I want to give D'Antoni a chance. I really do. But after seeing some of his coaching decisions, I can't help but agree with some of our D'Antoni haters on this forum.
Who in their right mind would think that you could guard a 6-3 Steve Nash with a 6-10 Gallo? Or think that a 6-2 Toney Douglas could guard a 6-6 Jason Richardson? I mean, that just doesn't make sense. We weren't doing well as it was, and I understand that...but Gallo guarding Steve Nash doesn't seem to make much sense now, does it? Still the most humiliating part was when we got smoked by their second stringers...
Amen to that!
Originally Posted by knicksin60
Did u watch the 21 straight games of Gallo slump?
Originally Posted by TheBig****
Gallo is not a 4th quarter player (has never stepped-up in the 4th qtr. or crunchtime) so he should never get above 24 minutes per game.
Damntoni think he is developing Gallo into a NBA player by giving him 33 minutes per game this season, but when your teammates have "NO LUV'" for u and your "God-Daddy" coach, your so-call developement becomes a 33 minute of individual-player concept with no team effort.
Nash is a PG, that team-defense takes him out of his game (not a "one on one" defender).
Did u see any Knick teammate help Gallo defend Nash? NO! results 30 point loss.
Since the day the Knicks hired "Damntoni", with Donnie Walsh con-game of a 3-year plan up in the air (just to trade 4-contract players).
Originally Posted by knicksin60 http://www.knicksonline.com/forums/i...s/viewpost.gif
The Knicks are such a boring team right now the even talking about them puts a guy high on crack to sleep.Will there even be anything new to discuss from now until the end of June? The only thing that we will be hearing for the next couple of months is how everyone wants Mike D'antoni to get fired, how much Al Harrington and Chris Duhon suck, the potential of Gallo,Douglas, and Walker, and the fantasy lineup that everybody believes the Knicks are going to have by 2011.I've never been this bored as a Knicks fan in my life.Wake me up on July 1st!
While all of us Knick-Fans were on a new high of celebrating the fact of "no more Isiah Thomas" in the front office. Our curiosity turned into optimicism believing no one could be as bad as Isiah Thomas.
I spoke-up quick at not liking either of the Knicks hiring.
I wrote consistently that the Knicks hiring of Walsh, and then Damtoni was the wrong move, and not a forward-move for the team after all the chaos of Isiah Thomas.
Over half of the Knicks roster of players disliked Isiah Thomas, and showed it repeatedly by not performing with any effort in the 4th quarter for two seasons.
The day Donnie Walsh was hired his first speech of a "2010-Plan" upset alot of Knick players on the Roster b/c it involved trading all the players with contracts that goes into the 2010-11 season (4 players). And to trade 2 or 3 those players the Knicks would have to throw in a couple of their young players to get the next team interest.
So from day one, Donnie Walsh received the same LUV from the Knick Roster of players that was given to Isiah Thomas.
And we all seen how happy Eddy Curry was to play for Walsh in training-camp, plus all the LUV David Lee and his agent had for Donnie Walsh the last two seasons. LOL
P.S. Lets not forget all the effort Zach Randolph and Crawford showed lastseason on Donnie Walsh two best friends teams (Dunleavy & Mullin) when they were traded to the Clippers and Warriors....they showed enough effort to get traded in the offseason from those teams.
Originally Posted by glikos
u get a "PASS" only b/c u are Italian, and have to defend a tier 2 player that is Italian, and a Bum coach that also is Italian.
But for u to think that the Boston Celtics during their Championship season would have given a healthy Gallo playingtime over Eddie House 3-point peremeter shooting would get u sent to the insanity ward quickly.
To also think that the average NBA coach wouldve started a healthy Gallo over an experience Al Harrington, or given Gallo the same amount of minutes as Wilson Chandler, by not playing Hughes or Nate at the SG, and not making Toney Douglas Duhon backup, while playing Jordan Hill & Lee together as a frontcourt tandem to rebound and defend the paint.....then u really should go for a check-up.
Darko did say some cold things about the Italian team when he was a young player but the Knicks couldve used his presence this season, but it became a personal thing by Dantoni DNP Darko for the Italian race
It really was ignorant of d'antoni, especially since it wasn't fully working.
Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
It's time for everyone to give up on d'antoni. Seriously.
Originally Posted by Kiyaman
I am glad to know that you think i need a check-up, after what you wrote i am sure i am not the one needing it...thank you:)
I do not think you deserve and answer...hopefully not all knick fans are like you...at least i hope.
D'antoni is not italian, he was borne in the US and grew up in the US, he came to italy to play basketball in our league, just to let you know a lot of people in the US have an italian name but are american and not italian.
All the knicks are trying to do is get a feel for the players they are going to have on their roster in the future. It is of no significance to us what al harrington can do. theres nothing wrong with letting our young players screw up, at this point those screw ups can be taught off of. Gallinari still has potential to be a 2nd or third tier dirk nowitzki, which is an asset when he doesnt have to be the best player on the floor in the future (hopefully).
Originally Posted by Kiyaman
Really, even if Gallo sucks, we have him for the next 3 years. Might as well play him.
Al Harrington is gone after this year. He's not sticking around, so why bother giving him as much time?
yea, al harrington should have been benched a long time ago but for some reason he continued to get minutes, I wonder why?
Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
Gallo, Chandler, and Douglas should have been the only ones getting big minutes on a consistent basis.
That's because even though their season was over a month ago, losses still count against Dantoni's career coaching record and he's not trying to further damage it.
Originally Posted by SLY1984
It was a rhetorical question....
Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
I know, hard to tell lol
Anyway, Harrington did contribute to some of those losses because of his low B-Ball I.Q.
D'antoni should have benched him more often.