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#61 Naismith

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 08:07 PM

I shouldn't have to say this, but Michael Jordan was not a:

 

 

Those Bulls never ever ever ever ever ever ever had a DOMINANT BIG. 

 

Bill Cartwright wasn't anywhere near dominant, Luc Longley wasn't anywhere dominant, Bill Wennington wasn't anywhere near dominant, Will Purdue wasn't anywhere near dominant.

 That's true but all triangles are not equal. I think that Shaq was the epitome of the Perfect triangle and the three headed monster worked in Chicago because the Bulls had three legitimate perimeter scoring options to stretch defenses. It was a matter of pick your poison. Just as it was when Shaq left and Kobe had to get a little help with two other legitimate perimeter scorers. Wennington. Longley, and Cartwright were all terrific finishers around the rim. Armstrong, Kerr, Pippen were all terrific perimeter guys. 

 

The towering ability of Jordan and Kobe allowed for the triangle to flow from the fact that defenses could not leave either player ever. If you did that they'd smoke you. Most players can't move like either Jordan or Kobe did when they were in their prime, and although it is a perfect scenario to have an absolute beast at the 5, the triangle is all about flow and hitting the open man. Which is why both Jordan and Kobe have very respectable career assist numbers.

 

That's why Kobe was still so deadly even without Shaq. Pau is not a dominant center by any stretch, but he is a terrific finisher around the rim and an excellent midrange and perimeter threat.



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Posted June 10, 2014 - 08:14 PM

 That's true but all triangles are not equal. I think that Shaq was the epitome of the Perfect triangle and the three headed monster worked in Chicago because the Bulls had three legitimate perimeter scoring options to stretch defenses. It was a matter of pick your poison. Just as it was when Shaq left and Kobe had to get a little help with two other legitimate perimeter scorers. Wennington. Longley, and Cartwright were all terrific finishers around the rim. Armstrong, Kerr, Pippen were all terrific perimeter guys. 

 

The towering ability of Jordan and Kobe allowed for the triangle to flow from the fact that defenses could not leave either player ever. If you did that they'd smoke you. Most players can't move like either Jordan or Kobe did when they were in their prime, and although it is a perfect scenario to have an absolute beast at the 5, the triangle is all about flow and hitting the open man. Which is why both Jordan and Kobe have very respectable career assist numbers.

 

That's why Kobe was still so deadly even without Shaq. Pau is not a dominant center by any stretch, but he is a terrific finisher around the rim and an excellent midrange and perimeter threat.

 

I'm not in much of a talkative mood so all I'm saying is the Chicago Bulls never had a dominant big during the PJ/MJ days. 


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 08:56 PM

Glad we didn't get him, but wish him the best in NY. lol

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 06:58 PM

 

Wow! "Fire Fisher!" Chants at MSG

Feel bad for D-Fish.



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Posted January 04, 2015 - 07:30 PM

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Fire Fish because the team sucks and don't know how to run the triangle offense?
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Team runs the triangle just fine wi the Anthony out. They just lack the talent and Carmelo isn't Shaq, Michael or Kobe.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 04:23 AM

Steve Kerr peeing his pants with glee.

Genius decision by him. Hey anyone notice Luke on Steve's staff in GS?

That had to be a Phil Jackson recommendation. 

 

How else to explain?

 

Fish might be a better assistant coach tbh


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:06 AM

Phil wanted Kerr for a reason.

 

Kerr didn't really want the job, but used the Knicks as leverage for a big $$$ deal on an attractive west coast job.

 

Fish "benefited" from the fact that Jason Kidd was not terrible coaching a veteran team in Brooklyn last year.  If he had completely bombed, I doubt Phil would've pulled the trigger on Fisher.

 

Phil is still on a pretty long leash.  Accordingly, he holds onto Fisher through the season. 

 

I actually think the Knicks have a reasonable plan for acquiring more talent.  They just couldn't do it right away.  As long as Phil has Dolan convinced of this, things will be okay until at least this summer, when we find out what free agents do.

 

Righ now, the Knicks are looking at Okafor, Towns, or Mudiay.   Not bad.  


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