This is where having a player like Randolph getting minutes and confident can help. He's just as quick as Blake and he's long. Those two attributes alone suggest that he'd have an easier time disturbing what Griffin wants to do on offense. Probably never crossed MDAs mind. Defensive basketball is more than just straight up matchups youngster as you suggest. Teams have to play as a unit. Players should be guarding players that they are most likely to succeed against. There has to be a philosophy and a gameplan for each team.
Let me know when you're ready for your next lesson young buck...
if randolph was on blake, blake beasto would have gone for 38 n 16
did you see how much time came off the clock when blake tried to post chandler on the high post? only to have to kick it out and have foye save their ass? or did you just look at the box score again?
what you said in bold makes absolutely no sense. you bring up team defense in opposition to man defense, and then you give a tactic that supports man to man defense.... the knicks just need to go big, and play a zone.
I couldn`t believe it when no D-Toni benched Mozgod for the fourth quarter. He was changing shots, rebounding and scoring at will inside.
Then, we went dry and yet he still sat on the bench. No D-Toni is an idiot. When will we get a real basketball coach ?
I thought Turiaf was day to day, didn't know he was out entirely.
Epic fail, I'll admit it.
In my defense, though, I don't get to watch the games where I'm at, all I can do is follow the box scores and I miss things from time to time.
With that said all things considered Beast Griffin wasn't the problem. Letting Randy Foye drop 20+ points on us, on the other hand, is embarrassing.
There's absolutely no reason players such as Randy Foye and Louis Williams who are barely starters on their respective teams should look like all-stars when playing at MSG.
One play in particular, where TD double off of Foye comes to mind. We had pulled to that three point mark, and TD comes off of Foye on the strong side (stupid mistake -- not sure if this was D'Antoni's 'defensive plan' or just a mistake by TD), and Foye pushes the game to six. If you don't need to double, you make that three point opportunity much more difficult.
Figured I'd bump this since Moz looks EXTREMELY good out there...