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Knicks eyeing NBA's next Rodman

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08:09 AM ET 05.06 | The Knicks missed rebounding this season, and a rebounding machine just happens to have ties to the area. He doesn't have center-size, but he exhibits the exact ballplayer traits Knicks president Donnie Walsh feels the Knicks desperately need. And better yet, Walsh would be stealing him right out of the Nets' backyard. Newark's own, Kenneth Faried, the rugged 6-foot-8 power forward rebounding machine, has fascinated Knicks scouts, according to people in the know. The Morehead State bruiser, who ignited the small-school's first-round upset of Louisville, has seen his stock soar since the NCAA tournament, when the Eagles got to the Round of 32. Likened to Dennis Rodman, Faried set an NCAA modern-day record of 1,673 career rebounds and averaged 13.4 this season.

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May 6, 2011  08:16 AM ET

There is only one Dennis Rodman. Can Faried play the "mental" game that Dennis employed so deftly?

May 6, 2011  08:24 AM ET

Faried will certainly be a good addition for the Knicks. He'll do the little things that Amare won't touch w/ a 10 foot pole--like play defense.

May 6, 2011  08:26 AM ET

How about getting the $100 million dollar man to get 10+ boards a game?

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May 6, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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What's w/ the NY Post? They're always creating dumb articles to get fans riled up. Anyways, they got rid of Lee who would have been their Rodman. Love also fits the Rodman comparison but w/ shooting.

And NY definitely wants more of that. :)

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May 6, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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There is only one Dennis Rodman. Can Faried play the "mental" game that Dennis employed so deftly?

Better yet, is he going to watch endless amounts of tape so he will know where the ball drops every time? Also the Worm was a great scorer too.. people tend to focus on his rebounding skills but forget about his scoring ability.

May 6, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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NY should try to get Varajao from Cleveland. He would be perfect.

Actually, your boys in Orlando might need Varajao when DHow leaves. :)

May 6, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Better yet, is he going to watch endless amounts of tape so he will know where the ball drops every time? Also the Worm was a great scorer too.. people tend to focus on his rebounding skills but forget about his scoring ability.

Yup, he loved him some inside scraps.

May 6, 2011  08:36 AM ET

too many off season Knicks stories. The playoffs are STILL going on!!

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May 6, 2011  08:43 AM ET

NOBODY CAN PLAY LIKE RODMAN DID!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!

May 6, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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Cle will probably move him this year so now is the time for somebody to go after him.

And we expect very good value in return.

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May 6, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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And we expect very good value in return.

LOL....He isnt worth as much as Cav fans think.....

May 6, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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Better yet, is he going to watch endless amounts of tape so he will know where the ball drops every time? Also the Worm was a great scorer too.. people tend to focus on his rebounding skills but forget about his scoring ability.

True that! He tormented Karl Malone and many others for years. I bet Karl still thinks about those days.

May 6, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Isiah 2.0 Front Office Edition

May 6, 2011  09:09 AM ET

ZERO CRASHES!!!

 
May 6, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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ZERO CRASHES!!!

Let him stay at FIU... where he's been since being pimp-slapped out of the league.

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