Friday, December 30, 2011

Toney Douglas ain't no point guard, he's an enabler

How was it possible to give up 30 points in the paint in the first half and allow the Lakers to shoot 72% from the floor with the "best front court" in the NBA and a newly hired defensive coach? Unfuckingbelievable.

I won't even get into how the play from the point and two guard positions ain't worth a box of grits. Well, I guess I just did didn't I?!? Since I'm there Toney Douglas simply doesn't have the balls to take command of this offensive, pass the ball to the open man whomever that might be and demand that Carmelo and Amare rotate the ball and cut to the basket if they want shots. Until that happens he ain't no point guard he's an enabler.

ENABLER: One who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior by providing excuses or making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior.

When Amare and Melo simply go about freelancing and jacking up wild shots that is self-destructive behavior Douglas is allowing.

I wish D'Antoni had allowed Amare and Melo to stay on the bench in the second quarter and ride out the hustling defensive and excellent ball movement from the "second unit". Maybe their example would have sparked something. But hey I ain't the coach and from the looks of this team, neither is Mike D'Antoni.

The Knicks lose again. Lakers 99 - Knicks 82

Mi prendi in giro?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Baron Davis

Why did the Knicks sign Baron Davis when they already have Andy Rautins? I don't understand.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Are we going to start this fucking shit all over again?

November 27, 2011 It was a cool and bright Sunday morning and I had just finished my coffee and bacon, egg and cheese on a toasted roll sandwich. I saw a couple of cute hookers when I went to the veggie stand and all was right with the world.

Well, all was right with the world until the sports talk on the radio shifted from the particulars of the NBA agreement reached yesterday to Knicks talk and my rage began.

Now, I know I said last season that I'd never write another post for this blog again and I was really hoping to keep my word but these fuckers on the radio have pissed me off again and I need to say a quick word or two which is a better alternative to going outside and shooting cats with my BB gun.

It wasn't the idiotic Mike D'Antoni talk that set me off today. I think the hiring of Mike Woodson is Jim Dolan's way of putting Mikey on notice about what will happen if the team starts off poorly and I am good with that. Defensive coach, lol, yeah right.

Nor was it the foolish 'Chauncey Billups will lead us to the promised land' claptrap from callers. If the Knicks don't pull off a deal to move that 14 million dollar contract of Billup's for Marc Gasol they are officially a bunch of retards.

The fucks on the radio are still wondering if there is another free agent center out there that would be a better fit than Amare Stoudemire. Umm, dick wads, Amare is not a center and he broke down physically last year because he is constantly playing out of position. Are we going to start this fucking shit all over again this abbreviated season? Really?

If the Knicks don't address the point guard and center position look for them to repeat the one and done playoff appearance of last season and will repeat every season going forward.

Are these fans and "analysts" ever going to get it?

Let's hope that Landry Fields put up at least 50 thousand 18 foot jump shots during the off season so that someone can take advantage of the mid range opportunities that will present themselves when Amare and Carmelo are on the court at the same time. We shall see.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to fire up my new Hector Lavoe playlist and practice my new Salsa steps.

Friday, June 24, 2011

So long and farewell, or at least fair the best you can manage

The Knicks draft a guard with the 17th pick who isn't that good a ball handler and not that good a shooter but is known for his defense to play for a coach who is known for his lack of defense.

This is a failed franchise.

I am going to take the cash I won from my genius pick of Ruler on Ice a couple weeks ago, oh yeah I had that bitch to win, and buy an All Access Pass for the Brooklyn Nets inaugural season. I have had enough and not doing another run of this blog, ever.

I'm done everyone and good luck being a Knicks fan.

The Knicks Lose Again, Future 0 - Knicks Jim Dolan

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's time for more changes on the Knicks

As you know by now the Knicks were destroyed by the Boston Celtics last night.

Some people are using Amare's back and a lack of Chauncey Billups to argue for why the Celtics went up 3-0 last night but it would not have mattered if they both had been 100 percent last night. They still would have lost this game as badly as they did.

What the Knicks needed last night was outstanding guard play and let's finally be honest with ourselves. Toney Douglas isn't capable of taking control of a team and running it efficiently and Landry Fields does not have the offensive game to exploit opportunities or put pressure on opponents to defend.

Landry's success early this season was due to the fact the no one in the league defended him and he was able to capitalize on his savvy around the basket for easy put backs, dunks and he hit the occasional jump shot for which he wasn't tightly defended. Everyone is wise to his game now and dare him to make shots that he's simply not good enough to make consistently. Corey Brewer sure would have helped last night on both ends of the floor.

However, if David Lee could learn how to shoot a mid range jumper consistently between his rookie and second season then so can Landry if he is willing to put in the work.

I applaud Donnie Walsh for the job that he has done with this team and would like to have him back but only if he can abandon the Mike D'Antoni ship and sign a serious coach.

I think Donnie will acquire a legit point guard that can lead this team to success and find another serviceable big man or two which would allow Amare to slide back to his natural power forward position where he can be even more dominant on nights when Carmelo's jump shot is still in the locker room.

But if Donnie insists on seeing D'Antoni have an entire season with this roster under some silly notion of owing him a full year with Amare and Carmelo then the team won't be successful next season when it counts most, in the playoffs.

D'Antoni is not going to become a defensive guru during the summer nor is he going to learn how to think on his feet and make necessary game time adjustments during timeouts that better coaches have done against him this season. And wasn't his opposition to the Suns bringing in a defensive coach one of the main reasons why he and the Suns GM butted heads and expedited his departure from Phoenix? Why does anyone think that's going to work here?

This playoff series is over even if the Celtics gift the Knicks a game on Sunday. It's time for more changes on the Knicks to take this team to the next level some of those changes may need to be coach, team president or both.

Tha Knicks Lose Again, Celtics 113 - Knicks 96

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Carmelo Anthony did all he could do

Carmelo Anthony had one of the greatest individual playoff games in Knicks history.

After Stoudemire went out with a stiff back Anthony took the weight of the entire team on his shoulders and damn near beat the Boston Celtics single handed with scoring rebounding and assists.

In the final 16 seconds with an opportunity to win Carmelo with the ball in his hands reacted correctly to a double team and found Jared Jeffries under the basket. A layup, a dunk or a pump fake to draw some foul shoots would have put the Knicks in the lead and probably on to a victory.

Anthony assumed that a six feet eleven inch tall professional basketball player standing underneath the basketball was almost guaranteed points. Little did he know he was passing the ball to a gutless, professional basketball player just a pair of Dr. Scholl's short of seven feet tall was too afraid to go strong to the hoop.

Jeffries is quoted as having said that he saw Garnett coming down to him so instead of attempting to get Garnett in the air with a pump fake or one dribble backward to increase his distance away from him he committed the cardinal sign of attempting to pass the ball in the paint in the air which Garnett blocked and stole sealing the victory.

I can only assume that because Jared Jefrries spends so little time in the paint on offense he didn't know that a bounce pass is almost impossible to defend by a moving player in anyway other than kicking the ball. Even kicking it as it's going behind the defender is almost unheard of. Such a pass to Walker, who was cutting to the basket, would have resulted in an easy dunk but Jeffries is the last person you want thinking on the offensive end.

Carmelo Anthony did all he could do and made the correct decision at the end of the game to bad it wasn't Turiaf who received that pass instead of Jeffries.

The Knicks lose again, Celtics 96 - Knicks 93

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And there you have it

Ray Allen does his playoff game one magic by hitting a clutch three putting the Celtics up 87-85 with approximately eleven seconds left on the clock. Toney Douglas quickly brings the ball up the court and with seven second remaining passes the ball to Carmelo Anthony.

With plenty of time to either drive the ball to the basket for a shot or to kick it back out to the open man what does Carmelo do? What he has done since the moment he became a Knick? What he has done his entire career? He selfishly fires off a deep three which he misses of course and the Knicks go on to lose 87-85.

Forget that Toney Douglas shook Ray Allen and hit a big three point basket moments earlier. Forget that Amare was destroying the Celtics in the fourth quarter. Instead of looking for an opportunity to win Carmelo looked for an opportunity to be a hero. And the Knicks go on to lose again.

Get used to this Knicks fans. And as I am typing this Chandler and Gallinari are jumping on the Oklahoma Thunder.

And there you have it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Get use to it

With the new collective bargaining bringing a real salary cap, nothing of value to trade and Chauncey owed 14 million next year what you see this season from the Knicks is exactly what you're going to get next season.

Get use to it.

The Knicks Lose Again, Bobcats 114 - Knicks 106

Oh I got my Denver Nuggets hat today.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Making stars of OK players

This instant and impatient society which is always looking for a quick fix makes stars of ok players like Marshmellow Anthony.

The Knicks Lose Again, Bucks 102 - Knicks 96

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jeff Van Gundy, what a fucking idiot

Was it any surprise that the Knicks lost tonight? Nope, most rationally thinking folks knew they were going to lose and I am personally hoping they lose every single game for the remainder of the season.

A total meltdown and not making the playoffs will make for our only chance of getting Mike Damphoni's walking papers handed to him.

The problem I had with bullshit during this game came not from the team but the announcers.

First, I must apologize to Charles Barkley for calling him the dumbest commentator on the NBA. I was wrong. That title belongs to Jeff Van Gundy. What a fucking idiot.

Of course Van Gundy spent most of the night slurping Anthony and making the usual excuses for him.

Of course Van Gundy took cheap shots at the players who were traded. All the punk has are cheap shots. But the crap that fell out of his mouth the irked me the most was the claptrap about Knicks fans wrongly thinking that the team before the trade was going to compete for a championship.

Really Jeff? Who the fuck told you that? I certainly didn't.

Let me explain exactly what many Knicks fans like myself really thought about the team that began the season since you don't have a got-damn clue.

Most fans had zero expectations of the Knicks competing with the likes of Boston, Orlando or Miami. You think we didn't have the ability to read the fucking roster and see that there wasn't an experienced and legit center on this team as well as very little depth?

This team hadn't made the playoffs in nearly a decade nor had it won a championship in damn near forty years. How the fuck was anyone going to think that they were going to compete for a championship this season you douche-bag?

All most fans wanted was hard and competitive play every night.

We wanted to see our young players develop into a cohesive unit that entertained us each game they played.

Bottom line is this Jeff we watch games on television for the same reason we watch the Amazing Race, to be entertained.

Working hard, playing smart, being scrappy and beating the lesser teams while making it to the playoffs were all the Knicks fans asked for this year in the way of an entertaining season. Which in my humble opinion wasn't too much to ask.

Now that I have explained our expectations before the trade for Anthony you punk let me explain our anger after the trade.

We received a point guard who every "expert" with a column and fool behind a microphone said was a major upgrade over Felton. Gallinari and Chandler combined couldn't carry Marshmellow's jockstrap in most "experts" opinions.

Yet this veteran point guard and two all world forwards have lost to sub .500 teams and are now themselves below .500 and all you can muster in the way of an excuse is a lack of practice. Practice? Practice ?!? We talkin' bout practice?!?

We are angry because unlike you professional clowns the fans know that this isn't fantasy basketball. A star for the sake of having him doesn't make a team let alone a better team.

We are angry because a group of young over achievers were able to play with more smarts, passion and selflessness than the 165 million dollars worth of super stardom we currently have and now we are below .500.

Jeff, that's why we are angry you fucking idiot and that's why we are not about to calm the fuck down.

Got it now?

The Knicks Lose Again Magic 111 - Knicks 99

Monday, March 21, 2011

You've gotta love this trade more and more everyday

Tonight ball movement got the Knicks a lead and then one on one isolations by Carmelo and Stoudemire got them behind which ultimately resulted desperate jump shots and of course, a loss. Again.

You've gotta love this trade more and more everyday. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

And we can stop all this silly talk about the Knicks playing up to the level of their competition?

The new additions play to the level of their egos. Sometimes it results wins, most times it results in losses.

At the time of this post the Denver McNuggets were up by 28 points at the half over Toronto.

Yes, I am going to keep brining this up.

The Knicks Lose again, Celtics 96 - Knicks 86

Hey Carmelo fans, how's your trade working out for ya?

Now, from what I heard out of rabid Carmelo fans and tabloid journalists in NYC wasn't Carmelo Anthony supposed to be 10 times better than Gallinari and Chandler combined?

Wasn't Chauncey "Mr. Bigshot" Billups supposedly an upgrade from Felton even with his 35 year old arthritic knee?

And now the Knicks are spiraling out of control and on the verge of missing the playoffs, once again becoming a lottery team.

What had happened?

Everyone likes to make the argument that the Knicks were only one game above .500 when the trade was made giving up three fifths of the team's starting lineup therefore the players traded for Marsh weren't really all that good. Yet they fail to mention that the poor play was largely due to the young guys being adversely affected by all the trade talk.

However, once joining the Denver McNuggets their play and the team began to soar. Don't believe me? Look back at the Denver box scores since the trade and you'll see for yourself that Denver's ascension is no accident since Felton, Gallinari and Chandler joined the team.

Are the McNuggets now ready to take on the Los Angeles Fakers for supremacy in the west? I don't know, but they'd have a better chance of doing it than the current roster of the New York Bricks.

Get this, we now have the great Marshmellow Anthony publicly stating that the Knicks may not jell at all this season and he's not that concerned about it.

Well, if that don't beat all.

Hey Carmelo fans, how's your trade working out for ya?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Carmelo is not a winner

With only 3/10ths of a second left and the Knicks down by two points Jared Jeffries passed the ball correctly towards the basket hoping for a tip in to win the game.

When time expired you could see Carmelo Anthony yelling at Jeffries for not passing him the ball and this gets to my argument why Carmelo is not a winner.

There was not enough time for a catch and shoot the only chance the Knicks had was a miracle tip in but because Anthony is not a team player and doesn't understand that the best possible shot is not always coming from his hand he acted like an immature child and wrongly chastised his teammate.

I blame D'Antoni for some this also because he should have clearly stated during the timeout that there was time for only one option, the tip in, but its obvious that he didn't from the reaction of Anthony.

But I guess we all have to come to grips with the fact that when you think you can make every and any shot like Marshmellow does there is no such thing as a bad shot and never any reason why someone else should be taking any shots at all except for him.

The Knicks Lose Again, Pacers 119 - Knicks 117

Mr. Anthony, are you that selfish?

You know, I have purposely refrained from commenting on the past two losses for the Knicks because I don't want to come off as just a complainer.

However, it has been difficult to do while I watch the Denver Nuggets box-scores to only to see Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler doing so well.

And watching the evening news and witnessing Deron Williams, who I have stated in past posts would have been a better fit for the Knicks, take the hapless Nets on a five game winning streak and improving the players around him isn't helping either.

It is obvious that if the Knicks are going to give up on the D'Antoni system then he has to go because he knows no other way of coaching. But no matter the coach one thing must happen beginning today, Carmelo Anthony has to stop being a selfish baby.

Mr. Anthony, you got your extension and all the money you asked for, there is no reason to continue to play as if you don't have a fucking working synapses in your brain. Refusing to buy into moving the ball on offense and moving your ass on defense makes you look like a selfish idiot of the highest magnitude.

Why can't you just defer to the system that the majority of your new teammates know and buy in to being a team player? Why does it have to be all about you?

I can't say you have a case of Al Harrington's Disease because that disease forces a player to attempt to do too much to prove his worth on the team. Your problem is different.

You have your contract, you have your money and you are playing "at home", which I always thought that was some bogus BS from your camp but whatever, you have everything you wanted. Why can't you give this team and fans some of what it wants which is team basketball within the confines of D'Antoni's passing philosophy and effort on defense?

Dude, are you that selfish?

Friday, March 4, 2011

D'Antoni Must Go

All New faces, same dumb play and poor defense.

What is the same you may ask?

Why it's Mike D'Antoni of course.

D'Antoni must go.

The Knicks Lose Again, Cavaliers 119 - Knicks 115

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Knicks find a way to lose without playing a game

The Knicks lost again this afternoon and didn't even play a game.

How you may ask?

By buying out Corey Brewer and waiving him.

Trading four young players for Marshmellow Anthony and not attempting to acquire Iguodala was the first big mistake and now this?

Maybe it is time for Donnie to fill the vacancy in Indiana now that Bird has gone. I am not liking his latest moves at all.

The Knicks Lose Again, Whatever contending team that picks up Brewer 100- the Knicks 0

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I really like Landry Fields but.....

I really like Landry Fields but the Knicks are not getting enough points from the two guard position and will continue to lose games like this with Landry starting

I am begging the Knicks not to show Corey Brewer the door just yet and insert him into the lineup as the starting two and let Landry back up until he learns to add more to his game offensively.

The Knicks Lose Again, Magic 116 - Knicks 110

Friday, February 25, 2011

There is no excuse for losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Well fans, you wanted Carmelo Anthony at all costs and now you have him but you won't be happy.

There is no excuse you can bring up about a lack of practices and not knowing the system to blame for Carmelo's follies tonight.

Missing a key free throw and fouling out after this miss is a prelude of things to come.

Was it time to break up the Knicks team that began the year? Yes.

Was it time for more dynamic players that could threaten Orlando and Chicago in the playoffs? Of course.

If you have been reading this blog regularly you know that Mr. Anthony was not my first choice. I was hoping that Donnie Walsh would try to make deals for Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala but that wasn't what Isiah Thomas by way of Jim Dolan wanted.

Donnie Walsh, after learning that Deron Williams was on the market, was visibly upset in interviews after realizing that the best player available slipped under the radar. Donnie knows that Deron Williams would have been a much better fit for this team than Marshmellow Anthony.

Get used to this Knicks fans, you have six years of watching your team lose like this. And now you have proof that they did indeed give up too much to acquire Anthony.

Excuse me while I fire up the Denver McNuggets game for some real NBA entertainment.

The Knicks lose again: Cleveland 115 - Knicks 109

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

He will be the most important Knick of the 21st century

Well, it finally happened. The Knicks have gotten their "second star" in tonight's trade to the Denver Nuggets.

The Knicks sent Felton, Gallinari, Chandler and Mozgov to Denver in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Chauncey Billups.

Listening to the talk shows everyone seems to be extremely excited about Carmelo joining the team and inexplicably giddy about a middle aged arthritic knee dragging Chauncey Billups. Ok, whatever. But I am happy for two different reasons.

The first reason I will be able to sleep tonight is because my favorite young Knick, the man I have named the next Scottie Pippen is still here, that young man is Landry Fields.

Second, the most important acquisition of the evening slipped under the radar and was left out of most of the dialogue tonight.

Donnie Walsh sent Eddie Curry's expiring contract and Randolph to the Timberwolves for Corey Brewer who in my opinion will turn out to be the best player acquired by Donnie Walsh when we all look back on his legacy years from now.

Corey Brewer is Carmelo Anthony with a handle and hops. He can play either guard position at 6'9" and small forward. He has a good jump shot and is hellacious going to the hoop. Corey Brewer will become a star on this team and in D'Antoni's system. He will be the most important Knick of the 21st century.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fuck the Knicks

The Knicks lost again yada yada.

As you can tell I haven't written a post for this blog since January 22, 2011. Tonight's lost to a team (the Clippers) that previously only won three road games is why. I am utterly sick of this franchise.

I am sick of this sorry roster, I am sick of the dumb players, I am sick of the pathetic excuse for both coaching and ownership.

I am officially through as a Knick fan as of tonight. I don't give a shit if they get Kobe and Carmelo. As long as Dolan is the owner (with Isiah lurking in the shadows) and D'Antoni is the coach I will not be watching anymore games, spending anymore money at the Garden or posting anymore to this blog. I am DONE. Fuck the Knicks.

I will get back into basketball when the Nets move to Brooklyn and change the team name and logo.  I am DONE.

Good luck.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I don't think Chauncey would have done that

Can we send Felton to Denver with Landry and Curry and ask them to toss in Billups with Carmelo? I don't think Chauncey would have milked the clock to 6 seconds in regulation of a tied game only to maneuver himself into an impossible fall away jump shot which when missed left just enough time for the Thunder to call a time out then hit a three to win the game. I just don't.

The Knicks Lose Again OKC 101 - Knicks 98

Friday, January 21, 2011

It is time to make drastic changes

The Knicks attempted to fight back and win this game but they got nothing out of Chandler and Fields, both of whom may have checked out mentally because of their names mentioned in trade rumors earlier in the day for Carmelo, and the rest of the team missed a lot of open shots.

It is time for this franchise to make drastic changes with or without Carmelo Anthony. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

The Knicks Lose Again Spurs 101 - Knicks 92

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let's make it happen Donnie

From what I understand the Knicks showed up at an arena in Houston tonight but decided not to play so the Rockets ran circles around them and got a victory.

I also heard that the Russian has broken off talks with the Nuggets so I am sure Donnie Walsh knows that Denver will be open to taking a bag of bagels for Carmelo Anthony right now. But Donnie is a nice man and will probably offer Fields, Gallinari, Curry and one of the two 1st round draft picks he acquires for trading Randolph to a third team. Personally I wouldn't even go after Carmelo.

I would work on getting Marc Gasol and Iguadala which would make the Knicks contenders for the East today. Unfortunately my opinion doesn't matter, except to you nice folks.

Whatever deal you can make Donnie let's make it happen immediately and move forward, I can't watch much more of this.

The Knicks Lose Again Houston 104 - Knicks 89

Monday, January 17, 2011

The wheels have officially fallen off

I have to admit, I didn't watch today's game. I figured that since the Knicks couldn't beat the Kings at MSG they certainly can't beat the Suns at home either. And I was right.

Donnie, make your trades now since the wheels have officially fallen off. Get as much value out of the current roster on the trading block that you can while the getting is good.

The Knicks Lose Again Suns 129 - Knicks 121

Friday, January 14, 2011

No guts and no pride

No guts and no pride
The Knicks Lose Again Kings 93 - Knicks 83

The players should donate tonight's wages to charity since they certainly didn't earn it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This is what happens when you don't develop your bench

The Knicks Lose Again, Jazz 131 - Knicks 125

Everyone is going to chalk this loss up to the Knicks being tired and several players banged up. But when you witnessed the Jazz coach not afraid to go 10 players deep to get the most out of his teams effort it is abundantly clear why the Knicks lost.

When D'Antoni attempted to go beyond his normal group of players and they gave him nothing he too could find nothing on his bench. Why is that? Because he hasn't played and developed the bench so there was nothing there to call upon when he needed it the most.

Will he learn from this? Of course not. And the Knicks will keep on losing to teams that they have no business failing against even on back to back road trip games.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thanks for giving up before the game began coach

You can tell when D'Antoni concedes a loss even before the game starts by the starting lineup.

Tonight against the Lakers everyone knew that the Knicks were going to face a steady diet of Bynum and Gasol down low so it only made sense to start Turiaf at the center position so that Amare wouldn't have to wrestle with two beasts in the first half. But D'Antoni had already made up his mind that his team had very little chance of winning and thought (wrongly of course ) that his only chance was to play Shawne Williams and hoped that he could hit some three pointers and pull one of those guys out of the paint. We all know by now that with this coach the three point shot is the answer for all that ails you. Well it didn't work tonight.

Amare only had 5 points in the first half because he and no answer for Bynum's bulk on either end of the court. And Shawne Williams finished the game 8 points. Great move Mike.

Now, I am not saying that starting Turiaf and having Mozgov backing him up at the center position would have gotten the Knicks a victory at all. However it would have done more to neutralize the advantage the Lakers had in the front court and allowed Amare to open his game up offensively thereby giving the Knicks a decent shot at defeating the Lakers.

Thanks for giving up before the game began Mike. Nice job.

The Knicks lose again Lakers 109 - Knicks 87