J.R. Smith Dunk
Tommy DeeThis game was on NBA TV yesterday and got me pumped for the NBA season. What you have to love most about this game is the variety and all around dominance of Melo’s game. Granted, Amar’e was out which still begs the question of can they perform together, but I feel like too many fans who criticize Melo don’t use games like this as an example. In the beginning he was curling and taking mid range shots. Not many “dump in and hold” isolation situations. A few pick and rolls with Chandler as well.
Also, he did well to get Landry Fields some easy baskets. Then when the team needed him him in the 4th quarter he delivered. Hopefully Woodson can get Melo into more of these situations and Melo can respond. The Knicks are going to need consistent big performances if they want to win the division.
Kevin James in a fedora is also entertaining.
Tommy DeeHere’s my thing about Stoudemire. There are plenty of highlights there with Melo sharing the ball and with Chandler on the court. This has been an issue, but for me it’s not unsolvable. These men are after championships. Yes, we’ve seen talented teams crumble because of ego and a severe lack of chemistry, but as we always say if Stoudemire can force the defense to respect his air space, like Chris Bosh did this year for the heat, then the Knicks will be a very good basketball team this year. They defend and rebound as a team, but they need good, sound balanced offense and that includes Amar’e getting his touches and capitalizing on them.
In today’s 60 Seconds of Sound, which recaps the last 24 hours in New York sports, Tim Tebow talks about his role, Terrell Thomas is injured again, Tex gets hurt and Scott Hairston reacts to win.