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07:15 AM ET 10.03 | The Knicks' roster features plenty of scorers, but center Tyson Chandler would like to pitch in more often. [Earlier this week, Chandler] was working alone on an adjacent court with a training camp assistant. Standing at the corner of the free-throw line with his back to the basket, Chandler took a pass and turned to shoot a flat-footed jump shot. He did it over and over again. Catch, turn, shoot. He did this too many times to count. ... It doesn't look natural right now. Stiff-legged and without much spring in his knees, Chandler missed more than he made. Then again, it's only the second practice of the season. ... "I think it can be deadly," he said. "If you can knock down that mid-range jump shot, it exploits a lot of bigs, makes them come away from the basket where they're not comfortable."

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October 3, 2013  07:24 AM ET

Who really cares? Basketball is fixed.

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October 3, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Everybody is on a mission. Every players mission is the championship or maybe more selfish mission like playing for more money.

October 3, 2013  08:57 AM ET

You Don't Have Game, Bro.

October 3, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Good luck Chandler. The Knicks need you to have a big year and play huge in the paint. Especially with Amare seeming to fall apart at the seams lately.

Jack is probably on the mark on this one. Amare is beginning to have body health issue when with the Suns so "lately" was probably an unnecessary adverb. The Knicks got some useful play out of Amare for a while but long term it looks like they paid too much. The Cavs were criticized for settling for eventual HOFer Antawn but now they are not hamstrung with a large painful contract (which might have been worth it to them if it meant they retained LBJ).

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October 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET

*Amare is* should have been *Amare was*

October 3, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Jack wasn't talking about Amare.

True by mixing the two "topics" I gave you the way to misunderstanding my meaning. (Of course you did the same thing in your original posting but with more clarity) I was agreeing with Jack as to Chandler.

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October 3, 2013  09:36 AM ET

LOL!!! The Knicks need to rid themselves of Amare and Chandler. Their days are numbered in today's NBA and are no longer effective for the team.

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October 3, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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The Knicks need both guys to be successful. I think that's what we both are thinking?One of those guys needs to really step up this year and show Melo he still has a good team in NY. Take away any thoughts of moving on.

But unfortunately I don't think either will provide the kind of play that the Knicks need to be successful. As for Carmelo will he prove to be more feckless than LBJ? Only Lostwill can answer that.

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October 3, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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"If you can knock down that mid-range jump shot, it exploits a lot of bigs, makes them come away from the basket where they're not comfortable."Wow- it's taken TEN years in the league to realize that 1- you need to improve your game2- successful bigs have been doing that for the past 20 yearsI mean what has he been doing over the summer since he's been a pro?

This is the problem with guys that solely rely on their athleticism. It works fine when young and healthy, but as they age they become liabilities.

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October 3, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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You Don't Have Game, Bro.

Yeah, I think you are right. I would like to be impressed by Chandler but he hardly seems to have what it takes.

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October 3, 2013  12:12 PM ET
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"If you can knock down that mid-range jump shot, it exploits a lot of bigs, makes them come away from the basket where they're not comfortable."Wow- it's taken TEN years in the league to realize that 1- you need to improve your game2- successful bigs have been doing that for the past 20 yearsI mean what has he been doing over the summer since he's been a pro?

prolly should ask Howard the same question....and he originally played on a jump shooting team. SMH

October 3, 2013  12:13 PM ET
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yes-and what typically happens is tehy finally realize that they should've been working on their game AFTER they have a big injury and aren't the same physically.I mean do coaches/gm's actually watch the games? Aren't they supposed to be helping/directing these guys to get better and better every off-season? Don't players watch guys like kobe and lbj- who actually DO work in the off-season and come back with new moves, better shots? and do they ever wonder why these guys win all the time ???

LOL nah, i'm gonna go with a "no" they don't ask themselves these very important questions.

 
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