Metta World Peace Agrees to Contract with Knicks (P. 2)

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FightOnRon
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Another,why are we even thinking about this,person. He will bring nothing to this team we cannot find elsewhere, with less of an insane persona. Team chemistry goes to hell with this guy.

da11da
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Why would team chemistry go to hell? I think he would add toughness and great D

donudon
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Yep. He wasn't the cancer in the fakers' locker room Dwight was. In fact, most faker fans actually like him, but their fanbase have always been bipolar like MWP so I don't know...

All I know is that a lot of people didn't like Matt Barnes when he was with the fakers but now we all applaud his gritty way of playing for us. For the right price, I say we should give Peace a chance.

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If we sign another guy that's 6'7 I swear...

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I don't know if that is your real opinion or you just wanted to use that line Smile.

What is that meal you have for your avatar I can never quite make it out? Whatever it is it is making me hungry.

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I'm going to guess its donudon, if that's such a food lol.

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Yeah,and maybe he can jump into the stands for us and beat on some Faker fans for us.

You know darn well there are other parts that would fit better and what we need,we do not need another 6 foot 7 forward. This theme of collecting guys because they are tough defenders is getting old,unless you want to bring in a tough 7 footer. Then you have my vote.

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Bwahahaha, I honestly don't know myself Razz...I've been working double shifts at a hospital while moonlighting on another and I haven't slept for over 48hrs. I don't want to sleep now because I might miss our summer league game hahaha.

Anyways, my avatar is an udon Smile -hence the name lol... Go to your local japanese store and they'll most likely have instant udon noodles (korean markets are good too).

da11da
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Yes because he beats up fans all the time.

I never said my first option would be Ron Artest, it would be Tyrus Thomas but i wouldn't be upset with Ron, i think he can help our team.

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Well there you have it,here are better pieces that would fit.

Plus I kind of think we are handcuffed by the payroll now and if I understand it, and if I do then we can't really afford more then a vet minimum for anyone that wants to play here and Artest commanded what,3 million or something as such?

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My friend has a dog called Udon. Wink But what is on top of the noodles?

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Oh lol. It's spicy grilled chicken and veggies...

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The A team had Murdoc. We could totally use MWP (?)

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Thing is, I don't think we can place a high bid on MWP. I'm not sure how this bidding works, but I believe the majority or all our cap space is gone and we can only sign guys to like vet mins. If we don't bid, and hope what his dad said about him retiring is enough to scare away crappy teams, then it's down to whatever team he wants to play for. Does this team really have interest in MWP, enough so to try to sign him? Or does he want to go back home and play for the Knicks, or maybe even the Nets?

Our main priority needs to be getting another big man on the team. I still honestly think we only have DJ, Blake and Hollins and that's not going to cut it. This can all be fixed by bringing back Odom, signing Jamison THEN I'd consider MWP to fill out the roster.

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We cannot bid in the first round of bids. But, if nobody bids on him in that first round, and we offer him the minimum, he will take it unless he decides to go to the Knicks.

Also, MWP is the size of a PF, and can play PF.

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The average height of PF in this league is 6'9". Metta is ONE SINGLE INCH below THE AVERAGE for that position. And you're complaining this is a big deal? Come on, we're talking about a bench player here. Metta is plenty tall to play PF off the bench.

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^ Yeah, but to be fair "ONE SINGLE INCH" is about all the hops he has left.

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MWP's top destination is us now.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nb ... e/2513877/

"A person with knowledge of World Peace's situation told USA TODAY Sports that he now has the Los Angeles Clippers atop his list of possible destinations. The Queensbridge, N.Y. native previously had his hometown New York Knicks as his preferred choice his list of favorites, but he is now said to be more interested in joining the new-look Clippers while being able to avoid relocating. Both teams appear to have interest in adding World Peace, but would only be able to offer him a veteran's minimum contract of $1.4 million annually."

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Signing Metta will give us endless hours of entertainment, and don't forget he still has elbows and James Harden still has a head, so that could be useful in the playoffs.

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Hmmm...

MWP is not my first choice, but not the worst choice to have as back up forward. The dude is legit crazy. But maybe we need a little crazy from time to time.

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Alright Metta!! Now, let's go ahead and narrow those choices down to the Knicks..........and the Knicks........and, retirement!

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look, artest is a piece of **** who should've been kicked out of the league years ago and put in jail. However, he would be a very good fit for the clippers.

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A little early in the year to deal with Laker flags in car windows, but it looks like Zimm's running out of stuff to troll...

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Metta would make perfect sense if we didn't already commit to Barnes. Jamison is the better fit as far as filling needs go, though it would be great to have them both with Metta filling a "Goon" type role. If he'd be cool with 10-15 mpg and a couple of DNP's then I'd love to have him on our squad. I'd also love to save a spot for Camby if possible.

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I don't like Artest but if he can contribute for very cheap then bring him doc

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We have no room or need for Metta.

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  1. He's a better PF than most of the remaining PF's available today for vet's minimum.

  2. His presence, even if he doesn't get on the court, will deter opposing teams from trying to hurt Blake.

  3. It will be painful to Laker fans and former teammates.

#2 is more important to me because the best case scenario is Blake plays most of the minutes and we don't use bench PF's that much. How many times have we held our breaths when Blake gets his legs taken out during an attempt to go to the rim? However often that is, the number will dwindle to almost never.

Whatever else you think about him, he's the scariest, craziest, most dangerous active player. There is a real possibility that he might show up at your house, knock you out, kill your dog and set the house on fire. Most sane people try to avoid upsetting insane people.

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But don't you know,they Fakers know they now have a championship caliber team. Ask any of their fans.

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I would normally agree that, yes MWP would be good to have as an enforcer off the bench but after all his incidents (specifically the elbow to Harden) he's been kept on a tight leash with the nba and likely won't do anything to get himself kicked out of the nba or serve a long-term suspension. He's actually pretty smart despite the crazy persona he puts on.

My other issue is that he takes the most ill-advised shots and rarely makes them. Although I still like him better than that old twig we're interested in signing.

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Lol I hope you're joking. If they think their current roster is a championship one, they must be extremely stupid. I don't think they are that dumb.

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I'll take metta over antwon anyday.. Make metta play backup 4.. And we good

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you should take knicks out of the title. MWP only has interest in LAC only. he doesn't want to relocate.

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he's from ny.. We need a big guy who can defend zbo marc gasol.. like reggie evans or ivan johnson not another sf

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I hope that everybody here agrees that MWP >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jamison.

We could sign him as a wild card player AND a defensive big. and maybe...someone like samuels for the 15th spot. Crawford, Redick and Green could be the 3rd strings pg.

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Reggie and MWP are the same height. Only difference is MWP is a better defender and Reggie is a better rebounder.

MWP and Reggie are cut from the same mold. All heart, effort, and intensity.

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Not only ill-advised, he has some of the absolute worst bricks in the league. Pretty amazing that he actually shot 40% from deep last season.

He was relied upon to score on that team. He'll be a fringe role player on this one. Almost all his minutes would be at the 4 and he can guard most 4's, especially for short bursts.

Doc is gonna tell him what he wants from him. It's not going to be like Antoni telling him he wants 10 3's per game. He'll come in, play D, use some fouls, spread the floor by pulling the big defender out of the paint.

The guy is big enough and strong enough to guard the position. And he becomes a stretch 4 in our rotations. Surely he's better on the offensive end compared to any of the bench bigs we had last year.

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Right on all accounts. I think Wayns is ok and could stay in the league for a while...But we do not need him! We don't need to use a roster spot for a 3rd string PG when we already have about 5 guys who can play the position.

Like you said, all 3 of our SGs can bring the ball up the court. We don't need another typical PG on this roster. If CP3 has a serious injury we're screwed no matter what.

We have 4 roster spots available, maybe Davies is one of them, maybe not.

But if we could sign Artest, Odom, and Brand to round out our bench, we will be scary good at every position.

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I'm not as low as everyone else is on Jamison, especially if he's only playing 15-20 mins a night. In the end, we are better with Jamison on our roster than without him. And if we do get Jamison, you bet your ass that they get a big defensive center. The FO knows about Jamison's horrid defense

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would you be willing to trade crawford for a big man. and sign mwp

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It depends on the big man available at that price. We do need another big on the rotation and we do have excessive peremiter depth I will admit, but I don't think how much Crawford does for this team offensively with his ball handling. Meta would be nice at 4 in this new small ball NBA, and he would bring the grit and intensity to our front court that has been missing since we lost Kenyon and Reggie. You can pair him with another big man that has speed and size. Name a big man that makes salary of Crawford and I'll tell you what I think

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The funny thing is that when Paul recruited Barnes, he said Barnes and World Peace were unstoppable when they were running games n the gym together. Paul even asked Barnes why Mike Brown didn't play Him and Metta together and Barnes I rally don't know why

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That's something to think about at the deadline in Feb. How the new guys play, injuries, chemistry, etc. all play into it. I don't think it's a great idea to move JC before the season unless it's a top-15 C.

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I'm sure they were with no refs to call fouls lol. The thought of that makes me want MWP to be a Clipper even more.

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Ivan johnson is metta and reggie rolled into one scary looking dude. I am starting the ivan for back up big campaign. He is everything we are looking for, high energy, toughness, without complete loss at the line.

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Reggie is a little taller, and he literally more than doubles Artest as a rebounder. Reggie is about 6'8.5" in shoes, while Artest is listed at 6'6. Reggie's 8'11.5" standing reach is higher than Blake's, Artest not so much.

Artest is strong enough to move PF's off the block, but they can shoot over him fairly easily, especially since he doesn't really get off the ground.

He would be fine against the Haslem's and Landry's, and if you're playing Miami and New York, against Lebron in the post and Carmelo, but he's coming off the bench, so he isn't guarding Carmelo and Lebron most likely.

It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but he provides no rim protection, really hurts your rebounding, and won't be able to effectively contest against most PF's.


I wouldn't mind Johnson, nice mod-range jumper, shot 40% from 16-23, strong guy, can finish around the basket, pretty decent rebounder, can hit FT's. Not as versatile in terms of playing C like a Brand and turns it over too much, but that's okay. Also his defense is not really good, he's strong, but he isn't a good defender.

I think the issue thoug is that Doc wants a PF that can shoot three's, and Gentry is probably supporting the value of that in terms of offense and spacing, which is why Jamison has emerged at the front of the list.

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that to late correct a need..i doubt a top 15 center wants to come off the bench. we don't need stars we need positional fits for a system.

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even a top 15 C is pretty mediocre. It's arguably to say DJ is top 10 C.

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I can't even say there are 15 teams that even have a true center starting for them haha that's a joke. In all seriousness, DJ is still raw and has a unique skill set defensively, that Doc can max out over the course of the year. How many guys his size and length that you know that can run the floor and contend with a face paced team like the Heat and Thunder? His shot blocking (that needs to be disciplined) will be critical at protecting the rim against Lebron, KD, Westbrook. And Wade. He's a true center that can play small ball, that's rare

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JC is top 15 SG, I'm not talking about stars. The roster spots are going to be filled, we'll have 2-3 guys like Odom, Brand, etc. Vet's on minimum deals. At that point, it's not as much of a need.

But is it worth it to trade Crawford for a guy like Robin or Zaza? I don't think it is right now because he's still our 3rd best player and we don't know how good Dudley and Redick are going to be. Even Barnes, we need to see how well he plays for a while before relying on him more heavily.

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Everyone join me on the Ivan Johnson campaign.

0 I think he is a similar defender to reggie, not great but serviceable (I think doc could really focus him on the defensive end). If they want a 4 that can shoot the 3 why not take a look at Austin daye or Anthony tolliver.

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