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    Default Are the Knicks better WITHOUT Gallo?

    Are we better without Gallinari?
    Wilson Chandler back @ his NATURAL position as was Amare...

    Wilson inparticular was a beast.
    Gallo is too streaky and is suited for a bench role at best imo.

    Is Gallo trade bait... would you rather keep him or Chandler IF you had to choose.

    I don't like the urging to vote for Felt, Amare and him BUT not Chandlr who to me is more deserving

    I also don't like the feeling that we force Gallo shots and force his role, and now that I see us without him, it looks more glaring.

    He can contribute, he has size, but his effciency may hinder us, plus consider the CENTER we might be able to replace him with...

    That big is needed more than an inconsistent 3pt shooter


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    lets not get excited now, yeas gallo is streaky, but we are not a better team without him. We may be better with him out of the starting lineup, but gallo is not that bad. It is good to not see that horrid 1-7 or 2-10 from behind the arc....them ****s lead to long rebounds....thats fast break points right thurr

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    lets not get excited now, yeas gallo is streaky, but we are not a better team without him. We may be better with him out of the starting lineup, but gallo is not that bad. It is good to not see that horrid 1-7 or 2-10 from behind the arc....them ****s lead to long rebounds....thats fast break points right thurr
    I think that's what I meant... are we better with Gallo out of the starting line up? And actually I've always preferred Wilsons well rounded game over Gallos' way before this game... I just think its glaringly obvious.

    Like I use to say with D. Lee, sure he has skill, sure we could use him, his size, and limited skill set, but we shouldn't build around him (them) and force feed them because they are not on the level of a Wilson Chandler or other next tier players. They are glorified role players who get gassed by those at the top... the hype!

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    Watching the game last night I knew there was no doubt this thread would be started. NO NO NO we are not a better team without Gallo!!!!

    What all the D'Antonio haters should start realizing is the coach has this team playing very well.....

    Also remember this the first year for Douglas, Chandler and Gallo to play with very smart and talents players in Stat and Felton...

    To put it simply imagine if Landy Fields came up last year...he would never have the success he is having now.....who would have taught him...

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    Watching the game last night I knew there was no doubt this thread would be started. NO NO NO we are not a better team without Gallo!!!!

    What all the D'Antonio haters should start realizing is the coach has this team playing very well.....

    Also remember this the first year for Douglas, Chandler and Gallo to play with very smart and talents players in Stat and Felton...

    To put it simply imagine if Landy Fields came up last year...he would never have the success he is having now.....who would have taught him...
    Why?
    Felt, Dirty Landry Fields, Ill Will, Amare, Turriaf...

    What does Gallo bring to warrant starter minutes that these guys don't? Add Williams and Walker and the we get bench scoring too... so where are you coming from?

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    Gallo deserves to start because we pay D'Antonio millions of dollars to make that decision. Do not get me wrong I like Walker and Williams.

    Someone needs to start and I do see Gallo's game improving. The Indiana game where he drove and took 9 foul shots in the first half is what we need.

    His defense to shut down Durant to 8 points in the 2nd half of the OKC game got us the win....

    Plus look at our record. Remove the first 10 games and we are playing with the top teams. Beating the top teams NO. But I do think a 9 man rotation is the difference against these teams.

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    I have a better question.

    Can Red ever make a thread where he doesn't find fault in the Knicks and have to question it?

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    Originally Posted by Blas
    I have a better question.

    Can Red ever make a thread where he doesn't find fault in the Knicks and have to question it?
    I'm just providing food for thought.
    You don't find it a bit odd that we had our best game since the MDA era without his godson aka "the best shooter ever seen"? Hummmmm.

    We discuss possible trades, lack of size, defense, and depth. We discuss players value, philosophy, etc...

    This game and with our players FINALLY playing their natural positions is relevant even if you don't agree. It could be a blessing in disguise.

    We argued for size and defense (and to not rely so much on offense and the three), we replace Gallo w Turriaf... and bam, the results are speaking. Maybe a few more resounding victories will convince you. Its ok.

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    gallo spreads the floor period.....so he is needed, and his shot is respected around the league, no one leaves him wide open anymore. I just dont think he should be playing 30+ mins. 20-25 mins of gallo is all i need for this season. Until he earns more mins, he deserves travis outlaw mins.

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    Gallo now is upgrading his game by learning how to drive to the basket, but he is learning fast imo.
    when he get his 3pt shot back to normal combined with the drive and 6.11 he is unstopable....
    Let them learn and be better, why are we always hungry to fire people or evaluate a player over a game (good or bad), we are doing good, that what matters....

    Moreover Gallo has heart and intensity, he can drive you crazy with a huge dunk over a big guy or a chest bump after a long 3pt.......

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    Are they better without him? Probably not.

    Is he absolutely necessary to win? Probably not.

    Is he expendable in a trade? Probably.

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    Originally Posted by Red
    Are we better without Gallinari?
    Wilson Chandler back @ his NATURAL position as was Amare...

    Wilson inparticular was a beast.
    Gallo is too streaky and is suited for a bench role at best imo.

    Is Gallo trade bait... would you rather keep him or Chandler IF you had to choose.

    I don't like the urging to vote for Felt, Amare and him BUT not Chandlr who to me is more deserving

    I also don't like the feeling that we force Gallo shots and force his role, and now that I see us without him, it looks more glaring.

    He can contribute, he has size, but his effciency may hinder us, plus consider the CENTER we might be able to replace him with...

    That big is needed more than an inconsistent 3pt shooter

    While I agree with this entire post, I will offer the fact that it was only one game. Danilo is a rotation player, and the threat of is shot gives the Knicks great spacing. Wit that said I could totally see the Knicks being a better team with Gallo being traded for a big man, or coming off the bench as a legitmate scorer or back up to chandler and Turiaf. With Stat at C and Turiaf at PF and Wilson at SF this team is much better defensively and rebounding. Plus Wilson is a superior scorer, so we wouldn't be missing much of Gallo as he was currently our 4th leading scorer anyways.

    That Starting lineup can play D and Get more rebounds then one with Gallo who is 6-10 and averaging 4 rebounds... which is kind of pathetic compared to Fields and Chandler who are averaging 7 and 6 respectively. Fields and Wislon while not amazing three point shooters, still can spread the floor and are excellent cutters. I want to say that we are better without Gallo considering we just beat the best team in the League w/o him as I ave been telling people all along that e is not an impact player, but seeing guys like Walker and Douglas get extended minutes doesn't make me feel so good either.

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    Originally Posted by Red
    Are we better without Gallinari?
    Wilson Chandler back @ his NATURAL position as was Amare...

    Wilson inparticular was a beast.
    Gallo is too streaky and is suited for a bench role at best imo.

    Is Gallo trade bait... would you rather keep him or Chandler IF you had to choose.

    I don't like the urging to vote for Felt, Amare and him BUT not Chandlr who to me is more deserving

    I also don't like the feeling that we force Gallo shots and force his role, and now that I see us without him, it looks more glaring.

    He can contribute, he has size, but his effciency may hinder us, plus consider the CENTER we might be able to replace him with...

    That big is needed more than an inconsistent 3pt shooter

    I think they're a better starting 5 without Gallo. Gallo does add shooting, so he isnt totally useless.

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    For those of you who fail at reading comprehension, do not read posts and just reply, or just fail at watching basketball games:

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    Yet, more people will post, "Its awesome seeing Chandler play his natural SF position again!"

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    I am not sure how many more times this needs to be repeated.

    Now the next point. Conventional line-up?

    Chandler played the 5 at one point in the game, WHAT conventional line-up? We were small ball just like every game. Oh btw:

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    The thing we did different then other games was we ran less P&R in the 1 quarter and went with elbow plays featuring Amare. Other then that, same old same old. We still chucked 27 threes (this is not a complaint its the system we run) and we ran the other team into the floor.

    So guess what, Chandler STILL played outside of his "natural posistion."

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    Originally Posted by Blas
    For those of you who fail at reading comprehension, do not read posts and just reply, or just fail at watching basketball games:

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    Yet, more people will post, "Its awesome seeing Chandler play his natural SF position again!"

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    I am not sure how many more times this needs to be repeated.

    Now the next point. Conventional line-up?

    Chandler played the 5 at one point in the game, WHAT conventional line-up? We were small ball just like every game. Oh btw:

    Wilson Chandler played PF most of the time last night.

    The thing we did different then other games was we ran less P&R in the 1 quarter and went with elbow plays featuring Amare. Other then that, same old same old. We still chucked 27 threes (this is not a complaint its the system we run) and we ran the other team into the floor.

    So guess what, Chandler STILL played outside of his "natural posistion."
    +1 but these Gallo haters will still find a way to argue

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