How many more yrs do we have STAT and CHANDLER after this one, redeye?
I hope when Melo comes back he somehow tries and become more of a "team" player, and maybe gets his dishing and rebounding more involved becauese we do have a deep team, and when there all getting involved, they play remarkably well, and guys seem to really have a blast.. If Melo comes back, and gets a few less iso's and they play alittle more pass happy basketball, this team could really gel again...
It is fun watching these guys when Prigioni, Kidd, Shump, JR, Novak, Copeland, White, Thomas, Camby, are all getting run and doing something to help this team win...
to be real though, there would be no melo, chandler, JR, etc if it weren't for stat signing here. it's easy to look back in hindsight and say we should have done this or that, but we went all in for lebron/wade and had to settle for amare. if we knew we weren't gonna get lebron or wade we would have just kept david lee and some of the others that we traded away for nothing (zbo, little nate, etc) but it is what it is. maybe chris paul would have teamed up with melo.
as far as melo's injury, i think he's ok. he had an mri that showed nothing abnormal which is not what happened with lin. lin had the meniscus tear but the knicks kept it on the low. melo's knee is just sore.
he's playing tonight so that's a good sign.
good point Amar'e sorta made NY "interesting" for potential fee agents.
however LBJ, Bosh, Paul and others just didn't seem to interested. (really wanted to know the damage that Zeke and then D'Antoni inflicted upon the Brand and I guess I know now.)
but it is true that tons of free agents have simply **** teased up and used us as leverage to get more money from another team. the only player i can recall taking leas money to play for the knicks in recent years is JR smith. gotta give him props for that. he's getting like 2 mil this year. novak's scrub *** gets like 4 lol
I think one aspect is that the team plays with more urgency when Melo doesn't play. Rather than standing around watching him, they know they better get up and play some defense.
Amare might seriously be the worst contract ever for the Knicks and thats saying a lot even Curry played 1 full season. 2 more years of him christ. Had we waited and not signed Amare how do we know Melo wouldnt of wanted to come to NY. Maybe we end up with Paul and Melo