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    Default Knicks>Raptors? Ryan Ruocco thinks so!

    Well, according to Ryan Ruocco(NY radio host) and NY fans, they think the Knicks are already a shoe in to make the playoffs. They think they could finish as high as #4 in the East. They think they got a lot better because of Calderon , they think Hardaway is the next one. They said the Raptors are just like Brooklyn, Charlotte and Atlanta, not a shoe in to make the playoffs. Will all be fighting for the 8th seed in the East!!

    And people makes fun of Canadians about their basketball knowledge????! lol! People in these forums knows more basketball than those idiots in NY.

    Raptors, Hornets and Hawks are so much better than the Knicks and its not even close.
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    Where are they again? Exactly. The defense rests.

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    Ryan who..I'll I gotta say is Calderon and Bargnani,enough said.
    Good luck with that knick fans,oh yeah,didn't they get rid of Chandler.
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    If Derek Fisher can get that team to play even half decent defense he deserves the coach of the year. That's probably the ONLY way they will have a chance in making the playoffs. We all know how horrendous Bargnani is, and then Jose was horrible when he was here. Think about an older Jose guarding the top point guards in the league every night. Then you have Amare and JR Smith who have never been known to give much effort on the defensive end. Even Carmelo isn't known to be a good defender. Good fucking luck. They won't have trouble scoring but defense is what wins game. That Ryan guy should know that by now.

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    i do think they'll be better next year but they'll have to have a lot of things go right to be 4th in the east

    while i do like our team and think we'll be better next year i find it hilarious how cocky some of the fans are here seeing as we just made the playoffs for the first time in years and lost in the first round
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    Honestly I hope the Raps take the 2nd seed and set themselves up for a playoff date with the Knicks even if it means tanking some games towards the end of the season. ooooohhh kill em.

    i wonder what Masai will scream when he address the crowd at the Jurassic park

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    i do think they'll be better next year but they'll have to have a lot of things go right to be 4th in the east

    while i do like our team and think we'll be better next year i find it hilarious how cocky some of the fans are here seeing as we just made the playoffs for the first time in years and lost in the first round
    Cocky is the wrong choice of word here. I think we're more "realistic"
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    Quote ball4life wrote: View Post
    Honestly I hope the Raps take the 2nd seed and set themselves up for a playoff date with the Knicks even if it means tanking some games towards the end of the season. ooooohhh kill em.

    i wonder what Masai will scream when he address the crowd at the Jurassic park
    Knicks will need pretty much everything to go right just to make the playoffs. Raps might need the 1st seed to give the matchup a strong chance.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Cocky is the wrong choice of word here. I think we're more "realistic"
    I don't know, some fans are getting pretty cocky....like "anything less than Conf. Finals is a disappointment", which could lead to lots of people being disappointed. Especially since matchups can play such a big role in the playoffs.

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    Speaking of the Knicks...

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I don't know, some fans are getting pretty cocky....like "anything less than Conf. Finals is a disappointment", which could lead to lots of people being disappointed. Especially since matchups can play such a big role in the playoffs.
    So true. I'm just in the boat where I hope we improve on this past season. It's a long process to become very good the way we are built, I'm gonna enjoy the process, and hate it sometimes too.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Well, according to Ryan Ruocco(NY radio host) and NY fans, they think the Knicks are already a shoe in to make the playoffs. They think they could finish as high as #4 in the East. They think they got a lot better because of Calderon , they think Hardaway is the next one. They said the Raptors are just like Brooklyn, Charlotte and Atlanta, not a shoe in to make the playoffs. Will all be fighting for the 8th seed in the East!!
    lol wut?
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    Knicks are a team that under Phil Jackson will be a good team soon but not next year...in just a couple moves Phil has locked in a cornerstone player (melo), although not the best PG he got the perfect PG for the triangle offence (Caledron), has some good young prospects (Shumpert, Hardaway Jr., Larkin, Aldrich, Early, Thannis) and oh yeah has almost $45mil coming off the books at the end of the season...they'd be a team to watch out for in a couple seasons.

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    Quote RepTdot wrote: View Post
    Knicks are a team that under Phil Jackson will be a good team soon but not next year...in just a couple moves Phil has locked in a cornerstone player (melo), although not the best PG he got the perfect PG for the triangle offence (Caledron), has some good young prospects (Shumpert, Hardaway Jr., Larkin, Aldrich, Early, Thannis) and oh yeah has almost $45mil coming off the books at the end of the season...they'd be a team to watch out for in a couple seasons.
    its basically all or nothing for Knicks next off season. if they blow their FA next summer, they will have to trade Melo; he might even ask to be traded somewhere.

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    I never got tired of watching the Raptors destroy them all season long and I won't get tired of it next season.

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    i would watch a couple of their games though.

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    Running the triangle offense is great. Defending an opponent's offense is a different story.

    There's a better chance of Stephen Hawkins do a salsa tomorrow than to see Bargnani or Stoudamire rotate on defence. Hell the only rotation Bargnani will be doing is seeing Valancuinas run circles around him!
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    Lemme try to play Devil's Advocate here

    Calderon > Lowry (started over him like 4 years ago)
    THJ > Tross (Look at how Ross played in playoffs, what a joke)
    Melo > DD (obvious)
    Bargnani > Amir (come on! I'd way rather have Bargs taking summer 3s than Amir)
    Dalembert > JV (Dalembert brings that vet presence that JV doesn't have yet)



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    I said it all of last season and I'm saying it this season. The Raptors were as good as they were last season because of their defense which was top notch after the trade of Rudy Gay up until the All Star break, but started to drop off after the break. Their offense wasn't anything special.

    If they can play the type of D they did before the break then we have a great shot at a top 4 seed again this year, but if they start to play like it's their scoring that brought all that success then it's going to be a step backward type of season.

    I'm praying that the bit of success they've had has not gotten to their heads and they come back focused on D, which was their strength last season.

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    No team with Bargnani in their rotation is a threat to do anything.
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