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    Nyk Logo Whose Individual Success Is Most Important To NY Next Season?

    For me, without a shadow of a doubt, it's Amar'e.


    But that's me holding on to the fool's hope that he has a sense of reality to his approach of improving his most flawed aspects: defense, rebounding, awareness. He seems so undereducated and disinterested.

    In fact, I think for him to regain face as a Knick, he'll almost certainly have to become the mirrored image of himself.

    All his flaws need to take preference over his talents, IMO, for the betterment of the franchise.

    Does anyone disagree with that?

    ● I can't deny that I'm happy that he's going to train with Hakeem this offseason, but that's rounding out his offense. He needs to brainwashed defensively prior to that.

    If he were to exert half of the extra effort he gave last season on the glass, and could be committed to team defense as wingman to Chandler, we'd have the threatening front-court as advertised with Tyson's acquisition.


    If one thing can be said for him, he reacts well to praise. Prior to earning any, however, his focus must be on being the enforcer he pretends to be during interviews. If he were to average 11 boards, 2 blocks and be recognized as a vastly improved defender, I couldn't give a **** if he average 10 points a game @ around 50% FG, as it simply would not matter.

    So that's me: teach this old dog some new tricks. In doing so, lookout for the Knicks to push for 50 wins.

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    I went with Amare as well but I don't expect much from him. Im just hoping Lin is in the gym improving his handles and jumpshot

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    Stat, mainly because of his price tag. But, he had a very trying season last year (brothers death, injuries, new team mates and coach), I think he will play much better this year and suprise a lot of people. Plus, he just got married. That alone leads me to believe he will be focused and ready to give it his all. May god have mercy on his soul if the fans see other wise...

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    Amare no question. He had his worse year since he was a rookie, down in all areas of the game. Guys do have bad years so right now you write off 2012 as one of those years. Pivotal year for him and the Knicks, if he has another bad year you have to think age and injuries caught up with him and the Knicks are stuck with an albatross.

    If it was me I would try to move him rather than wait to see if Stat makes a comeback though.

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    I picked Melo but I think it's a tie between him and Amar'e. Melo had a great end of season performance up until the playoffs and he needs to prove it wasn't just a fluke and also that he can handle playoff pressure. Amar'e is one of the worst PFs on the defensive end that I've seen. He needs to transition into being dominant on both sides esp when he's under Woodson.

    Lin's a PG so his individual success shouldn't be in the discussion and I think that his success matters more to him than for the Knicks. After all, he's not the one tying up most of the salary cap. Also, Chandler has proved himself throughout this season and his individual success should continue next season if he stays healthy. Right now, he's my favorite player on the Knicks just because of his defensive dominance and how he fires up everyone else.

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    Gotta be Stat, hands down. If he doesn't improve, we're going to be carrying such a large untradeable, cap-killing, albatross contract that we can kiss our window goodbye.

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    If Jeremy Lin remains a Knick, its most important for the starting point guard to be successful. Melo and Stat are suppose to play well, Lin is no guarantee.

    Plus if Lin plays well enough it could be in good use for a decent trade. His play will last one more season and need to get something out of him before his value get higher. This is all a big if Lin plays well.

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    Toss up between Lin and Stat

    Truly neither can afford not to have a great seaso next year and its not like a great season from one would nullify a bad by the other

    But I suppose I would have to say Stat more than Lin. Now if Lin is a bust next year we look dumb because full MLE money (likely the case after ruling) wouldve gone to a highly overatted player....but Stat was brought in to be a Superstar!

    ask me who will have a better season next year?

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    Where was that infamous video of STAT backing out when he was supposed to play defense? We need more of those videos on this thread

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    If Woodson was an option, I would have absolutely said him. He's the one that has to step up, impose his defensive will on Amare, organise the offense through Lin and come up with scenerios for Melo when he's doubled (that he can buy into).

    Of the options, it's STAT that needs to re-gain his all-star calibre play. He's going to dream school which is a great start, but everyone in the world (including himself) knows it's his defense that needs work. Getting some rebounds wouldn't kill him either.


    Oh, and Woodson needs to develop a zone.

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    gotta vote for Lin. have ye forgotten Linsanity? where the true PG ran the team WITHOUT Melo,
    WITHOUT STAT, and forged a winning Linning streak the Knicks hadn't seen in years...

    a healthy, formidable PG is necessary for any winning b-ball team, they are the heart and soul embodied
    in the core of a winning team. driving and thriving thru the paint, pick and rolling, hitting the 3,
    finding Novak or perimeter shooter, defending the other team's PG.

    ALL THESE THINGS are needed for a winning squad/season.
    we can only hope and pray Lin returns to the form the whole world fell in love with him.

    I have to disagree re teaching an old dog new tricks: Melo's not going to stop his ISO,
    STAT's not going to become a post up player and great defender.

    and who wants Lin to play well so we can trade him? and THEN WHAT?
    POINT GUARDS BABY!!

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    LIN

    Im not saying he needs to drop 20+ point games but, Lin needs to comeback next season with

    -improved ball handles

    -Improved Control in game tempo

    -Improvement in turnover cut down

    -Improved decision making while driving in the lane

    Everyone is saying Melo has to come back next season better or Stat has to redeem himself next year. I think LIN is under more pressure next year than anyone on this Knick team, Everything starts at the point, its Lin Job to decide who gets the ball. It's Lin job to decide when to attack. It's Lin job to figure out how to get everyone involved. It's Lin Job to make sure Carmelo and Amare get the ball in their sweet spots in where they can become even MORE effective.

    The issue with this Knicks team is, basically nobody really likes to make cuts or move around on the floor or set screens. We just stand around and watch when someone has the ball, which leaves us easily defended.

    Next season i would like to see more P&R with LIN & Chandler that was effective last season, I'd like to see more Cuts from Melo and Amare.
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    Amare. When you are being paid that much, you shouldn't have any excuses.

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    Cool Real Talk

    I have to say Carmelo Anthony.....who receive touches on every offensive-possession
    for 38 minutes of a 48 minute game without co-existin with any of his teammates
    untill the final 10 games of the regular season.

    I cant leave out Stat.... Stat had a F..ked up season trying to co-exist with
    Melo & Tyson in a "ISO" halfcourt rotation.

    Jeremy Lin first time on the court as the Knicks PG co-exist with 80% of his Knicks
    teammates in the rotation (vs Boston). It wasnt a one game Fluke, when a 40 minute
    per game "Lin-Sanity" took the 8-15 record Knicks to a 18-18 record by adding
    a running-transition performance to go with the halfcourt-transition performance.

    The co-exist-gellin of Tyson Chandler & Jeremy Lin equal win win win.
    It didnt take Stat long to co-exist with PG-Jeremy Lin.
    The co-exist between Lin & Melo are still up in the air as a question mark?
    The coincidence of Stat & Lin catching injuries a game apart when Melo performance
    didnt gell in the rotation was just too damn coincidental to not be hanging in the air...

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    Originally Posted by LV&C
    Amare. When you are being paid that much, you shouldn't have any excuses.

    Which Amare are u talking about?

    A) The 2010-11 first option Amare that led us to a 28-26 record before Melo arrived? or
    B) The 2011-12 third/forth option Amare

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