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 3 years ago '11        #10901
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 Funeral James said:
Murry is the best pg on the team hope they don't trade him, has potential.
That n*gga could barley get the ball across mid court. He's a third string at best. I'd rather we gat a vet.
 3 years ago '07        #10902
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 imtheman718 said:
That n*gga could barley get the ball across mid court. He's a third string at best. I'd rather we gat a vet.
Its hard to develop a young player when he gets no burn and he has bums gettin playin time over him

Lets be real hes better than felton and priggy
 3 years ago '11        #10903
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 Funeral James said:
Its hard to develop a young player when he gets no burn and he has bums gettin playin time over him

Lets be real hes better than felton and priggy
In what ways is he better than priggy?
 3 years ago '04        #10904
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OKLAHOMA CITY — If there’s one player who can make the transition to head coach without any coaching experience, it is Derek Fisher.

So says former Knicks coach Hubie Brown, who is in Oklahoma City calling the national radio broadcast of Game 6 of the Spurs-Thunder Western Conference finals Saturday night. It could be Fisher’s final game as a player before he vaults into the Knicks coaching derby as Phil Jackson’s front-runner, after Steve Kerr backed out of his verbal agreement. Fisher, 39, likely will be courted by the Lakers, too.

Brown said with Fisher, “You’re not dealing with a typical basketball player,” citing his career as longtime president of the Players a.ssociation, and called the veteran point guard “the total package.”

“He was the 24th pick in the first round — same year as Kobe Bryant,’’ Brown told The Post. “They bonded and formed a great backcourt in winning a lot of championships. Most important is, the players who played with him in L.A. will always tell you how he is a terrific talker in the locker room to the entire group. And everyone backs it up through the year.

“He eventually moves to the Players a.ssociation where he becomes the president. You’re not dealing with a typical basketball player. You’re dealing with a guy with great intelligence. And he displays leadership with a team that won championships where he was not a star player — just a guy who made the chemistry go and then had leadership in the union.

“I would say if you are going to take a guy who has never coached before, you’re at least taking a guy who players have listened to. That’s big now. That means under crisis when coaches aren’t there, you can control a room of high-rated players that are discussing k!lling a coach. He can control it.”

Fisher spoke with Brown at the Thunder practice facility at the morning shootaround Saturday but declined to talk to reporters because he didn’t want the distraction. Earlier in the series, Fisher said he was “humbled” and “flattered” by being mentioned as a Knicks coaching candidate. Jackson confirmed Friday he “definitely’’ will speak with Fisher but added there are “lots of unknowns” on whether Fisher will take the job, referring to his young children in L.A.

Asked if he thought Fisher could handle New York, where he spent much of the lockout in negotiations, Brown said, “New York is unique because of the six dailies [newspapers] that have guys covering the team. The pressure is on you not only from the dailies and all the radio shows and because the city loves the game and always has loved the game.

“They want everything. They want the chemistry to be perfect. They want the players to play to the utmost potential. If that doesn’t happen and they’re losing and they don’t see the chemistry and don’t see the coaching the level they expected, they’re going to be criticized.’’

“Any player that has never been in a city where they have witnessed anything close to this could possibly be in for a shock. But he’s been in L.A. and in the limelight and all the big games.

Most of all he’s been a strong voice with the team at that level. That is critical.”

Brown, whose son Brendan works for the Knicks as their radio color commentator, wouldn’t predict if Fisher will take the job but said he feels Fisher is qualified.

“Through the years he has proven it — at the union where he made tough decisions there and with the Lakers at their best when he was there,’’ Brown said.

“Every single team he’s played with got better and young players listened to him. He doesn’t waste words. He’s direct, to the point and he’s educational. He is the total package. Whether he wants to be a basketball coach, I don’t know. Whether he wants to take on New York City, who knows? Only he and his family can answer that.’’
 3 years ago '07        #10905
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 imtheman718 said:
In what ways is he better than priggy?
Potentially I think he's the better option.

Priggy and Felton should be considered vets they turn the ball over a lot and make bad decisions he plays like a shooting guard in my opinion
 05-31-2014, 07:47 PM         #10906
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 Funeral James said:
Its hard to develop a young player when he gets no burn and he has bums gettin playin time over him

Lets be real hes better than felton and priggy
 3 years ago '07        #10907
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 05-31-2014, 08:43 PM         #10908
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 3 years ago '04        #10910
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Carmelo Anthony turned 30 on Thursday, got a new Corvette Stingray from his wife, LaLa, and is now spending his birthday week in the Bahamas. Online photos show Anthony driving a jet ski through the blue waters with his son, Kiyan. Another has the Anthony family dressed up in native headdresses at a Caribbean festival.

His buddy LeBron James will spend much of June working the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.

Anthony and James each have opt-out clauses in their contracts that could make them free agents July 1. James never talked about it this season. Anthony never stopped talking about it this season.

Perhaps if Anthony knows James will opt in, Anthony will, too. Knicks president Phil Jackson is attempting to convince Anthony just that in the latest twist revealed Friday. The Post reported Anthony has until June 23 to decide.

Anthony has a lot to think about — at a career crossroads at age 30. Knicks officials, from the coaching staff on up, have spent the past year whispering in his ear, trying to persuade him into re-signing as a July free agent.

Jackson has taken on more of a tough-love approach. First, the Zen Master proclaimed Anthony should consider taking a paycut to stay a Knick and give them 2015 flexibility to add two prominent free agents.

Then the Jackson topped that Friday in revealing his desire for Anthony to delay free agency a year, so he can make a more educated decision as Jackson changes the Knicks’ culture. If anything, it will give the two a chance to get to know each other better instead of agreeing on a shotgun marriage.

Jackson said the club “will survive” if Anthony becomes a free agent and bolts. If you want to parse Jackson’s remarks and conclude he wants him to leave, guess again.

Jackson wants Anthony to stay, but on his terms. He doesn’t want “Melo the Brand,” he wants “Melo the Consummate Team Basketball Player’’ — something he hasn’t been in 11 seasons, evidenced by just one trip to the conference finals. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant were not consummate team players until Jackson arrived either.

When Jackson talks of Anthony, he doesn’t call him “a superstar,’’ he just spells out the nuts and bolts he does to win games. Friday, in his 40-minute meeting with reporters in which cameras were not permitted, Jackson said of Anthony: “This a guy we recognize has the talent and skill that gets you through playoff games when things get sticky and grind-out. You need a guy capable of scoring with someone hanging on him in a situation that’s critical, and he’s one of the few players who can do that.’’

Anthony has not been a mature enough leader during his career. His constant chatter about his opt-out clause began in training camp and he never had the instincts as a good teammate to end the talk. Nobody in the locker room cared to hear the free-agent ramblings coming out of Anthony’s mouth with the club coming off a 54-28 record and second seed in 2012-13.

James? He made it clear early he wouldn’t talk about free agency and made good on that promise, among others. Even after Cleveland won the lottery last week, James shut down speculation on his Ohio return by saying he couldn’t care less about draft lotteries now.

Whatever the reasons Jackson has for asking Anthony to delay free agency — it will give the franchise a better idea on what kind of paycut he would need to take — Anthony should listen and take out an insurance policy. It’s not as if interested parties Chicago and Houston, knocked out in Round 1, are banging on the championship door.

If Anthony listens to Jackson on this one, it will be the most significant sign Anthony means what he says, that he cares more about competing for a title than the contract. After all, Jackson may be the best 30th birthday present Anthony has ever gotten.
 3 years ago '04        #10911
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Derek Fisher’s playing career likely ended Saturday night with the Thunder’s ouster from the NBA playoffs, and perhaps a new career will begin soon in New York.

But Fisher said he had too much respect for his teammates to talk about the Knicks’ coaching job, adding the “wound is too raw’’ and he’ll need a couple of days.

But Fisher said it won’t take long to make up his mind on retirement.

“There are a number of people who will be impacted by the decision I do make,’’ Fisher said. “Whether I continue to play or do something else within the game, there’s a lot at stake.’’

If it was his last game, the 39-year-old went out in style, showing the stamina of a young player. He played the final 21:47 of the Thunder’s 112-107 overtime loss to the Spurs in the Western Conference finals. The Thunder still hope he comes back, possibly as a player/assistant coach, but that seems doubtful.

Fisher will be pursued by Knicks president Phil Jackson and likely by the Lakers, his former team with which he won five titles with the Zen Master.

“I can’t go there tonight,’’ Fisher said in the dead quiet of the Thunder locker room. “It’s too fresh of a wound. It’s possible this truly symbolizes the end of a very long career. I don’t think [with] the emotions I’m feeling now it’s smart to bet on what I’m going to do next. I’m definitely going to take it seriously and consider my options, consider what’s best and go from there. There’s a right way to wrap this season up and show it the proper respect.’’

Fisher will have his exit meeting with Thunder coach Scott Brooks on Sunday and realizes the Knicks are waiting on him.

“I’ll try to [do] that as soon as possible for all parties involved and can make the decisions that need to be made,’’ Fisher said. “Interview is a strong word at this point. I haven’t had any direct conversations with any executives — Phil Jackson, the Lakers. I think interview is a strong word. There’ll be conversations at some point. This is still pretty raw and fresh — at least for the next day or two.

“I want to respect whatever my future holds and the guys in this locker room and organization that gave me the opportunity the last two seasons. My career could’ve been over two seasons ago and they took a bet on me.’’

Jackson confirmed Friday he “definitely’’ will speak with Fisher, but added there are “lots of unknowns” on whether Fisher will take the job, referring to the veteran point guard’s young children in Los Angeles.

Brooks went heavy with Fisher Saturday as he played a three-guard smallball lineup.

The Spurs prevailed in overtime despite a Fisher-inspired fourth-quarter comeback from 12 points down.

The 6-footer played his series-high 32 minutes. He was the last one to leave the court. He was hugged at the buzzer. immediately by the Spurs’ Danny Green, a native of North Babylon, L.I., then by Tim Duncan.

Fisher was constantly matched against much bigger players in the final period, having to defend Boris Diaw, Duncan and Manu Ginobili, but he was scrappy to the end. He dove to the floor to save a possession in overtime, sliding out of bounds and into a front-row patron. The kind of scrappiness that could make him a great coach.

As for being the last one to leave the court and meet the media more than an hour after the buzzer, Fisher said: “It’s understanding the moment that it’s possible it could be the last time I walk off the court as a player. It’s mixed emotions. It’s going to hurt.’’

Former Knicks coach Hubie Brown, on hand for the radio broadcast of Game 6, said of Fisher: “You’re not dealing with a typical basketball player.” Brown cited Fisher’s career as longtime president of the Players a.ssociation, and called him “the total package.”
 06-01-2014, 04:39 PM         #10912
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How would y'all feel about Ewing being Head Coach?
 3 years ago '04        #10913
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 Kitsch said:
How would y'all feel about Ewing being Head Coach?
rather a.ssistant, least for now
 3 years ago '04        #10914
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Lamar Odom, Phil Jackson’s first player acquisition, will start his comeback at the Knicks’ training facility Monday.

Jackson signed Odom on the final day of the regular season with a non-guaranteed pact for the upcoming season, giving the Knicks time to evaluate the troubled power forward from Queens.

That evaluation has yet to start, but Jackson still is hopeful Odom can work out. He had plenty of success for Jackson with the Lakers, playing on two title teams, but that was before he became a reality TV star as husband of Khloe Kardashian. They are now divorced. Odom sat out all last season because of alleged drug issues.

“He’s coming to town this week,” Jackson said in his first comments on Odom. “We know he’s a really good basketball player.

“He wants to put himself back together, and he has a chance to do that by having the whole summer to work at it and getting himself back in basketball condition to play. He told me that’s what he wants to do. Having a relationship with him. It’s a pretty good risk-reward situation for us.’’

Odom could play on the Knicks’ summer-league team in July in Las Vegas.

The Post has reported Jackson worked the non-guaranteed deal this way so he can use Odom as mathematical trade filler this summer in case it doesn’t work out.

Jackson said the partnership with general manager Steve Mills is succeeding.

“We’re working well together,’’ Jackson said. “We’re starting to find a kind of pace of how we do work, parsing up the job. [Owner] Jim Dolan wanted me to focus on certain aspects and not all the details with the minutiae and Steve’s doing some of that.”

Jackson confirmed the Knicks will attempt to buy a second-round pick, acknowledging snaring a first-rounder will be too tough. The Knicks traded away their first- and second-rounders in this June superdraft.

“We have limited amount of funds we can use,’’ Jackson said. “Teams do sell draft picks. If teams are willing to allow us to buy a draft pick for a player we want to have at a position, we’ll do it.’’

Jackson said the Bucks and 76ers are trade targets because those teams own multiple picks in the draft that won’t fit on their rosters, but also said he won’t get into “a bidding war.’’

“We’re not going to run ourselves into the ground if it doesn’t work out,’’ he said.

On the coaching front, Jackson said he’s not averse to hiring a name fans aren’t too familiar with, perhaps referring to former Laker Tyronn Lue, who was to interview with the Cavaliers.

“The fan corps deserve [a coach] that will come in without a bias and have a clean slate to work with,’’ Jackson said. “Something in that appeals to me.’’
 3 years ago '04        #10915
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If any NBA executive is interested in trading for players on the Knicks’ roster, Phil Jackson is willing to listen.

“I don't think it's any secret that everybody that we have on our roster is up for discussion, if we have other teams call us up,” the Knicks president said on Friday. “I mean, we have players that are free agents in Amar’e [Stoudemire], Andrea [Bargnani], Carmelo [Anthony], Tyson [Chandler], guys that are in situations that are not to be discussed. But the roster that we have beyond that is open for discussion. And if people call up, want to talk about it, we'll discuss it with them.”

Jackson mentioned Stoudemire, Bargnani and Chandler because those players are entering the final year of their contracts. The Knicks would like to let those contracts expire in order clear cap space for the summer of 2015. The market for those players may be stronger closer to the trade deadline because any team acquiring Chandler, Bargnani or Stoudemire would be responsible for only the remainder of their salaries, not the full salary.

But If Jackson gets an offer for the players mentioned above, that benefits the team, he probably wouldn’t hesitate to strike a deal.

Jackson said Friday that he would not be opposed to taking on salary this summer –- and impact the Knicks’ cap space for the summer of 2015 –- if he was presented with the right trade.

“It has to be part of a discussion,” Jackson said of taking the Knicks’ cap space in 2015 into consideration while making moves this summer. “But if we get back what we think we need to fill out the character and the type of player that we want to have, we’re going to go forward with it anyway. We’re not the only team that [is] going to be chasing these players [in 2015]. We have to understand that. We might feel that we have one of the best places in the world to play, but people are susceptible to their backgrounds and where they’re from and families, etc. We understand that, chasing free agency, this team has been through it.”

Speaking of free agents, the Knicks, of course, would listen to sign-and-trade offers for Anthony if they have a.ssurances that he has ruled out re-signing with New York.

Jackson has also made it clear in the past that he won't hesitate to shake up the roster this summer, if the right opportunity presents itself. In a speech after the final game of the regular season, Jackson told the players that there will be personnel changes this summer.

“He said that there’s going to be changes, some of us won’t be in this room next year,” said a Knicks player who heard Jackson’s address.

Jackson said on Friday that he hasn’t told any of the Knicks directly that he’s looking to trade them.

According to a league source, the Knicks president told Raymond Felton during exit meetings that he would consider trading him in the offseason.

Jackson denied that on Friday.

“We're telling players, get yourself ready, start a 10 to 12 week program of exercise, weight training, conditioning so when you come back here you're not trying to get in shape in September. You are in shape so you're play in October. That's the message we've given,” Jackson said.
 06-02-2014, 05:08 PM         #10916
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 3 years ago '04        #10917
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Only Wade & LBJ can get away for doing the exact same sh*t, Phil should know that
 3 years ago '07        #10918
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This league is disgusting
 3 years ago '04        #10919
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 Funeral James said:
This league is disgusting
hypocrites is a better word lmfao

Phil did this in a city outside of NY, would have never been fined sh*t IMHO
 3 years ago '04        #10920
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Begley

Phil Jackson is well aware of Carmelo Anthony's on-court value to the Knicks.

"We recognize his talent and his skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games,” Jackson said last week. “Things get sticky, grind out and basketball becomes a force game, and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation that’s critical. He’s one of those players, one of the few players who can do that."

Jackson also sees Anthony's value off the court.

The Knicks president believes that Anthony, a free agent-to-be, can help the Knicks immensely in attracting other free agents to New York.

Said Jackson:

"I think it really helps. I haven’t been a major recruiter as a basketball coach. I’ve had players who could recruit by their talent; that’s my great fortune. We didn’t have to send out Michael Jordan to go out and recruit people. People wanted to play with him. Or Scottie Pippen. We didn’t have to do that with Shaq [O'Neal] and Kobe [Bryant] in those situations, and they’re willing to do it. As a result, we ended up with [Karl] Malone and Gary Payton on a basketball team at one time.

"So I’ve been in situations like that. But one of the reasons I never went to college [is] because I never wanted to get into that world of promises and dreams. I want to be in reality most of the time, and I think that really helps. The reality of knowing a player is going to come in and he sees what’s done and sees how players get to play, sees the kind of effort that players put out on the floor is something that goes around this league pretty quickly and guys want to be a part of it."


Free agency is expected to be a major facet of the Knicks' rebuild over the next two or three seasons.

Anthony, of course, is the team's top priority in free agency. The Knicks are also expected to target top free agents in the summer of 2015, provided that they have the cap space. LeBron James, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Rajon Rondo all may test free agency that summer.

But before the Knicks can begin thinking about the class of 2015 (James also has the option of opting out this summer), they need to figure out Anthony's situation.

Anthony has said for much of the year that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract and test the waters this summer. Jackson hopes he will consider opting in and accepting less than a maximum contract to give the Knicks a better chance to land marquee free agents.

“We have an opportunity in the next couple of years to get back in the hunt for free agents that are headline players,” Jackson said last week. “This year, not so. But we’re going to make improvements on this team regardless. But next year and the year after, we think that we're going to have that opportunity. Can we get two [players] instead of just one? Yeah, that’s a possibility.

“[The] reality of how to do that involves Carmelo’s compliance. It may not be a $20 million player, $16 million player, $12 million player; it may be a $10 million ballplayer. But that’s the way things work out now. There’s a possibility we can do that."

If Anthony opts in and then re-signs with the Knicks, New York would have approximately $20 million in cap space in the summer of 2015 (accounting for the 2015 first-round pick and salaries for J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr.). That's based on the a.ssumption that Anthony signs a max contract.

The 30-year-old veteran has said that he is open to taking less money from the Knicks -- or any other team he chooses to sign with -- if it helps that team attract free agents.

Anthony also said during the season that he would work with the Knicks to attract other free agents.

“I think people would love to come to play in New York, and when that time comes, we’ll be working on that," he said. "... I have a big black book. I have a big Rolodex. People that talk about what’s going on with me in the offseason, this and that, I should be getting people to come here. I am. I’m trying.”

It sounds like that’s the kind of effort Carmelo's team president would truly appreciate.
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