The fickleness of fans on this board is absolutely disgusting. But it's a message board, what should I expect?
Kiyaman makes a "point" (if you could call it that) that we are a few losses away from being (edit) under .500. Great. We are also a few wins away from being well over .500, what's your point?
Again, many on this board predicted this team would not make the playoffs, or, if they did, make the 8 seed. Right now we appear destined to OVER-achieve on that prediction.
The problem is, quite simply, there are four teams in the East we are not more talented than: Miami, Orlando, Boston and Chicago. Those teams are the elite 4 in the conference, each one is a threat to win the NBA Title. Right now, we do not have the talent to beat them, end of story. So what's the point? Fire D'Antoni, make a 5 seed at best and STILL not have home court advantage likely in any round of the playoffs? What exactly does firing Mike D'Antoni accomplish? We do not have the TALENT regardless of the coach to crack the top 4.
All this talk about "D'Antoni not preaching defense" to me is bull****, and I really don't get WHY people don't understand this simple fact:
D'Antoni's style increases the number of shots that go up. That inevitably increases the number of possessions per team.
Now, it doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to figure out that the more possessions a team has and allows the more points total will be scored.
The Knicks currently rank #2 in the league in "Pace", basically the number of possessions that occur in a game. That right there explains why they allow so many points. They give up more possessions.
Again, the more times a team touches a ball, the more points they can and will score. Am I crazy? Why don't people understand this?
And even crazier: Turnovers are somehow NOT at all any player's faults? Are you ****ing ****ting me this bull****?
Last I checked, D'Antoni wasn't out there during the 9 game losing streak, missing wide open layups and throwing the ball out of bounds.
How bout this for a revolutionary idea, some of you might need to sit down for this one: THE PLAYERS ON THE COURT ACTUALLY EFFECT HOW THE GAME GOES! I KNOW! I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I HEARD IT TOO! THE PLAYERS ELECT TO TAKE OUTSIDE JUMPERS, THE PLAYERS MISS LAYUPS, THE PLAYERS THROW THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS, THE PLAYERS MISS CLUTCH FREE THROWS, THE PLAYERS MAKE BAD FOULS! Now, I watched the tape over and over on this one, and turns out...it's TRUE! Mike D'Antoni didn't make a single foul, throw a single ball out of bounds, miss a single layup, miss a single free throw! AMAZING!
It's honestly disgusting, this team is OVER achieving by many of the people's estimates for this team coming into the season. That includes, especially, Kiyaman. And still you are calling for the guy's head!
MANY PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD DID NOT EVEN PROJECT US FOR THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!! THESE ARE THE SAME ONES CALLING FOR HIS HEAD BECAUSE WE ARE SITTING AT THE SIXTH SEED.
I would hate to be involved or associated with any corporation or business you guys run, I imagine the meetings would go something like this:
"Okay, we brought this guy in, and we project revenue in the $6,000,000 range, and this guy has brought in revenue looking to be in the $10,000,000 range. But since he got us in the $10,000,000 range, I now want $20,000,000 in revenue, beyond our capacity as a business, so we should can him."
It honestly makes me want to vomit. Mike D'Antoni CANNOT win with some of you, even when he exceeds expectations.