I love Nate too. I agree with all of you in that he brings great energy to the team when hes on the court. But for you to bash the other guards on the team when comparing them to Nate is crazy. Nate, and this is very disappointing to say considering his height, is not a very good ballhandler. He's just not. Maybe its because his hands are too small, but its one of the reasons hes not a good PG. YOu guys are clamoring for him to run the team, thats nonsense. On top of all that, for a guy thats a former Db in football, why doesnt he play "D"? He should be like Muggy Bogues and terrorize guys who put it on the floor.
Hes got a pretty good shot from 3 pt. range and hes good for about one amazing athletic play per game, but hes not consistent. I have liked what ive seen from him this summer though. He does look like hes interested in getting his teamates the ball more often which is encouraging. No matter how talented he is, a 5'8" guy can NOT take over games by himself on a consistent basis. Maybe hes finally learning that.
man i love nate, its just that sometimes he gets out of control, he is a scoring machine, he is perfect for the knicks when they down double digits, and he plays his heart out, u cant knock em for dat
For the second straight night the Knicks impressed with a very solid victory. So far I like the patience on the low block by Randolph Morris. He doesn't force anything and has a nice touch 8 to 10 feet away.
Renaldo Balkman is just showing people why he is one of the players to watch coming into this season.
Wilson Chandler could be a gem for the Knicks if his offensive game is for real. This guy is tough to guard from anywhere on the floor. Unfotunately, he'll mostly watch from the bench with Q, Jeffries and Balkman ahead of him on the depth chart.
Demetris Nichols is currently shooting %40 from 3pt range. I think he is playing up to the scouts expectations thus far. Nice quick release.
I disagree with people who feel that Nate doesn't have a good handle. He is extremely quick and as far as i've seen, he doesn't ge the ball stolen from him unless he is trying to make a bad or difficult pass.
Also, I hear that Q is feeling great and will be %100 by the start of training camp. I've said in previous threads that a healthy Q is more than sufficient to hold doen the SF position. Remember, he was one of the best defenders last season.
Curry - Interior Bad Ass
Randolph - Interior Bad Ass with a 10 foot jumper and rebounder
Richardson - Great D, boards and offensive weapon from inside and out
Crawford - Streak shooter, superb ball handler, good passer and clutch performer
Marbury - Top 10 PG in the league... nuff said
Nate has problems handling the ball. Perhaps part of the problem is because he is out of control at times. If hes playing too fast - and then trying to find a team mate in the paint - it will be a turnover. Or sometimes, he goes too fast and then doesn't make the right decision.
Again he does look better this summer. We'll see if he keeps it up during the regular season.
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YEARITEHERE... good looks on the link... you gonna post tonight's game?
My homeboy Ali Berdiel has game, so I'm hoping he gets more minutes in the remaining summer league matchups.
Marco Belinelli will be 2008 ROY and 3point champ, watchout for this kid, hes an Italian Reggie Miller!!!
What you think of Jose Juan Barea? He's looked like the best player in summer league. He's fast, plays like Nash(penatrating, dishing), he's confident in his long range shot. I'm mad that Dallas has him. Barea would be an awesome back up for this team and PG of the future.
Belinelli is a beast.
As for Balkman, he'll probably be the only guy to play defense in the Sophmore-Rookie game, he's that intense. He's putting down the confidence of these lottery picks and I'm loving it. He's a ****ing animal and should start. **** starting Lee at the 3, because Balkman is the best 3 we have.
did u jus say start balkman in front of david lee?? are u mad..are u insane?? david lee can give u 13p and 13 rebounds a game..