Stopped reading after Amare will "Defend and Defend well"
I would have said you were crazy two weeks ago but I was watching the lone Pre Season game Stat played in I saw some real encouraging signs
Now..that Europe kid made him look like a D League player in a one on one situation, but in terms of team D I saw some nice stuff from Stat.
I saw communication and rotaion on Defense and help on the board.
now consider when he returns Wallace will possibly be much better and Camby should be more healthy plus Woody is bold enough to sit him if he does not play D then I think Stat will be motivated because it is going to be what keeps him on the floor.
What has me the most excited is getting that pick and roll game back with Felton....I appreciate the 3's falling now...but we can't win for long with shooting 20+ per game.
Stat would give us mid range shots and shots close to the basket which should help even more with 3 pt shooting but would help us not be totally reliant on them.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
Agreed and his unit will be good as the starting 5..CAMBY WALLACE STAT PRIGIONI KIDD...
or JR Smith for KIDD
Lets hope amare plays defense, but heres the thing.
Amare does not need to be a great defender. just good. We still have tyson holding his own in the middle. but amare needs to get into all those hustle plays and scrambles for the ball, which i have never seen. So i personally dont know if amare can or cant play defense we just know that he doesnt.
Hopefully he is watching the knicks playing now and learning that party time on the defensive end just wont fly anymore..
i'd be happy enough if he stops dribbling into traffic and turning the ball over...guaranteed.. our turnovers will increase when he is on the floor....play him off the bench with prigioni
You get a guy like Sheed in his ear, who still can show him how to do it, can only be positive.
Stat will start. I heard Woody on 98.7 yesterday while i was stuck in jersey city. He said he doesnt believe a starting job should be lost due to injury. i agree, Stat worked hard ths offseason and deserves a chance to start when he comes back. If it dont work after a couple games Woody will use him off the bench its simple. He wont be shy.
All that hard work that Stat put in can be flushed down the toilet. Hes gonna have to re work himself back into shape again. I dont wanna see him get more then 20 minutes a game off the bench. Anymore then 20 minutes for Stat and we'll be giving up more then 100 points a game
we need some who can score more than 20+ besides Melo
others are 3pt shooters n JR wont be shooting ~20 each game.
i wana see P&R felton stat and kidd stat.
We need his offensive game, but with his lack of any defensive abilities I'm afraid we'll score additional 20 points with him in the lineup but still allow 25...