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What a Difference a Year Makes - Backcourt Edition 

Post#1 » by KnickMan » Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:51 pm

Just think, this time last year our backcourt consisted of the following:

2020/21
Elfred Payton, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank N, RJ Barrett, IQ, Reggie Bullocks, (Alec Burks as swingman)
2021/22
Kemba Walker, Derrick Rose, RJ Barret, Evan Fornier, IQ, Duece McBride, Quentin Grimes

To do this and not mortgage the future but instead actually INCREASE our assets, shows that the days of the Knicks being fleeced by other teams ARE OVER. I know it is hard to accept after so many years of FO futility, but we actually have people in charge who KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

I don't know about anyone else but the front office has to be given a standing ovation for this transformation. Now it is up to Thibs and the development staff to get the most of out of these players. I won't lie, in Duece McBride and Quentin Grimes I truly believe we have our starting backcourt of the future. Only question is how soon that future is realized. In the meantime who better to be mentored by than Walker and Rose?? Two vets who can still play at an extremely high level when healthy to show the new recruits how its done. I spent some time watching video of Fornier and while he is not a "star" he is definitely the kind of "team" player that every winning team needs. He reminds a little in terms of his role, of Ginobili of those championship Spurs teams. He was definitely, a "glue" guy who kept everything together, who was fearless and who played some of his best basketball in the biggest games. He is definitely an upgrade over Bullocks, it is not even close. Now, RJ just needs to show progression; he doesn't have to be "the man", just show improvement from last year and we will have one of the best overall backcourts in the NBA.
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Re: What a Difference a Year Makes - Backcourt Edition 

Post#2 » by DaGawd » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:13 pm

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Post#4 » by thebuzzardman » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:27 pm

DaGawd wrote:Hi NYK-Mentality


No challenge to list 20 better backcourts :D
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Post#5 » by DaGawd » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:36 pm

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DaGawd wrote:Hi NYK-Mentality


No challenge to list 20 better backcourts :D

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Post#6 » by god shammgod » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:42 pm

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Post#7 » by Are We Ther Yet » Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:13 pm

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DaGawd wrote:Hi NYK-Mentality


No challenge to list 20 better backcourts :D


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Post#8 » by 2020 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:37 pm

thebuzzardman wrote:
DaGawd wrote:Hi NYK-Mentality


No challenge to list 20 better backcourts :D


You're just going to ignore the fact that he said "one of the best overall backcourts", which I do believe we have.
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Post#9 » by Fat Kat » Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:44 pm

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Post#10 » by Jimmit79 » Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:09 am

I'm happy we got upgrade at backcourt let's hope this fixes Randle and RJ horrible shooting in playoffs.

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Post#11 » by Kampuchea » Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:41 am

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Post#12 » by KnicksGadfly » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:10 am

Is it me or are we getting more fair weather these days?
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Post#13 » by KnicksGadfly » Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:15 am

How are we 12 posts in the thread (now 13), and no one has brought up the picture
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Post#14 » by moocow007 » Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:31 pm

KnicksGadfly wrote:How are we 12 posts in the thread (now 13), and no one has brought up the picture


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Post#15 » by KnickMan » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:02 pm

KnicksGadfly wrote:Is it me or are we getting more fair weather these days?


Dude I have been following this team since the days of Frazier and Reed so you can stuff the fair weather bs. I said one of the best "overall" back courts and I stand by that, especially if Walker and Rose can stay relatively healthy. I always have to laugh at dudes who think they know so much and actually know very little.
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Post#16 » by KnickMan » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:02 pm

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I have no idea who that is but thanks for avoiding the actual topic.
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Post#17 » by KnickMan » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:04 pm

2020 wrote:
thebuzzardman wrote:
DaGawd wrote:Hi NYK-Mentality


No challenge to list 20 better backcourts :D


You're just going to ignore the fact that he said "one of the best overall backcourts", which I do believe we have.


It is too easy to try and clown someone than actually engage is a basketball discussion.
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Post#18 » by RHODEY » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:11 pm

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Post#19 » by KnickMan » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:12 pm

Kampuchea wrote:Hide your kids, hide your Wingos. Mentality is back.


Another stupid response. I said one of the better overall backcourts, I didn't say the best. If they can stay healthy, why is this statement so hard to accept? I know Knick fans have been traumatized over the years for one reason or the other.

I have been a silent member of this forum for years, probably longer then some of you snarky, posters. Responses like this is why I seldom choose to post. Difficult to get a decent conversation going with so many know it alls.
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Post#20 » by RHODEY » Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:53 pm

KnickMan wrote:
Kampuchea wrote:Hide your kids, hide your Wingos. Mentality is back.


Another stupid response. I said one of the better overall backcourts, I didn't say the best. If they can stay healthy, why is this statement so hard to accept? I know Knick fans have been traumatized over the years for one reason or the other.

I have been a silent member of this forum for years, probably longer then some of you snarky, posters. Responses like this is why I seldom choose to post. Difficult to get a decent conversation going with so many know it alls.


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