Damn it feels good to be a NYer again. We haven’t had this much hype surrounding a season since the 90s, easily. Stat n Melo, Carmelo and Amare’, it’s gonna be so real at The Garden this year. THIS IS A BIASED POST. And idc what any of yall have to say about it.
GUARDS: Mike Bibby, Baron Davis, Toney Douglas, Landry Fields, Iman Shumpert, Bill Walker
FORWARDS: Melo, Renaldo Balkman, Josh Harrellson, Jared Jeffries, Steve Novak, Amare Stoudemire
CENTERS: Tyson Chandler, Jerome Jordan
We only went 42-40 last year? I swear to God it felt like we won 53 games. Every dub was magical, Amare was a legit MVP candidate pre all star game n allat. If I didn’t have 2K and they ain’t tell me Landry only did 9 and 6 I woulda have told you with a straight face that he averaged 13 and 8. Toney Douglas was like John Starks to me last year, smh see what happens when you let a Knicks fan taste glory. We been like Anne Frank up in that Attic for too long we out here to collect now and the whole NBA is on notice. But yea realistically (the way I’m NOT looking at this roster) our backcourt is full of more question marks than my English papers in college. Mike Bibby is pretty much washed at this point, and with each missed three the pressure will mount and he’s lightskin, lightskin ppl don’t do well under pressure. Baron, even when healthy is a question mark, can he give us the Baron that was ok with Blake or are we gonna get Ocho Cinco (#85) from the Cavs? Either way we won’t know until some time in February. I just swore we ain’t lose a step when Chauncey went out against the Celtics, I thought Toney was Starks 2.0, he still can be I just don’t wanna see him in the starting 5. Landry Fieldzzzzzz, I wish we woulda traded him when he was good. Iman looked iight in both preseason games, he may be seeing huge minutes by the time the Playoffs roll around.
Honestly, the whole Stat n Melo experiment is in the air. We only went 14-14 once Melo came on board and then 0-4 in the Playoffs so we didn’t really get better with the trade, we did get more dangerous though. If I can ask for one thing from each of them; Melo just give us 4 apg, you’ll get your 25 each and every night, we know you’ll take the shots to; and STAT can we please get 10 rebounds, it look like Eddy Curry again sometimes when you tryna get a board, I know Tyson is gonna get a lot of rebounds but he won’t get them all. Jared Jeffries still is the most hated Knickerbocker since Charles Smith for obvious reasons.
One good thing about Jared is that he was top 10 in the league in charges drawn last year, idk if I’m serious or if I’m joking right now. See everything I’ve said up until this point should have you on the fence about the Knicks like ‘damn they might be the 8th seed’ but the basketball gods spoke and they gift wrapped Tyson Chandler just for us. Fresh off of a NBA Championship and 2nd Team All Defense nod he gives us 10+ wins easily. We ain’t have a legit center since Marcus Camby and idk if he was even our center. Tyson gives us the best frontcourt in the league.
2011/2012 Prediction 45-21 yea let’s go. After breaking down the roster 45 wins is not even feasible but all I see is the light at the end of the tunnel. Idc about how trash our backcourt is, who’s gonna stop Melo and Amare’? Don’t ask me who they’re gonna stop. That’s whay we got Shump, Tyson and Renaldo Balkman, just so we can disguise the glaring defensive weaknesses of our stars. But truthfully I see no reason why we can’t win 2/3rds of our games, esp with a little more than 2/3rds of em coming versus the East. The Garden is Back.