...really sucks right now.
These are problems you CAN'T FIX.
Felton has always been a bad defender.
Melo and Smith don't play defense as tight as they should they sag off a lot.
Novak will always be a liability.
Shumpert and Chandler are not the A level defenders they were last year.
Camby is good.
White is useless.
Amare Stoudimire, the D is silent.
Mike Woodson, the D is also silent; has no concept of defense and performance of the Knicks have shown Mike hasn't put this team through enough practice and repetition on defending the pick and roll. Look at how the Pacers and Bulls play, then look at how the Knicks play. Big difference in preparation. We get by just based on pure talent, not actually applying what was practice. Woodson sucks, he's 55-27 in the last 87 games; but don't expect that kind of success in the playoffs. I guess we'll settle for being a fringe team for 3 years until Chandler is old, Felton goes Eddy Curry mode and gain 50 pounds, Kidd, Camby, Martin and Prigioni are in retirement homes, JR Smith gets caught with an O of weed and some mollies, James White starts a dunking camp in Guyana, Amare becomes a handicapped fashion model and Melo arrives at his the end of his prime at 33 years old.
This team is fragile, weak and soft. I noticed these things in the first twenty games, but we're deep into the season and it's almost over. The verdict is out. Knicks just can't play defense or stay healthy.