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Knixkik
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8/13/2001  9:27 PM
Whos better for our team, Shandon Anderson or Glen Rice? As of right now, i believe Rice is a better player, but Anderson fits our team better. On top of that, Rice has seen his best days and Anderson's are yet to come. I feel Anderson will fit our team better because he doesn't demand as many shots as Rice and is obviously a better team player. Anderson is the type of guy that will do his job and leave the scoring to the big guns. Thats what i like about him. He will give us well-rounded, consistent numbers in about 20 minutes a game. On top of that, Howard Eisley is an upgrade over Ward and could be over Jackson in the future. Like Anderson, his best days are yet to come and he should improve in JVG's system.

With Ward on the block, we have a lot of options. The best players we could get for Ward are Brad Miller(our best choice), Adonal Foyle, Greg Ostertag(they really need a point guard), Matt Geiger(but i don't want his contract, Jahiti White, and Micheal Doleac. Trading Harrington and Knight also have to be priorities, either in a Ward trade or for draft pick/s. Thoughts?
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8/13/2001  9:35 PM
good assessment: Anderson is used to coming off the bench, or rather, is a better role player. Rice has been the focus of the offense on his former teams and it didn't seem like his ego would allow him to "fit in" since. Championship teams always need young players who know their roles; Anderson is one of them and Eisley is another.
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8/13/2001  9:59 PM
good point. right now Rice is a better shooter than Anderson and may always be, but we will have shooting with Houston one of the games best and Eisley is a good shooter also. Anderson would be the kind of guy that can come in a game score 13 points grab 6 boards and play great D on the other teams best player. thats what we need! Rice when he didn't hit the open shot offered little else. Its all about chemistry and fitting team needs. with this trade the knicks have gotten younger and taken a step in the right direction...
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8/14/2001  9:10 AM
Posted by tkf:

good point. right now Rice is a better shooter than Anderson and may always be, but we will have shooting with Houston one of the games best and Eisley is a good shooter also. Anderson would be the kind of guy that can come in a game score 13 points grab 6 boards and play great D on the other teams best player. thats what we need! Rice when he didn't hit the open shot offered little else. Its all about chemistry and fitting team needs. with this trade the knicks have gotten younger and taken a step in the right direction...
I wonder if Anderson can shut down VC like Latrell did...
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8/14/2001  9:37 AM
I wonder if Anderson can shut down VC like Latrell did...

That reminds me of a positive for Anderson. I think JVG was scared to take Spree out of the lineup last year for any extended time because the combination of Allan and Rice defending at the 2 and 3 left us really vulnerable. While I do think that Rice held his own defensively, you couldn't call on either of the two to shut down another offensive superstar. Spree should be able to get some more rest next year.
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8/14/2001  11:11 AM
Sprewell and Houston can get more rest, but at the same time increase their scoring averages. Anderson will not demand many shots and will just do his job. I don't care if he doesn't score at all, but if he does a good job defensively and allows our scorers to score, then we will be in very good shape.
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8/14/2001  12:41 PM
Anderson can also help out guarding Jordan.

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8/14/2001  12:57 PM
jordon will probably be ****tty in his first game, but the knicks need to pull off some trades though. with the wizards first round draft pick as a center, jahadi white not really used, we should get him. but get the big guns, like rasheed wallace if portland will let. they should at least try and talk. why would you want two starting sg's, one at 6'5 starting at small foward (sprewell). if you can trade sprewell and thomas/whoever (no camby, no houston, at most 1 draft pick) in return for an allstar, soon to be superstar, then do it. camby, wallace, _________, houston, eisley (trade jackson. the _________ can be LJ, weatherspoon, or anderson
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8/14/2001  1:15 PM
Posted by nyknyg:

jordon will probably be ****tty in his first game

I keep getting flashbacks of a double nickle and retro sneakers. Don't count Jordon out. The Wiz may suck, but the stage is too big for Jordon to disappoint.
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