The Bucks are a 16 -24 record team for a reason....NO DEFENSE
Coach Skiles offense/defense system is considered tier-3 strategy....
He depend on Jennings creative leadership on offense, and Gooden's vocal team leadership on defense....Tier-1 coach Pop depends 25% on Parker & Duncan leadership, the 75% belongs to coach Pop strategic system.
The Knicks allowing the Bucks to get 17 offensive-rebounds to the Knicks 9 offensive rebounds gave the Bucks 93 shot attempts to the Knicks 83 shot attempts....who assignment was it for the defensive-rebounds? was it one of the most minute played players, which become a team factor?
Lin 42 min
Stat 37 min
Melo 37 min
Fields 37 min
Bdiddy 31 min
The Knicks have a roster load of talent on top of talent, yet the Knicks dont have a 2nd half strategy to win a game....this was showed and proven in the Knicks past four road games losing in the 2nd half of the game.
Defense is a team responsibility (all 5 players), its not one or two players....Lin-Sanity prove that in his 7 game win streak with a 30+ minute rotation of co-exist defensive players -Tyson, Jefferies, Fields, Shump....it didnt matter if a 40 minute Lin-Sanity made 15 turnovers these 5 Knicks players caused "STOPS" in the passing-lane, peremeter, or any fool who was willing to challenge Tyson Chandler in the paint in the final quarter of the game.
Just want to say a few things about the magical Linsanity that everyone refers to and uses as a benchmark.
The most obvious- Tyson Chandler was healthy and giving us 40+ minutes.
Our paint presence on D allowed guys like Lin and Shump to play better D as they could gamble more hoping to get bailed out. When Chandler is not in, everyone becomes exposed it seems.
Most of these games were at home. We were getting friendly calls. The games on the road, we looked pretty shaky, and it took some serious grit/luck down the stretch to win a couple of them.
Never thought I'd say this, but Jared Jeffries is a beast on the offensive boards.. hes so long and quick with his tip outs- it makes a huge difference. And he was definitely a symbol of the Knicks pathetic struggles last year!
But seriously, why is nobody talking about the officiating over the last 4 games? The call on Lin where he "fouled" Jennings on the jump shot in 4th quarter was a joke. The travelling call on Stat was shaky at best. It seems we're getting screwed on pretty much every call down the stretch in the last 4 road games.......
Jared Jeffries is only +7 with around the same minutes as Lin. So when Jeff has been on the floor the scoring has been exactly even.
Tyson Chandler is -33 while leading the team in minutes!
Amare is by farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr in last place with -77 out of the guys in the current rotation. 100 million dollars...
Landry Fields is +100 on the road and -5 at home (Is he the anti-hero?)
Jlin is even on the road and +90 at home (Loves MSG :afro:)
Tyson Chandler is a whopping +78 at home and a whopping -109 on the road (come on refs really??)
Not putting too much stock in any of this.
The +/- rating does not really give accurate indication of a player's effectiveness on court, IMO. But I am shocked that Stat is a whopping -77 on the scale. I guess the +/- system can be accurate sometimes. LOL.
The shocking part about fields though is he has started most of the year and tends to play against the opponents stronger lineups. So you would think guys like Novak would have a huge edge on him. Maybe he is just a better player than i thought.
Toney Douglas lead our team in +- over the entire year last year. He also happened to lead the NBA in 3s over the second half of last year.. And Dantoni laughs at the thought of playing him Lol grudge much???????
+- is more accurate than you think though. When you think of a big time player on a team, who is the consensus best player, they tend to lead their team in +- . K love, Dirk, Regardless of how the team is performing. Just shows how pathetic Amare and Melo have been. A nice thing to consider is Kobe, then bynum, then gasol, that is the way i would rank the skill and impact of these players, and when you look at +- they fall in the same order. SMH at amare
Deron williams is -200, by far the worst on the nets :D ok, ill stop now.