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2/16/2018  5:03 PM
anrst wrote:He'll go to G-League. Come back a diff player. Then we'll overpay to resign him as a free agent.

This is like putting salt on a wound. SMH

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2/16/2018  6:13 PM
Thread title made me think this was something my toddler would be interested in.
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2/18/2018  10:30 AM    LAST EDITED: 2/18/2018  10:32 AM
anrst wrote:He'll go to G-League. Come back a diff player. Then we'll overpay to resign him as a free agent.

That is the Knicks way of developing the players. That is why they continue to look for young players that are ready to be discarded. They actually think those players have been better developed than anything they could do to develop players.

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3/2/2018  4:59 PM
It's crazy but Willy still has yet to score a point in a Hornets uniform. So far it seems like he's worse off than he was in NY.
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3/2/2018  5:08 PM
Knixkik wrote:It's crazy but Willy still has yet to score a point in a Hornets uniform. So far it seems like he's worse off than he was in NY.

He is in a worse situation... this is what he gets for crying about minutes. He's gotta have to work harder in Charlotte

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3/2/2018  5:38 PM
Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year
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3/2/2018  6:13 PM
Given that the Spurs foul least in the league and are therefore one of the least physical teams in the league (ever Watch finesse ofPau Gasol) there will ultimately be a home for Wily our West and If Pops hangs out long enough maybe He’ll find a home out West w Spurs
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3/2/2018  6:40 PM
Paris907 wrote:Given that the Spurs foul least in the league and are therefore one of the least physical teams in the league (ever Watch finesse ofPau Gasol) there will ultimately be a home for Wily our West and If Pops hangs out long enough maybe He’ll find a home out West w Spurs
I think Willy would need to up his game a lot to be sought out by the Spurs. Much better chance that is back playing in Spain in my opinion.
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3/2/2018  6:45 PM
Knixkik wrote:It's crazy but Willy still has yet to score a point in a Hornets uniform. So far it seems like he's worse off than he was in NY.
Maybe the coaching staff and front office knows what they are doing this time.
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3/2/2018  6:52 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/2/2018  6:53 PM
martin wrote:Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year

For the sake of his career he should have taken back his trade request and seen the writing on the wall with Noah being sent away, Porzingis injured, and KOQ and Kanter both with opt outs. He would have had a big opportunity here next year if he was patient and worked hard. Success in this league isn't linear. Things change year over year, and now he is 4th on the center depth chart behind guys with big multi-year deals in a place he will likely be forgotten.

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3/2/2018  7:01 PM
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Knixkik wrote:It's crazy but Willy still has yet to score a point in a Hornets uniform. So far it seems like he's worse off than he was in NY.
Maybe the coaching staff and front office knows what they are doing this time.

Yeah, I don't think this move was personal. Of another team that was a better fit for Willy offered two seconds round picks, I'm sure we would've made that deal. The real question is why did Charlotte send two second rounders for a guy to sit in the back of their rotation?

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3/2/2018  7:08 PM
Knixkik wrote:
martin wrote:Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year

For the sake of his career he should have taken back his trade request and seen the writing on the wall with Noah being sent away, Porzingis injured, and KOQ and Kanter both with opt outs. He would have had a big opportunity here next year if he was patient and worked hard. Success in this league isn't linear. Things change year over year, and now he is 4th on the center depth chart behind guys with big multi-year deals in a place he will likely be forgotten.

The highlight says it all. How are you outworked by everybody at your position and not turn up your effort? If the coach keeps harping that a player will get playing time based on their output in practice, how do you not bust your ass to get more time?

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3/2/2018  7:08 PM
Knixkik wrote:
martin wrote:Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year

For the sake of his career he should have taken back his trade request and seen the writing on the wall with Noah being sent away, Porzingis injured, and KOQ and Kanter both with opt outs. He would have had a big opportunity here next year if he was patient and worked hard. Success in this league isn't linear. Things change year over year, and now he is 4th on the center depth chart behind guys with big multi-year deals in a place he will likely be forgotten.

The highlight says it all. How are you outworked by everybody at your position and not turn up your effort? If the coach keeps harping that a player will get playing time based on their output in practice, how do you not bust your ass to get more time?

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3/2/2018  7:09 PM
BigDaddyG wrote:
CrushAlot wrote:
Knixkik wrote:It's crazy but Willy still has yet to score a point in a Hornets uniform. So far it seems like he's worse off than he was in NY.
Maybe the coaching staff and front office knows what they are doing this time.

Yeah, I don't think this move was personal. Of another team that was a better fit for Willy offered two seconds round picks, I'm sure we would've made that deal. The real question is why did Charlotte send two second rounders for a guy to sit in the back of their rotation?

It was a strange move for Charlotte. Howard and Zeller are pretty much unmoveable contracts. Even if they were to move Kaminsky, Willy would still be 3rd on the depth chart for at least next season. And none of these guys can play PF.

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3/2/2018  9:25 PM
Sangfroid wrote:
Knixkik wrote:
martin wrote:Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year

For the sake of his career he should have taken back his trade request and seen the writing on the wall with Noah being sent away, Porzingis injured, and KOQ and Kanter both with opt outs. He would have had a big opportunity here next year if he was patient and worked hard. Success in this league isn't linear. Things change year over year, and now he is 4th on the center depth chart behind guys with big multi-year deals in a place he will likely be forgotten.

The highlight says it all. How are you outworked by everybody at your position and not turn up your effort? If the coach keeps harping that a player will get playing time based on their output in practice, how do you not bust your ass to get more time?


Willy, like a lot of youngsters, felt entitled. He was too busy hanging out at the beach with KP and Doncic to get serious about his game. Sad!
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3/3/2018  4:13 AM
Sangfroid wrote:
Knixkik wrote:
martin wrote:Hopefully Willy has learned an important lesson and acts on it. Had high hopes on him after last year, not so much after this year

For the sake of his career he should have taken back his trade request and seen the writing on the wall with Noah being sent away, Porzingis injured, and KOQ and Kanter both with opt outs. He would have had a big opportunity here next year if he was patient and worked hard. Success in this league isn't linear. Things change year over year, and now he is 4th on the center depth chart behind guys with big multi-year deals in a place he will likely be forgotten.

The highlight says it all. How are you outworked by everybody at your position and not turn up your effort? If the coach keeps harping that a player will get playing time based on their output in practice, how do you not bust your ass to get more time?

Yeah, Alan Hahn said it on his radio show- if you're a second year player, second round pick on a $1mil contract and you're demanding playing time and think you're entitled to it- goodbye!

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3/3/2018  6:12 AM
Say it for what it is... Willy was a cancer in the locker room. You can't demand playing time over guys that are clearly our playing you. Willy said he has goals for his career and wanted to play. Can't have that. I'm ashamed at some of the posters here that thought that was ok behavior and agreed with Willy. Not hours. Perry let Willy rant to the media twice and he was outta here. 2 second rounders and a little cap space ours good enough to get rid of that drama
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3/3/2018  8:21 AM
Listen if you’re going to play Tim Hardaway 30 minutes when he shots 0/8 from three and shot 30% for 2 weeks players are entitled to be upset if they aren’t getting playing time. Let’s not forget they were forcing Ron Baker in the court too.

The Knicks should have sent him to the G league and let him get some work in if they were never going to play him. Still think the return was low.

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3/3/2018  9:45 AM    LAST EDITED: 3/3/2018  9:46 AM
MS wrote:Listen if you’re going to play Tim Hardaway 30 minutes when he shots 0/8 from three and shot 30% for 2 weeks players are entitled to be upset if they aren’t getting playing time. Let’s not forget they were forcing Ron Baker in the court too.

The Knicks should have sent him to the G league and let him get some work in if they were never going to play him. Still think the return was low.

That is not even a comparison and you know more than enough basketball to know that.

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3/3/2018  11:06 AM
Willy would be getting 15 mpg minimum right now with the youth movement direction. Charlotte is still trying to make the playoffs. Willy is probably already regretting this.
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