Danilo Gallinari is going to all-star weekend for the rookie-sophomore game. I read that he will also help Nate Robinson compete in the dunk contest. Still no word on the three point contest, but how could Gallo NOT be invited to that, when, the simple fact remains, that there isn’t one single player in the NBA who has made more three point shots this year than Danilo Gallinari. Dude is camping out at that three point line every trip down the court.
How many NBA teams besides the Knicks have a 6’11” 40% volume shooter? Dirk? Certainly, though not so much in recent years. …maybe only one other: Phoenix and some guy they have named Frye.
We chose Gallo’s when MSG offered us our choice of a signed Knick jersey for our season ticket subscription. Sorry Mr. Wilson.
Right about now is a time when the NBA rumors are starting to pick up (thanks to the trade deadline next month, people want to play Nostradamus and predict player’s new homes).
One game we lose by 50 points, the very next game, we win by 30. That doesn’t just sound like the caliber of team we are facing, we have a fundamental problem that needs to be addressed: we can’t compete with quick teams. Some times we come out too slow and if Duhon isn’t hitting anything (he hasn’t been lately, I remember looking up at the scoreboard last night at one point in the second half and he had 13 assists and 0 points) the Knicks are dead in the water.
We need one good point guard who can facilitate and score when needed. What we have is one facilitator who slumps too often this year in Chris Duhon, and one small two guard in Nate who comes in off the bench and can score almost endlessly. That’s one spot, yet we’re trying to compensate with two guys. It is not going to work out in the long haul.
People are writing that we only had a good run in December and the Knicks have reverted to their pre-December form. Certainly a 50-point blowout to Dallas supports this theory, but I can look to a recent game against the Lakers and see that they did not blow us out; we competed with them for three quarters before the inevitable happened.
Most of these guys won’t be here next year, true, but a hand full will stay. I don’t think we need to sacrifice the future to get into the playoffs this year though. We need to make a move in the back court before the trade deadline and I think the Knicks should try to move Nate in order to get some one more team-oriented, yet quicker than Chris Duhon. Toney Douglas has not learned enough of Mike D’s system to pick up this role at this time.
…Speaking of all-star weekend, remember when David Lee had that monster game in the rookie-sophomore game and won the MVP? They had players like Chris Paul on that team if I’m not mistaken. I think Lee has paid his dues and should get invited back this year for the real deal all-star game. Just bloggin’