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Old 08-14-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Jeffries no savior for Isiah
By Tom Knott
August 14, 2006


The desperation of Isiah Thomas is more pronounced than ever.
You could tell by his moment with Jared Jeffries last week.
Thomas proclaimed Jeffries to be the elixir that would resolve the rag-tag dimension of the Knicks.
"What Jared brings to us more so than talent, he brings chemistry," Thomas said.
Jeffries also brings an unsettling number of rim-busting layup attempts.
This proclivity is not helpful to team chemistry or to a team's points on the scoreboard.
Thomas was peddling a feel-good fantasy -- with Jeffries cast as Superman Lite -- because that is all he has left with his wreck of a franchise.
The next transaction in Manhattan that encourages talk of an upgrade will be the one detailing his departure.
MSG chairman James Dolan has granted Thomas a season to show progress, but that is being overly sanguine.
Thomas is where Stan Van Gundy was at this time last year, probably one protracted losing streak away from his next venture, most likely in a talking head capacity

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Old 08-14-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Yeah he does bring chemistry, but theres no telling what will happen. Knicks are a team I'm desperately waiting to watch.
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Yeah he does bring chemistry, but theres no telling what will happen. Knicks are a team I'm desperately waiting to watch.

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Old 08-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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Its what I'm waiting for right now.
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:18 PM   #5
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it would be crazzy if we didnt make the playoffs, browns gone, jeffries in, balkman in, mardy in, zeke in, butler out, hopefully no more locker room brawls
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^^^^ lol at q rich and marbury!!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #7
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I really don't care if they argue in the locker room as long as we win.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #8
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WInning Builds Chemistry. You need to being in players that can win together and Jeffries does that. He can play with the players we already had.


When you have a 23 win team dudes should be fighting in the locker room.

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Old 08-14-2006, 09:29 PM   #9
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its hard to build team chemistry when you dont know who ur going to be playing with. knicks keep adding players, and last yr, brown didnt even cement a starting lineup, so ppl couldnt get used to playing with each other.
isaih should do a better job
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its hard to build team chemistry when you dont know who ur going to be playing with. knicks keep adding players, and last yr, brown didnt even cement a starting lineup, so ppl couldnt get used to playing with each other.
isaih should do a better job

when you say better job are you speaking 30+ wins or playoffs?
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Isiah will regain this teams honor.
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People in DC are just sour, their mad the lost Hughes and now Jeffries. If the Wizards still had Hughes last year they would have been a bigger threat in the playoffs and Jeffries would have been a big part of that threat.

I believe the Knicks will have a very successful season. Just Isiah's people skills with the players is going to help build more chemistry.

The Knicks have just as much talent as anyone in the league, what they were missing is chemistry, defense and grit. It think they added to all three areas by adding Jeffries, Balkman, and Collins, now lets see if Isiah can fuse these players together.

I think we have some sort of nucleus with, Marbury, Crawford, Curry Frye and Lee, I 'd also throw in Robinson ( but Robinson may likely be trade bait). What I mean by nucleus are guys we know are gonna stick around and have been here. We haven't had that in a while.

I know Crawford is the talk of trade debate, but I think Crawford is the one person Brown really helped last year, he became a better defender, and had a better shot selection. I think Crawford should be named a Tri-Captain with Marbury and Curry. I would look for Crawford to play a bigger leadership role on this team.
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People in DC are just sour, their mad the lost Hughes and now Jeffries. If the Wizards still had Hughes last year they would have been a bigger threat in the playoffs and Jeffries would have been a big part of that threat.

I believe the Knicks will have a very successful season. Just Isiah's people skills with the players is going to help build more chemistry.

The Knicks have just as much talent as anyone in the league, what they were missing is chemistry, defense and grit. It think they added to all three areas by adding Jeffries, Balkman, and Collins, now lets see if Isiah can fuse these players together.

I think we have some sort of nucleus with, Marbury, Crawford, Curry Frye and Lee, I 'd also throw in Robinson ( but Robinson may likely be trade bait). What I mean by nucleus are guys we know are gonna stick around and have been here. We haven't had that in a while.

I know Crawford is the talk of trade debate, but I think Crawford is the one person Brown really helped last year, he became a better defender, and had a better shot selection. I think Crawford should be named a Tri-Captain with Marbury and Curry. I would look for Crawford to play a bigger leadership role on this team.

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Old 08-15-2006, 08:49 AM   #14
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i know what you mean, IMO crawford is one of our leaders besides marbury
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:29 AM   #15
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Jeffries will be a better player than most people expect but he is no savior.

Lokk for the Knicks to do much better this year for a lot of reasons.
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