Wow. came home from my men's league game to see the knicks were losing terribly. I know it's early but we should of beaten this team. We actually have the same record as the Miami Heat so i still think this season has lots of hope and time to turn around.
but disappointing losses to philly and the bucks really put us in a bad position. We need to do something drastic and make sure we win these next 2 games! i hope to god that we can pull out a win against d.lee and the warriors or we'll be hearing a lot of **** talkin'.
Last night's game was painful to watch. Once again Gallo has been useless, but we win when he is decent.
I have forever been hopeful for Gallo's development, but I am seeing what appear to be hard-wired limitations. His shooting percentage for threes is actually better than for twos this year. He had an air ball on a three foot shot that he tried to make on the move. He should have taken it all the way to the basket. He has no mid-range game and is not strong enough in the post. He has no fade-away. It appears that he does not practice anything but long range stationary shots.
I have always liked Chandler also, but I am not that happy with his current game though it is certainly better than Gallo's. He averages about 15 shots a game, Gallo about 9. He has had 15 foul shots, Gallo 22. He is not a good three point shooter, yet he throws them up from the outside rather than driving and drawing fouls.
Our team is making a really good player look bad, Amar'e is getting the ball too far from the rim.
Last night the Pacers scored 144 points with 54 of them coming in one quarter. Any team can shoot lights out from time to time. We need some consistency. Is our base line team the team that beat Chicago on the road, or the team that lost to Philly and Milwaukee? That is, if we reach some semblance of "consistency," are we going to be consistently good or consistently bad?
I never like this system, its weak and lacks creativity, and the coach sucks when it comes to defense. The commentors were even wondering why Stat was around the perimeter...instead of around the paint. I'm sure some of you heard them say "why are they shooting so many Jumpers". Wilson is still coming off the bench, Gallo is still a fake starter taking up space and playing like a 5 year old. The coach system consist of too many jumpshots with players who aren't even consistant jump shooters (WTF!!). Why can't he play these guys to their strengh and stop forcing them to shoot beyound the 3? Anyone who knows B-Ball can see this guys weak coaching. I saw him scream on T. Douglas and Wilson at least 3 times...but didn't say **** to Gallo! You see how this is hurting the team?! He is destroying this ball club with his choice in players on the floor, keeping Gallo in the game, and I know he is holding up the Mello trade. At least he'll get a real shooter for his wack parimeter game plan. I can't believe this organisation is allowing this team to play like this. insane...
Offense in hoops is not like offense in football. You need a good ground game(inside game) to aid in making your passing attack(outside game) effective. The board was pissed when Barkley stated Amare wasn't doing enough, but Chuck was right. Four boards last night???? D.Lee averaged a double-double last season. So how are we a better team???