I agree.. not giving up on Brewer... but he needs to earn playing time back now.. I do believe he will help later on.
Kidd .. needs to have his minutes cut down..I fear we ran him into the ground with too many minutes...Shump and Felton coming back will help this greatly!!!
I hope Amare can get his hops back.. because we are going to need him to help big time on rebounding(which is one thing he has not done to date). because with Sheed and Camby out for what appears to be extended time again... we are going to get killed on boards.
The one thing that hurts with Melo playing the 4 is rebounding ..because he only averages like 6.4 boards a game and that is not good for a 4.
It is going to be fun watching shump on the floor again
The guy in Brewer's role knocking down that corner 3 is so crucial for this particular offense.
"Hey, JR. You're Moving to Cleveland"
I am just glad that Shump is back.. hopefully his intensity on D gets contagious!!!
Our defense has taken a huge hit because we were without our best perimeter defender all season, Kidd's usage increased and Brewer's defense isn't exactly lock down worthy;it's solid at best.
Our defense should be back to Top 9-10 when Felton returns and Shump has a few more games under his belt. It wouldn't hurt to have Camby/Sheed back either. Our front court defensively is Novak/Copeland/Amar'e/Thomas, that's brutal.
^^Sounds about right $29Jerz. i would venture to say that this team can easily be a top 5 defensive team if we get all our bodies back. Rasheed and Camby are so important to this team and provide much needed interior defense. If we can somehow have a fully healthy roster intact, I think we're the team to beat in the East.
I hate to say a team like this with so much to prove is 'coasting' but it sure seems like it defensively. We started amazing just like we all thought we would, since then its the constant on/off switch and we only really turn it on once we fall behind big, its the 4th quarter, or a game we come out with an obvious chip like the Miami games/Spurs games. Also, we seem to lose it defensively when the shots stop falling instead of turning it up at that point like the Bulls do.
I do think when it comes to playoff time the 'on' switch will come on for good and take us as far as they can until the power goes out.
"Hey, JR. You're Moving to Cleveland"
I just can't wait until Felton comes back. Knicks are a harder, more organized team with him on the court.
Shump and Felton are gonna wreck it on the defensive end. You guys remember when Shump and Lin were harassing the opposing players? It resulted in steals and fastbreaks, all day.
**sigh** We're going through a pretty bad stretch right now. I'm getting pretty frustrated. Anyway, here are the latest injury updates
Pablo - Injured his left big toe in the game yesterday. he did not practice today but is expected to practice tomorrow. Thats weird. I guess he is day to day
Sheed - no word on Sheed. Coulda used him on Humphries yesterday
Camby - Nothing new on Camby. I think he is 2 weeks in to his injury. His original timetable was 2-4 weeks but i always thought it'd be more than that. We'll see what happens. Camby was not at Practice today. He was in Amherst gettign his number retired at UMASS. We also coulda used him yesterday.
Felton - Felton did conditioning and shooting today but still not cleared for contact. I guess he wont be ready for Thursday. That sucks. We need him more than i ever expected. Especially with Pablo being hurt.
Shump - shump was allowed to play 20 minutes last night. He didnt play too well but i blame those ugly non basketball sneakers for his performance. I'm assuming he practiced today and is doing ok. No word on how many minutes he will play against Boston but it could go up considering Pablo might be hurt.
JR Smith - JR has been nursing a bad achilles all year long - we need to give him a break but cant afford to at this time. Thats surely not helping his jumper or play making ability. This also sucks.
Im done with the knicks for the day. I'm going to try and forget about everything until Thursday. Im driving up to Boston thursday. They better not make me go up there in vain.
Felton's pinkie was Fractured in 3 places. if he messes it up again, he'd be out 2-3 months.
Pablo is not practicing today. I knew it didn’t sound right when they said he didn’t practice yesterday but would practice today smfh
wasnt aware JR was playing in pain
Priggs needs to suck it up how can you injure a ****ing big toe, was he twisting corona caps with his foot?
this sheed/camby no news is starting to freak me out