A lot of blame on D'Antoni, but really the core problem lies in our lack of balance.
I don't really care for D'Antoni, like I don't care for the USA president.
This team has zero balance.
Melo and Amare negate each other out. I told you last year these guys can't play together, they both have similar tendencies except Melo is more of perimeter chucker. Both guys also play without ball movement, its foreign to them. Soft and weak defenders. This was a bad idea from the start and I never supported it . These are our two best players, at best they may lead the Knicks to a 40 win season, but thats our peak. Amare and Melo won't be in their prime forever (I give them 3-4 years till we see them decline).
You believe we'll be a championship contender by then? With no cap space, draft picks and short amount of time to develop that championship chemistry. Stop the denial. This roster is weak. Jefferies, Douglas, Fields, Walker, Balkman, Lin, Bibby, and even Davis, Harrellson and Jordan all can potentially be out of the NBA in a season or two for their reasons. These players are weak, has beens, full of potential but no consistency, and NBDL talent. It is a WEAK ROSTER.
Our best roster we ever had was PRE-Melo. Ever. We blew it up for Carmelo and that will haunt us forever.
We obviously need a new owner first of all, everyone talks about D'Antoni and etc...but Dolan has sucked the life out of this franchise for so long...we seriously need to start a movement and get this man to sell the Knicks. Tell Spike Lee to make a record breaking movie, get cash and buy the Knicks. We need people in this organization WHO CARE.
Like Kiyaman said it best, D'Antoni is a celebrity coach. Amare is a celebrity, and Melo as well. Seems like Tyson is the only one who came to the Knicks to play like a warrior with an immortal will to win.
Melo and Amare are bloodless on the court.
Amare is showing his true intentions with all these advertisements he's involved with. F*ck both of them for using NYC for more glamour and not representing New York basketball. For the past decade, the *****fication of the Knicks done by these punkass overpaid NBAers has been a crime. NYK was a strong tough tradition...some of the most classic teams of all time...passionate basketball...all gone due to greedy *****ass NBAers who want glamour instead of continuing that tradition.
Metros 6 Step Plan.
1. Kidnap Dolan, force him to sell the Knicks to Spike Lee
2. Fire D'Antoni and staff. Hire a staff of Jeff Van Gundy, Patrick Ewing, H20, and Charlie Ward. Hire me as the athletic trainer, f*ck Roger Hines.
3. Trade Amare
4. Trade Melo
5. Keep Chandler, Shumpert, Harrellson, Balkman. Their defense prowess will keep us competitive.
6. Acquire draft picks and quality talent through the draft.
3. Trade Amare
Acquire two young prospects who play D with All Star potential
D. Diop (2 year rem)
K. Walker (future PG)
B. Biyombo (future C)
2012 2nd rounder
Bobcats, worst team in the league need an all star caliber player and build around him
PG - Augustin/Douglas
SG - Henderson/Walker/Higgins
SF - Maggette/Fields/Brown
PF - Thomas/White
C - Stoudimire/Mullens
Draft Anthony Davis in 2012, Bobcats have playoff caliber team
4. Trade Melo
2012 1st round pick
Cleveland is another franchise thats in need of all star type player.
PG - Irving/Sessions/Gibson
SG - Parker/Eyenga
SF - Anthony
PF - Thompson/Harangody
C - Varejao/Hollins/Erden
Now, the New Knicks...
PG - Walker/Davis/Bibby
SG - Shumpert/Gee
SF - Diaw/Casspi/Balkman
PF - Jamison/Samuels/Harrellson
C - Chandler/Biyombo/Diop
Team upgraded with more passing, defense, youth, expiring contracts, and balance.
With a 2012 pick, now thats heading to the right direction.