NEW YORK KNICKS: The Stench Across the Street From Bayside Isn't From Dead Fish Washing Up on the Shores of South Beach. It's the Knicks.
I told you, the narrative doesn't change with this team.
If I were in the Miami Police Dept., I would have arrested the Knicks for trespassing. Don't ask me what they were doing there. I think Game One was the worst forty-eight minutes I watched the Knicks play in the last thirty-five years. Once Miami gets through with us, we will have gone twelve years without winning a playoff game. Yeah, they'll dispatch us that quickly. I expect nothing from this team. The Knicks do not have any tricks of their sleeves. And they just got totally exposed.
With a healthier Tyson Chandler (flu) on the floor, playing in his right mind instead of giving LeBron James whiplash, maybe we only lose Saturday by twenty-five points. But without Iman Shumpert, (what a tough break for the rookie!) expect more of the same thing we saw in Game One - Blowouts. Because Tyson Chandler is going to be playing defense by himself.
With Shumpert out, that means Landry Fields will be recalled from his exile in a black hole. It's already been proven, he and Carmelo Anthony have mixed as well as vinegar and oil together. So good luck with that.
Then there's Amare. Amare Stoudemire clearly has nothing to offer. He's a compromised cager. He played a majority of the game and was a complete non-factor. Is there any reason to speculate? I'm not a big "IF" fan So, no. His body has the better of him and ailments like his do not clear up over night.
Jeremy Lin might make it back in time to play in the elimination game. And even if he played last Saturday, he wouldn't have helped. I don't believe that. And I do not believe he can help this team now. Not with mounting injuries. If Lin and Chandler were both healthy and playing Saturday, then maybe we only lose by fifteen.
So now that leaves us with Carmelo Anthony. In Game One's debacle, the Knicks' star was dim. Miami kicked South Beach sand in Melo's face, and big man on campus offered no response. His eleven points were just wimpy. But he did have a good game rebounding. I cede him that.
Hmmm, who's left? J.R. Smith and Baron Davis?
So like I was saying...., I seriously doubt the Knicks will have a response tonight. They are a poorly constructed team in the Dolan ideal.
Let's just get on with this.
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