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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 01:58:18 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 02:03:43 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 02:10:00 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.

I was actually thinking the same thing, had Smart been there, would Curry erupt for 46 points? I would like to think he doesn't

Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 02:39:36 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.

I was actually thinking the same thing, had Smart been there, would Curry erupt for 46 points? I would like to think he doesn't

Probably not. Rozier played relatively soft defense on Curry tbh. Rozier wasn't horrible in that game but his defense was definitely shaky that night.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2018, 03:32:12 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.

I was actually thinking the same thing, had Smart been there, would Curry erupt for 46 points? I would like to think he doesn't

Why is it that people only think about the change that could benefit us? The addition of smart's D doesn't mean we win automatically. Maybe GSW wins another way? It's not as if we were blown out, any little change could make the game go in any direction in our favor or theirs.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2018, 03:50:50 PM »

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I hope that larkin will start over rozier, I think he will fit better with the first unit.

Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2018, 04:04:35 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.

I was actually thinking the same thing, had Smart been there, would Curry erupt for 46 points? I would like to think he doesn't

Why is it that people only think about the change that could benefit us? The addition of smart's D doesn't mean we win automatically. Maybe GSW wins another way? It's not as if we were blown out, any little change could make the game go in any direction in our favor or theirs.

The fact is that Curry put up 49 on us because we had nobody that could stay with him around screens, which Smart happens to be about as good at as anyone in the league.

No, it certainly doesnít guarantee us a win, but Iíd bet that had Smart played Curry wouldnít have had as many points as he did.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2018, 04:13:04 PM »

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Smartís immaturity is really hurting this team about now.
It is? I think the team has been better without him. As a minimum, not worse.

Idk, I think we could have really used him in that Warriors game...
Maybe. The naked eye test says we blow just as many defensive assignments with him. But that's just one man watching.

I was actually thinking the same thing, had Smart been there, would Curry erupt for 46 points? I would like to think he doesn't

Why is it that people only think about the change that could benefit us? The addition of smart's D doesn't mean we win automatically. Maybe GSW wins another way? It's not as if we were blown out, any little change could make the game go in any direction in our favor or theirs.

The fact is that Curry put up 49 on us because we had nobody that could stay with him around screens, which Smart happens to be about as good at as anyone in the league.

No, it certainly doesnít guarantee us a win, but Iíd bet that had Smart played Curry wouldnít have had as many points as he did.

My question still stands, even if we don't give up 49, what makes you think that we don't shift that underperformance to somewhere else? Maybe guys who hit shots don't have that chance if Smart is now taking his few? We lost by 4 points any change could work for us but something could also work differently for them in the positive also.


When I say that, I'm referring to me too, I do it. Just asking why we think about one change that would benefit us but forget that that change has a ripple effect? Apparently we think you change one thing and everything else stays the same.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2018, 04:15:00 PM »

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I hope that larkin will start over rozier, I think he will fit better with the first unit.

Larkin might be out also
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2018, 04:20:29 PM »

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Would be nice to see one of Jaylen or Tatum get their first 30 point game tonight.

But either way, both guys are going to have to come up big, and hopefully Morris+Rozier can contribute well off the bench. Will require a team effort tonight.
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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2018, 05:14:32 PM »

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Would be nice to see one of Jaylen or Tatum get their first 30 point game tonight.

But either way, both guys are going to have to come up big, and hopefully Morris+Rozier can contribute well off the bench. Will require a team effort tonight.
Rozier will be starting, unless Brad opts to play "big-ball"  ;)

Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2018, 05:21:46 PM »

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So Rozier and Larkin will be our only ball handlers tonight. Yikes. Smart really looking stupid right now.

Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2018, 06:16:45 PM »

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Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2018, 07:25:37 PM »

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Welp..

We are going to lose this game by double digits.

Tatum and Brown are not yet ready to score bigtime.

Lastime KI missed a game we were so bad offensively it was putrid.

Becha Beasley scores 40 on us..😰😢

Re: Knicks (23-28) at Celtics (36-15) Game #52 1/31/18
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2018, 07:50:12 PM »

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The Knicks are not a good enough team to say that the defense can't hold them down and let the Celtics win an ugly game here.  Tatum was way better last game than in his stretch.  Brown has had some good games.  Lets see what happens.
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