Davis is horrible.
That is all.
That is all.
That fourth quarter is unjustifiable by all accounts. I can't even attempt to understand why the players would not close out a game of such importance that appears wrapped up by the end of the third. I mean you really have to try to lose this one, and even then a loss isn't guaranteed.
I missed this game, had a busy night. Other than having a pretty bad night shooting (3-11, which he has done 2 other times in the past 10 games) what did JR do to deserve the hate from Berman on twitter?
I'm a big JR fan, always have been since I saw him play in high school when I was young, but I haven't seen TOO much wrong that he has been doing.
Ups and downs. We've had plenty. With 2 of our best players injured its no surprise we lose a game here and there. Indiana are 3rd seed regardless of whether we beat them twice they are a superior team this year and why? Because 4 of their starters have played in every single game. Danny Granger has missed 2 games. Out of Lin STAT and Melo and Tyson for a short while how many games do you think the Knicks starting 5 missed?
This season is what it is, the championship was a one in a million thing this year. Our young players still need playoffs experience and that will be the most important thing going forward.
I'd be happy with the Knicks taking 2 games off the 1st/2nd seed. Any more than that has to be a bonus in terms of realistic expectations at this point.
One of the problems I also had witih last nights game was the way Jorts failed to protect the basket.
Back at it this morning! Got to get my wrist right! I am working hard then getting some conditioning in so I can help my teammates out - Jorts twitter
Whereas Harrellson was a fan favorite his first three years at Kentucky, he was also somewhat of a novelty act since he rarely got off the bench. This year, thanks to a combination of hard work and the departure of last year's top-three big men to the NBA, Harrellson has blossomed in a starting role, emerging as Kentucky's best low-post defender and rebounder.
Its already been a few weeks since the stats showing how Harrellson allows 3x more points scored on him vs the top rated player Lin in that department, for the knicks. The guy is a defensive nightmare. :alert:
He is slow and over-weight. He has height and 275lbs? 50-60+ which is fat. This isn't the NFL, he isn't battling in the trenches.
Although I haven't seen much from Jerome Jordan - I think he has far more potential than Harrellson whom has no clue how to maintain a professional level of conditioning.
some more before.
* Carmelo may be 10-15lbs over-weight and have poor nutrition - but thats NOTHING compared to JORTS.
Of all things - regardless of his hand injury - he could have been walking, cycling and doing other exercises - instead of piling on the weight. He looks slow, causes dumb fouls because he has to jump earlier and the shooters jump into him. etc. Its ugly to watch.
* It just really depends on whether he can get back in shape. He has got a lot of weight to lose - thats for sure.
* Sink or swim Harrellson! I would prefer he swims.
A hand injury does not mean you eat a lot of crappy food.
The knicks are missing the Harrellson that emerged as a Kentucky star in his 4th year.
One of the problems I also had witih last nights game was the way Jorts failed to protect the basket. Too many times it looked like we only had 4 guys on the court. I also noticed a couple times where Bibby, Douglas and Novak failed to stop the ball beyond the half court line and allow the offense to get deep in the paint within the first 6-7 seconds.
I thought the way IND was walking into the paint on several posessions Mike would have given Jordan 2 min just to switch it up and get some more length out there. Honestly, whenever I've seen Jordan play those small minutes he usually challenges shots and even blocks a few. I just felt Jorts at 6-9 wasn't able to properly protect the basket tonight.