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New Luka, who dis? (Samanic to Two Way Contract)
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MaTT4281
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10/15/2021  1:38 PM
Knicks sign Luka Samanic to a two way contract. Unlike our other revolving door of contacts, I suppose this one has a bit more staying power.


On paper, sounds good. 6'11". 21 years old. Recent first round draft pick for San Antonio (2019).

Some recent footage from last week. Meh.

I guess he'll compete with Sims for 4th stringer?

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10/15/2021  2:07 PM
The spurs are usually good with draft picks so if they waived him I am not sure how much he will be able to help. I would love to be pleasantly surprised but I am not expecting anything from this guy.
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10/15/2021  2:31 PM    LAST EDITED: 10/15/2021  2:36 PM
Some Spurs fans are saying he has talent but suffers from low motor/effort. I don't like low motor players. Its been my major issue with Knox. Here was the final straw with Coach Pop.
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10/15/2021  2:36 PM
https://www.poundingtherock.com/2021/10/11/22721523/luka-samanic-and-the-spurs-were-never-quite-right-for-each-other

Im sure knicks are hip to this but think they can make a breakthru? Spurs had 17 under contract.
This dude either abides to the ways of Thibs or be gone.
Could be thought if Knox is a trade chip of sorts there is room for advancement?
Number of scenarios were this makes sense and plenty of it not.

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10/15/2021  2:44 PM
MaTT4281 wrote:Knicks sign Luka Samanic to a two way contract. Unlike our other revolving door of contacts, I suppose this one has a bit more staying power.


On paper, sounds good. 6'11". 21 years old. Recent first round draft pick for San Antonio (2019).

Some recent footage from last week. Meh.

I guess he'll compete with Sims for 4th stringer?


This guy makes KP look like Bam Adebayo from a motor standpoint
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10/15/2021  3:00 PM
Here is the full story on this guy. Click to read the entire thread.

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10/15/2021  7:39 PM
This is great news! He has the best tattoo in the NBA, hopefully the NY media will get a story about it.
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10/15/2021  8:14 PM

I mean, why not. Just a few years ago he looked like an athletic perimeter big.

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10/15/2021  10:43 PM
BigDaddyG wrote:
MaTT4281 wrote:Knicks sign Luka Samanic to a two way contract. Unlike our other revolving door of contacts, I suppose this one has a bit more staying power.


On paper, sounds good. 6'11". 21 years old. Recent first round draft pick for San Antonio (2019).

Some recent footage from last week. Meh.

I guess he'll compete with Sims for 4th stringer?


This guy makes KP look like Bam Adebayo from a motor standpoint

This is pretty bad.

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10/16/2021  1:27 PM
Clean wrote:Here is the full story on this guy. Click to read the entire thread.

Looks like he won’t get any burn here too. He looks lazier than Knox and with a 2 way contract no way he sees time this year

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10/16/2021  3:50 PM
17 players under contract and he showed his ass. Thru experiences and maturity will he have gained knowledge from humility?
Or does he stagnate? Fans rarely give any thought to what an be. We extrapolate the past and present to the future.
Kid has talent. So does knox. Question can they toughen up to stay in the league?
Can any fan really say with certainty? No. Odds are easy to say not. They fail to impress its likly to continue.
But what knicks do is create opportunity which is the first tenant to creating luck.
Simple, Spurs let you go. That says plenty. First that they saw the potential. Then they had a choice to make. They had too many contracts and cut him loose.
Leon and co. Know whats up. He signed with us so he knows whats up too. Play harder. Take it from Knox. Knox has to dig deeper now. Its a tough business!
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10/16/2021  3:56 PM
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10/17/2021  3:56 AM
Looked at some of his highlights from Europe, the skills and agility are seen but the strength is clearly lacking. Compared to his highlights with the Spurs, his strength and conditioning have improved. I have seen some Spurs boxscores last year and he has some game where he was able to contribute well offensively. The big question mark with is game is his motor. The Knicks coaching staff and the front office have been dealing with players that lack motor (Knox in particular). I think a year under this team's coaching staff will be enough for them to evaluate if this Luka is a keeper or not. I think he has skills if the work ethic of the young knicks(RJ, IQ, Obi, Deuce and Grimes) can rub off on him, the knicks might be able to add a rotation player to its young core.
New Luka, who dis? (Samanic to Two Way Contract)

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