Quote: Shumpert after career night vs. Spurs

“I’ve been getting great, wide-open shots in the corner, wide-open shots on the wing. And I just haven’t knocked them down.”

-Iman Shumpert after last nights win over the San Antonio Spurs, commenting on his season in contrast to last night.

Harris Decker

Obviously this was an amazing night for Shumpert who hasn’t had much to smile about this season. What’s interesting about this comment is that it’s 100 percent accurate. If you go back and look at the number of uncovered shots Shumpert has missed this season, it’s horrifying. He’s been getting good looks all year and simply not converting them.

Some guys like Andrea Bargnani haven’t hit shots because of the lack of ball movement. Bargnani is a player that can’t create his own shots and always needs that final pass to score. Shumpert can, and did, score in many ways. He can drive to the basket, dunk and hit outside shots. On Thursday night, he lived up to the potential that a lot of Knicks fans hoped for this year. Now, it’s on him to deliver more of these performances in 2014.




219 comments
tommy2b
tommy2b

who was the gm that gave allan houston 100+million to rehab his knees?  even worse than the amare deal

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Are we doubling up tonite or do we return back to 1 win every other week showcase?

johneco
johneco

Shump's season stats

Yesterday: 5.8pts, 36%fg, 30%3fg

Today: 6.8pts, 39%fg, 35%3fg


What a difference a day makes...

tommy2b
tommy2b

stocked up on booze and jerky.  Ready for the game now


Ben Farber
Ben Farber

Melo for Deng, Gibson, and a 1st rounder, who hangs up first?

fasheezee
fasheezee

We will win tonight. I believe the team is coaching themselves. They've decided to look like their listening in the huddle and then proceed to do whatever they want.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Anthony's been a big problem for Houston recently as well. He has totaled 82 points in his past two games against the Rockets. 


ViA ESPN.

NoVaCaInE
NoVaCaInE

Trade Melo. Build around Lin, Fields and Novak. TKB Logic...

rgm891
rgm891

We shoot so many three pointers but cant defend the three if our lives depended on it. This needs to be fixed asap. No one rotating out to the uncontested shooter. Need more communication and more toure less udrih!!!! Lets make it back to back.

melo7
melo7

Msg is really milking this win I've seen like 4 replays already haha

melo7
melo7

I disagree I think bargs can create a shot for himself pretty well

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Kiyan Carter Bargs did a great job on him last time one on one.  Chandler probably gets the matchup this time, let's see how he does.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@johneco still pretty ugly numbers.  He needs to keep playing well.

Tikki
Tikki

@kneggyknik I disliked many of Walsh's moves (chief being the D'Antoni hire), but if what you say has any truth, I don't want any player representing the Knicks that laughs at someone in a wheelchair.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@JR Spliff Dolan won't let go of his favorite toy unless it's one hell of a deal.

This one isn't.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@orlando_knickfan Melo looks heavier there actually.

And Amare was -10 surgeries at that moment.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@NoVaCaInE don't forget chandler gallinari jamal mozgov copeland and nate.  TKB always loves the scrubs that's why no one wants to trade shump and they're all clamoring for more Murry.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@rgm891 You're right.  Danny Green missed a lot of open 3s.

ScottE
ScottE

@Jerry Gee That's just how he's always shot.  He's a seven footer.  He doesn't sling the ball, he holds it high and flicks it.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@melo7 yeah he didnt avg 20ppg being a catch-and-shoot guy.  He has some offensive moves (awkward as they may appear).  Unfortunately he's not a good fit here.  We could better use a catch-and-shoot guy who can defend and rebound.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb The wife has friends over with kids... I'm consigned to the bedroom.  She won't let me eat fried chicken in here.

Ben Farber
Ben Farber

@solar_lion you let Deng walk after the season, and have Gibson for 3 more years. Gibson's good, he fits their needs perfectly. If they acquire Melo, the Bulls could probably grab a 4 seed in the east with close to 40 wins. That would put our pick at about 20 in the draft. Players likely to be available around there according to nbadraft.net are willie cauley-stein, aaron gordon, dario saric, semaj christon, and montrezl harrell. they could all help this team going forward. Or maybe that pick could be packaged along with Shump or THjr to move into the lottery. When you compare it to losing Melo for nothing after the season,  a first-round playoff exit, and nothing to build around after melo walks, we come out wayyyy ahead.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb we got killed by the spurs at home... You never know!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@tommy2b @NoVaCaInE Don't forget A Randolph was the future Lamar Odom while Fields was a "younger version of Shane Battier"....

It never gets old. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@tommy2b@NoVaCaInE 

Now I remember being told that all the scrubs mentioned above were a "dime a dozen" and could be easily replaced. Three years after the Melo trade, we are 10-21, with no draft picks, and an $88 million payroll. We still are looking for those dime a dozen role players to surround Melo.

rgm891
rgm891

Haha for sure man. Hopefully we can start playing harder

ScottE
ScottE

@lobcity  This is why I'm glad we didn't resign Lin.  Nothing to do with anything on the court, he's a good player.  If we signed Lin these boards would be chockfull of fans that rike Rin because he's Asian and know very little about basketball.

melo7
melo7

Haha I'm not complaining I'm snowed in

melo7
melo7

I think he'd be a good piece if we had a better coach and system

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb  Keep it that way if you're smart, lol. 

"Smart man + smart woman = romance

Smart man + dumb woman = affair 
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage 
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy "

Tikki
Tikki

@moneyball @Tikki @kneggyknik 

I've never seen the movie so I can't really comment on Bambi . . . and I'll have to take your word on the Jesus thing.

johneco
johneco

@solar_lion@moneyball To call it a hail mary pass is unfair.  We were probably a legit #2 in the Lebron sweepstakes, and that would have put us potentially on a championship path.  That he was thoroughly outplayed by Riley, who is a master, doesn't make Walsh a joke.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@akamarb That's it, I'm gonna go pick up some junk food for the game.

ScottE
ScottE

@solar_lion @Knicks_Fanatic @MeloStat301 Unfortunately, that's the Knicks model of team building by necessity since Layden and IT put us in payroll purgatory.  Donnie said it when he took over that normally you build through the draft, but given the Knicks situation it had to be through free agency.  I think that's why he hired Dantoni, to make our players look better to potential FAs.  If the Knicks had picks they'd have options but I'm afraid you and Donnie are correct, now and then.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@MeloStat301@Knicks_Fanatic 

Perhaps lack of continuity is a better word to describe the way our roster turns over every year. Teams that were 54-28 shouldn't still be struggling to find rotations and how to develop chemistry in January. Last year Melo was played at the PF. This year we got Bargnani, so Melo now plays SF. Last year, we started two PG's, this year we aren't. 

Last year, we set a record for three point shooting. This year, we go big. Last year GG was our GM. This year, it is Steve Mills. Woody is on the coaching hot seat. We are a very unstable organization. It's not how you build a team.

Getting another star, now that IS a problem. Don't see how that happens.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Knicks_Fanatic@MeloStat301 Last year was a temporary thing...right...and these 31 games cant be a temporary thing??  Come on man....Look, I'm not with giving away all our picks, but the guys that were here?  Gallo..is he even playing yet this year?  Will chandler, he wont be the same again...fields and novak cant get off the bench in Toronto..I mean come on..we didn't lose anything with those guys.  Maybe 1 of chandler,gallo,lin would have been nice, but that is not the problem.  The problem is getting another star to pair with melo, that is the problem. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@MeloStat301@Knicks_Fanatic 

Last year was great, but it was just a temporary thing. Each year, we have to go out and find more pieces. It is unstable. We have no draft picks and are committed to $90+ in salary next year. We keep mortgaging the future for now. Eventually it comes back to haunt you.

It's not the smartest way to build a team.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Knicks_Fanatic Nice of you to side step the 54 wins atlantic division and 2nd seed, nice...those guys are average nba players with gallo being the best, nothing to build around.