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Old 08-04-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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The NY Daily News this morning had an article saying Marbury will move to the 2-Guard. Looks like LB and Steph are hoping for a result similar to when AI moved off the point and was league MVP. I always though Marbury would be a better 2 anyway. Problem is, the Knicks have no other PG. There's no way Crawford brings the ball up.

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Old 08-04-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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This seems like a smart move, as Marbury is too much of a gunner to leave at the one. But as you pointed out Jay, who do the Knicks have to bring the ball up court? Philly had Eric Snow. Maybe Brown and Thomas are looking to trade for a PG?
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I don't think there is any "maybe" about it. The Knicks really have no choice. Smart move to move Stephon to the 2 guard, but - oh by the way - you still have Crawford, Houston, and Q Richardson on the roster (all with a 'shoot first, do nothing else second' mentality). New York needs to make a move, but, frankly, it doesn't appear that they have any leverage.
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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They can use Nate Robinson as there point guard. See how that works out he was awsome in college.
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True, Nate Robinson is very talented, but it's tough to throw in a rookie as your starting playmaker and expect to be competitive with an unestablished team. Especailly when the point guard in question is only 5'8".
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True but he is their best option because it will be hard for them to make a deal with there cap situation maybe they can add Jay Williams if he is able to play that would be a great pickup.
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This seems like a smart move, as Marbury is too much of a gunner to leave at the one. But as you pointed out Jay, who do the Knicks have to bring the ball up court? Philly had Eric Snow. Maybe Brown and Thomas are looking to trade for a PG?
Funny you mention that. Rumor has it that Brown is lobbying the front office to acquire Eric Snow.
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Ha, nice. No question Snow's most productive years were in Philadelphia under Brown.
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I could definitely see them have Snow and Robinson split time. I think Robinson has all the tools to be a good pro, but if Brown gets a top of the line PG in there, he's going to forget about the guy. Bringing in Snow who shouldn't get 30 minutes anymore would be a decent move for them.
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Besides that we all know how much Brown generally disdains rookie players to begin with. It seems to me that Robinson is probably going to be more of an Earl Boykins type of guy that comes in and plays five to seven minute spurts of balls to the wall basketball.
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Snow's attitude in Cleveland in past years has been a little frosty. He did however have nights with a pretty good assist to turnover ratio.
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Who exactly are the Knicks going to trade to get Snow? The roster isn't exactly brimming over with talent anyone other than the Knicks would want. Moving Marbury to the 2 is definitely a good move on Brown's part but if an acquistion isn't made to solidify PG, I wouldn't be surprised to see Marbury moved back once Brown realizes there isn't anyone else on the roster capable of playing PG.
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Meh, I doubt it would take too terribly much to get Snow off of Cleveland if they were willing to part with him. He is a 32-year old PG on the downside of his career.
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I guess you could say it worked with A.I. at the two, but isn't having a six-foot shooting guard to create disadvantages when Steph is guarding guys a half foot taller? It's unfortunate when these talented guys have PG bodies, but don't want to be one.
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Marc brings up a good point. Remember, when Brown had AI at the 2, Lynch and Mutombo were solid defenders eating up space in the paint to ease the burden on the Philly guards.
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