I just heard Al Trawig say the Knicks play for four quarters, lol wow
This is exactly why Hill and Douglas get 12 minutes each night. We aint winning anyway. I don't care how good anyone is playing. I would rather lose getting the kid work, than almost win getting the 1-year vets their stats (so they can leave).
Give me Iverson if that is the approach. Just cut N8, Hughes or Duhon and get me Iverson.
Damn, it's pathetic when we can look to fellow donkey-franchises and WISH our management had the instincts and wherewithall to even approximate them.
Man, LeBron & Co. doesn't need to inflate their #s with D'Ant, the man will only move for a sure-thing championships.
The *only* thing I can think of....Walsh is employing some jedi mind trick business and thinks we can get Rubio/Flynn/Harris/Wall/etc. in the OS, keeping in mind teams like Minn and NJ already have a glut of young, quality PGs.
Even then...we need a PG in our system THIS year to flex our muscles some.....
This old man realized our future depended on the last 2 lottery picks (even more so than recruting free agents) and he passed on a 7-foot big man, a reliable scoring machine in Gordon, and then followed that up by not even being prepared.... Passing on the #1 recruit from the 2008 High School class? He was the top ranked player in his class, and we don't even both to do our homework?
This sort of lackidaisical approach is what irks me to the hilt.
We take a kid with back problems, then another kid who barely played hoops (a 1 year wonder). Neither were highly touted or ranked, not like a Gordon, Lopez or BJ.
I understand the Gallo pick. He has potential (although he may never live up to it). I even understand the Hill selection (he has offensive skills). Both are big bodies, so if you miss at least miss with height.
I just cannot accept being told you were unprepared. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THEN? You had all year.
Just like now.... you have all year to make sure you hit with your 2nd round selecitons.... People do that you know!
This is why Hill and Gallo need to play. They're our only hope to recruit a Lebron. It was even reported today Lebron has a confident following Gall this year closely.
Just think how funny it is now how we were told this team needed to win 40 games, make the playoffs, if they wanted to SHOW SOMEBODY SOMETHING. How quickly that goal was scratched right? Don;t hear much about those aims now.
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It is just torture to see Flynn, Jennings, Lawson playing so great so far. They look so polish, mature, NBA ready players. Gallinari/Hill are not in their class yet and its killing me and all of us. Douglas lately has been reminding me of Frank Williams and Mardy Collins. Remember those two? When God, when are the Knicks gonna have a solid draft pick, when? I just can't take this anymore people. We are curse! We trade for McDyess and breaks his leg the first time he wears our uniform. We draft Galllinari and first game he plays he ****s his back up.
If we had a strategy (NBA) headcoach (offense/defense) the young and veteran players would look decent.
Headcoaches that experiment 2-seasons in a row during the regular season is something the Knick-Fans had to endure throughout this past decade.
We are simular to the Denver Nuggets team inwhich headcoach Dantoni got FIRED.....he was not equiped with the tools, equipment, or experience to lead a rebuilding-developing team. And by the Phoenix Suns selling all their first round & second round picks throughout the Dantoni era the experience is still missing.
Let's not forget that the heinous 3 Du chucked up (not like there was just one...), after he already showed he was folding like a cheap suit, was following a TO and looked to have been a drawn up play...smh....
This lineup takes inside penetration like an 80 yr old pornstar; it's time to give Darko some quality minutes over a good stretch and put Lee where he belongs.
We need to catch lightning in a bottle to "save" the season, insofar as to even pretend that we have the rudiments of what could be a good future.
This means unleashing Gallo, giving defense and Darko a shot while playing Lee where he belongs, and not shaming our franchise further by supergluing Hill to the bench while we watch other teams' young PGs trample us.