whether it is lazyness now or whatever...something needs to be done to change this up...We supposedly have our best defensive team on the court(available right now) to start the game.. yet we are arguably one of the worst defensive team in the 1st Q in the NBA for the last 18 games or so?
I agree that Shump will help(as well as Felton)... but why continue to throw guys out there that can't score..AND...are playing lousy D to boot
If we are going to continue to get scored on in the beginning of games at an alarming rate...why not just put scorers out there to keep up so we don't have to come from behind every da@$ game ....
There have been games where teams have gone 6-6 from the field to start the game etc.... pretty sure just about anyone could match that Defense
Now we have some tear on all of our players (Melo, STAT, Felton, Kidd have all missed a handful of games or more) and our offense has fallen a bit so we don't have these easy games anymore where we just roll over teams.
Shumpert 100% should get us back to playing like we were last season.
He is one of the better defensive players in the passing lanes and during crunch time, always getting a key defensive stop or steal in the last minutes. Brewer just isn't the type of defensive player Shumpert is.
Hopefully Brewer can get back to his old defensive ways by the end of season..because it would be great to have shump and the old brewer for some lockdown D in the playoffs!!!
I totally disagree that 3/25 mill is a ****ing joke for a 20 game sample player. Are you aware that a past his prime Amare Stoudemire is being paid $19,948,799 this year, $21,679,893 in 2013-14 and $23,410,988 in 2014-15 to come off the bench? Who has more trade value? Lin or Amare? The Rockets took a calculated risk on Lin's future production. Lin's best years are probably ahead of him, he is only 24 years old. Stoudemire's awful contract is the gift that keeps on giving. Matching Lin's offer sheet wouldn't have been a problem due to the luxury tax if Amare wasn't on the books.
Lin is without a doubt a better point guard than Felton, Kidd and Prigioni. Why are you so concerned by Dolan paying the luxury tax? The 3/25 mil would have had ZERO impact on the salary cap. The Knicks are already over the cap.