Since the 2008 postseason games there havnt been any oponents defender
that could stop Ray Allen playoff performance. Especially when the trio of
"Rondo-Ray-Peirce" got down and dirty to run a tri-angle offense in the 2009
postseason games when KG was out with a season injury.
Minimum-wage rookie Landry Fields started all 82 Knicks games lastseason
shooting 50% from the FG, 6 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 1 to, 9 points,
in 30 mpg. Fields precision movement on the court showed multi-positional
talent with great hustling IQ without the ball.
All of the above single-stats equal-up to a 2nd season Landry Fields being
one of the top-3 players for the 6th Man of the year award.
However....the Knicks organization and dum-dum coach Dantoni did not
put any effort towards getting a veteran "starting-SG" before July 1st. to
go between PG-Billups and SF-Melo, so SG/SF-Fields and PG/SG-TD could
bring a helluva dynamic energy off the bench next season.
The Knicks predraft camp coaching scouts were directed to only look at
the young SG in the 2011 draft-class, not the valuable rebounding/boxingout/shotblocking
bigmen in the 2011 draft-class (foolishness if u ask any NBA analist who
watch the new Melo-Knicks.). If Iman Shumpert is not impressive at the
PG spot Knick-Fans will wonder if keeping Corey Brewer wouldve been a
As for the Knicks performance after the "Carmelo Anthony" trade
Knicks-Fans need to go to Melo's stats as a Knicks.....37 mpg,
20 shot attempts to average 26 points, 3 assist, 6 rebounds, and 2 to.
These type of stats prove Melo became the number #1 option on offense
where the ball went through Melo's new creative-moves more than any
other Knicks players hand on offense. Amare creative offense with the
ball was demoted on the offensive-end of the court from taking his 22
shot attempts per game to just 15 shot attempts per game, changing
the Knicks offensive-set, and movement around to follow Carmelo's
peremeter-scoring 92% of the time.
The big change was with Amare inside scoring, the defense motion double-
team on Amare gave the Knicks peremeter-shooting game 73% on offense
with 3 players "Gallo-Chandler-Shawn" and that percentage started
decreasing when big-body Mozgov was put back in the rotation with a
healthy Turiaf to screen, pick n roll, to add more inside scoring from
Chandler, Gallo, Fields, and Felton. As the season was going on these
same Knicks-players were getting more confidence in one-another skill-
set on the offensive end of the court.