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Knicks top Pacers stay, close to playoff berth

There are 85 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 1, 2009, titled Knicks top Pacers stay, close to playoff berth. In it, Newsday reports that:

It's tough to ignore the stretch of home games coming up starting tomorrow for the Knicks , but they managed to do it last night in a game that could pay dividends come April.

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jerry

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#1 Feb 1, 2009
Well, I think it is time to think about parting ways with Eddy Curry. New York doesn't seem to be a good place for him. Perhaps we can trade him to Charlotte, in a nice safe environment where Larry can groom his talents. If Larry wants him then Larry knows he can be a very good center. The Knicks run and gun offense would be more suitable for a quicker player. The only one I see out there that can block some shots and is athletic enoough is DeAndre Jordan, someone they should have picked up in the draft with a trade. He was mentioned as a top 3 pick and fell to 30 something. He is showing he may have been worth a top 10 at least and the Knicks aren't going to get anybody who can run, block shots and have the potential he has, so maybe Curry and the Knicks first for DeAndre and Camby. Camby has a couple of years left and would be a great compliment until DeAndre develops. The Knicks could also swing a deal with Charlotte for Diaw and their first round pick for Curry. The Knicks would have two first round picks and could then trade down and try to pick up Thabeet who looks like another Mutumbo in the making. Either way both the KNicks and Curry would benefit, Curry with the slow down defense and the Knicks with some uptempo shotblocking centers.
jerry

United States

#3 Feb 1, 2009
Other shot blocking big men the KNicks should pursue are Muhammed Sene of OK and Dorsey of Houston. Sene is a shotblocking phenom and Dorsey is a Ben Wallace type rebounder/defender/shotblocker . Both add a different dimension, so get them both Donnie!
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#4 Feb 1, 2009
In order to trade Eddy Curry, the Knicks need a trading partner where the salaries have to be within 15% in total if the team is over the cap...

Good luck in finding that team who wants a 6'10" 350 Lbs slow player that has almost $21 million left in committed salary...

phill

New York, NY

#5 Feb 1, 2009
The Knicks are not making any more trades this year!!! U think Donnie Walsh can revampe the team in one year ?! Give him next year to make trades so he can show the nba teams that he has talent to trade... He'll make more trades over the summer.. We have a good chemistry to make the playoffs with this taem !!!! Leave it alone for right now & wait till next year to do something.. Eddy Curry,Q-Brick & No D-Lee is the trades for the future...
joey

Henderson, NV

#6 Feb 1, 2009
no one will trade for eddy curry cause they would loose there jobs. and we have a good chance at the playoffs the 7,8 spots are going to come down to the end. the nets have no chance can anyone name 5 of there players they are horrible, the bucks no way michael redd is out, toronto sucks,and and i think the heat will fall back alot, so that gives us a good chance

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#7 Feb 1, 2009
They're on a roll now.
Next 3 games are against LA, Cleveland and Boston the toughest stretch of the season.
This coming week is gut check time, let's see what they have by week's end.
Tiffany

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2009
they gonna beat their asses I LEVEL,you already know,they even beat a good team like the suns
BryaNC

Louisburg, NC

#9 Feb 1, 2009
I really enjoy watching this team and I am looking frwardt this week. The key to beating the Lakers with Bynum out (knee) will be Wilson Chandler and Q playing defense against Kobe. I think Lee can slow down Pao Gasol, and the bench battle favors NY... The key will be keeping Kobe from going for 50 and 15.
Tiffany

United States

#10 Feb 1, 2009
i cant wai to see my knicks beat the lakers,its gonna be on

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#11 Feb 2, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
i cant wai to see my knicks beat the lakers,its gonna be on
It's going to be a good one tonight, let Kobe get his 30 points and just lock everyone else up on defense.
The Knicks have a better bench anyway and they will need to play smart each game this week the way they did last week in order to win.

Since: Jan 07

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#12 Feb 2, 2009
I LEVEL wrote:
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It's going to be a good one tonight, let Kobe get his 30 points and just lock everyone else up on defense.
The Knicks have a better bench anyway and they will need to play smart each game this week the way they did last week in order to win.
the words delusional come to mind.

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#13 Feb 2, 2009
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>the words delusional come to mind.
That's why the games are played and not debated.
BTW, Have you ever played the sport or did you sit on the sidelines as a cheer leader?

Since: Jan 07

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#14 Feb 2, 2009
I LEVEL wrote:
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That's why the games are played and not debated.
BTW, Have you ever played the sport or did you sit on the sidelines as a cheer leader?
played and lettered in 2 sports. Use to attend the KNick practices of the 70's teams at Pace college (Manhattan side of Brooklyn Bridge). I met Reed, Deb and Barnett.

Last MSG home game I attended court side was 1977 when Frazier came back for the first time in a Cavalier uniform.

I lived in Detroit and was courtside at the Silver Dome when Bernard King through down 50 on Kelly Tripuka and the Pistons in the 1984 playoffs.

This was before you needed a home equity loan to sit courtside..

Probably a little before your time..... but I've seen plenty of KNick history to know BS when hear I hear it .. good luck in 2010.
knix

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Feb 2, 2009
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>the words delusional come to mind.
I seem to recall the Knicks taking the Lakers to the buzzer in LA, losing by two points. Of course the Knicks are not among the NBA's elite, but take them lightly, especially at MSG, and you will lose.

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#16 Feb 2, 2009
knix wrote:
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I seem to recall the Knicks taking the Lakers to the buzzer in LA, losing by two points. Of course the Knicks are not among the NBA's elite, but take them lightly, especially at MSG, and you will lose.
a lot of teams play great for 3 quarters and fade late. UNder Herb Williams a few years ago, the Knicks lost 30 games by 5 points or less. They played hard and came up short in the end,won 33 games. Williams lost his
job to Larry Brown, who proceededto win 10 less. Now the KNicks play hard and lose to good teams it's seen as this great positive step and NEW direction. I guess if you don't look back to far, it is...

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#17 Feb 2, 2009
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>played and lettered in 2 sports. Use to attend the KNick practices of the 70's teams at Pace college (Manhattan side of Brooklyn Bridge). I met Reed, Deb and Barnett.
Last MSG home game I attended court side was 1977 when Frazier came back for the first time in a Cavalier uniform.
I lived in Detroit and was courtside at the Silver Dome when Bernard King through down 50 on Kelly Tripuka and the Pistons in the 1984 playoffs.
This was before you needed a home equity loan to sit courtside..
Probably a little before your time..... but I've seen plenty of KNick history to know BS when hear I hear it .. good luck in 2010.
I've been a Knick fan for 40 years and also remember when they used to practice at Pace University in the 70's. I used to work across the street at 100 Gold St.
Saw Walt Frazier's last game as a Knick at MSG in '77 against Philadelphia in a pre-season game, by the time I took the subway home and walked in the door, they traded him to Cleveland.
I was dissapointed, they had drafted Ray Williams that year and gave him the point guard position.
I went to many games in the 70's and 80's.
You need a mortgage now to see a game, so I watch them at home now in the comfort of my living room.
I played 2 sports also in high school, but 1 in college, basketball.
I'm not as young as you may think.

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#18 Feb 2, 2009
knix wrote:
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I seem to recall the Knicks taking the Lakers to the buzzer in LA, losing by two points. Of course the Knicks are not among the NBA's elite, but take them lightly, especially at MSG, and you will lose.
The elite teams are Boston, Cleveland, Orlando, Lakers, Denver and San Antonio
The rest of the league with the exception of Oklahoma City, Memphis, Washington, Indiana and Toronto can be playoff teams and the Knicks are in the playoff hunt because of the balance in each conference.
If they keep playing well, they can get better playoff positioning. The play of the bench has been what's carrying them the past 10 games.
They played the Lakers well at LA and should have won that game. We'll see what they have tonight.
Tiffany

United States

#19 Feb 2, 2009
I level is full of wisdom,and he sounds like he knows what hes talking about,and its about time we had a older person teaching the youngins a lil somthing,i wanna be like him when i get to his age.I level,do you think the knicks have it in them to win tonight against the lakers?i do
knix

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Feb 2, 2009
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>a lot of teams play great for 3 quarters and fade late. UNder Herb Williams a few years ago, the Knicks lost 30 games by 5 points or less. They played hard and came up short in the end,won 33 games. Williams lost his
job to Larry Brown, who proceededto win 10 less. Now the KNicks play hard and lose to good teams it's seen as this great positive step and NEW direction. I guess if you don't look back to far, it is...
Very few Knick fans felt the firing of Herb was justified, and the hiring of the inflexible Larry Brown proved to be a huge miscalculation. But it's long done.

This team has three very solid young players (Nate, Lee and Chandler), a potential fourth in Danilo, and is set up with the cap to grab a high-end player (or even two) in 2010. They are in much better shape than they were during Herb's time (no Isiah makes that a slam dunk, and I know you remember the Layden years, which were about as bad). They should also eclipse those 30 wins by plenty.

I LEVEL

Since: Nov 08

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#21 Feb 2, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
I level is full of wisdom,and he sounds like he knows what hes talking about,and its about time we had a older person teaching the youngins a lil somthing,i wanna be like him when i get to his age.I level,do you think the knicks have it in them to win tonight against the lakers?i do
I think they do, the last time the Knicks played them they had a 15 point half time lead and lost by 2 points.
They can win tonight if they keep playing the way they have for the past 10 games.

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