I’m too old and uncool to know what this means, but if Zo thinks airing his displeasure on social media (my assumption) is helping his cause, he’s wrong.
Thought this was a smart play the Knicks and David Fizdale ran for Julius Randle last night to get him the ball on the move to the basket. Randle got the basket, and one. Believe the Pelicans have run something similar for Zion this preseason.
The devil’s advocate position with the Frank thing is that every conversation about him includes the caveat “if he can hit his shots,” & he’s 6-for-21 this preseason. But if you believe there is even a prayer of it turning around - which I and many others do - you stay with him.
Teams are beginning to announce that they’ve picked up rookie contract options. Nets did it Monday for Jarrett Allen and Musa. Knicks have until Halloween to make decisions on Ntilikina and Smith Jr.
The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised forward Kyle Kuzma's 2020-21 team option.
So many players for a 10-man rotation. Also suggests they want to see more of RJ Barrett at the 1. #Knicks
Frank Ntilikina will not play tomorrow as Fizdake wants to see Elfrid Payton-Dennis Smith PG tandem.
Julius Randle won't have extra juice playing the Pelicans. Not like he did for the Lakers. “No. It ain’t extra. I love those guys over there. It was extra in LA for me but it wasn’t extra in New Orleans. That situation ended great." Why extra for LA? Randle: “Next question.”
This is great, of course, but there have been a lot of these kind of quotes over the years. Let’s start with getting him to that rare second contract off the rookie deal. This franchise needs some draft picks to take root! #Knicks
"Me playing in New York my whole career, that sounds great," RJ Barrett said. "That's an honor."
I mean...sure. Ok. Whatever. But I don’t want to be sitting there next Wednesday at 10 pm after a Frank DNP hearing Fiz say that the other 2 guys showed him more in the preseason, because baring 2 Herculean efforts of Friday, that simply won’t be true. Nice that Trier will play
David Fizdale said Frank Ntilikina will likely be held out Friday and Elfird Payton and Dennis Smith Jr. will likely get the minutes at PG vs. NOP. The rationale is to see all 3 PGs equally during preseason. Allonzo Trier will play with the second unit Friday, Fizdale says.