For those of you that thought Marbury wasn't what the Knicks needed from the beginning, you were right. He's talented but if you watch him, he clearly looks for his shot first which is one of the contributing reasons why we are losing. You don't need to take the ball all the way to the perimeter just to pass to the two guard. Yes he can score but scoring aint for point guards. We need changes starting with the most tradable asset in our starting line up, Jamal Crawford. Don't get gassed off of one good game by Crawford. He's flaky and Thomas had no idea of how to work this line up.
Remember that I wrote this because the Knicks wont consistently win until they do this. BENCH CRAWFORD! Start Balkman! Play around with the line up. Jeffries can play four positions, so far, he's one of the best players on the team hustle and defense wise. There have to be at least four teams that need guards. Lets ship a few of ours out.
We could trade him.
Crawford is playing well, which is why now is a perfect time to put him on the trading block. If Thomas could find a way to bring in Artest and keep Lee, Balkman and Jeffries, we would have what we need defensively. It sounds like a stretch but I can see Crawford/Robinson or Crawford/Collins for Artest. Look past this one good game. Crawford and Marbury together WILL FAIL. One must go.
however one might spin the knicks situation...with Marbury on this team...they won't make the playoffs. Knicks must cut him...I don't care if he goes to Boston...If he does he'll just bring them down...
Ask yourself when you ever saw Marbury drive get people up and pass off for an easy dunk or layup! He is a "head-down" drive-drive-to-the-basket PG... just cut him and let him snitch!
J. Crawford PG
Q. Richardson SG
R. Balkman SF
Z. Ranloph PF
E. Curry C
Thats somethin i say all the time, give credit where credit is due, and I gave Crawford his props last night. He played great in the 2nd half but hes gotta be the most inconsistent sg in the league. Look at his shooting percentages and his turnovers. If he could ever learn when to shoot and when not too shoot, itd be worth keepin him. I think they should try to trade him along with Curry cuz these guys dont play any defense. Ignorant fans would say that Curry had 2 blocks last night, but theres alot more to defense then gettin 2 blocks. Theres players who are statisticly great defenders and then theres guys who dont get the statistics but are still better defenders, and the one of the best examples would be Kurt thomas. You dont see his name under the block statistics. Who did the best job on Duncan in the playoffs last year, better then Marcus Camby? Kurt Thomas (Come back and save us!!!)
Marbury was havin a great 1st half, scorin, reboundin, and settin up other players for open looks. I thought he was on his way to having his best game of the season, I hope he comes back for Sundays game and shows the haters that hes still if not the best the 2nd best player on this team. Only Z-Bo might be better then Starbury. Fans who watch the knicks enough and who dont hate on Marbury cuz hes from Brooklyn know that this team would have no chance of making the playoffs without him. I still think, with it bein early in the season, if the Knicks play the way we know they can, they can easily make the playoffs and put up a good fight in the 1st round.
Crawford is so ass...I can't honestly believe want him to run the show @ PG...
Crawford is ranked 96 out of 101 players in points per shot
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He's just ass and needs to go.
We beat a Bucks team that played at their worse...there is no reason to put the blame on Marbury. What have won with Crawford? A game winning shot, then followed by a losing streak?
Christ, I really don't think you guys will never learn. Even at the lowest point of Knicks history, you guys still believe guys like Crawford are capable of doing the job.