you optimist that Maybe some places, you know, the majority of guys you bringing a pan out, You know, if you want these guys right, looking back from last year because teams you don't just make playoffs out of nowhere.
It's very difficult for n b A team to go from some 20 wins and and go to 40 wins at least without bringing in.
Ah, superstar player last guys.
So that, you know, you guys like a y, obviously, but the Raptors were still gonna play something that I can think of one of guys I think of that that famous was able to do.
That was a guy like Chris Webber.
Wherever team he went to went to the playoffs like he will come there.
This guy's been the doldrums.
He comes here polio team, right? And obviously game is different and pounding on the place. You're coming.
I mean, but that's what I'm saying.
Why would you as the front office, where the hell do you get from the previous season? Wears? All right, we did this.
We have this type of player.
We're here. We have this. Now.
We feel good about the places on this is to pity.
Well, what What? You know, that's what I'm saying.
But, I mean, that's what I'm saying, right? But then also, there's another part to this that I feel, though, because I feel like if and obviously you know, this report, you know, it comes from and badly and I trust in belly like I don't feel like I feel like in Bagley is one of those guys that he puts out, like, real information that he puts out information that he trust is going to be true, right still is coming from sources.
But I really do trust in Bagley.
Um, so if your players, I feel like if your players, if you have players that get rattled because the coat, you know, they say we want you to make the playoffs and I feel like that's a problem, too.
You know, that's that's my opinion.
Because when when I go to my team and I say, Yo, we wanna win this 20 minutes, right? I want my players like, yeah, let's go get this, not get rattled, Right? You don't say so I feel like if you have players that get rattled because that's what the report said, right? You know, they start to get all this pressure and this and that.
If you got players that can't handle that pressure, then they don't need to be here.
Civet again difference.
Right? So and the younger and the younger leagues, right? You can will write these younger kids sometimes to play way above.
It means or their towel whatever and get to the, you know, state tournament, city torn or whatever right at the MBA.
And that's not just it is not go from place.
Obviously, Ricky's coming.
Guys could change, get better, Bob lock.
But it's up to the front office, right? If I bring it, maybe I say that to have maybe one or two guys who are they could be boom or bust in terms of prospects coming in.
Where is Yeo Rama? Right.
They either, you know, fall about away.
So I said, you know, I'm not she good or we can actually, good right is a difference when you have that versus its own Ah, bunch of vets.
Who you Let's be honest, You you have the book or most of, like, juice is not gonna average 29 right? You know that relatives are gonna average 20 points a game, You know where they stand for the most part.
So it's up to, you know, front office to take this.
Take their game plate and take a style that system.
Say, Hey, this guy fits.
He's got fits here and maybe I put that as a chair. The top.
Yo, guys, we won't.
We're no, we're trending towards 30 wins right now.
Some of you guys.
Well, I think that's more.
You will them, but you don't will them for a whole season.
When, let's be honest.
When you could put these guys on paper, they are not a even a 35 36 1 team.
Well, I think that's more the coach.
I think that's more the coaster has to take in. Fit the pieces together.
You know, it's a you know, like like you know, when you got you.
When when the front office puts your players out there.
Now the coach has to look and say, OK, this guy can do this.
This guy can do that.
How am I gonna put this system together? Simply saying right now, but your own one of your own favorite foods since you love Big Z, right? If I only gave you tomatoes and cheese, that's not that's not my point.
That's not my point.
That's not my point.
That's not the point.
You said the front office has to, you know, take the guys and then come up with, ah, system, not the front office.
Don't have to come up with this system that has to come up with the system.
The coach comes up with the system, not the front office.
This comes up with your system of play in synergy with each other, because when I drag get that, I understand that I understand that, But your coach, your coach has to come up with this system that's going to be on the floor.
You're way tried it with Bill Jackson, didn't we? Well, Phil Jackson said, This is the system I want played, You know? Everybody has to be in agreement, right? I know.
Wait a minute. But listen, listen.
Let's say you are sat down.
I agree with you.
Everyone is in agreement that this is our philosophy.
Off play philosophy and systems are two different things.
To me, this is our philosophy of play.
This is our vision of what we want to put on the floor.
So we're gonna get these players now.
When the coach gets these players, the coach looks at what the players can do or when the front office gets these players, you know, maybe not specific players, but says we're gonna get We're gonna try to get the style of players.
Then you get me get these style of players that fits their philosophy.
Who knows if they had a philosophy? I'm just speaking hypothetically, You know, if a team has a philosophy, they say Okay, now we're gonna get these players.
Not a coach has to figure out how to put those players together.
So, you know, everyone together has a philosophy.
But I feel like the coach has to put the system together because then when you get out there and you start playing and you know this, well, this guy doesn't really do this as well as I thought, or this guy has a tendency to do this.
Not a coach has to make those adjustments within that system.
That's the way I feel.
It's work you're not.
The front office is really what you guys.
I'm sure that when I say system right and how has a fit.
But what I mean is that these guys come together.
Obviously famous cultures, right? D'Antoni has a seven seconds or less or whatever.
No, Pat Riley has a style of play or system, but he's actually kind of ignited change.
But, you know, I mean, like in terms of what I'm gonna say that they all have to be in agreement, right? So that's why I'm not saying that front office creates the system, but they have to be in agreement.
And the thing about that, this front office, it's like, where is the congruence like, why you drafting, not drafting why you signed orders power forwards, and it doesn't fit physical system.
You're you know, now, doesn't it really for anybody, since no one knows really how to get these guys really play together.
So I mean, I'm just trying to point out the front office, man.
What they said today, man is just is it's It's blind.
When you talk about Steve Mills.
Not gonna get another ******* job.
I am highly convinced, is not with the Knicks Is not gonna be anybody else's.
Don't miss the course.
We talk about culture, system, everything.
Last year since last year.
So I mean, you guys that you saw Hartmann.
This and all these things are coming to fruition now.
And for them to say that that means they had an extended view or an extended time period.
But I still don't know what the hell they're talking about doing.
I Come on, Brooke.
Playoffs abuzz with this team, and you didn't have one.
You don't have one rookie last year, one play, besides, maybe Mitch and he was ah, draft.
Sorry, A second rounder.
You don't have one play.
They could say, you know, this is this is a building like this guy's gonna is gonna carry a steamy could give us these many wins because of his production years projected.
But the doctor in the future? Come on.
These guys don't mean I'm sorry.
No, I mean, it doesn't make me as I've said it to make other people because I'm like, you know, that's back then.
I mean, you know, it is a part of the problem as to where we are now.
Um, I guess you know, it's part of that problem, you know, It's just like, you know, Okay.
I mean, if they expected this team to make the playoffs and they just had a crooked view of the way that they were building the team, you know, I'm saying, um and you know, just Maur a more reason why, you know, you could say like, GMO saying they don't know what they're doing.
But still, I do expect, though, when when you have players, if you get rattled because there's too much pressure on you to make the playoffs, I feel that's a problem.
You know, saying now it doesn't mean that you're gonna make the playoffs.
But if you have players that get like, Oh, my gosh, we're not doing well, so we're not gonna make the playoffs.
What's gonna happen? I'm rattled now.
I think that's a problem.
I'm saying that means you're not.
You're not strong mentally.
You don't have a strong Um, yeah, it mentally you're just weak.
You haven't you? No, no, No mental fortitude.
Oh, what do you think, Nick? Um, I don't know where to start.
I mean, who are we talking about, exactly? Well, we were talking about the raptor and then, you know, theme.
Oh, kind of transition.
Dustin to, uh, you know, the report that came out today about, you know, the Knicks and, you know, you know, kind of the story of the season And what happened at the beginning of the season that maybe led to where we are now.
You know me, Huh? Uh, that I hate that report.
It was silly, to say the least, but, um, I mean, game was not wrong.
I've been seeing it too.
It is, like, just a touch on that.
I know that's nothing about the game tomorrow, but you have to establish a good beast of what you want to draft.
Um, Just a touch on the game tomorrow.
Is there a chance we could win? Yeah, that could be, like five rapture injuries.
And, you know, guys could just full full out left and right, and we win the game, but I don't think that's gonna happen. Right.
Um, so the bet it depends on okay.
It's not like you're gonna come in and make shots, because one thing about the like, if you look at the minutes distribution between our backcourt versus their backcourt, I think you mentioned that B average like, 38 points right together, 38.
5 points per game together.
Um, one of my arguments that I always thought that at minimum, if our backup point guard average 10 points are starting point guard, which the average for every starting point guard is 17 points that 15 to 17.
Somewhere in that range, we'll have a chance every night from a scoring standpoint to be competitive with any given team.
Um, but both of them, normally at the highest point average around 10 points.
Um, maquina really averages, like, 16.
Um, and so to have a chance.
And then, you know, Arjun helped make up for? For some of the scoring and stuff like that from the back court on.
What are you going? I feel like from a backcourt standpoint, we'll just lose.
Then you talk about, See how come, um, he's beaten, Randall byword.
Five points or four points.
So it's just you can like those of the little matchups that just kill us is like death by 1000 cuts.
And then you have the reports and then as a Knick friend, you know, it just hurts, because then you look at the thief.
The team is just losing by each position, ever, almost every night.
It's a knife cut in the back.
And then Nolan, and then, uh, it sucks we're gonna use, but yeah.
Yeah, like he was really lose by 10.
I mean, this keeps digging deeper and deeper and deeper.
Right? Let me read.
What? This, uh, let me read this real quick.
All right, This right here, ladies, gentlemen, is from the next block from Ian Bagley.
He reported that this morning.
If you didn't get a chance to read it, it's a pretty good read.
I'm not gonna read up all of it, right.
I'm just gonna, you know, go through the maid point.
All right, So let's let's let's skip down here.
Let's get to the main point.
All right, Um, when Steve Mills to Scott Perry when they spoke to everyone and they were asked about the playoffs, that's what they said is that we're not in the prediction business.
I'm not here to predict records, parents said that day, but I expect us to be better in an approved basketball team.
Privately, though, expect taste is for the 19 4020 nix we're set.
During the team's first official meeting, members of the front office address the players in the meeting and conveyed to distinct messages according to S and why.
Sources familiar with discussions, they said.
And no one said in terms that they believe that Nick's were playoff team in anything less than that was a disappointment.
Number two players who are entering free agency in the summer of 2020 we're told that they would be judged more heavily, much more heavily on the team's win loss record than their individual play.
All right, um, by delivering the playoff edict, management may have been trying to motivate a roster with several new faces and a young, untested score.
But if the expectations set in the meeting were earnest, the Knicks have fallen well, sort of.
Those preseason goals, obviously.
All right, Um, obviously, we know the season was a disappointment about a little above.
Yeah, all right.
We get to, you know, players failing internal external pressure.
This is where we want to get to.
As the losses mounted early in the season, the preseason playoff expectations weighed heavily on some off the Knicks.
There were definitely playing tight, one posting in touch with those players said at the time.
Uh, some of the players eligible for 2023 agency were already worried about next summer.
Those early season losses also lead to immediate speculation about fistulas.
Job security speculation increased, of course.
And at the military healthy impromptu press conference in early November.
Um, so you know, I mean, that's you know, that's basically the crust of the story, ladies and gentlemen, and then, you know, everything else kind of goes on to stuff that we already know of.
The new thing there is that, you know, we did not know that privately No, it'll play.
Ls it? We're talking playoffs.
A look, There's gonna be a lot of people that say, Oh, you see, they lied to us and stuff like that.
I don't have a problem with, ah, front office coming out to the fans.
And everyone is saying, Listen, you know, we're gonna take it day by day and this night in this net, but into the team saying, Here's our expectations.
I don't have a problem with that.
The problem is, you know, you gotta have the right Expect taste is for the right team, you know, I'm saying, Well, you know, I mean, like, if you're if you're a team, that was a championship that feels you can win a championship.
You don't come out and say, You know what? We're definitely gonna win the championship this year.
You know, You say, Listen, you know, we're gonna come out, we're gonna fight for ah, expectations.
That would be ah, title contender above.
About because you don't know any everything that can happen, you know, saying, but privately, while you're talking to your team, you might say, Listen, we get into the championship this year. I do.
I do it with my teams all the time.
You don't say players asked me.
I mean, parents asked me, You see, you guys can win this tournament Say, Well, you know, we're gonna put our best foot forward.
You know, there's there's some tough teams in here.
If we could do this, if we could do that, we give ourselves a chance.
But when I talked to my players, I'm like, Listen, I expect us to be the championship this weekend.
We know this team is We know that team is me.
That's just Ah, no, no, that's That's what you do sometimes because you don't want the outside.
You know, if you're putting pressure on your team, you don't want the outside pressure, too.
You know, saying, because then you know you get you know, people from all over the place.
This net, there's not another thing and you know, you know, people say, Well, they don't have their parents this and that.
You know that's not a you, but you know what? There's a lot of similarities in basketball worldwide, you know, saying when you put things out to the public, it does put some pressure on the players you know, saying because now they've got to live up to their expectations that the public, you know, it has to those expectations that the public has same thing where you, you know, if you tell the parents his expectation now the players gotta live up to their parent's expectations.
You know, it's the same kind of a concept, so I don't have a problem with that.
I just have a problem that the front office really expected today we're gonna be in the playoffs saying you know the better idea with Black.
Listen, we want to take the next step forward.
You don't say it.
Um e I do want to ask, you know, like what would have what would it have taken as presently constructed to you toe win? Let's say to meet your goal of mid thirties or, you know, like 30 plus games a, um, one tohave, you know, a real steady system of play.
When we when we began I early in the season, when Coach Fizdale came out and said we might be trying out players at spots in looking at lineups.
Ah, from the beginning of the season, I was like here we go again.
And I know you got these new players, but you gotta put it in.
Sometimes you gotta put it in and fast moving.
Say, OK, this is a line of that we're gonna go with.
We're gonna rock with this line up right here and then because this is the way this is the way that I want to do things.
As soon as he said that, I started getting worried, you know, saying because, you know, now you're still try and players out at certain positions and all this kind of stuff.
So my only contests with that, like, Okay, um, like von Lee last year worked a little bit as point forward, right? A little bit.
I'm not saying it was largely successful.
Um, Julius Randle had moments of good players point for.
Right, Um I still say the one line up that I actually sort of light from fizz.
There was the idea not saying this permanently.
But our jet point, um, tread, too, because it it would at least give you Trish shot the ball.
Well, because Reggie Bullock was still hurt.
Um, when you think about it like a trail was an attack he attacks.
Also outfit Peyton got hurt too.
Are something that Tran tax he could shoot.
He was working on a spot up.
You know, Artie has been getting to the rim, and he's very good playmaking for others.
And I felt like at the point, whenever he scores like a buck 20 it's usually when he plays a certain amount of time at the point guard position.
And I still feel like way have voiced our limitations on point guard.
Yeah, but like so you know you about like that all Jane tree, Okay.
And this is this is exactly is like, we didn't see it all preseason.
You know, Maybe we seen it a couple of times in a couple of games, and then all of a sudden it starts.
I had no problem with it.
Honestly, I really did.
And I actually did a video about it.
I had no problems with our Jane trip, but if you're gonna try it, you gotta give it some time.
Right? And that's where I would agree with you on.
Like he's trying to please the media a little bit too much because that because again to like this at the beginning of the season.
What one thing I said on my only argument for the Knicks that the roster wasn't as bad as the media was trying to make it out to be with all the power forwards is that Orlando made made it to the playoffs with an all powerful team.
Also, the difference between the mix and and um, and the magic is that, um, Aaron Gordon, please.
Sometimes could play the three a CZ well as the four, but he's a defensive player first.
Same thing with Jonathan Isaac.
Same thing with Mo Bamba by all those guys a defensive players first.
Whereas we have all offensive players and one weakness of Fizdale and I can't really say Mike Miller shown, Ah, proficiency is like on the offensive end.
So, like when it comes to the toe offense, I felt like Fizdale had the right idea, but his implementation was annoying.
So you had what was That was a thing because he he had the statement way.
He basically said that we worked on nothing but defense and it showed the first, like three games like we were in every game because of our defense, Toto.
And it looked like he wanted to build a muck it up.
Um, switchable, Um, just in your face defense, which I saw the promise of it.
But we don't have the defensive back end guys.
Right? That that could do that kind of work, right? Right, right.
I mean, you know, and get back Thio.
Question what I think What a god is there, um, you know, having, you know, having a system to boot, right? You know, you had all summer to look at these guys and figure out how you're going to make him work.
And then, I mean, you just mentioned it.
A point point guard play.
You know, you really need a leader out there on the floor that could direct traffic and move people around.
You see it from L for painting here and there, but not enough.
You know, you really need people that can do that and just get everyone together and a point guard at everybody respects.
I think that right there could have put us into that stratosphere or atmosphere, whatever of getting those 30 to 35 games.
Um, wasn't to be man And now here we are with this season, The one thing I am happy about is the last five game.
The Knicks have been playing some really good defense.
We'll see if they continue to play that kind of defense against the raptors.
Um, one thing I do want to get to is and I'm x i'ma as game on.
I'm as Kareem about this too.
It's a matter of fact I'm about to let everybody become live so everybody could talk together.
But everybody's gone now.
Malik Monk, everybody, I think I guess.
You know, sources say that people inside the next organization are interested in Malik Monk or some have interest in Moline.
Why, Yuki Mm? My life back in here.
Wow. Why? Why? Malik mo.
Well, this isn't this the last year has rookie contract.
Yeah. I mean, yeah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
You know, I Actually I can't really tell you that It really won't get re, son.
I mean, I don't know what he's going.
I don't know what he's doing right now.
I'm gonna look and see what he's doing right now.
You got dropped in that same year.
Yo, fellas, how many years is dual trade? Young.
But it's a stray young second year, right? Chance, eh? Yeah.
You know, he's just starting All star.
You see, I come So starting East All stars Walker, Trey young Dionis and beat a C aacm.
Yeah, he's doing a leak.
Youngest doing terrible man.
Okay, that's what I think, Monk.
Just one thing about Malik Monk his contract is this.
It ends at the same time as as Frank and the but he has a cap hole on 2020 many? Yes, or you be a restrictive agent 21.
The problem with Holy Monk and ****.
So I kind of like going back to everything we just said.
So Malik ******s shooting 20 something percent from 3 23% That doesn't have a very high basketball, like, you know, like you know, So D s J has little basketball.
I Q can shoe and can't and hasn't developed under the Knicks.
Frank Nell Akina has high basketball like you can't shoot, hasn't developed on New York. Next.
Um, let's see Who else? We could just keep on going down a life.
I hope to hell why do you want someone who cannot shoot? You don't really like eel ia um can't shoot the fan.
Look, basketball I Q And then the team that has, um, wants to give him up causes playoffs A bus.
You know that more people that can't shoot and we're gonna make the playoffs.
But don't we already have Melich Monk in Alonso Traer? Yeah, it's a tree is a better trade.
Is something to somebody in the front office? No, I'm not trying to be Vogel.
He slept with somebody.
Put that stuff like that.
Nothing like that.
Do they have to be? This makes no sense.
Even if you don't want a lot of treasure started.
Whatever right? The kid came in.
I was I was harsh.
Allows a true beginning season.
And I was the one to point out your broke even.
He was a score. He was getting rid of the ball quicker.
He wasn't a black hole on offense and the guy was trying, and we do not give this kitsch and he's come in a few games.
A second quarter and you don't seem for the rest of the game.
This is what I'm talking about, her phone off and we're gonna let him go to another team.
Now people talk about Franco another team and being good. Whatever.
Right? But you can argue that trick and go to a contender right now, You off the bench and give you quality minutes.
Quality points as instant microwave offense and we'll be looking back like you.
That was all Lou Williams, Bob LA and the You know, I have no reason.
That's the nick.
Wait, I hate not Oh, no, This is But that's what it is like, bro.
Go way gonna get rid of him and go get small leak of somebody that can't shoot and make the playoffs.
Because Martin made a good point yesterday, right? And I understand it played two different positions, right? How can you justify playing Knox? But you don't play traer.
I don't like the positions.
Right, But you can you get set it where maybe you put more defense, you in your in your three position and play traer.
You could put more defense here to position, play, play knots.
Whatever to compensate for them.
Right you got this is interchangeable in that sense, right? How the hell you don't play trick.
It was shooting 44 45 45% for the field goal percentage.
Any of our guards last year and I saw, and last time I saw him play when I pointed out when he played on, when he caught his garden a hit and then cane drove and wrapped it around a Mitch and Mitch, I think, had the ball, you know, tiptoe, whatever.
I'm like this kid.
That's when the point guard move 70.
I talked about that about this for ages.
I said, I'm not Frank to do a more decent.
He's learnt how to do it.
Yeah, it does it in time.
That's one of things that I've been crying for.
Point guards do, and he did it.
So for us, it's safe to say that he's not making I'll say crazy strides.
He's at least trying Like what? That Why's he not playing, bro? I'm interesting.
Steve must have some stupid some stupid excuse.
Maybe you don't want to go for.
Maybe it's trying to be like down in states of hip hop loose a tree and trips home the F offer Some something like Like it was a stupid man. Mills is.
I mean, he hasn't got the Swallows its greatest.
Listen, I've been here six Integration.
Don't talk about me.
Yeah, is this He's just don't man.
I do want to ask this question the way we make it a playoff summer bus, Let's say, because this is the other thing that I hate about the team philosophy that we have is that we always go.
It's the same thing every year.
We play vets at the beginning of the year or for the 1st 3/4 Then we add the treatment line.
Now it's time to play the rookies and then on a young guy.
We play the young guys and we bring up somebody from the G League and then some describable vet starts pitching a fit.
It's the same thing every single year.
It's insanity, and I'm still I'm asking, okay, so going forward because I do believe they're gonna sit down the Nets after the All Star Game until we're officially out of the playoff race.
So, um, who is the vet? That's gonna just permanently sit down because it doesn't make sense.
That's it, Reggie.
Bullet hole. Where? Weeks. It.
I'm just a piggyback on what you just said that I was gonna tell us in that regard.
So what you say we can't keep signing players like we can't develop our young players while having players out of playing for con their next contract.
We like we keep it in that same circle that same cycle.
That is just that you got to go after the right guy.
Like if we had gone after cheese, uh, do something like somebody who's along the lines of D'Angelo Russell with your contract who could actually play.
Um, I can't think of anyone.
Let Malik Beasley.
Let's say we trade from elite measly. Right now. Yep.
Give up picks or something like that, you know, down the line and we give up C.
D S j, which makes no sense for them, but it helps us.
So we give up something for Millie Beasley, and we just re signed him next year, right? It helps.
But the problem is, is that the philosophy that we've been going after and this is a problem I have with Scott Perry.
Remember, you said that he wanted to get more athletic, Um, that last year with, ah, what's his vindicate me? Yeah, well, not last year.
KP was on the Kali.
You looked at the team and said, We want to get more athletic.
Well, we've got more on what? The issue is more athletic, but he's dumb, A s*** that gets athletic, and I still can't understand.
Why is Bobby Porter's getting minutes? Because I could justify Kevin knocks at times because I see something that I'm trying to build in him.
I cannot justify Bobby Portis.
Man gave me the world kills Mac and cheese.
It kills when you get you.
The only has when you don't have a vision and you don't have a culture, you don't have a foundation toe like Legos.
When you don't have places where you could fit the pieces and say, Oh, I have a building, this is what you get.
You get a guy saying we need to get more athletic, Okay? In what sense? More athletic and rebounding, more athletic from the from the guard position, more athletic from shooting guard to go to move around, move around, Picks us up.
What do you mean, athletic? This is Steve Mills for you.
Mill Street is a guy who does not know basketball.
And they say things like, We need to get out more, I think because we have too many smart guys who to so many when you get when you get the team and you have the clay come up with the plan, what is? Our game starts only 1/2 court team.
Are we gonna plant it down or we're gonna operate from the post? Are we gonna run and gun then? That's when you say I'm the athleticism at the two guard.
But I need my idea. A rim protector.
I need a 500 protect.
Write that stuff like that.
We don't have these plants.
It's stupid. And Scott carried.
Let's be honest, he's ruinous career by just being the brainchild of saying all right, New spy says you'll get me this and he gets a mess.
Like oh, these guys now, now they're trying to trade guys away Like D.
Who we know has no trade value we know what his guys tree value picks like you said to get a move.
Beasley, who might be a building some because right now, a lot of Jim and the Denver Nuggets, they just have to face it, Really playing like that head case.
I've never heard the bad thing about him.
Is that what this averages this season? I think Itwas 11 points, 10 points points.
I gotta check by, like, a while ago, I got, like, a leg injury or something like that.
So I kind of kept him silent.
But it was the first time Pay, I think right now is this.
The Denver just is just to get a larger thanks here.
See it open thing to like, where we're in a position where we have cap space.
Especially if we let some of these guys go where we could just poach other teams.
Um, players that can't play.
Um, and they're more like tongues.
I think I just mentioned in the chat.
Um, who's shooting? Well, we could try to poach those guys.
It's gonna ***** about a way to get started.
Cut you off in league B C's and at some 0.4 points.
9 Assists, 34 games.
9% from field goal.
38% from green, 90% for the free throw.
So he's a shooter shooting.
I mean, he's a He's a parting shot at all.
But you helped Denver down in the playoffs last year.
It's just it's just trying to find the right guys.
And then sometimes it's just getting guys who've been developed my other team teams because we're not developing in house properly.
Like the thing with Tim Hardaway Jr Like I'm not saying he was a great player, anything, right? And I could actually make the argument that he developed for in Atlanta than ever here in New York.
He's playing. He's playing well in Dallas.
Yeah, let's This is too.
I want this to root.
Uh, just real quick for about a minute.
Ah, what a Big Lee has for some of the, um just some latest news at the trade deadline.
Of course we're gonna talk about Malik Monk.
For me, Malik Monk is a huge no.
I see no purpose and reason behind the leak Monk again.
You know we're chasing that somebody that has, you know, hasn't been successful and its previous stop, and you're expecting them to now come to be successful with you and, like GMO saying with no kind of system or anything like that to really support these guys.
So But let's let's listen in exactly two weeks from the India trade deadline, what are you hearing us? Faras Any new names? The Knicks get targeted? A couple of names here.
One is Malik Monk with Charlotte, the young shooting guard.
And I'm told that people with the Knicks do see Monk as a potential trade target.
And he kind of fits the profile of that.
This Knicks team, the front office has gone after in recent seasons.
The player that was drafted highly, that hasn't really worked out and his first stop.
They see Monk players like Monk.
That's kind of a reclamation project of sorts.
And, you know, I'm sure there's gonna be conversations head as we get closer to the deadline.
The other name to throw out there is Andre Drummond.
The Knicks and the Pistons had been in touch about a potential drum and trade, but I think the holdup there is people in touch with the Knicks.
Don't see them as willing to part with any of their top young players or any future first round picks.
And that's what Detroit is looking for in return for Drummond.
So I think that's gonna be a big hang up there for any Knick fan that's looking for this team to land Andre Drummond.
So they, you know, you hear right there that Nick's not looking to give up many young players or give up any first round draft picks, Which means, you know, if you're expecting any big trades, don't expect it because the Knicks are gonna be giving up anything like that.
Um, so there it is.
You know that right now from me badly, that's anybody from s and white TV.
You don't follow even begging on Twitter.
Make sure you go following and beg me on Twitter and all that kind of stuff, all right, because you know he's a good source for next news.
Let me get you a couple of phone calls and I will come back to the check and get up out of here.
You're live another. But Nick's was popping.
I'm telling man.
How you feeling? My money ran.
I'm better off the ledge now, man.
Don't do it, man.
The Knicks not worth it.
Back up. Off a ledge. Broke.
I mean, I don't know.
You know, I don't know what the I don't I don't know what's going on with the next.
What do you guys trying to do? You know what I'm saying? Um oh, no, man.
Where you at with him? Where you at with the whole Melich Monk? Dean were manic monk.
I mean, what's the purpose of it? There's no I'm frustrated.
You read that? You just read the report not so long ago about they expect the playoffs.
And then they told the families want another thing, and then I know you.
You've seen the The thing was Steve stout rate.
Oh, yeah, I want to talk about that too.
I'm not happy with that.
I'm not happy with, you know, they're taking the fan base as idiots, You know, that is disrespectful.
At this point, I'm I'm I'm better.
I don't want to have one foot out the door.
They think they think we're dumb like today in today's world, like the fans are more in tune than ever.
We re be loves was going on and they're trying to take its tree. Idiot.
Oh, I can't remember exactly with the court work, but it was something Tore the line as they're gonna They're gonna come regardless.
We've got a good another moment you got.
I mean, I really don't like, you know, just speaking in that thing right there with ah, Steve Stout taking over, not not taken over but trying to help rebrand the Knicks.
It's something that I really don't like, you know? I mean, and I'm gonna get to it right now.
I'm looking for right now.
God, I got was that there was a calling.
I was really upset about, um he said here it is.
He said winning This is Steve Stout.
Now, this is what's going on.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven't read of the Knicks are going to partner or work with or they've hired a company translation which is owned by, uh, hip hop.
Hey, pop producer, whatever he is executive producer hit Pop do Steve stop right, and this is what he said, He said winning cures a lot of problems.
Great marketing and exciting entertainment cures all problems.
You say the brand has to be strong regardless of the final score, when people are hopeful that things are going to be better and it brings excitement all of a sudden, that becomes a brand that becomes the brand.
Jenna like that, right? Well, he says winning cures a lot of problems, but great marketing and exciting entertainment cures all problems.
I'm not feeling that at all.
You know, saying bottom line, the winning needs to be what cures.
The problem's not marketing and entertainment.
Exactly what they're trying to say is basically, as long as we feed you the B s and you valiant, sweet, we're good, We're side.
We're still gonna make money.
It is not about We're not necessarily worrying about wins right now.
We're hearing about making profit off for a week for what we have, because our brand is so big and so popular that we're focusing on that first instead off the winning.
And if that's the case, then you're gonna be looking real bad because everybody's gonna start looking at Brooklyn.
And to be honest, I've been catching myself looking at Brooklyn game because they've been more kind of more entertaining and more.
I'd rather your game where I know there's going to be competition rather than this team losing their focus.
They're not focusing on the U all of our all of our everybody wants to make.
Look, everybody's making these trade predictions.
None of my guys have value the Foreign Office promise Dennis Smith Jr that they were going to trade him, they were gonna trade him and find a team for him.
Look how long it's been and they haven't been able to do that.
You know why? Because they haven't been able to find a team that's gonna get them what they want in return, because I have no value known about place.
I Bradley think about it.
The only place that family was more you can't move tree because trees on the bench he has no rhythm right now.
So tree is looking like he might walk out the door because I don't see him wanted to re sign with the mix.
So anybody that that the Knicks, I thought that they could move for? It's not gonna move.
They're not gonna be able to move him.
Hey, nobody I'm telling you.
It looks like they can't move anybody.
So only where they could move any player is if they take back a bad contract.
If not, they're gonna have to be signed them, or they're gonna end the walking.
That's the only gold I don't know.
That's why Would you think about that? I mean, if they expect to bring back a first round draft pick, then they'll have to take back of the contracts.
Everything you're saying? Um, off course.
But that's what they That's what they've been saying.
They've been saying that they don't want to take back their expectations.
They don't want no back.
They don't want to take back no back contracts.
They want Hi, Dr Picks.
And they want you promising talent.
How are you gonna get that with the roster that we have? Yeah.
I mean, I mean fear.
Also, what I'm saying is, you know, like like people talking about Marcus Morris contending team right now, besides Morris, Right? But that's what I'm saying.
People told him I had more stuff like that value.
If you trade with a concerning team because the other teams that are bottom dwellers or in the middle of the pack, the only way they make those trades is if we take back up back contract and the mixer that they don't want to do that.
But you don't know something Championship level teams is gonna be the same way.
Even somebody championship level teams is gonna be the same way where, you know, they're like Well, yeah, we were like Marcus Morris.
But if you want a first round draft pick, you gotta take back some salary.
Maybe the Clippers.
We did Look at it.
You know that one day, maybe the Clippers would be willing t do a move.
I don't know what I don't know, man.
Hey, I appreciate your car, old man, because I'm going back to back like, Oh, young traveller, the traffic baby.
But I'm talking about everybody else besides Morris.
That's what anybody else besides Morris may be deported because I read his name a floating around.
But besides those two, you're really not getting back anything.
You really not get him back.
Anything with value.
Hey, I was in front of Mrs Trash I don't a man.
I appreciate the call when we get up out of here, and I'm gonna try to take another call or two on the end of my rock.
So, you know, I'm gonna go over this little wrap this game preview before I get up out of here.
You know, for those who just joined us and didn't get a chance to go through what? I'm going through a real quick.
Um, let me get to this call caller.
You're live without the, but next, what's popping? Hey, man, I should take about Coleman die.
It's going to just two things, You know, you're getting off real quick, this belief love thing.
We need another 63 shooting guard.
We need another guy from Kentucky who hasn't developed as he got to the league.
I don't understand the kid, kid guard, nobody.
He doesn't have any length.
He's supposed to be a score.
He can't score and, you know, way Talk about development plays with my goodness.
Gracious amount to what you have to give up for Monk.
But I gotta be honest with you.
I don't know what with another undersized shooting guard is a crate that's crazy to me.
I don't know what they're thinking.
I don't even know why they would let that leak out.
They should be embarrassed by that.
Yeah, I don't Yeah, I don't know what you know what to think, what this is you know, And they have in Paris Calipari height job.
You know, I mean, you know, I'm just tired of kissing Kentucky, these one and done.
And I know he was all sec his freshman year, but if he wasn't ready to come out, you know, another kid who just wasn't ready, And now we're gonna we're gonna take him on.
Uh, it says one of the poor people in the chat said it best that we could take everybody who didn't work out in the 17 draft.
It was crazy that I can't I can't let this get leaked out.
They should be embarrassed.
And I don't know, man.
And listen, you know, sometimes the next strike me as and I know I don't want people to jump on my back for this, but I must say, Right, um, when you look at well, you look at any woman from the West tested nix super talented.
Got all the jump bunnies in the world.
Could do all of that.
I watched the West Justin explain this.
Players on that team that are more effective and Kenny will win, right? Um, I wonder, you know, people know about Kenny won't because of the highlights that we're on Yes, began and all that kind of stuff.
When you go watch and play, you know, he has his moments where he's very energetic and get up and down the floor and he can scrap it.
Sc**** me, do those kind of things.
And obviously he can block shots, right? But there's other players on the team that are definitely more effective than, um, think any woman.
I'm just I'm just gonna be honest with you right there are.
If you go watch it Westchester Knicks game, you'll see that there are players that are more effective than can.
You won't right, but it makes me wonder.
Do the Knicks do things because they like I feel like the Kenny won't signing honestly was because, you know, he was on ESPN.
His name was out there popular so that Nick's like, let's sign on so that we can get the fan base excited, right? So that we can give the fans something to look forward.
So we're not having a good season.
This would be somebody, um, that the fans will look forward to to come in and see him play.
I wanted you might you might not be wrong.
Listen, you referenced the Steve stop thing.
You know, that's not, you know, So maybe that's how they thinking.
I mean, what's the style good do we're gonna have What the Hell's kitchen next on our jerseys, like the where they got in Brooklyn with the Bed Stuy thing or whatever.
Like, I don't know.
I mean, we're traditional franchise.
We aren't original, eh? NBA franchise.
We don't need to be having crazy jerseys and crazy colors with Nick's.
It's like the you know, we'll have that type of pedigree.
But you know me.
As far as history is concerned, we have history.
We don't need to be doing.
I'm I'm just I'm just I don't know what's going on.
The Knicks under microscope in the way of the teams are I.
I saw your last call talking about the Nets Let's be honest about the Nets for a second.
I'm not here to hate on the Nets, but they lost below.
They let him go. They brought in, They brought in.
Um, obviously Durant, they brought in Irving.
But let's be honest, they're not having a good season as they had last year.
And you want to see why? I don't know.
I mean, they lost the low and they have Tyree, how come they're not doing this? Was a really a baby was a flash in the pan the second half of last year? I don't know, but can you imagine if that was the Knicks? Yes, it would be blow going crazy.
And you know the fans to go crazy.
And, you know, I listen, I don't know what the answer is.
I really don't wanna be there Sunday night.
I don't know what the answer is, but you know, every time when I look at the team I say to myself from Not when I try to be an optimist, I say to myself, Okay, we have cap space way.
Don't have any bad contract.
We have at least I say two and 1/2 pieces.
Think Mitch and the nausea to pieces and knocked half a piece.
You know, um, so that's why I'm optimistic.
I think this is a good job for, ah, potential president to come in here or GM to come in with, but my negatives side of it is I am just concerned that we can't develop talent and, you know, I'm not trying to hit on Scott Perry.
But Mills is a problem, so I don't know what the answer is.
But I tell you, when I him a leak monk, when I hear about Steve spats out in the last 72 hours, it makes me a lot less excited.
The Sunday I think you might have a very nice thank you. Thank you.
And, you know, and it makes me wonder, right? Like like my man said.
Why would you even let that float out there that you're interested in? Milic Monk? No way.
You know what our roster is like? We got a bunch of guys that's already his size, and we got a bunch of Millet monks on the team already.
Maybe you know, the Knicks are they put it out.
You know what? We'll let this leak out there.
Let's see what the fans think the fans don't like.
It will step away.
The fans like it.
Maybe we'll go ahead and you know, we're trying.
We're trying to trade something, inform you.
Get the fans excited to see Malik Mark, because when you're having a season like you have in the next 12 and 33 all right, define it.
They want to find ways to make sure that the fans continue to come to the Garden the way to do it.
Knicks, New York Knicks.
The way to do it is by winning.
That's the way to do it.
Ah, a survey with the Knicks a while back, Maybe maybe eight months ago, something I don't know and part of the survey.
The lady asks me what would make sure that the Knicks fans come to the guard? What would keep attendance up? I just told I said, winning.
That's that's, you know, these things you could do.
You could have good fan engagement and all that kind of stuff.
Winning is going to be, That's it.
You gotta win, or if you don't win, put a decent product on the floor.
You know, saying put a decent product out there, you know? But I do get afraid, not afraid.
But I do think that the Knicks pay attention to the boards and pay attention to what's happening was being set out there.
And sometimes they make decisions based on that.
I really felt like Fizdale did that a lot, you know, made decisions based on what was happening, what the fans were saying and those type of things, you know, maybe it is what it is, man.
Ladies and gentlemen, coming down to the end of the show for those who were not here.
I want to give you a quick run down.
You know what we talked about earlier? As far as this game tomorrow versus the so Ronald Raptor s.
So you know, let's get back into it real quick ing.
Well, that should go ahead and get on with your night tomorrow, then explain the Toronto Raptors at home, 7 30 at Madison Square Garden.
All right, song your local television station on MSG and get it on image G go.
It's on ESPN New York 98.5.
Head coach for the Knicks is Mike Miller, the projected starters for the Nixon Elford paying Reggie Bullock, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle Tides, Gipson RG.
Better still out with an ankle injury, but it's Ronald Raptor.
Two head coaches. Nick Nurse.
Start. It's a Fred Van Fleet car. Larry O.
J and an O B mascot.
See, aka Marcus Oh injury report for the Toronto Raptors.
Patrick calls out with nose or shaper said.
He's a game time decision and Juan Hernandez has an ankle.
He's out with an ankle.
All right, let's take a look at team comparison.
The next 12 and 33 on the season.
On a one game losing streak, they average 104 points per game.
Their opponents averaged 112 points per game.
The Knicks average 43.
3% from the field, where they shoot 43.
3% from the field.
8% from three right there, grabbing 46.
Be gained 21.1 assistant.
14 turnovers of the game.
They're all friends of rating is 103.
That's 28th in the league and that defensive ratings 1 12 point to as 24th in the league.
That Toronto Raptors.
That 30 and 14 on this season all right there on a five game win streak.
Ladies and gentlemen.
During a five game win streak, points per game, the average 111.
9 points per game to shooting one or 5.9%.
Their opponents are average 105.
9 points beginning, so they went by average six points per game.
They're shooting 45.
3% from the field.
He's shooting 37.
The average 46 rebounds per game.
5 assists per game in Ava's 14.
8 turnovers per game.
The offensive Rainey is 1 10.
1 Esther teeth in the league, and their defense of rating is one of 4.
1 that second in the league.
Ladies and gentlemen, all right, let's take a look at what these teams been doing The last five games is the next Defense has actually been pretty good last five games, although their record is one at four.
The defense has been pretty good over the last five games.
It makes the average in 97 points per game.
Their opponents are absent 105.
We'll talk about that in many 105 points per game.
That's pretty good.
That's pretty good defense.
The next shooting.
8% from the field, 31% from three.
Their average of 46.
6 rebounds per game.
6 assists per game and 14 turnovers per game.
The offensive rating's 97.
8 study within the league, 97.8.
This is in the last five games.
The defense of rating is one of 6.
1 that's actually seventh in the league.
So let's talk about the Knicks defense over the last five games, Ladies and gentlemen.
For the last five games, the Knicks defense of Rain is one of 6.
7 that's seventh in the league, their opponents scoring 105 points per game.
That stone in the league appoints field goal percentage is 44.2.
That's also third in the league.
Our opponents assists 23.
46 per game that's 10th in the league.
Let's talk about that one more time.
Check out the Knicks defense.
Over the last five games, the defense of rating is 106.7.
That's seventh in the league.
Opponents are scoring Ah 105 points per game.
That's the third lowest in the league opponents.
Field goal percentage is 44.2.
That's third lowest in the league.
An appointment Opponent.
System Assess Pro game.
Guess what? That's 10 flows in the lead.
So the next to play some good defense recently, ladies and gentlemen.
Recently, we'll see if they can continue.
As for the Raptors, they're five, you know.
In the last five games, the average 124.
2 points per game, that giving up 111.
2 points per game.
They're shooting 51.
5% in the field in 42.
They're grabbing 43.4 rebounds.
Became That's a little bit down, but it might be because they're shooting well, so there's less offensive rebounds to go around.
The average is 29 assists at 15.
6 turnovers per game.
All offensive rating and over the last five games is 1 18.
3 that stood in the league, and their defense of rating is one of 5.
5 that's fourth in the league.
Ladies and gentlemen, playing a very good team, especially over the last five games.
Keep match up past Garcia.
Come in Julius Randle past Kasey Atacms 69 to 30 23.
5 points per game, seven points, seven rebounds for game.
5 assists in one steal.
The All Stars averaging 45.
4% from the field.
And he's shooting 36.7% from three.
Julius Randle. He's 68 to 50.
He wanted to be an All Star.
This year's not happening.
He's averaged 18.
8 points per game, 9.
2 rebounds per game, 83.
3 assists and just under one steel per game is he shoots 44.
8% from the field in 28.
But here's the area, Ladies and gentlemen, that I'm really concerned this match up here, the backcourt match up.
I'm concerned about this.
I'm really concerned about the backcourt.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Raptors.
They have a combined scoring Fred Vanvleet and and, uh, Carl Larry.
5 points per game, 8.
4 rebounds, beginning 14.
3 assists per game and 3.
2 steals per game.
All right together combined.
They're shooting 40.
7% on the field, 37.
5% from three, right? This is a tough back backcourt.
Is it some backcourt, this small? Six foot 61? But they're small.
The Knicks, You know, we got some defense of guys back there that could play some good place of decent defense.
But we can't score for nothing.
Help pay. Ah, Alfa paying and Reggie.
Book combined averaged 18.
5 points per game, six rebounds, 7.
9 steals per game is shooting 41.
4% for the feeling, 26.
We got to deal with those two guys over there.
Now the game might be a little bit different.
The last time we played him, we didn't have those two guys playing defense on the other two guys.
We have Reggie booking, overpaying, playing defense on Fred Vanvleet and Carl Larry.
So let's see how that works out.
We're gonna need our backcourt to play some defense keys to the game.
Ladies and gentlemen, one this place and disciplined defense.
This is a team that has a balanced scoring, a lot of balanced scoring.
They move the basketball, they cut, They passed.
Well, the average 29 assists per game in the last five games.
The offense is on fire.
We're gonna play some discipline defense.
We gotta defend it.
The last time we played him, they shot 51% against us.
We're not gonna win.
We won't be close if we allow them to shoot 51% in wrong night.
We gotta defend Colin.
We just talked about it, right? Those two guys, I feel that their backcourt is gonna really dominate our backcourt, and it's gonna be a problem.
They may not be big with this.
Smart, the crafty we do have some size against him in the back court, so we gotta use our biggest size against Carla Front now.
Reggie Bullock overpaid.
Neither one I'm gonna be posting up.
But that doesn't You don't have to just post up to use your size.
You can use your side's going to the basket as well.
Spacing, ladies and gentlemen.
Spacing, spacing, spacing.
You've been getting in trouble with our spacing lately.
The last two last two games down the stretch.
We really got in trouble with our spacing, not spacing.
Well, Julie scrambled dribble the ball out of bounds because he didn't get away.
Mitchell Robinson could set a screen for Marcus Moors.
Julius Randle gets the inbound from ever playing against the Lakers.
Overpaying, admits Robinson, kind of standing down under the basket.
No space for Julius Randle to go.
And then Julius Randle, Seeing that there's no space, doesn't kick the ball back out.
He goes anyway, into the crowd spacing.
We need good spacing, discipline, ball movement and man movement.
Ladies and gentlemen, we need there any game, every game.
But I'll tell you right now, we get stuck against these guys playing this one on one.
Basketball will be trouble.
I can guarantee that that's not what we want.
We don't want to be playing one on one basketball against these guys.
Is there a good defensive team.
One of top defensive teams in the league.
Ladies and gentlemen, that's that's it for me.
That's it for me.
I do apologize that if the video got off a little bit, this sound got off a little bit.
I think my computer is cold or something like that.
I probably needed to restart it before before I got on.
So if the sound is a little bit messed up, just it is not sinking up with the video.
The next one will be better, I promise you, cause I will be on tomorrow night.
We'll be on small night.
But, ladies, gentlemen, I'm ahead about ahead because it's midnight and I got to get up early.
I got some things I gotta do.
I appreciate you guys being all with me, though.
Appreciate you guys being on with me.
I will see you tomorrow after the game.
Hopefully, we got some interesting stuff to talk about.
May, ladies, gentlemen, I'm out of here.
I will see you guys tomorrow.
Ladies and gentlemen, don't