What’s New – Jun. 24, 2017

TRUST THE PROCESS!!

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DRAFT GRADES..

OVERALL                                A +
PHIL CONTROLLED THE NARRATIVE ALL DAY.  FIRST HE SENDS A MESSAGE TO HIS YOUNG REBELLIOUS STAR THAT IF YOU ARE RESISTANT DON’T SIGN A LONG TERM LEASE ON AN APARTMENT.  PHIL KEPT THE CELTS AND AINGE ON THE PHONE ALL DAY JERKING THEM AROUND CHASING THE UNICORN WHILST THIBS STOLE THE CELTS PLAN B OUT FROM UNDER HIM FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.  APPARENTLY, THE CELTS THOUGHT THEY COULD OBTAIN THE 7 PICK TO USE IN A KP DEAL BUT THIBS TURNED AROUND AND GAVE IT TO THE BULLS FOR A TOP 15 PLAYER.   AINGE SHOULD HAVE OFFERED THE THREE PICK TO CHICAGO FOR BUTLER.  NOW THE CELTS ARE ONTO PLAN C – PAUL GEORGE – AND THEN PLAN D – OUR GUY MELLOW.  THE KNICKS WERE THE TALK OF THE DAY. DOLAN SMILES.

BUT ASIDE FROM THE DIVERSIONARY TACTICS PHIL GRABBED SOME LONG, ATHLETIC SMART KIDS WHO PLAYED FOR SERIOUS PROGRAMS, WON GAMES AND MADE BIGTIME PLAYS IN BIGTIME SPOTS.

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FIRST ROUND PICK  #8 OVERALL – FRANK NTILIKINA                      A +
PHIL HAS HAD HIS EYE ON THE 18-YEAR-OLD FRENCH POINT GUARD FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.   NITTY DOES ALL THE LITTLE THINGS AND AFTER BEING DRAFTED, FLEW BACK TO FRANCE TO PLAY IN THE FIFTH AND DECIDING GAME OF THE FRENCH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE KID IS PLAYING MEANINGFUL MINUTES ON A CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL AT 18 YEARS OF AGE.  – IMPORTANT PART OF DEVELOPMENT SOMETIMES IGNORED.  HIS SPECIALTY IS LOCK DOWN DEFENSE AND NOT MAKING MISTAKES.  PERIMETER DEFENSE  – A HUGE NEED FOR THIS TEAM.  YOUNG LEGS WITH SMARTS AND PROMISE AND SKILL.

SECOND ROUND – #44 OVERALL – DAMYEAN DOTSON                       A +
PERSONALLY,  I PREFERRED SID THORNWELL BUT DOTSON SEEMS TO BE THE SAME TYPE OF PLAYER.   TALL, LONG, EXPERIENCED SHOT TAKERS WHO ARENT AFRAID TO PLAY DEFENSE.  DOTSON HAD SOME PERSONAL ISSUES AT OREGON THAT CAUSED HIM TO LEAVE.  NO CHARGES WERE PRESSED.   BUT AGAIN, A LONG, ATHLETIC, PERIMETER DEFENDER WHO CAN KNOCK DOWN A SHOT AND HAS FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGIATE EXPERIENCE.  44% FROM THREE AND HE HAS DEEP RANGE.

 

SECOND ROUND #58 OVERALL – OGNJEN JARAMAZ                 A+
THE SERBIAN WE WILL CALL O.J. IS A 21 YEAR OLD 6-4 GUARD WHO WILL BE PLAYING OVERSEAS FOR MEGA BEMAX.  USING THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET TO DRAFT AND STASH IS A MOVE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE SPURS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PLAN.  I LOVE THIS STRATEGY.

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS                     A +
KNICKS SIGNED TWO SIGNIFICANT UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS.

1. LUKE KORNET GOT A 2 -WAY CONTRACT. .  HIS FATHER IS A FORMER NBA PLAYER AND HIS MOTHER IS A RELATIVELY FAMOUS LOCAL TV NEWSPERSON IN TENNESSEE.  THE TWO-WAY CONTRACT ALLOWS HIM TO PLAY PART TIME IN WESTCHESTER AND PART TIME WITH THE KNICKS AS THE 16TH OR 17TH ROSTER SPOT.. THREE POINT SHOOTING SHOT BLOCKER PLAYED FOUR YEARS AT VANDERBILT SO YOU KNOW HE’S GOT BRAINS.  STILL ONLY 21 YEARS OLD.  KEEPS THE THEME GOING.

NIGEL HAYES ALSO GOT A SUMMER LEAGUE INVITE.  DURING THE PLAYOFFS I COULD BE HEARD REPEATING I WANT A DRAYMOND GREEN FOR THE KNICKS.  THIS KID REMINDS ME A LOT OF DRAY GREEN.    HE’S LONG (OVER 7-3 WINGSPAN) AND BUILT LIKE A SEMI TRUCK (6-8 245) AND HAS A MOUTH TO MATCH.  DURING THE TOURNAMENT HE TOLD THE PRESS HE DIDNT LIKE COMING TO NEW YORK BECAUSE IT WAS DIRTY.  WE WILL SEE WHAT ELSE HE HAS TO SAY IN ORLANDO SUMMER LEAGUE.  BUT SERIOUSLY HE IS VERY OUTSPOKEN ON SOCIAL ISSUES AND ENJOYS BEING IN FRONT OF THE MEDIA.  HE’S FROM A REAL GOOD FAMILY AND HAS HIS HEAD ON STRAIGHT.   ON THE COURT HE PLAYS WITH A HIGH IQ. HE’S SOMEONE I’M KEEPING CLOSE TABS ON.  I LOVE THIS SIGNING.

GAME DAY – The 2017 NBA Draft

PHIL WANTS MORE!!

Knicks source on Phil right now: “he’s dug in. If he doesn’t get exactly what he wants, there will be no (Porzingis) trade.”