Therefore every team we might trade him to is going to have a good look at his knees before they take him off our hands and most likely they are going to find something unpleasant there. There is a certain chance this report makes him untradable.
Maybe K-Mart will sign with us now or not
Our defense would be deadly, to bad K-Mart is all about the Benjamins
Another guy who's still unsigned Pietrus would fit with the lineup
To bad Pietrus is all about the Benjamins too
Lets put this is perspective....yes it sucks that Stat is out and presents yet another excuse why he and Melo are not clicking
Yet...consider the season is long and he is scheduled to miss at the most 5 games (did anyone really think Stat was gonna give us 80+ this year?) again it sucks..but does not need to warrant much panic.
Injuries happen....they hurt...but there is plenty of time left for Melo and Stat to click....the Toronto game showed us that despite them having a camp together and both wanting it to work it still needs a lot of work....Even if they played every Pre Season game togehter it still would take until late December for it to flow naturally...now it's gonna be early January!
We all want to get off to a great start...but in his first season as Knick coach Dantoni had us playing winning ball the first couple of weeks but what did it materialize to?
Maimi sucked out of the gates the last 2 seasons and still made it to The Finals both years.
Look we have the talent to beat both The Nets and The Heat with or without Stat...and in fact...I think given the chemistry issues maybe it is not the worst thing Stat is out.
Just reposting this
Some more samples i just found
Im strongly convinced were a better team without Amare. Theres plenty of other players on this team that want minutes and will play harder/smarter. Stat still reminds me of a high school baller. All hes ever known is how to use his athleticism to out play others, and the only thing hes learned is how to hit a jumpshot since coming to the NBA
I don't care what anyone says. There is nothing good about STAT being out. All this does is make Woodson's job a bit difficult and it places way more responsibilty on the older players. Having Sheed and KT were supposed to be supplemental to Amare's star power. Melo will now feel like he has to do more and things may not look the way we want out the gate. Amare's constant injuries are a chink in the armor.
If this Copeland kid can play within the system and still produce when needed, Amare would be best served coming off the bench. Everytime Amare talks he has a setback. Fuuuuuuucccccccccckkkkkk!
Amare = Penny Hardaway 2.0
You underrate KT. He's old (in basketball years) yes, but if you're familiar with KT then you know he was never fast. His skill set is primarily post defense and a nice mid range jumper. He may be 40 but he's a better defender than Amare. What does that tell you?
I'm not buying the chemistry reports. These guys can play together as long as they all make an attempt at defense, rebounding and ball movement. Scoring isn't much of an issue for Stats or Melo. Anytime they can put up 23pts/18pts in a single game, scoring chemistry isn't an issue. As far as injuries go, Stats has knee swelling and no surgery is needed. It shouldn't even take a full three weeks to heal. Not that big of a deal. Funny how everyone wants him out.
Don't let the old heads fool you. They can help but don't expect much out of them. Camby and Thomas are here to rebound defend and block second unit players. With Felton and Kid back there's no reason that Melo and Stats can't get rolling after a few games together. Way to early for panic mode.