I think they should can Walker and Balkman and sign Kenyon and Aaron Brooks when they come back from China. Solves a backup big man and legit 6th man problem.
In Mid-March our lineup could look like this:
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I Miss You Pat.
I think most posters on here realize we will be improved with BD and it's prob been good that he has been injured and been able to watch from a distance and see what needs to be corrected.
Him returning to the court for drills is best news I'll get today.
I dont get why they dont start Bibby at PG, shump replacing fields and the big 3? And Linn could control the 2nd unit with fields douglas jerome and novak on the court or something, idk im just throwing names out but offense is terribly stagnant i dont know what the hell d antoni is making probally doodling on the clipboard.
its so dissapointing, i never see the knicks run pick and rolls besides when bibby is on the court, wth is up with that??
I'm sad to say this but I think we need to use the rest of our money on a GOOD veteran point guard. We need a floor general. Who's to say when Baron Davis will come back and when he does how do we know how good he is going to be? If our team had a good point guard like Felton, Nash, etc. we wouldn't keep having these bad games and our offense would easily be in the 100's.
When we traded for Melo we lost Felton and that's what is killing this Knicks team. Felton was perfect for D'antoni's offense. We need a point guard that doesn't want to shoot first and that looks to give his teammates good looks. We need that again. As much as I would love to have Kenyon Martin, I say we try to find ourselves a good pass-first PG. Until then occasionally expect games like last night.
The problem starts with Dantoni, then our defensive-system,
then our offensive-system which is controlled by Melo & Stat.
Damn....I forgot we dont have a system
The super-problem is our tight Knicks schedual....having to many 3 games in 4 nights,
4 (away) games in 6 nights, and a few 5 games in 7 nights....
how many minutes per game should Tyson/Stat/Melo/Shump/and Davis
receive in this tight schedual?
If we ran plays like the other teams in the NBA to get our best players better shots and our role players easy shots then we'd be fine. People blame STAT and Melo for their iso game but its MOA who keeps setting it up like that.
Its the system & Coaching. Than PG.
When a rookie shoots x number of bad shots, the coach should have called a time out to settle him down. And when one of your star players is out of the game, and the offense is not clicking, set up a play for your other star player.
D'antoni system work great in phoneix but it doesn't work well with our current roster, D'antoni should change his style to maxmize the talent on our team.
with this schedule he has to do a 10 man rotation to keep players fresh, or sit STAT a game, Melo a game etc...
creativeness to find the open man, and Marion leadership to make sure their was an open man.
These two star players were so great at creating plays off the wimp....
Dantoni got the label of being a celebrity headcoach in Phoenix.
Real Talk....Keven Johnson system worked great in Phoenix.
Jason Kidd system worked great in Phoenix.
Steve Nash system worked great in Phoenix.
A system with a running-bigman and running PG.
The KJ & Barkley show....do u recall
The Kidd & Matrix show....do u recall
The Starbury show was to slow with SG-J.Johnson, SF-Marion, PF-Stat, and C-Chambers....
however Starbury did go 6 games in a series with the Championship Spurs. But....
Phoenix Star-Player $17M per Shawn Marion wanted another speedy PG like
KJ or Kidd or Stocton so the Suns could stay a run-run-run team in Phoenix atmosphere.
Shumpert's gotta be out there --- he's the only north to south PG we have, capable of penetration, getting inside and showing some creativity for others and some finishing ability himself. The kid's gonna need help though, esp. as he works through this leg cramp/dehydration issue...I want him to play but I also don't want them to run him into the ground either. We need IMMEDIATE backcourt help at both guard spots while we wait on Baron. That's how I see it. Give Mike at least a passable PG alternative (along with another SG option) and then start judging him harder. We wouldn't be saying a thing about 'not running any plays' if we had a guy like Willie Warren or Patty Mills out there getting the ball up court at a fast pace and getting easy scores for guys off transition, penetration dump offs, drive and kicks, etc. or even in the halfcourt set, where things would be operating at a much quicker pace because we found a 2nd N to S PG to go along with the rookie Shumpert. Davis is gonna help but last I looked, he's still in civvies. Looks promising as he's starting to partake in some drills and light shooting, but he still could be weeks away. WTF are we gonna do in the meantime? Sit on our hands and pray while we go 2-12 in our next 14 waiting for Davis? The way we looked last game, with Melo all banged up, Amar'e and Fields being off their games (esp. Fields), getting nothing from the bench, etc., that could very well happen. Our front office needs to be proactive right now in some way, shape or form.
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Knicks have to find a way to bring back Felton (trade douglas) for next season..
I think Davis will hold up, but if he doesnt get back to even being close to what he was in the past, dump or re sign him or bibby as bench PG.
Knicks need a PG and Davis is a gamble atm.
Crazy starting 5 (assuming shump keeps up with the hype)