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#1 Posted on 14.10.02 1717.20
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The New York Knicks announced on Sunday that forward Antonio McDyess (acquired in the offseason from Denver in exchange for Marcus Camby) has suffered a broken kneecap. He will be out indefinitely, possibly for the rest of the season.

McDyess went down clutching his left knee with 1:55 remaining in Saturday night's preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns. Originally, the injury was thought to be a hyperextension, but an MRI revealed the fracture.

Well, the Knicks knew they were gambling when they acquired McDyess... but it looks like they lost the gamble big-time. This incident, coupled with the injury of Latrell Sprewell and the legal problems of Kurt Thomas, signals big trouble for the Knicks.

Not that I mind seeing them put together another crappy season.

Edit: I accidently referred to Sprewell's problems as legal, when it was actually his broken hand. Whatever.

(edited by ekedolphin on 14.10.02 1822)
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#2 Posted on 14.10.02 1730.34
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This sucks big-time.


The Nuggets aren't doing any better with Camby out indefenitely as well. Camby of course blamed the Knicks medical staff.

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#3 Posted on 16.10.02 1743.22
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McDyess is injured to roughly the surprise of nobody. Isn't this EXACTLY why New Yorkers were opposed to this trade? Isn't that EXACTLY why they booed when the trade was announced?

Damn, some people are hard-headed.
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#4 Posted on 16.10.02 2014.26
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I guess we can call the trade a draw.

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#5 Posted on 22.10.02 0634.55
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More Sprewell wackiness, he's suing the NY POST for $45 million claiming that they lied about his injury.

Also the Knicks suspended him one game because he hasn't shown up at any workouts.

(edited by tomvejada on 22.10.02 0541)
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#6 Posted on 22.10.02 1059.56
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Didnt the Knicks tell him not to come to any workouts after they found out about his injury, or am I getting the story wrong?
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#7 Posted on 22.10.02 1250.12
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He was supposed to show up for conditioning but he didn't.
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#8 Posted on 22.10.02 1402.26
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    Originally posted by tomvejada
    More Sprewell wackiness, he's suing the NY POST for $45 million claiming that they lied about his injury.

    Also the Knicks suspended him one game because he hasn't shown up at any workouts.

    (edited by tomvejada on 22.10.02 0541)






Unfortunately for Latrell, he's suing the Post for defamation of character, when in all actuality it should be definition of character.
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#9 Posted on 23.10.02 0737.53
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From CNNSI.com, regarding Sprewell's lawsuit against the New York Post:

“I slipped and tried to brace my fall on the deck of my boat,” Sprewell said. “If I was trying to hit somebody, I think I would hit them. I would find a way to get at them if I was that angry about it. I wouldn't just miss a guy and not do anything.”

Well, gee, thanks for clearing that up, Spree. I just knew you weren't the type of guy to miss a punch and not do anything.

I think it's pathetic how Sprewell is trying to swear that the punching incident didn't happen, while at the same time still trying to act macho and say “If I was gonna punch someone, I would damn well have done it!”

Idiot.
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#10 Posted on 24.10.02 0715.13
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This story gets weirder and weirder. Yesterday, Sprewell actually showed up for practice. He was joking with his teammates as if nothing happened.
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#11 Posted on 24.10.02 0730.07
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Sprewell practiced with the team while on indefinite suspension?

There'll be hell to pay for that, I guarantee.

I haven't heard an official confirmation about the practice, so before I do I won't comment much more on that.
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#12 Posted on 24.10.02 0808.28
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Espn.com is reporting that Sprewell's suspension was lifted, hence him showing up for practice.
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#13 Posted on 24.10.02 0926.33
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    Originally posted by It's False
    McDyess is injured to roughly the surprise of nobody. Isn't this EXACTLY why New Yorkers were opposed to this trade?
I always liked this trade, myself. I mean, it isn't like McDyess is hurt as often as Camby (McDyess played 10 games last year, and only had one other year with less than 70 games played, 50 in '98). Yeah, I knew he was coming off an injury, but he appeared healthy to everyone, and Camby bruises like ripe fruit, so they were going to make out either way. I would put my money on McDyess having the better "rest of his career". Camby might get a hangnail and be out 2 more seasons, or he might tear an ACL while he is enjoying a bowl of Cheerios.
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#14 Posted on 28.10.02 1051.26
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I hate to say it but when I first read the title I though we were rehashing the Gold Club trial...
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#15 Posted on 28.10.02 1858.00
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ITs hard to believe with all the appeal of playing in NY they cant field a good team. I mean MJ once said that upon leaving the bulls he would consider playing for the Knicks ( note never believe MJ) Plus it has always been know that Stephon Marbury would love to play there
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#16 Posted on 29.10.02 0109.10
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That big-market appeal only makes things that much more satisfying for me when the Knicks do have a bad season.

Particularly if my Pacers and the Kings are at or near the top of their respective conferences.
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#17 Posted on 29.10.02 0832.22
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O believe me... i hate the Knicks pretty strongly. Plus i pulled for the Pacers that year in the ECF. Damn they would have made the Finals better that year
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