It looks like Donnie Walsh will be coming back, though no contract is signed, but Walsh is proceeding like he is coming back. It is amazing that Dolan hasn’t finalized that contract but Dolan is a disaster and has the opposite of the midas touch so why should this be any different. The question I have is whether Donnie Walsh deserves to come back. I get that he is a great basketball mind but no one seems to question the job he has done here. Every commentator seems to have drawn the same conclusion that Walsh has done an amazing job in clearing the Knicks of all their bad contracts and in getting Carmelo and Amare here, and he deserves another season. To question the idea that the Knicks were a complete disaster when he came over is like questioning the gospel. Continue reading
I hate this team. You don’t have a center or a back-up PG or any depth whatsoever. So the best thing to do is lock up $14.2M and your remaining flexibility under the cap in a washed up PG who can’t play defense anymore and considers passing as a second option. Continue reading
You know when you have worked non-stop and you just need a vacation badly. The Knicks sure do. This season has been a grind and, being that they are all relatively young millionaires, they have some exciting vacations planned. The Knicks sure looked like they couldn’t wait to go on vacation today…until Anthony Carter shamed them into playing. Based on how the Knicks played today, the only reason the Knicks lost this series 4-0 was because the NBA would not allow the Knicks to call it a series after losing the first 3 games. Continue reading
I know we are missing Billups and Amare but there is little excuse for getting swept. Much of this series has been without these two and the Celtics have not outclassed the rest of our squad. The Knicks have had a realistic shot in every game. They need to step up and get it done today.
While D’Antoni is not the direct cause of Amare’s injury/back spasm, does he deserve some blame? Amare averaged almost 37 minutes a game this year which was 2 minutes over his career average. These extra minutes may have caused Amare to wear down faster and be more prone to injury. This is the danger of going with such a short rotation. It would have made a lot of sense for D’Antoni to reduce Amare’s minutes when Carmelo arrived but that clearly did not happen. The regular season is a grind but you want to be ready for the playoffs. The Knicks had a good idea for a while where they would end up in the playoffs but D’Antoni seemed overly concerned about finishing above .500, and those extra victories are not so helpful now that they are down 0-3 to the Celtics.
Forget the injuries, forget game 1 and 2. It is on tonight. The Celtics are walking into Madison Square Garden and the Garden is hungry. This is not a friendly place for Boston fans. The refs are not going to bail the Celtics out tonight. It will be close, it may be a long and bloody fight but the Knicks will prevail tonight. This is not my opinion, this IS A FACT!!!
I have been picking the Knicks to win every night and every night I have been crushed in the waning seconds. I am predicting they will win Friday night. The difference tonight was some awful injuries and some not too friendly refereeing. Nothing was awful by the refs but the advantage was definitely with the Celtics. These advantages will be for the Knicks in MSG. The Knicks played good defense once again but their offense is escaping them. Tonight was just bizarre: Continue reading