Knicks Week 7 report card, presented by Long Island University

Harris Decker

Offense B-

This week, the Knicks played 4 games and went 2-2. In those games, they only were able to break 100 points one time and in the losses, looked anemic on offense once again. The wins were good solid wins. Against the Orlando Magic, the Knicks won in a blowout, scoring 121 points in a true team effort. Seven players scored in double figures with Carmelo Anthony leading the way with 20. The offensive start of the week had to be Amare Stoudemire. He played in three of the four games over the course of the week and was highly effective in those games. Stoudemire was able to put up double digit point totals in all three games despite never playing more than 30 minutes. On top of all of that, he shot 68% from the field over the stretch. With increased minutes to come, Stoudemire will be key to turning the Knicks offense around.

Defense C+

Defense is something the Knicks should be good at. They have a number of players that stress the defense is greater than offense mentality. This week we finally saw them putting the pieces together. Unfortunately, the things that hurt them continued to hurt them. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving torched them for 37 points and center Jared Sullinger put up 21 points in the loss to the Celtics. The Knicks have trouble containing those two positions and it showed this week. With Raymond Felton joining Tyson Chandler on the bench for the next few weeks, Pablo Prigioni and Beno Udrih will have to step up their defensive games or point guards will continue to smoke the Knicks.

LIU




19 comments
Mario Brown
Mario Brown

the problem isnt BENO OR PABLO! THE PROBLEM IS FELTON! PABLO BARELY PLAYS AND BENO AINT EVEN SEEN FLOOR TIME! So its not them its Felton who is the problem!!

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Would anyone agree to throw in a pick for Lowry if it includes JR Smith?

I know JR can't be moved until Jan. But let's say the offer was JR Smith and a pick, is it the pick worth getting rid of the JR contract?

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

Here is my grade:


We are 6-15 and have the 3rd worst record in the entire league coming off a season where we had 54 wins and a second seed in the conference.


Grades:

Team: F

Coaching: F

Management: F

Ownership: F

Fans: A ( Because we are still here even though we have not won a title in 40 years)


Any questions?

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

I'm still astounded Dolan killed the trade because he didn't wanna give away picks. That hasn't been an issue before, as we all know.

That said, it was the right move. Toronto thinks Lowry's some sort upper echelon PG, asking for a young asset plus a pick. Not this time around. Find another fool.

If Ujiri snaps out of it, maybe he can get a couple of cheap, serveiceable players out of an uncertain expiring contract.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

James Dolan is now attempting to restore his public image, by standing up to the schoolyard bully, Masai Uriji.. He's not getting Dolan's lunch money ever again. Perhaps this whole Lowry deal blowup was planned from the start as a PR ploy to make James Dolan look good. 


One surely couldn't have expected to get Lowry and have Toronto take back Felton and MWP without paying heavily. Both of them have multiyear deals and are not looking like they have much left in the tank. Other teams will be able to offer Toronto options that are easily better than that. 


We have a new sheriff in town and it's Jimmy "Six String" Dolan.

lesdiggz
lesdiggz

Just read Dolan killed the K.lowry deal. cant say im too mad at him about that one.

chuco
chuco

I would call any other team who has a good pg available and start the Felton,Metta,and the 2018 from there eff toronto

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Chandler Back on MONDAY?:


Chandler eyeing Monday return? Injured center Tyson Chandler will go through contact drills this weekend and will be re-evaluated by the Knicks' medical staff on Monday, Woodson said.

That means there is a possibility Chandler may return Monday against Washington or Wednesday against Milwaukee.

Chandler has been sidelined since Nov. 5 with a broken right leg. 



VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Mario Brown Fat Beno is flat out awful. His decision making is beyond questionable, that pull-up jumper-floater of his is ridiculous and he swears he can make it every time. Can't run a decent P&R, can't defend if his life depended on it.

He's turnover prone, and clearly still is out of shape. I'd include him in any trade if it'd help.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@NYKnickerBocker 


I would get rid of JR for a bag of towels at this point. He has gone from one of my favorite players on the team to someone I don't even want on the court. I don't think his head is into it. His head is always is space...and yes, I know why. The dude's stock is falling big time and its time to go. Hope he's movable..

knickfan2
knickfan2

Now, we're talking! I would definitely throw in the 2018 first round pick if we could get rid of JR.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@bockers Actually, the past couple of games there's been less switching but the lack of rebounding and paint protection killed the team.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay 

Toronto will trade Lowry for a single asset. It's not wanting to take back Felton/MWP without another asset included. The way I see it is Lowry equals one asset and taking back bad contracts equals another.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLD_KNICK If there's too many making decisions, it's his fault. He chooses to get involved, he chose a system where, even though you've employed people to make these decisions, you can supervise, pull the trigger, or kill deals if you choose to. If you involve Mills, yourself, H20, Warkentein et al, obviously the group will expand implicitly.