This is worst than BAD LUCK
Damn Damn Damn
Damntoni did this sh.tbull
I heard of bad luck, but an injury to Jefferies best season as a Knicks, then an injury to Stat when we need his talent mixing in a 10 man rotation for the playoff race, now this injury to a energize PG-Lin-Sanity who hidden talent was going to take the Knicks places in the postseason....Hell NO! This is worst than BAD-LUCK!
The only reason Baron Davis had a quick miracle recovery was because Damnphoney found a young decent 30 minute per game PG in Lin-Sanity. Baron Davis wasnt raise to be a fool, he wanted all his money on his contract, but Davis wasnt going to be Damntoni's 38 minute per game PG-Nash, or Duhon, or Felton (not) in this compressed 66 game schedule (7 games in 10 nights). Next season half the NBA players might be injured through this crazy shedule, especially if their coach is anything like Dum-Dum Dantoni
Lin's Explosive Play Went Awry Around Feb. 20..........
I was watching the games..... Something happened to Lin either late in the Dallas game Feb. 19 or early in the New Jersey game (the game that snapped the 7 game win streak) Feb. 20.......
It seems like Lin had an extra gear prior to that point, and no longer had it afterwards.
His shooting percentage was much higher prior to that point than after it as well. It seemed to coincide with Melo's return, but I now think it was more than that. If anything, Melo's presence should have have enabled Lin to shoot even better and freelance even more, because the defenses were no longer focused solely on Lin.
Also, prior to that point, Lin was getting 4 or 5 steals in a lot of games. The steals went way down as well. His defense was still excellent all along, but the explosiveness and penetration on offense weren't the same. The assists also went down.
Just watch the YouTube videos up to the Dallas game (Feb. 19) and then afterwards...... You'll notice a marked decline in Lin's play on the offensive end of the floor starting with the NJ game (Feb. 20), and until the injury. Aside from a couple flashes (including the block of Derrick Rose and an incredible layup negated by a questionable traveling call against Detroit), the explosiveness was gone.