JR is not coming off the bench because of a talent issue. He brings a huge scoring aspect into the second unit and 6th men in the NBA are just as vital to a teams success as starters.
The biggest problems right now are obviously injuries, having to integrate some pieces back into the lineup, and Steve Novak not hitting a shot in a month.
Novak's defense is garbage and if he is not scoring he is just wasted minutes and double killing us not being able to guard his man.
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We need someone to freakin score with the starters besides Melo. I can't deal with Ronnie trying to create offense anymore. We literally have 1 Guy who can create offense in the first unit when Felton is out.
This , Manu/JR/Andre Miller/Andre Blatche/Ben Gordon/J-Craw/Allen/Cater/Jack all could start but provide their teams with a scoring punch off the bench. Perfect example of why you need a good 6th man with punch of the bench is the team we faced last night. There's a reason they are only 16-14 because aftere their starting 5 they have nobody who can out give them a spark when needed.
Never thought I would say this but Sheed coming back may be the answer we need to start games(for now).. my starting Lineup would be
Sheed..start Camby/White if Sheed not back for next game
This crap about a spark off the bench ..needs to stop!! We would not need a spark... if we were up from the start!!! JR is playing 40 minutes a night now... why does he have to come off the bench???? Christ ..there is only 8 minutes a game he is off the court anyway
JR provides the drive to the basket... We have great interior D(for a change) Jr can cover quicker G(at least stay in front of him)..and you still have 4 guys that stretch the floor so tyson can do pick and roll.
WE NEED SOME LIFE TO START THE GAME!!!!
I am pretty sure.. for now...Amare and Cope can supply plenty of "spark" that everyone here seems to need off the bench!!!!
you still have:
off the bench with Thomas if needed for a few minutes and Novak..goes back to his 3 point sharp shooter roll when needed..cause he sure as he@@ should not play 20+ minutes a night!!
Seems pretty simple to me??!!!
There's a point to players with equal skills and talents being broken up. If JR was just some chuck happy scorer like his early years, coming off the bench makes sense.
But JR is actually our second best player on the knicks and our best back court player. You find a team where they sit a player like that and I'll stop posting. It doesn't make sense to sit your top players.
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Harden was the Thunder best backcourt player last year... And 2nd best player behind KD
Terry was the 2nd best player on the mavs for how many years?
Manu is the best SG/SF on the spurs still and comes off the bench.
Some players alos thrive coming off the bench and can't start. We're 21-10 obv its working we've lost 2 in arow the sky isn't falling
You have to admit...things are not going to get much better at start of games with a starting lineup of:
Kidd,Brewer,Melo,Thomas and Chandler...that is a recipe for Failure!!
He has been playing good D(in comparison to what we have to start now), is quick enough to stay in front of PG's , scores with the best of them.... Why do we have to fall behind every game...?? We need a penetrating G to drive to the basket which will open up Pick and roll for Tyson..and the only one we have right now is JR..
I am quite sure Woodson should be able to find a way to sit JR somewhere in the middle of the game for the 4 minutes extra if he starts at the beginning... the guy is only sitting 8 minutes the entire game..start him until Felton comes back..or at least shump!!
As for our bench..Amare is back(I know you hate him..but he scores) should supply some O...Cope should be getting more minutes and so should Camby to help on D!!
Sheed coming back should also help greatly..as I have said I really feel our starting lineup without Felton/Shump should be:
Kidd, JR, Melo, Sheed and Chandler..Very solid on both sides of the ball!!!!