If you take a look at the preview articles I linked to in the last blog post, almost all of theme mention Melo is now 30 years old, “the wrong side of 30,” as ball don’t lie mentions.
Have they even seen Melo play? His style of play will be fine, he’s mastered all of the moves Jordan developed late in his career to compensate for waning athleticism.
I must admit I’m excited for tomorrow’s preseason game against the Celtics in Hartford, Connecticut. I want to see the triangle offense. I want to see what this roster can do in the triangle, particularly Melo.
Phil Jackson is running things in New York. 13 or so titles to his credit (of course we know his rosters were stacked in his favor). If things don’t work out with Melo over the next couple of years, he is definitely tradeable, say to a team that could lose their star talent to free agency.
Many of the preview articles accuse Samuel Dalembert of being a flake, we’ll have to wait and see. The team just finished it’s training camp at West Point, I’m not sure how MGMT could be more clear, the point is to be accountable, be a professional, work within the system.
Looking forward to seeing Mr. Jose Calderon run the point tomorrow. Larkin is too small, almost Nate Robinson small, but just as was the case with Darrell Armstrong, and perhaps to a smaller extent Nate Robinson, sometimes you just need a spark off the bench to change the game when it is time to sit a few starters.
I don’t believe in J.R. Smith, but we’ll see what coach Fisher can get out of him. My money is on Tim Hardaway being the starting two guard when the season starts. I think Shumpert is a bench player and JR is best suited coming off the bench as well.
That leaves a starting five of what now?
PG Jose Calderon
SG Tim Hardaway Jr.
C Dalembert (I don’t miss Tyson Chandler)
PF was going to say Jason Smith, or Amar’e, but hoping Cleanthony Early can bulk up quickly and maybe get some starts after the all-star break
Am I the only one that thinks there is more than a puncher’s chance that Fisher and Jackson can revive Andrea Bargnani’s career? It was, after all, Jose Calderon that was feeding Bargnani the ball during his most productive years in the NBA. I enjoy it when a fan can follow the logic of Knicks off season acquisitions.
It is all about the triangle this year. If you can’t triangle, then sit on the bench!
Let’s go Knicks!