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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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