J.R. Smith has fractured cheekbone

J.R. Smith has a small fracture in his left cheekbone, the Knicks announced.

He will be fitted for a facemask and is expected to play on Wednesday night.

He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter against the Thunder on Sunday.

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C0P0
C0P0

JR will return as the masked assassin and bring the Knicks back to relevance after the break.



Ok, it's  a long shot but what else is there to hope for? Dolan promised everyone their jobs for life.

akamarb
akamarb

question to the blog...not asking who the better player is...but out of these 2 point guards which one would make a bigger impact on our team as far as wins ... Dragic or Lowry


( i have a funny feeling that Mills is gonna trade a lot and will bring us back Dragic )

akamarb
akamarb

two trades we should do 

re engage Denver for faried.....Shumpert & 2nd round pick for Faried


then we re engage toronto for Lowry...we trade em  felton/jeremy tyler/two picks and toure murray for lowry..


our new starting line up would be


pg - lowry

sg - hardaway jr

sf - melo

pf - faried

c- tyson


we would finally have a real PG as well as improving our rebounding and keeping our cap space flat for 2015


that my frinds would be the best starting line up in east


( one can only dream )


akamarb
akamarb

btw is Mills gonna do ANYTHING for us this year >> the worst thing would be to trade STAT for longer contracts ala Humphries, Gerald Wallace....we should try to do everything possible to have cap space at end of 2015

I still think we should try to explore that Lowry trade for SHump/Felton and Pick 


I would even trade THE BUM SHumpert for Dion Waiters


akamarb
akamarb

WHat has a better chance of happening ??


Knicks making the 2nd round of the playoffs or this blog EVER being remotely relevant again ??


and BTW like I said since day one...Shumpert has been by FAR the most dissapointing knick of the year, more then felton, more then tyson...Shump flat out SUCKS, yet he always gets a pass on this site


rgm891
rgm891

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Hearing that Knicks are trying again to re-engage Denver and sell Nuggets on idea of trade built around Shumpert-for-Faried before deadline


Why?????? Faried isn't really that good.  Point Guard is only necessity at this point.  With this deal, all Woodson will say is the East is big man.  

C0P0
C0P0

@akamarb Both PG's have been on a really good run. Lowry's APG 7.5 vs 6.2 and RPG 7.5 vs 6.2. Could make him particularly favorable to a team like the Knicks, who have the lowest APG rating and are poor rebounders. Both are nearly even on steals at 1.6. for Lowry and 1.4  Dragic.


However, Dragic is Avg 20.3 PPG over Lowry's 16.7, shooting .508 from the field and .410 from three. All while playing 1.7 less minutes. Dragic is the more efficient player.


Lowry is really a good rebounder and defender at 6 0" but Dragic is 6 3" and sphelt at 190 lbs vs 205 lbs. I think  Dragic will simply fair better physically, in the long haul. I'm a little skittish about the dumpy and undersized PG's with The Knicks. Felton is the last in a lineage. Hell, I'd take a Reggie Jackson, Collison, die for a  Westbrook, but Dragic will have to do. I desperately want to take a new direction. One with some height and less weight at the point, if I can.


With that said, Dragic or Lowry would be a significant upgrade at the point and I'd be genuinely happy with either. I'm simply favoring Dragic, a tad more. 

Lowry is Felton 3.0 and Dragic is fashioned in a Kidd/Nash archetype. The later are both future HOF PG's, NBA MVP's, All-Stars and a few Division and a NBA Championship between them.


Dragic just went for 34pts and 10 assets vs GS on Saturday. 


I like the short and long term prospects of Goran Dragic as the PG for the Knicks and would choose him between the two.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb That my friend may get ya to the 2nd round.  There's a thing called a bench!

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  If the Knicks strike out on Rondo, they should target Blendsoe next.  Toronto wants way to much for Lowry.  At least the suns needs Chandler, so it would be easier prying eric away cause of how well dragic has been for the suns.  

akamarb
akamarb

is your source Amare ala 2009 ?

chudogz
chudogz

@akamarb I agree he hasn't lived up to his potential, but worse than Felton?? I beg to differ

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  Dude Shump has sucked don't get me wrong, but felton is the worst of them all. 

akamarb
akamarb

cmon dude u cant be serious..next to a PG , reboundig is our 2nd biggest need...we should pray on our knees if Denver would do that trade

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

@rgm891 Well they are unhappy with Faried there. Who knows maybe Mills gets a pick out of them.

akamarb
akamarb

xmen...my man ! how u been bro ??? long time no speak


I agree those trades would vastly diminish our bench...however STAT / JR / Aldrich and some other pick ups would be ok


name me Miamis bench the last 3 years...oh ya thats right - their bench SUCKED

akamarb
akamarb

i like Blendsoe as well...but it seems to me like he is veiwed as one of their building blocks..why would they trade a talented young pg for a declining center >?>?> they are not a team thats in contention so i dont see that happening

akamarb
akamarb

dude, I like Tyler as much as you...but at the end of the day - who is Jeremy Tyler ?? 7 good games for us ??? other then that been on 6 different teams in 4 years...


let not get crazy...I like him as well, but let him play good till end of the year before we crown him an asset

akamarb
akamarb

realistically...who would u like to trade shumpert for ( something that makes sense for both teams )

akamarb
akamarb

not worse then felton...but more dissapointing based on potential

akamarb
akamarb

dude Shump has been BRUTAL...and the reason why Shumps year is worse then Felton is this..


we all know what Felton is - he is a 3 million dollar below average starter/back up...he gets paid like a back up....its not like anyone thought he was cp3


what makes SHump more dissapointing is that he shows flashes of brilliance, and this was suppose to be his break out year - instead ( for an exception of 2 games on west cost ) he has regressed in all aspects of the game....he cannot score and is losing his confidence


thats why his year is more dissapointing

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  Wouldnt u rather Jeremy Tyler play over Faried?  I would. Kid can be a stud on this team.

akamarb
akamarb

i have said that since day 1 ... but even with all of Farieds shortcomings especially on the defensive end, he is ten times the player and prospect that SHump is..denver would NEVER do that trade

rgm891
rgm891

@kneggyknik @rgm891  Making stories out of nothing.  I doubt the knicks make a deal including a shump without getting a pg in return.  Lol but who knows.    

akamarb
akamarb

remember 1999...the knicks only the 2nd 8th seed in history to knock off the heavily favored Heat ( with Timmys father starting nontheless )


and ever heard of a thing called - history repeats itself ?? if we get healthy and we get Heat in 1st round - we will give them a healthy run for their money

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb  What up bro?  I hear ya but that that team will not go far.  Indy would still pummel us. We would have a better time with the Heat though. 

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  I dont think the suns will trade dragic by the way he's playing.  But who knows.  Either would be a solid addition. I just think it's easier to pry eric away.

akamarb
akamarb

u wouldnt want dragic over bledsoe ?

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  Obviously we would add more the deal such as taking Okafor off the books for them and adding players such as shump/felton.

akamarb
akamarb

i agree they have been solid and are still in contention..however we both know that they are vastly exceeding expectations and wil be lucky to even get in as 8th seed...i just dont see them ( as much as I would like ) trading a young stud in bledsoe for an old center in chANDLER

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  They are 6th in the west man. That's a solid year so far for them. Plumlee has been not playing so well as of late, they stated they're looking for a solid defensive center.  Chandler would be a great pickup for that team.  

bockers
bockers

@akamarb


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@akamarb

If cope was here woody would have actually played him more, all those games we lost cause of no second option on offense. Hello enter cope bang bang instant office. He reminds me of Lee Nailon.. remember him? lol - good for a few buckets and day. At that point woody would of had no choice but to play him, hence making him a "untouchable asset".

akamarb
akamarb

lol forgot bout him...

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb Oh F###, you rate me below Biggie!  I'm patting myself on the head now to see what size Helmet I must be wearing! 

BTW, I have you u up there with NAC!  No need to thank me.  You earned it.

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  How is Brookdon not on this list? That guy is a TKB Genius/favorite.  

akamarb
akamarb

all jokes aside...biggie is a good man...a good basketball man.. a true fan and a man of knowledge....if I had to rate the fans on this blog based on knowledge - here would be the rankings


1. Akamarb ( im the smartest of course, from predicting to a game last year our win total, to predicting our west coast trip to the tee with each game...and many other things to count

2. OLD KNICK - he might need a diaper to pie, but the man loves his knicks

3. Biggie

4. Xmen Returns,,

ur right up there bro!!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb LOL Well don't hold ya breath for him to apologize.  Biggie Rewrite may have to come in and say he never dissed ya.

akamarb
akamarb

lol he dissed me on the bus today !! he didnt wear the hat I made him, so I sat by myself and refused to look at his direction.....until lunch of course - when we fed each other chicken nuggets

akamarb
akamarb

so based on like 5 good games he is already deemed untouchable ??? hmm interesting


you sure u didnt say the same about Cope last year

bockers
bockers

@akamarb


@akamarb 3 way trade


1)Detroit sends G. Monroe($5mm) and Stucky ($8mm expiring) to NY. OKC sends Reggie Jackson to NY($2mm).


2)OKC sends Perkins ($9mm)and Collison($2mm) and future #1 to Detroit


3)NY sends Chandler($14mm) to OKC.



bockers
bockers

@akamarb 3 way trade


1)Detroit sends G. Monroe($5mm) and Stucky ($8mm expiring) to NY. OKC sends Reggie Jackson to NY($2mm).


2)OKC sends Perkins ($9mm)and Collison($2mm) and future #1 to Detroit





akamarb
akamarb

so what can SHumpert/Chandler and two picks get us >?>> it wont get us rondo or irving...thats for sure

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  Use shump in a blockbuster deal and land a pg.  That should be mills goal. Scroll down to see thatsagoodpoint trade proposal that's a fair deal.  But again will Ainge trade rondo to us?

akamarb
akamarb

bottom line is this - based on expectations of this year who has had the worse year...Its Shumpert by a LOT...dude is scared to score

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb  Dude Shump doesn't make much more than felton.  Felton cannot keep anyone in front of him.  I know Shump has had lapses on offense and defense.  The kid is still young.  Felton is the problem.  He had problems in portland only player in the league who like he gains weight over the course of the year.  At least Shump still has potential.  Felton is a backup pg that should only play 20 mins at most a game if that.  He can't penetrate on a daily basis, so inconsistent with Chandler and his fail lob shots to the hoop.  Melo brings up the ball most of the time.  Shump has many years ahead of him.  He's still trying to become mentally stronger.  Felton is 29 years old.   

akamarb
akamarb

i like Tyler...but at the end of the day what has he shown us , he has played like 6 good games...we still dont know what he will be 


but I certainly woulndt mind having both he and faried 


even with all of Farieds faults hes a phenomenal rebounder