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Old 02-24-2012, 03:08 AM   #2641
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

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I read in other threads Amare put on 20 pounds of muscle (suppoosedly he bragged about it).

I am guessing in his infinite wisdom, he gained upper body bulk and the Knicks trainers were powerless to stop him due to lockout.
I mean, I've gained 20ish lbs of muscle several times in my life and didn't change my athleticism THAT MUCH. Even if he gained it all in his upper body and none in his legs, I don't see how that's responsible for what appears to be an astronomical decrease in his vertical. If he did have 20 lbs more of muscle you'd think he'd at least be able to box out more effectively for boards.

Just by watching him I would think the issue is more medical. Something in the leg or a knee.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:24 AM   #2642
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Gonna be a tough few years with Amare. We basically need to hope he can just regain his 15 foot jumper and turn into a pick and pop player.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #2643
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Hey guys, remember when I was getting **** in this thread for saying DLee @ $11mil/yr > Amare for the max?

good times, good times
There was a good amount of value in the act of doing something that summer rather than nothing. Perception is everything and Melo might not come without that first half-season with Amare. Then again, maybe the Knicks would have been able to hang tight and wait to sign/trade for actual good players like CP3 and Dwight.

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Wow D-Lee instead of Amare. We'd be awesome.
Haralabos says Lee is a net negative due to defense. Not that Amare isn't...
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #2644
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

Amare and fields for Turk and Anderson?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #2645
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looooooooool

When Amare reported to camp this year, he hadn't played basketball in almost 7 months

loooooooooooooool

$100 millionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #2646
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He was in rehab for his back.

The problem was he was too dumb to hire professional trainers during the lockout.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #2647
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

Allan Houston looked pretty damn good in that Shooting Stars thing at AS weekend.

We're still paying him, might as well suit him up and see what he can do.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:08 PM   #2648
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

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confirmed best 5-10 in the league?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #2649
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man, what a fun game
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #2650
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baron
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confirmed best 5-10 in the league?
JORTS tho
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:50 AM   #2651
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baron
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novak
jeffries

confirmed best 5-10 in the league?
Yes.

Baron Davis with 8 assists in 15 minutes, Novak with 5-8 from 3 with 17 points.

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JORTS tho
Good point, confirmed best 5-11 in the league then.

Okay, I think we need a nickname for the Knicks' 2nd unit. Any suggestions?

Speaking of nicknames, Landry Fields + Jeremy Lin + Tyson Chandler is now called "The Smart Crew".

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The trio of Lin, Fields, and Chandler were introduced under their new moniker, “The Smart Crew” (or as Lasky said from time-to-time, “The Smart Triangle”), and in unison, they each donned a matching pair of dark-framed “nerd” glasses. When asked how he gained membership in “Smart Crew,” Chandler’s response drew laughs from the audience. “Well, we’ve got Harvard, Stanford, and Dominguez [High School in Compton, California].”
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Most importantly, they appear to have wonderful team chemistry and they convincingly expressed their commitment to winning.
source (which has more great content in the blog post): http://knicks.lohudblogs.com/2012/02...scriber-forum/



And not only can Landry sing.. he can create comedy out of thin air too, as he did in this video last year, working undercover for Modell's:

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:17 AM   #2652
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

I just came up with a nickname for the Knicks bench.

The Replacements

Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak literally were "replacements" as they were passed over by many NBA teams. And it's kind of ironic, as the Knicks bench aren't comprised of mere "replacements", they're damn good players.


and yes I know there's a football movie with the same name, starring Keanu Reeves, which I am a big fan of.

Edit: Wow just came across this song. It's crazy delicious:




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Old 03-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #2653
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Re: New York Knicks: Linning and Grinning

so in another thread someone thinks it's a relatively fair swap jeremy shu-how lin for kyrie irving.

what y'all guys think bout that?

obv i think irving ahead
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #2654
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now comes the hard part, schedule is brutal in the month of march.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #2655
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