^ I agree...Nash was the offensive genius that made that team go. They were lucky to have defensive players like Raja bell, the matrix, kurt thomas, q-rich, diaw, and whoever else. Its a damn shame that Stat never had a coach who could team him how to play defense
98-99 Denver: 14-36 .280 - FIRED
03-04 Phoenix: 21-40 .344
08-09 New York: 32-50 .390
09-10 New York: 29-53 .354
10-11 New York: 42-40 .512
Conclusion: Without Nash our genius head coach had ONE!!! season in his career where he actually achieve an above 0.400 record! That's right guys, one season with an above 0.400 record.
And it's not like his teams were bad or something those 2 years in Denver and Phoenix, in Denver he had players like Billups, a prime McDyess, Van Exel, Eric Williams etc.
In Phoenix he had Marbury, Stoudemire, Barbosa, Penny Hardaway, Joe Johnson, Shawn Marion, Brevin Knight etc.
Our coach sucks without Nash and it's a mystery to me why our front office signed him. His record is horrible without Nash!
Wizards Jazz Rockets Celtics.
I know fags hate to see scenario.
But I curious to know why beside Howard trade scenario has his name has not come up in more trade ideas.
Is BD really going to be the savior and revive Stat, Be realistic.
trade the freakin guy already and fire this soft coach MDA
What is wrong with you people?
Last year Stat was A MVP canidate? Now you want to trade him? This is like Patrick Ewing all over again.
It's not just Stat that is playing bad, the WHOLE team is playing bad. It really isn't this hard as some of you are making it out to be. This team DOES NOT HAVE A POINT Guard. It is just that simple. I am not saying Baron Davis will be the savior. I am saying, being a .500 team is pretty good considering there IS NO point guard playing.
I don't think Shumpert has ever played point at any point in his career. He is a rookie and trying to do too much and it will be a learning experiance for the time being. Oh and Mike Bibby sucks, as you can see he is just a temporary fix for THIS YEAR. Accept it!
This is STILL a work in progress. It will be at least 2 more years before the Knicks are contending again. Until then, just enjoy the ride!!!!
This is not rocket science. WORK in Progress just like it was when Walsh stepped in.
PS- Is there any other team in the NBA that doesnt have a PG? Point proven. Were lucky the Knicks have been as good as they been this year thus far.
I am not from the States, was in NY only for a few days, bought a f'n expensive ticket only to see STAT sitting on the bench with foul trouble throughout the Orlando game. However there was his strech in the the fourth during which he was rolling...
... Until Melo got back into the game. I appreciate the effort he obviously put in in the last game. Nevertheless he has to stop trying to win it on his own. It's not going to work. Of course we haven't got a point guard -- which is a huge part of the problem -- but the moment when they passed the rock, Jeffries looked like a decent offense player. Also it is no wonder that Melo is totally banged up. With that kind season and his style of play he is going to be a depleted vulcano come April. On top of that Amare cannot develop any rhythm whatsoever, which brings me directly back to the purpose of the thread. If you trade him you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.
It proves Melo can't play with anyone else (we call this 'basketball'), Melo can't play basketball, he can just shoot and drop buckets for himself.
You have got to be the ****tiest Melo hater on here.
Metro had a real argument, he brought facts.
The others hated Melo because he went 4-38.
Your gonna come in here and say Melo can't play basketball?
Guy please don't call him Melo, call him Mr.Anthony because your obviously a child.
Perhaps Amare disrupted the chemistry Melo had going with the rest of the team. Either way, Stats the reason why we're gonna lose Novak and Smith after this year
Novak + Smith + another player > Stats 3 years, 60 milli he has left after this year