well, I was just going to post this as a comment, but since it is longer than some of my posts, might as well move it up to the next post instead.
Looked to me like they’re just taking the three if it is open, even if there are still 22 seconds on the shot clock remaining.
SaipanKnickster glad to read you had so much fun in P.I. My goal is to get there in 2010. Hopefully when I get back, we’ll have a talented all-star on our team.
It would be optimistic thinking if we just drafted one and we’ll all be pleased with Toney Douglas and Jordan Hill. Time will tell, it’s possible. Douglas was brilliant at the end of last night’s game. So was Jordan Hill now that I think about it. Good to see young Knicks performing well in the fourth quarter with the game on the line, even if it is only a preseason game it shows something. That last drive through the lane by Douglas, he made that trick shot on Brook Lopez.
Remember that year Channing came in and was scoring 20-30 points a night for the first quarter of the season? that was really shocking when it happened. I was at the game when Nate pushed the guy straight into Channing’s kneecap. I was up in the nose-bleed 400’s and it still looked really, really bad from where I was. He had like 20 points at half-time if I recall that game correctly.
That game changed the trajectory of Channing’s career in my opinion. Now he’s fighting to stay in the league. Last I heard Portland didn’t want him…
…TD comes in and plays D and then what do you know, Nate now steps up his defensive game now too. Glad to have ya, Toney Douglas. Nate, if he can shoot in the garden, this man’s about to take a chunk of your minutes.
The bad kharma of this team is lifting. The Knicks were visiably more of a real team during the open practice. They weren’t going full speed, but they just had an identity for the first time in a long time.
I think that’s what Marbury did, he prevented the Knicks from having a team identity. He’s not a good team mate.
Only a few that still fit that bill on this year’s knicks. I’d say Nate, but I know New York loves him for the most part. His height (defensively you can shoot over him) and his entertainment sense to the game (as opposed to someone no-frills and pail bucket like Charles Oakley) make me think the Knicks can go farther without him.
Is is possible for Lee to improve his defensive game? They say you can’t teach defense, in that you’re either good at it, or you’re not. If Lee played better D i’d think he be worthy of some day being an all-star. How can you have such a great desire to rebound and not want to be a shut down defender? Is it just his slow foot speed that makes it hard for him to defend?