Okay I want to preface this by saying, I have not fully given up on this season, and I won't give up on this season. With that being said, this is definitely not the Knicks team I envisioned over the summer or even over the first few games of the season. During the off season, I personally figured that the Zach Randolph trade was pure crap because though the knicks got the better part of the trade, they didnt pick up anybody who was going to address the needs that the knicks had in order to win. 20 games into the season, I still hold to that notion. Zach Randolph has been playing decent ball, better than Curry and what not, but like Marbury last year with Francis, Curry seems totally lost out there , and I believe adding Randolph played a part in that. I could write forever in regards to how the Randolph trade shouldn't have been made, or how another trade should have been made after getting Randolph, but I have other fish to fry. Curry has taken a huge step back. I have been a huge supporter of Curry in these forums but lately he has looked nothing like the man who was developing to a force last year. and yes like i stated previously, the acquisition of Randolph could have played a part in that, on the offense end, but his lack of performance on the defense end, less a few games which he actually was a presence, has been totally unacceptable. I truly believe, that Isiah missed the boat by not picking up Patrick Ewing when he was basically begging to become an assistant with the knicks. THe job Aguire has done is more than commendable, but a dude like Curry needed someone like Ewing to teach Curry how to be a big man. Aguire can help curry in the post offensively, but really what else is he doing? Ewing, unlock other big men who leave and come back to the sport, has aproven track record. Yao and Dwight are better players because of Ewing.
Every Single Knick player, with the exception of Jamal Crawford and i guess Fred Jones, has under achieved this season. The young guns, Lee, Balkman, and Nate have not become better, Marbury has not carried on what he did at the end of last season, Q-Rich hasn't been the force defensively as he was in prior years and his shot has not been falling. Everything is a mess after twenty games
Stubbornness has got to leave the Garden so changes can come. A trade has to happen. As it stands right now the Knicks most valuable commodities are Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, Fred Jones(contract) and Malik Rose(contract), they need to make a combo of anyone of those players along with someone else and get a shot blocking rebounding 4 or 5 who can play D. a Camby LIKE player.
After that fire the coaching staff, Dolan will not fire Isiah, because of whatever reason, so instead the coaching staff needs to go, like the George Steinbrenner use to do to yankees staffs b4 Torre. Fire every one and bring in some people with defensive mind sets, **** is Chuck Daly available, he's not 100 yet. and also learn some set plays please... Twenty games into the season, and I'm still waiting for them to run a pick and roll with Zach Randolph. 15 feet away c'mon now, its not rocket science.
Marbury has shown he could be a productive PG, this season he hasn't shown ****, Collins gets a shot to shine and show he could be the PG for the future and he doesn't do ****. so I don't know what to do in regards to the PG situation. Maybe Marbury can have a rebirth and have games like he did against the Jazz.. I dunno, but we need some penetration and easy baskets. This is getting ridiculous.
Curry or Randolph may need to go, of course I would rather Randolph, but at this point, it doesn't matter. a trade or one of them needs to come off the bench. These two on the court together for the majority of the game is not working. Randolph Morris may need to get some playing time, as a starter, and have Curry and Lee come off the bench, maybe that will put a spark under Curry..
Again, I'm not throwing in the towel as yet as there are still 62 games remaining. But when the season started, I decided that i'll give them 20 games before passing some judgment, not my final judgment, just some judgment.
Aight, I've said my piece for now... And the point where I Knew **** was really not going right wasnt the boston massacre, nope not at all... it was those back to back losses to philly... that mae me want to throw up.. disgusting