Bynum out for Philly, Marion for Dallas.. could we ask for more...?
I smell 4-0 coming up.
Marion is their best defender, they have nobody else who can defend Melo, now Melo can score 30+.
Knicks make statement #4 with this win... 112-89 (Mayo's #'s 19pts-4ass-5reb)...book it
Jae Crowder should be getting the start in place of Marion. Comparisons have been made to Artest. I can't see him chasing around Melo. Rookie calls all night. I think our frontcourt lineup with Brewer-Melo up front, it's a mismatch either way, someone will drive by Brand each time up the floor. So it's going to be Collison-Felton, Kidd-Crowder, Mayo-Brewer defensively.
Wild card is Carlisle, but it's early in the season and he's still getting a feel for what he's got. Though, he's the first to slow down Lillard with traps. If it's a close game late, Knicks will win.
They knocked off Lakers without Dirk I don't think they are intimidated by us
If we go into this thinking because Marion is out then we got this game then it will be our first loss
That said...we beat Miami at full strength Marion should not have mattered that much anyways
I mean we beat them with Dirk and the rest of their roster last year w Dantoni "coaching"
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
Granger out for IND 3 months .. we're gonna be playing them 3 times within that period... good news for the East.