What is popping? We just having a conversation in here because, well, let me tell you the story.
This man Isaiah, you guys know he came to my house last weekend.
Decided he was gonna cook for the family, which was a very gracious whatever you want to call it.
Whatever the word is, I can't think of a call night gift.
Yeah, he almost burnt down my house, though.
No, no, no, no, no.
You d almost burnt down the house.
Isaiah almost burnt down the house, Isaiah.
Well, let me tell the story then.
You can tell you you could tell you you're gonna be Oh, let me start and you can tell your lives.
Eso so bone we out.
You know, we're slaving out there, and I don't want to use the word slavery working hard out there in the sun.
You know what I'm saying is sweating this net.
You know, uh, Isaiah, he claims toe wake up early in the morning.
You wake up another should be quiet Way Got six oclock in the morning.
I wake up six oclock in the morning every day.
So, yeah, I'm gonna I'm gonna get up in the morning.
And I'm a season up to chicken.
And then then I'll be ready. I'll be ready to go.
You know, finish the court. Do what we gotta do.
Let me say we had to be the court at 10.
I wake up, I co I goto.
Whereas a is 9 15 I say is knocked out, right, knock down like, Oh, I'm like, God, don't You got up early your date.
I went back to sleep.
It was like, Did you season the chicken? No.
What? Right? No.
So he didn't get Maybe he got up, went to the bare form with Betsy.
So maybe counts down is waking up.
So that's the first thing.
So, you know, we go out, we do the court, we do all that kind of stuff.
You're saying he's want a court soccer body needs knee pads because, you know, you need to know that kind of stuff.
You know what I'm saying? So we get back.
Hey, starts cooking a chicken.
All right. School gonna chicken up. Right.
And while it's cooking.
My house just starts getting cloudy.
And I'm like, Why is my house getting cloudy? Right, And, you know, is going is going.
It would smell of good activity was going to going next to you know, the whole house you can't see in the house, right? The house.
I gotta We gotta open up all the windows before we get smoke inhalation, disease or whatever you wanna call it? You know, waking the whole house, The whole house is just gray my my long balls off, and I don't have a quiet along.
Like all my neighbors can hear.
My alarm is loud.
Saying the alarm goes off is going allow that people call my, you know, security system to make sure everything's all right.
I have an alarm.
I've been living in his house since 2000 and six.
This alarm Andy has never, ever, ever went off, ever.
I'm not even sure this alarm works for real.
But there was so much smoke, it had no choice.
But the work, I think the batteries are dead.
If I go check it right now, light a match to it right now and will not go off.
But there was so much smoke in the house from Isaiah that this alarm went off an alarm that has not going off ever.
Probably I've been living here since 2006.
That's 14 years and it's never went off.
Almost burnt down the house because he he put he put it on 405 100 degrees.
He's baking the chicken on 500 degrees.
Bake it off 500 degrees, right when he puts it in the up.
And you know you got the racks in the oven, right? You know, I'm saying so you're supposed to move the rack, so it fits nicely.
I look in the oven and the top rack is laying on top of the chicken.
I'm like I said, you gotta move the rug.
So that is not touching the chicken.
What are you doing? Oh, I mean, the recipe said the recipe told you to put the right on top of the chicken, please.
Mail was burnt down the house way had the chicken.
We had to eat the chicken with masks on way.
Didn't breathe in so much smoke.
But I will say it was very good.
It was very good.
I gotta give Now is very good.
I don't Okay is not bad.
When you get down here, you are not allowed in the kitchen.
I'm just telling you that right down when you get there, you welcome.
You know you're my man.
50 grand, but you can even buy.
Hey, you ready for the world budget? Oh boy.
OK, what's the word? That is the real version.
But go ahead. Look, I won't go.
That father and afternoon I will go.
I didn't wake up at, like, six or seven.
Stop way! Yeah, I'm not gonna interrupt.
Listen, say somebody panel house.
I was in the guest room like Stedman it.
He was in the studio.
I wasn't against no studio.
People he has imagined has a Muslim buddy.
But you know what I mean.
We were at Home Depot buying the pain and somebody for the food Islam stopped by was like, you know, fair Khan is speaking on July 44 Yeah.
You know, we talked about getting a great kiss.
Everybody kids since Reagan.
Every time I was it was given some money.
They were like you said we got We got a thing you got to come to this morning.
He like I got your brother.
I got your brother.
You know, everybody treats and simpering.
I had no idea what he's doing.
So by taking a story to tell your story Rope urged rule.
I walk about five o'clock.
Listen, I Did I go back to sleep? Yes.
I didn't go that mislead.
I use the bathroom.
I would obviously I So it's It's troubling That 45 ish way was supposed to be at the court at 10 o'clock.
It takes about 10 minutes to get from my house to the court.
Right? We did because I had the wake.
I stay up late. I'm sitting.
Me and my daughter was sitting at a table waiting for eyes, their eyes, not five.
We are going to be late.
We're supposed to be supposed to be at the court.
Okay, lets say, Andy, you unlearn something, we get to America Black in Bali, but so no, Look, OK, Yeah.
I got the Andy like Eddie and never seen a black person before, but You know what he told me? Are gonna simple? No, I sees them. Chicken.
I got ready and went to the court behind you, You know, sit.
I listen, Simpson is gonna be 30 people out there.
Community will come together.
No, I said it was going to be 15 people out there.
Wait, we have a right.
And we had two of that was doing the work.
And guess who's one of them? Oh, no, no, no, Man is this.
People come here, talk Knicks, me.
It was recalling the logo that wasn't doing the work.
I do. Other work.
It was the bullet, right? So I we do the court.
Okay? I did mention to me past I don't believe the burn up mentally pads.
I actually loath.
I told us in a family, you know, because you know, he you know, he let me stay.
I book in the house, but he let me stay, you know? So I cook with it.
I cook for the kids dogs I could for everybody.
The recipe said 500 degrees.
I followed rescue.
That's the kind of person I am.
You know, I put it in up.
I didn't take the back off.
No, because I wanted a little trouble taking up Snowflake one.
So, look, it started smoking up.
So that's where Castillo just said, If you want to keep quiet, just mention his wife.
Let's talk about the Knicks, man, because I say is lying.
So just talk about today.
I think this is sort of not coming back because you always want a twisty story way.
Doing what? I don't know.
He looked glad of a warrior.
I like you to go fight some time to go.
Are so you know, it's Thistle indicated this is indicated best.
So you just have.
Anyway, look, the New York Knicks.
It is not a lot of New York Knicks news where we're gonna talk about whatever we could talk about it anyway.
Maybe we'll get back to some more stories.
I got a whole lot of stories I could tell you about someone you don't want me to tell.
But, you know, I gotta tell you, I ain't gonna Teoh.
So apparently the n B. A.
Is considering having a Chicago bubble in September, right? For voluntary mini camp slash scrimmages games, stuff like that.
Uh, and they had a conference call and the only team that was not on the conference call with New York Knicks.
Instead of being on the conference call, they interview Jason Kidd and will Hardy tour there? 11 candidates.
Eso first, let's talk about this whole thing.
Um, with a Chicago bubble, you know where teams can go, have many camps, scrimmages, games, whatever they're gonna have.
First of all, I don't think they should be out there.
You know, this whole thing already is just a mess.
I'm saying you got now in L.
They had to shut down the Clippers practice facility because Colbert 19 I don't know whether they can Miami Miami also.
Well, if this is gonna work, I'm gonna be ruled, she said.
I wouldn't be surprised in the next couple of weeks of we hear that the NBA's canceled because what's going on right now? This is just like you said.
This is a complete mess.
Like, you know, we have what now It's 18 25 players.
Well, Kobe, I mean, are we just waiting for LeBron James to get it.
Predict you got Please. I don't want to play because of a protest.
Yeah, players that, you know, like Bradley Bill.
Situation where? No, not Bradley.
Bill off everybody where his kid is no sick.
So he doesn't want to go.
I mean, this is just not It's just way.
We all understand.
The bottom line is, they need they need that make their promises to the TV people for the deal, but this is getting ridiculous.
Like like, you know, it is gonna take this.
Gonna take LeBron James getting the virus first.
Little Okay, you can see that.
We just lost our number one ticket.
This is just getting crazy, man.
And, you know, I see some people like trying to kill the next because they didn't want to do it because they don't have a head coach.
I mean, e I mean, this is it's stupid right now, So this is, um I seen I seen some.
I didn't see ESPN, which is actually shocking.
I didn't see it here, but I don't literally for my you know, people.
People report about it, and it was like the only team that didn't want to do it was the Knicks.
And you have people that comment on it, saying this is the next in order, but it doesn't make some, because why would you agreed? It's under where you don't have a head coach.
We don't have a course to go out there and you're this stuff.
We don't know what we're gonna be.
There is just it just Well, I mean, it's far is that the Knicks would, if Leon roles is correct, or, you know, if he's true to his world.
He said that the Knicks have a head coach hired by the end of July.
But even if they didn't, they would just use Mike Miller.
He's still the interim head coach.
They would just use my Miller.
And just because the Knicks didn't participate on a call, I don't think that means that they are totally that they're against playing in Chicago.
I don't think it is that it's just it, you know.
Of course, the media is gonna, you know, bleach.
So I don't know if it was on ESPN, but bleacher report Whoever else it's gonna be here.
The only people that wasn't caused the Knicks course they're gonna do that.
You know what I mean? Um, I don't know if it means that they don't want to be there.
I don't know if I would at this point, though, Honestly, if I'm one of the players from any of the players of the New York Knicks or any of the teams that they call, you know, the delete eight from any of the delete eight.
Why, really why? I mean, I understand that the teams, you know wanna try to help keep these guys in shape and stuff like that.
Um, but why take the chase? Yeah, get about 18 as opposed to maybe practice in at your facility and, you know, saying isolated, you know, staying out of the wood in the d chance that somebody on your staff when the players of the families wind up getting Corbett 19 just by going to another city instead of saying isolated in a place that you are.
I mean, I understand it from that standpoint, But there's also another standpoint, too, though, that that as long as other teams are playing at a high level of competition against other teams, it makes those other 22 teams sharper as opposed to the elite eight sitting around and practicing against themselves so I could see it from both sides.
I just wouldn't risk it in terms of health.
Because Cove in 19 has seen a sharp spike in cases and deaths and 40 states, 80% of the states in the nation have seen spikes in the amount of Kobe 19 cases.
So why so why go to a city like the outside of where you are just to, you know, of the, you know, stay stay sharp competitively when you know they're the Internet pandemic going on and tells me about that c b A. Contracts.
They had nothing in place for force majeure or what they call my extreme events, right? Right.
They have to bake that into next.
He's especially with MBIA contracts, because this is really embarrassing.
Where I think that really started spending money on the second bubble.
I see somebody say that I don't destroy not sending the comments.
They said it's going $150 million.
Hundreds of Chicago is what it is 1.
5 to keep it today.
So So take that If you don't get sick, who is a liability on would be on the N B A would be on a TV station, so forcing, or but it is definitely gonna be on TV is not going to be on the TV stations, but players.
The players there is extra insurance.
So they worked out so that the players have some extra insurance.
Eso that if they don't get sick or anything like that happens.
You know that insurance covers them financially.
What money On that? This will be a ish.
I'm not gonna curse.
But in this show, if one of their loved ones die, I wanted it along that he's gonna go out the window like, Yeah, of course, Ari.
No, I was just saying Yeah, of course.
No, it don't matter how much insurance of money or whatever if one of the players or one of the players brings it home to a loved one.
And the loved ones Pat Love.
You know, the loved one passes away none.
And nothing else matters.
I may look it, but look, a car, right? Yeah. Yeah.
And is there something players coming back? Right? This might sound like conjecture, but the mental state I wish you'd alliance players or even because we don't need to talk about car into town something other role players have.
Family members have passed under the barter Stop don't Do, said seven of you know seven people who've got, like, seven people cope saying.
Died out all family members.
I you know, seven people.
I believe we say, I'm just saying that such an extreme number let's move that their heads might not be into basketball whatsoever.
You know, they come back, you clean this half a championship for nothing and you have another son.
I think they should have used that bubble.
With the prospects for two, maybe three weeks being get these prospects back into the shape you're gonna have.
Ah Chu scouting combine that will actually bring you some numbers because I would like to watch the n B A scouting NFL scout camp on.
You gotta combine where guys are playing one on 15 on five.
These college prostates, you know, maybe they're against something saying issues also relate to them as well, but I think them China forces that I mean every other day we're hearing about cases off these players catching Kobe, and now they might possibly range in Orlando.
You said they might wear what rings like these rings that tracked their health and my track and they come out the bubble.
I make up my all of this.
Just It's just it is is just ridiculous.
Are you saying only 80 yard thing to say, brother? I know.
For me, it's stupid from the beginning to even, you know, start the bubble league.
I would rather cancel the season and started to see the new season earlier.
You know, trying to figure it out to work earlier, not in January or they're starting.
Try and starting December 1st, right? I don't think that's gonna happen if we're gonna have, you know, first games of the bubble league postponed.
So, no, I rather go that route.
And I think that would be better for the money situation for for the India and the players and everyone around, So, yeah.
This whole thing is going to be crazy.
But July 31st that's when they start for that's when they start.
So you know, we'll see how this whole thing is gonna work, man.
No, no, I I I just feel like something as if we haven't had enough happened in 2020.
I feel like something is gonna happen when it did.
I feel like something's gonna I really hope that it doesn't.
But I feel like something is going to happen.
I'm telling you right now, Oh, I feel like it's is gonna take.
But Brian James, getting you know, way already were talked about it that as long as LeBron had the chances to win the ring, it's going to be on this Minuteman when he goes out of the players or something like that.
Forget about it.
It's done. It's a wrap.
Oh, way have to do that when you have your once in a lifetime.
If we were in the Jordan era, Michael Jordan would be the same into the same thing for Michael Jordan and Michael Jordan with around two years for, let me ask you, do you think if we weren't Jordan error with Michael Jordan play No. Yes.
Yeah, Michael Jordan, be both competitive athlete that any of us had ever seen yet Jordan is not a guy.
Michael Jordan once the plate.
Not to say that he's had a similar situation, but this is a guy again who could have thrown a hissy fit or whatever.
You know, if you take out the fact that some people believe he gets for gambling, whatever.
You spent two years to play baseball knowing **** well he was never gonna be good in baseball.
So it's not as if he time.
There's a precedent where you could actually do the opposite.
I mean, so I if this was like a national, what's the name in this? I know you can't you know.
I mean, now this is own physical health, and it's not something contagious.
Obviously, you've seen him play from injury itself.
You talk about something like this, you can about the great manipulator, serene about the great manipulated Gamow did.
Knicks were up 20 in a 93 playoff that Michael Jordan had a sprained wrist.
John stocks left at the ball with you.
I said his own way.
I said his own injury. He'll play.
Do I just said that you are listening, saying it's something that's contagious and it's a worldwide pandemic.
We don't have any presidency might be.
Generally do this.
But I said to his own injury, If you get if you can play with one arm and one leg yes, my job, do it.
He's a cycle like that cold. We will do it.
But a pandemic like this, Just somebody read to try to make himself better than someone else are.
You know someone Now that we agree? We agree.
Partly my point.
My point was when John Starks slept steps at the ball hitting motorists.
He got stocks kicked out of the game after the fact they would call the regular foul.
He went to the rest, said those stocks had the game.
They stocks at the game.
The Bulls won four straight and went on the winning third championship.
You know, you talk about a cat that's so competitive that he'll manipulate anything in order to win and to ask the question with Michael Jordan, play for a championship, Even if they was an international pandemic, I think we all know the answer to that.
She wanted out of speakers, moms that was getting paid $150 a week.
You know, this is Michael Jordan we talking about? Yeah, it was sold to the same thing that you just said.
So if you tell my competitive within the game, I don't think other place won't do that.
But if you're talking about this again, LeBron James averaged Wireless's do.
This is to be on my genius level, right? And 30 31 34 35 years old.
And his window was shrinking.
So we don't know.
The next time we will see a prime LeBron James.
So we need to see him and his prominent.
He's got, what, two years left on his Lakers deal.
So you're talking about this again with diminished N b A.
If Jordan did this, I would lose respect for joining in the same way to.
But Jordan is not LeBron James again.
You know, you said this.
Beverley said, Look, if LeBron James said, we playing, we playing 18 this animals makes its way.
He's saying that this is all being LeBron James was not pushing this.
This would not be going on right now.
LeBron James has a poll.
He could go on the media.
He's had people in the media.
This out this out mark a Valium a.
LeBron James is he's happy on the media.
When Urban brought up the whole protest, whatever he had people in the media, all the single, so called won't just a moment ago.
Urban's lead, and it's all kind urban.
The men himself, Justin T.
Push people to say you need to have a league again.
That Simon I look around James's yes, people, the media doing his bidding for So I'm just saying I'm not saying that might be joined as I have a competitive edge like that.
I don't think it's to that level where it shapes shameless but will be shameful.
Your garage And she knows you never be there.
But he starts off.
Oh, I don't know.
That may be the greatest of all times.
So you guys good within a chip in this? Would you guys like Yeah, man, this puts me up there with Bill.
So if you want a chip, we're 16 players last week, right? Or was it 26? 60 Got sick and another agents are another.
Ages got exposed revealed to have not only what is this? You know, madam, because once the name on a trophy, it's only ever no matter what your pictures put up, 26.
Oh, school is God is a God is a Oh, no, man again, man.
I just think it says this is just I don't like this in that old man Just in general with all this. Oh, no.
Manages at first I like, you know, I was excited to be back, but not like this said, This is too much.
You playing with your many people's health.
It's like like, you know, I think Gitmo said it over said it.
They clearly didn't put, you know, a disaster being in in the contracts.
And it's drawing right now because this is full of rust.
It feels money hungry, and it just Oh, no, not you can't predict the international pandemic.
I mean, the last one was 100 or so years ago with the Spanish flu, So it's not like they happened every 5 10 years where you have, you know, a disaster plan in place for international pandemic.
You don't think this is like once in a lifetime type situation where everybody is in a situation where things are predictable.
So you can't plan to make moves on something where you don't know how it affect society in general.
To me, if it's not fair to say that everybody was unprepared because we all are and we understand it is the reason why we have quarantined right now, but to move forward and unpredictable situation is reckless T ideas point to.
So, I mean, I understand what you're saying about about the fact that you know, moving forward, taking a gamble with people's lives just to make a few dollars, you know, saying is reckless.
But to say they weren't prepared, I think it's probably in there just because situations like this don't come along often enough for us to prepare for Yeah, yeah, I mean, I mean, but even if you would think that they have some type off disaster playing a crisis plan, you know, what would we do? Not that, you know, specifically, you know what the crisis would be.
But what would we do if we had to shut down mid season? Um, you know, what would we do? They will.
You can almost guarantee that They will definitely have that. Now.
You know what I'm saying? Um, you know, so Oh, you know, I don't know.
It's going to be is going to be crazy, but let's talk your next man.
Um, I got a cold here on the line, called you on a lie.
The black is your baby.
It was going on, man.
I just made a taking about the second bever that ended in Chicago, and I just think the idea is terrible.
I'm actually proud that extradite granted participated this because if they did, it's just singular.
Afraid similarly, is that they're going to get out of this.
No, I don't know if the Knicks do not want to participate in it.
Um, they just weren't part of the phone call.
They may still want to participate in it.
They just didn't send somebody to the phone call, so I don't know.
Yeah, that's interesting, because you know, I still standing my camera.
I don't feel there's nothing to gain for any of these genes.
In the second problem, this is gonna leave going to be, like, seven and eight games.
It's gonna be like Summit Li like.
It's not gonna help but drill for these players that it you get the same time.
I really understand.
The point is that I don't I don't know what the point.
I guess the only point is that the teams don't want the players to go so long without playing basketball against, ah, high level of competition.
I guess that would, you know, that's the main.
I guess that's the main benefit, right? You know, they don't want guys that just go, what, 789 months, you know, without playing any real basketball.
So but I don't know if I don't know, man.
I mean, you know, I understand that you want these guys to be in good shape and I get conditioning bread.
I just to me, it just to me doesn't make any sense.
It's like being concerned about your kids going to school.
Actually, you're concerned, but he's thinking school for one week and then sit out for another few months.
It's not gonna help them. Education, life.
I think the only thing I would say is that Leon roles will get a chance to maybe look at it.
Look at a couple of guys and more depth or anything.
Like there's something like that.
But a for the most part would be worthless.
Yeah, Yeah, I definitely agree.
Like I could understand.
Want to make sure your players in shape, you know, introduced ing wise.
It's really important.
But I don't think there's anything gained from having them play.
There's other ways to monitor.
If your guys are you following the diet or there condition you could send, you know, teams scrap over to their place and maybe secure practice, please.
But I'll tell you that I don't see the any purpose.
Yeah, I agree with you met.
I won't agree with you 100%.
I appreciate the call button here is complete.
I will go with May.
I don't know, guys, but let's talk Knicks, man.
Anybody you know anything? Anyone anybody want to bring up? I have no big freeze.
You got something he wanted to say? So big freeze.
You get on mute yourself, man.
You gotta let her rip broke.
I know you've got something that you want to save Me Are mad, mad a met.
I cannot believe these.
These Knicks fans that the ones that say they've been fans for a long time are how down they are on Kevin Knox and the meat is absurd and ludicrous for them.
To even some of the arguments that you hear people say in defense of Kevin Knox, being the bus, I mean, is desperate.
It's almost like when when I first when I first started kicking it with you, how you should tell you that there's a Knicks fan base like eating their young How f if every young point guard we get, you have to trade him after a year or a year and 1/2.
It's the same thing that they're doing things to Kevin, not my friend says.
They say, um, he has a low motor.
He can't finish at the rim.
His defense is suspect.
What does he bring to the team? He's between a He can't.
He can't defend wing players.
He should play power forward.
All these arguments and things that you know Knicks fans make.
They don't base it in any type of point.
Like if you talk about my man, they gave me a major's, cut him off.
You can you let him finish three.
This is just talk.
So etiquette, he just go get your knee page.
You know that, right? Hey, I don't know if that ever don't go away.
So he said he plans, I do that we owe a little bit, but that but back on the captains and nothing.
So over the course of of the shows that we've done over the last year and 1/2 maybe two, I guess it's two full years now full.
So there shows that we talked about Kevin Knox, and I decided to connect the dots on a lot of the conversations that we had about Kevin Knox.
Like, for instance, I'm not going Kevin nuts at first was when he runs the pick and roll because we're talking about summer camp.
We were like, you know, when he runs the high pick and roll at the top of the key, you know, once you get passes option, he doesn't look for a second option.
He goes to the rim wild and reckless and throws up a shot.
That was our knock on him.
Like you know, what was his secondary? Moved Kenny, find you know the secondary guy out of the high pick and roll? Or can he develop a floater? Or do does he have to gather his feet and shoot it into the jump up? Right? Those were those were, you know, part of our not so next we're you know, he's not strong enough in opposing not a good enough rebounder.
He gets pushed around in the post and his defense is is atrocious.
And those does Criticisms of Knox were accurate, in my opinion, because it was his first taste of the MBA.
And so he had to gain experience for one against guys that were bigger, stronger, faster, more experienced than himself.
You know, even if it would be a small sample size of the family.
You know, we say that, you know will say that, you know, he should probably played better in the summer league.
But a lot of those Summerlee guys were not just rookie someone.
Guys were starving guys, super hungry.
Second, maybe third year guys trying to find, trying to make get a spot on somebody's roster.
But when we connected out from that time, too, did she? With season with shorten, we talk about Kevin Knox is scoring going down.
His is motor and such.
But when you go back and looking cabin next play this year, when you actually watch the games when you actually watch the games.
His on ball defense was markedly improved.
His team defense was still suspect.
And for a second year player, you can't ask a second year player to make improvements across the board If they're not some elite super prospect.
That's like a once in a lifetime guy.
You know, we expect his progress not to be linear, but ups and downs like some games against certain office and guys.
Defense may be good, but because other guys, his defense mate, may suffer some because he has to learn how to defense and find his way to the league.
So I say this T I said all that to say this to the Knicks fans of dictators.
You have to find something else to talk about.
I understand that we don't have much to talk about now, but to just declare Kevin Knox Ah, bust already after a year and 1/2 of N B A basketball means Kevin Knox doesn't have a problem the Knicks fan base has a problem with giving up on young people too early.
You know, saying they did it on Frank.
They want to throw Frank away.
And also here people are already talking about how r.
Barrett doesn't have a shot, and they already want to change his position.
You don't move him the small forward because they don't feel like he can defend wing players shooting guards, you know, long term and his shots.
Not here, but but my point about R.
Barrett is Oh, first year player who at the last 20 games averaged 17 points a game, shot 44% from the field, shot 33 a half of 34% from three and brought his free throw percentage, up from 58% to 61% over the last 20 games.
Shows improvement, and we don't know what type of increased that number would have gotten, too, if he had played through April.
I agree about R.
J. Berry, so I mean Kevin Knox.
He's clearly taking the place of Frank as's faras New York Knicks fans concerning in the Civil War having a civil war clearly but R. J. Berry.
I actually agree.
I don't think his natural position is going to be at the to an MBA.
I think he's gonna have a heck of a time to watch his career.
He's not like he's not super fast, and I'm not saying this against him, But he's not super fast.
He doesn't have super fast feet, and I don't want to see him chasing shooting guards around screens and all that kind of stuff.
I think his best position defensively is going to be garden threes in the N b A.
And the way he plays to me is a little bit, you know, probably more like a three.
That's just what I think.
You know. What a bad gamble.
Uh, so big freeze.
You conflated a lot of stuff, and you just say life conjecture.
A lot of his wing people that not black, they're not conjecture, not conjecture.
Stop you that big way.
Some noise in the background is conjecture because, Okay, I got it.
You said a whole bunch of stuff that had no backing to it.
When you're complaining about now, the whole thing about him being, ah, bus and stuff I'm reserving my judgment.
I'm not of that crowd.
But when people talk about Ah Knox, right No.
When we talk about when people tell about RG, we've got on people in my heart, it just doesn't make sense.
Beautiful about Frank again when you talk about Frank, even if Frank is not scoring we've seen from his rookie year, he at least has flashed the ability when given it or when healthy, to lock down the opposing point guards guard who he's guarding, that you can say, All right, these guys are scoring and he's annoyingly not scorn or at least being aggressive.
We get leaves hope that he can shut down a Kemba Walker, which he has done, which help us when a shot on the Kyrie Irving, which he has done, was helped us win games, You know, I mean, so when we're looking at him way, don't just on these guys the same way.
And some people just hyperbole or they're all buses, crazy people.
That's out of this group that I've seen on NBK.
I don't think that's everybody, right? So just making just use example King and G might be gung hold knock stops Naxos.
But Frank Suspect visit, you know, I mean, is this very degrees? Also, you look at Knox's numbers, they have dipped.
I mean, there's no abuse, although what I've watched games a season while my yo bro, his defense is not good.
And one thing I realized we're talking about to the chapel.
We were talking about Knox's offensive and defensive ratings, right? Um, and one thing I didn't take into account is that you play less minutes, which is not which can be a bad indicator.
Which means that obviously, there's Multivariate announces, right? A lot of factors that go in his rookie year.
No, I'm not saying that you based almost really anything just office for a year.
But hopefully, this is not a trend where he needs less minutes to be t reach his effectiveness.
Stealing that fact that offensive rating increased by now actually decreased three.
His percentages were worse in 2019.
20 in 18 2090 just went.
So what? It one away 10.
1 in the previous year.
But he got less minutes and look, I'm not judging knocks on just solely the numbers But I watch.
I was watching season out.
You guys brought up again before the chat are, the video happens.
So people in China and see it.
You guys wrote up the number of blocks and I brought up the field goal percentage by versus versus right.
And obviously you're hoping I improves yet a year.
But when I watched knocks again, slow anticipation, slow timing, lack of focus when he's getting the ball, when people passing, boys literally bobbling it as it's like he's seeing it coming to his bottle that I've seen try to get rebounds.
He's bottoming out of bounds.
I seem jump over a balls and get the loose rebounds.
He literally, his whole body missed it, and I might is almost like Tom and Jerry.
When Tom or the cat tries to get the mouse, he jumps over and the mouse's pops up and just was like, Oh, crap, I thought I had it.
Not so with Knox.
I think what you're doing, actually, the opposite where you like not so much of your hoping that nonce does so well.
That's the kind of speaking of this hyperbole, all the end like I agreed to some extent he is young, he needs development, and he has not been giving any favors by have you the coaches, after all the front offices.
But what I will say the Knox is that the gods of the MBA or whatever could the MBA itself.
They'll be like, so, like we don't give it.
I don't give a ****.
You need to produce.
And all actuality is much someone nice about as much someone knocks and get the **** coach will run something similar where he was at Kentucky to improving.
Let's at least get him comfortable.
Give him confidence.
If that doesn't happen, the NBA's gonna say soda F What? You ain't producer.
Get out of here And I said Last Streams And I just want Knox to be ultra aggressive.
You guys talked about. He works hard myself. That's great.
I want not to be ultra aggressive in expanding his game and making it at least N b A level efficient so he could be allowed on the floor, even if it is a great way.
How do we know he's talked about? We talked about last dream this season, you, uh, in the last year we talked about this past season with this season or with physio where you guys are saying, Well, you know, it might be hard for them to go and basically tell a coach a give it to me in a post Baba.
You can have your making that argument.
You can't say On the other side, saying Well is like What is it? Is he's is he not know what you're talking about working hard? That's two different things.
Saying what I'm saying, Listen, listen, You said being aggressive in your development is him working on his game? I think being aggressive, I thought, This is working hard.
Wouldn't be working hard to expect I retold was last.
Streams of unsafe.
We're going up to the coaches and say, Hey, I meant it about my post game to fizzle.
You wouldn't say this exactly.
Say, hey, you guys are running issue on offense but I want to extend my game on offensive.
It passes to me in a post.
That's what I'm saying.
If he's doing that and it's not working, then fine you do that.
You get paid out there.
I mean, I'm just saying when? When? When When so much says aggressively develop your game.
To me, that means, you know, you're working on your aggressive and working on certain things your game.
I feel like working on some things, your game and then telling, you know, talking to the coach and saying, Hey, this is what I want This is what I want a kind of two different things.
Two things I don't get.
Knox is to me, doesn't have that kind of aggressively aggressively working on the progress of game of your career.
69 16 Whatever Nelly is, I need to work on certain aspects of my game I'm doing in practice.
But we need to run it in the actual game, especially last year where we weren't going to make the playoffs.
We're gonna do anything, really, And he had all the leeway to do that.
That's what I'm saying.
I'm saying aggressive in saying Hey, I can do this. I do that.
You guys have not allowed me to do it.
Let me at least show you that can do this at 35%.
Hey, could you know what that gamble? I actually I want you to continue, but I gotta ask you a question first.
Did you know at the beginning of the season before the season tipped off, Kevin Knox had high your career scoring average and Marcus Morris did you before the season started this season, tipped before the first tip markets, Mars came in with a career average of 12.1.
Right? Kevin, I came in with an average of 13.
Marcus Morris, his whole career artist.
Morris was a role player.
His whole career character was a guy that they were seeing that hey, we could build on offense or or he's that type of guy that can carry a potentially character, maybe nine, his first, whatever years.
So that's not a good point, because you could look at Marcus Morris.
Marcus Morris came in and out.
Perform knocks 45% from three point seven.
I think that was expected, Like, let me get that underperformed that you talk about a role player.
Marcus Morris was never allowed to extend his game right.
Never mind his friend. His game.
He comes to the Knicks, and he's looking like a borderline.
Was he also a borderline or start? You know, you see what? I'm sorry They were born online All Star in terms of his peripherals, right? His percentage is something obviously uses a lot high, right? But Kevin Knots, you can argue, did not justify obsolete Coaching was a mess.
But you can argue that Kevin Knox after the Summerlee it was not showing you the progress, at least showing you like, Hey, we can have this guy as a as a cog Or we can have this guy even playing more than Marcus Morris markets More is justified its time on the court.
Kevin Ons did so those averages over.
That's actually an indictment against giving for me, man.
Everything surrounding Kevin Knox is it really is more of an indictment against how the Knicks have handled all of our youth.
That's really all you're saying.
One of the really cool things that the pandemic did was it made MBA TV or MBA on demand? Whatever hell is call it, made it free, and you could go all the way back to knocks his rookie season and to go back and watch how Knox was played and the amount of car blondes and wrote he was given to play is testament to where where those numbers came from.
That, um, freezing was citing, saying, You know, Knox had a higher career scoring average than what Marcus Morris walked in with.
And to me, it really makes, um, parallel.
Because if he's not outpacing a rookie in his first season as a role player, his whole career, to me, their level, they are the same.
The difference is that you were dealing with a veteran player who understands his role, understands his game, knows how to get where he needs to go.
So when you're dealing with Knox and in an offense that clearly has no direction, we all watched how they didn't know where to put players.
They didn't know what kind of rotations they were running with.
And no, none of these young players were committed to.
The only player that we would consistently give time to is whatever rookie we were in love with first season, it was Kevin Knox.
We ran into deaf.
People were complaining he was getting too many minutes and what have you now? A season.
It was all about R.
Barrett, RJ Bat's gonna get his run, and he performed you know up and down as a rookie should.
At the end of the day, everything we see and Kevin Knox has been thrown away because we be decommitted.
We said, You know what? He's OK, but he's not really We're going to go get Marcus Morris and we're gonna put these guys ahead of him.
And when you're dealing with a guy who clearly we all have seen has a fragile confidence, we need to build their confidence.
You say? I'm saying we didn't do that and that's why you didn't foster the talents that we all see in him.
And that's why guys like him and, frankly, Lykina have all these question marks about who they are, what they can bring to the team, because we have not committed to the we either need.
We just need to make a decision.
If you don't like him, fine, get rid of If you like him, use him.
Put him out there.
Putting the scenarios make him a featured cog in the offense and if it doesn't work, move him.
At the end of the day, we are screwed were too great with all of our players as as as a franchise, if you ask me Bud Light.
But who makes a decision? Who makes that decision? What do you mean, Who makes the decision as to who plays going Houdek right right there, Mike Miller or the next coach.
I mean, at this point, we can't think about what Who was there before this one.
We got think about moving forward and who makes that decision should be the coach and should be the coach.
We should be hiring somebody that we we brought him in because he has a vision that's not just his generic vision, which is the reason why I have issue with the Thibodeau concept because I feel like Thibodeau is gonna come in with Excuse me, a generic game plan that he used his whole career.
He is what he is.
It's not going to change.
So if you bring him in here, you have to know he's going to try to make this team be what he wants, not what it is.
And we need someone who can take what we have and create something that makes them effective because one thing we've proven over time is we cannot bring in and outside free radical.
We can't bring in the amazing player that's going to save us.
That's not gonna happen.
We have to take what we have and mold it.
We have to take what we have and build an organic superstar.
That is the only way we're gonna bring somebody in.
That's a bit like astronauts, because I'm told for us 10 point.
I want I don't I'm told from standpoint of Kevin Knox, not from the coaches, Right? We know that these coaches at the front office, the development has been absolute garb.
Baggio to the fullest.
But again, I say this for not because I want I don't want knocks it.
I'm not saying he's doing this, but I just don't want knocks that ever depend on the idiots that running foreign offices and I only am idiot, right? But we've seen where these fun offices will hire a GM and then hire a coach, move the GM, keep the coach that and get a new GM.
So a lot of owners and front offices, they're not the San Antonio Spurs and not, you know, goes not these guys actually have a plan.
What I'm saying, for Knox is that you have to show out yourself.
You have to be you like this.
You have to almost say that any coach that's walking in that door is gonna be terrible.
And then I'm gonna teach me ish.
I gotta learn issue myself.
I gotta push my development because the worst case possible so there because you really been in it.
This is the Knicks.
Those last time we had that.
So I agree with you. Yes.
Developments been terrible.
But there's certain things when I watch family Lykina as much as I want to punch him in the back of his head to be more aggressive and we see this a sports was I grow be aggressive.
At the very least, we've seen Frank play defense was like, That's in him that fires in that you can You can take that.
You could take both his arms out.
He's always gonna try to play defense when is allowed to what he's given time. R.
Barrett, his for Fields Insufficiencies weren't that good.
But any time you have the ball in his hands, he trying to make something work.
How many times we see r J Bennett RG bear was actually allowed to be or they call Saw Sergeant Bad.
Do you think it's numbers were actually probably peaked around 18 points a game? You actually be what you think after working here, he'll be like, Yo, that's that dude! But that tells you, R J.
About his aggression level.
He got shot down by Jayson Tatum Final shining outside of my carry Urban, and you never saw that fire go out when I watched knocks.
Here's a confidence guy, as in a lot of guys accomplice guys.
But I've seen Kevin Knox and we've seen it where he's shooting threes.
There's a guy that we've seen a some of me coming up shooting threes off the dribble.
What the hell is this? He came into games last season shooting threes that literally a bunker like is like What angle is the same thing with ah conference that he's aiming the shot? I've heard him say he's in a shot, many types of Madox, which means that he is not confident whatsoever, and a lot of stuff is mental.
And even as a 90 year old, I want not to do well.
But this MBA don't give a f they will retire you and send you to China at the age of 20.
After rookie contract in terms of adult king dog world.
So if Kevin Knox to me, I'm just a worst case scenario.
Think about that all the time that you're never going to get a good coach.
And you have to change the you have to change it.
So you have to change.
The problems was like, All right, Kevin, I'm gonna shoot 30% from three, or we don't want to really involve minutes played because he kind of sucks like, yo, dude given husband way got included in the equation.
Now that's that's all I'm saying.
I want Kevin to be effective on his teeth at the old addresses and pushing because no one else can do for him.
Or at least have to assume that.
Assume that no one's gonna do for.
So we're just going so well, Just ignore the fact that Kevin Nuts got better on defense and their data to support it.
What were you gonna leave us? E became a better help side defender.
I think he got better on defense.
I mean, he's not going to be perfect, that every single thing, there's gonna be mistakes, every single game guaranteed.
But I still think he got better on defense.
He became a better defender, No one saying he's all world shutting people down.
I didn't say, but he's still.
I still think he made improvements on defense.
I mean, told them so.
Numbers Sim show numbers that in eight, the 18 19 guards shot a certain percentage against Kevin Knox.
Right? Small foods to I got to find those numbers again.
I got I got Tonto.
So that's not improvement, though.
I mean, that's what we asked for.
He made last way.
You gotta set this clear because we're talking to every street about this.
Clear knocks improved on defense, but he she improved.
But the improvement wasn't done big that we all wanted, right, because, of course, we want to know him to be frankly looking guy.
But let's not be still the worst defender on the next.
Typically, about that what? He still lost the vendor on the way and I point out the improvement.
Oh, man, You tell me if you were playing versus the next, you would find an easier target to play against the Knox.
You see so many flaws on his defense.
You would sneak up on him, like on a kid.
Man, I was happy to play versus not I don't think anybody's ever saying that.
You know, he made the improvement to be an old war, you know? He's now defending, but that that's going to continue.
What can I showed? Improving guys.
What's the improvement? It's you said the improvement.
Let me provide the improvement.
Big freezing cold soon.
Shut the numbers.
What? You get it? I actually I actually did this.
You know, a few shows ago? No, not a few shows.
Why did this? Maybe three weeks.
Four weeks before the Kobe 90 went down.
And maybe it was even before that, uh, you know, and I got you know, I got the numbers out of an article.
Well, that talked about his defensive improvement, and right, you mentioned the other show that point out.
So let me provide you guys context for this improvement, and I think I madness on.
Put it in the chat is MBA status.
No virus. Got businesses.
This is Kevin Knox 20,019 defensive field goal percentage and the field goal percentage of the person's played against overall.
Kevin Knox Defensive field goal percentage.
8, which is not good as a positive differential of 2.
5 next year. 2019.
The defensive field goal percentage.
A differential of 2.1.
But wait a minute. Wait a minute.
Wait a minute because somebody's shooting 46% and 44% for a team could be a big difference in the game.
What do you say? No, no, no, No.
48 His rookie year vs 46.
Those are both terrible Sin is.
That, too, is a two is Ah is Ah, one point a za one a 1.
6% improvement, but it also, but also.
But that's not the stats that I brought to you.
The stats that I brought and I might have to go find the stats I brought broke down.
When he defended against small forwards, he defended against guards defended against whoever you say how those numbers and field goal percentages were different from the previous year.
Right? Okay, so it's broken.
It's broken down.
What was this? Nor his numbers on the 34 Because I guess that so we didn't really matter, because I'm looking at it again.
I'm looking have field goal percentage over a lot of people.
But my thing is, I mean I mean, there are a few other areas we talked about the blocks, right? Light said, you know, he thinks he's seen him get, you know, maybe do some better defensive rotations.
Everything is not going to come all together at once.
Did you see what everything is not gonna come on me? Oh, no.
The reason The reason why I do it is because, right? I mean, if you're just going to straight up bashes say no improvement, no improvement, no improvement because you want him to be a superstar.
Defended is not gonna happen.
You gotta let you go.
No, no, no, no, nothing.
You know, bro, you let you like the players.
So you want t o don't Don't even put that on because I do any planning.
Listen Listen, listen, listen, listen.
What I'm saying is just saying, because I like a play.
I'm going to try to take the numbers. Hell, no.
That's what I take it.
I didn't say that.
So what's the point in saying? Because I like a player.
What was the point in saying that? Because I like it because you like a player.
You're gonna sit there and try to say, Oh, if you exactly That's exactly that's the point, That omission, appointment omission.
Because I like the player you're saying because I like a player.
I'm tryingto find ways to make it better.
No, I'm just saying What I c e any place And I'm critical of him.
You say and say, Oh, you just want to be This is super sided around because what I wake the next time you're doing just pointed out because because because it's nice said multiple about development.
You talk about development, but you don't want to take incremental.
Oh, what's you know, What's a 1.
2% development? Well, you know, it's something right, because, you know, in the context, I've pointed out every time you had a show, Olson and this has had a good game like the Chicago getting the scores 14 points, whatever.
A caveat when he's had come through the cabin, the discernible deficiencies in his game like let a a guy back cut back door behind them.
I pointed it out right now, but you know what you know but cannot scores 10 points a game saying every scientist and his concentration are not good.
I could get you into 2% appoints.
Hold up, Gary Time.
What skid plate? And it's not the deep is not concentration.
I guarantee if you go back and look any time, any guaranteed any time that you slightly I said, yeah, you had a good game, but you had a good game.
But yea scored such us.
But he didn't make that rotation.
He didn't do this.
I guarantee anyway, somebody because you're someone like crazy knocks.
I was like this kid could started away.
I'm seeing his do body do sit ups.
Master, I'm so I'm impressed with this Dude.
I think everybody's phrase if you do good if not morning, so many games a season where I can't see you don't go back and look at him.
Let's talk about it.
It's just show you.
Some believe you can go back on the video because it's the games.
We've had 24 minutes and scored five points.
His only one has done that.
Come on now. Wait.
OK, OK, let's talk about something else.
Because our Barry, because R.
Barrett could very well and easily have a sop****re slow just like any player and a And what's gonna happen, RJ pair the same way we did a frightening looking a sand where we're doing the Kevin knots and whoever else comes on.
And next, I guarantee you we hear the same ship, right? All of critical of him.
Why not? Because I love him.
I've been critical, frank political arguments coming and not be able to shoot because development because to use to use a favorite word of yours development is not linear.
It would go forward.
But I don't I don't say that.
I think it's for you.
Me not listening for Young boys don't find a whole species, sir, because I've said the same thing to you.
I asked you why is everything linear I extra on the stream.
Why? It's everything linear.
You have Senate mad times.
Oh, big fees he uses that term he used the term is happy.
It's goes up and down, You know he does.
Anyway, I guarantee we could go back and see industries that you've used moment.
I don't care what you said.
I really don't care what you said.
The is not linear Development is not getting what you bring it up.
Booth, calm down.
You're trying T o you stop! We didn't stop.
You got what I'm saying.
Development is not in a straight line.
Jeez is gonna go up.
It's gonna go down.
It's gonna go up.
It's gonna go down.
Barrett has a bad sop****re season, we're gonna get the same thing I can guarantee.
You know, everybody wants to make a judgment right now.
Everybody wants to make a judgment right now.
And the history onyx is cool.
Make him everyone who wants to make a judgment right now instead of waiting and seeing what's gonna happen with these guys.
Can we look at here 345 Especially when the guy comes in at 19 years old.
What was my? I'm sorry.
What was my judgment or not? I really I don't want him to be.
I don't think he's a bus.
I'm not. When I talk about that, can we talk about R. J.
Berry? You get that you can t taste.
I didn't bring up knocks again.
I'm talking about J. Berry.
Oh, and about his sop****re season.
Where do we expect him to go on? Where do we want him to be? And it's sop****re season? And can we expect, Do we think there will be a sop****re slump? Because I actually do think that they will be a sop****re slump because people just like most players, people are going to know what he does and know how he plays.
And now they're going to start to devise defense's get still allowed to that man.
And fans are gonna expect growth from Raj A.
It's not only going to be, you know, every season he's gonna go up right, though, No, we're gonna expect him shooting better.
We're gonna expect and having no higher percentages at the rim at the official line and stuff like that.
Not all of those things that gonna broke.
Right, Right, Right, Right.
But why not? Why can't all be off every day over like a mixed development is not linear because I know its not easy, but, you know, you know, But our days is just Machiavellian enough that he might figure it out.
Hey, might just be, you know, Guillermo, did you recognize that this is what? No, but about way like No, no, no.
Sorry, RJ, to improve on this, this and this and this.
Right? And that would be a fairy there for us.
Is that gonna prove in all, let's say, five categories that we want him to prove? Well, im moving three.
That's gonna be fine.
And I RJ's defense down the stretch of the season, there were clear and market improvements and a lot of those categories that you're talking about.
Want a long, long term, right? His whole career.
So that's what I'm talking about.
I want, you know, higher shooting percentage from the people around line because he's going to the light.
I would like him to shoot.
I don't believe that can happen in the South Korea.
But, you know, at the end of his career, I believe you can get there.
Yeah, and the thing to our day is developing into when people don't notice is our day is not looking to develop into a bona fide five star office of player.
Barrett looks to development to a dominant all star level two way wing.
Are they? Barry doesn't print, um, um, look to improve on defense and wants to guard the best guy.
The only thing about that, though, is 19 year olds generally are not like down.
Defenders probably didn't get that level until he was 28.
Tony Allen, who? The gold standard of wedding defenders, in my opinion, didn't get there until he was 25.
Scottie Pippen with about 25 26 before he got there.
So when we look at Kevin Knox and, frankly, Latina and R. J.
Barrett, and expecting that have to be high level defenders and everywhere you can't hand check and the court is wide open, we have to realize that these guys have to learn have to, you know it's trial by fire you have to.
Basically, I feel a lot so that you can grow.
I feel like I feel like RJ needs to.
Um, Artie has issues in his biomechanics.
If you watch RJ come down the court, he seems like he's the slowest guy in the world.
But it's because he shortened everyone in his strides up his his legs, never fully extend when he's an influence.
Tried his knees always at a 90 degree angle, like a piston turning.
And it is a similar situation with Kevin Knox.
We have a lot of guys who don't have good fieldwork.
I mean, feel were excuse me footwork and are not really cognizant of how their body is moving and how to take care.
Take advantage of those body movements Now.
There's nothing dangerous, and it's not like Derrick Rose early in his career and the way he handled himself.
He's not at optimum efficiency.
If they could get somebody, I don't know.
I didn't say I would make RJ and Kevin Knox take a **** dance class and just get lighter on their feet.
And I don't think that would be able fluid.
Yes, yes, because you know I watch RJ and he's clunky and and that's why he can't take advantage of any of the sea, that the thing about you you're saying with elite level defenders come in later in life.
Ah, lot of that has to do with developing that man that grown man strength.
And there's no one advantage that RJ just like his.
His homeboy Zion.
They came into the league, but with a man's body from the gate.
You know, I'm saying whether they understood how to use it and not they came in the league with that.
And that's why when RJ in them first, the very beginning to the season, RJ came in and it looked like he was just gonna be 20 points a night.
I don't know if everybody remembers that, but early in the season, RJ came out really hot, and it was because he caught these vets thes, thes MBA prose about surprised because he would come in the paint and they thought, Oh, I'm just gonna push this work back and he would lean a shoulder and they're like, Oh, snap, wait, Okay, I can't just take that.
He's 19 foot for granted.
I think I got to do what? Elfrid Payton? No, but good.
You think that has to do it over? Pay it? Yeah.
His ability to get in the paint and muscle and finished through contact.
I So if you look at that same time period that you mentioned the same time period that you mentioned and you look at Kevin Knox.
Last year, the absence of Open Peyton opened up the floor for our day.
Barrett to show what he can do, right? A pun.
Peyton's return Whenever Peyton started to start, but the next you saw you saw Kevin Max's numbers debt.
So instead of I mean, I'm sorry he saw RD Barry's number Has a batter went from being, you know, the second option to the third or fourth option behind Julius Randle, Marcus Morris Elford painting, winning Ellington and getting the guys So you didn't So he didn't have the opportunity to test the ball and and do those things that you said he could do once he returned one of her pain in return.
And if you look at Kevin Knox last year without ever paying his numbers, he averaged about 13.
5 points a game.
Bishi with Albert.
Peyton, The dude averaged about six.
You could say that's a coincidence.
And Elfrid Payton is a better point guard, then would then what we've had over the last few years or so.
I'm here to tell you that when I watched the game, I don't see advanced level anticipation when guys cut open.
I don't see good court vision when I say Nazis in the corner wide open for three, you know? You know the passes, you know, being bald, being reversed to Julius Randle so he could do his hands spin in the paint.
You know, those are those are things once you if you if you look at it as as, you know, and not look at the game.
But look at what one player is doing.
Just like, put the scope on.
Say what Kevin Knox doing in this place.
When do just Randall lost the ball in the paint? You could see Kevin acts in the corner.
Um, waiting around the three point line.
Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
This is the full roll it once was.
Julius has the ball.
This has to come.
He's always hunched over, lurking around the three point line.
That's his position, right? What was women's R.
Barrett on these plays, say, in this game against Milwaukee, when the lead was 10 points and every time that the young guys played, it would cut the lead to say five.
They bring the vets back and in the league, go back to 13.
Barrett on the floor with, um, Marcus Morris, Um, times Gibson and Julius Randle.
You know, what is R.
Barrett doing on offense? When you look at stuff like that, then you then you're like, you know? Okay, now I see why I had to do with scoring is down and his, you know, participation in the offense is down.
Cohesion matters, you know.
You have tow, want the success of your teammate as much as you want your own personal success and what I saw.
Well, for Peyton, I felt like he had, like, in football, where you have your you have your your your charts.
I'm saying you, when that ball snaps is the quarterback.
You gotta, um, where they call it.
This'd doesn't desert term for it.
but it's basically you go through your receivers and nothing.
Your profession, right with pay in his progressive was always Randall Randall Brando.
Where's Randall? I can't find Randall.
I'm gonna pass it to you, but make sure you pass it back to me or pass it to Randall that that it felt like he was just keeping on trying to get Randall the ball at all times.
And, you know, I digress on the whole on that point, but I get what you're saying freezing in that you know, he was getting frozen now, and I think that's well established that there you can go back and watch the games and, you know, being at his quarantined.
I've probably watched every game we played last season four or five times, and it happened quite a bit.
You know, where R.
J wasn't getting the ball or even Knox wasn't getting the ball.
A lot of guys, we're not getting the ball but open looks.
But you see, the Knicks should have known that this was gonna be a problem when you got seven guys on your team that are giving heavy rotation or minutes that I have no guarantee to be their next season.
So at the end of the day, they're not playing for the New York on the front of the jersey.
They playing for the name on the back of the jersey and there in lies, the problem with seen.
It knocks move forward because in order for you to see the types of progressions that we want, we need these guys that play as a team, he said.
I'm saying they have to trust one another and want one another to be successful, and that's why I like freeze.
He was saying When the young guys was on the court, we would see a more competitive brand of basketball because it wasn't about RJ being Rookie of the year or Kevin Knox taking all the threes.
You know, I'm saying it was about your where a team and we are trying to be successful.
So I'm gonna I'm gonna move the ball, I'm gonna play defense, and when you do the things I need to do and vets would get in there and it was like Nah, brah, you scored.
The last point is my turn.
So So there's a game and I challenge you could go back and watch a game against Charlotte When Dennis Smith started, writes, on the other hand, the first half of the game, Denis Smith.
You had four steals, right? But he couldn't drive the paint because Taj Gibson was.
It was literally like, Hey, hey, what the driving? Don't he can't because Thais Gibson and his man is there in the paint.
And then there's Julius Randle at the elbow so he can't get around Julius and his defender to get to the rent a dunk on his man because there's ties and tied his defender right? So they think that they take out these veteran guys, the young guy.
Go on, go on a run, right? R. J.
Barrett checks out the ball to Kevin Knox, and Kevin Knox.
Looks like he's throwing the ball away, but it's actually alive.
Mitch Mitch sketches the lives, dunks it right.
The Hornets called time out and the young guys celebrate.
And like they just want like they just won a championship out of the time out.
The young guys get sat at Charlotte, goes on the run, and we wound up moving the game right, So you so you have this deal where, where you have you people look at every individual, young player and a vacuum right? Like, what are they doing? What is not doing what is mixed? One.
But what? They don't look at this team chemistry aspect of having those young guys playing together and develop in together he get.
And I'm saying so while while I put the blame on our point guard situation not having and there's grass on on the offense, just hungry to get veterans involved.
I also point at point out the fact that if allowed to play like the other young teams in N B A like your Atlanta Hawks, um, like in New Orleans pelicans, Sacramento Kings, you would see an overall development of all the players and not just looking to pick out one to be our franchise savior.
But have these guys go through the losing and go through the winning together and all its develop everybody overall better.
Let me let me ask you.
Barrett going into next season? In what areas will you be happy if you see the development cause look, you're going to see some some area, you're gonna see some development in some areas.
You may not see it in other areas.
Which areas will you be happy to see? That development.
Oh, it was up here on Beckham on that.
His man started way Wanted foot stupid.
When he was here, he was sleeping on the front stoop.
If you got to watch the show, he was sleeping.
Hey, was sleeping live on the air on the front stoop here with me.
We were going on the NBK said I gotta go take I gotta go take a five minute e sleep in the room with the way.
Let me tell you something.
We will be in the middle a b of a conversation in the middle of a conversation.
Him, he'll say one word.
Think about what he's about to say.
And in between the time that is thinking about what he's got to say he sleep.
Oh, I'm serious. You got low.
You look you need to use the way you look like Teoh.
Like you need some iron pills.
Brought E Let it is good to see you back by the late Hey, man, I've been here, man.
I've been here Just how much sleep I must No, but I want to see from RG from, you know, solve more years.
For me, to players in any sport is always a challenge.
Now they keep on, you know, they can guard you.
Not that you tendency.
So for me when it comes Teoh RJ bad, I'll have a look.
I think we're all once even shoot Better get a lot of people were ****ing it.
He gets at least 44% this coming up year.
Truly, wife, I'll be happy with that trumpet as a way, um, hasn't good.
We're going to turn overs.
Um, personally, I think the defense is good for his age.
He played really good defense for his age.
And he had people always like I always say that the whole year said anybody.
I always find it funny how people talk about science body R J.
Barrett as a bromance finding.
He's been playing good defense on on these guys and no one talks about you.
You know, they will talk about anything.
It has a great body.
A whole discussion about that.
That's a joke for the front studio across the way I look at it and it would be something I feel indeed total.
Toby It 80 was supposed to turn him and you don't do this.
So you know people so scared.
I got one more for you, man, but I'm gonna leave it for way.
Really good medicine.
Okay? No, But seriously, though, I do think it art works on the shooting turnovers because I would be thinking that person.
I think you can t player, but sometimes when I've seen him act selfish was when it was a reaction to effort Pagan and Julius Randle playing there one of the one man one of two men game.
So that's what I'm seeing, you know? So when it comes Argie, But I don't think he is any.
I don't want to say he needs to make a huge junkers to me.
He had a good year this year.
I don't think he needs to work on the little things more than a big things.
Big things shooting is that he's going to get better.
And when you get two, nd eight truly does get better And if the Knicks actually hire a shooting coach, which back again makes so much sense while while we suck that shooting this year when you have No.
Three, coach Oh, I mean, well, he hires are higher symposiums.
Personally, I would just give the Spurs she becomes a blank check and tell him, Maybe just come here.
You know? Come here.
Whatever you get.
What? Everybody want this.
Come here. She's excited.
Shoot! Who's exposed his name for his neighbor.
He's really good, though.
Is one of the best Lily a black during, you know, I don't remember.
I don't really remember, but I know he's really good.
So, um Hey, man, just I think those things for RG those will be the true.
But I would like to see, you know, how are the the Alpha male and R.
J knows what he wants charging.
Those things are better.
So he just has to include those things, man.
So that's not I'd like to see his feet, those shoes and get better.
I think that and then, you know from three I'm not expecting to come in.
I don't want you know, I'm not expecting that is going to come in and knock it down 40%.
But if he could, you know, jump up 2% points, something like two or 3% points.
I'll be happy with that.
What did he end of season around? 31? 32%? What's with 3 30 to believe because he was getting before you two for seven from three point.
It was better, 32% from 3 40% from the field.
If you could get up to 35% I'll be happy with that.
I don't need to see him about 40 yet, you know.
No, we R J. Barrett.
Someone had a good video on this. So one.
When we talk about the shooting, I'll be a little bit more specific, R.
Barrett has, and it's improved at times.
Um, he has, like a weird It's shooting motion is where So when he shoots the three versus when he shoots his free throws a lot different, I forgot who broke this down by because I want to give him credit.
But when he shoots, the three is a natural motion to where it's kind of above his head or a least there. But was head.
When he shoots the free throw, he shoots it.
He brings some kind of, like, brings a ball here cause in front of them, right? And so it leaves.
It leaves a lot of leaves, a lot of room for everyone you should have.
Like when you see some of the best players, the reality, you know, it's a nice, fluid motion, and really, I mean, really, whatever you start using that example was just perfect in terms of, I just use a shot like attributed a comment.
But I would say R.
Barrett, I would try to work on making his mechanics a lot more, um, consistent.
When he shoots up, sometimes he doesn't shoot. It is Apex.
That's because he also doesn't put a lot of energy into actually jumping with a shot.
So if you watch his college games, he wasn't as like low jumping as I say he, Zach Randolph or Zayani even.
But he didn't put a lot of energy into the shot, and it's almost like when you're punching somebody, you know, type boxes.
Punch is not the actual extending your arm.
It's like the Tourky a hit and then using the shoulder.
So everything's there and then you use the arm basic like everything's there.
He has to learn how to use a lot of energy into actually jumping reshoots.
Sometimes it's hit, she, um, and you could fix it.
Like remember what? Wilson Chandler first came from the Paul and he had that weird trash and he improved himself to be, like, basically a borderline.
I think 40% with his last year with the Knicks from the three.
So I would work with.
And you know, R J. Barrett.
To me, my pain, I think, is a dog.
So he's probably get somebody working.
You Someone like Steve Nash.
He asked, We're gonna consistency with shooting, right? Yes.
Have a motion down pack and the shooting, especially from the free throw down Pat has from the legs.
The legs use more energy from the legs, Um, and also with his defense.
And this is what a lot of NBA players.
Frank does it the best, and that's use your hips on defense because when you see him play like I think it was a Kyrie games, I think that Jason Tim Kaine game.
I think that was more like I was catches shoot.
But it's fairly quick about remember from agree, bhai Mohan Kyrie.
He could have closing on him and many times with defenders do they don't trust their hips.
Right, So they kind of play like jumpy, right? And many times when they do that, they don't want to get close up on a guy.
Right? So the best defenders of Patrick Beverley as you shall you like he squats, like, kind of a sense like karate master.
Frankly, Lucchino can shift this.
It's really good.
He has to work on using 1/6 of the fen versus his lives, right, cause when you have the hips, you can force people one way you can go I with, um, you're less, um so set the border like crossovers and stuff.
No, John Arran had to work on that.
When we tell my Jonah and so asked one thing about defense.
He has the tenacity.
But if your hips aren't there, you could get beat each and every time, every time.
So she if someone's going to ahead, see, you get be every time.
So I don't know if we could work with for defense.
I would watch, frankly, Lykina When you see friendly Lucchino, he allows guys to drive to the basket, which is like a weird thing was like, I'm a full year to think you have a shot, but you ride the hit you lot on the ride a hit.
You see your friend keeps it all.
By the time it trying to lay up, you really have basically the rotation that been covered.
You have a hand in the air, and we can do is basically John.
Once they go up, they can't go another way.
So I would argue bad work on that on the shooting form.
And I think he, you know, we could talk about coaches coming in a lot more.
Pick and roll to giving more space and stuff.
But all that stuff is based on a coach.
If you don't get a Atkinson say we got a timid Oh, and he likes guys dreaming up up top of that stuff, you know, might not suit RJ, but to me, those two things, those things that you work on an unproven without having a culture point guard her.
You know, I would say I would say our day.
Barrett knees suited.
The main thing he needs to improve on is his decision making in the pain.
When he gets it, it's hard to stop org Barrett from getting into the paint, and he gets dead not by speed but strengthened craftiness.
But when he gets to the paint, sometimes he sold out end or getting hit the Hill, steamrolled people in his path and throw the bad shot at the pole to, as opposed to, say, working on a floater, picking up to a man in the corner.
Is Mitch open from the perch for a line he did, I'm fan.
So get into, You know, blowing up a while shot at the basket can get you some, you know, people on occasionally.
You know, I think he wanted a free throw on 4.
5 times a game, which had really happened, rookie, you know.
But at the same time, if you can convert by throwing alive to Mitch going alive, the Mitch shot 74% from the field.
Right are you can kick out to one of the three point shooters that we have say Ellington, a bullet Dotson atraer knocks.
You know, the defense collapsing the paint you get those three point shooters better looks because the defense has collapsed on the ball and in the paint.
So if he he better decision making maker there, his scoring average may not go up.
Maybe his insists on I went total.
Okay, let me get to a call.
A real quick call. You live with spot.
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Let me first say you.
Hopefully you and your family and everybody in the chat.
You know, everybody's safe.
I haven't spoken to anyone in the I was looking Haven't gotten on the platform in a minute. But I'm watching.
I'm still watching you guys, so hopefully everybody doing okay, Uh, I I can only speak for myself and my family.
Everyone is fine.
Ah, well, healthy.
Although my brother is traveling to Florida this weekend.
Oh, I don't know what I don't know.
You know, saying we warned them like you know what? Why? Like what? But you know, that's that's a whole nother story, you know, saying, But you know, so far, everybody is good and healthy.
Hopefully the same with you, bro.
Yes, sir. Yes, sir.
We didn't lose someone.
But, you know, we gotta push up, Michael doing system My condolences for that.
All right, let's get to it.
Hasn't been in for a bit, and I was listening for quite for quite some time.
And let me say everybody so far on the knock and you know, the younger players.
So everybody pretty much have a good point.
But the the one common denominator that I think everybody is missing is you can't You can't move from this.
And I remember and about this about knocks in particular.
And remember this coming out about him.
I think we talked about it.
You know, when you proclaim them skill sets better than better than that.
Do go okay here.
But we're not going way not going bowling tonight.
And that a young man, he doesn't have a good motor.
And I remember reading that that all of the draft express yes, began, and that was like the over riding team was like he tends to drift out.
And if I was watching him, you know, even more so Last year he started to remind me a lot of auto Porter.
I said, Is this what this can't be? What the Knicks envisioned with a long term big picture because his bottle porters making one 100 God knows how many millions of Washington can't get rid of.
In fact, I mean, I don't quote, it wasn't, but he is needs to come down hard traded.
They traded him for Jabari Parker.
I think All right, so they were able to get rid of they were able to move off it.
And he is the man that was averaging with 40% from three, you know, a couple of years ago.
But it would be much more than that.
Stands still face for three.
You know, I'm just that part of his game.
You just can't deny that that effort.
You don't have to be looking for a young player to come in and be great at any one particular thing.
But what I've always wanted to see from a young players, I want to see that energy.
I want to see that dog even if they pull you out of the game for making a boneheaded plate.
At least it's a boneheaded play that showed you had energy.
You see what I'm saying? That's been one little knock that I've had on him.
And I'm a big lad is complicit in the 70 s.
And what, young man you know, don't want a banking with his condom athletic.
That's not going to catch your name.
Okay, Especially on somebody watching these guys.
You know what would have a ground school one with everything? I'm catching on.
This person make my name on this person never coming, Like, had that feel, like, right, this six foot nine and growing athletic kids in this game and we don't have to watch him not coming over the back on the offensive rebound.
Nothing on the break. Nothing.
He doesn't go vertical.
He goes sideways.
It does like this this kind of hat hook.
Have something over his head and like, Do what? What is this? So not killing him? Because somebody out someone said something.
That is that we eat are being We eat our young.
All of my people have come from over the years.
Wilson Chandler, whoever gallon, I Whatever.
At some point in time, we moved patients with that. I mean That's the truth.
We do, you know, way do.
I was surprised to see that they cut that.
They cut trip, you know? Well, it's hard.
It's hard to say with the whole thing, is why I have some ideas about it.
But it's hard to say with the whole with the whole with.
The entire thing is about hopefully, you know, with the new scouting and the new executive that we have for this one wish for them that they're getting a certain type of individual that have things that are in common with each other.
But when they get on the floor, it all of these guys play hard.
You send him saying these guys were fast.
These guys shoot whatever it is they have a certain level of okay with doing, we're gonna build around RJ, and these are the pieces that fit the best.
Not not one people.
This in one piece is that Is that all these pieces sit together and they were moving in a general direction.
Hope hopefully, you know, looking at what they've done with the front office, and I'm not proclaiming to know every single detail about these guys, but they seem so put.
The put together guys that have a role, like have a real role, and it's going to be a brain trust.
The guys making decisions, not just one or two guys.
That's what it seems like to me.
And everybody kind of has the role in how they get players here and do this and that.
Um, hopefully, that's what Hopefully, that's what their goal is and what they're trying to build, Man.
What very white.
Very well here, I think.
I mean, I think I think Perry is the what was his title? The, uh, the general manager in the Sarge of Scout E right.
And And he's over scouting or something like that again when he made all these maneuvers.
No, the new guy, we, uh whatever.
But when they didn't fire Perry, I scratched my head.
I'm like, OK, why are you still here? If you need Perry for you brought it.
You brought in high level executive people that that's basically doing what somewhat what Perry's.
I don't I don't.
I read something that excited that well, that he has a chance of getting extended.
Well, you know, I think I'm not exactly the show of the date.
When Perry, when they announced that period, was going to be, it will stay on.
But I think the season had over the ended and, you know, it was done right.
So and they didn't know what was gonna happen as far as the draft and all of that.
And I'm thinking that they probably at least part of the thinking, and they may just have a good relationship.
Leon Rosan, Scott Perry and maybe Leandro's likes what Scott pray does, but part of it is Scott Perry had done scouting for the entire year.
Uh, and maybe he's like, You know what? You know, Let's let's just keep this going through the draft.
Um, because we don't know what's gonna happen, What's coming up with the season, you know? You know, I don't know.
Um, you know, he brought in.
Everyone kind of has a different role.
I You know what Scott Perry's official role is, you know, and what they're going to be doing behind closed doors, who knows? Everyone seems to have their little title, you know, one guys, you know, um, you know, is a key.
Apologised was they had a apologised.
I guess these guys better care apologists, you got world wide West is going to do his things.
Um, you know, you got some other people that's good with the draft.
Another guy that's good, but scouting.
So, uh, and then maybe he just wanted to have someone who has been.
It's hard to say it about Perry, right? Because the only winning organization that has been, where is the Pistons when it won a championship, but leading an organisation? Orlando, Sacramento.
They never had a winning record, but maybe he just had someone who has, You know, he doesn't have experience working on this side of the game.
Maybe you know what? He's got some experience.
Let's just keep him here.
You know, he could help me with somebody ends and outs of this.
That and the other thing.
My only fear is I just don't want Scott Period to become the next Steve Mills.
That's my only thing I thought Scott Perry did a good job with, You know, if Scott Period was the one who set it up this way, will, you know, make you know, even though they brought in players, whether or not you like the players that he brought in, but doing a good job of keeping the contract short so that you could get out of those You can get out of those contracts and those type of things.
I thought he did a decent job doing that.
You know what? I'm sorry.
He drafted not killing us.
He was here in the end when they let When they let the big guy go to Dallas, he was a part of that.
He was also part of the free agency blast summer.
I think there was enough there to saying, Well, way have to move on from this guy.
We could've cleaned house.
I don't I don't understand.
I didn't understand the keeping of Perry at all.
I mean, he also brought in Mitchell Robinson.
It's not enough to save his job.
This is not enough.
Okay? You guys there as well? It's on suddenly, K.
So you just for municipal fire.
And because no, we didn't get Cady, who basically follow Tyree.
I mean, you can't really say that That's a free agent. Can't.
You can only do so much to a freezing and you know that's up to them.
That's their decision.
Oh, I think they are very is good man person, something I think he has respect around a week.
I think he's well respected.
Yeah, it's tiresome mating, different villages, and he has dropped well and he's drafted bad, which every James has done.
So I think I think I give stopping a chance that he's not understand milk.
Don't forget that Steve Mills is the one I wanted to keep Marcus Morris and signed into an extension, was not there.
You wanted to give a firm wanted, wanted to trade him.
First of all, let me Let's be very clear.
You know, this decision didn't tell you about Steve Mills and is like See what? MSG He had a player on a one year contract.
A 29 year old, a 30 year old.
He was gonna get a first round pick, but he wasn't gonna do it because he wanted to extend it.
Because you like being in a when you have stopped Perry arguing with him because he wanted trade.
Do that on a one year contract for a first round pick, right, so people got it. That's coming.
Since you don't keep do, that's almost everyone.
If you could get a first big for a smart person that knows basketball went that way.
We have a duty and Steve Miller that didn't want to do that because Marcus Moore is like being a Nick.
And also they are also two.
Didn't um, then Scott Perry, Woman trade Julius Randle and Dennis Smith Dona from Elite Month and something and a fair trial? I don't know if that there was a rumor out there that they want to trade Julius Randle form Elite Monk in and something.
I don't know if you Scott, I really believe out around.
I want to see stop caring without Steve Mills because I don't Even Steve Mills was holding.
Right now, I won't say Perry was perfect because he did pretty awesome.
Hey, now that was his guy, But again, he's a G M G M's.
I think people understand that when you're working like a GM here, every pick is not going to be a plus.
He's gonna have some C pluses.
He's gonna even have F's and D's, but we got to give this another chance that is not what Steve Metal holding back.
So I would want to see Scott period on that.
This gene brother, they want most email.
So I personally like Scott Perry.
I think you'll be better off with us now versus when he will receive mail.
So I want to give him a chip. What? He's gonna get a chance.
Yeah, and I think you know yes.
You know, he signed like he did with Mario.
His only I think that was a guy that, you know, he hadn't Orlando over pay in.
Um, he brought a man, but he kept it like we're Elfrid Payton.
You know, if they waved him now, it's October the 17th.
They waited by October 17th.
They no longer have his contract.
Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis.
All those guys you wait from you no longer have the contract.
So essentially is, like, a one year.
Okay, let's see.
Let's see if this works out or not.
Um, and we need it is better in point going.
We needed a veteran point guard on the Russian, so you know No.
I appreciate the call, man.
Appreciate you, bro.
Be self right there.
Um, you know, and it's and it's tough because most people, I think and I'm pretty sure there were a lot of people like What the hell the next doing? But I think a lot of people like you know what? They looked at the roster and thought that the Knicks did a decent job over the summer.
It didn't work out.
I mean, most people going into going into the season I felt were felt.
Not that the Knicks were going to be this playoff juggernaut.
I thought they did a decent job and bringing in players.
Of course, there was the whole thing about, you know, you know, them getting so many power forwards.
I thought they did a thesis getting players and understanding the you know, they have a contract.
Situations were set up a swell.
Yeah, you had news.
I agent work well, yet wounds I remember vividly.
He gave that looks like a B plus.
It was like the Knicks moved and moved the next made a good move.
People get so far out.
Okay, when the next start playing that all over the next hole.
But I remember going to someone we didn't get, Katie.
Every everybody was praised election saying all that.
They had a good plan being people.
So the people kill me with that man.
Okay, Yeah, we get it again for some out reasons, said Mr Part.
That can be this summer, right, people just about persistent basketball.
So we saw all four words that could play power forward and center, but that the old joke look that we signed powerful, I guess, whatever.
But it is like people kill me.
A man that the next got praised What we did that.
But you know what, Carla give me one second shot out.
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Yes, I was listening to you talk about now, and, uh, I don't know how to start the conversation bar.
I kind of agree with will be general saying game and I agree with you and you were saying so I just want to make my point and why.
I think we need tips, because, okay, the German, I believe, is, uh, he's tough on NOx, which he drives.
I think you need a tough culture, which I mentioned to you before, like a player like like a coach like Tibbs or Alex Poster, who's also doing good with Obama.
Divide in Miami, another Kentucky player.
I feel like that's another reason why, um, kids work.
Will push and be tough on now and great standards like the standard back in the gym or is talking about like a man.
You do something right.
You do shoot the ball right or you do this right, but you are doing X Y V and oh, that extra stop wrong and you need to push him.
I think you need to push him, and that's why I'm like That's why I jumped ship out of ****stan is because you need tough coaches and it's a tough league, which is what the year more saying, Hey, listen, this it's a dog eat dog world and he's right about that and I think you understand that and you're right.
It is not linear the game, there's not, you know, you know, development is not one year, but not is the type of person person you need to push me to pushing and pushing and pushing and pushing made.
And also I do think Julius Randle is the same way he is.
You can see he's hard working, but there are areas where you need to get at him and say, You're not doing this right.
You're not doing that right And you need to be taught him something in us, you know, and be a leader.
And that's what I think.
It is the right coach and that's his while.
Listen black, and this is why we need tips.
All you need a exposed and look what's available to yesterday.
You're talking about Doc Rivers, but this play these players.
It's a totally any tough love and you need direction and the place is not going to develop themselves like you're saying.
You know he's doing the best.
He's doing the best we can, but at the end of the day, you know Dennis, they're working a tough coach, and I don't think you've got that much out of it.
And so that's why I like that about my bag, please.
So you don't think, um, Kenny Atkinson is You don't think he's tough enough for a little bit? You know, I'm all in on toughness.
If you're not tough, coach, that people don't respect you and people don't.
You know people.
No, they can walk all over here.
They, you know, you're not holding holding them to a higher standard.
You're not pushing knocks to ah high.
You're not pushing Denis Smith Jr terrifying. Sanders.
You're not pushing frankly Latina toe a higher level of his offense.
Then you're not going to get them.
You're not going to get there much results.
It took tough league.
You need top culture.
You gotta just like, you know, I'm just pushing the year more saying about the whole you know, the toughly more reason more really? Why you need a tough coach.
Okay? They don't want to get a okay cold.
You want to get a tough coach and you want to push these players to a level that the only a level that can get not just black Catherine off, like being a gym in Chicago.
Like like Jim Boylan in Chicago like a really tough do the Polish something young player.
Jim Boil. It sucks.
Okay, little finish that unfinished CK.
You know, guys, I get it.
Look doesn't put at the end of the day, you know, um, Alex Spoelstra is tough and he's respected in Miami.
And there was a lot of, um, there's a lot of Carl's hottie news about her band complained that man, you know, sports was really tough for me to look out.
He's on his third year and he's already all star, almost all star level.
You know, he's a three.
So that is what I'm saying.
Like enough with these.
Build a guy David there.
Which look, when you tell me when you tell me 10 Yakis said.
I hear David, I'm being honest with you guys.
I don't want them to know somebody just tough talk the date, But I can't quantify a tough coach.
What? What what what do you what is your eye test for, saying the coaches tough cause for me, I've seen these guys.
I feel like they've already been hard on Knox.
Knox makes a mistake to think I'm a cold.
Somebody who has a reputation with that, I seen him build hopped up.
He has coached Derrick Rose.
He has coached Jimmy Butler, Taj Skips and who's with the Knicks now and who is still a great battery for the next Karl Anthony towns.
He's been coaching him for, like, three or four years.
He's, you know, he's a top 10 player in the league, so I mean, he has.
He has, ah, resume where he's a little man.
I don't just coach your everyday player.
I'm not coaching.
No, um, you know this, you know, they're not regular players in this league.
The top level players, which Knox has that potential it he Jane model belief.
Come out of the Kentucky with with a lot of promise.
So I feel like Tom Thibodeau, you know, at least for two or three years, you know I can back it.
I believe he can get the most out of a He needs to be held to a high, understand Julius Randle needs that, too.
It's not no free.
This is not no external.
The more this building these guys up character like a character flaw.
Teoh, you see, it's a me a tough coaches across the hold, you accountable.
I feel like any Agassi will hold players that kind of I don't know.
You know, everything that happened with Kyrie and K D you know, to me that's more probably politics than anything.
And Kyrie Irving not wanted to go along with the program that can the Agnes E.
Was trying to put in place.
I kind of feel like any actors.
It could be that coach that hold you accountable.
You know, I to me.
To me, I don't feel like, you know, Ah, tough coach is just hollering, screaming and yelling.
I'm not saying that's all tips does, but that's what he's, you know.
That's what you seem right, you know, that's what you see.
I don't think that that's necessarily a tough coast.
Just a hollering and screaming and yelling, holding you accountable.
You don't have to holler and scream to hold somebody accountable, you know, saying you could hold somebody accountable by just saying, Oh, you didn't do it Good.
Go sit down somebody else to do it, You know the way.
I don't know what kind of jacket, and he had a good in Brooklyn.
But I don't I don't think his resume is that this is a cop.
Players against concrete account.
I think he could continue to build these kind of place.
I don't think he's going to stop.
Yeah, you even you know.
So and obviously Kevin knocked knees and obviously, do me strangle me there.
That was about it.
I don't know what else to say about around my my whole thing.
You know, I I I appreciate the call, man.
I mean, I think that Kevin Knox, you know, you ask the question Why? I think that cover Knox has been held accountable.
Maybe he needs to be pushed mawr.
You know, Maybe that's he's saying, you know, maybe needs to be pushed more.
I don't know, but I think he's been held accountable.
You're not about to tell me that a professional basketball player, I don't care how old or young he is is not being pushed.
He's being pushed.
Kevin Nuns is not the kind of guy that you can drive like a horse.
He's going to get small, and that's what we're seeing much didn't bring.
That's what they've been doing. They've been holding them accountable.
One mistake he gets you, Him and Frank are the main to whipping posts when it comes to they can't make any mistakes or they get gang from the game.
And that's why you see him get small and do they drop their head and clap the hands crack? Because he knows **** it, I'm about to get cold.
He doesn't have a he needs.
He needs a physio.
The problem is, these of our guys need something different, you know? Do you not listen? He visited.
I'm not saying he needs Fizdale as a head coach.
His there would be a great assistant coach when I was the head coach.
Could be the brow beater in the back.
You know, the clipboard breaker and all of that.
And after he gets ground being about it by the head coach, Fizdale puts his arm around and says, Hey, look, young fella, you got let that wash off and he points out the flaws in his game and say, This is what's gonna make you better the next time you get a court and he can.
He can accept that from him and in a way more palatable way and still understand the standards that are being set from above.
The problems made an assistant coach, our head coach and the players that need that strong out, foot kind of guy walked all over Fizdale and the guys who, like Knox, who needed that coddling, couldn't get it because they were there.
He wasn't able to get the minutes because the Alphas were like, No, **** that Bob Knight.
Bob Knight won three national championships and 40 years, right, three national championships and 40 years and the dude had, I think they said he had, like, 60 players that would like, you know, first teen, you know, all college, whatever, whatever, you know, saying I don't know if you need, you know, do that will be fine and breath into, you know, and to next.
Something knocks is quiet money.
Everybody is not gonna be, You know, say the R.
Barrett, Robert Reid guy, the barker, you know, saying Knox is quiet money, you know, saying he just need time to the he's his own type of trying to make people into something that they're not, is what makes people bust you know, saying death, the reason why you know, we struggled so much.
Which young players every first round think we get the same.
You know, one annoyed, um, and the safety of the franchise.
Why not let them develop that you don't push the pace, but not trying to make them into something in Knox's quiet money? If he was to start coming out being something that he's not, then we start calling him a phony.
You know, not he.
He's not the Mobley vocal type guy, you know, just, you know, just developed his game instead of trying to make him into, you know, Ah, Jimmy Butler.
You don't think why? Limit is not, you know, overly vocal guy, and he's one of the best players in the game.
I'm saying people saying you you say man pushed and you know, do what? We do it with Frank, right where we want bring to marry his international game two American game, right? And because we don't have coaches who run, you know, more of the off a lot of awful pick and roll title offenses that we saw him do or pick and pop. Maybe something.
What we KP Knox.
To be more aggressive, right so way.
We're saying Frank has to be this, that we have to get the right coach to do this and that.
But on the flip side, I say, Knox, we need the right coach for him here in there, you know? I mean again, as much as I want talks to do.
Well, this is a dog indoor world, cause every year every other year, somebody's getting drafted and the thing, and I actually fear this for Knox.
As a Knick fan, I want what's best for the Knicks.
But I hate seeing young guys kind of burnout because you hear these far stories of these kids, this kid becoming drug addicts or become a little weight.
I hate that type of self man.
I don't want where we drive.
We drive some other kid in the second round.
We drive the kid who's like Justus good to save Mitch Robinson at the four in terms of production.
And now Knox has pushed out, you know? I mean, Knox didn't get it, you know? I mean knocks.
It just wasn't there for him, right? We can't depends on the time is not gonna wait for us.
We have to be that I with the call with the coast saying I agree with light and saying You don't you need certain guys concern here.
So this is where the assistant coaches are very important, right? You're gonna have the good cop bad cop, right? That works really well in certain situations where you have got so and in this mail, actually good that we're about it.
Look, I just got this.
Got that? So then he grows into being able to filter out what the robber rock coaches saying, Process it and still get that confidence or that assurance from a pickled.
That's what the Knicks can do. A better job.
Even if we don't hire the type of head coach, I'll be straight because we have different guys in the team.
I think he's a type of guy now if you think you'll run through a wall for Tibbs.
But some of the guys, like, say, maybe our random not defense, is not a sporty and playing hard and hustling is not a sporty.
He made one more of a veteran coach.
You might want to Tyronn Lue just could be Oh, great, you brought me.
So you gotta get I think at this point we have to get the proper But then again on knots 90 years old, it is tough.
I I I'm not saying he's grown enough or mature whatever Bob box.
But when you're again pay millions of dollars, The MBA is ruthless.
They don't give a ****.
So for Knox, Knox has to find a medium.
If it's his father on The Players Tribune, is it? Is there Perrin's? He has to find a support system that he could go to.
Maybe when you see R.
J Total with Steve Nash, you Arjun, you know you can just pick Steve Nash.
Is Brain a little bit member having trouble here having trouble here of all about, you know? I mean, I don't know what it is, but Knox has to.
It has to be more not because what we're doing here, we're all say, you know, we hope the car the road moves right.
We were trying to fix the road to the carpet.
What I'm trying to say is that I'm trying to see ways to get the car moving.
So regards of how the road is the car's gonna keep moving regardless.
So may, um, like, that's one thing.
I definitely you know, we got all players with different kind of personalities, and what's gonna work with one person is not gonna work with another May just like, uh, any.
Any time you get a group of people together on a team in his classroom, anything you know, saying every person has their own personality and you've got a you know, you've got to reach that person kind of where they are, but their personality in order to get through to him.
Sometimes you need several different people to do that.
This is where I think that's why I think that Mike Woodson would be a good assistant coach.
You know, I'm saying, I you know, I think he's that fatherly figure type of guy that, like you said, can put his on around anyone in the players to say, Hey, this is what you gotta do.
Do they don't or, you know, like Mike Woodson can take on From what I've seen, just you know, when he was the coach of the Knicks, seems like he could take on, you know, kind of ah, different.
Having a different, a different approach with different players.
He seems like that kind of guy.
Um, that could do that, you know, saying understand what different players need and be able to provide that That's why I think he would be a really, really good assistant coach.
Obviously the head coach, you know, they've got to pick who they want to be there.
But I think it would be a good guy toe have on this team.
I think he'd be a really good guy to have on this team last time.
Kim Yeon Woo has tak any Woody.
But the thing is, though, you know, we were wrapped up in which coaches this.
I feel like these coaches.
Well, we will put a lot of stock and what they've done at the end of the day, they're only as good as the players they have.
You know, it is really easy to Seo tips.
Just this tough, defensive minded first coat.
He had tough, defensive minded players.
E that's what that's what he had, and that's why I went with the Minnesota.
He tried to go get all them dudes back because at the end of the day it comes down to the players.
And that's where Guillermo was 100% correct.
Kevin Knox has got to get it together.
He has to take advantage of the opportunities he gets.
It sucks that his opportunities were diminished because, like I said before, when you go back to the original to begin in the last season, Knox was talking like he was ready to be a leader.
The young guys he was like, you know, was that he said US events.
I'm gonna show these.
Uh, you remember and keep it when it when this season started, it came out like, you know what? Kevin Knox turned a corner.
He was hitting jump shots. He looked confident.
He was moving and grooving.
I don't know what happened.
I don't know if if Marcus Morris Sunday, um, in practice one day and he was like, from that point on, he just was second fiddle or what? But if the booth and it wasn't well, but I mean, yeah, but see, But it was he did come off like that.
I think I think part of it with like you said, Kevin Knox is a you know, he's a guy that has self confidence.
You know? I'm saying part of it is him mature.
Look, look, right, that's outlooks.
That's how it looks, right? We can't say for sure anything, because we're not there.
But, uh, that's how it looks.
And I think a lot of that has to do with just growing up and maturing.
Some guys mature and get, you know, Ah, little tougher earlier.
Some guys, maybe it takes longer.
I think a lot with him.
I think he's like now he may be the A same age.
Someone has 20 chronologically, but, uh, emotionally, maybe not 20.
You know, saying I think he's not.
Maybe he needs to mature a little bit, but look, I'm gonna head out ahead, man.
Todo one things them.
If you're talking about your sports Senate thing, you already said it.
I mean, right, that the pillows, But I didn't want to say there's no sense seriously, but I'm like a Okay, I guess you got one more left.
I didn't want to say sim on a really, really good note.
I'm proud of that young man.
Tom Makers, little brother.
Um, I've got his name, his He decided to go to HBCU, and I know another kid.
Another prospect is going toe HTC, too.
And I'm very excited to see that woman of young, you know, brothers going to Asian.
She used, you know, just play college basketball.
I'm very proud of that.
And that should not be overlooked because I think that's going to start something.
And, you know, it's really important that they go.
It's agency use, man.
So really proud of that.
Let me add that thing the same way you become manageable about how you treat Kevin.
If we coming back on Monday, I got healthy.
I was in the steps.
Junior, I'm gonna bring your a game, and I'm really hot.
Which all about how ya tree and didn't step doing it.
Just throw him in.
The will usually trade.
So I got beef with all, get a bag of chips, you get it just right. That's a good trade.
I think we'll have some conversations about Dennis Smith Jr.
You mention of that in like, released like those.
You can't bring up every underperforming date.
And I know that's what we have to do, man.
That's what we got to do.
No, baby in status.
We really undercut ever.
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I think it's got some last freezing guys.
I say guys, get more.
You got some last words.
To the people saying that we handle knocks.
We literally just assessing his career again.
I wish nothing but the best for the dude I want.
Why would I want a nick play to do bad? It would make no sense.
Uh, you know, I just you know, I don't know what knots is this, You know, maybe the, um the military training, you know, being very no, your fork.
And all that stuff maybe s a detriment is added to whatever, but some I gotta put that That boosted it.
If you got to get a veteran to come in next year, maybe not take up the minutes like Macoris.
This problem should have heard him against the mighty kind of invigorated drawer that fire out of him, you know? I mean, that's what? That's what I want to see.
You know, I hope that do do as well.
Well, hopefully RJ barrettes herself was infectious on him.
And that the contract comes in can also bring him up.
So, you know, I mean, but for Knox Mandy Oh, this this game is ruthless, bro.
I would say I hope you do what? I want you to.
Our country 18 and eight off 45% shooting for the film, 40% from three.
I want you to be a beast for the Knicks and make everybody look at him like, Oh, yeah, they made the right pick.
I mean, I want us to get ESPN and Fox sports every because you do it.
Well, that's all it is.
Light back toward my man at this for all I want to see.
My My biggest hope is that they allow these guys to grow that the Knicks have have I don't care who they pick.
I just hope that they decide on a group of guys hope that they hold true to whatever young guys a trying day.
They want to move forward with.
Get rid of the excess and just go forward.
Like if they don't want knocks, just get rid of you. Don't want Barry.
Know what? Mitch? Get rid of him, but make a decision and stick to That's what I want to see.
Um, I don't get to say about R.
J. Argentine do is it is Rico.
Do you think everything else can get that together? But if he can become a solid, you need to sit down with Nash.
Have Nash teaching the Zen secret on the free throw line, and if he can do that here, he will rival some guys and he'll make a lot of people eat they Words are saying he's because I've heard a lot of reports about him being a potential bust or, you know, closer to being a bust in the success and all that out of go out the window.
If he starts making free throws, what percentage do you want from what free throw percentage more from? I mean, you know, in a perfect world, I'd like to see it up around 80% but you know, I'll settle for for high seventies, mid to high seventies out, settle for just because of how bad has been this season.
And I don't want to be, you know, right down this will be my expectations.
But I would love to see him up around 80%.
But, you know, for next season I'm thinking 70 77 years range would be a good a good spot them to be.
The blanket cover I want he knows for game on the hate on Kevin Knox thing that chap is saying, I don't think we're hating.
We just assessing, Miss.
And you know, nobody's saying any guys here, so we want him to be good and nobody's giving up on him.
So So I just want to get that straight out.
And also, I feel that fans need that one player on the team.
They love that they do that the hard to go.
They have the Harlem, right? They hate him.
Even so, I think it's not the stern because it was Diaz J.
But you know about the passing office you know, modern long stuff like that.
I think he got a pass on this season and he didn't get the pain kind of that.
Not said if the game we just had the playing time, I think we would be talking about the years.
Jane enough, not locks.
I just feel that way that the fan base needs are played to knock off.
So that was that.
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