well we are what we thought we were!!! a .500 team.. Felton has come back down to earth as just an above average player.. His game has really fallen off since the start of the year.. Toney Douglas sucks.. we gotta trade this guy if he's even worth anything. We def. need to upgrade a player to take all those minutes Douglas gets. If we get a great upgrade over Douglas our team would be MUCH better. He hada good game tonight but im looking at his body of work.. bad shots, missed layups.. He's a young player that could get better but hes not good right now . the best players on this team are Fields and STAT.. then maybe Felton , chandler, Gallo.. I believe we part ways with Chandler at seasons end.. Ever since Donnie made it a point to say Chandler will besigned again a couple weeks ago he has been playing terrible..
If we have to spice up the deal to get Carmelo and throw Gallo in there we gotta do it.. I know we will have to throw in Fields because DAntoni wont trade his nephew .. Id evn rather part with Felton than Fields at this point and try to get another good PGB.. Because Fields is a winning player a smart player.. That will compliment STAT and Melo perfectly. He's one of those pieces desperatly needed on a championship calibur team..
just my .02 cents!
Billboard of Carmelo taken w/ my cell phone on 4/10/11 on 33rd street right by the Garden
Felt thinks he's "The Glove" when he's more like "The Sock"
Another trend I am starting to see is Felton trying to be a Marbury type of player. He just wants to chuck threes up and drive in to force shots. Don't get me wrong his floater is decent and all but he shouldn't be averaging so many points to the point where we need him to score to win. I want his playmaking to create for other players on the team. He needs to be the team orchestrator and lead the team to victories. I am tired of seeing him chuck up threes.
This might be kneejerk, but I officially say it:
Just an awful game last night but I want to still try and remain optimistic. I gotta think this Melo drama is playing a roll here on this team also. Even if your name is not in the mix of traded players. Am I making excuses for the sorry play of last night... probably but I think to some extent it's true.
This team has hit the wall... Get the Melo deal done Donnie!!!
Carmelo trade rumors aren't preventing them from sliding over and playing help defense, or doing more than reaching for a loose ball. Does anybody dive, contest, foul before 10 minutes to go in the 4th?
There is no ball movement, or will to defend, and this is 50/50 coach/player's fault.
Right now, the only chance the Knicks have to compete is to shoot well from behind the arc. They were 1-11 while LAC was 5-7 in the first half. When NY is missing their 3s, they have no energy. Clippers didn't want to defend either, but on offense they constantly made the extra pass and drained the midrange jumper. Two things we failed to do.
Gallo-Chandler are to blame, not Felton. This team rises and falls with the two young kids. THEY ARE YOUNG, so I'll give them that pass. But they need to give a lot more than they are right now... and do it consistently. Unfortunately, that's like asking my to speak click. It just wont happen this season.
felton 17 pts 12 assists
toney douglas +16 efficiency
the REAL problem was defence... we let a horrible fg% team drop shots on us which put them in a rhythm, once again we lock down in the 4th but by then they are in so much in a zone foye could hit threes with ease, even well defended.
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i did watch the game and i did notice how felton and stoudamire etc failed to switch on the pick and rolls, if i were the coach i would tell them to not switch, they aren't making the decision to switch, dantoni is the one telling them to when its obviously the wrong, this game was a collectively bad team defensive effort, not just one player screwing up whoever it may have been. foye played well, davis, griffin, jordan, gomes.
what im saying is this is what happens in the early quarters the knicks think about starting the offense and they let the other team get into a rhythm, later on it won't matter how well you're defending them they'll be dropping shots cuz they're so hot.
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to be fair, its only chandlers what....3rd game back from the injury?
gallo bounced back after a few bad games, im sure chandler will too.
our team is so incomplete that we cant afford injuries, no matter how small they are, because with the limited level of talent on this squad, we have a small room for error. everyone just chill....ease up on these 22 and 23 year olds. Dont mind philly's record, remember iggy was injured, and played bad until he was 100% dont let the stats fool you. I know you all love your teams n all, but its not like were boston and we lost to the clippers. There are teams in the nba that have more talent than we do, and there are teams that have slightly less, but if they huustle more than we do, we lose. its not anyones fault yet, we cant win 82 games.