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I’m gonna dive really deep into what made WWE so watchable and where it needs to go. Wrestling is pissing me off because people should be turning off whatever they’re watching to watch it. Many say those days are over, but I know that those days are re-attainable.  Here’s my first insight into the roster.

If you are a wrestling fan who watched WWE(F) as the “Attitude Era” began, it’s easy to see that today’s WWE is drastically different from the humble days of AOL Keywords, watching pay-per-views on the black box, and making calls to the $1.49/min superstar hot-line. There was a lot to look forward to. The roster was filled with characters and stories came easy.

Shawn Michaels made you jealous. The Undertaker is widely considered as the greatest character in wrestling history. Bret Hart exemplified practicality. Rocky Maivia introduced you to a future movie star. Razor Ramon oozed machismo. Mankind continually shocked you. Goldust did things beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Vader broke every big man stereotype in the book.

Many, if not, every wrestler had his or her place on the roster and were able to incite emotion within the audience. Today, audience sentiment is diluted for a few reasons. One reason might be cell phones, another could be dirt sheets, or maybe it’s the TV-PG rating. The strongest reason might be the lack of an injustice fighting anti-hero that any fan can get behind.

There is one wrestler that I have purposely omitted from this equation to further elaborate on his importance in building WWE/F into the phenomenon that it is today. It was through him that the audience developed their collective voice, ushering in a new definition of what it meant to be a wrestling fan. The fearless, rebellious and unpredictable rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin, created the prototype protagonist archetype that WWE is struggling to find. I see one man with this potential.

His name is Dean Ambrose.

The excitement has been brewing since the beginning of the 2014-15 season.  Many fans across the country watched their teams drive into the wall repeatedly just to get their insurance claim at the end of the year in the form of a high draft pick.  These heralded moments will happen tomorrow in the Barclays Center of Brooklyn, NY. Fans will leave the Barclays Center with an array of emotion: pure elation, surprise, delight, thankfulness, confusion, frustration, anguish, sadness, hopelessness and bitter hatred to name a few.  There’s really nothing like it. Everyone makes their predictions, but only a select few make some educated ones.  Some players undeservedly go higher than others because of team needs.  I did my absolute best to sort out team needs and make an attempt to predict the outcomes of this essentially unpredictable night.

 

1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Kentucky

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Towns has been the consensus #1 for a while now, and many will look on in confusion if Towns does not come off the board first.

2. Los Angeles Lakers – Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke

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Jahlil Okafor will likely be the next center in the long line of great centers that the Lakers have had, if they do not go with the dark horse D’Angelo Russell at 2.

3. Philadelphia 76ers – D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, Ohio State

Mar 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American guard D'Angelo Russell (3) poses for photos on portrait day at the Marriott Hotel . Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-McDonalds

Mar 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American guard D’Angelo Russell (3) poses for photos on portrait day at the Marriott Hotel . Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-McDonalds

Philly needs a point guard since they shipped Michael Carter-Williams out of town for unknown reasons last year. We’ll see if they fill the void with Russell, or go with more explosive Mudiay, or take the leap with Porzingis.

4. New York Knicks – Justise Winslow, SG/SF, Duke

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Winslow impressed heavily in workouts, and with Russell off the board, it’s hard to say that Phil Jackson would elect unpolished Mudiay for the triangle. Willie Cauley-Stein may seem like a reach, but may be a worthwhile one to make.

5. Orlando Magic – Kristaps Porzingis, PF, Latvia

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Orlando is actively trying to shop Vucevic, and with Harris testing the market, Orlando has some holes up front. They figure this out by figuring out where Porzingis will help them.

6. Sacramento Kings – Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Congo

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Sacramento likes explosive reckless scorers who can move the ball around. George Karl likes Ty Lawson at point guard, but Mudiay seems like the guy to fill that void.

7. Denver Nuggets – Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

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Denver’s inferiority inside has been a problem for a couple years now, and WCS can fix this with a snap of his fingers.

8. Detroit Pistons – Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona

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Detroit needs a new Tayshaun Prince.  Stanley is that, and more.

9. Charlotte Hornets – Jerian Grant, PG/SG, Notre Dame

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Jerian and Kemba is so vivid in my imagination that I can’t see how it doesn’t happen. Charlotte has a void at SG and Jerian fills it.

10. Miami Heat – Kelly Oubre, SF, Kansas

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Miami gets their pretty boy perimeter shooter in Oubre. Also see this vividly in my mind.

11. Indiana Pacers – Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky

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With David West testing the market, the Pacers have a big hole at power forward.

12. Utah Jazz – Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia

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Utah is known for taking a chance on international guys, and I have Super Mario slipping to Utah.

13. Phoenix Suns – Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin

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Phoenix needs a guy like this to further stretch the floor. Sam is an excellent fit in Phoenix.

14. Oklahoma City Thunder – Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky

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Devin gives OKC the offensive shooting guard they’ve been needing since James Harden went to Houston.

15. Atlanta Hawks – Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas

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Bobby Portis gives Atlanta that grittyness that Budenholzer loves and gives them flexibility at the 3-4.

16. Boston Celtics – Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville

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I see Harrell as a Gerald Wallace type player, and Gerald was (or is) a Celtic.. so..

17. Milwaukee Bucks – Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin

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I see Kaminsky in a Bucks jersey more than any other. He’s exactly what they need.

18. Houston Rockets – Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State

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Houston needs a point guard. Cameron Payne is a point guard and takes something off of Harden’s shoulders.

19. Washington Wizards – Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV

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Washington may trade the pick or they may just deepen one of their positions. Vaughn seems like a Wizard name.

20. Toronto Raptors – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona

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Toronto likes Hollis-Jefferson. Toronto is somewhat weak at the 3 and RHJ would be a good fit.

21. Dallas Mavericks – Tyus Jones, PG, Duke

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Tyus Jones is the prototype Dallas Maverick point guard. If he slips to 21, Mark Cuban is not taking any chances.

22. Chicago Bulls – Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA

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Looney is that power forward who has hustle and game and Chicago loves to stack the frontcourt.

23. Portland Trail Blazers – Myles Turner, C, Texas

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With Robin Lopez leaving, Portland needs a backup plan to Meyers Leonard and the probable departure of LaMarcus Aldridge.

24. Cleveland Cavaliers – Terry Rozier, PG, Louisville

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Cleveland needs some help in the backcourt. Here it is.

25. Memphis Grizzlies – Dakari Johnson, C, Kentucky

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Dakari Johnson is a tree. With the departure of Marc Gasol this year, he is a great fit.

26. San Antonio Spurs – Delon Wright, PG/SG, Utah

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Delon Wright is a do everything type of guard that Popovich is sure to love.

27. Los Angeles Lakers – Jordan Mickey, PF, LSU

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Jordan Mickey can do it on the glass and more probable of a pick if the Lakers take Russell at 2.

28. Boston Celtics – Rakeem Christmas, PF/C, Syracuse

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Merry Christmas, Danny Ainge.

29. Brooklyn Nets – Jarell Martin, PF, LSU

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Hard to see the Nets making a good pick at 29. Thaddeus Young might be leaving Brooklyn, so they’ll need to replace him.

30. Golden State Warriors – Justin Anderson, SG/SF, Virginia

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Warriors could use a little more depth at this position.. as if they honestly need depth at any position. Justin Anderson has the talent to be a Warrior.

 

I see a variety of trades happening, and this list may be completely shaken up by hour 1 of draft day, but I can see at least 33% of these being correct.

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Bray wants to be the face of fear, but the biggest problem is, the torch has not been passed yet. Here’s how to do it….

Posted by PG Kills WWE on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Triple Threat Buried Alive Match

Triple Threat Buried Alive Match

One of the last times a wrestling arena shook

One of the last times a wrestling arena shook

If WWE wants a product that the general population doesn’t shut off within five minutes, here’s what they need to start embracing:

Unpredictability.

Debuts.

Returns.

Re-packaging.

Good creative.

Storylines and feuds that make you wanna see more (creates suspense, fear, intrigue)

Signature quirks in the ring (taunts, interesting moves, sitting up out of nowhere, Ambrose’s recovery, Cesaro’s big swing)

Matches with something on the line (a belt, a significant item on a pole [it works])

Technical wrestling skills and microphone skills (can only go so far without a story)

A signature chant

A creative entrance

Valets

Managers

Stables

Put the best technical wrestler in the world against the most creative and captivating performer in the world, and the majority of people will want to watch the latter. Putting this guy against this guy isn’t going to revive the form of entertainment we all love. It’s way deeper than that and it doesn’t require disobeying the PG rating. The argument that it’s PG and they can’t be entertaining is the biggest cop-out argument, so if you’re saying it, stop. And if you’re suggesting that something that I have not listed will work, you can likely also re-evaluate. This is 17 years of studying psychology of a wrestling fan-base more than it has being a fan of the characters.

Indies… WWE.. You could present whatever amazing in-ring match you want.  Whether it’s on WWE, NXT, New Japan, Lucha Underground, Dragon Gate, Evolve, CZW, or something else.  If there’s no story, it’s only going to be a match.

Rock and Jock Wrestling

Rock and Jock Wrestling

 

When Hogan body-slammed Andre, it was an uncontested feat of strength.

When Jake the Snake goaded Ultimate Warrior into a room of snakes where the Undertaker stood, it was a meeting of three of the most over WWF gimmicks that ever occurred.

When Shawn Michaels unexpectedly whacked Marty Jannetty in a segment, you felt the heat.

When Shawn and Hunter got together, and rebelled against those in power; Commisioner Slaughter, the stooges, and Vince.. we all knew.. this wasn’t just an angle.. It was something bigger.  The successful platform of wrestling that we have abandoned.

I’m not gonna go further until this is re-tweeted at least once.. I got a lot to say.

Check this out. Get a picture of the NFL at the moment.

 

2014 NFL Week 12 Powre Rankings.

Harden and Westbrook

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Haikus for All 30 NBA Teams by Ryan Buchanan

Atlanta Hawks
Millsap and Horford
Frontcourt’s solid, backcourt’s buns
Potential surprise

Brooklyn Nets
Deron, Joe, and Jack
Will they feed the rock to Brook?
Brookasaurus Rex

Boston Celtics
Rondo has to grind
Marcus Smart will have to shine
8th seed is my LINE

Charlotte Bobcats
Stephenson will beast
Just stop blowing on people
Kemba’s breakout year

Chicago Bulls
If McDermott shines
And D-Rose can stay healthy
Eastern Conf–rence Champs

Cleveland Cavaliers
New Miami Heat
But Cleveland is overdue
Drew Carey is stoked

Dallas Mavericks
Completely diff–rent
Definitely contenders
Mark Cuban is God

Denver Nuggets
No star of this team
Same situation last year
Expect same results

Detroit Pistons
Lots of good players
But I’d like some chemistry
Because there is none

Golden State Warriors
Eight solid players
Great depth, will lead league in points
Steve Kerr: “TAKE THE THREE”

Houston Rockets
I guess they’re all good
With Beverley at point guard
Harden FGA >

Indiana Pacers
Stuckey and Miles
Or George and Lance Stephenson?
Feel bad for Vogel

Los Angeles Clippers
Paul, Blake, DeAndre
That’s a nice big three to me
Hope they like their Zunes

Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant sets
Kobe Bryant fakes a pass
Kobe Bryant shoots

Memphis Grizzlies
Perfect the system
Same story year after year
Vinsanity though

Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade stays healthy
Chris Bosh reaches potential
Still making playoffs

Minnesota Timberwolves
Lots of additions
Lavine and Wiggins can fly
Big year for Ricky

Milwaukee Bucks
Team still in shambles
Who the hell is the point guard
Jabari Parker though

New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis
Is not a human being
He is a machine

New York Knicks
If I had one wish
Just one wish for this franchise
#TradeJRForFarts

Oklahoma City Thunder
Injuries throughout
Russell Westbrook MVP
Till KD returns

Orlando Magic
Always makes me laugh
Bring back the pinstripe jerseys
#Elfridsanity

Philadelphia 76ers
On the ten year plan
MCW, KJ, Nerlens
Big fan of all them

Phoenix Suns
Three guard basketball
Hornacek is out his mind
Or he’s a genius

Portland Trail Blazers
Same squad as last year
Fundamentally sound team
Always contenders

San Antonio Spurs
There’s no team like them
And there may never be again
Enjoy it while it’s here

Sacramento Kings
DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins is awesome
DeMarcus Cousins

Toronto Raptors
Should be nice again
Lowry’s shoulders are heavy
DeMar, take the weight

Utah Jazz
Gordon Hayward GOAT
At least he thinks that he is
Utah could grab #8

Washington Wizards
Wizards proved themselves
Will Paul Pierce further define?
Dougie America

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It’s 7:05.

What I’m looking for:

1. How do we defend Rudy Gay.

2. How do we defend Jonas Valanciunas.

3. What line-ups we’re going with more of.

4. Who will be defending Kyle Lowry.

5. How their guards will operate in general and if we can handle it.

That’s all I could think of looking for at the moment. 

If anyone thinks of anything I should keep note of, tweet me at @EminemAndMnMs or leave it in the comments!

The game mattered when we had to gain the lead back. The rest was a necessary Woodson chemistry experiment, and that’s why I found it so relevant to make this chart.

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Knicks Rotation: 9/9/13 vs. Celtics

1Q

12:00

1Q

6:16

1Q

4:20

1Q

2:59

2Q

9:14

2Q

7:49

2Q

5:42

2Q

4:12

Prigioni

Felton

Felton

Udrih

Udrih

Prigioni

Prigioni

Prigioni

Felton

Shumpert

Shumpert

Hardaway

Hardaway

Hardaway

Felton

Felton

Anthony

Anthony

Anthony

Shumpert

Shumpert

Shumpert

Anthony

Anthony

Bargnani

Artest

Artest

Artest

Artest

Anthony

Powell

Bargnani

Chandler

Chandler

Aldrich

Aldrich

Powell

Powell

Bargnani

Chandler

2Q

0:09

3Q

12:00

3Q

7:24

3Q

3:58

4Q

9:11

4Q

8:00

4Q

5:46

4Q

5:00-Final

Prigioni

Felton

Felton

Udrih

Udrih

Udrih

Udrih

C. Smith

Felton

Prigioni

Shumpert

Hardaway

Hardaway

Hardaway

Hardaway

Hardaway

Shumpert

Anthony

Artest

Shumpert

Shumpert

Leslie

Leslie

Leslie

Anthony

Bargnani

Bargnani

Artest

Powell

Powell

Powell

Powell

Chandler

Chandler

Chandler

Aldrich

Aldrich

Aldrich

Diogu

Diogu

I took positional assignments into note. Each assignment taken into account to slot each player from PG-C, aka, 1-5. The Celtics don’t have too much versatility, so the match-ups Woody chose were purely his own un-compromised strategies, with the exception of when Tyson was a little ginger after banging knees with a guy and turning the ball over. But it wasn’t like there was a tall point guard or really quick power forward to account for. Rondo didn’t play, so nobody had to guard him. Rookie Phil Pressey played a lot of point guard, Avery Bradley was at SG, Crawford and Lee were mixed in, Marshon Brooks played SG and SF, Green at SF, Bass at PF, Olynyk played a bit, Humphries didn’t look horrible at C, and Sullinger did work at PF. There wasn’t really too much confusion about where each Celtic was going to be playing and there weren’t many mis-matches, which is important.

There were times where point guards that stayed on the floor during subs switched to shooting guard, as well as times where power forwards switched to center. Shooting guards to small forward, small forward to power forward, everyone moved around. I think 6 guys played multiple positions. This is usual, but obviously not as many times in a game as the Knicks have to do it. I honestly don’t have a problem with it. I didn’t even have a problem with Prigioni at shooting guard, because basically, they’re running two point guard sets, and if they want to play traditional, I have no problem with Prigioni spotting up for three and setting screens outside the elbow or around the arc. The only guy who played out of position all game in my opinion was when Bargnani saw 1:30 at center. It was a pretty terrible 1:30 for the Knicks. Carmelo got burned by Gerald Wallace in this shift and Felton was doing his best ‘JR Smith after the nightclub’ impression.

The most glaring thing about the game was the subs of the subs giving up that lead during the last six minutes. Props to Mike Woodson for keeping them in the game and putting the onus on them. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It helped me look at the depth of the team.

Individual Player Evaluations:

PG: Udrih: He had an okay game. His drive and dish was kind of Marbury-esque on a few plays. He played excited. He took eight shots. He shot 25% but he provided a few nice passes and set a lot of screens. His best attribute of his game was help defense. He guarded his man when it was necessary and helped bigs when he could.

PG: C. Smith: I don’t know where they found this guy. It looked like the first time he ever touched a basketball.

PG/SG: Prigioni: Prigs looked great, saw passing lanes, played with passion, pesky as usual, had pep in his step, took smart shots. He made a beautiful around the back pass to Bargnani but Bargnani didn’t finish the leaner. If he did, it could have been pass of the game or something.

PG/SG: Felton: Drove to the bucket, may have been a little slow at times, but he had his moments and put up 11-3-5 in 22 minutes.

‘PG’/SG/SF: Shumpert: I put PG in quotes because he was basically taking the ball from Prigioni. It doesn’t matter. He deserved the ball. Shumpert shot 7-7. He looked explosive. He was pesky. He was deflecting passes. He was getting open. He did nothing dumb. He, Tim Jr., and Ron, each had GREAT games. Irony or not irony, those are my three favorite Knicks.

SG: Hardaway Jr.: My dad. Took him one game to prove his worth. That stroke was the most beautiful in the game. His speed was awesome. Fastest guy on the team. There were a few times where he got caught up on defense, but so did all of the new guys, aside from Artest, since he’s Based God.

SF: Leslie: I liked his little floater. His game is good and he gets close shots. He’s a little bit green, but he deserves one of the remaining spots. We need an athletic and composed guy like him with upside, who probably defends better than Carmelo. But that’s yet to be seen. Regardless, I like Leslie a lot.

SF/PF: Anthony: The star. The captain. The captain showed his stroke, but that wasn’t his only bright spot. He was the facilitator on one specific play that was probably designed. On this play, Tyson screened Felton’s man at the top of the arc while Carmelo was 23 feet out on the right side with the ball and he fed it to Felton as he rumbled around Tyson’s right knee for a lay-up. There was a few instances where Carmelo and Bargnani were playing inside-outside, which I think could be a big part of the offense this year.

SF/PF: Artest: Metta Ron World Artest Peace didn’t start. Kinda looking like he’s going to be the 6th man and come in whenever Bargnani or Carmelo pulls their revolving door routine. He’s our only defensive big, pending Kenyon Martin’s participation and Tyson’s health. He’s versatile, and he DOES have an offensive game. He was draining threes and was an anchor defensively. One play, he took the ball up, passed to nobody, and drained a 3. He saw 6 shifts with Shumpert. It is important to note that Shumpert was on the floor for every single Artest shift. Shump and Artest saw a shift at SG and PF together for 3 min, 13 minutes of SF and PF, and 6 minutes of SG Shump and SF Ron. If you can read that, now you have an idea of how Ron and Shump played together. And you should. Because it’s beautiful.

PF/’C’: Bargnani: Played center for a few moments, so I quoted it. If he’s our center, we’re in trouble. We will be last in the league in rebounds. He did make a few nice passes. He had an okay day shooting. He shot 6-6 from the line and 3-8 from the field. His little pump-fake at the 3 and then drive to chuck up a shot got guys off their feet quite often. I can’t leave out the fact that Vito Faverani dunked on him and burned him to the rim a couple times. He mostly saw the floor stretching between Carmelo and Chandler. He also dunked once?

PF/C: Powell: The dude can athletically block shots. He doesn’t look like he can, but he can. I trust him guarding a backup center.

C: Chandler: I can’t stand this man but he set a few nice screens and made a few off-ball screens. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I think he made an 18 foot jumper? Couple things in this game made me confused. He even grabbed a rebound with two hands and made a put-back over three people.

C: Aldrich: Shaky, but has potential. He contested the shot well.

C: Diogu: Ike Diogu literally my favorite play, and the made the best big man play of the game for the Knicks and I hope he gets credit for it. He got the ball on a post-up, shimmied right, pivoted left and went under and up for a lay-up. It was really awesome and I haven’t seen a Knick do that since David Lee. It was great and deserves a roster spot just for it. He may be slow, but he can move his feet inside.

Chemistry notes:

Prigioni played with Felton for 5 of his 6 shifts, 16 of 18 minutes.

Udrih was point guard for 6 of Hardaway‘s 8 shifts. 18 of 20 minutes, (really 18 of 25 minutes, but 5 of those were garbage time where Smith was in, so really it was 18 of 20)

Bargnani played with Anthony for 4 of his 5 shifts, 16 of his 19 minutes.

Chandler was on the floor with Anthony and Felton for 17 of his 20 minutes.

Bargnani was only on the floor when Felton was on the floor. 19 minutes.

Artest was only on the floor when Shumpert was on the floor. 22 minutes.

Shumpert was only small forward when Hardaway was on the floor as well.

Bargnani dunked and Chandler hit the jumper in the same shift that started at 7:24 in the 3rd. Ironically, the weirdest shift began a snowball effect. Shump stayed in and everyone around him changed. That’s when Tim Hardaway Jr. took over and showed us what he can do.

Awards:

Best passers: Prigioni, Carmelo, Felton

Best rebounders: Artest, Tyson

Best shooters: Shumpert, Hardaway, Artest, Chandler

Best defenders: Prigioni, Shumpert, Artest, Powell

MVP’s: Shumpert for the game, Hardaway for the biggest shot, and Prigioni defensively. Artest gets honorable mention.

Favorite shift of the game: Prigioni, Shumpert, Hardaway, Anthony, Powell. Felton, Shumpert, Artest, Bargnani and Chandler was also great. I like seeing Shump and Ron together, Bargnani stretch, and Chandler inside. Replace Felton with Prigioni and I think beautiful things can happen with those five.

Okay, I’ve written enough. Follow me on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/EminemAndMnms.

I’m gonna do this again. I had fun with it. Celtics, you got TAPED!

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What we have all been waiting for. We have all been looking forward to our New York Knicks play their first official game of the 2013-14 season. Well, guess what? ITS NOT HERE YET! :)

What we do have, is pre-season basketball. And you WILL get a better taste of what’s to come than you did watching summer league.

Summer league was a little lackluster. Didn’t fill my basketball void. We didn’t see much of Shumpert, very little of Tim Hardaway, Jr., and no Bargnani or Artest. (Yes, Artest.) We also didn’t see the underrated center we pried away from Oklahoma City, Cole Aldrich. Aldrich will be standing in for Amare whenever he’s ruled out. -_-

Generally speaking, the Knicks fanbase says they have a playoff contender with a lot of new pieces and a lot to work on. With Amare’s brittle knees, JR’s knee and postseason/off-season antics, Shumpert’s tender shoulder, Kenyon possibly aging, Andrea being statistically the worst rebounder over 7′ of all-time on a team that needs rebounding, and Ron not caring what you call him anymore (I call him Ron,) there are many, many questions to be answered.

The versatility of the Knicks line-up is a plus. Each player has a defined skill set, of which I hope Woodson is well aware of.

Tonight, at 7:30, the Knicks take the Celtics in Rhode Island. The starting lineups have been announced. Here they are:

PG Pablo Prigioni (our best facilitator)

PG Raymond Felton (a guard who can score)

SF Carmelo Anthony (the star player guy, el Capitan)

PF Andrea Bargnani (I’m scared)

C Tyson Chandler (Prepare for tip-out boards and bites of Kelly Olynyk’s pump-fake)

The Knicks chemistry is my strongest concern. I believe our chemistry is all over the place. I believe everyone on the team will know at least two positions by the end of the year, aside from Prigioni, our facilitator, and Tyson, our tip-out the rebound guy.

I will be writing a follow-up piece tonight, at the end of the game, after South Park, documenting what I gather of the Knicks’ chemistry. As I watch tonight’s game, I will be documenting this rotation that Woody is putting out, and how our style of play changes. I expect the rotation to be a revolving door, so I’ll be busy.

Look out for my post-game piece. I promise educational value and introspect. I’m a decent hype guy, but analyst is my first love. To make up for my shortcomings, here’s a rhyme for each Knick I expect to play tonight:

Ray Felton, compared to Prigs he plays selfish, and I hope he dunks on Rondo for the hell of it
Pablo Prigioni, pumped his fist when the ball was dished to homie, went to the bench and swallowed rigatoni
Carmelo Anthony, out there saying its hard to look after me, got Cheerios but wants Charms, marshmallow fantasies
Andrea Bargnani, knew Mussolini but never was commie, scared of some D, like a girl who never saw her mommy
Tyson Chandler, rebounds the rock but can’t handle her, effort is hilarious, Adam Sandler
Cole Aldrich, gonna dunk on the JET, like he’s the cold hard bitch, then someone’s gonna be his girl, rhyme i like best? so far, this
Metta World Peace is his federal beast but when he’s the best he’s just Ron Artest
Iman Shumpert, when the girl acts up he says fine and dumps her, macks two minutes later, grinds and humps her (lol)
Beno Udrih? ooh kid.. he’s gonna get in the game and show us he do this, making passes, making Celtics foolish
Tim Hardaway Jr, my twitter namesake, he’ll make defenders fall simply from a feigned break

(Kenyon and JR won’t play)

My favorite line-up is Prigioni, Hardaway Jr, Shumpert, Carmelo, and Aldrich. But I’m weird. Let’s see if that happens. Re-tweet this story and the next story out and I’ll owe you a dollar. :)

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