Quote: Smith says players, not scheme are to blame

“The old stuff isn’t really getting it done. But at the end of the day, it’s going to come from the players. I don’t think it’s coach’s fault or the scheme’s fault. If you play hard and play smart it’s tough to lose games.’’

-J.R. Smith speaking about the teams 5-game losing streak (via Berman of the Post)

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Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

No game thread yet at 7:15 for a 7:30 game. Oh, how TKB has fallen. Tommy Dee where are you now.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

To all of you who are blaming Biggie for the flagged/deleted posts


Ridiculous. Biggie is a charter member around here. He was here long before you guys even knew there was TKB and he'll be here long after you're gone. All of you who are blaming Biggie are FNGs  in the timeline of TKB. Those who think he was Respect da Colors are wrong. Respect da Colors showed ignorance of things that are old news to Biggie. He has apparently been the victim, not the perpetrator, just as Old Knick has been the victim. I had many of my posts deleted when that got crazy. I try to keep my posts to basketball, not personalities, so maybe I survived the purge by whoever is doing this.


I have a hunch that Biggie has moved to a place like P and T or somewhere else where the pre-adolescent name-calling is moderated. Whoever is doing the flagging is to my estimation, one of the negative Nancys who can't handle somebody being perpetually positive.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

To all of you who are blaming Biggie for the flagged/deleted posts


Ridiculous. Biggie is a charter member around here. He was here long before you guys even knew there was TKB and he'll be here long after you're gone. All of you who are blaming Biggie are FNGs  in the timeline of TKB. Those who think he was Respect da Colors are wrong. Respect da Colors showed ignorance of things that are old news to Biggie. He has apparently been the victim, not the perpetrator, just as Old Knick has been the victim. I had many of my posts deleted when that got crazy. I try to keep my posts to basketball, not personalities, so maybe I survived the purge by whoever is doing this.


I have a hunch that Biggie has moved to a place like P and T or somewhere else where the pre-adolescent name-calling is moderated. Whoever is doing the flagging is to my estimation, one of the negative Nancys who can't handle somebody being perpetually positive.


lola69
lola69

JR like MW has a vocabulary of about 12 words. Both not rocket scientists.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Repost. League Pass is free for the next few days.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

what is MWP ETA ? hell we're losing might as well try him at PF too 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

With Bargnani, STAT, and K-Mart injured, it leaves Chandler, Aldrich, and Tyler as the only true bigs. It will be interesting to see how Woody uses Aldrich and Tyler.

barnaby87
barnaby87

Says the guy who doesn't play hard or play smart

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Does anybody know Kyrie Irving's status? Contract? Free agency? If we can't land Rondo or Paul, Kyrie is next on my wish list!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

i was on here a couple times when comments got deleted and pending.someone said that it was a poster named biggie/ respectdacolor was doing it because he was having a tantrum about everybody saying fire woodson and criticizing the team. he can do it if he has two accounts and he reports the comments as spam with each account. that guy is a real sick puppy.

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

I saw some chatter on P&T about trading Shumpert to San Antonio fro De Colo, Patty Mills, or Corey Joseph.

Let me go on record by saying that there is no way in the world I would trade Shumpert to SAS just to see him turn into a star because we all know that would be the case.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

FUGG Off JR! Now you wanna speak up for your boy? After repeatedly disrespecting him! Child Please!

frankieboy
frankieboy

Its JR . Who gives a toss what he says. 



SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

How do you guys feel about Mike Conley? I've always liked him.


Do you think Knicks, Memphis, and NO would be interested in a three team trade that involves us taking Conley and Prince, Memphis getting Tyreke Evans or Eric Gordon (whoever they want) and another small piece from us...maybe Beno, and the Pelicans getting Tyson? I like Tyson and would like to keep him but you know..14 mill. Not sure how the money works...what do you guys think?

rkj473
rkj473

BTW this blog really sucks for not putting up more quotes from his interview...


JR was also asked his view on Woodson's defensive system, to which he promptly replies ...


"That’s really not my area of expertise. I’m more of a scoring-type player. I’ll leave that to those guys. Whatever they want to do, it’s OK with me. Just let me know.’’


Lmaoo you cannot make this stuff up. He's been playing in this "system" for almost 3 seasons and he produces that response? I mean C'mon. 


Yet this blog will have you believe that he is talking about the players and not the coaches.

rkj473
rkj473

I think the most alarming part of this quote are the words "The old stuff isn't really getting it done..." What is that being referenced to? Is he talking about players? coaches? the scheme? the way they play?


He retracts from that by talking about it's the players duties to execute and play the scheme and it's not a coaching issue but the first part of that quote doesn't follow with what comes after.


What did he say before he said that, this "quote" just doesn't add up, it really doesn't make any sense.

sir_manolo
sir_manolo

I honestly just can't wait for the season to end @ this point, I'm tired of being miserable watching this garbage every other night... I want to see what's next!!!! Will Woodson be fired, if he is, who will be his replacement, Thibs?!?. Will Melo re-sign or walk, or will he already be traded by the summer... that's what I'm looking fwd too... Even if the Knicks do happen to find a way into the playoffs, they will probably be swept by Indy or Miami anyway.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Indy was 23rd in pts in the paint and TC let them throw a party down low. Hes been doin this all season. Even b4 the injury

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

How does Bargs get more blocks than TC? And why is it he has no offensive moves nor has his offense gotten better in the last few yrs, yet he talks championship?

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Im not a real big fan of dude but hes right. Tyson lets any and everybody come inside the paint.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

JR hasbeen playin harder than most of the team as of recent and smarter as well.

lola69
lola69

@Mr.Boots On another thread he said he always flags stuff that is personal or off topic. Soooo....

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Mr.Boots Biggie has been skimming through the comments on the blog and "liking" things here and there. He just hasn't commented. He's still around though. 


I miss Old Knick. Come back, Old Knick!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@PimpDaddy It's just Biggie going postal again!  He gets this way when he's so wrong and refuse to admit it.

ds2488
ds2488

@Knicks_Fanatic Interesting?  Knowing this "coach" more likely rage and vomit inducing lol.

#Knickstape
#Knickstape

@Kenny Kaufman I still think OKC wants Chandler, we should try to pry Reggie Jackson from them.


A future backcourt of Jackson and THJ would be pretty bright.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

I really don't think Biggie would do that! He's a passionate fan, not a pysco!

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@orlando_knickfan 

If I were Shumpert, I would love the idea of San Antonio. Just imagine Kawhi and Shump defending. He'd get a lot more shot attempts with guys like Ginobli and Parker being excellent playmakers. 

chudogz
chudogz

Why would they want Chandler if the got Anthony Davis?

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Conley is solid, better then anything we have now! Just not sure he would be that much of a difference maker for us.

rgm891
rgm891

@SheSaidSpikeWho I like the idea of adding conley, teague, bledsoe.  These are solid options because we won't have to offer that much in comparison to rondo.  It's a good idea for the knicks to look into these pgs. 

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@SheSaidSpikeWho That's good to hear. I've been so busy trying to straighten out a messed up renovation that I hadn't noticed that Biggie is still around. Thanks for telling me.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@ds2488@Knicks_Fanatic 

I'm too damn old to get that worked up over my Knicks. I'll watch the game and enjoy it. Lately, it's been "interesting" figuring out how we are going to lose games we should win.

From what I've seen of Aldrich, he looks like he could be a serviceable backup center. He has good fundamentals when he rebounds and passes. He is the only Knicks that looks to make an outlet pass, you know hold the ball up high and make that two handed heave. He boxes out and has long arms. 

He is a minimum wage player and  we need to find out if he is worth a roster spot.


Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@kneggyknik Ridiculous. Biggie is a charter member around here. He was here long before you guys even knew there was TKB and he'll be here long after you're gone. All of you who are blaming Biggie are FNGs  in the timeline of TKB. Respect da Colors showed ignorance of things that are old news to Biggie. He has apparently been the victim, not the perpetrator, just as Old Knick has been the victim. I had many of my posts deleted when that got crazy. I try to keep my posts to basketball, not personalities, so maybe I survived the purge by whoever is doing this.


I have a hunch that Biggie has moved to a place like P and T or somewhere else where the pre-adolescent name-calling is moderated. Whoever is doing the flagging is to my estimation, one of the negative Nancys who can't handle somebody being perpetually positive.



Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@kneggyknik Ridiculous. Biggie is a charter member around here. He was here long before you guys even knew there was TKB and he'll be here long after you're gone. All of you who are blaming Biggie are FNGs  in the timeline of TKB. Respect da Colors showed ignorance of things that are old news to Biggie. He has apparently been the victim, not the perpetrator, just as Old Knick has been the victim. I had many of my posts deleted when that got crazy. I try to keep my posts to basketball, not personalities, so maybe I survived the purge by whoever is doing this.


I have a hunch that Biggie has moved to a place like P and T or somewhere else where the pre-adolescent name-calling is moderated. Whoever is doing the flagging is to my estimation, one of the negative Nancys who can't handle somebody being perpetually positive.



Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@kneggyknik Ridiculous. Biggie is a charter member around here. He was here long before you guys even knew there was TKB and he'll be here long after you're gone. All of you who are blaming Biggie are FNGs  in the timeline of TKB. Respect da Colors showed ignorance of things that are old news to Biggie. He has apparently been the victim, not the perpetrator, just as Old Knick has been the victim. I had many of my posts deleted when that got crazy. I try to keep my posts to basketball, not personalities, so maybe I survived the purge by whoever is doing this.


I have a hunch that Biggie has moved to a place like P and T or somewhere else where the pre-adolescent name-calling is moderated. Whoever is doing the flagging is to my estimation, one of the negative nancys who can't handle somebody being perpetually positive.



SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Kenny Kaufman I think he's being wasted in Memphis. He did go to the WCF. Like you said, he's solid. He defends, distributes, and is an outside threat. He's no Chris Paul but he might be pretty good alongside Melo.

lola69
lola69

@Knicks_Fanatic That's so funny! "Figuring out how we are going to lose games..." I guess that's a good way of dealing with this season.