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Re: Knicks select Rokas Jokubaitis (34th overall) 

Post#181 » by nykfan42 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:05 pm

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WajaBawl wrote:Looked average in summer league, and have doubts about his game translating with the physicality of the NBA. Rooting for the kid though, but doubt he's even gonna play a single minute for us anywhere in the near future.


He’ll be in a trade package for Harrison Barnes - the prototypical Thibodeau player.

No thanks to Barnes.
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Post#182 » by HarthorneWingo » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:51 pm

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WajaBawl wrote:Looked average in summer league, and have doubts about his game translating with the physicality of the NBA. Rooting for the kid though, but doubt he's even gonna play a single minute for us anywhere in the near future.


He’ll be in a trade package for Harrison Barnes - the prototypical Thibodeau player.

No thanks to Barnes.


We can put RJ in that trade instead.
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Post#183 » by nedleeds » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:22 pm

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nykfan42 wrote:
Hes_On_Fire wrote:
He’ll be in a trade package for Harrison Barnes - the prototypical Thibodeau player.

No thanks to Barnes.


We can put RJ in that trade instead.


Barnes is a strictly better Randle at this point.
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Post#184 » by nykfan42 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:34 pm

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HarthorneWingo wrote:
nykfan42 wrote:No thanks to Barnes.


We can put RJ in that trade instead.


Barnes is a strictly better Randle at this point.

Not sure that equates to much haha.
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Post#185 » by nedleeds » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:41 pm

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nedleeds wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:
We can put RJ in that trade instead.


Barnes is a strictly better Randle at this point.

Not sure that equates to much haha.


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nykfan42 wrote:
nedleeds wrote:
Barnes is a strictly better Randle at this point.

Not sure that equates to much haha.


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Haha no you can not.
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Post#187 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:23 pm

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nedleeds wrote:
nykfan42 wrote:Not sure that equates to much haha.


"You can't polish a turd." - Wise Man

Haha no you can not.


But you can spray paint it.
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Post#188 » by nedleeds » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:36 pm

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nykfan42 wrote:
nedleeds wrote:
"You can't polish a turd." - Wise Man

Haha no you can not.


But you can spray paint it.

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Post#190 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:55 pm

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Interesting bc after watching Rokus in SL, I thought that his dribble was way too high for the NBA. He was having trouble with it then but he looked great at the 2-guard position. He moved the ball, hit his shots, and displayed a high BBIQ.
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Post#191 » by BugginOut » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:06 pm

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Post#192 » by RHODEY » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:02 am

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Rokas is going to be a beast


Nice ..I see some Dragic in his game.
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Post#196 » by Clyde_Style » Yesterday 1:48 pm

Our baby Joker is looking good

He combines Pace + Penetration

There’s early signs of some Nash tendencies in the way he can navigate in congested paint areas until he finds a seam. That seems to be more about his sensibilities than having an elite handle. He plays with his head up and is always probing for defensive weaknesses which is very encouraging

The biggest thing I see is he has elite body control. He won’t be the quickest guy on the court (though he will compensate for that to some degree by pushing the ball upcourt and with outlet passes). But he could be very savvy.

Look at his footwork. If he is a special player, I think you’ll find the separation there. He has great gravity. Notice how he pony hops a lot. He is already very adept at jab steps and feints. His low center gravity gives him the ability to plant his feet and change direction without any wasted effort. It makes him potentially hard to guard if his handles keep improving.

And that body control extends to getting off shots with contract. He’s not a big guy, but he looks deceptively strong. He seems quite capable of scoring with contact.

Guys who combine pace, intelligence and body control tend to be good NBA prospects as long as they can do the other basics fairly well. Body control is what allows guys to get off shots other players can’t.

Kid looks promising

If he can play like this in the NBA he’s probably a better PG than anyone on our roster now (no disrespect to DRose whom I consider more of a combo guard).
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Post#197 » by RHODEY » Yesterday 2:31 pm

Clyde_Style wrote:Our baby Joker is looking good

He combines Pace + Penetration

There’s early signs of some Nash tendencies in the way he can navigate in congested paint areas until he finds a seam. That seems to be more about his sensibilities than having an elite handle. He plays with his head up and is always probing for defensive weaknesses which is very encouraging

The biggest thing I see is he has elite body control. He won’t be the quickest guy on the court (though he will compensate for that to some degree by pushing the ball upcourt and with outlet passes). But he could be very savvy.

Look at his footwork. If he is a special player, I think you’ll find the separation there. He has great gravity. Notice how he pony hops a lot. He is already very adept at jab steps and feints. His low center gravity gives him the ability to plant his feet and change direction without any wasted effort. It makes him potentially hard to guard if his handles keep improving.

And that body control extends to getting off shots with contract. He’s not a big guy, but he looks deceptively strong. He seems quite capable of scoring with contact.

Guys who combine pace, intelligence and body control tend to be good NBA prospects as long as they can do the other basics fairly well. Body control is what allows guys to get off shots other players can’t.

Kid looks promising

If he can play like this in the NBA he’s probably a better PG than anyone on our roster now (no disrespect to DRose whom I consider more of a combo guard).

Great post.
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Post#198 » by robillionaire » Yesterday 4:57 pm

Clyde_Style wrote:Our baby Joker is looking good

He combines Pace + Penetration

There’s early signs of some Nash tendencies in the way he can navigate in congested paint areas until he finds a seam. That seems to be more about his sensibilities than having an elite handle. He plays with his head up and is always probing for defensive weaknesses which is very encouraging

The biggest thing I see is he has elite body control. He won’t be the quickest guy on the court (though he will compensate for that to some degree by pushing the ball upcourt and with outlet passes). But he could be very savvy.

Look at his footwork. If he is a special player, I think you’ll find the separation there. He has great gravity. Notice how he pony hops a lot. He is already very adept at jab steps and feints. His low center gravity gives him the ability to plant his feet and change direction without any wasted effort. It makes him potentially hard to guard if his handles keep improving.

And that body control extends to getting off shots with contract. He’s not a big guy, but he looks deceptively strong. He seems quite capable of scoring with contact.

Guys who combine pace, intelligence and body control tend to be good NBA prospects as long as they can do the other basics fairly well. Body control is what allows guys to get off shots other players can’t.

Kid looks promising

If he can play like this in the NBA he’s probably a better PG than anyone on our roster now (no disrespect to DRose whom I consider more of a combo guard).


Joku seems more like a combo guard to me as well, not that there’s anything wrong with that
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Post#199 » by ellobo » Yesterday 5:15 pm

He's got that typical left-hand dominance like Lenny Wilkens, John Lucas, Toni Kukoc, Randle, and RJ, on down:

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Post#200 » by evevale » Yesterday 5:20 pm

Hes_On_Fire wrote:
WajaBawl wrote:Looked average in summer league, and have doubts about his game translating with the physicality of the NBA. Rooting for the kid though, but doubt he's even gonna play a single minute for us anywhere in the near future.


He’ll be in a trade package for Harrison Barnes - the prototypical Thibodeau player.

If we do in fact make a move for Mr. Barnes my only request is that we do it mid-game

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