If the Knicks get to ten games over .500 in games played without him
... 5 games over .500 in games played without him
... get to .500 in games played without him
No matter how much they win or lose they're already better.
Just coincidence/bad luck that its happened for the 4th time in his career, should change his #to 13
Pfft you know nothing about basketball, he is and always will be Starbury so **** all you haters.
The question should be had Isiah never traded for Zach Randolph, how much better would the knicks be this year?
About the money-i personally think steph is deff over payed. like nyknicks126 said-the top 2 pg's in the nba aren't making that much. He deserves a big contract-but not a monster one.
He is overpayed but Id rather see him gettin overpaid then alot of other players in the league. Hes doin the right thing with the money. How many other athletes can say that they sell their shoes for $15 so that kids without money can afford them? Hes got a big heart on and off the court. Hes also had alot of bad luck this year.
I dont know how Marbury can be called selfish on the court.
In 74 games played last year he took 952 shots.
In 1999-00 when playin for the Nets he also played 74 games and took 1317 shots.
1317-952=365 less shots
Shots per game
99-00: 17.8 field goals attempted per game
06-07: 12.9 field goals attempted per game
Almost 5 less shots but hes still selfish on the court?
His assist are down too but 2 of his teammates finally started to shoot better this month before he got injured.
true. Him and ben wallace are showin mad class and showin that they actually care.
And yeah, his dad died-i dont know how he could even think about basketball even now. And with the whole flying home and leaving the team thing was just stupid and should have never happened. Isiah is a dumbass-its the beginning of the year, why would he even think about benching a top point gaurd-coming off of a devastating loss to phoenix-and right before playing the nets in NJ??
- Q-Rich sucks
- Crawfords slow start
- Nate not gettin minutes earlier in the season
- Balkmans finally playin now
- Acquisition of Z-Bo
- Z-Bo effecting Currys overall play
- Isiah blaming fans
- Isiahs questionable starting lineups and rotations
- Isiah Thomas
And then theres factors that have effected marbury:
- losing his aunt
- Being removed from starting lineup while Crawford wasnt
- Fathers death
Its hard to point the finger at anyone besides Isiah. No one has had a fair chance but it looks like things are finally turning around. Im still not convinced but Im not rooting against them, if they can somehow continue to win and make the playoffs Ill be happy. Id rather see them show pride and play hard then intentionally lose games to get a higher draft pick.
Good job of holdin it down while I was gone. He was stupid not only for benching Marbury but for benching Marbury instead of Crawford. At that point Crawford was playing far worse then any other starting shooting guard in the league.
Marbury vs Crawford, November
Marbury-14.2ppg, 5.3apg, 41.3fg%, 42.1 3P%, 33.6mpg
Crawford-17.1ppg, 4.3apg, 41fg%, 30.1 3P%, 38.7mpg
Marbury took 155 shots-->11.1fga
Crawford took 222 shots-->14.8fga
Field goal attempt included to once again show that Marbury is not selfish.
Look at the difference in 3P%, Marbury was shooting 12% better. Why was Marbury benched and Crawford allowed to continue his starting job?
Would this make the haters upset if they were on a high school basketball and their coach did this to them?
Lets remember some key factors involved:
- Marbury proved he can still score efficiently last season
- Crawfords 3p shooting is 30.1%
- Isiah wants to run offense through Z-Bo, Crawford, and Eddy
- Marbury listened, taking 11.1 shots per game
- Marbury wasnt playin best defense, but better then Crawford, Nate, Jones, Collins, any other guard on the team
This doesnt add up to me, Isiah obviously has something against Marbury and is going out of his way to be an ******* to him.
yeah people really gotta get that imaginary picture outta their head that marbury is a selfish player. You proved it wit those stats. Why do the haters hate???
My only knock on Marbury is that hes not a vocal leader. I think hes a leader on the court but not in the locker room. At the same time, who said the point guard has to be the leader? Theres alot of teams that have leaders at other positions besides pg:
Pistons-Take your pick
I dont think the knicks losing can be blamed on Marburys presence and the KNicks winning can be blamed on Marburys absence.