you lost me on "forget cp3"
Its obvious now to everyone that we need another Superstar.. And before everyone says "Well Dwight is not coming here" yada yada.. Well all the stars in this league know they arrent going to win a championship unless they sign with with a team that has superstars on it.. and We got Melo and STAT so you better believe Big Dwight and every other superstar in the league is considering coming to NY right about now..
i think the best player for our team to put us over the top is Dwight Howard.. He dramatically improves our biggest needs in defense and rebounding.. He's the best Rebounder and defender in the NBA.. Chris Paul is great but he doesnt improve our team where they need the most improvement..
you lost me on "forget cp3"
If we are dreaming, then why can't we get them both
You go after both. Im a little torn on CP3 or D12. Im leaning CP3 b/c of his leadership and great playmaking ability.
Miami plays great defense but at he end of games they make great plays.
I think we can be a really good defensive team. I think as good as the Celtics. Boston is not athletic, they just play defense well. Boston lost because their point guard play was so poor. They depend on Rondo so much but he is such a liability on offense it hurt them terribly. Boston had no great center. Even when Perkins was there. Perk just played his role very well.
We can be like the celtics but more explosive. Especially if we can land Rip Hamilton as well.
No. So so defense must improve regardless. cuz if D12 comes here with MDA still doing the same thing D12 will sitting on the bench in foul trouble because we cant keep anyone infront of us.
Given how the playoffs have turned out we can all agree that Miami is a good defensive team. But Wade was the only one in the starting lineup known for being anything more than an average defender. But as a team, they have stepped it up defensively and are probably on their way to winning a title in the FIRST YEAR of the Big Three.
If Spoelstra can take a bunch of defensive misfits (LeBron and Bosh were not known for being good defenders until this year, but they've clearly improved) and make them into an elite defensive team then why the hell can't D'Antoni do the same thing with Stoudemire and Carmelo? STAT and Melo are two of the most athletic players with a length advantage over almost any player in the league at their respective positions...someone PLEASE tell me why we can't expect a lockdown defensive team? Miami has no interior defense and they made it out OK against the likes of Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer so why the hell do we NEED someone like Dwight Howard? Who the hell is Miami's center?
I honestly believe we need to hire a defensive coach who can really succeed in the half-court. Doc Rivers, prior to getting a superstar team, wasn't really known for being that great of a coach either (I believe he's a good coach but he's no Phil Jackson/Pat Riley/etc.), but he ran circles around D'Antoni in the first round...
The coach is a whole different issue.. Lebron and Wade were always known as good to greaat defenders.. This is the 3rd season Lebron made 1st team all defense.. That's hardly average..Dwight is a top 2 or 3 player in this league and his strengths fit our needs
Even if it isn't D12- First things first...
These players know what it takes to win, even if they aren't good defenders themselves.
I'm with you Johnny!
What you wrote is absolutely true, plus you're a fighter and I got mad respect for fighters!
You look a bit like Gatti (R.I.P.)
Do you have some video material on the net?
I never liked this hire. I dont think he should have been fired in his second and third year, but something needs to change. And he's insistent on coaching the way he coaches. Word gets around what kind of coach he is. And bothers me a little that Amare defends this system. I know you cant throw a coach under the bus but we havent heard any kind of disapproval in his part. Im just glad Melo and Chauncey did.