I’m in the finals of my fantasy basketball league and I’ve got Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, and Chris Bosh on my team and these guys are getting rested in real life in preparation for the playoffs. It’s killing in my fantasy matchup. I actually have a pretty good chance of winning but with my most productive players resting, I’m kind of doomed. Boo.
When they let Jeremy Lin go, I was kind of pissed. But then they went and built the OLDEST team in the NBA and somehow thought they had a shot at the championship in an age where the sport is more athletic than ever. And they just kept getting older, adding a retiree like Rasheed Wallace and recently, Kenyon Martin. I am absolutely shocked to see Camby is getting $13m over 3 years. What the hell were they smoking?
Look at guys like Danilo Gallinari and David Lee, young guys that showed a lot of promise, that the Knicks traded away. The Knicks thought they could pull a Miami Heat and just buy stars and somehow win a championship. Problem is Anthony, Stoudemire, and Chandler are not on the same level as James, Wade, and Bosh. I like Tyson Chandler but I didn’t like the Melo and Stoudemire acquisitions from the beginning. Melo had a great coach and good team in Dnever. He never showed he could lift his team and never got past the first round. And there is good reason Stoudemire’s contract is uninsured – that should’ve been a big red flag. Well now the Knicks see how wonderful those knees of his are.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Knicks goes down again in the first round of the playoffs. The Knicks showed a lot of promise early on this season, but they have an incredible knack for lifting their fans expectations, only to fail completely.
I missed this game but this is just nice. Josh Smith too embarrassed to run back on d.
LOL, Jeremy Lin is the 3rd highest voted guard (so far) in the West for the NBA All-Star game, behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. As big a fan as I am, I hope he doesn’t overtake Chris Paul for a starting position. Let’s be honest, Lin is not at that elite level of Chris Paul (yet) and I know the All-Star game is popularity contest, but he’s just going to get so much undeserved hate if he overtakes Chris Paul.
Well, it sucks, but if Lin leaves, Knicks are back to “I don’t care” mode for me. I never really liked the make-up of that team and the fact that with their expensive roster, they were still playing like crap, just made it easier to not care. It was only the emergence of Jeremy Lin that got me back into the Knicks. I am a Lin fan first and foremost before I am a Knick fan. I don’t even care what hardcore Knicks fans might think about that. It’s just how it is.
I understand Houston is making it real tough with their offer, but oh well, it is what it is. You know what though, the Knicks will never win with Dolan making decisions. The organization will make money, but they won’t win championships.
All indications now are that the Knicks are letting Lin leave. I may just have to get NBA League Pass next year to catch Rocket games.
I hope Lin gets better and better. If the Knicks don’t keep him, I hope they end up regretting it.
P.S. And this is why I didn’t rush out to buy a Lin jersey or other merchandise. All those people with a Lin #17 Knicks jersey are sour right about now. But hey, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings (that would be midnight Tuesday), there’s still a slim chance Knicks will match.
P.P.S. While I’d love for Lin to stay with my hometown Knicks, I wonder if he’ll be better off in Houston. Lin thrived with the ball in his hands, with Stoudemire and Anthony out. Perhaps he can replicate Linsanity down in Houston. And who knows, Houston might get Dwight Howard.
I’m just happy the Knicks finally won a playoff game and avoided a sweep. All signs point to the Heat finishing off the Knicks in Game 5 down in Miami.
And Davis goes down with a dislocated kneecap – it looked quite cringeworthy on TV. I hope he gets better and wish him all the best, but I’m going to be honest here. I don’t think Davis is a good point guard. He was good in his prime but now he’s old and physically broken. He’s just not fit enough to compete at the level the Knicks want to compete at. The knee might be the final blow in a long list of injuries for him. So now we have just Bibby and Douglas left. And for some reason Woodson never plays Douglas, not even just to sub for a few minutes. Well now he probably has to. No Lin, no Shumpert, and Smith with his poor ball handling. Knicks are really hurting at point guard, as if they weren’t already, having the least assists and most turnovers of any playoff team.
There’s talk of Lin coming back on Wednesday for Game 5 but come on. The guy hasn’t even had full contact yet or tried playing defense at full speed, and he’s still feeling soreness the day after workouts. He is NOT ready to jump back in, for the playoffs no less. Lin needs to think about his future and not try to come back in a series that is likely lost already.
Now, IF the Knicks miraculously win Game 5 in Miami and IF Lin is 100% confident that he is ready to come back, then maybe he can play in Game 6. But those are 2 very big if’s.
My heart hopes for the Knicks to make history and pull off a huge upset in 7 games, but my brain is saying it ends in Game 5. :(
Why put Novak on the floor if he is barely going to touch the ball.
Then Stoudemire goes and CUTS HIS HAND after the game. GG. Like they said on ESPN, the Knicks are great at building up expectations and then stinking up the joint. No one does it better. Lin don’t come back. Rest, heal up, get stronger for next year.
Just as I’m talking about expectations, Stoudemire apparently punched the glass case of a fire extinguisher and cut his hand badly, reportedly losing quite a bit of blood. How stupid can you be to do something like this?
The Knicks – another futile year, what’s new.
You want to know why it’s frustrating watching the Knicks? Because they sabotage themselves. Different coaches, different players, different GM’s, but it always happens.
The Knicks had a very good chance to grab the 6th spot in the East and not have to play Miami or Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. If the Knicks had won all 4 of their last 4 games, and Orlando won 1 and lost 3, they would have a tie record and since the Knicks have a winning record againts Orlando, they would be 6th.
Well, the Knicks lost to the lowly Cleveland Caveliers at the start of those 4 games, a game they should have never lost, against an inferior team. This happened after the Knicks clinched a playoff spot and everybody got complacent. The Knicks then beat Atlanta, LA Clippers, and they’re playing the Bobcats right now.
The Magic won one of those 4 games and lost two, they’re now playing Memphis and they’re down 24 at halftime, scoring a measly 30 points in the first 2 quarters. So the Knicks had a great chance, but they’re just freaking stupid. Philly is tanking against Detroit because they want to play the Bulls so it looks like the Knicks are finishing 7th no matter what. Good luck trying to beat Miami. I believe but it just doesn’t look good.
Man, I was watching some Jeremy Lin highlights and miss watching him play. For me, that was truly one of the most memorable times of watching basketball since the Michael Jordan days. Can’t wait until he’s back. That’s if the Knicks make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs. Otherwise we gotta wait until next season! I’ve still been catching every Knicks game, but it’s just not the same.
By the way, I’m noticing in a lot of the highlights, when Lin goes up for layups or dunks, he always takes off on his left leg. And his injury was to his left knee. Maybe he’s putting too much stress on that one leg? Oddly he wears a brace on his right knee. There’s no known issue with his right knee, but when you have an injury or weakness, you tend to overcompensate with other parts of your body (namely the other leg) which also leads to injury. Eh, I don’t know, it’s just speculation. I just hope Lin comes back healthy and productive so we get another round of Linsanity in the playoffs.
The Knicks just have to take out either Miami or Chicago in the first round. Yep. =/
The steal was nice, but look at how incredibly fast James sprints down the court to grab the ball and dunk it. I don’t like James all that much, but he is some kind of athlete.