Let’s Talk Knicks… Again and Why the Jets Love the Wrong Quarterback Prospect


SPANISH HARLEM, NY – With the NBA Playoffs underway, I will instead talk about the New York Knicks! This might not be the best time especially when there are a lot of good things happening in the NBA but I think it’s important to the New York fans to discuss Kristaps Porzingis’ dissatisfaction with Phil Jackson and the Knicks.

As we all know by now Kristaps Porzingis decided to forgo his season ending team meeting with Phil Jackson a couple weeks back. Speculation was that Porzingis was upset with the direction of the team and Jackson’s handling of the Carmelo Anthony situation… and really can you blame him? Phil has tarnished his pristine image as the greatest coach alive by proving his ineptitude as President of Basketball Operations with the Knicks but even more so by diminishing the one piece of trade value he has in Melo. Name any team President alive that would do that… none. Sure you hear coaches call their players out but Jackson is far from the coach, at least in title. Also name a president, coach or general manager that would look at their team and say… “let’s force an extinct offensive philosophy” on this group, year after year. While intelligent people would look at their roster and say “what do we have and how do we make it better”, Phil and company continue to enforce their tired and old beliefs.

My point… Kristaps is the one player the Knicks can’t afford to lose. He has been the brightest star on this dreadful franchise and they must do everything they can to appease him. In an age where teams want suggestions from their best player, Jackson seems to think that he can run this organization even if the players hate him. Now we have two more years of this bullsh*t… man this is getting me so upset that I will stop here before I get fired from MTM. (Can you get fired? Because I’m sure Angry Ward has tried everything and he is still here)

In recent New York Jets news, the consensuses seem to think that the team will draft another quarterback this year, most notably Mitch Trubisky. That is if the Cleveland Browns don’t take him with the first pick or trade up before the Jets can. Every year it seems that one quarterback comes out of nowhere to earn high praise and this year it’s Trubisky’s turn. Though I can speak from experience with Carson Wentz last year, sometimes it works out but I come from a time when players would show how good they are on the field and not while running drills. Even if Trubisky is there for the taking, how do you not take Deshaun Watson, who for two years straight laced Alabama’s defense (which many considered to be as good as some in the NFL), while losing one NCAA College Football Championship game and getting revenge the following year, to win in spectacular fashion. I understand potential and how good a person can look when no one is chasing him but doesn’t anyone in the NFL value production anymore. I’m no scout but I know when I see talent and Watson has the desire and the moxie to play in New York, if only the Jets felt the same way.

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  • benwhit

    The Knicks? Holy buzzkill. Lame of KP to skip the meeting though.

    Draft. Rangers. Big night.

  • jgclancy

    Rangers series starts tonight—in Canada. Best to play first games away and try and snag a win to come home feeling good.
    Knicks—I’ll think about them again in 6 months
    Poor, poor Metsies……Go A’s!

    • AngryWard

      Starting on the road is clearly an advantage. All the pressure on the home team to hold serve. It’s the same way it took NFL teams a million years to figure out that it’s best to defer receiving the opening kickoff, get your defense out on the field, and get the ball to start the second half.

    • JG Clancy: LOVE the BIll Murray picture. Kudos. But it’s April. The Met’s will finish TEN GAMES better than the F’s.

  • AngryWard

    Porzingis is still pretty much a kid, and should have taken the meeting with his boss. He skipped it because he hates the way Carmelo is being treated. If Carmelo were truly a mentor, he would have told him to meet with Jackson. Trubisky won’t be there for the Jets, though Watson may be. It’s unfortunate, but I think people look at the way he won the Championship and say, “That was awesome! Just like Vince Young!” And then NFL people think “But we don’t want another Vince Young.”

    Finally, Buddy, you really can’t get fired. Welcome to the Hotel California. You can never leave… though some have.

    • Buddy Diaz

      I thought about the Vince Young thing and that’s so unfair because while Vince had that one great championship game, Watson could of very well had two championships instead of one.

      It used to be rare if a quarterback played his first two seasons, even a first round draft QB. Everyone wants a play now quarterback and possibly the very best out there sat for 3 years behind Farve. If a team would have patience with Watson, I believe he could be a really good one.

      • Vincent Young had some issues in his helmet. Was it too tight? Perhaps. But his failure was due to him being found out on the NFL level. As for the new kid, Watson’s success will be anything but… elementary. [Ahem]

    • Management has not comment.

    • Cheesybruin

      Ward, I don’t see Watson as another Vince Young. The kid just doesn’t lose–only three times in three years as a starter, and is infinitely better between the ears than Young. Time will tell. You know he’ll be a monster if the Jets pass on him.

  • DJ Eberle

    Honestly, I don’t think the Jets take a QB. They have to make some attempt at winning this season and drafting a new QB won’t do that. Bowles and Maccagnan would be just drafting a QB for the next regime. You can’t blame KP. And it’s not just how they are handling Melo, but the Knicks entire offseason didn’t pan out. Look at all the former Knicks having success with other teams in the playoffs right now.

    • AngryWard

      I don’t think you and the Jets are on the same page regarding this “attempt at winning this season” thing. With who, exactly? Aren’t your Bills a better team? We already know that New England and Miami are. Jets fans should double up on their drinking this year (if that’s even possible) and watch a lot of college football and hockey.

      • DJ Eberle

        But why would Mike Mccagnan and Todd Bowles draft a QB at 6 knowing he’s going to have to sit a least a year when they’re both on the hot seat. They need to try to win for the sake of their jobs not draft a QB for the next regime. Plus, if they really want another QB, there’s ones in the second round that are good.

        • No rookie QB will ever win with the Jets. Ever. You need to eat less fish, DJ. You get taking the bait.

          • AngryWard

            I would give anything to have the Jets hire DJ as GM.

  • Cam_James

    Knicks…..NFL draft…….Rangers……..ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz. Why are we talking about these things when there are Lunkers in the livewell…..Its BASSMASTER SEASON WHOOO!


    • The Ontario Blues are playing Old Blue this weekend in rugby on Randall’s Island. The St. Louis Blues are not playing.

      • Cam_James

        NASCAR is in Richmond Sunday for the Toyota Owners 400. I wouldn’t miss that for the world. No rugby for me Saturday as the tailgate starts with the Xfinity race.

  • Junoir Blaber

    Call me shocked the Knicks are messing up!

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