Prigioni could help me forget about the Lin disaster

Prigioni has looked more poised in the preseason than when Toney Parker first came to America to play in the NBA.

I guess Glen Grunwald’s thoughts on building around Carmelo this year are this:

Surround Carmelo with as many guys that have accomplished more than he has at this point.

KT wouldn’t take Marbury’s BS. ┬áProbably won’t take Melo’s either.
Rasheed will be more of a leader than Melo.
Prigioni has tremendous skill, he could be the answer if the old Felton doesn’t show up.
Kidd obviously won a ring with Chandler, those are your two real leaders with championship hardware to validate it.
Felton was brought in to help with Amar’e.

I’m thinking Grunwald did well under the circumstances. It must have hurt Grunwald that he couldn’t keep lin, his own discovery and possibly an all-star in the next five years.

Our window with this team is 2 years as currently constructed. Melo and Amar’e’s contracts aren’t for much longer than that I don’t think.

We have the role players off the bench: Camby and Novak, Jr Smith and Kidd.

As long as we can be healthy when the playoffs begin, that’s a big question considering the age of the team and the wear and tear of 82 games of NBA action.

We could be fantastic.

We’re arguably better than the Nets.

Don’t forget about Shumpert, if he can get healthy that will be huge for the Knicks defensively against LeBron and Wade in the east.

Will Prigioni have better first NBA numbers than these guys?

 

Going to see Black Star tonight in Atlantic City, word up!

Stoudemire out 2-3 weeks with ruptured cyst in knee

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8533341/amare-stoudemire-new-york-knicks-2-3-weeks-ruptured-knee-cyst

He looked good two games ago. STAT was dunking and spinning and scored around 18 an 5.

Then all of a sudden, all the veterans were sat last night against the Celtics. Melo, Stat, Kidd, none of them played.

Why did Grunwald decide to build old, and will that decision end up hurting the Knicks?

Is this an omen or an anomoly?

Time is not on New York’s side.

JR Smith is out 2-3 preseason games, who does that leave at the shooting guard position?

James White and Mychel Thompson, according to this.

It will be nice to finally see Amar’e’s new post up moves tonight against the raptors.

The positives from last game that I look to see more of tonight:

Prigioni – A true clepto in Clyde’s book. He has veteran savvy for being a rookie at 35.
Chris Copeland – pick and roll looked really good last game, keep it up!
Felton – active, cutting, driving and falling to the ground in most cases.
J Kidd – still a factor, still tough, still knows the game

An exciting Celtics-Knicks game and we won?

Alas, it is only the preseason, but I saw some positives in the preseason game last night.

Prigioni looks like he will be a factor.

Chris Copeland looks like he could be useful if our veteran bigs are getting out maneuvered by younger opponents. He worked the pick and roll with Jason Kidd very well.

Actually I haven’t even seen the whole game yet, I saw the Knicks come back in the second half, but I have not seen the overtime.

Maybe we’ll be good this year. Everyone knows we’re old, but we have veterans you can count on, as long as their healthy, I see no reason why Kurt Thomas, Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby can’t come off the bench with Novak and Kidd and be an upgraded version of Mobb Deep from last year.

Felton is the key. Can he get Amar’e to be a factor? If so lookout. I think Melo is going to sacrifice his game stats for wins this year. He should try to do that.

Novak was putting the ball on the floor for a closer shot. I like that, because the defense believes he is only a set-shot shooter. If he can learn to pump fake and put the ball on the floor, he’ll always get an open shot one way or another.

We have yet to see Amar’e, Camby or Rasheed. Much to look forward to.

Winning is something this team hasn’t done since 1973, according to Isiah.

Miami is the ultimate test.