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toodarkmark
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10/8/2018  11:19 AM
I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.
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10/8/2018  11:26 AM
Knox might up being better at attacking the rim, in the years to come. One drive he did, in the last game, from the baseline, high off the glass, was something to see.

Already looks comfortable with his stroke. Even when its off.

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10/8/2018  12:25 PM
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Its ok if you are projecting, its fun to have a fresh blue chip pedigree rookie from a big time program. Bernard was obviously an older rookie with a quickness before he his man strength power came. The 30 for 30 about him in college was very interesting and his dominance in college was very compelling.
King was explosive in his hops and Knox is too young still to see if that evolves.

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10/8/2018  1:08 PM
fair comparison, but doesn't Knox have about 3-4 inches on bernard

(looks like its 2, but seems more)

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10/8/2018  1:43 PM
I see Knox early in his career as being a Harrison Barnes/Tabias Harris type player. We know he's going to score points and rebound because of his talent. We just need to see that x-factor that separates him from those guys and become a true star.
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10/8/2018  2:21 PM
Nalod wrote:
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Its ok if you are projecting, its fun to have a fresh blue chip pedigree rookie from a big time program. Bernard was obviously an older rookie with a quickness before he his man strength power came. The 30 for 30 about him in college was very interesting and his dominance in college was very compelling.
King was explosive in his hops and Knox is too young still to see if that evolves.


Plus, Bernie did a lot of damage in the post and was more effective inside. Knox still needs to work on that. I might get killed for this, but I see a little bit of Keith Van Horn in Knox, especially the way he still strides to the hoop of the pump fake. Just a little. The fact that there aren't really any clear cut comparisons is a good thing, IMHO.
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10/8/2018  6:32 PM
BigDaddyG wrote:
Nalod wrote:
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Its ok if you are projecting, its fun to have a fresh blue chip pedigree rookie from a big time program. Bernard was obviously an older rookie with a quickness before he his man strength power came. The 30 for 30 about him in college was very interesting and his dominance in college was very compelling.
King was explosive in his hops and Knox is too young still to see if that evolves.


Plus, Bernie did a lot of damage in the post and was more effective inside. Knox still needs to work on that. I might get killed for this, but I see a little bit of Keith Van Horn in Knox, especially the way he still strides to the hoop of the pump fake. Just a little. The fact that there aren't really any clear cut comparisons is a good thing, IMHO.

Did Keith Van Horn ever have a pull up jumper? That to me is the killer skill that Knox might have that can differentiate him from the rest of the league.

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10/8/2018  9:14 PM
Are you watching him now he reminds me of Stacey King
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10/8/2018  10:01 PM
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Doesn't show that killer edge. Just not mean enough. No game face. No urgency.

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10/8/2018  10:18 PM
Sangfroid wrote:
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Doesn't show that killer edge. Just not mean enough. No game face. No urgency.

“It’s much more about the perception of the organization,” Fizdale said. “What I think we’ve done together with Steve [Mills] and Scott [Perry], Mr. Dolan and myself an
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10/9/2018  11:15 AM
Uptown wrote:
Sangfroid wrote:
toodarkmark wrote:I'm not saying he will have a Bernard King career, but his game reminds me King. The way he leans into scoring, his huge stride to the rim, and his calm demeaner. His release isn't as fast, but they both an akwardness that makes them weird to defend. Or I might be projecting.

Doesn't show that killer edge. Just not mean enough. No game face. No urgency.

This was a smile for BK. He was VERY intense

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10/9/2018  12:10 PM
If Knox becomes half the player Bernard was then he would be a great Knick.
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10/9/2018  1:57 PM
BK in NY was a different animal than rookie BK was. BK had all kinds of baggage he was subjected to in College. When he matured he beasted in the the NBA.

Seems to me Fiz is giving him minutes to hit that wall early and work thru it early! He has played big minutes and not bringing him along slowly.
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10/10/2018  10:37 AM
Knox kinda reminds me of Jesus H Christ.
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10/10/2018  11:12 AM
Jmpasq wrote:Are you watching him now he reminds me of Stacey King
lol...that was a good one!
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10/10/2018  11:16 AM
Knox is the King on Knicks fans dreams...
He can teach them to meditate... but no one can control even his own mind...
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10/10/2018  11:52 AM    LAST EDITED: 10/10/2018  5:48 PM
Don’t see Bking when I look at Knox. When I think of Bernard I think of him on the low block hitting a turn around jumper. With this positionless basketball Knox is more of face the basket player.
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10/10/2018  12:26 PM
Young Bernard was a slasher with explosive move to the rim. Our young Knox might be there one day.
At his point I see Robert Horry given his length. Tashawn prince as he is lean. But he is 20 years old, so im good with "NBA player".
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10/10/2018  1:58 PM
Nalod wrote:Young Bernard was a slasher with explosive move to the rim. Our young Knox might be there one day.
At his point I see Robert Horry given his length. Tashawn prince as he is lean. But he is 20 years old, so im good with "NBA player".

If Knox ends up being Big Shot Bob, great. That would be awesome. I think that's a lot to ask for from a guy who has never played a single minute of real action

Comparing him to a HOFer is too soon

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10/10/2018  7:10 PM
Didn't Bernard King release his jump shot on the way down?
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