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Thread: Knicks V Spurs - Thu, Jan 3 @ 7:30.

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    Melo will find amare and get him going. I'd rather melo average 25 then 30 if it help stat get close to 20 and boost his assist numbers because in order to achieve this mvp campaign he is on he has to get more dimes

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    Thumbs up 10 more strategic games like this .. ECF here we come

    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Nice observation. STAT was actually setting screens this game and not just slipping off of the defender.

    And he had a quiet game but Camby was huge for us blocking shots, rebounding, boxing out, and making delicious passes. The rotations have been much improved this game. Good adjustment by Woody.

    Woody put one over on me .. giving decent minutes to a 10+ Man rotation, plus pushing da ball in the 2nd half on an oponent playing their 4th game in 5 days ..
    100 - 83 Knicks WIN

    Tyson & Camby gellin in a lineup annnnd Melo & Stat workin off each other in a lineup .. what more could u ask for .. Pablo steppin up a level as a pass-first PG, JR acceptin the role as a backcourt SG gellin with rookie PG-Pablo .. Brewer & Copeland defense givin players rest .. and Novak's 3-ball shooting taking advantage of Melo, Stat, and Tyson being double-team.
    Team-Chemistry thanx to Jason Kidd .. we needed that to overcome coach Pop system...

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    Agree with Woody lol. Thanks god for that D

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    Great game by everyone. I thought Pablo and Camby made a difference. Thanks god Felton was on the bench. I am not saing Pablo is a better point guard but i will say that he is a lot smarter.
    Does not take stupid contested shots, moves the ball, finds an open man, plays D at all times, nothing crazy, just doing what a good point guard should be doing. But i will add, that we need Felton, the one that showed up in Miami. I know he cant play at that level every game, but as long as he plays smart, it will be good enough. Hopefully he has time to think and stays in shape till he comes back.
    With him playing smart, Stat getting in game shape and Shump coming back, we should be in the eastern conf. final at least.
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    Watched the game last night and was truly happy with the all around performance. Pablo did great running the point without any turnovers which was MAJOR for him, especially since he hasn't been looking very good lately. Felton is down and Kidd looks like he needs a rest as his shooting is suffering.

    That JR dunk was no joke, the highlight of the game. Novak finally knocking down those shots. I think it has alot to do with Stat being back, as he got alot more open shots this game, eventhough he been missing even the open ones lately. I have confidence in him and think it will start raining threes from now on.

    Defense was way better, they locked the inside down. Even when someone got through they got hammered, which is what i believe it should always happen.

    Final Note: Spurs missed alot of open threes, it was not just the defense. We got alot to improve on still, if they weren't tired and those threes went down we probably would have been a tight game.

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    JR Smith has become the best shooting guard in the East. Great defense last night, we need to keep it up and get that #1 spot back. I thought Stat looked decent, i actually noticed at times he did a much better job of positioning himself on defense. This is undeniably the GOAT Knicks team

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    Yeah Stats defense was probably the best thing I took from last night's game. If he can keep that up and let his offense come around... its gonna get ugly for the rest of the league

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    Keep up the intensity Bockers, play hard, have fun, and stay focus. Do this all the way thru the season and yall will get all the rest you want.... while reclining back relaxing on that float as it cruises through the Canyon of Heroes.

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    At what point do we Start JR Smith?

    I mean, yeah, its great having him come of the bench, but its not like he can't play with Melo. He's shown that he a willing passer and plays well with Carmelo whenever hes on.

    Especially with Felton out and Kidd playing the point. I don't see much of a reason not to start him.

    Is it much of a coincidence that we fall behind at the start of games, but when JR comes in and starts getting more and more minutes we make huge come backs?

    Also its not like we have him locked down under team control. Star 6th men rarely ever stay with their teams. They move to teams that will start them. If we wanna keep him we should start him.

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    Originally Posted by Forrest17
    At what point do we Start JR Smith?

    I mean, yeah, its great having him come of the bench, but its not like he can't play with Melo. He's shown that he a willing passer and plays well with Carmelo whenever hes on.

    Especially with Felton out and Kidd playing the point. I don't see much of a reason not to start him.

    Is it much of a coincidence that we fall behind at the start of games, but when JR comes in and starts getting more and more minutes we make huge come backs?

    Also its not like we have him locked down under team control. Star 6th men rarely ever stay with their teams. They move to teams that will start them. If we wanna keep him we should start him.
    Great post,

    I`ve been thinking the same thing lately. Before the season started I would have said not to start him because he was too erratic, making bad shot choices, taking too many shots etc. All the things that many others on this board would have agreed with. But, this season JR has really matured. His talent and ability has never been in doubt but this year he has added maturity and a whole new team ethic. He is making better decisions about his shots, he is getting his team mates involved and is defending pretty well. I may be wrong but I think it`s the first time in his career that he has really done all those things.

    If Woodson is going to go with the tandem of Camby and Chandler starting then I think that JR should also start. The starting five against the Spurs last night was great for defending the paint and rebounding but it gave us very few scoring options. Inserting JR into the starting five would give us a massive scoring boost.

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    ^ I respectfully disagree with both posts.

    Yes JR has the quality to start there is no doubt about it. However he will not be starting when Shumpert returns, and he is having an incredible season as the 6th man. Why bring him into the starting 5 now and risk disrupting the way the team and JR plays only to have him return to that role within the month?

    Hopefully over the long haul JR will realize this is the best role for him. I really don't think it matters whether he starts or not, for him as a player. He still plays 30+ minutes a night and will probably continue to play at least 28 even with Shumpert back. He closes games for us.

    I get that our offense is poor with the starting 5 but I believe in these coaches who try to keep players in their roles where possible.

    Also from all the talk around the locker-room and the stuff Breen and Clyde say, I really hope JR will embrace the 6th man role.

    Yeah a lot of 6th men move on to start and a lot of them fail in those roles. Crawford and JR are definitely starting calibre players it just makes much more sense for them and their teams for them to provide high quality offense within the second unit.

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    Hard to disagree with Forrest17 about JR. We all know that he wants to start, he deserves to start and we will have more offensive options right from the get go.
    I raised this question before, why Ronny Brewer is in the starting lineup?
    I know, his shooting has improved last couple of games, but JR starting instead of Brewer makes a lot more sense IMO.

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    How many times this has to be told? It's not about Smith can't play near Melo, he can, we see it.
    Defense wins title. You have to start with defender, and you have to have scorer in 2nd unit.
    Mavs did it and won title, don't mess chemistry. Stevenson was starter SG, and Terry was coming from bench.

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    ^ same reason OKC plays Sefalosha as the starter ahead of Harden/KMart.

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    Kidd compares Knicks to those Mavs.
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    Knicks are deeper than those Mavs, agree, but don't forget it was 1st season for Wade-James-Bosh, and now they're deeper then before too (Allen+Lewis from bench).

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