Keeping tabs on Knicks Bloggers

Steve Adamek, who used to write for the Bergen Record, now freelances for the Times.

Al Iannazzone (not a big fan of spelling that last name) who is familiar to me from some place I can’t recall, briefly took over Steve’s blog, Knicks Knacks, but has taken over Alan Hahn’s blog on Newsday.

Alan Hahn, of course, got promoted to MSG commentator, but still seems to be active on his Knicks Fix facebook page.  Congrats Alan.  One step closer to Jimmy D.

Tina Cervasio is always on twitter.  Today she is tweeting about Clyde’s suit.  Seems like she is trying to build up a following in case anything funny happens at Madison Square Garden.

You never know…

They were calling Amar’e a bum at the garden tonight

From the seats behind me I heard some harsh criticism from supposed Knick fans. “Fire D’Antoni” was popular, but never erupted in a chant such as “Fire Isiah.” I still think we should chant that at the Garden.

I couldn’t disagree more with the “Amar’e is a bum” people. Amar’e was great last year. Last year was the best Knick season in the past 10 years, and I have been following this team religiously since 1988. Last year was good times. Then Dolan forced the trade and we lost all of our coherent team players for this group.  We have no chemistry on either side of the the half court line.

Good job Jim Dolan!  You chased Donnie out of town and assembled a team that can’t beat a d-league caliber Phoenix Suns team.

Phoenix @ New York

 

The Knicks are still trying to piece it together.

My only hope is that they continue to fight and don’t give up and just point fingers at the coach.

That is how your average Knicks fan thinks, that this is all on the coach.

I continue to believe the coach has been undermined by the owner and management.

There simply isn’t a functioning point guard on the team, maybe that changes if/when Davis steps on the court.

In the meantime Carmelo is the best playmaker on the team and he’s a ballhog.

Amar’e can’t operate as fluidly, be it because of injury or because Tyson Chandler is here now.

Amar’e always wanted a center, now he has one.

6-7 going into tonight against Nash, Hill and Channing Frye. Phoenix is 4-9.

If someone else gets a career high tonight, is it automatically D’antoni’s fault?

01 16 12 MLK Game: Orlando Magic @ New York Knicks

Not only was I unimpressed with the Carmelo trade and the overpaying of Tyson Chandler (the Isiah days are back apparently when you spend $60 million on a center from Chicago), I would venture to say right now that the team as constructed currently would get its ass kicked by last year’s team with Felton (A REAL point guard) and Gallinari (once a great Knick).

Amar’e is not the same since the playoff injury. Maybe he can pull it together, but he’s not the Amar’e that carried the Knicks all last season. He’s a turnover machine now, “stumbling and bumbling” every time he tries to catch a pass he dribbles it off his foot.

I’m not drinking the Shumpert cool aid, although I’m sure some Isiah loyalists will say Isiah drafted him and not Donnie Walsh. The truth is people raved about Landry Fields last season and this season he looks like he’s about to get sent to the D-league. Shumpert has athleticism and is anything but humble, but he’s not a point guard and Bibby can’t even hit the j we expected from him when we picked him up.

It was said by TNT that to run D’Antoni’s system there needs to be a solid point in place. We don’t have that. Douglas is a reserve.

Banking all the offseason moves on cutting a functioning, thoughtful Chauncey Billups with the thought that we don’t really need a point guard is really to the detriment to the coach. It is fucking sabotage from Dolan and Isiah. Baron Davis? Does he have anything left in the tank? If so, he better lace them up soon before the coach gets unjustly fired.

Tell me you could tell the difference on paper between Tyson Chandler’s numbers and Kurt Thomas’ numbers when he was a Knick. Stop lying. Did Kurt get $60 million from us?

Many a Knick fan penciled New York into the finals with the addition of Chandler but overlooked the subtraction of Billups.

This is not a functioning basketball team now. The dysfunction can be traced to the owner Dolan, not the coach. Don’t believe the hype.

Where is the sense of urgency to replace Donnie Walsh with a real president? With yes-man Glen Grunwald (an Isiah hire) the poor decisions, short-sightedness, malice and overpaying are back. Maybe they never left, despite Donnie Walsh’s efforts.

Happy MLK day to all.