Friday, March 30, 2012

Some chump named Willie Green

The Knicks only have themselves to blame for this loss. Although the Hawks did play as if they had a point to prove against their old coach Mike Woodson especially Larry Drew who politicked behind Woodson's back to ownership that he was the man to turn the team around expediting Woodson's firing. Or so the rumor mill goes.

The team did themselves in from the free throw line shooting only about 65% and then with desperate and sometimes mental lapses on defense in the final few minutes the Knicks allowed some chump named Willie Green to hit tear drops and three pointers sealing the Knicks fate for good.

Without Lin and Amare each man has to step up and take easy points when given to them. This team must not squander free throw opportunities like this down the stretch or they'll never get anywhere.

Should I order a pizza or should I go to bed? I think I'll go to bed and save the pizza money for Saturday night's Pimm's Cup party in my living room.

The Knicks Lose Again, Hawks 100 - Knicks 90

Friday, March 23, 2012

The winning streak is over

Tonight the Toronto Raptors played a zone and physically challenged every shot near the basket. The Knicks simply weren't ready for the defensive strategy and missed a lot of shots.

According to the Toronto newspapers the Raptors are tired of being bullied and couldn't wait to get some revenge on the Knicks tonight. The referees rewarded their aggressiveness and the Knicks were not prepared for it.

To add insult, when the Knicks did manage to draw fouls they also couldn't hit free throws.

It was simply a very poor shooting night for the Knicks and the winning streak is over.

Let's hope that going forward coach Woodson can make the necessary adjustments at half time when faced with a defense he hadn't prepared his team for, like tonight's game.

The Knicks Lose Again, Raptors 96 - Knicks 79

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

***Breaking News*** Mike D'Antoni is Nevermore

Well, something had to give.

This mess of a franchise had to make a change and it is reported the decision was mutual. Mike D'Antoni has resigned from the head coach position of the New York Knicks.

Now it's officially Carmelo Anthony's team.

No more excuses now Mr. Anthony.

From this day forward no more blaming Mike D'Antoni and no more blaming Jeremy Lin. The praise or blame from this moment on rests squarely on your shoulders.

Let's see what'cha got now!

Monday, March 12, 2012

A decent effort

It was a decent effort by the Knicks against Bulls. However, the Knicks lost again.

This type of effort every night will get them in the playoffs but just in.

The Knicks Lose Again, Bulls 104 - Knicks 99

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Undisciplined Knucklehead

Sorry for the delay with this post. I got some much needed sleep today and didn't wake up until the third quarter of the Knicks - Sixers game began so I had to watch the entire game after it ended.

Well, this game was another example of this team sleepwalking through the first half which I pointed out in several previous posts. It seems that every team in the NBA is interested in putting on a good show on Sundays in Madison Square Garden except the Knicks. These guys are rarely fired up and aggressive from the opening tap at home. That is on the coach. For whatever reason D'Antoni can't get these guys motivated to play for him and that is the kiss of death for any coach and his genius system.

I actually think that it would be best for the Knicks to not make the playoffs. I think that is the only thing that would force this organization to make the tough decisions necessary to turn this team around because they wouldn't be able to hide behind some fake success that a low seed in the playoffs could be argued to represent.

Amare and Carmelo cannot play on the same team. They can talk all the crap they want publicly but this was a terrible mistake forced upon D'Antoni. The bad part for D'Antoni is that Dolan made up his mind who this franchise will be centered around for the next five years by bringing Marshmelo here so Mikey and Amare both need to move on.

Now I know what you are thinking, you feel that the Knicks couldn't possibly trade Amare because he can't get his contract insured because of his knees. Well Cablevision has more money than god. I am sure a corporate bond could be put up as "insurance" on Amare finishing his current contract if they really wanted to get creative so a trade could be done.

Can someone tell me why the Knicks signed JR Smith? As if this team needed another undisciplined knucklehead who is also out of control on the floor. I heard that D'Antoni didn't know anything about Smith joining the team until Dolan him told after Smith had been signed. That's right Dolan told him, not the acting GM, whatchumacallit. I would loved to have seen the look on Mikey's face.

The Knicks Lose Again, Sixers 106 - Knicks 94

Friday, March 9, 2012

Asinine Tomfoolery

Tonight the Knicks faced the Milwaukee Bucks and quite frankly both of these sorry teams play almost zero defense and acted like neither wanted to win.

The game came down to the wire and the combination of not boxing out, having no interior defense whatsoever and Carmelo and Novack missing big shots resulted in the Knicks loss.

You know I really had to laugh hard several times tonight.

The Knicks had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of forwards on the floor tonight and neither one of them is capable of boxing out when a shot is in the air. The same crime Jeremy Lin is guilty of also but theirs are more egregious because they are forwards and often around the rim on both sides of the floor. Pure comedy.

Milwaukee got easy put backs all night, the final dagger coming after Lin played rather inspired defense on Brandon Jennings forcing him to toss up a wild shot that should have easily been rebounded by a Knick but since Carmelo wouldn't know a box out if it stole his chicken McNuggets some scrub on the Bucks caught the ball and made a shot putting the Bucks up for good.

You Carmelo apologists please continue to make excuses for him, I just don't get it. I even heard one idiot last week mention Melo in the same breath with Kobe when comparing the number of shots taken as if Melo has one championship ring let alone the four that Kobe has.

When Marshmelo has the hardware he can toss up as many wild shots he wants. For someone who only got to the NBA finals with a ticket like everybody else the Kobe comparisons are pure asinine tomfoolery. But Melo got his points and that's all that matters to the "basketball expert" writers.

The Knicks Lose Again, Bucks 119 - Knicks 114

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

No big deal

Not a good loss but not the worse thing in the world.

The Spurs took advantage of the Knicks not having any interior defense with both Tyson Chandler and Jared Jeffries out due to injury.

Jeffries would have taken multiple charging fouls and Tyson would have blocked the cutters that did make it to the rim and the Knicks probably would have won.

No big deal.

The Knicks Lose Again, Spurs 118 - Knicks 105

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What a fucking joke

Just when the Knicks "second unit" completes a 15 - 0 run and get the Knicks up by one Mike D'Antoni sinks this team again.

Like the Celtics game Baron Davis was the best point guard going into the final minutes of the fourth quarter and of course D'Antoni pulls both him and Harrelson out of the game bringing back Lin and Anthony to seal the deal and hand over the game to the Dallas Mavericks.

Mikey is going to "coach" his way right out of a job and the sooner the better.

As I began writing this post Marshmelo went 2 for 12 from the field and about 50% from the free throw line in addition to a bunch of careless low basketball IQ blunders. Marshmelo was more preoccupied with talking shit to Shawn Marion than actual rotating the ball, cutting to the basket and playing defense.

This notion that Carmelo has to comeback on the floor and take the final shots is ridiculous. He sucked last night and Amare was red hot. Are the experts really attempting to argue that it is more important to make Carmelo feel loved and wanted than actually winning games?!? Really?!?

Right now the Knicks are a better basketball team with Anthony off the floor but Knicks fans are stuck with him for the next five years as the face of the franchise.  What a fucking joke.

How long is this team going to allow their opponents to physically abuse Jeremy Lin without retaliation? The Mavericks were not even faking swings at the ball when they hit Lin in the head over and over again. But Lin will continue to get battered and bruised as long as other teams know there will not be a price to pay. More signs of a soft and gutless basketball team.

The Knicks Lose Again, Dallas 95 - Knicks 85

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nothing more and nothing less

Hey, I was entertained in today's game against the Celtics and that is all I ever ask of any of the sports teams I root for.

However, the game was lost due to poor play by Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony reverting to his old selfish game in overtime and Mike D'Antoni not recognizing that Baron Davis was the better point guard today and allowing him to close the fourth period.

As I have said time and time again, this is a .500 basketball team. Nothing more and nothing less.

The Knicks Lose Again, Celtics 115 - Knicks 111