I love you guys. Thought it was just me putting this poor play down. The people in/from NY deserve better then this BS. Off with their heads
I think i speak for most of us that we all believe in a great team here next year, though a lot of that will depend upon 1)coach 2)what players we can keep 3)better defensive stopping
i also love Lin. I don't think he's the problem here. Yeah, he turns it over a bit, but all young players do something wrong in the NBA. I think in the offseason Lin need to work on weights to get stronger and work against more Double teams in practice
Sure I am disappointed about this loss but I am more concerned about the dejected look on player's face when they were on the bench.
Yes, let's make some changes.
* I have hope that Amare and Melo will start actually playing their guts out and defending every play, being aware, ready, REBOUNDING, taking responsibility for their crap defense, oh and offensive rebounding, oh and floor spacing, and communication.
* am seeing some.... improvement in the team -but ya know leadership is missing from the max cats.
I am tired of this lack of leadership talk. Leadership wasn't the reason the coach didn't tell his team to defensively adjust to Lou Williams being hot and start doubling him on the perimeter. Bad coaching caused that. Leadership isn't the reason the Knicks don't have a Zone defense down to slow guys like turner down (Woodson shares the blame for that). Leadership isn't the reason the Knicks haven't been winning. Bad coaching is the reason the Knicks have been losing.
Even if MDA had only one of these qualities we would have been so much better off.
we can agree that our coach has neither, and our stars seem comfortable with sinking the entire boat for this reason. they have absolutely no respect for him.
The coach is the problem.
There is so much in this game alone proving the coach is the weak link to the team. For the sake of sounding redundant about his many flaws you only have to look at just one. For instance....he let J-Lin take more shots than everyone else on the team....wtf.
LOL, this **** is getting hysterical. You just have to laugh at this crap or you'll end up jumping off a bridge or something.
why did Renaissance Man turn his back on Turner for the dunk? one day later I still don't understand it.
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the biggest proof that its the coach is the problem is the fact we keep getting killed in the 3rd quarter. Usually at half time coaches make adjustments to the other team in order to compensate for any weaknesses or advantages they can see from the first 2 quarters. The knicks either don't do this or they do it very badly.
The knicks as a team is dysfunctional as well from lack of early planning. The best comparison would be a strong boxer who isn't very smart. In the early rounds he will win off of physical abilty alone (talent, depth) but if that is all he has he will lose the later rounds as the smarter boxer simply out boxes him and causes him to lose stamina by avoiding his blows.
Its the same thing with the Knicks. They come out strong, make some stupid rotational changes that have nothing to do with who the opponent has on the floor and boom the other team has them. No adjustments are made for rational purposes. All opposing teams have to do is survive the initial rush make adjustments and they will get the win. Who Doesn't tell his team to double team Lou William's after he get hot? Who took out Melo when he was hot scoring? Who took out Shump when he was giving Williams Fits?
Coach is the problem for sure.
I know Lin has things to correct & learn, but he is really a rookie. The league knows to pick him up at half court, press him, double team, but he gets no help. He is just left on his own. No one comes to get the ball, set a pick for him, etc. And the coach just watches.
In all honestly, if the league did this to Chris Paul every game / minute he would also have tough games and be frustrated. I'm not comparing Lin to Paul, just making an observation.
Would you not think that a coach who was a PG in his playing days would be able to help a young PG on his team?