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With Tim Hardaway Jr. set to return, Michael Beasley is likely to see role diminish per ny daily news 

Post#1 » by taj2133 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:02 pm

With Tim Hardaway Jr. set to return, Michael Beasley is likely to see role diminish
BY STEFAN BONDY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:35 PM

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It was fun while it lasted, but the impending return of Tim Hardaway Jr. may symbolize the end of Michael Beasley Time.

For the first time in 20 games, Hardaway Jr. was upgraded from out to questionable for Friday night’s game against the Timberwolves. And once Hardaway Jr. returns and is 100 percent, coach Jeff Hornacek indicated that the rotation will revert to its previous incarnation — meaning the possibility of DNPs for Beasley.

“Every one of (our bench players) lends us something and it could be situational,” Hornacek said. “Lance (Thomas) has done a great job defending some of these guys. Prior to when Tim was here, there were nights when Lance didn’t play. There were nights Mike didn’t play. So we’ll probably end up going back to that.”

With Hardaway Jr.’s stress injury sidelining him for the last six weeks, Beasley has emerged as the secondary — and sometimes primary — scoring option alongside Kristaps Porzingis.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. is nearing a return to the lineup.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is nearing a return to the lineup. (NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES)
He has averaged 16.6 points since the injury, scoring 20 or more in eight different games. Conversely, he racked up six DNPs and was often an afterthought with Hardaway Jr. in the lineup.

Hardaway Jr. scrimmaged again fullcourt at practice Thursday and will be evaluated again to determine his status for Minnesota.

Whether or not he’s in the starting lineup will depend on his fitness after such a long time off. Hornacek was noncommittal on both Hardaway Jr.’s status and whether he’ll start after returning.



“If he’s at full condition, we’ll go back that way. If we’re going to try to continue to build him up and then maybe we’ll have to bring him off the bench,” Hornacek said. “But again, we’ll talk to him and see how he’s feeling with the conditioning, when he can play. If he plays a week from now and gets in great condition in practice maybe he starts. If he says he can play tomorrow then it’ll probably be off the bench until he gets in great shape.”

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The Knicks (19-22) are 8-12 without Hardaway Jr., with eight losses in their last 10 games. Although Beasley has thrived offensively in one-on-one situations, it’s proven difficult to play both him and Porzingis together. They are not distributors and simply just take turns. Hornacek likes the partnership in theory — “It’s good to have those two scorers that one time you can go to Mike and next time go to KP.”

But Porzingis played a lot better while benefitting from the open looks created by Hardaway Jr.’s pace.

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Post#2 » by King of Canada » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 pm

This is just typical NY media garbage. Of course people will lose minute if a starter returns. You know who else will lose minutes? LMFT.
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Post#3 » by Jellybeans » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 pm

Towns, T-wolves showing Knicks how to rebuild around a star
How that was a rebuild? :D

But Porzingis played a lot better while benefitting from the open looks created by Hardaway Jr.’s pace.
It wasnt only pace.It was their two man game .
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Post#4 » by Fat Kat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Won't even click that garbage, but when Timmy gets back, KP should see a reduction and Lance shouldn't get any at all.
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Post#5 » by Sark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Ahhh 2018 Knick wing options: the Walking Bonehead, the inefficient chucker with no regard, or the Walking 0/0/0.
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Post#7 » by Barcs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:02 pm

King of Canada wrote:This is just typical NY media garbage. Of course people will lose minute if a starter returns. You know who else will lose minutes? LMFT.


I have to agree. It's just alarmist nonsense. Of course he may lose a little PT, but he's a forward, so Hardaway isn't going to affect him that much. It will probably affect Courtney Lee the most.
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King of Canada wrote:This is just typical NY media garbage. Of course people will lose minute if a starter returns. You know who else will lose minutes? LMFT.


I have to agree. It's just alarmist nonsense. Of course he may lose a little PT, but he's a forward, so Hardaway isn't going to affect him that much. It will probably affect Courtney Lee the most.


That story pretty much comes down to Bondy hearing that Beas was getting MVP chants at the garden, assuming he was some kind of folk hero, and hoping to get some negative attention from the story :nonono:
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Post#10 » by 3toheadmelo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:41 pm

and water is wet
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Post#11 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:47 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:and water is wet


Unlike Timmy’s jumper
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Post#12 » by 2010 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 pm

“If I play, I play, if I don’t, I don’t,’’ said Michael Beasley. “Same tune. Same song. Honestly no, [I’m not surprised]. I’m used to it at this point. Doing what the team needs. Doing what the team asks. If they don’t ask for anything, then I don’t do anything.


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Post#13 » by Jeff Van Gully » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:57 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:and water is wet


Unlike Timmy’s jumper


booooooo :lol:
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Post#14 » by BeagleBoss » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Beasley's offense is far more efficient than Lance's inconsistent overrated defense.
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Post#15 » by Jeff Van Gully » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Jellybeans wrote:Towns, T-wolves showing Knicks how to rebuild around a star
How that was a rebuild? :D


it's not. dude a clown.

they went all in. it's a good team. it's yielding results and competing. nice mix of youth and vet in that starting lineup.

they got off the forever tank.
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Post#16 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Fck this. Beasley plays. Gotta give KP is rest. Playing Beas is a win-win. Dude's shooting 53% from the field.
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Post#17 » by dakomish23 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 pm

Jeff Van Gully wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:and water is wet


Unlike Timmy’s jumper


booooooo :lol:


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Post#18 » by K P 6 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:21 pm

Jellybeans wrote:Towns, T-wolves showing Knicks how to rebuild around a star
How that was a rebuild? :D

But Porzingis played a lot better while benefitting from the open looks created by Hardaway Jr.’s pace.
It wasnt only pace.It was their two man game .

Lmao!! They added mad vets wtf is that about? Luckily they weren't washed vets so I guess theres some truth. Lets call it a rebuild and patch.
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Post#19 » by 3toheadmelo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:35 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:and water is wet


Unlike Timmy’s jumper

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Post#20 » by BenLaw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 pm

Sark wrote:Ahhh 2018 Knick wing options: the Walking Bonehead, the inefficient chucker with no regard, or the Walking 0/0/0.



Beas 52% = inefficient chucker.

KP 43% = offensive juggernaut.

Okay.

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