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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

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    ^you have to figure Carmelo was on board with letting lin go (in "secret").

    remember what happened to DiAntoni with carmelo? the coach tried to shame him into being less of a ball stopper, and carmelo eventually just caused a mutiny.
     
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  2. tv2177

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    ya i don't get why they want a 29 year old Felton with no merchandising and let go of Lin, a 23 yr old with more potential to grow and a lotttttttttttttttttttta merchandising. who knows what are they thinking. maybe because Melo said that Lin's contract was "ridiculous to match?"
     
  3. Rambo

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    I'm betting its because Melo's an egomaniac and didn't want anyone taking an ounce of the spotlight off himself.
     
  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    It's worth it! Knicks front office is beyond stupid. I don't get it, even if he rots on the bench he'll earn them more than $50 mil.
     
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    I'll watch it maybe this weekend we'll see or tomorrow.
     
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    Jeremy Lin's Departure Teaches Knicks Fans Important Lesson About Getting Excited By The Knicks
     
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    Allan Houston, Stephon Marbury, Isaiah Thomas, Carmelo Anthony. . .Bad teams are bad for a reason and it usually starts at the top of the organization and permeates all the way through. The NBA would be a more exciting league if the Knicks were title contenders, but I don't see how it can possibly happen until the ownership and the entire management changes. I almost feel sorry for Knicks fans, but there is another, better team in New York now that you could root for.
     
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    the two guys that spoke out negatively about Lin = J.R. Smith and Melo. J.R. Smith, (I love his wreckless, 110%, jump all over the place style) is probably a bit upset that he did not command more money in the market. He pretty much dropped a few million a year from his worth with his playoff play. During the season, I did not see the Knicks being able to sign him for less than $5mln a year. Melo, in 2 years with the Knicks, 1 playoff win. Possibly would not have even had a chance to make the playoffs were it not for Lin. So $40mln for 1 playoff win seems to me to be a bit more ridiculous than Lin's contract.

    Its telling to me that Chandler and Amare have not really said anything publicy about Lin. They played the best ball offensively when Lin was on the court. When Melo came back, they basically became role players on offense. I can see why Amare wanted Nash to come here, he is probably looking for someone that can stand up to Melo and distribute the ball evenly but will have to deal with Felton and Kidd, both of whom were torched by Lin in the head to head meetups. Kidd will be 40, Felton will be the overweight starter. Woodson is like a deer in the headlights. He knows who butters his bread and knows that going against Melo will most likely mean losing his job so he will have Felton and Kidd force feeding the ball into Melo in a halfcourt set, at the expense of Amare and Chandler. A halfcourt team with no player that can play with his back to the basket, no legitimate consistent outside shooter (ex. Novak off the bench and he doesn't move). So if this doesn't work this year, they will go back to their blueprint of overpaying for a player that had his best years with another team because they truly believe that they are currently a championship caliber team. How a team with their frontcourt started the season 8-15 and only won 1 playoff game is a fucking joke.
     
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    ^^

    I keep saying frontcourt and I mean frontline.
     
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    I found this curious as well. Melo really has a stranglehold on that team. I guess I just didn't realize the extent of it.
     
  12. RFX45

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    Every vid on ESPN involving Lin has Stephen A. SMith slandering him to make it seem like NY made the right decision it not matching. I mean seriously NY, if you're going to let the kid go, at least be decent about it and try not to smear his name.
     
  13. Prada_Ferragamo

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    Stephen A. Smith = :facepalm:
     
  14. RFX45

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    Hah, what the fuck has Felton done to think he can talk like this? Dude is a fat, fucking failure at Portland last year.


    He is no more than a 2nd string PG at this point in his overweight career. I want to say he is the next Baron Davis but BDiddy has more talent in his pinky than this dude.
     
  15. edmorel

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    well, from the media's perspective, its a no brainer to say he is not worth it. If he goes to Houston and does well, you can always fall back on "no way anyone could tell he was going to be this good with only 25 games under his belt", "too much money for an unproven/drafted player" . If he does not do well, they'll all say "told you so!" and seem like basketball geniuses in their minds. All you need to read to know where the (NYC) media is on Lin, you just need to read how they keep falling back on the Miami game, how they made him look awful. Because no good player in the league has ever been made to look bad in a game. They quickly discount the LA game and the Dallas (Jkidd schooled) game, the clutch shots, the making your teammates better. They talk about how he can't go left (and we all know that is impossible to work on in the summer :rolleyes:). They forget about Felton being outplayed by him, because Felton was unhappy in Portland so its OK for him to gain weight and play bad. Nothing like having two starters on your team (Melo, Felton) that have shown you that they will give up if they are unhappy with the team/coaching.

    The larger issue here, bigger than Lin and bigger than whether Lin sucks it up in Houston or turns into John Stockton, is the insistence by Dolan and his cronies that the Knicks are a consistantly contending team. They refuse to blow up and rebuild, the wisdom being that NYC would never put up with a rebuilding team. Well, we've been playing like a rebuilding team for 11 years now and the team could have saved themselves about $200 million dollars and actually had a future if they had stuck with some of the young talent that has come through rather than trading for these duds. Instead we have a team that basically has a year or two to win it all, a team that has gotten worse and older while their competitors have gotten better. All of our eggs in the basket of Melo, a guy who so far in his career has been the consumate selfish player, who scares away guys like Phil Jackson from even considering coaching the Knicks. Melo has the ability to have the type of year Lebron had last year. He has the skils to carry this team over the top, yet we have one playoff win in the last two years to show for it.

    Lin is a guy that is not going to complain on the court or to his coaches. He has made teammates play better and harder. He works his butt off to improve his game. He doesn't have the skills of a lot of guys, but has a lot of heart and has shown the unteachable ability to not back away from a big shot. I can't think of one current knick that I would describe in that manner, Chandler would come the closest.
     
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    Quoting Felton's agent:

    I wonder if Melo's ego can be overshadowed by this guy's.
     
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    Jeremy Lin made this announcement on his Facebook page after the Knicks failed to match the Rockets offer.

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  20. RFX45

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