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Derrick Brown

People think I'm crazy, but that's alright. Brown is an asset. He needs to get minutes and will if he can shoot. He's polished in all areas of his game. The man needs to play.

If he can learn to drill the corner 3 (a lost art in the NBA), like Shawne Williams, then the Knicks will have stretch players who can create space for Amar'e and Melo inside.

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Toney Douglas: B-

There may be no bigger fan of Douglas than me, but truth be told I was very disappointed in his playoff performance. Look, I always said I consider TD a very solid 3rd guard on a strong playoff team and an excellent 4th guard on a championship team. But let's be real he's a great value at his salary. He can shoot, play SOME point and guard multiple positions. I think D'Antoni lets him take too many defensive possessions off on the ball, especially when you consider the amount of ground he covered to close out on Ray Allen before he was tripped by KG in Game 1.

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Derrick Brown: INC

Those of you who follow the site know my feelings on Derrick Brown. He's very athletic and seems to have a pretty strong defensive acumen. Players out of Xavier always seem to and yes I apologize for the generalization.

Brown doesn't have a particular position and I think, ideally, the Knicks would like to see him develop more range on his jump shot so they can sneak him some minutes at the 4 position in this system. But I think he can really be a solid, two-way transition forward for the Knicks and a player that, at a good salary rate (aka NBA dollar cost average) he can provide some value and be developed into a rotation player or a trade asset.

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From a defensive standpoint, I'd put Brown guard shooting guards or small forwards with right handed releases. He's lefty. He can use his strong hand to contest.

Finger point to Jay M.

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I was talking to Andrew Smith before and we came up an interesting idea that seems accurate. When Quentin Richardson comes in the game against the Knicks, he smells blood. He wants to dominate his ex-team. Brandon Jennings still carries anger towards not being drafted here. Same with Duhon, Jamal Crawford and of course Nate "flip over Paul Pierce" Robinson.

Why does it always seem that players take it upon themselves to want to stick it to the Knicks? It's because it's called added motivation in a really long year.

Their respective coaches tell them to be ready, go in and go for blood. And more often that not, seemingly, it works. It is also good team building.

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See his highlights at KnicksNow
Derrick Brown had a productive 12 minutes on the court tonight. He grabbed a pair of boards and went 3-3 from the floor, including this one-handed stuff with :41 left in the game, assisted by Andy Rautins. Brown, a 6-8, 227-pound forward, was acquired by the Knicks off waivers on March 1.
Brown is?a player I was high on from the get go. I think they can shape his manageble contract into an asset moving forward. He's a great athlete who comes from an outstanding Xavier program. He's?shown flashes like last night, let's see if he'll get more rotation minutes as the season progresses.
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