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 was in class and has no idea what happened and Marc watched live, so Jay tries to guess the top 10 picks.
|Another week of nothing but losses. Some of those losses were almost not losses so…yeah. And what’s with other teams stars being injured for weeks, only to come back against the Knicks and destroy them? It’s going to be real hard ranking these clowns this week.|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Calderon, Jose||Yeah he didn’t play well against the Thunder but no one did. 7 3’s against Dallas and 10 boards against Miami give me more positive things to say about Jose than anyone else on this list.||9|
|2||Anthony, Carmelo||Melo missed 2 games with back spasms but looked pretty good against the Heat. I bet he’d look even better if opposing defenses had to pay attention to anyone else other than Melo and Amare.||1|
|3||Wear, Travis||Wear was the only Knicks with a positive +/- in all 3 games this week. By all means only play him 10-12 minutes a game.||3|
|4||Acy, Quincy||Quincy isn’t this high because I think he’s good. It’s just that everyone else below him is playing way below expectations while Quincy gets a few boards and does his best to not be terrible, and for the most part he’s succeeded.||4|
|5||Larkin, Shane||Shan is pretty much in the same boat as Quincy. He’s not doing anything particularly great but he’s not making me scream, drink, and throw things at the tv while watching him. Continue reading|
|4 games and 3 losses this week. At least the Knicks found a way to beat Philly, even if they did almost blow a 20 point lead to one of the worst teams of all time. They also lost to a team who was missing 4 starters and the 1 starter who did play had the flue and a broken wrist and still managed to drop 37 points on the Knicks. Rage. Remember my comment last week about not being able to win without Melo? Well we may find out if that’s true or not this coming week.|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||Another highly productive week for Melo, which ended in back spasms. I’m guessing Melo will set a game or two to get healthy for the Knicks playoff push. Playoffs…hahaha.||1|
|2||Stoudemire, Amar’e||Amare was the only player on this roster other than Melo who was able to string together more than one good game in a row this week. I’m not going to bother bringing up the defense anymore. He’s been scoring and rebounding which is what he needs to do.||8|
|3||Wear, Travis||Wear was the Knicks best bench player this week. In related news the Knicks are 4-11.||6|
|4||Acy, Quincy||Quincy isn’t expected to do much other than rebound, and in that regard he doesn’t disappoint. He’s been playing exactly to expectations.||4|
|5||Prigioni, Pablo||It was just a week ago that I was talking about Priggys slump. Looks like he snapped out of it and might push Larkin out of the rotation if he keeps it up. 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
Linsanity continues as the Knicks beat the Raptors and destroy the Kings. We talk about D’Antoni’s coaching during this streaka and Melo coming back on Friday. We also talk about JR Smith coming to the Knicks, what that will mean for Shumpert and Fields and our 24 other shooting guards and who will get cut as a result. Download Episode 105
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.