Stoudimire is honestly a top 3 big man in the NBA, at worst. Potential to play as the best in the league. Most dynamic scorer at his position and clearly an unstoppable force and an awesome first option to have on offense. His scoring from inside range will make our offense much more efficient. Plus the fact Amare can give you 9-10 rebounds 1-2 blocks a game and hit the mid range J just makes everything sweet.
Randolph is only 20...he's an athletic point forward who can handle the ball, rebound, and block shots. I see him average 14 ppg 9 rebs and 1.8 blk with 2.9 assist
Gallinari, you guys know the deal. I expect him to put up Rashard Lewis type numbers for us plus more...he's a huge threat...and a perfect compliment to Amare.
Turiaf can pass, block shots, defense, rebound and bring energy...a player who plays to win and will bring alot of good energy to the locker room. Glad to have this tough happy son of a bitch on our team.
Azubuike...explosive athlete with long arms, solid defense with 3pt range...excels in the open court...ala the full court fast break D'Antoni offense. Perfect player off the bench.
Walker...one of the best leapers in the NBA, smooth player with a skilled game and a bag of tricks. 3pt range. Potential to be a good defender. Dedicated worker, lost 20 pounds this summer...expect more quickness and agility from an already established slasher. Plays above the rim like no one else. 15 ppg potential...JR Smith type numbers.
Douglas...another guy who can defend and hit the 3...awesome combo guard who can score off the bench or as a starter.
Chandler...Rudy Gay's depressed cousin. He can produce numbers even when playing lathargic. Great post defender, can rebound and slash. Just needs to stay way from the 3pt line and try to play like Marion.
I'm loving this team right now. I really am happy. We have a nice young squad.
I don't want LeBron here...I want us to win a championship without selling our franchise to a scumbag.
Lets rejoyce and be happy we're building a good team.
Thank you Donnie, thank you.
i agree with you, we can surprise many in the league and possibly put up 50 wins Amar'e is probably the best PF in the league ( bosh is NOT better then this dude ) and Gallo can become a solid #2 option on this team, he had moments last year where he had his against the top players in the NBA( 20 points in 1 quarter vs Melo ) and is showing no signs of his injury he could become a star player just add a quality PG and were set pretty much we finally have D coming off the bench at C with turiaf and jordan. Randolph can become a lee( when you give him minutes like lee got his numbers are similar) we could have a very solid squad if it stays like this. but something tells me were not done this offseason yet
We're a good team? No we're not.
i'm happy with the team and it is a playoff bound team... but beating miami... idk maybe next year when we're back in the FA race with 30 mill under the cap!
If we do suck big time then hey.... we still have tons of cap for next year to pick up another star. Like I said before all win win in my book.
LOL... GOOD TEAM? TOP 3 BIG MAN? Can beat Miami? Whats your definition of good team? better than the clippers, if so then yes we are a good team... Top 3 Big Man... Really son? so there are only 2 other big men in the NBA who you would rank above Amare? Well I'll just name a few big men over 6'10 not going to mention a position, since yha just eluded to big men....
Now there are some people in that list that he is equal to in talent, but superior than any1 in that list... I dont think so.
The knicks will continue to be the same team, because they have the same mentality and thats because they have the same coach. and damn i'm tired of hearing people continuing to talk about this system that D'antoni has. for 2 years that so called system has had the knicks win 33 games. When exactly is it time for us to say the system is flawed. When does it become time to say that the coach is not as good as his resume showed?
Fire the coach, then I believe the Knicks can begin the process of becoming a decent team, who can become good.
Metrotard does it again. We might lose by 75 to the Heat this year. STAT and a cast of misfits does not a team make. Do you really watch basketball or just talk about it for fun????
I can't wait for Danilo Gallinari to open the eyes of his unbelievers next year. And I am super curious to see how Randolph plays. There's this one game of his against Utah when he was a rookie. And he did EVERY ****ING THING. But he has those games once in a blue moon. If only D'ant could harness his raw talent.
All I know is that we are much improved from the past 5 years. Sorry I feel we have a legit chance to make the playoffs because teams like Toronto, Cleveland and others just didn't make moves and we actually got a true star and have an explosive team. Look at OKC. Young explosive talent with a star. Sure those guys are much better then what we have, but with the East starting to get thin in terms of talent spread out we have chance to make the playoffs.
That is good for me at this point in time. Starting over means we don't see the playoffs for another 3-5 years. I can't have that. As it was we weren't on national tv at all. With Amare we will get more exposure. These are great things for a franchise that needs to rebuild. About the coach. Let's see what he can do with a true star and some decent talent around him. I think being in the hunt for the playoffs is a big step making them I would be over the moon.
good post, i feel same way about team, but not so sure about beating Miami.
we'll see how NYK squad pans out come opening day.... who will be our true PG?