OK so were we in the twilight zone tonight or on Tuesday night? THIS is the Knicks team everyone wants to see. Intense D, ball movement on offense and everyone getting involved. You know, the opposite of last game.
If I had to guess I’d say that Tuesday was the anomaly and tonight is going to be the norm, which by the way if you want to bet on NY Knicks you can do NBA betting (click here) at Top Bet. The Knicks still have 4 players out, but you can start to get a feel of how this team is going to look a month from now. Camby looked better than he has all season with 16 solid minutes, 6 boards and a number of blocked shots. If he’s going to be able to do that for 15-18 minutes on a nightly basic I’m fine with that and also fine with Kurt Thomas buried on the bench only to be used as insurance.
Amare was aggressive and was showing off the post moves he learned this summer. He got blocked about 17 times, but put a few in and drew a few fouls. The crazy part is he didn’t make me constantly scream at the TV about his defense. If he can play that level of defense every night (acceptable but not great) then this is going to be a dangerous team come playoff time.
Brewer his a few shots but he’s going to have to have a string of solid games for me not to cringe every time he shoots the ball. He’s the leading candidate to get buried on the bench if Shumpert resembles an NBA player when he comes back from injury.
Novak got shots off and hit them! Welcome back Novak, we were worried about you. Now do that more often.
Melo and JR deserve more credit for what they are doing. The thing is they have been so consistently good there isn’t much to say other than it’s nice to have great scorers on the team. It’s not like in past years when the Knicks were down and you had to pray some random dude like Lee Nailon catches fire.
Prigioni to JR Smith for the reverse dunk was the highlight of the night.
I’m downright giddy to see what this team looks like when Felton, Shumpert and Wallace are all back (and no one else is injured).