ESPN ANALYSIS: START DAVID LEE and NATE
START THE KNICKS ACCORDING TO THEIR PLAYER EFFICIENCY RATING
John Hollinger's Player Efficiency Rating, (PER) is a player's per-minute productivity, created using formulas that return a value for each NBA player's accomplishments; positive ones, such as field goals, free throws, 3-pointers, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals, and negative ones, such as missed shots, turnovers and personal fouls.
According to these stats, The Knicks starting lineup should be:
Is this really an unheard of concept?
That's right, start David Lee and Nate! The Knicks need fresh blood and a swift NYC kick in the ass. What else can go wrong this year? Starting Jefferies and QRich has provided little offense, and their defense is nothing to write home about. Nate has proven he can defend, score at will, and is one Knicks' best 3-point shooters. Better than Q. David Lee has been consistent, and better than Jefferies all year. Why does Jefferies start? He is dead weight, he needs to keep that bench warm!
Let David Lee and Nate start 10 games in a row, what else can possibly go wrong this year? The current Zeke combos have proven to NOT WORK! EIGHT AND TWENTY FOUR!
If Jamal doesn't score, the Knicks don't win. Let him be the 6th man who can catch fire. Once Starbury regains his confidence, he can be the spark that guides us, and Nate can be our savior (30 points a game is in the future). David Lee will be a 20/10 man with starting minutes.
Curry and Randolph need to play more together and work it out, study defense without turning the ball over, pass first and shoot second.
Isiah doesn't know what he's doing. He can't be president and coach, I blame James Dolan for making Isiah coach in the first place, and I blame Charles Dolan for letting his kid run the club like a circus. Screw those guys! New York is for winners! Like Nate and David Lee!
GIVE NATE A CHANCE
GIVE DAVID LEE A CHANCE
I've said it before and I'll say in again.
I know these type of stats don't mean ****e, but something's gotta change brothers!
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
HOLLINGER PLAYER PROFILES (PER) FOR THE KNICIS
David Lee 2007-08 Current PER: 17.94
League Average Comparison: +2.94
Projected PER: 19.12
2006-07 PER: 20.31
Stephon Marbury 2007-08 Current PER: 14.67
League Average Comparison: -0.33
Projected PER: 14.61
2006-07 PER: 15.36
Zach Randolph 2007-08 Current PER: 17.51
League Average Comparison: +2.51
Projected PER: 20.83
2006-07 PER: 22.81
Eddy Curry 2007-08 Current PER: 16.03
League Average Comparison: +1.03
Projected PER: 16.9
2006-07 PER: 17.07
Nate Robinson 2007-08 Current PER: 15.98
League Average Comparison: +0.98
Projected PER: 16.59
2006-07 PER: 15.28
Jamal Crawford 2007-08 Current PER: 14.49
League Average Comparison: -0.51
Projected PER: 14.35
2006-07 PER: 14.6
Fred Jones 2007-08 Current PER: 10.65
League Average Comparison: -4.35
Projected PER: 10.46
2006-07 PER: 10.05
Renaldo Balkman 2007-08 Current PER: 9.27
League Average Comparison: -5.73
Projected PER: 16.13
2006-07 PER: 16.09
Quentin Richardson 2007-08 Current PER: 6.8
League Average Comparison: -8.2
Projected PER: 12.56
2006-07 PER: 14.3
Jared Jeffries 2007-08 Current PER: 6.65
League Average Comparison: -8.35
Projected PER: 9.62
2006-07 PER: 8.65
Mardy Collins 2007-08 Current PER: 1.64
League Average Comparison: -13.36
Projected PER: 10.27
2006-07 PER: 9.09
Malik Rose 2007-08 Current PER: -0.95
League Average Comparison: -15.95
Projected PER: 7.23
2006-07 PER: 7.76