The only team I could see signing SHAT is maybe the Lakers, since they're desperate.
The system is no excuse for why he's sluggish and can't shoot the ball in the ocean.
Al Harrington and David Lee survived Antoni's crappy system, so there's no reason why JELLO shouldn't be able to break 45% from the field.
Stoudemire still looked like he lost a step, even when Chandler was injured.
I didn't see him with the same explosiveness or automatic jump shot he had last season.
Anthony is not the answer to the Knicks' problems. He needs to go, while his stock is still high.
The Anthony and A.I. duo failed in Denver, and the Anthony and SHAT duo has failed in New York.
Did we really expect JELLO and SHAT to be averaging a combined 38 points on a combined 42% shooting for 42 million dollars a year? Better yet, did we expect the Knicks to be 2 games away from the falling to 10th place, more than two-thirds into the season?
As bad as Melo is playing, he does not have a coach telling him what to do and even Jordan needed Phil Jackson to coach him to some titles.
We need a coach that can light a fire up the asses of these useless million dollar players.
Amare is awful right now, his defense is a laughing stock and he needs a coach to bench him when it looks like he doesnt even want to be out there.
I can't stand this coach anymore
What does it take to get a coach fired?
get a real coach!!!! that would be a start!!
Rewatch the game from today, there was multiple shots of Amare smiling with Melo sitting there with his head down, UPSET. Stat doesn't give a sh*t and he hasn't gave a sh*t all season. He used a ***** as$ injury as an excuse to not practice all summer and now that he can practice he doesn't try to fix any of his problems.
All in all this falls on MDA for not coaching his stars and not coming up with a solution to help his guys succeed. There's a reason MDA's head was on the chopping block before Lin emerged, HE CAN'T COACH AND HE CAN'T handle our stars. He NEVER holds them accountable but he'll rip off the weaker players heads for small mistakes. That leads to hostility in the locker room.
MDA NEVER has a gameplan for our team. His plan is to have our guys go out and run 3 basic plays, all of them including the pick and roll and back screen to free out the guy on the baseline for the oop.
Once our opponents figure out those plays, our guys have no other options but ISO and WING IT which leads to turnover after turnover. Our opponents come into our game with the strategy to cover the pick and roll, attack Stat all day and when we help Stat kill us with the WIDE OPEN corner/wing 3's.
Are the people here defending Stat serious? The dude can't defend, especially not the pick and roll. He looks like a Stat-ue out there... UGH sorry for the rant, fire this dumbass coach already and just hope whatever new coach we get can get our guys to start playing like a team again.
Melo's contract has 2 further years on it btw it's not expiring next year.
We definitely need a new coach whether Antoni is good or not it's just not working. Bottom line.
I really wish we would get a new coach NOW, see what happens between now and the season's end and re-evaluate. If we could somehow trade STAT it would be amazing I just don't think it's even in the realms of possibility. The jury is out on Melo but this year he's been shocking. He's also Eddy Curry like in his physique which is a big concern.