tony douglas and nate robinson are not clones though... nate robinson is the superior scorer and honestly douglas' D is not at all what i thought and im sure all you guys feel the same.
the point is were not gonna get it done with our bench scoring 3 points, and if nate can score 20+ on a superior Miami defense in the 2nd Half, i think hes good enough to be on our bench.
It sounds like you guys like jeremy lin rotting on our bench... hes terrible
Robinson still went 4-12 from the field in the miami game. Do we really need him? My opinion is no.
Without Nate, The Warriors lose to the Heat last night as well. Sure he is inconsistant, but he does fire up his team mates, which is something we don't have here now. His energy in last nights game was a sight to see. He even abused LeBron on a few drives to the basket, as well as locked up the OT win with his steal and clutch 3's...
Nate being a clone of Douglas?????
Look, Nate's not perfect, he's inconsistent, but if you think Lin was a better choice than you're crazy. You people think it would have been bad because he would have done this and that while playing for us again, keyword: playing. He would be in our line-up because he's better than Douglas.
And what's with this chucking stuff you say about him? A lot of the game I saw last night was him passing it off. I don't know what you guys want. I guess you want guys with no emotion and not have a REPUTATION of being a ballhog. I guess Amar'e is a ballhog too right? He takes shots much crazier than Nate and often!
Him disrupting chemistry? Riiiight. We've been really kicking ass this season.
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While Nate is a great athlete, he's not a great or consistent basketball player yet. As others mentioned, Nate had games where he dropped 40 points for us, but then had games where he'd be way off, try to do too much, be a distraction. On average with the Knicks 1 in 4 games were great efforts like you saw against Miami. The other 3 were stinkers and he hurt this team more then helped. Perhaps with Curry hurting Nate can step up for that team and be a consistent guy. But as a Knicks fan, I can't see bringing him in here over anyone aside from maybe Lin being a good call.
Toney D will be better when he can get back to his natural role of bench guy. Fields will also be better when he is overachieving energy guy coming in for Melo at SF. Shumpert is miles ahead in terms of ability and maturity and is on par in athleticism.
Also, every time nate goes off like this his asking price goes up. I'm not willing to pay through the nose for what is a bench role player that gives you good games 25% of the time.
Personally I like Nate and i would have liked to see him succeed with our team, but it wasn;t working out and we needed to make room for guys like shump, b.diddy, amar'e, melo and tyson chandler. Nate is not on the same level as those players.
Is he better then Lin? Probably. But we've been down the road before with this "project" player. I can't really fault management for going in a different direction when we know exactly what we'll get from Nate on this team: 1/4 games of good play and 3/4 games of crap, in between a ton of DNP-CD's. At least Lin is a PG-facilitator more then scorer, which is really what we need.
I'm glad Nate is getting a chance under the tutelage of Mark Jackson. He's a better coach for him. Will not break his confidence while being constructive AND will let him play through mistakes as needed.