Since the trade: The Knicks have held the Heat, Hornets & Hawks all under 90 pts!
Our defense, under MDA; is improving by leaps & bounds.
It's key to know that before the trade, NY only held teams under 90 pts two times. Since the trade, in only 7 games? 3 times. Held Atlanta to 79 points in a 92-79 road victory in a MUST win type of game.
I put that Cleveland loss behind me. I've moved on. It was a classic example of a team playing down to the level of their opponent. This huge win, on the road, against a tought Atlanta team (without Billups, Turiaf & Walker) is a big time step in the right dirrection.
Fields, Carter, Douglas, Jeffries... They can all D up. The potential is here. Even Melo can be a defensive force when focused on defense. Same goes for Amare. Even Walker & Shawne Williams play with heart. The best of the Knicks defense has yet to come. I truly believe that.
With our explosive offense, if our defense can become consistant... We can, & will; make plenty of noise come playoff time.