What do you think about J.R.'s play as of late? I was down on him for a while, not just because of his play, his off the court issues made it hard for me to think positively of him even when playing decently. Now I love his play. His efficiency, mixing it up, attacking the basket, serious demeanor, and fantastic team play has made me a fan of him once again. Hopefully he doesn't have another incident like the one against Terry, because it took him a long time to get back to playing well after that.
I think it'd be a good move to sign Melo if he takes a pay-cut, get a new coach, and develop Tyler, Hardaway, Jr., and Murry.
Originally Posted by Kiyaman
The thing with Melo is he's not selfish, it's sometimes he picks the wrong time to slow things down and go one on one. J.R. Smith, while not being on Melo's level, makes quicker decisions and is much more unpredictable. Hopefully with J.R.'s excellent play as of late Melo will be rested. Where's Metta to help that? Shouldn't he be in the regular rotation anyway?
Originally Posted by RunningJumper
JRsmith has always been a up/down player in scoring & decision-making, JR lack of defense makes him a 24 minute per game player. I just dont see any NBA coach giving JRsmith 30 minute of playingtime.
JR biggest flaw is he's a regular season player, not a postseason player.
Originally Posted by RunningJumper
Melo and Kobe are the top-two selfish players in the NBA.
Melo's selfishness is the reason all his frontline bigmen stay injury-prone.
Melo's selfishness gets 40 minute in EVERY game to forfill his star rated stats.
When Meta was giving garbage time minutes tonight, Meta looked like a kid in a candy store.
I dont remember in Meta's career of ever being injury-prone.
Meta was in Woodson dog-house along with a lot of other players who got fed up with Woodson giving them spot-minutes throughout a game .. 3 minute here, 4 minute there, then maybe 6 straight minutes in a losing game.
u said it earlier, what happens when Barg come back? then automatically Tyler become injured by our medical-staff LMAO
Well we won tonight and i didn't chime in 1x.....maybe i should chime in less, lol...Go Knicks
Missed you around here Lercher. Also your bro BigApple.
Originally Posted by Lercher
Good game by the Knicks. Biggest problem this season is the lack of a set rotation, maybe Woody can have one now with JR coming around along with Stat and Tyler. THJ is taking more of Shump's minutes, Shump has become Ronnie Brewer, a defensive specialist that should come off the bench and is not a starter.
^agreed Shump has not shown himself to be consistent enough to be a starter. how long will Woody's infatuation last? perhaps Shump can shine off the bench, ala JR?
it's good to see JR turning his game around, that pass to Tyler was amazing! Tyler has shown he can play and defend, he just needs more minutes to get his game going on both ends of the floor. he might as well take Kenyon Martin's place at this point.
amazingly, Raymond Fail-ton had a decent game, would like to see more of that, or else the pine for his fat ass. his nine points were all scored in a pivotal 2nd period...
STAT looking more and more like his old self, a good show for him, can he stay healthy, everyone asks?
31 for Melo. good game all around, nice block on Faried.
Timmy JR, still coming on strong, clutch 3's!
overall a very nice win, i'll take it.
^JR made a couple nice passes in the Portland game also after driving in the lane, almost had me thinking if he could play the point instead of Felton. I wonder how this lineup would work?
Shump is going so bad he's gun shy, lost his confidence and is almost afraid to take a shot. I don't see how Woody can play him starters minutes the way he's going.
Originally Posted by CoolClyde
Felton still played too many minutes,,,,,,his game is hit or miss.......I dont care if Pablo ever takes a shot he has court vision and sees the defense.....he should be running the point.....The offesne is more productive when Pablo is on the court as is the defense is there any better stat then that for Woody to see...
Hmm J.R. at the point? Maybe as the back-up PG, but I'd rather him be the starting SG with Pablo as the starting PG. As long as J.R. is playing this way, it doesn't matter which of those two positions he plays. I want Murry to get a lot of Felton's minutes.
Originally Posted by tiger0330