IT’S TIME FOR HORNACEK TO STEP IT UP
Written by Guillem – @GoodOldLiam
Don’t get me wrong. I like what Hornacek has done so far.
Did I expect more? Not really. I liked what he did in Phoenix. How he had a creative offense, a fun team to watch. How he did the A/B teams, showing he will get the best out of the full roster. And I like his character.
He’s just done what I expected; I expected very good things from him.
Now he needs to find ways to improve the performance of the team. Not just wins. Offense and defense.
Right now we are 14th in offense and 25th in defense. With a net rating of -2.9, we are the 20th best team. However, in terms of winning %, we are 12th.
What does that mean? Continue reading
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
Game 28: December 20, 2016
Knicks 118, Pacers 111
Written by Eric Weinstein – @ericcweinsteinn
‘Member Carmelo? ‘Member how he can score efficiently? Yeah, I ‘member!
The Knicks finally returned home after their long west coast trip to face the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. After falling behind in the third quarter, the Knicks stormed back and took the lead back in the fourth quarter to win the game 118-111. Carmelo Anthony snapped out of his shooting slump to lead the Knicks with 35 points on 13-25 shooting, which was the first time he shot over 50% in what feels like forever. I’ve been incredibly critical of Carmelo the past few weeks, but he showed his elite offensive game tonight. The returning Derrick Rose had 24 points and 6 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis 21 points and 8 rebounds. The big three put on a show for the home crowd and brought the Knicks all the way back. Thad Young and Myles Turner led the Pacers with 21 points each, and Paul George had 16 points.
Takeaways from this game:
Jim Cavan joins Marc and Jay to talk about Kurt Rambis coaching and comments about Porzingis, how to build the team going forward, the backcourt defense, the triangle and how that will effect the team going forward, and much more
Download Episode 329
Marc and Jay talk about the newest additions to the team, Bargnani joining the Nets, the first summer league game, and more
Download Episode 303
“I don’t want that (scoring) role anymore. I can do it. It is what it is, that’s what I do best. But in order for this team to be successful with the guys that we have on this team right now, we need a more well-rounded team. So if I have to sacrifice doing some things out there on the offensive end I’m willing to do it.” – Carmelo Anthony
What does this really mean?
A. Exactly what he said and we’ll see Melo 2.0 playing team ball.
B. What he thinks we want to hear but in reality we’ll get Iso-Melo again.
C. Anthony is now not going to try on both ends of the court.