Why do Russians continue to spam this website?

What vested interest could a bunch of 12 year old russian hackers with very poor English skills have with a blog read by 40 people worldwide?

Since one of your own just bought the Nets, why not find a Nets blog with some traffic and troll their website instead?

I’m talking about years of spamming Knicks defense. Why? What do they gain from comments that never make sense and never make it through the spambots?

I don’t understand you, Russians spammers. You are not welcome here, go away.

Didn’t see the game, was out of town

Saw a few highlights of the home game against the Rockets.  Two comments:  first, I like to see Jeffries do well, so I was glad he was such a factor in the game.  True, I usually quickly turn against players who are no longer New York Knicks, but when it comes to Jeffries, I wish him well because he was under appreciated here during his tenure in New York.

The other thing I wanted to mention was that Jordan Hill’s recent comments and action indicate he has kept his confidence past the D’Antoni experience.  Mike benched Jordan Hill so badly probably because he’s going to end up being a David Lee type player;  and there’s no sense in having two of those in at the same time simply because of the defensive holes it creates.  David can score (he improved his offensive game this season by adding that outside shot) and rebound the ball but it is on the other side of the court where he gets eaten up by the larger, 7-foot centers in the NBA. 

Did you see that block by Jordan Hill at the end of the game?  Wow.

Only a few home games remain for this sad Knicks season.

Robin and I are wondering if we’ll be able to hold off payment on our season ticket renewal at Madison Square Garden until July 2nd, 2010.

Just bloggin’

Not questioning Mike, but…

Sergio…  Why did he get a free ticket to pass up Toney Douglas on the depth chart when he got to New York?

In recent interviews, Mike D’Antoni has mentioned that Toney Douglas has so-to-speak, “paid his dues and earned his spot as a starting point guard” beating out others who have failed in that position for the Knicks this season. 

Sergio Rodriguez came over to the Knicks at the trade deadline and was quickly inserted into the starting lineup. 

What gives?

I think D’Antoni must have felt like he already knew Toney Douglas and perhaps he had an idea that Douglas was going to play in the final 15 or so games of the season, but wanted to see what Sergio could offer first.  Douglas seems pretty hungry so I doubt D’Antoni leapfrogged Sergio ahead of Douglas for motivational reasons.

In any case, I’m fairly certain that although Sergio could be ahead of Duhon on the point guard depth chart, Toney Douglas is an upgrade to both at this point. 

Just bloggin’

Douglas gets us one more victory

I love Clyde’s comment tonight, “and the crowd is on their feet like this is the game that is going to send the knicks into the playoffs.” New York is dying for the Knicks to be good again, and based on our recent studies, maybe Toney Douglas can be a part of it. He needs to work on staying out of foul trouble. The refs aren’t going to favor a rookie on the Knicks, a relatively unknown player.  He has to continue to pay his dues.  At least now he’s getting playing time though.

Two in a row?

Say it aint so.

Wait, it is so.  We’re beating Philly right now with 2 minutes remaining in the fourth.

Toney Douglas is shining in the starting point guard slot.  From a distance, he resembles another point guard that used to bring it up for the orange and blue:  Charlie Ward.

But upon further inspection, Douglas is more athletic than Ward, is a better scorer plus he has a longer frame.  Charlie Ward was a more true point guard than Douglas at this point, but, Douglas has developed his point guard skills over his rookie season.  When Douglas was drafted he looked more like another former Knick: Fred Jones–an undersized two on a team with too many undersized twos.

Gallo is also playing better…

This could get interesting up in Boston when we visit Nate Robinson and the former NBA Champions.

Even if we don’t make the playoffs I’ll still be interested to watch this team if it means the development of young talent such as Bill Walker, Toney Douglas and Danilo Gallinari.

Knicks @ Mavs

It’s not going to be easy against the Mavs tonight, they have won 13 in a row since their trade deadline splash which brought them Caron Butler to play along side last season’s acquisition, Shawn Marion.  Consider that they also have Dirk–it is an understatement that they’ve got a great front court for Jason Terry and Jason Kidd to throw lobs to.

Toney Douglas will start tonight at the point guard position for the New York Knicks.

I think Bill Walker and Toney Douglas are proving to be keepers (for the right price, of course) on this soon-to-be roster of future ex-Knicks.

Eddy Curry to play tonight in San Antonio

Gametime 8:30pm eastern time.

I’ve heard a lot of negativity surrounding the Knicks and their opportunity to improve their roster this summer.

In particular, a co-worker had mentioned to me today Joe Johnson’s quote about not wanting to go to another loser such as the team he did a sign and trade to join in Atlanta four years ago.

My response is twofold:

1. Anyone that thinks the current Knicks roster will resemble the roster the Knicks will come into the 2010-2011 season with is probably unfamiliar with the situation. The simple fact remains that we got under the cap to fundamentally change the roster from what we have right now. Assume anyone not named Chandler or Gallinari will not be a Knick next year, barring a miracle.

2. Joe Johnson is not even plan B. Joe Johnson is plan C or D, due to the simple fact that he will be a 10 year veteran by the time he has a new contract, wherever he signs. I figure if we are seeking out cornerstones to rebuild a franchise from scratch, you go for the young ones rather than players pushing 30. So Joe, you stay in Atlanta and get Crawford his first whiff at playoff basketball in 12 years of his professional career. Hope you like getting knocked out the box in the first round every year, because that’s what’s in store for you should you resign with the Hawks this summer.

‘just bloggin’

The rest of the season…

What are we playing for?

Are we just going through the motions?

Padding individual stats for the inevitable move? The players, except for a few, know they have no invitation to come back next year.
I don’t know if Wilson Chandler is a keeper. Something in his game is missing. Statistically this is not true, but I’ve seen enough of Wilson Chandler these past few years to know his game isn’t complete. I think it is the competitive spirit. He’s got the tools, but I don’t see the will to compete for the victory every night. Last game, yes it was there, “emphatically” as Marv would have said. I’m probably very wrong, but he hasn’t reached his potential in New York. Maybe he’ll be like Trevor Ariza and blossom someplace else.

I’m not crazy about Sergio Rodriguez so far. He’s definitely better suited than Duhon, but Sergio needs some rebounders on this team, because he needs that quick outlet to run-and-gun, and we’ve seen the Knicks really suck worse defensively and on the boards since we sent Jared Jeffries packing. Sergio hasn’t had the opportunity.

This team really misses Jared Jeffries. He was their best team-player and he NEVER got the recognition this year, it all went to Lee–perhaps unjustly. If we are a 20-something win team this year, half those victories are linked to what Jared Jeffries gave the Knicks this year.

I never gave Jeffries a proper sendoff, so I am doing it now.

Jared, we appreciate what you did for the Knicks this season defensively, but your contract was a hindrance to the 2010 bonanza we’re about to have. Thanks for being a Knick these past few years. There were worse players than you, despite what most Knick fans think (Balkman, Curry, James were all worse, to name a few).