Most would have crucified D"antonio for taking him out....or when he took him out...
My first thought when I saw no Melo for 10 days and no Amare until maybe Friday was plase do not run Lin into the ground....I too question Dantonio in regards to this....
As for so many people bringing up the celtics game.....LIN came out and said he was not happy with his play and was pissed ...
why does it mateer so much if Dantonio played him then or the next game.
IF Lin had a turnover in the 4th quarter to lose us the celltics game its a very safe bet this board would say how did he have a D Leaguer in the game.
"Until he gets his team whole again, D’Antoni said he expects this rag-tag bunch to step up as they did Monday — especially Lin.
“I am riding him like Secretariat,” the coach said.
Present tense use of the word "riding" (no homo) meaning he's going to keep doing the same thing, not rode meaning for that particular game.
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This caused Duhon to lose confidence since he struggled with his outside shot, and never drove to the hoop so he jus kept bricking. When your shot is not going down, and your not a sharp shooter, u have to get closer to the hoop and make easier shots. Then your confidence goes up and you start hitting shots everywhere.
Mike D never taught this to Duhon or else he would have drove to the basket and drew more fouls, which he was exceptional at. Duhon was also a great free throw shooter.
Now we are seeing the same problems with our guards. Fields kept jacking up outside shots utill recently. Shumpert and Douglas have been worse because they don't drive as much as they should. If your a PG not penetrating to the hoop, then you become useless unless your money from outside.
Lin just naturally looks to attack the hoop. Hopefully he won't become a 3 point shooter and stop driving, since every PG under MIke D wants to suddenly jack up shots and stops driving.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
we do own him an apology. But shouldn't he had gave Lin a chance sooner with the teams struggles. I would had tried anything. Thats me
Are u serious....Dantoni replace TD with (no summer-league) rookie Shump as
a starter/finisher....so your reason for the Celtics game goes down the drain.
Trying to justify Dantoni's flawed actions is to justify rape.
Dantoni rape the Knicks for 4 seasons with his personal foolishness
Blaming the coach is always the easiest option, but look at the successful teams: They all created stable environments in which players and coaches could develop and which evoled over time. But maybe thats just me.
"Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand."
A win against the cavs does not make this bump worthy. Calm down apologist.
Looks like he owes us an apology for imitating an NBA Head Coach...