Friday, November 27, 2015

nothing will save them

With Porzingis and Lopez on the bench most of the game due to foul trouble it was easy to diagnose the Knicks loss tonight.
Someone please tell me what to do.

No interior defense allowed Wade and Bosch to do whatever they wanted against the back up big men of the Knicks deep in the paint.

What the Knicks needed tonight in particular was a guard who could penetrate the lane and take the ball to the basket. That is the specialty of Jerian Grant.

Why the coach, Derek Fisher, is keeping Jerian Grant's minutes down recently is unfathomable to me since Galloway and he are the two best point guards on the team.

Forcing minutes on Calderon that he doesn't deserve makes no sense and Arron Afflalo isn't the defensive player that Vujacic is and his offense is not making up the difference.

The Knicks were not outclassed last night they were out coached, as they were the past two losses.

And with the second team still scoring poorly last night as they have for the past month the Heat handled the Knicks rather easily.

The Knicks are playing like they are lost because their coach is lost.

If this team doesn't improve its conditioning and Fisher his basketball intelligence nothing will save them from another losing season.

Knicks lose again Heat 97 - Knicks 78

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mediocre Basketball

The Knicks were 4 of 21 in the fourth quarter tonight. Of those 21 shots 5 were taken by Carmelo Anthony and he only made 1 of them. Afflalo missed all four of his.

It seems as if the only formula the Knicks have is bringing old Anthony sidekicks from his Denver days whom he is comfortable allowing to shoot in the 4th quarter other than himself.

Sounds like a winning plan to me. Look at all the rings they got in Denver doing that. I hear Von Wafer and Allen Iverson aren't doing anything these days maybe Phil can make room on the roster for them too.

If the biggest stars and highest paid players go a combined 1 of 9 in the fourth quarter against good teams you need to look no further for a reason why they Knicks can't finish games at home and why they will be a middle of the road mediocre basketball team all year.

Knicks Lose Again, Cavaliers 90 - Knicks 84

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fisher has no balls

Don't let anyone's bullshit trip you up. The Knicks lost tonight because Derek Fisher is a poor coach.

Down to the last 15 seconds tied at 93 Fisher allowed the Knicks to revert to the same old isolation basketball to Anthony. The isolation offense that has gotten the Knicks into so many championship games since Anthony has been a Knick. If it's just going to be the same old pass the ball to Anthony and get out of the way then what does the team need Fisher for?

Carmelo misses the shot so bad it didn't even touch rim which gave the Hornets back the ball on a shot clock violation. Really, you can't even hit the rim dude?

With 3.7 seconds left with the game tied you'd think that Fisher would have his longest and most athletic players on the floor. You want the Hornets forced into a jump shot and not something easy around the basket. Especially with Porzingis who had been intimidating in the paint all night.

But no, after the Hornets had the initial inbound pass deflected out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left and Porzingis on the bench Robin Lopez loses Zeller underneath the basket, Porzingis had been blocking and changing Zeller's shot all night, and Zeller catches the inbound pass for an immediate layup and the winning basket.

Fisher sucks as a coach right now. He is going to lose games like this all season because he is a poor situational on the fly coach. Most importantly the Knicks should be running a real triangle but he hasn't the balls to tell Carmelo Anthony no.

Knicks fans, I don't want to hear your blood clot crying about the possibility of .2 more seconds being on the game clock after the Zeller make. Yes it would have made the difference for the "three" made by Porzingis which was waved off because he didn't get it off in time. However, you got a gift last night when the refs missed Carmelo Anthony standing all kinds of out of bounds which helped them beat Toronto so shut it.

Knicks Lose Again Charlotte 95 - Knicks 93