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    Default Opening Night 2010-11 - Wed Oct 27th At Home vs The Knicks?

    Actual full schedules to be out tomorrow.

    RT @JoeyCash89: RT @swirsk054 RT @FisolaNYDN: Knicks to open the 2010-11 season in Toronto on Oct. 27, a team source tells The Daily News 12 minutes ago via TweetDeck
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    Sweet. Need a soft schedule to get on an early roll. No way the Knicks (even with Amar'e) are a playoff team.

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    Quote DonCarlos wrote: View Post
    Sweet. Need a soft schedule to get on an early roll. No way the Knicks (even with Amar'e) are a playoff team.
    The Knicks have a better chance then the Raptors to make the playoffs and I think they can do it. Come to think of it they will probably inherit the Raptors record last season (40-42) while the Raptors will probably inherit the Knicks record last season (29-53).

    Honestly with the way the Raptor squad is currently build, any opponant we are facing will either kick our ass or its tooth & nail fight to the finish, any schedule will not be soft but rather hard vs harder.

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    The Knicks potential rotation:

    C - Amare Stoudemire
    PF - Danilo Gallinari
    SF - Wilson Chandler
    SG - Kelenna Azubuike
    PG - Raymond Felton
    6. Ronny Turiaf
    7. Anthony Randolph
    8. Toney Douglas
    9. Bill Walker

    That's enough to beat the Raptors. I wouldn't call opening night a soft match up.

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    Note that I put a question mark after the thread title.

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    Tweet says that it is the Knicks opening night game not that is the Raptors. Maybe the Raptors open on the 26th? We will know for sure tomorrow.
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    Hmmmm... Would the league give the Raptors a back to back to start the season? I think so...

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    Hmmmm... Would the league give the Raptors a back to back to start the season? I think so...
    Well it could be worse, its written somewhere that the Cavs first game of the season is against the Miami Heat - way to stick it to them early on Stern .

    That's ok we will get our spanking within the first 3 games of the season.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    The Knicks potential rotation:

    C - Amare Stoudemire
    PF - Danilo Gallinari
    SF - Wilson Chandler
    SG - Kelenna Azubuike
    PG - Raymond Felton
    6. Ronny Turiaf
    7. Anthony Randolph
    8. Toney Douglas
    9. Bill Walker

    That's enough to beat the Raptors. I wouldn't call opening night a soft match up.
    Turiaf will start at Center and Amare at PF from what I read. Currently NY only has 10 players under contract (who knows what's going on w/ knick center Eddie Curry) so they should add some more potential rotation players before trainning camp. As of now though its looks like this to me:

    C Turiaf
    PF Stoudemire
    SF Gallinari
    SG Azubuike
    PG Felton

    C Curry (media reports say he will not play for NY ala Marbury- time will tell)
    PF/C Randolph
    SF Walker
    SG/SF Chandler
    SG/PG Douglas

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    Hahaha, I highly doubt Randolph isn't starting. He will be far and away the best player on that team next year and for years to come. He is the PF Bargs has to worry about for a dark horse all star birth. The knicks have a great shot at making the playoffs, it really comes down to hard Amare tries. I see them hovering around .500 at worst, but for opening night in Toronto gives the raptors a shot for a fleeting moment to be an above.500 team.

    I heard its Heat vs Cavs December 25th.

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    awww I love the Randolph fanatics. Never forget Summer League.

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    Quote SirChillyMost wrote: View Post
    Turiaf will start at Center and Amare at PF from what I read. Currently NY only has 10 players under contract (who knows what's going on w/ knick center Eddie Curry) so they should add some more potential rotation players before trainning camp. As of now though its looks like this to me:

    C Turiaf
    PF Stoudemire
    SF Gallinari
    SG Azubuike
    PG Felton

    C Curry (media reports say he will not play for NY ala Marbury- time will tell)
    PF/C Randolph
    SF Walker
    SG/SF Chandler
    SG/PG Douglas
    I left Curry out because he won't play. What changes now for him to play?

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I left Curry out because he won't play. What changes now for him to play?
    I think its his contract year and from what I have been reading he is slowly getting into debt due to some outlandish spanding.

    Man this is so pathetic how some players just sign a big contract and then stop training and become fat and out of shape... cough.. Turkoglu... cough.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I left Curry out because he won't play. What changes now for him to play?
    Nothing as far as I know. I just don't think it will benefit NY to have him sit out like Marbury as he is an expiring contract that some team might take a 1 year chance on. Curry has messed up his career big time so far.

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    I actually think we can steal the first game against the Knicks. By about 4 points, ha. They are as bad a defensive team as we are. Amare and Bargnani both will have a chance to go for 35 on each other. The guards match up fairly even as well. It's gunna be close.

    P.S. Boston vs. Miami for Christmas anyone? And hopefully Miami faces LA game 1. I wanna see Miami crumble from the get go.

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    I heard Miami in Boston opening night.

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    Quote SirChillyMost wrote: View Post
    Nothing as far as I know. I just don't think it will benefit NY to have him sit out like Marbury as he is an expiring contract that some team might take a 1 year chance on. Curry has messed up his career big time so far.
    They did it last season. I expect them to continue to handle him as they've done to date. He hasn't played since December 17th, 2009. He hasn't played regular minutes since 2008.

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