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Old 11-23-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

What skill-set improvement and attributes do you hope to see the following player develop? What flaws do you want to see fixed?


David Lee

Nate Robinson

Renaldo Balkman

Mardy Collins

Randolph Morris

Wilson Chandler
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

David Lee - it would be nice if he could create his own shot, maybe a jumpshot or some post moves. maybe something off the dribble.

Nate Robinson - defense, he's a little freak and he should be able to press the ball like nobody, pick up steals and force bad passes. like lindsey hunter

Renaldo Balkman - nothing, maybe better on ball defense. as long as he doesn't shoot the ball he'll be fine. i can't imagine him ever being better than he is now

Mardy Collins - passing, if he could run an offense he could be a solid starter.

Randolph Morris - nothing, he won't be around for long.

Wilson Chandler - didn't get to see him play enough to say anything.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

David Lee - Post moves, passing, ball handling. His great strenght is rebounding, so anything that drives him aways from the paint is secondary, jumpshots included.

Nate Robinson - Improve his shot even more.

Renaldo Balkman - Jumpshot.

Mardy Collins - Passing, ball handling, shooting.

Randolph Morris - can't say, he played well in the 0,0001 seconds he played this season.

Wilson Chandler - Maybe his shot more then anything.

Then they all need experience that comes with the minutes, that will fix many things, and off-course defence.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

Lee- He has to get stronger, he needs to work on his short jumper and get some post up moves when he's being guarded by a smaller player on a mis-match. He has everything else but just needs to improve on those things. He shoots better from the free throw line now. He has a good inside offensive game around the basket and is a great rebounder, maybe he block out better. As for his defense I think he needs to work on it because some of the players he has to cover are monsters, big fast and can score. Maybe that's one reason he may never start, unless he can improve his defense. I hope he doesn't get to be an allstar on another team. He should get 30 minutes a game as a PF, some SF and C depending on the matchups.

Nate- I think he is what he is. A player who comes off the bench and provides instant energy and scoring. He breaks up the flow of the other team in a kind of pesky way. The coach has to know when to insert him in a game, he's a pure specialist. I don't think he'll ever be a starter and does not have a PG mentality, he has a shoot first mentality, that won't change, ever. He has to improve his defense, being so strong and fast he has to learn how to cover his man better and the little nuances of defense and team defense as all Knicks seem to need to do. with his speed he has to be able to take some chances and play the passing lanes. But his game has to be by design and not just winging it as it seems to be.

Balkman- He really reminds me of Rodman in a lot of ways( I hope I never see him in a dress). I think on a team with a lot scoring in the starting lineup he can start as a small forward. He just has to get minutes and improve his game. That means defense as with any young player. He would really take a huge leap as a player if he could develop a short jumper like the one McDyess has, he killed us with it the other day.

Collins- I see a great all around player who does everything well. But he needs time on the court and to limit his turnovers. The only way he can do that is by playing and learning how to run a team, nobody on the Knicks can so let's See if he's the man or not. Play him and let him develop. He did really well as a starter last year and had nice numbers, played defense and can handle the ball. Just get him minutes and work with him.

Morris- He has the tools but is very raw. I see him as similar to Curry in a lot of ways. He has physical ability for a bigman and some good inside moves. He needs time on the court and should be the first guy in as replacement for Curry to work on his true role as Curry's backup. Curry out, Morris in, that's your rotation because they are not changing the makeup of the team too much and you have continuity that way. If they are playing a smaller faster lineup then it should be Lee for mathups.

Chandler- The guy has it all and just needs time on the court to develop. He's our future at SF. Why not start giving him minutes, he's not going to learn sitting on the bench and Q is hurt. Why are we playing a guy who is useless?

Bottom line is the veteran players we have are not doing the job, what's the difference if we lose by 2 points or 20 points. At least we see what we have and develop all this young talent we do have.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

I want them to develop a winning attitude. First they need guidance and Zeke is not the ideal coach to do that. Confidence is another thing that they are lacking of.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:23 AM   #6
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

Mardy Collins needs to develope a shot.

Randolph Morris needs to stop being so damn stiff out there. He to needs to work on his jumpshot.

Daivid Lee's shot is getting better but i'm still not sold on it.

Robinson needs to slow the pace of the game down sometimes and not turn the ball over.

Chandler can flat out shoot and i've seen him play in a couple games of pre season but haven't seen so much where I can say.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: What direction do you want to see these guy's development go???

David Lee - midrange jumper

Nate Robinson - midrange jumper

Renaldo Balkman - midrange jumper

Mardy Collins - midrange jumper
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