If Dantonio has real balls he goes back to THE STARTING 5 THAT got us the winning streak....walker is out but put someone in...
LET STAT AND MELO SIT ......let them earn time through hard work....
The more I watch Melo grab offensive rebounds the more pissed I get because he picks and chooses when to get active....usually its after he makes a mistake ( iggy foul ) or misses and easy lay up or gets beat by IGGY....Everything he does is loaded with narcisissm.....drives me nuts......
GOD BLESS GEORGE KARL
That was like watching a cancer patient play with the energy and confidence of an anorexic girl looking in a mirror. eww
You can't blame every loss on Melo and Stat.
Although Lin's TO were ugly I love having him in the game as long as he in attack mode......
Without being crucified for this question......Why can Melo not play the 2 guard ?
USE JR WHEREVER
Okay, as I mentioned on one of the other threads, I'm new to basketball
because of Jeremy Lin.
Under the circumstances, I don't think it's reasonable to think the Knicks
will suddenly become an overnight sensation as a team. Yes, Lin pulled
that off in the beginning, but that was media hype. I'm still a fan of his,
I can't deny it.
However, I don't think it's all Melo's fault, or anyone in particular. They
need to practice as a team, learn to play as a team. AND, play more
defensively. They need to be under the basket when someone misses
I can't blame the coach 100%. EXCEPT for the lack of defense, and I don't
think that has anything to do with Lin. I suspect the Knicks never had
defense. And, THAT I can't understand.
But I do agree with you that Melo and Stat are just not fitting into MDA's system. Stat is Mr. Butterfinger these days and when he did have the ball on a breakaway, he got his shots blocked.
When your max players are sitting on the bench in the 4th quarter as the team is trying to come back, you know something is not right. I hope someone figures out the chemistry quickly. Time is running out.
The crazy combination of Knicks lineups on the court in the past 5 games has been ridiculous....as if our substitution was made to lose games.
If our headcoach had a brain....
Shump/Fields would be the only SG in Lin's backcourt lineup....JR Smith should be working with Bdiddy as a veteran backcourt lineup throughout the remaining of the season....Tyson, Stat, and Melo would have different types of "trio or quad" lineups to be in for more-offense or more-defense to choose from by now.........
Tyson/Stat/ Jefferies, Tyson/Jefferies/Melo, Tyson/Jefferies/Novak, Jorts/Stat/Melo, and Jordan/Stat/Melo.....
What did Dantoni prove by benching Stat & Melo? Nothing!
He probably wouldve prove something if he had a certain lineup of players on the court....
"Tyson, Novak, Jefferies, Field, Shump, Lin"...
So I was trying to figure out the top 7 players I would rather play in the 1st quarter and opening the 3rd quarter and it was like this:
Lin Chandler Shump Landry Jeffries Novak Jr Smith
My criteria was - who gives effort defending and attacking - who committed effort on both sides of the ball.
I think this team is missing Jeffries really badly - besides sweet defensive plays, his tips and put-backs.. we are missing some of the momentum he is able to MAINTAIN for runs.
Then I realized this was basically the february run squad + new explosiveness from Jr Smith (JR has the talent - he needs to be able to elevate his game and focus when he's about to put the ball in tho) - that'll come when he gets comfortable.