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Is Peyton Hillis’ job in jeopardy?

Peyton Hillis signed a two-year deal with the Giants in early March, for only $100,000 in guaranteed money (BBB, March 12).

But with the signing of Rashad Jennings and the drafting of Andre Williams, Hillis’ job could be in jeopardy.

“How many big backs can you have on one roster? It doesn’t look good for Hillis,” Jordan Raanan said in The Star-Ledger (NJ.com, May 13).

The 28-year-old Hillis signed with the Giants in mid-October when the team was desperate for a healthy running back. He had 247 yards on the ground over seven games with the team in 2013.





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hashbury
hashbury

Just stop with these stupid posts and keep posting where real players are going.  I couldn't care less how much money Jackson makes but anyone could have made the embarrassingly bad moves he has made on a pro bono basis.

hosket
hosket

BTW...Hoping they move the draft to a city that is farther than a subway ride for the clowns who show up in Knick costumes and boo......ESPN and Berman and Isola call them Knick fans and they are upset......They don't represent me. 

hosket
hosket

Yes......Phil has done a more than credible job with the mess that all the previous genius' have left him.

Start with the Westchester. Knicks...bought and brought a D-league team into the equation...they treated Erie like a joke....It's paid some dividends already

Had a very solid draft.  If Grant played for Duke....he would have gone top 5. 

Addressed the no draft pick next year as best he could.....Hermangomez comes over next year...Leybreyrie comes over this year.

Porzingis...best guy on the board....attested to by many, praised by Chad Ford no les Can come off the bench as a sixth man and contribute now...... 

Backed into the best option all all the FA big men..Lopez. A backline of Melo and Monroe and whoever.....would have been a joke on D.....now the whoever can be Porzingis...in spirts.

Didn't over pay.   Unilke the MO of every Knick GM since the flood. 


knicks10
knicks10

Ok I am tired of hear everyone say the Knicks should do this or do that. Last time I checked we don't have coaching or GM experience. Yes it's frustrating bc we want our team to win but give Jackson a chance. Yes the big flashy names would b great, but you need a team. Look at the Warriors who just won a championship, it took time. They went out and drafted and their players( curry, Thompson, green) and they evaled. Their big contracts were actually on the bench. Their mvp was a role player and one of there best players in green, nobody even talked about before this year. The Knicks are gonna put together a team and we as die hard knick fans will watch.

And stop with the trade Melo cause he's not going anywhere unless he request a trade. We want big name free agents, but the one we got we want to get rid of. Come on seriously, Melo contract looks reasonable compare to some of the contracts these guys are getting now.

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

I don't care about these players overall attitudes. You dudes missin the point. I dont care if Aldridge not wantin to play center makes him look selfish. ...I care if he joins the Knicks. .PHIL STINKS

D
D

@Kvdaone Phil is not adapting to the way the NBA is trending right now and its killing us.

Our hope right now is the summer of 2016.  Phils first mistake was signing Melo. Its unlikely Durant or Westbrook will come to NYC

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Im disgusted with Phil. The mistake of the yr was draftin the Latvian kid. Not that he cant ball but he got booed cuz Phil coulda made a better sexier choice for FA attraction. Muiday, Kaminski, etc. The purpose of this FA was to guarantee a marquee big for a Melo tandem. .....now they tryna sell us on bein satisfied with Afflalo&Lopez which to me is just JR Smith&Tyson Chandler.........Everybody in the league knows Aldridge never wants to play center.....HELL...Im not in the league and I know this so what would make Phil be that arrogant to push for something like that?......ABUSED KNICKS FANS ALWAYS HAPPY WITH MEDIOCRITY. ......IM NOT....PHIL STINKS

@Kvdaone yo stephen a smith, relax. 

Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins

I'm pretty sure no one with the exception of Sam Dekker would be excited enough to come to New York had we gotten Kaminsky.

Look, Aldridge is 30. If he really wants a 4 year deal, we'd be stuck with a slow footed big man at 34 making over $20 million. And that's in a perfect world where LA is okay with losing on a big stage. By the time next year's free agency began, you'd be kicking yourself for signing him in the first place when we could have better pieces.

LaMont Hayes
LaMont Hayes

Which free agents signed with Charlotte (Kaminsky) or Denver ( Mudiay) so far? ... Aldridge not wanting to play center although it would be best for the team shows him to be a selfish player who epitomizes "all want heaven but dem not want die"... he's leaving Portland cause they couldn't get over the hump and when an eleven time champion tells, actually suggests to him that it would be best for him to play center so Melo could play at power forward and they can put three shooters on the floor with them he cancels the meeting?...who does that? Someone who wants you to think they about winning but don't really wanna put in the work to actually be about winning...

jojo2218
jojo2218

the players he gets here on in will tell alot the guys that come off the bench finding starters is the easy part finding that  min salary player that helps is hard 

Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins

I'm happy with what Phil has done so far. I think the best thing is that he hasn't panicked from not getting his top choice in Monroe, which is something previous team executives have done in the past. He's essentially building a decent team on relatively cheap terms and on short deals. The team next year could be dramatically different in a year or two, which is why it's important we signed Lopez and Affalo to short deals.

I think Phil realizes that players don't want to play for an awful media-centric team, so he's trying his best to build a team he can work with within his offensive and defensive philosophies and in the next two offseasons show potential free agents that "hey, everybody said we couldn't build a winning team using the triangle. With the right fits, we can get even better. We need you to propel us into the next tier of great basketball teams."

jojo2218
jojo2218

maybe nobody wants to play here cus they know melo will take all the shots and ball dies in his hands 

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

Jackson's biggest mistake is he didn't trade the 4th to pick up a piece to help now. Could've killed two birds with one stone. Unless KP turns into a star this was an epic fail.

younglando
younglando

@bleedblue4 There are a lot of reasons this didn't turn out better but picking Porzingis isn't one of them. Trading the 4th overrall pick for a piece now is shortsighted and its the reason the Knicks are in the position they find themselves.. The Knicks have drafted and resigned a player in the 1st since Charlie Ward. THats a lot of missed opportunities to add talent and build a roster thats appealing to FAs

bleedblue4
bleedblue4

And trading for a Sullinger at least gets you a sit down with LA. As a Mets fan I can tell you this sitting and waiting on prospects is a crap shoot. Especially a project that will take 2-3 years to fully develop.

If KP does not turn out to be anything special then this opportunity is an epic fail on Phils behalf. Especially with Justice dropping like he did.

starksoakmase
starksoakmase

@bleedblue4  "And trading for a Sullinger at least gets you a sit down with LA." I had to read this twice.....Sullinger is fat garbage...

nyoak34
nyoak34

@bleedblue4 Sitting and waiting on prospects has given the Mets potential for one of the best rotations in baseball. 

Anthony Kunjbehari
Anthony Kunjbehari

PJ still has some cap room, so let's see what he does. Not flashy, but good signings. Everyone belly-aching about the 12-13M that RoLo is going to get...that's just the new NBA. If Shump, Crowder, etc are getting those contracts, then that is just the cost of doing biz.


Not sure how many of these guys we can afford, but here's who I'd go after:

- Bass or Biyombo (poss starting PF)

- Shved (6th man)

- KJ McDaniels (D-wing with upside)

- Cole Adrich, J Smith (big man depth) 


rico
rico

Who's bellyaching exactly?

Anthony Kunjbehari
Anthony Kunjbehari

Should have included Gerald Green on this list. He would be a good alt to KJM and potentially could start at the 3 if we slid Melo to the 4. Not as much rebounding as we would like...but still a wing with length and a shooting stroke. 

bkyguy78
bkyguy78

Would love Bass. What's his deal?

nyoak34
nyoak34

Something that no-one seems to be mentioning about these two deals is that we just acquired two potentially very attractive trade chips come the deadline. Afflalo on a short term, very affordable deal and Lopez on a one year contract could be enough to get us back something valuable in a deal late in the season. These are the kinds of players that get over-valued when a team is in win-now mode. Heck, Afflalo got traded for a 1st round pick just last year and allowed Denver to dump a little salary in the process. When someone's center goes down in January, you can bet Lopez will have a lot of value as well with his expiring deal.

1harris1
1harris1

I don't think it's been confirmed yet that Lopez's contract is just a one year deal. Haven't seen where that's been definitively stated by any of the media outlets reporting this deal (unless I've missed something). Afflalo was a nice contract for the team, no doubt.

rico
rico

Oak i think a lot of folks have mentioned that but yes indeed, good thinking. One thing about trades though...the Knicks desperately need to become "a team" not just a transient weigh station" for processing and repurposing players. I think part of the reason FA's are not attracted to the Knicks because outside of Melo, there's no there, there or here.

James Cunningham
James Cunningham

@1harris1 dont know why the Knicks didnt sign Ed Davis,for 8mil,to outbid Portland(@7mil)He is similar to Tristan Thompson,blue collar rebounder and shotblocker,Would have battled against Cleve with Thompson ,Love ,and LeBrick,and battled Chicago,against Taj Gibson,Gasol.His highlights showed a lot of help defense blocks ,atletically protecting the interior.Would havebeen a good fit,at a discount price,would still have money for Lopez,would have been a decent free agent spending spree ,considering the big agents didnt want to come to ny.


Brian Hopkins
Brian Hopkins

You're forgetting that Phil thought he was getting Greg Monroe, which would've ate into our cap space. If he signed Davis to that deal right away, Phil would've been much more limited in what he could've done next.

He didn't know how the cards would play out and wanted his first option over somebody who would've been his third or fourth choice.

rico
rico

Let's hold off intil the ink is dry on Lopez. It's not a done-deal yet. In a week or two we should have enough info on who the team is to genuflect or rage. Right now still on pins and needles.

starks03
starks03

Over 30 for sure. There is now some fierce competition in the guard with Grant, afflalo, Calderon and possibly Ledo, Thanassis, shved or another FA.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

In an interview that Phil had during last season, he said that he was concerned that the Knicks disasterous season and record might have an affect on FAs signings  this summer; unfortunately he was correct. Best we can do is make the team the best we can with what is available and improve our record so that FAs will want to come here to WIN.

A healthy Melo is the key (whether to keep .......or trade).

avzensport
avzensport

With adding Afflalo & Lopez and a healthy Melo & Calderon was do you all think is the over/under on 30 wins for the Knicks?

younglando
younglando

@avzensport Knicks won 17 games , Melo missed 42 games and was injured for basically the entire yea ? I think it's realistic the Knicks win 35-40 games. Fisher has one extra year of experience. Afflalo is a solid second scoreer, Lopez is a rim protector and defender ? You add the Latvian Mamba, Jerian Grant ... second year for Galloway and Early  .... East soft as hell ... I'd say 37 games.

swankwan
swankwan

I could see 30-35. Close enough.

starks03
starks03

Love the discipline Phil and his team are showing - just some breathtaking overpays going on right now. Love Robin Lopez! smart, competitive, good team player. I think will surprise on the upside offensively: can get post position, has good hook and decent shot and is a great passer. Wasn't really used in Portland because of their system. He will excel here. 

brad5614
brad5614

Trade for lee and sign Lopez... This team can win some games... Most importantly the short term contracts give flexibility and make guy easy to trade at deadline for more assets...

nyoak34
nyoak34

@brad5614 We can't do both. Once Lopez is signed, there is no room for Lee. The reverse is true as well.

rico
rico

Can prolly package Calde and Early, use the JR trade exception for David Lee.

Baudelaire Elysee
Baudelaire Elysee

Unless we are able to find a taker for Calderon. I remember when Calderon use to bust our ass.

nyoak34
nyoak34

@rico The whole point is for them to dump salary. They're not taking Calderon in return.

rico
rico

Calde makes 7 million lee close to 16. I'd say that's cutting salary oaky

rico
rico

He'll play better next year, up his value, you may even want to keep him