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I can't see what Walsh and D'antoni saw in this bum when they signed him.
Did they know that he was this garbage and made this move just to show Stephon Marbury that he could be easily replaced with the worst PG in the NBA?
Why must the Knicks take on every toxic waste of the Chicago Bulls?
First they do the Bulls a favor by taking on Eddy Curry and his ridiculous contract and then they go ahead and sign the Bulls former back up PG and make him their franchise player.
I call him their franchise player because he is loved by Mike D'antoni and the Knicks franchise.
He could probably sleep with D'antoni's wife and would still be put in the starting lineup by D'antoni himself.
The guy could do no wrong in the eyes of Mike D'antoni.
Chris Duhon needs to pack his bags immediately.If I were Knicks GM I would buy out his contract and tell him to stay home.That's how much I want the guy off this team.
Last edited by johnstarky; Feb 09, 2010 at 22:00.
By the way, would anyone else rather see us lose with Douglas at the point as long as we're gonna lose anyhow? Maybe he develops and shows us something, maybe he stinks up the place (can't be worse than Duhon) but either way we learn something, there's nothing left to learn about the putridness of Duhon. Although I still think Hughes and Nate as a backcourt works based on the limited options we have, I'm not huge on Hughes but him and Nate's strengths work well to offset the opposites weaknesses. Hughes can run the team and guard the bigger guard, Nate obviously more of a shooting guard, idk, all I know is Duhon can't shoot, despite numerous reports to make him sound worthy of the captaincy he isn't a very good defender, and he gets a decent amount of assists, but almost any true pg in the league could get as many assists or more easily on this team. Hell someone that can get to the rim and finish (Evans tonight lol) could easily get 5-6 assists a night just on driving til D commits then dishing to David Lee. FML
This game was just as bad as when he played at Milwaukee and had that game wee he passed to Harrington's back when he wasn't even looking at him.
Duhon, Jeffries, and recently Gallo have been an EMBARRISMENT complete utter stupidity on all levels and no hustle or skill is possessed by these players.
Mike D is the head of this circus. Mark Jackson would never allow this atrocious defense. Just think knick fans. Mike D is getting paid 4-6 million for the next 3 years...and he still has no clue why his team is losing.
START DIFFERENT PLAYERS!
NY is 19-32 and we stick with Duhon, because we're told he's the only one who can run D'ant's offense. HEY MIKE, your offense isn't that special anyway. Chucking up a 3 -pointer within 5 seconds of crossing halfcourt and that difficult.
Let the kids play, or let the vets play street ball. Duhon should be benched. We can lose having the offense run like a chicken w/out a head, just as easily as we can lose with Duhon leading the way.
Walsh better pray we land LJ or something.... b/c he'll be forever tainted if he sold the city this crap faith the last 2 years and then fail to deliver. It'll be worse than the IT era.
This is one of the worst losses I can remember. As a Knicks fan, I am embarrassed by the lack of effort, the sloppy play, the just overall horrible.
They had this game, up 12 7 minutes left. And then Tyreke Evans looked like he was running layup drills all over the place.
The hate for Jefferies, though, I believe is misplaced. Say what you want about him, but I feel like the guy does give effort. He's not the best player in the world, but on the defensive end, when he isn't hurt, he plays smart. He doesn't really make stupid plays, and he came in hurt tonight.
The loss falls on Mike D. Nate and Duhon weren't getting the job done, the team was just playing sloppy. Then you throw an injured Jefferies on a guy that has been burning everyone on the floor. Guess what? You have a defensive PG on the team, he wears #23 and his name is Toney Douglas. Nate couldn't stop Evans. Duhon couldn't stop Evans. Jefferies (who you normally get to do this sort of work) was hurt. Put in Douglas. I understand he was cold, but then that's all the more reason to get this guy minutes.
Look, Duhon is not playing well right now. I don't know what that play call was at the end, but Duhon has to make a better play there (and someone has to make a cut, in fairness). Nate is not a true PG, no matter how much some people here want to go down that route. GIVE TONEY DOUGLAS A TRY FOR CHRISTS SAKE! He can't be worse than Duhon's recent play.
As for Gallo, Paul I hear your complaints. He has been embarrassing lately. I think he might be hurt, or it might be the wear of an 82 game season getting to him. Remember, this guy didn't play really at all last year. I don't know what the season is like in Europe, but I bet the NBA is more demanding. It's something that will come with time, his body needs to adjust still. I have faith in Gallo.
Also, people are jumping to conclusions that we will sign Duhon. I really don't think this is the case, and Donnie certainly won't forego signing a max player to get Duhon back. I understand what you guys are saying, that they see him as a franchise player. I don't think that they do. My only explanation is this team (as in those on the roster) might think they have a better chance to win when Duhon runs the point.
I know guys, it's hard to be a fan right now. It seems like Walsh is doing nothing...But we have suffered through worse (Isiah). Isiah made trades just to make trades, we tried that way. If Walsh can't make a move that makes sense, then for goodness sake don't make it. I know, it's a hard pill to swallow, but sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to. Sometimes the best move is to make no move. If we miss out on LeBron and other big free agents, yes that will be ****ty. Yes, it will be another year of suffering. But it will also be a year closer to hopefully rebuilding this team through the draft (if that's what needs to be done).
Sometimes things need to get really bad (or seem really bad) before it gets better. And when they are bad, it seems like it will never end. But we can do it. Look at the Thunder, a team that was in dire straights only a few years ago that made the right picks and now has a team on the rise. It can be done. It will be done. If you are here, on this board, you have an insane dedication that band-wagon jumpers just won't understand. Call me crazy, say I'm drinking the Kool-Aid, but at the end of the day, believe. I know this team can pull out of it, one of these days.
The Walsh era will be worse than IT's if this summer passes and we're left with this crap.
AS FOR CHRIS DUHON.... the dude is shooting under 20 percent in 2010.... and he decides to dribble out the clock and chuck a 3? Not to mention he just misses a 3 prior to that, was also 0-5 on the night from 3.... And he shoots an airball? If that doesn't get you benched, what will?
people complain about gallinari, but the air got sucked out this team when he hurt his elbow.this team is straight ass.
Mike D benching Duhon and then starting him after one decent game is a consistent pattern...watch for it because it will happen. It doesn't matter if Nate or Douglas have amazing games, if Duhon comes off the bench and plays decent, he will start next game. Its sad.
What a pathetic loss. They blow a 15-point 4th quarter lead at home against the freaking Kings. What makes it sad is that I'm not even the least bit surprised. Oh and Jeffries chucking up that 3 in overtime will be in my nightmares tonight.
Dantoni actually played 8 players (Hill 6 minutes in this game) but the game went into an overtime game vs the weak...ss Kings who played 11 players for the win.
It sure would've been nice to see Toney Douglas vs Evans for a few minutes in this game.
The Kings had a rookie inbound the ball at the most crucial moment in regulation which was the deciding factor of a Kings win or overtime. The game went to overtime ............. a rookie inbounding the ball in crunchtime mean the team wants a loss
we lost?? holy ****... i turned the game off with 7mins left, we were up double digits... read where ugly took a late 3 pointer... did he at least hit the rim...
Evans is nice....all i have to say about the game.