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The whole game is garbage time 

Zero is usually my limit for Knicks

How is MR inconsistent? He consistently brings stocks and he is consistently lacking in all other areas so far. 

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He is playing tonight.

 

While tonight he will be limited, the question is what can Mitch do going forward, ROS? I think he is returning to a different team than the one he left with injury a month ago. Since then:

 

Kanter has had multiple tantrums about his lack of PT and demotion

Kanter has met with the team GM, Scott Perry, to discuss trade scenarios, and rumors indicate real negotiations are happening

Kornet has been hit or miss as starting C, with obvious limitations

Vonleh's minutes have been cut back to ~18 for some reason

 

I think Mitch is the starter at C within a week, and will be there ROS. I think Kanter will either be traded or fade, and either way, will not be relevant on this team in March. My guess on Mitch's ROS line:

 

9 pts, 8.5 boards, 1 stl, 2.4 blks 

60%FG, 62% FT%

 

Yes, that is optimistic, but not far from his splits as a C, and below his per-36. The only real challenge will be limiting foul rate. Hopefully, he manages to learn to hold back and not get called on defense on every drive. My personal opinion is that will take a month of pt, and a learning curve, but that he will learn. If Whiteside could learn, anyone can.

 

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7 minutes ago, hornrimmed_rambis said:

He is playing tonight.

 

While tonight he will be limited, the question is what can Mitch do going forward, ROS? I think he is returning to a different team than the one he left with injury a month ago. Since then:

 

Kanter has had multiple tantrums about his lack of PT and demotion

Kanter has met with the team GM, Scott Perry, to discuss trade scenarios, and rumors indicate real negotiations are happening

Kornet has been hit or miss as starting C, with obvious limitations

Vonleh's minutes have been cut back to ~18 for some reason

 

I think Mitch is the starter at C within a week, and will be there ROS. I think Kanter will either be traded or fade, and either way, will not be relevant on this team in March. My guess on Mitch's ROS line:

 

9 pts, 8.5 boards, 1 stl, 2.4 blks 

60%FG, 62% FT%

 

Yes, that is optimistic, but not far from his splits as a C, and below his per-36. The only real challenge will be limiting foul rate. Hopefully, he manages to learn to hold back and not get called on defense on every drive. My personal opinion is that will take a month of pt, and a learning curve, but that he will learn. If Whiteside could learn, anyone can.

 

Thanks for the post.. definitely going to keep an eye on this guy going forward.  He's sitting there on my FA wire right now.. just thinking it's too early to grab him.

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1 minute ago, Padilla814 said:

Worth a grab over Vonleh or Kornet?

 

I liked Vonleh until 3 games ago, but for whatever reason, his role has been reduced to 18 minutes. I have no idea why. 

 

For the upside, I'd rather have Mitch than either of those. Blocks are the hardest category to stream. Rebounds and 3pm relatively easy. If all these guys hit their ceilings, Mitch's ceiling is, by far, the highest.

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Just now, hornrimmed_rambis said:

 

I liked Vonleh until 3 games ago, but for whatever reason, his role has been reduced to 18 minutes. I have no idea why. 

 

For the upside, I'd rather have Mitch than either of those. Blocks are the hardest category to stream. Rebounds and 3pm relatively easy. If all these guys hit their ceilings, Mitch's ceiling is, by far, the highest.

 

You know why.  Fizdale.  The only one immune is Hardaway.  Everyone else has had wild minute and rotation swings.  Everyone.  No one is immune.  Even Mitch.  

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50 minutes ago, hornrimmed_rambis said:

 

I liked Vonleh until 3 games ago, but for whatever reason, his role has been reduced to 18 minutes. I have no idea why. 

 

For the upside, I'd rather have Mitch than either of those. Blocks are the hardest category to stream. Rebounds and 3pm relatively easy. If all these guys hit their ceilings, Mitch's ceiling is, by far, the highest.

First of those games was a blowout vs GSW, then he was in foul trouble vs the Pacers and 6ers, finishing both games with 5 fouls.  He's also been pretty bad in that stretch, posting +/- of -28, -13, and -32 in those games. 

 

It's obvious why he posted bad stats vs GSW, and I think the other 2 poor performances can be attributed to Kanter's and Robinson's absences. I may be wrong, but they probably put Vonleh on Myles Turner and on Embiid and he couldn't handle their size. I think he'll improve in the upcoming games. Mitchell and Kanter will mostly impact Kornet's minutes and will free up Vonleh to play the 4. Which is great bc the Knicks have a pretty tough stretch for Cs leading up to the ASB.

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1 minute ago, lacit1707 said:

5 minutes... 2 points - 1 rebound at the half...

 

interestingly enough.... Kanter has zero minutes....while Kornet leads the team with 18

Kanter didnt go.  He is scared of the Turkish president outside of the United States.

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1 hour ago, MuscleChestbrook said:

Lmao. Fouled out. Decent line though. 

 

So what? 8-6, 2 blks, and a steal? And upside from here? Sign me up.

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6 minutes ago, heero78 said:

Must roster 12+ with Kornet out of the picture for the next while? 

Or is this still a wait and see situation? 

Rostering him has never been the issue, it's the 6 fouls every 15-minute stint that's worrying.  He should improve on that as he plays more tho.

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Kornet's out a few weeks.  Looks like a decent grab now, even if Kanter might take a good chunk of minutes as starting C.  I feel so bad for Kanter; it seems like the Knicks actually do really really well with Kanter in there, at least on offense.  If only Kanter and Mitch could play together.  :/

 

Btw I'll take a 8-6-1-2 on amazing %s all day.  If he fouls out with that line in 15 minutes every game, that's 12-team gold.  Oh yeah, and he averages like, half a turnover or something.  

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