To Statesman, to Peaceman, to Lives, to Steady, to BxinMD, to Cooleyhigh, the man known as African, all those who used to roll here that now roll elsewhere, you are diehards, just as I am a diehard.
To Alan Hahn, to Frank Isola who have both have blogged at Knicksdefense.com.
Did any of y’all buy Lin jerseys? I know I did.
The honeymoon is over, Melo still sucks and maybe it wasn’t Dantoni’s fault after all.
So far, I like woodson. He seems able to put up with any prima donna’s shit, and we have two big prima donnas on the Knicks in Amar’e and Melo.
The other players on the team I have no problem with.
Lin can play. Period. He’s a rookie. Why don’t people cut him some slack? He’s not great, yet. But the signs are there that he could be if he continues to develop.
Why is it that Landry gets no burn in the second half, yet J.R. Smith gets the entire second half PT?
Our team is still the same. When we are off, shooting wise, we can’t figure out a way to win.
Our defense has definitely tightened up under Woodson.
We just need to continue to play hard and try to figure out our identity. I think we should score over 120 a night if we can just figure out how to distribute the shots in a way that everybody finds their rhythm. Obviously Melo isn’t going to get 30 shots a night to start feeling good.
Amar’e seems to be feeling good now. How funny that it coincides precisely with D’Antoni’s departure. Obviously Amar’e and Melo’s representation were advising them on their playing intensity with respect to Phil Jackson’s availability this summer.
Well isn’t this season streakier than John Starks’ shooting in the 1994 playoffs?
The common fan assumes this is all on the coach because the talent level of the roster is high.
We may be deep, but chemistry is a fragile thing in this league of 240-lb athletes.
We have two large contract, large ego, large career shot attempt players in Amar’e and Carmelo, and those are the two that were sitting when we won seven in a row.
To top it all off, we picked up JR Smith, though we had Shumpert off the bench, we probably didn’t need to acquire another player who demands a certain number of touches, insists upon a certain number of shot attempts per game.
Lin has settled into a 15 and 10 type player, which should be enough, except of course for the chemistry with Amar’e and Melo.
And last but not least, our two biggest help defenders, Chandler and Jeffries, are both hurt. Jeffries isn’t even attempting to play, Chandler is playing and is visibly in pain every time he catches a pass or goes in for dunk. His wrist is busted like Patrick Ewing’s.
But despite all these issues, Dolan is simple-minded enough to blame it all on the coach. He hired that puppet Spero Dedes to subliminally get the message out to the fans that D’Antoni is going down with the ship. Shame on you Dolan, you think this newcomer Spero knows better than Knicks fans?