I'm on the verge of providing my Red Quarter Pole analysis but before I do I want to say the following:
-At about the 7 game mark I concluded
THIS IS THE BEST KNICK TEAM WE UNDER 40 HAVE EVER SEEN.
I said it to my cousin down in ATL; that we can't argue about how good this team is or what we are capable of because we have NEVER seen this before.
I also want to say there is too much credit to go around, we are the very definition of team.
But first and foremost
THANK YOU COACH WOODSON & GRUNWALD! We appreciate you two.
-Undefeated at home and 17-1 since coach took over
-fielding the defensive player of the year
-having an unstoppable force in our starting line up
-preaching, prioritizing, and excelling at defense
-2 starting PG's who lead the league in AST/TO Ratio
I could go on and on and probably will add the stats that tell our story, but I want to put this out there...
Better than the 90's final teams with Ewing and co.
Better than the gritty 2000's teams with H20, Spree, Camby and co.
ANYONE WANT TO ARGUE THAT YOU'VE SEEN BETTER? NO YOU HAVEN'T.
Our older teams were overachievers and excelled at punishing teams on Defense. With the New NBA here we have a team that can compete legitimately.
*note this is not reactionary as I had this opinion weeks ago. Think about it... when was the last time we had the DPOY? Never.
The top 3pt shooter?
An unstoppable force? Perhaps B. King?
I told my cousin like I'll tell you... we can compete for the EAST.
Yeah Mark Jackson and Ewing, and Starks and all them old dudes were the sh*t, but they were not as good as this team. And understand we still haven't formed Voltron!