Murry assigned to D-League

Toure’ Murry has been assigned to the Erie BayHawks and is expected to be in uniform for them on Friday night.

He will return to New York for the Knicks’ game on Saturday, the team said.

Harris Decker

Once again, this is just a formality, giving Murry a little bit of extra time in game situations. While I’d love to see more of him, it doesn’t seem to make sense given how good J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr., Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni have been playing during the current winning streak.



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youngog
youngog

Not opposed to this move while murray has alot of upside to his game he needs major work...he is raw talent needs some more time to develop into a serviceable and impactful player...

C0P0
C0P0

Keep that man active as possible. 

You never know when someone is going down. 

ESPECIALLY on this team.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

IanBegley Ian Begley
RT @alanhahn: Carmelo Anthony's January stats: 28.7 ppg, 9.0 rebs, 3.4 ast, 1.4 st. 45.2% FG, 49.4% 3PT, +76


Beast...second only to KD with his unconscious month.

chudogz1
chudogz1

Guys, Woodrow only plays young guys when his hand is forced. THJR would still be an unknown had Jr Smith been healthy. Murry will never play meaningful minutes unless Beno and Fat Boy or Prigioni get hurt at the same time.... Same as Tyler, he would be fanning Amare had it not been for him, kmart and mwp all getting hurt at the same dam time!!! #facts

hosket
hosket

Hoping that Beno gets some more time....showcased, that is.  Get a #2 and an expiring and get Murry back here.  In the meantime ..... put him in asap at Erie and then get C.Smith reassigned to......the E league....

rico
rico

He needs reps at PG. His first few minutes of garbage time he looked really rusty. Got his pocket picked 2 times in nearly 30 seconds then another turnover.  Love this kid but have no problem sending him upstate for a few days to keep him working on his game.  

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

IanBegley Ian Begley
Carmelo Anthony on the #Knicks' small lineup: "I really like (it).... It seems to be working right now."

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

What do woody expect from him when he bench him 7-10 games(he did good in the 1st 5 game win). Let him go get some reps @PG w/ Erie. He should be involved in the 2 guard alignment!!!!#

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

This is a ridiculous post. Nothing wrong with him going down there to get some in game experience. The team is rolling right now so there isn't gonna be much PT for the young guy.

dreamnyc
dreamnyc

Murry can play defense. I don't trust him with the ball at all. if I can't trust him with the ball, then he can't be my PG. He is a D League player with NBA defensive skill set.. Just my opinion.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Elvis Maduro  Murry is a nice project but he's extremely, extermely raw.

He's getting no continuity now that Prigs is healthy, and despite the general opinion on TKB, Felton is fundamental to this team.

Murry still has a long way to go. His handle is suspect, his ability to run the point is very much a work in progress.

He needs as many minutes as he can get, whether it's in the DL or with the Knicks.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rico If only we could send head coaches upstate to work on their coaching.

Chris
Chris

@illmatix  That is sad commentary that an NBA coach is that mechanical with his thinking. Players vary from game to game with their efficiency, yet you can predict to the minute when players are subbed. Just think how easy this makes it for other coaches to prepare for us 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@MeloStat301  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Woodson actually thought there was something wrong.

Mostly to introduce AB to the starting 5.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@MeloStat301 Let's see when they play a real team!  Miami like a small team too as long as they are not really fast and good.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@thatsagoodpoint @jerrygee. I just was reminding everyone that Murry won't get burn anyway, because the coach is a bonehead, so why worry about him for now! We could draft a pf like Gordon this year(dreaming) and he'd be on the pine watching Bargnani n Stat n Kmart underachieve!

Chris
Chris

@Biggie @Jerry Gee  I don`t care what the piece of paper says. I can put my worst player on the court with 4 starters and make their nunber positive because of the other 4. Simplistic statistics like that are simply invalid unless they are configured with other variables. Felton is out of shape and a terrible defender. He holds the ball too long many times and doesn`t give the offense enough time to run forcing an iso. I do watch the games very closely and actually study the game

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jerry Gee @Blaze NYK  If you can't see that this team plays better when Felton is in his game, then you gotta start watching games with more attention friend.

12 pts, 9 assists, 1 steal & 5 rebounds....


And if you're a stats person, he had the highes +/- yesterday with +33

dreamnyc
dreamnyc

I am not a big fan of Felton either but he has been much better of late.

Chris
Chris

@VerySilentJay @Jerry Gee @Elvis Maduro  He could have played in the 3rd quarter. This coach is terrible at game management. It shows up constantly. Anyone could have coached that team last night. Melo is beasting

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jerry Gee @VerySilentJay @Elvis Maduro  I'm saying that he needs as much burn as possible if he's to live up to the potential that's there.

If that means getting time in the DL while the team takes the day off, so be it.

He has the potential to be solid backup, defense first PG. But in terms of running the point, he's a work in progress. His role with the Knicks is just fine.

But needs more burn in the DL.