Last edited by miked1958; Mar 07, 2011 at 22:40.
with the bulls losing tonight though they are only a 1/2 game up on the Heat, so things can change fast and there is still a long long way to go down the stretch.
if the knicks go undeafeated they might win
I understand that we have great pieces yes, but we have yet to play defense night in and night out. So when you say our defense is getting better, yes you are right, but it is not CONSISTENCY. The 1994 Knicks was one of the greatest defensive teams of all time, and held opponents to 91.5 PPG, which is pretty damn amazing.
Now I'm in no way saying that we must get to that level, but we have a ways to go, and this team isn't really complete yet. Our bench lacks consistency as well (but they are improving) and I don't even think we have a finished product out in the court right now. We still need a defensive starting center and we need to get some chemistry together, and with the massive stretch of games we have, we have to obtain that chemistry on the court, not during practice, and I clearly remember Billups saying in an interview during the Hawks game, that's really hard to do.
I'm only being realistic. Are we a threat to the upper seeds come playoff time? Absolutely. Are we a lock for the Conference championship/NBA Finals? No.
Since the trade... UTAH is 2-8. So much for the thinking that Harris-Favors would becoem the next Stockton-Malone. OH, and meanwhile DEN is one of the hottest teams in the NBA.