1) Lee earned, case closed, should have signed longer than a year, stock
went, way up, bad call for Walsh.
2) Chandler earned for this team, case closed, decent age, a keeper, hard to
see a real star though.
3) Gallo, good yes, best shooter, no way, he has some terrible nights, but
never benched or not start when he goes 0-7. 2 point game is nothing
special. Ball handling is poor, please, do not dribble and try to show your
skills at the arc.
4) Duhon, help me here, arguably the worst point guard in the entire
NBA this season, yet has never missed a start this year. Rarely under 30
minutes, except if he is hurt, then maybe 28.
Go 0-10, 0-12, no problem, no way D' Antonio drops this guy under 34
minutes a game his season. Never crack 10 ppg in his career.
Assist, pretty poor, defense, steals, just terrible. So how does someone
like this play and start every game of the year?
Here is what happened:
Curry worked hard, really dropped the weight, deserved a true test on
the court, Harrington, Hughes, and Robinson, just a mistake, gesture, bad
couple of shots, a single pass, comment and bench them for a month, or
shave their minutes by a month. It is so obvious. They know the rookies
have nothing to offer that will but give the
Knicks a win.
These guys agree that this is coaching chaos, which it is, let's admit it
it's over. I'm out, I can't hear from DA, that one guy isn't making his
shots so he his not playing until he improves, then watch Duhon play half
the year with maybe 5 good games so far and 9 ppg average and some
poor court vision.
Your watching Curry, Robinson, Harrington and Hughes take D'Antonio down a few levels, no he won't get fired, but here is how it will play, players are not going to want to play with this crap and watch someone with such poor production as Duhon night after night. Sure, he is a nice guy, admits he is struggling, but you gave him every single game this year?
These guys are playing next year or have enough years in the league that finding work is not going to be an issue nor is retirement with 400 players in the league. The NBA is tight, this coaches reputation just went down like the stock market 16 months ago. D'Antonio has destroyed the teams chemistry on a stage bigger than Phoenix, (it is a shame, for it started to click, before the Robinson ordeal). Superstars? I don't think you will get players the caliber of Lee or even Chandler who are going to mess with this crap, this guy is not bringing one players game up, Lee is working purely by himself.
With another approximately 45 games to go, these guys will sit on the bench and earn 10-70K a night and rest those knee's, keep the miles down, to soak out a few more years in the league. You need "career years" from a few players, team chemistry, and luck to go deep. You got a career year from Lee, sorry coach, you flushed the team chemistry and luck right when you started winning and got ****y with power. These Veterans are going to take this franchise down for 2010, just watch. Equal money, a player wants to play for his pay, not watch a team be treated like 3rd graders and see the coaches pet play the whole year.
A month for Robinson, foolish. Hughes pulls you out the start of December, gets hurt, you DNP him after 20 minutes and pull him out of the starting rotation, not the way the NBA works after an injury return. These guys are going to rest up for next season, Lee and Chandler are going to burn themselves out.
Just my opinion, I may be wrong, maybe some see Duhon develop his game in some aspect?