"You can't just put a rebounder that can't shoot out on…

“You can’t just put a rebounder that can’t shoot out on the court because it might provide a little bit of help on the rebounding end, but it takes away from what our strength is on the offensive end,” Ainge said. “We know what our weaknesses are. We’d like rim protection and rebounding. But at the same time we do like skilled bigs to play around our guards.”
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October 19, 2017 | 9:32 pm EDT Update
Carmelo Anthony tried grooming Kristaps Porzingis the past two years, knowing that he someday would replace him as the Knicks’ franchise player. Now that he has, Anthony called it “a big, big year” for Porzingis and had some advice. “You’re there. You’re the unicorn. You’ve got to embrace it,” said Anthony, now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. “You’ve got to understand what it’s about, what’s going to happen, whether good or bad, and be ready for it.”
Filling Anthony’s shoes is a tough task, but he believes he’s ready. “I never doubt myself,” he said. “I never feel like I’m not ready for something, even if it’s the most difficult challenge in my life . . . I’m never too afraid of a situation. I’m here now. I had a great experience watching Melo, how he does stuff on and off the court. I think that’s what I’m going to use to go forward.”
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