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Basketball has returned to to the Garden!

Loving the chemistry. Coach T getting the best out of each player. Excited about Quickly and impressed with Barrett and Randle (should be considered for an extension). 

Let's stay healthy and let's show the world who is the best and most fun basketball team in NY!

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Randle, Barrett and Quickley make a solid future starting 3. Add in Knox and a better Toppin next season and along with Thibs can be a good landing place for a top FA. Extending Randle next year and w

Too early to give Tibbs the keys to the city? The really juicy part of all of this is that maybe NY is now going to be seen as a more attractive destination by some free agents.

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20 minutes ago, Bronx said:

Basketball has returned to to the Garden!

Loving the chemistry. Coach T getting the best out of each player. Excited about Quickly and impressed with Barrett and Randle (should be considered for an extension). 

Let's stay healthy and let's show the world who is the best and most fun basketball team in NY!

watched the extended hilites. Randle is a legit NBA scorer.

Quickly And Rivers looking solid. Barret solid.   strange days it feels loike

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2 minutes ago, Losmeister said:

watched the extended hilites. Randle is a legit NBA scorer.

Quickly And Rivers looking solid. Barret solid.   strange days it feels loike

Knicks made the obvious move and hired Thibs as coach

 

Jets need to make the obvious move and at least go hard after Harbaugh 

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30 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Quickly 17 Pts in 21 minutes

 

some give him a starting job

He seems to be a player moving forward. If he had a full camp Tibs he’d be lighting it up. We need Toppin to get going to take pressure off Randle and RJ. 
Very good win. 

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1 hour ago, 32EBoozer said:

He seems to be a player moving forward. If he had a full camp Tibs he’d be lighting it up. We need Toppin to get going to take pressure off Randle and RJ. 
Very good win. 

Toppin’s last college game was 3/7/20.  He barely had a TC and preseason and played like 2 minutes in the first game of the regular season before getting injured and missing 3 weeks.  He will get more run and get to develop his rhythm and timing

 

once Toppin gets back on track he’s going to be really good

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2 hours ago, Philc1 said:

Back2back W’s

I didn’t even know they played today. Makes sense being MLK day. 
Tibs making adjustments and coaching them up. We should be in contention for the 8th PO spot. 

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18 hours ago, 32EBoozer said:

I didn’t even know they played today. Makes sense being MLK day. 
Tibs making adjustments and coaching them up. We should be in contention for the 8th PO spot. 

They’re currently in 6th place

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6 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

They’re currently in 6th place

I’m not greedy! I’ll take 8th PO spot over missing out completely. Remember we’re not even expected to make the playoffs this season. A lot of games left. 

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Now that Obi is playing again, Thibs can manage minutes more rationally.  Keeping Barrett and Randle fresh may be the difference in 5 wins vs. losses this year, and ultimately the playoffs.  

I am curious about the schedule though.  Why do we only play Washington, Toronto, and Detroit once each (crappy teams), while playing many western teams twice?  

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5 hours ago, 32EBoozer said:

I’m not greedy! I’ll take 8th PO spot over missing out completely. Remember we’re not even expected to make the playoffs this season. A lot of games left. 

I looked at the ludicrous format Silver and his clowns put together and it’s essentially a 10-seed playoffs with seeds 7-10 having 0 difference 

 

so it would be good to get a top 6 seed but the Knicks can still essentially make the playoffs as the 10th seed in the east

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Team is so Jekyll & Hyde.

Yes, we beat GS with Green watching the 2nd half because the refs are idiots, but they looked far better than the team that lost 5 straight just last week.  It's GREAT to see RJ coming into his own as a budding star.  And watching Obi put that dunk in from the baseline was pure joy.  I am starting to really enjoy what they have.  They are sloppy and seem to turn the ball over a lot, but if they clean that up, they can probably hang with almost anyone and should certainly stay in the playoff grouping even if they don't finish top-6.

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21 hours ago, nycdan said:

Team is so Jekyll & Hyde.

Yes, we beat GS with Green watching the 2nd half because the refs are idiots, but they looked far better than the team that lost 5 straight just last week.  It's GREAT to see RJ coming into his own as a budding star.  And watching Obi put that dunk in from the baseline was pure joy.  I am starting to really enjoy what they have.  They are sloppy and seem to turn the ball over a lot, but if they clean that up, they can probably hang with almost anyone and should certainly stay in the playoff grouping even if they don't finish top-6.

It’s been a fun season so far.  Certainly way more enjoyable than the s-show we went through with the jets

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5 hours ago, BROOKLYN JET said:

Question is will they get back to .500 again?

I think they will. I also think if they extend Randall and bring in 1 piece via free agency, they will be a very good team.

Let’s see if they stay healthy.  The schedule has been brutal so far, I thought they might start out 4-19 again 

 

Randle is excellent trade bait next summer

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It feels like they play a strong team every single night.  I checked and they do, in fact, have the 2nd highest SoS index in the league.

http://www.espn.com/nba/stats/rpi/_/sort/SOS

Year: 
2020-21 NBA RPI Rankings
RK TEAM RPI W L PCT SOS PWR PF PA EWL EWP
1 Memphis .548 9 7 .563 .543 0 1764 1743 9-7 .549
2 New York .500 9 13 .409 .530 0 2248 2292 9-13 .421
3 Dallas .486 8 13 .381 .521 0 2282 2324 9-12 .425
4 San Antonio .521 11 10 .524 .520 0 2336 2358 10-11 .461
5 LA Lakers .570 16 6 .727 .517 0 2459 2289 17-5 .765
6 Oklahoma City .492 8 11 .421 .515 0 2037 2194 4-15 .227
  Denver .536 12 8 .600 .515 0 2332 2233 13-7 .672
  Detroit .446 5 16 .238 .515 0 2272 2370 7-14 .333
  Golden State .517 11 10 .524 .515 0 2355 2377 10-11 .462
10 LA .561 16 6 .727 .506 0 2524 2365 16-6 .745
11 Minnesota .441 5 15 .250 .505 0 2126 2312 4-16 .200
12 Portland .515 11 9 .550 .504 0 2308 2341 9-11 .442
13 Chicago .483 8 11 .421 .503 0 2192 2235 8-11 .421
14 Sacramento .489 9 11 .450 .502 0 2268 2384 6-14 .305
15 New Orleans .467 7 12 .368 .500 0 2099 2148 8-11 .406
  Indiana .518 12 9 .571 .500 0 2396 2339 13-8 .598
17 Phoenix .519 11 8 .579 .499 0 2097 2043 12-7 .606
18 Atlanta .498 10 10 .500 .498 0 2250 2200 12-8 .592
19 Brooklyn .522 14 9 .609 .493 0 2812 2709 15-8 .649
  Boston .514 11 8 .579 .493 0 2120 2072 11-8 .593
21 Utah .560 16 5 .762 .492 0 2389 2230 16-5 .757
22 Houston .498 10 9 .526 .489 0 2134 2078 12-7 .608
  Cleveland .486 10 11 .476 .489 0 2183 2271 7-14 .343
24 Charlotte .481 10 11 .476 .483 0 2301 2314 10-11 .477
25 Miami .448 7 13 .350 .481 0 2137 2246 6-14 .306
26 Washington .419 4 13 .235 .480 0 1990 2080 6-11 .325
27 Toronto .466 9 12 .429 .479 0 2348 2313 12-9 .562
28 Milwaukee .503 12 8 .600 .471 0 2410 2247 15-5 .761
29 Philadelphia .531 15 6 .714 .470 0 2391 2303 14-7 .650
30 Orlando .442 8 14 .364 .469 0 2306 2456 6-16 .261
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15 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

Does the NBA apply SoS in determining draft slotting like the NFL?

No but it does put a little bit of a more positive spin on the team.  They are constantly playing tougher teams but they are about to go into the soft pocket of their schedule (3 games against WAS and MIA in the next 4).  I think .500 is a great goal for this team and sets them up well for Free Agency and a push to make some playoff noise next season. 

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24 minutes ago, nycdan said:

No but it does put a little bit of a more positive spin on the team.  They are constantly playing tougher teams but they are about to go into the soft pocket of their schedule (3 games against WAS and MIA in the next 4).  I think .500 is a great goal for this team and sets them up well for Free Agency and a push to make some playoff noise next season. 

If 3 teams have the same record at the end of the year how is the draft order handled? I know if you are a lottery team you get equal amount of balls to those you are tied with. What about those teams who are not lottery eligible.... when you exit the playoffs? 

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On 2/4/2021 at 5:25 PM, 32EBoozer said:

Does the NBA apply SoS in determining draft slotting like the NFL?

There’s a bunch of tie breakers like head to head and conference record.  Teams don’t tie eachother in record as often in the nba as in nfl 

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4 hours ago, Philc1 said:

Oh and Perry deserves some credit for trading that overrated glass figurine Porzingis and signing Randle

The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a trade to acquire Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Roseand reunite him with coach Tom Thibodeau, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

The Knicks are sending guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 second-round draft pick via the Charlotte Hornets to Detroit, sources said.

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