Knicks should sign Mickael Pietrus
He was recently waived by Phoenix. He could coe off the bench and back up the 2/3 or start at the 2 instead of Landry Fields.
A good defender, can hit the 3, and finish in transition? Any good playoff squadc ould use him.
It’s not easy being both the top pick in the NBA draft and also the best player on your team embarking on a new season. That’s where Anthony Davis finds himself as preseason nears an end. He’s been the focus of opposing defenses, and as such has already taken some lumps, but he has the right mentality and is ready for the challenge.
White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, is one such player. He has had his own issues this summer due to bouts with anxiety disorder. In fact, White missed a large chunk of training camp and several preseason games due to his anxiety attacks as a result of flying.
Dealing with the off the court stuff is something that’s going to take time but, on the court, White’s talents are indisputable. In his only college season with the Iowa State, White finished as the only player in Division I basketball to lead his team in every major statistical category per contest. White finished the 2011-12 campaign having averaged 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1,2 steals and .9 blocks per game.
“You have to seize the moment,” Davis said. “I’ve been around the league for a while now. I’ve seen a lot of great players play. I’ve seen what to do and what it takes to win, and I’ve seen what it doesn’t take to win. I’ve seen it. So I know the dos and don’ts, and it’s my opportunity here to seize it, and I’m letting it all hang out.”
How much Wallace can contribute physically on the court this season remains to be seen, but he is expected to provide a Knicks team plagued by immaturity last season with a veteran presence in the locker room.
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Four Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards later and Jennings was on route to averaging 15.5 points per game as a rookie. The only issue? He was taking a team leading 14.8 shots per game to score those points. After three seasons, it seems little has changed. Jennings still leads his team in attempts per game and his career shooting percentage is still under 40 percent.
Some of what seems to be going right for Jennings this preseason is a greater reliance on the effective playmaking of Monta Ellis and Mike Dunleavy. Through his first five games, Jennings has done a better job of letting other players make him better.
“It stinks,” Nowitzki said. “There’s no other way to put it. But, we’re not going to have to do it, and before I come back, I’m going to do a bunch of practices. It’s not like two years ago when I had one practice and came back. This year, we’re going to make sure I’m ready to go.”
“Competing from Jose and Kyle, to me and DeMar [DeRozan], to Amir [Johnson] and [Andrea] Bargnani, we are competing all the way across the board,” Anderson said. “It is a big difference [from last year] because guys are actually trying to [help] each other get better and want to play and prove that they can play.”