I watched the first three quarters last night. I didn't want to see the fourth because i was ashamed. Fatigue is not an option. The best offense on the league can't be shut down by Sacramento the way it did. Every player was doing the war on his own. There was no plan B. It was more than disappointing. It was awful.
Originally Posted by WillTheThrill
One would think or believe a 22-16 Knick team playing at home (MSG)
vs a 8-28 Sacremento Kings team with a 2-13 road record.....
the Knicks headcoach would give both AR & Mozgov some decent
playingtime minutes vs the Kings young bigmen to get these two
bigmen intune for a role during midseason.
Dantoni is an assistant-coach in the NBA.
What Knick-Fans would be angry at a LOSS in MSG against the Kings if
the Knicks tried to tune-up their two bigmen before midseason by giving
Mozgov 18 minutes and AR 18 minutes of playingtime vs a Lottery Team?
then the "EXCUSE" of the Knicks starters being Jet-Lag after the long road
trip would be ledgit. The headcoach not witnessing the jet-lag and poor-
performance of a 42 minutes Amare, and a 36 minutes Felton early in the
game is ridiculous.
I didnt see any Jet-Lag in Toney Douglas & Walker's combine 32 points
hitting 13 out of 23 fga, 11 rbd, 2 ast, 2 stl.
Originally Posted by CoolClyde
Darko averages 5 rebounds a game...would not quite say he is thriving.
we sucked tonight.....
D'antoni either wishes he was coaching in a 6"9' and under league, or he loved his time so much in Italy he wants to relive that era...
But MD says all the time that he prefers to have other teams adjust to his style, as opposed to adjusting to the opponent. The major emphasis with MD is a small PF who stretches the floor along with a scoring PF playing as a center.
The spacing means nothing when you don't hit your shots. Felton-Chandler-Amar'e were all off. No Gallo. Just as rare as it is when all four are scorching hot, we had a night when all four were ice cold.
This is why NYK can lose to anybody on any given night.
What can you do. Stinks EVANS returned for this game. Kings are young and big... SURE. But going big wouldn;t have mattered. Kings scored 93 points. Had the Knicks scored their normal 103 or something... We win that game.
Chandler was 4-14. Amar'e was 6-22. Felton 2-15. In other words, our big 3 went 12-51. Toss in the 13 blocks and 15 turnovers, and you had one of the ugliest offensive games of the season.
This loss up there with the loss to PHI at home; the road loss to CLE. It was ugly. You're going to have a few of these during the course of the 82-game season.
Let's see how they respond Monday... then what they do on their 3-game road trip.
They are 8-9 now since their brutal run of 21 games began. They still could finish 11-10.... 10-11 wont be something to cheer about.... but it wouldn't be worst case scenario either.