AMEN. And then we discover that Mr. Glass Gallinari gets hurt again... I mean, I'm so happy we made the trade b/c I prefer Linn & Davis over Felton; Tyson Chandler over Mozgov & Wilson Chandler; Carmelo over Danillo.
If I was guaranteed that Danillo would never be hurt, that he would stay healthy, then FINE... I would understand why some people would be against the trade. Despite Anthony's offensive prowess & ability to close in the 4th of a playoff game, Gallinari's team-first orientation & style might override that.
But fact is: Gallo may never be able to stay healthy for 80 games a season.
It's hard to judge this team this season b/c of lockout and all the nonsense. But there's a strike against this group for laying down on D'anotni. Like coach or not, system or not, you dont do that when you're paid millions.
BUt, ultimately, judgement will come based on what happens in the playoffs. We looked past the BOS sweep b/c Chauncy and Amar'e were hurt.
We'll see what these guys do come May. I believe we have the depth & talent, all we need to win in post season if for Carmelo to find his troke and Stoudemire to fully return to form. Then both need to be clutch and finish in 4th.
Advance to 2nd round and fight... Or knock of either MIA or CHI, and I'll be content. THEN WIN IT NEXT YEAR!!!