Criticize what? watching the ole Denver Nuggets....
ha ha ha ha ha ..... if memory serves me right the ole first-round Denver Nuggets with PG-Miller, SG-JR, SF-Melo, PF-K.Mart, Camby, ha ha ha ha .... Melo take 30 shots n JR take 20 shots....swept in the first round.
Kenyon Martin gets a team-fine for calling headcoach George Karl a no-strategy playoff coach, who coach a playoff series like a regular season game....the same exact Melo plays (30 shots) and JR inconsistent outside shooting.
Fields no longer need teammates or coaches confidence....JR has always been the switch-player u sub on offense/defense in the 4th qtr..
CA7....the Knicks have many fans whose only focus on how well a player score, yet these same fans are lost on how to create plays for a trio of scorers (Stat, Melo, JR) to score, plus play defense in the same lineup.
All our rookies under Dantoni's training were trained to shoot their way out of the NBA with 3-ball shots....this type of Knicks practice session had so many fans over-lookin all the other talents Wilson Chandler came to the NBA to show case.
Wilson Chandler skills belong as our Starting/Finisher SF.
PG-Shump & SG-Fields should be the tandem guards the final 7 minutes of each game….going small sometime by adding Davis or JR with Shump/Fields in the final quarter is for offensive-scoring ONLY….on defense that 3-guard lineup get scored on 2 out of 3 chances vs .500 opponents.
Fields type of talent in this Knicks rotation should be....
1st qtr. - first 5 minutes of the game then take out.
2nd qtr. - last 7 minutes
3rd qtr. - first 5 minutes
4th qtr. - the final 8 minutes of the game....equal 25 minutes of playingtime per game.
We played the Heat pretty well considering we were short handed and still geling with each other and the new coach.
The Heat is a team that has not only come together quickly, but reached the finals in their first try with a whole new team. If we had another scorer on the block in this game... we win this game. I can take these kinds of losses, we played hard and almost pulled it out. If only we can keep this team together for another whole year...no more trades...just give us time to feel each other out so we can play with more confidence and at a much higher level.
At the game they did not show a replay of Chandlers flagrant foul on Lebron....
does anyone have the clip ...
was it a flagrant ?
and do you think chandler did it for a reason ? or just caught up in the play...
Jorts should of played a few minutes since Landry played like total dung. We could have used the extra rebounds.
Chandler is playing hurt. In a normal season, he would not be playing. But since every game is crucial, he's toughing it out. He's not the only one, there are many players playing hurt due to the shortened season.
It's not for lack of effort.
Originally Posted by Newbie
I'm assuming you're directing your post towards what I posted
Are you implying that we can't have differing opinions, and that
we can't post them on this forum?
game without feeling like I'm going to be criticized for it. But, I suppose
it's just a normal thing. (Perhaps, if someone said the same thing about
Lin, I would object, too, I really don't know.)
I didn't think I actually said anything bad about Melo, just what I "thought"
I was witnessing. (And, I did say in another post that I think he's been
playing wonderfully and playing the hardest in the past couple of weeks.)
With that said, I'm trying to learn the game and the strategy. And,
whether it was Melo scoring all those points in the game or Lin or Amare,
I felt that towards the end of the fourth quarter, other players could
have stepped up, and I also saw that Novak was open a couple of
times. But, he wasn't given the opportunity to shoot.
Enough said, I've said enough.
Last edited by Newbie; Apr 16, 2012 at 17:18.
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Melo is a great individual basketball player, but not a good leader. He doesn't know how to motivate his team or show any leadership. I like Melo and all but it irks me I see him smiling when they're down, losing, or lost a game.
Him and Baron are not good leaders, especially Baron yelling at his teammates when he's the one who makes the mistakes. Amare is not a good leader either.
Chandler and Jefferies are great at motivating their team, but they have to play second fiddle to the superstars... sad.
That is why the Knicks won't win a championship any time soon. You need a great leader with a lot of heart to win. Melo & Stat won't cut it.
Also SMH at the white man regulated to 3 point shooting now-a-days...
Originally Posted by Caramelo_Sunday
If there ever is such a thing as a "good loss," this game would count as one. The most encouraging thing was how well the Knicks defensed up the Heat, especially with the on-ball pressure. Very impressed with the fact that LeBron and D-Wade were harassed into committing a combined twelve turnovers. How many other teams this year have done that against the Heat?
HA HA HA
I wonder if the Nets fans feel the same way losing to the Heat 101 - 98 with the Nets holding a big lead over the Heat throughout the entire game....the closing 6 minutes were NBA vs NCAA.
Melo and STAT are the captains
Melo is our best player he leads by example and lately he has, Melo is essentially the face of the team so he's our QB-Eli Manning quiet guy just goes and plays doesn't let the media bother him
Tyson is our emotional leader, he gets after guys and is like our Ray Lewis
STAT is the media guy like a Bart Scott
you my friend are an idiot