I said Lin because he plays both ends of the floor........ Offensively, he might not yet be at the level of Nash, CP3, Rose, or Westbrook, but I cannot think of a starting PG right now who I'd take over Lin defensively.
Crazy....if u are mentioning physical-injuries and healing-time.....Lin just had surgery on his knee making Lin injury the worst of the three players, running is a big issue for Lin in the next 4 weeks. bumbing knee to knee or an oponent headbuddin Lin knee would be movin backwards.
As for Stat injury (knee, or shoulder, or back), Stat does what Stat want to do....if u didnt get the memo in December of Stat's work-out with Isiah Thomas in Florida (Stat's home) instead of reporting to our short training-camp, or Stat's so-call July/August/September training-camp in Florida (home), or the missing Stat in the postseason games, or one of the top reasons owner Dolan pulled the Melo trade, or owner Dolan pursue to rehire Isiah Thomas, or Phoenix offer to Stat for 3 seasons of guaranteed $$$ on a 6 season contract....how many memo's do one need on Stat.
Those who select "Stat" need to rewind their DVD....Stat is a Super-Star that dont co-exist with any of his Knicks teammates on a level to be an impact or valuable in a postseason series....Jefferies at least co-exist with exellence with Tyson Chandler on the defensive end (as a PF or SF) to challenge any postseason team in a series for the most STOPS....especially when u add Shump or Fields in their lineup.
I think I'm gonna go with STAT because his defense picked up, and he looked like STAT again offensively.
Jeffries is guaranteed defense though.
Lin would definitely help, but it's not like there wasn't teams that won without good PGs (which Baron is, he just needs need Douglas or whoever to step-up for his rest), and this isn't the D'Antoni era anymore, we could win with STAT's offensive without Lin imo.
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JJ ALL THE WAY
We need boards, we need hustle, we need D.
JJ is gonna play today , and Tyson needs help.
I am not saying that Amare nor Lin is missing for me, but, Amare only started to play some D and getting his explosiveness back and JLIN was in sort of decline(no dis).
Its always about the missing links, and the missing link in this year was hustle and D, those criteria is where JJ is exhale
I just go with the statistics as to which player wins more when he is in the game:
With Stat in the game, Knicks won 19 and lost 24
With JJ in the game, Knicks won 18 and lost 15
With Lin in the game, Knicks won 20 and lost 15
It would be tough for the Knicks without JJ AND Stat going into the last weeks of the playoff race. Now that Lin is out for the season, we just can't afford any more injuries.
It doesnt matter what the regular season records show. Any team peaks at the playoff has a good shot at Finals.
Phil Jackson is a master at peaking his teams entering the playoffs. Gregg Popovich is best at utilize and maximize his players, with less chances for injuries. Woodson needs to do the same with Knicks.
When is someone going to put the WEAKEST area on the Knicks roster this season
has been the "PG" position....a young "Jeremy Lin" added to the Knicks roster started
a world-wide "Lin-Sanity-Rush" in this country....Lin-Sanity didnt need two of the NBA
highest scorers to take the Knicks on a seven game winning streak...
Which player on the Knicks roster made the biggest impact this season???
Having just watched the Knicks/Bulls game, I'd have to say that between STAT and Lin, the knicks need Lin now more than Stat. BD just can't do it and the lack of a legit PG is turning this into an ugly team on the offensive end
I picked Lin. After tadays game its more obvious to me that Lin is more important for this team as we still dont have a real point guard without him.
Obviously Stat is very important too, but if i had to choose it has to be Lin.
Also Melo is more effective offensively when Stat is not playing.
In Woodson's offense the PG isn't that important it would be great to have Lin for his penetration and all around scoring. But if the Knicks had Amare as a number 2 instead of JR today to help Melo keep pressure on the Bulls this game most likely would not go to over time.
are you guys kidding with these voting results?
dont get me wrong, i love lin and all..
but STAT is essential in the playoffs, we need his physicality (clyde's voice)
no STAT, no party
I don't think ppl realize the MOST important thing in the playoffs are go to guys that can carry you. Not to mention who knows how Lin will play against opposing teams defense in the playoffs, Amare is a proven player in the post season he usually actually plays some of his best ball in the playoffs.