then last year we cut billups to sign chandler. amare was hurt all year, melo was banged up for a good part of the year. no training camp or practice time, no real point guard on the roster (until lin emerged) and one of the worst coaches in the history of sports, dantoni. despite all that we played some solid ball down the stretch once woodson replaced dantoni (18-6) which got us in the playoffs. unfortunately it was against the eventual champs, the heat. so we got destroyed in the first round. o yea lin didn't play, shump blew his knee out game 1, chandler had the flu, baron blew his knee out lol things were not exactly stacked in our favor.
i said it all along that this was the first real full season that this team will have together. i had high expectations for this year based on how well we played under woodson down the stretch last year.
this is the first year that we're in a position to have a good run in the playoffs. we're gonna finish 3rd in the east at worst which will allow us to avoid miami until the conference finals. if we meet the pacers in the 2nd round, that will be a very tough series but i think we can win it.
the main thing i try to tell people is to simply enjoy the moment. enjoy the "now". the knicks are a good team. when was the last time you could genuinely say that? we almost beat the thunder without melo. we blew the heat out twice, beat the spurs twice, went 3-1 against the celtics (2-0 in their building) we're 20 games over .500! we're likely to win the atlantic division for the first time in almost 20 years! these are things that knicks fans should be enjoying and happy about. don't hold the failures of past teams against this one.
Last edited by kNicksGiants; 04-01-2013 at 05:46 PM.
eastern conference player of the week
Not saying that every time we signed a guy or traded for a guy it brought insane expectations, but more then a handful of times before melo and stat the knicks had highered the expectations of fans thinking that they have a playoff roster and not only did they not have that, they continued to be dreadful..
Do u not remember Larry Brown and Lenny Wilkens and Mike Dantoni? All these guys were big time coaches that again, brought in expectations..
Just because they ended up sucking super badly dosen't mean they didn't have expectations of making the postseason...
Last edited by nycsportzfan; 04-02-2013 at 07:38 AM.
That Kevin Ware injury was horrendus in every sense of the word.. My lord!
Zach Randolph !!!
If only we had him "now." LOL
Curry had bust all over it from the jump.
Marbury? I fell for the Starbury BS too...
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We better not get any bogus calls tonight against the Heat. That will piss me off so much.
Married to the message board mafia leader.
lebron, wade and chalmers not playing again tonight.
still won't be easy, but we should be able to get the win.
U think Copeland is gonna get some RUN in the postseason?