Monday, April 30, 2012

Carmelo got his 30

The Miami Heat passed the ball, cut to the basket and looked for each other which resulted in easy layups and wide open three point shots. I had to check their bench a couple of times to see if Spoelstra had hired D'Antoni unbeknownst to us.

The Knicks on the other hand stood around watching Carmelo Anthony jack up shots all night, did not cut to the hoop consistently and did not rotate the ball which resulted in forced shots, contested shots. Woody had better start coaching like his job here depends on it, because it does.

The Knicks lost but Carmelo got his 30 and that's all that matters to this organization and everyone else who justifies his presence.

The Knicks Lose Again, Heat 104 - Knicks 94

Saturday, April 28, 2012

D'Antoni's offense ironically is the only chance they have against the Heat

The Heat crushed the Knicks today with a little help from the referees and a lot of help from the Knicks themselves.

Instead of rotating the ball quickly and forcing the Heat to make mistakes like leaving a shooter open or freeing Amare and Tyson Chandler to roll to the basket the Knicks decided to look for isolations to Carmelo Anthony which the Heat defended to perfection. This lead to lots of turnovers, fouls when attempting to recover and easy baskets for the Heat.

D'Antoni's offense ironically is the only chance they have against the Heat but that would mean that Toney Douglas would have to shake off his year long funk and grow some balls and run it. I doubt that will happen.

Also lost today was Iman Shumpert who looks to have blown out his knee while pushing the ball up the floor after a Heat turnover in the 3rd quarter.

The most glaring problem for the Knicks is the lack of a penetrating and quick point guard who could have broken the Miami zone and help defense on Carmelo. Unfortunately the Knicks don't have that kind of player on the bench and therefore will be bounced out of the first round in a sweep in my humble opinion.

We traded half the team for this shit?

Glen Grunwald had made some nice moves as acting GM after taking over for Donnie Walsh but he has done an awful job by not cutting Toney Douglas and signing a young point guard after Jeremy Lin got hurt.

On a side note, the league really has to talk to the referees about buying into all the faking and flopping by Lebron James. It was disgusting to watch.

The Knicks Lose Again, Heat 100 - Knicks 67

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Sunshine Boys at point guard won't get the Knicks far in the Playoffs

The Knicks decided to not only not show up against Cleveland they thought they could simply stand outside and shoot their way to victory.

There was zero penetration from Mike Bibby, who started again for an ailing Baron Davis and it was the main contributor to the Knicks not getting easy baskets and drawing fouls therefore losing tonight against the lowly Cavaliers.

This team isn't nearly good enough to mail in a game nor have they earned the right to do it.

Cleveland was more aggressive and energetic tonight and took it straight to the Knicks.

The Cavs played with more confidence and put up any shot they wanted and whupped the Knicks for the tenth time in a row at home.

Now the Knicks have no chance of catching Orlando and taking the sixth seed in the playoffs.

You cannot tell me that there was no point guard in the D league, Europe or a veteran free agent that the Knicks gm, whatever his name is, couldn't have acquired to help this team after Jeremy Lin went down.

Did he really think that the sunshine boys, Davis and Bibby, were capable of playing the point at a high level? He needs to be fired for that alone.

The Knicks Lose Again, Cleveland 98 - Knicks 90

Sunday, April 15, 2012

These fuckers simply refuse to box out

The Knicks lost this game for the same reason why they will be quickly kicked from the playoffs. These fuckers simply refuse to box out and those easy points were the difference between winning and losing.

Everyone of the Knicks seem hypnotized on both ends of the floor when a shot goes up instead of putting their bodies between the man they are defending or who the are being defended by. Once they have a body on their man each player should then turn to the rim to see where the ball is coming off.

But these guys are so poor fundamentally I don't think if anyone told them this that they'd be able to remember to do it in the heat of the battle.

If I was the coach everyone who gave up a rebound that resulted into an easy put back for the Heat would be gauntlet running before hitting the showers. But that's just me.

The Knicks Lose Again, Heat 93 - Knicks 85

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mike Woodson just doesn't get it

The Knicks were actually playing the Bulls very closely and had an eight point lead when Mike Woodson did the inexcusable. He put Toney Douglas into the game for Baron Davis which killed the teams flow and gave the Bulls second unit the confidence to not only come back but to take the lead.

Even though the Bulls lead was only ten points because the teams were so evenly matched tonight a ten point lead was almost like twenty and insurmountable with the continued poor three point shooting.

Toney Douglas has no business being on the floor for this team. He is not an NBA point guard player and he's never going to be. He is a liability for this team when he is on the floor.

I don't know if Douglas has no shot because of his shoulder injuries but it does seem like he is afraid of penetrating and drawing contact which means that he is completely useless. Shumpert should move over to the point when Davis goes out and Fields needs to slide down to the two.

With Lin going out and Douglas relegated to the second unit you would think that he'd take the bull by the horns and run the D'Antoni style offense with high energy, lots of cutting to the basket and ball rotation but no. Douglas is more concerned with finding his jump shot than seizing the opportunity presented to him.

I know this for damn sure, Mike Woodson had better learn right now that Douglas doesn't deserve a minute at point other than garbage time. we can't afford to lose anymore games because of Woodson's attempt to turn Douglas into the point guard he will never be.

The Knicks Lose Again, Bulls 98 -  Knicks 86

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hopefully Mike Woodson will learn

It would be very easy to blame that half blind bald headed fucker joke of a referee Joey Crawford and his awful crew for tonight's loss to the Pacers but that would not be the complete truth.

The Knicks had a 17 point lead on the Pacers midway through the third quarter only to squander it by getting out hustled and playing completely one dimensional basketball. The refs should not even have been given a chance to be a factor, but a factor they were when they got their opportunity.

Knick ball movement was almost non existent in the second half so when Carmelo went into his drought and Novack was on the bench the Knicks had no answer for the Pacers run.

It would have been nice to sweep the season series from the Pacers but I guess they get paid to play too. The Knicks know they can come to Indiana during the playoffs if they need to and win from last month's home and home whoopin they put on them.

Hopefully Mike Woodson will learn that maybe D'Antoni's ball movement offense isn't so bad when Carmelo is in a dry spell. We'll see.

The Knicks Lose Again, Pacers 112 - Knicks 104