Nate would of been a better signing indeed. We're not a very fast team in terms of speed, Nate would of helped us out on the fast break more than JR can.When we drafted Tim Hardaway Jr., and resign Prigioni, there was no room on the team for JR.smith. Our next move shouldve been signing PG-Nate Robinson to challenge Felton for minutes this season. The postseason games automatically made Prigioni our starter SG in the backcourt with Felton. Shump improvement each season to play 3 position makes him our 6th man off the bench with Nate in the backcourt to give us bench points.
GM Glen Grunwald was to blind to notice these small improvements to the team, so he was DEMOTED.
If we want to change lastseason defensive record to the 10th defensive-team in the league, then we have to change our 48 minute isolation system on offense. No more hanging out on the 3-ball line waiting for the ball, then running down court when Melo or JR miss the shot, and no Knicks competing for the offensive-rebound. When u make ur oponent use 2 to 3 players to hustle & boxout for their defenisve-rebound it gives us enough time to get back to set up our defense.
Last year we depended on Tyson Chandler to do everything on defense without any PF help..
If it wasnt for Jason Kidd calling defensive-plays in the 4th quarter we would not have won 54 games.
Here's our problem ....
Last year Woodson used 24 different starting lineups, which contributed to some of the breakdowns on D.
And that was Woody decision not injuries.
Center Tyson Chandler, for one, thinks having a set starting five will help. "I think it’s tough to adjust night in and night out, having different bodies in," Chandler said.
We all seen how Woody would shuffle the lineup, taking Ronnie Brewer out of the starter lineup, and getting beat by 20 points in the first quarter. DNP Prigioni to get beat every quarter. Never making Melo play SF, when Sheed, K.Thomas, Amare, or K-Mart was healthy to play PF. Plus never letting Camby be our backup center the entire season.