Knicks officially sign Jeremy Tyler, waive Chris Smith

The Knicks have officially signed Jeremy Tyler and waived Chris Smith, as was rumored on Monday.

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ceeboogie
ceeboogie

Bargnani should get less minutes. He's needs to be another big coming off the bench who can score. We need Chandler, Stat and Kenyon in heavy rotation with Tyler/Bargnani playing 10/15 min. a game. 

You can feature Melo, Stat and Bargani on offense via Pops and Rolls, plus Melo + Amare mixing it up low-post. Chandler can pick and roll and Chandler/Kenyon/Tyler can play weak side.


Knicks need to sustain an aggressive offense, three guards on the perimeter ready to shoot, drive or pass. 


Simple. 


Defense. You have to want it, it can't be taught, if don't stay in front of your man, if you lose your man, you don't stay on the floor.


Make meaningful adjustment and exploit the other team's weaknesses. Be prepared to mitigate yours during the game. If the Coach can't motivate the team, then they are not the coach.

Chris
Chris

Our DA coach stated that he don`t know if he is ready to play. Hey jerk, you have lost 21 games, you have the third worst record in the NBA (and could be the worst after Texas) and you don`t know if your going to play him. Why not, don`t know all the switches that you claim you don`t use? Rooks gotta sit and learn? Aint learning nothin from you, you can`t coach. Knight and Brown gotta be dying that you are associated with them. You are a dysfunctional idiot that has been faking the whole deal, and now its coming down on your head. I knew when I first saw your inability to even defend the pick and roll. There are 5 or 6 ways to defend it, and the best methodology is to change up  to keep the offense off balance. Your guys do the 1 5 switch constantly. Don`t try and lie your way out of that I watched you in ATla, and for almost 2 years here. I don`t care how Doldrums media guys tried to get you out of it, I have watched. If you had balls, you would at least man up instead of throwing your players under the bus, as you have done since you have been here. And you expect them to listen to you? I learned from Wooden that players win games and coaches lose them. He I respect, he was a gentleman and a scholar more then a coach, you I have no respect for, maybe that is all Doldrum deserves.

mike23
mike23

Hopefully they signed him to play him, i'd like to see him get legit minutes and see if he can help the team, not just rot on the bench. 

darealeric
darealeric

Great. Now they only have about fifty other things they need to do to make things right.

joeknix
joeknix

Please tell me we signed him with a team option for next year . . . I'm about tired of losing guys like Lin and Copeland to short sighted contracts.

jeandd323
jeandd323

Hopefully the Chris Smith curse will be lifted - LOL

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Hey Biggie, metta said amare had the blood spinning procedure over the summer. I remember you saying that he prob had something like that done. I believe metta lol. He told us before the rest of the knicks staff did that: metta would play a little that one game, shump would play on his bruised thigh, jr had the flu, and melo would miss 3 games. Lol

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

In related news...


Jeremy Tyler breaks finger while signing contract.  Out 2 - 4 weeks.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

In about 11 hours or less, Biggie will be telling how our Knicks are undefeated in 2014.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

This is great news.  If I'm remembering things correctly, signing Chris Smith rather than Tyler cost the Knicks exclusive rights to Tyler - any team could've picked up Tyler in the past couple months.  Great to see that (needless) gamble didn't rob the Knicks of a young big with upside.

lobcity
lobcity

Im excited bc i like the his guy, but i must keep in mind that with Woodson as the coach we will still suck.

fasheezee
fasheezee

I think JR is going tank somewhat in some juvenile tantrum over his bro. The Knicks need to get rid of him if he does that.

moneyball
moneyball

Next week Tyler will become untradable on this blog.LMAO

rico
rico

That's a ridiculous statement, Lin and Cope were both scrubs nearly cut. Knicks had plenty of time and opportunity to re-sign both...

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@xmenreturn 

#DivisionWatch2014 sponsored by Mike Woodson

lobcity
lobcity

Its ok. We were smart drafting another sg. We don't need him.

fasheezee
fasheezee

@moneyball The Knicks cannot afford to trade any player that's even half azz good. They don't have much leverage.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLD_KNICK @xmenreturn One of the many reasons this place isn't what it used to be. Apparently, people aren't entitked to their own opinions without getting called out by those who differ...

moneyball
moneyball

@knicks50 @moneyball I hope so! However, I doubt it. This team will continue to disappoint until we have an above average PG.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@lennynyk Sure, no doubt, but it's not the point. It's about being able to have healthy discussion and disagreements.

It's about having the maturity to discuss like adults even though you see the game in opposite ways.  

lennynyk
lennynyk

@VerySilentJay@OLD_KNICK@xmenreturn listen when u post your opinion online, u best be prepared to defend it haha . its the way of the world

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@DolanitisDr We really don't know whether players  have asked for guidance or not. to say "they do" or "they do not" is pure conjecture.

That said, Clyde did say last season that he had talked to Shump during his recovery. He just didn't go into detail.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@DolanitisDrSo True. I've been saying this for years.  They can also just review the MSG rewind of the games and listen to Clyde breaks down the game and how a player should be playing against an opposing players.

It seems so many of these players are not students of the game. 

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@xmenreturn @lennynyk @lobcity You'd think dudes like Shump would just, you know, walk over and ask for some advice now and then .... can't believe we don't hear more about this with the team's guards.  The man is just a few seats away.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@lennynyk@xmenreturn@lobcityMaybe but he sure knows what is ailing our team and what the players should be doing on the floor.  


That's 100% more than Woody knows.


Besides he knows about winning rings in NYC.

lennynyk
lennynyk

@lobcity can we hire that report analyst guy from the nets? whats his name? something frank

lennynyk
lennynyk

@DolanitisDr@Kojo Brown@lennynyk yeah dolantis, its ridiculous. On top of that when he was on atlanta, he had one of the youngest and most athletic squads in the game and yet his team played the slowest pace in the nba. Guess what it was... half court ISO...

lennynyk
lennynyk

@Kojo Brown@lennynyk@DolanitisDr haha really. i love how read "Coaching For Dummies" about a week ago, right after the game when he didn't call the timeout against the wizards, and started making offense/defense subs in the 4th quarter lol.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Kojo Brown @lennynyk @DolanitisDr 

The funniest was Woodson's claim that he didn't endorse switching - um, so why has EVERY team you have coached switched screens more frequently than most NBA teams?!?  Either Woody is flat-out lying or his teams have NEVER listened to him.

lennynyk
lennynyk

@DolanitisDr i feel like woody wouldn't know what to do with an all star pg either. He'd just be like ok chris paul, if you're not gonna be scoring off of isolation plays, give the ball to JR

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@lennynyk It all depends on the team.  As constructed, THIS Knicks team does need an all-star PG.  Some teams, due to their roster construction and offensive philosophy, do not. 

lennynyk
lennynyk

@moneyball@lennynyk@knicks50 the heat do, so do the pacers. those pg's ain't above average . the bulls did it last year. The knicks did it last year. You don't need an all star PG.