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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject:

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Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.

Another good reason to fire Mitch and Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject:

Any word on the Knicks SF we're supposedly interested in, Kuzminskas? He'll help stretch the floor, but not sure about his defense.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject:

It is unbelievable that Phil wants Porzingis to be traded. But Knicks should be still thankful to Phil for drafting Porzingis.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Raijin wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.

Another good reason to fire Mitch and Jim


So, since Draymond is probably the second best player from the 2012 draft, does that mean everyone from pick 2 through 34 (including the Warriors GM, who picked Ezeli several slots higher) committed a firing offense?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject:

Raijin wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.

Another good reason to fire Mitch and Jim


If you're not allowed to make draft mistakes, there would be ZERO front offices in the NBA because they'd all be fired.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject:

Porky is balling.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG been saying Porzingis is overrated. I knew the dude had the potential from the start.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject:

porzingis is nuts
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject:

gotta be in the mvp hunt early
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject:

mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.


Yup. Edge to Towns still but if Porz keeps this up? Wooo. These guys are going to go back n forth for years being the "that guy" from that draft.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:17 am    Post subject:

Jokic
KAT
Porzingis
Embiid


Crazy time we're living in
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject:

Snipes wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.


Yup. Edge to Towns still but if Porz keeps this up? Wooo. These guys are going to go back n forth for years being the "that guy" from that draft.


i give the edge to porz as he plays better defense.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject:

ryan_c wrote:
Snipes wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.


Yup. Edge to Towns still but if Porz keeps this up? Wooo. These guys are going to go back n forth for years being the "that guy" from that draft.


i give the edge to porz as he plays better defense.


And offense.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 am    Post subject:

Ironically, if we didn't have "luck" and not jumped 2 positions in the draft in 2015, Porzingis would have been a Laker.
We had the 4th worst record. Minny-KAT, NY-Okafor, Philly- Russel and Lakers -Porj with the afferent "boo". So much for the "luck".
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject:

Raijin wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.

Another good reason to fire Mitch and Jim

To be fair as a huge hater of Mitch the GM he was intrigued by porzingis but then Scott and coaches didn’t like him if I remember correctly
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject:

tox wrote:
Jokic
KAT
Porzingis
Embiid


Crazy time we're living in


Add Ayton to that mix this summer.

People keep taking about this being a guards league but that is something of this current generation. Next gen is starting to be dominated by huge wings/forwards (Giannis, Simmons, Ingram, etc) and bigs with elite skills in passing, shooting, post moves, etc.

Few months ago I thought DLO was on par with KP and the pick success was still TBD. KP has clearly surpassed everyone including Towns.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject:

Raijin wrote:
mhan00 wrote:
Porzingis has arguably surpassed Towns as the guy from that draft. Incredible.

Another good reason to fire Mitch and Jim


Disagree but it is frustrating to know that Mitch and Jim and scouting were apparently very high on him but were worries about blowback from fans if he busted.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject:

I will wait until he finishes a season to decide. Right now his nickname is “when healthy”.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject:

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I will wait until he finishes a season to decide. Right now his nickname is “when healthy”.


You're talking about Embiid or Porzingis?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject:

Porky is a beast, 30/8/2

Plus some monster games over the last 3.

Ya we totally (bleep) that one up, good for the Knicks though...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject:

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I will wait until he finishes a season to decide. Right now his nickname is “when healthy”.


He's played a total of 5 less games than D'lo so I'm sure you're using that same moniker for D'lo too right...?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject:

2019 wrote:
tox wrote:
Jokic
KAT
Porzingis
Embiid


Crazy time we're living in


Add Ayton to that mix this summer.

People keep taking about this being a guards league but that is something of this current generation. Next gen is starting to be dominated by huge wings/forwards (Giannis, Simmons, Ingram, etc) and bigs with elite skills in passing, shooting, post moves, etc.

Few months ago I thought DLO was on par with KP and the pick success was still TBD. KP has clearly surpassed everyone including Towns.

I agree that this is trending towards a bigs league. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense, too. The big guys who are dominating the league all have guard skills to various extents: think Boogie, AD, Giannis, Simmons, Jokic, Towns, Porzingis, Embiid. It just took time for them to show up, because a future NBA big man born in 1988 probably still grew up idolizing Shaq. Fast forward 3-6 years, and these guys mostly didn't watch Shaq in his prime (I'm in that age range so I know well). So these guys are modeling their games after KD, Kobe, LeBron, etc., and that batch of skilled big men is hitting the league right now.

Guys like Alex Len and Jahlil Okafor are largely wastes of lottery picks at this point.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:09 am    Post subject:

andree wrote:
Ironically, if we didn't have "luck" and not jumped 2 positions in the draft in 2015, Porzingis would have been a Laker.
We had the 4th worst record. Minny-KAT, NY-Okafor, Philly- Russel and Lakers -Porj with the afferent "boo". So much for the "luck".


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject:

They wouldn't have taken porz at 4 either
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject:

tox wrote:
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tox wrote:
Jokic
KAT
Porzingis
Embiid


Crazy time we're living in


Add Ayton to that mix this summer.

People keep taking about this being a guards league but that is something of this current generation. Next gen is starting to be dominated by huge wings/forwards (Giannis, Simmons, Ingram, etc) and bigs with elite skills in passing, shooting, post moves, etc.

Few months ago I thought DLO was on par with KP and the pick success was still TBD. KP has clearly surpassed everyone including Towns.

I agree that this is trending towards a bigs league. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense, too. The big guys who are dominating the league all have guard skills to various extents: think Boogie, AD, Giannis, Simmons, Jokic, Towns, Porzingis, Embiid. It just took time for them to show up, because a future NBA big man born in 1988 probably still grew up idolizing Shaq. Fast forward 3-6 years, and these guys mostly didn't watch Shaq in his prime (I'm in that age range so I know well). So these guys are modeling their games after KD, Kobe, LeBron, etc., and that batch of skilled big men is hitting the league right now.

Guys like Alex Len and Jahlil Okafor are largely wastes of lottery picks at this point.


Exactly... bigs now a days have guard skills which has completely inverted the way teams can scheme.

Hence one of the reasons why I want Cousins so bad... the man can put up 28/12 like it's nothing and does so while shooting from 3, pushing the tempo, playing physical, mid range, post ups, making the right passes, and being an underrated post defender.
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