How much longer until the Knicks Fire Mike D’Antoni
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:16 AM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:24 AM
I hope we are seeing the end of volume shooters (scorers). I have never been impressed with players who put up big numbers by taking close to 30 shots per game. I think a lot of players could become "stars" if they were given that privilege.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:09 AM
Moreover - it's a typical New York team. Not worth attention.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:55 PM
When the Knicks were built around ONE scorer (Amar'e), they looked like they were a piece or two away from contending. Then the sold the farm for the name. I'll take the combo that is Gallinari + Wilson Chandler over Carmelo any day of the week. The two of them gave teams fits with their length on the perimeter. Not to mention Chandler is one of the most versatile players in the league and bailed them out in the post since they had nobody else. Then the worst part is that the trade didn't stop there, as the Knicks included promising big man Mozgov, and Raymond Felton, who was playing like an all-star point guard in D'Antoni's system.
The prevailing "logic" here in NY, as I was blasted by my peers for my anti-trade stance was that Carmelo is a "star", and the Knicks were on their way to being the next Miami. The flaw in this is that LeBron and Wade are playmakers. Not solely iso scorers. LeBron in particular is unselfish almost to a fault. With Melo and Amar'e, you've got two guys who both function as a go-to-guy, and fail to do too much off the ball.
I like the Amar'e/Chandler post duo. If I'm the Knicks, I get rid of Carmelo. Trade him for wing and/or PG depth. Landry Fields is great for what he does, but should not be starting, same with Shumpert (just not ready yet to produce every given night). Of course I realize, that while this would be the pragmatic thing to do, it would be impossible to get away with in the NY market.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:04 PM
Gallinari is just a jewel. He is just too good of a passer and ball handler for his size and just a deadeye shooter. That guy's going to be a stud in the NBA. Maybe like Odom but I think he has more of a killer instinct.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:54 AM
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:20 AM
On why the Knicks were pressured to do so, maybe they thought it out like what you said. Maybe they banked on the talent and the history of 'winning' that Carmelo had (NCAA champion, got to the playoffs every season in the NBA he had), or maybe they thought D'Antoni could make it work. Whatever they thought, it didn't work at all.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:33 AM
The Lakers comparison is completely correct. They could do so, so much better with the market they have that I'm shocked there haven't been any offers (that we know of) to buy and turn around the team.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:30 PM
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:14 AM
It's easy to doubt when guys like Salim Stoudemire and Tarence Kinsey come and go in the NBA. But it's a winning proposition to bank on his success because he attacks the rim, resulting in foul calls. And to the NBA (and Stern), they just can't afford Lin to fail. Imagine the billions watching in China not to mention the millions in the Philippines (I am of Chinese descent myself), South Korea and Taiwan. That's a huge market, and with it the cash. Add that he plays in the biggest US market. $$$$$$$$!!!!!
And to respond to OP, Lin just saved Mr. Pringles' behind, at least for now.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:29 PM
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:31 AM
February 14, 2012 – Returning to the locker room after four grueling quarters against a tough Timberwolves team and a lanky Spanish legend by the name of Ricky Rubio, Jeremy Lin had just played his worst game in four starts. Lin shot 33 percent, going 8 for 24 from the field, missed all three of his three-point attempts and made only four of his seven free throws.
Wait a second, that was a Knicks point guard’s worst of five games? Pop the champagne New York, this kid’s for real!