To be honest, the team was playing horrible prior to Lin's emergence and Melo's and Amare's absence.
We still look doubtful now when Lin is on the bench.
It's not like my negativity wasn't justified, but I have decided to put that aside and be positive now and remain positive for the rest of the season!
The negativity is a thing of the past and I don't care about it anymore, it's left behind.
Magic Johnson looks dumbfounded. he thinks we have a great shot to win. Says watch out Bulls and Heat (disses everyone else-lol)
I think we can go to east finals, myself
we got the pieces... i mean it the knick's lineup looks like a lineup that can win it all sort of now. Then when the injured come back, what team is deeper and has more skilled players on their roster now?
Bulls are a new version of the 90's version Knicks. One great player and a bunch of good players who play defense well to make up for their lack of offensive skills...... (Blasphemy but its true)
The Heat who lack any form of big man (Joel Anthony HA) are a 2.5 stars and scrubs squad.
and the two great players thunder (who if people think Melo is selfish they havent seen westbrook get mad and forget he is the PG) then Ibaka and Harden who also are nice but not great.
In the playoffs can these teams beat the knicks 4-7 games. That is the question....
also right now teams are getting 10-20 points on the knicks due to lin having to sit and the knicks forcing SG's to play point. Once Baron comes in that weakness is gone. Amare (Who has been scoring consistently in the 20's.....idk how you guys dismiss that like its nothing) has a Jorts back he will get better too since jorts plays defense and offensively forces at least one Big to play him on the perimeter.
The knicks shouldn't say it to jinx themselves but they are contenders now.
Did you see Durant/Russel yesterday? OKC looks fine....
51 and 40 each....
And the Heat?
Lots of competition this year...
Ha... Lin's Knicks.After Jeremy Lin’s nationally televised theatrics were over, after the point guard’s international stardom had reached yet another level, after Jason Kidd said Lin indeed looks like Steve Nash in Phoenix, Tyson Chandler soaked it all in and declared what may have become obvious by now:
Lin’s Knicks are a genuine contender for a championship this season.
Chandler should know best, having helped the Mavericks to a title eight months ago. Chandler faced Dallas during the Knicks’ 104-97 victory in yesterday’s thrilling Garden matinee, and said he feels his new club is championship-caliber with Lin’s fairy tale, J.R. Smith’s arrival and Carmelo Anthony’s grand return to Linsanity scheduled tonight against the Nets.
This great Linderella story is becoming a great basketball story.
Lin burned the defending champions with 28 points, 14 assists and five steals. Lin got the better of 6-foot-7 defensive specialist Shawn Marion in the fourth quarter and catapulted the Knicks to the season’s most sensational victory, which should further boost their credibility across the country. The Knicks are 8-1 since Lin took command at point guard and Anthony has hardly been a part of the surge.
“I’m loving the fact that I really feel the team I’m on now can really contend,’’ said Chandler, who finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. “The additions now, we’re a full team. We’re very deep in every position. It wasn’t like that when I first came here. We have all those pieces filled now.’’
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If Knicks are a 7th or 8th seet playoff spot and play against the Heat for the first round of the playoffs I am pretty sure that will be one of the highest rated playoff series...
Just a little more improvement - clicking on defense.
Some effort on Defense. Improved rebounding on both sides of ball.