|2013/14 NBA Season|
|March 15, 2014|
|Madison Square Garden | New York, NY|
|FS Wisconsin / MSG | 620 WTMJ / Audio League Pass|
|Brandon Knight||PG||Raymond Felton|
|Nate Wolters||SG||J.R. Smith|
|Khris Middleton||SF||Carmelo Anthony|
|Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Amare Stoudemire|
|Zaza Pachulia||C||Tyson Chandler|
|2012/13 Advanced Stats|
|91.7 (26th)||Pace||90.7 (28th)|
|102.0 (27th)||ORtg||107.5 (11th)|
|110.5 (30th)||DRtg||109.2 (25th)|
- Who runs Phil Jackson's Knicks? Who negotiates with agents, makes trades, signs players, drafts players, and so forth? Reports suggest Steve Mills could stick around, but in what role? And what becomes of the rest of the front office, including a CAA guy like Mark Warkentien? If Jackson adds or replaces people, to whom will he look? What positions need filling? What will the interview process be like to fill those positions? How much will this new front office value analytics? Will they aim to improve immediately, or concentrate on longer-term goals?
"We're not giving up on him, by no stretch of the imagination. We just have to make sure we go about our business in the right way.
"I've sat down and had conversations with him and we're all on the same page."
The primary beneficiary of Mayo's demotion has been the recently acquired Ramon Sessions, who continues to do and say all the right things in his second stop in Milwaukee. Via Andrew Gruman:
Struggling to adapt to the trade that sent away someone he considered a friend and mentor in Luke Ridnour, 19-year-old rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo has quickly taken to Sessions.
"Ramon is just really textbook," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "I saw him pull Giannis to the side (during a shell drill during practice) and just show him how to do it from a technique standpoint. Just picking out little things. I can see Ramon has really embraced our group.
Fellow rookie Nate Wolters has already picked Sessions' brain about how he gets to the free-throw line so much.
"That's just so, so smart of Nate to do," Drew said. "The hard part is not getting here, it's staying here. When you can take something from a veteran player's game and incorporate it into your game, I think that's a smart thing to do."