Written by Matt Adwar – @theknicksguy
Carmelo Anthony did not have much to say after the New York Knicks blew another fourth quarter lead.
“Were just not getting it done,” he said.
The New York Knicks held a 6-point lead going into the fourth quarter but were not able to hold on as they were outscored 24-12 in the fourth quarter. Carmelo Anthony only had 4 points in the second half after contributing 22 in the first half.
Derek Fisher did not blame any player but chose to blame himself after the crucial loss.
I have to do a better job of putting guys in position to be successful out there,”
Fisher did not say anyone specific but it is clear that he has not figured out the rotation just yet. In the final two minutes Porzingis and Lopez were left out for Lance Thomas and Lou Amundson, an interesting choice. Continue reading
Jay and Marc try to make heads or tails out of what Knicks team is going to show up from quarter to quarter, talk about Camby coming back, K-Mart not playing, and a bunch of other interesting Knick strategies. Download Episode 178
Jay and Marc try to figure out how the lineups being used make sense. They also talk about the Indiana debacle and the loss in Toronto, the trade deadline moves, Jays trip to Barclays, facebook and twitter questions, around the league news and finish off with what we learned. Download Episode 176
Tommy Dee from theKnicksBlog.com joins us today as we talk about Shumperts return, Felton nearing return and Wallace never returning. We also talk about what to do with the big man rotation, who to give minutes to, how to handle the Amare situation and much more. Download Episode 168
Anyone want to fill me in on the logic of this move?
This is my guess as to what the GM was thinking, “Hmmmm, I think I’d rather sign a 4th shooting guard and continue to play Jeremy Lin 40 minutes a game instead of signing a backup point or even a backup big man. OK so I’ve talked myself into a SG, but our 4th SG can’t be just any SG. What we need is a ball stopper. Preferably one who’s a very streaky shooter like Jamal Crawford was. Oh let’s make sure he is suspect on D and has a bad attitude, things were getting a little too happy around here, we need to make things interesting. I know, J.R. Smith!”
Last I checked we have Landry Fields, Iman Shumpert and Toney Douglas all fighting for minutes at the 2. Obviously Douglas is currently the odd man out, but it looks like Shumpert will also lose most of his playing time when Smith arrives. You know, our best wing defender. Also a young player that needs to get some run to develop.
I hope this works out, but I have a feeling I’m going to be waching the game from my computer (not my couch because MSG still has their channel blacked out in NY) and thinking about this post when he’s in the middle of a 2-14 game and Shump looks miserable on the end of the Knicks bench.