"Tough times don't last forever, tough people do"
I been a die-hard Knick-fan for over a half a century, and I would've develope Rookie Jordan Hill's defensive presence in the paint with plenty of playingtime and a personal training coach at each game this season, before I took any interest in a bad dribbling 3-point shooter Gallo.
The Knicks lost this game and last night game b/c they could'nt make any stops in the 2nd half of the game
The Bulls scored practically on every offensive posession, I thought the Bulls had Harper, Jordan, Pippin, Kukoc, and Super-Defense Rodman on the court. LOL
What happen to the Reed & Debu, Cartwright & King, Ewing & Oak, Camby & Kurt, bigman philosophy that was used on the Knicks???
Someone spoke about D'Antoni's lack of in-game awareness. It's hard to tell whether he has this, because this is the type of thing you have to be with him, on a team bench, to notice. He seems quick to pull players, which is the main thing a coach does to maintain control.
However, when you pull a player, it's important to do it with a strategy in mind, with a plan you would like the sub to implement, as opposed to just doing it out of emotion. This is so because you usually only pull a player if he is not implementing your plan. The sub then should come in with your plan in mind.
When I have pulled players, usually guards and sometimes bigs, it has been in regard to their refusal to execute what I have asked the team to do. I then call time, get my sub in line with what I want. Tell the other guys that we are going to now go ahead, etc.
The main culprits, in my experience, have been the guards. I don't know for sure if that is the case with the Knicks. I do think that getting Duhon permanently out of the lineup would be worth a try.
At least the ball movement was much better this game..haha....jared jeff is a huge liability on offense haha
I told everyone that dude was a bust. At number 6? Chosen over Brook? Compared to Dirk? I mean, they even had a commercial, recently, on MSG, where they showed highlights of both Dirk and Gallo and played some song with the lyrics "anything you can do, I can do better." Wow! Just Wow!
If he had been 15 or 16, I would be cool with it. But I'm still full of regret at not having drafter Brook. I saw Brook play for Stanford, and I could tell he would be a "great center," as Dwight Howard put it during the rookie-sophomore game. Gallo, in his highlights, however, looked slow, out of control and like a pure bust.
The Gallo lovefest is over.
i hope we get tyrus thomas tho....could be an inside defense presence this team needs even tho he'd be undersized....He's also a bonehead....but hey better than anyone we have now.
Wow! Another amazing career performance by the Knicks starting PG, 35 minutes, 2 points, exact same numbers as last game. Unfrackingbelievable! I guess those 8 assists are what keeps him being the D'anteaters love of his life.
At least Douglas got some run. He looks much better than the hound, if only he was getting consistent minutes this season... I'd rather see Douglas start, and the hound coming off bench, instead of being in game as same time.
The well under-rated Wil the Kill Chandler is getting better and better! For some reason, he decided to shoot more 3's this game than in recent months, and he hit most of them! His drives to the hoop are a sign of greatness to come! Under-rated!!
What's up with Gallo? he looks clumsy and lacking confidence. He is becoming the airball king. Prego!
It was good to see Harrington scoring some points, only for Chicago to see first hand what he can do, and make that Tyrus-saurus trade... now I see that might not happen. too bad. who knows? wtf? another loss for No-D'Antoni!
My mind was on N8 being gone the whole game, and how much I hate that D'amnfool coach. Is that how you bring out the best in a player, by telling him to "do what you do best", and then benching him and forcing the player/agent to trade him, instead of incorporating him into a team concept? N8 could have been 6th man of the year, if used correctly. SMH. It's all spilt milk now, no use talking or thinking about it. We could have used N8 last night...
btw, Derrick Rose is fantastic. Luol Deng and Taj are pretty damn good too.
No way the bulls are a playoff team they need a streak shooter for the playoff run to replace John Salmons. They also have no use for Tyrus at this piont...