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    Default JR Smith - Our Key to Game 3

    Here me out here : but I think JR Smith is the best player on the team right now.

    He can shoot the long ball, beat defenders on the dribble, he passes when he is doubled, and he knows how to play defense and take a charge.

    I know JR likes to play second shift without Melo, but imagine if he and Melo figured out how to play together (like they have in some of the regular season games). Most of the gelling between the two has been because JR has been willing to pass the ball to Melo (more than vice versa).

    I think the starting lineup should be:
    Tyson
    Melo
    Novak
    Landry
    And Smith - bringing up the ball

    Smith can make the alley-oop passes to Tyson and Landry as well as Baron can.

    We need to be playing on all cylinders with our best players out there.

    Not starting Smith is a mistake. He is debatably our best all-around player.

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    Put Smith in the starting lineup and we basically have no bench.

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    JR must remain on the bench.

    Guess Grunwalds major mistake was letting Bill Walker go.

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    Why must he stay on the bench?

    Smith has the passing abilities to run effective pick and rolls, give and goes, and alleyoops with any of the other guys - especially Tyson, Melo and Landry.

    Although not a classic PG he is better than Baron (and *cough*... Lin).

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    if history serves us right, expect a John Starks 2-18 like performance in game 3.

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    Originally Posted by Knicks32
    Why must he stay on the bench?

    Smith has the passing abilities to run effective pick and rolls, give and goes, and alleyoops with any of the other guys - especially Tyson, Melo and Landry.

    Although not a classic PG he is better than Baron (and *cough*... Lin).

    u kidding right?

    JR is 13-28 from the FG with zero FTA in two games in this series....a guard that is afraid of contact is not taking a team anywhere.
    A 8 year veteran taking 28 FGA in two games vs the same oponents, and not getting one FTA is a liability to the team.

    The young Baron Davis average 7 FTA per game, cough....Lin-Sanity were averaging 3 FTA per-quarter.

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    barring too much dribbling and fadeaways he is gonna be a crucial piece to success against the Heat,

    but he has to play smarter D, and keep attacking the rack instead of pulling faders all night,

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    Thumbs up Our Key to Game-3 lies in Tyson & Jefferies leadership in the same lineup

    Our key to Game-3 in MSG....is our defensive trio lineup of Tyson/Jefferies/Fields receiving 32 minutes of playintime, with Jorts & TD as their backups.
    No team beat Miami or OKC the past two seasons by trying to outscore the two teams top-3 high scorers....this is a foolish strategy u would expect from Dantoni in a playoff series, not Woodson.

    Our problem in game-1 & 2 were Melo & JR played the same-role as they did in the first-round Denver Nuggets in 2004 to 2007....recall the two consecutive FINALS PF-Kenyon Martin who greed for a Max contract was sorry he signed with the Denver Nuggets.

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    If we hope to win we need a big game from Swish and Novak behind the arc. This will help the crowd stay in the game. Good post original poster!!!

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    He has basically no basketball IQ, overdribbling himself and chucking contested shots won't bring us anywhere. I admit he's had moments making some good plays but usually he looks like a more athletic Dougie...

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    Our key to game 3 is unleashing our secret weapon Toney Douglas

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    Hope he comes thru big time. Hes been tweeting picks of chiks asses and him gettin haircuts. Being down 0-2, short 60% of the starting lineup, I'd be more focused but to each his own!

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    Our key to game 3 is Steve Novak.

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    I think that JR is due for an offensive explosion......

    but off the bench


    we have seen some glimpses of him and Melo doin a lil 2 man game and it doesnt look so bad wonder y woodson doesnt go to that more.

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    Originally Posted by Knicks32
    Why must he stay on the bench?

    Smith has the passing abilities to run effective pick and rolls, give and goes, and alleyoops with any of the other guys - especially Tyson, Melo and Landry.

    Although not a classic PG he is better than Baron (and *cough*... Lin).
    I think you perception of JR is quite warped......No doubt the guy can be a scoring hero and I hope he is.....but come on the dribble dribble dribble just to find a bad shot is absurd......If anytime down the court that ball its his hands twice he is for sure shooting....

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