Excellent post in this thread la2ny! Finially some Knick fans with insight about the game of basketball. Fans who understand it takes much longer than just "15 games" to play as a team after a mid-season trade.
It's a work in progress but the best has yet to come.
-Fields is only a rookie. Steal of the draft. Becoming a solid peremeter defender & has shown flashes of greatness moving off the ball as a grinder. Championship style of play. Wait till next year. He'll become 10x the player he is today due to the much needed experience of his rookie season + playoff experience.
-Douglas is only a 2nd year player who's coming into his own. He'll be ready for take off as a 3rd year pro next year.
-We have 3 starters who's only been here for 15 or fewer games in Billups, Carmelo & JJ. That makes for 60% of our starting lineup that never had a chance to gel during training camp, practice(s) & preseason game(s). And ''fans'' wanna scream for "chemistry"?