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Tyson Chandler critical of Jeremy Lin's play

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10:38 AM ET 10.06 | Was that someone criticizing Jeremy Lin at Knicks camp? While Knicks coach Mike Woodson has run from the Lin issue, center Tyson Chandler was blunt, saying Lin was too "inexperienced" and their point-guard trio of Raymond Felton-Jason Kidd-Pablo Prigioni is an upgrade over last season's Lin-Baron Davis-Mike Bibby troika. "Baron was hurt and Jeremy was a young point guard who was just learning and figuring out an offense," Chandler said. "It was nothing against them and it was definitely nothing against Baron. Jeremy was a young point guard who was inexperienced, who brought a great light to the organization. But as far as being able to run the offense and putting players in the right position he just wasn't there. We got some veteran point guards that are capable of doing that."

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October 6, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Nets are still the new face of New York....

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October 6, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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Nets are still the new face of New York....

Yeah maybe in Miamiland or the resta da country, but certainly not New York. Its a Knicks city regardless if the Nets are crowned owners of the city by the have nots of other cities. You opions don't fry here in New York baby!

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October 6, 2012  11:46 AM ET

Now to Jeremy Love......all was not well with J. Love in the Knicks as Tyson expressed about his suspect ****/game. If you need J. Love to follow, go to Houston and holla. Tyson is spittin that real type $hiit thatcha might not wanna hear, but Ray, Pabs and J is the new flava in ya ear ya hear. Cause $hiit ain't da same when you holla dat cat J. Love's name, Knicks doin they thang, a new followin, and people ain't spittin J. Love's name. ditty da dit dit dit.

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October 6, 2012  01:39 PM ET

Doesn't matter who plays PG in NY... they have much bigger issues.

October 6, 2012  01:52 PM ET

Yeah Kidd will help on he offensive sets but forget about any skills on defense....the speedy point guards leave Kidd at a standstill!! Kidd is to-oooo slo-ooooowwwwwwww defensively!!!

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October 6, 2012  01:56 PM ET

Chandler has a point Lin was learning to play pg!! The Heat exposed Lin badly....when they trapped Lin, he tried to dribble the ball instead of passing before the trap occurred. Then the Heat exposed Lin again by forcing him to go left...he has no left...Lin had lots of work to do!!

October 6, 2012  01:58 PM ET
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He should have taken the high road. Just because he is not there anymore you can take shots at him? It's like saying that he was only faking his emotions and his trust when Lin was playing for them. I just hate 2 faced people. They pretend that they like you but they stab you in the back right away when you're not looking...smhI hope Tyson and Melo would be man enough to say that JKidd or Felton sucks when they are playing really bad. Don't wait until they get traded or move on to another team....

Oh yes you can...when there are improvements at that position!!! maybe not to the media, you know the twist of words will happen!!!

October 6, 2012  02:00 PM ET
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Oh yes you can...when there are improvements at that position!!! maybe not to the media, you know the twist of words will happen!!!

To sell papers!! or for ratings!!

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October 6, 2012  03:07 PM ET

That is honest and reasonable. He wasn't criticizing. He was basically a rookie. He was inexperienced. I still wish they kept him. Trade the rest of those fools and teach the kid how to play the point and in a year or two you have a point guard that can win (as he showed with the **** talent he was put with at the time) for the next 10 years. But the Knicks are still the lets try to win with the crap we have now rather than build a franchise for the future. Didn't work then, won't work now.

October 6, 2012  03:22 PM ET

Sounds to me like Chandler doesn't have a clue as to what the hell he's talking about. Lin ran the offense perfectly and without him, the Knicks would have likely LOST those 8 straight instead of won them. Funny how we never heard him complain about Lin's play and inexperience while they were together and winning... and only hear about it now when he's gone and the Knicks got nothing.

October 6, 2012  08:19 PM ET

Knicks still can't move past their offseason issues? C'mon, shape up and get ready for the season. You guys became older. Nah, ancient with Camby, JKidd, Thomas and Sheed.

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October 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET
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must be a real **** n the armour

We don't play that here, Newbie.

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