If we are going to be a good team Danilo Gallinari is still the key. This team was basically an average or bad Chandler performance away from losing in an awful fashion against both Portland and the Celtics. Can you honestly expect Chandler to keep playing out of his mind like this?? The answer is, you'd be stupid to.
Danilo Gallinari is still the key. We need his 16- 19 ppg. If we got that kind of output from him we wouldn't need Chandler to compensate and we might be 3- 0.
Gallo is still the kind of player we need down the stretch in games. He can make the big three and shoot teams out of the zone. He can also find teammates on forays to the hoop. This man has what we need. He is the starter. When his wrist gets better hopefully he'll snap out of his funk and play like we kno he can.
This combo of Amare next to Gallo on the frontline is boss in the making. It could be very successful. Amare can use Gallo to kick to when he's doubled and Amare can also use Gallo off the pick and roll when G brings the up the court occasionally. Those two could do damage in the p & r if given the opportunity. I envision Gallo running it smartly and effectively.
It's been really frustrating to watch the Knicks struggle w/out his contributions, especially late in the last two games. Everytime Chandler or somebody else fired a brick in the 4th I found myself saying "damn that was Gallo's shot". Cause I kno that when he's right he has THE BEST CHANCE ON OUR TEAM TO KNOCK THEM DOWN! His wrist must really be sore. He just doesn't shoot like this. Trust.
We've watched Chandler go nuts only to end up an L at the close of the last two games. WHAT WE NEED, is Gallo to do what he CAN do and for Chandler to come off the bench and get his 10- 14 ppg while playing the solid D he's known for by us NY fans. This is a WINNING formula combined w what Amare and Felton can do. Anything we get from Fields and Moz is icing.
When he's right, Gallo needs to step it up and compliment Amare like he can.