The point of this thread is ridiculous... AMare played like **** in the first half. Sure. In the second half, though, our offense ran well. Tyson was even in foul trouble the whole time. Pick and Lin 4 life.
I was at practice for the first half but got to watch the last half and was AMAZED. STAT played pretty well and actually came up with some great defensive plays in the 4th quarter.
I'm not sure where the hate comes from here. Stat had a solid game with 20+ point and 9 boards (which is better then his average and shows he was hustling this game) coming off of an extended time away form the court (including practice, team meetings, LINsanity discussions etc.)
And to say it was because of Stat that it was a close game, can anyone remind me what that score of the Minny game was? Come on guys.
I kinda agree Amare didn't play well...I would trade him for Amir Johnson LOL a tough nose defensive guy who has a higher offensive ceiling than Jeffries.
We already have 2 players who don't play D in Lin and Carmelo...can you really have 3 who get major minutes.?
listen make no mistake the defense Statosphere play last night is the exact kind of defense you will see agains Chicago, Miami, etc in the playoffs. he can score 75 points but will give up 100 in the process
Listen stat is who he is that's why there are gm's to acquire players who compliments other players skills and deficiencies. If stat was a beast on defense then we woyldnt need t.c.well he isnt and therefore we need t.c. The truth is we will go as far as stat takes us
some of you expect the knicks to have 5 all stars.
Amare is mainly for offense....we are surprised when he plays d
tyson is for defense....we are surprised if he takes a 15 footer
shump is defense..somewhat two way, but top in the nba in steals
fields is a two way player
melo is for offense...we are surprised at excellent d from melo
lin is offense...his man defense is questionable
it is what it is....
amir johnson had 5 blocks....that will not happen every night....ther eis only one reason we lost....we didnt take care of the ball and it cost us.
With that saved money on Amare's contract we could get a legit Scoring SG like a JR Smith. I think we would be much better defensively and only a little bit worse offensively.
I mean lets be serious do we really want Midrange Shooting Amare for the next 4 years? It's also pretty obvious he doesn't post well, and has little to no moves on the man 1 on 1.