what's this about comments Rose and Taylor made before the buy out? I don't remember this too well
(maybe)This is too much to read but it gives a Knick-Fan the analysis of Zeke and the Knick Players.
The Highlights are essential.
Want to read your comment on anything that resulted in the Knicks situation today.
The Knicks TRIO Lineup of "Nate, Balkman, and Lee" co-exist together outstandingly vs NBA oponents since early lastseason. Why have this Trio of players been seperated from playing together throughout this entire season?
Watching the Knicks 109-98 LOSS to the Hawks shows Isiah is not a NBA Coach to have for next season. Zeke shows no coaching strategy to build chemistry within these Knick players. He wants out and the players would like that too.
There was no reason at all in the Hawks game that Coach Isiah Starting-5 Players should've been "Nate, Crawford, Balkman, Lee, and Zach".
If they would'nt have got it right in the first quarter I'm sure they would have in the third quarter vs the Hawks Roster.
The playingtime given to the "Tazman Balkman" whom have the Raw talent of becomming a decent Point-Foward in the league is being showcase by Zeke for trading him on draft night or during the offseason (to go in a trade for Marbury ending season contract).
The majority of decent NBA teams have and build their team around three or four co-existing players on the team so the rest of the players on the roster could follow insuit to the Plan & Strategy given to these three or four players co-existing style. However....
On this Knick Team if three or four players have great chemistry together and they are not apart of Isiah Thomas Pet Players they will not get playingtime together no matter how well they play together.
The Knicks best four players that co-existed well on the court using a help-defense and help-offense through hustling effort were lastseason 2nd Unit of players "PG-Nate, SG-Crawford, SF-Balkman, PF-Lee,".
The Knicks Coach and coaching-staff went and stripped the best co-existing four-man lineup up (Lastseason) to give all of Crawford & Lee playingtime to helping the Poor co-existing Performance of "Marbury, Jefferies, and Curry" Trio lineup that needed so much help in every area of Team-Offense and Team-Defense.
And Knick-Fans wondered WHY Lee & Crawford accidently caught season injuries at the beginning of midseason last year. Let's just say they did not agree with the complete benching of Nate & Balkman before their injuries.
What did Isiah Thomas do so that SG-Crawford & PF-Lee dont catch another so-call accident season injury in the 2007-8 season? which they probably got the idea from SF-Q.Richardson early season injury (when Zeke first added Jefferies into the rotation for 30 mpg).
Zeke drafted SF-Wilson Chandler, and traded for SG-Fred Jones & PF-Zach Randolph. Zeke actions in the 2007 offseason was not to build and Train the players he had from lastseason during the offseason at a gym, but to replace certain players at the SG, SF, and PF whom came down with season injuries but stated that they would be well if the Knicks made the playoffs. LOL!
I guess Zeke had to prove to his "REBELLING" players that he was the BOSS by his offseason transactions of getting replacements.
Recall Francis dissaperance for two months last season.
the long losing-streak after Isiah was given an extension on his contract. Plus the comments that Jalen Rose and Mo Taylor made before the BUY-OUT to shut them up about the Knick Organization while under investigation for the FIRING of Coach Larry Brown without pay.
The only thing thats going to save Knicksonline.com is the Knicks start making the right moves this off-season and fire Isiah (maby after the draft haha) Hireing a real GM/Team President then a Coach and try to resign Lee and Nate all while trying to trim the Fat off our roster ( Curry,James,Randolph ) and then try and get rid of the rest of our Junk and Pray for enough cap space and cash to sign L.B.J. in a few years! Those things and the fact that no matter how bad the Knicks are there will be plenty of true ( angry ) fans that will feene for Knicks info and topic discusion
After the Loss to the Hawks, the Knicks could not wait to lose to the Indiana Pacers 110-98. Letting Granger & Dunleavy score at will (Dunleavy getting a career high of 36 points).
The Knicks giving playingtime to their young-players in these remaining games is great but too late, the pro-experience is needed for them but the challenge of lifting the team with their athletic performance is not there because there is no longer any hope for a better challenge (the playoffs). Plus the Team organization is already talking, thinking, and planning on next season, so why risk the chance of getting injured in these remaining games (Marty Collins last season).
So the Knick organization having six athletic young players on their roster and only giving one and a half of the six players playingtime throughout this 2007-8 season should not expect these young players to go all out for the Win risking injury for an organization that is only LOYAL to their sorry high price veteran players.
Jerome James whom hav'nt played one game this season have a better chance of being a Knick next season than any of the six young players.
The Knicks coaching is plain and simple embarrasing and worthless to the Knicks young players in these games.
All of the Knicks young-players are being "SHOWCASE" as trading bait to rid the Knicks of their sorry high price veteran players in a trade.
Which seem to be a bad way of trading players for the Knicks organization. The Knicks are 0-2 in trading their young players. "Ariza for Francis" and "Frye for Zach", the Knicks trading their young athletic players for these 30 mpg veteran players that are without a WINNING Attitude in their 4th quarter performance, or have no experience at being a Team-Player that performance is strictly on making their teammates performance better each game by teamming-up with two or three teammates to score or defend.
The Knicks had 7 different lineups in 4 quarters with their young players in the Pacers game. Which was silly and ridiculous if the coach goal is to form some co-existence and chemistry within the young players on both sides of the court. Especially when in the middle of the second quarter Balkman, Chandler, Jefferies, and Lee really shutdown the Pacers scoring from Granger, Dunleavy, and Murray. But that Knick lineup was never put back on the court in the 2nd half.
Isiah Thomas is coaching for Ping-Pong Balls and the trade of any and all the young-Players...
Plus Isiah ranting about his 6.11 Trio of Curry, Frye, and Jefferies.
Berman question was whom will be the 6th, 7th, and 8th man off the bench? Crawford, Q.Richardson, Jalen, Mo Taylor, Malik, James, Lee, or Rookie Balkman?
Jalen Rose started talking about the Knick organization started something good with Larry Brown and did not give it a chance to form with Taylor backing him up.