I remember last year it was not until the fourth quarter that the Knicks went into their LOCK DOWN defense. Many time it worked to the point where I was saying "where was the defense the whole game". Realistically no team can keep up that kind of defensive intensity for four quarters but I think OFFENSE was a greater need than defense from what I saw last year. I just watched a replay of the KNICKS vs. Sacremento where the Knicks scored 120 points. We know the regular season has nothing to do with the playoffs where...DEFENSE and REBOUNDING trumps OFFENSE. Last year Garnett was no big threat in the playoffs...either hurt or being rested and I believe Pierce and KG will be worth something come playoff time depending on how limited their season playing time is. The Nets while great on paper must first become a team.