Watch: Anthony and Woodson react to last nights win against the Magic

Carmelo Anthony and Mike Woodson react to last nights win and how they are playing better as a team.

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Tikki
Tikki

We'll see if the ship has been righted after seeing some tougher opponents that attack the Knicks' weakest points, like point guard P&R defense, but damn am I relieved to see some W's on the board.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I'm looking to see if Woody might hop abroad the Cole train and see what Aldrich can do in meaningful minutes. On a per 36 minutes, he is at 17.3 boards and 5.3 assists. Now that's only in 17 minutes of floor time, but he is grabbing 28.4% of all defensive rebounds and 41.9% of all boards when he is on the court. Contrast that with Chandler, our best, at 19.8% and 24.6%.


On defense, he has the best defensive rating on the team at 99 points per 100 possessions. The guy can clog the paint, rebound, and pass the rock. I'd like to see what he could do to stop the penetration of opposing quick PG's. Granted he hasn't played much, but the advanced statistics, so far, show he might be able to contribute in areas we are lacking.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

We're on a big 2 game win streak and STATues will come back tomorrow and ruin it.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

WOW!  The original Healthcare.gov programmers have surely done a bang up job jre.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

It's nice to see the team "remember" that ball movement and catch and shoot threes got them to 54-28. Now let's see if they can remember to get to bed early tonight for the noon start. These early Sunday games have been brutal to watch. Nothing against the Knicks, every game looks like neither team is in rhythm and out of sync.

tcop7
tcop7

Every once in awhile we'll get a ridiculous tweet from Tommy Dee about Shumpert


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>People still kill me about Shumpert. that's impressive. Truth is my ideal draft would have been Vucivic or Reggie Jackson and Goudelock</p>— Tommy Dee (@_TommyDee_) <a href="https://twitter.com/_TommyDee_/statuses/409359074438828032">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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I wonder who he's forgetting from that list?

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

I've always said since he got here...  of course you can find that history in disqus....  that the one thing Melo can do in NY that will take him to another level is mature.  He has always had tremendous basketball skills.  His maturity should take him to another level. 

Armand N Berdynaj
Armand N Berdynaj

Maybe we are seeing the maturation of Melo overnight. He and the team hit rock bottom after the 9 game losing streak. Sometimes you need that to snap out of it and change the way you do things. Past two games he has been a different player, and he is making guys better. The problem of this team was never ability. These clowns who said the Nets had more talent, are just parroting opinions and can not make one of themselves. When Tyson gets back, and Melo keeps this mindset. I think this team can compete with anyone.

knickfan2
knickfan2

Is there really such a thing as "a big 2 game win streak?"

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I'm looking forward to see Brad Stevens coach. He was great at the college level and his teams always competed and played hard. Ainge may have found his coach for the future.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

I don't know where the ball movement was for the first 16 games or so, but I'm glad it's back.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

It's a noon game?! Crap! You're right - those games are usually sloppy.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Here is what Tommy Dee posted back in May of 2011.

Tommy Dee: Chris Singleton- 6’9 F Florida State- I’m not sure Singleton makes it to 17 but if he does he’s a great option to inject into the rotation. He’s an outstanding defender who has added a 15-18 foot face up jumper to his game. He’s also an equally outstanding athlete who plays extremely hard and is team first. While a bit of a tweener, Singleton can stretch the floor and defend multiple positions. My biggest issue is that I’m not sure he can play on the floor defensively with both Amar’e and Melo, which, again, is why this selection is so difficult and why I may ultimately change my mind. I pass on Faried here because Singleton is a more complete player. DX notes that Faried attempted just 13 jump shots (including mid range) ALL YEAR, which is a glaring question mark at the NBA level. Plus he’s not a post up player. Granted, the Knicks don’t need a scorer, but at 17 they have to draft a more complete player who can be on the court for 20 minutes or so. He’s closer to 6’8 and his wing span made up for his offensive deficiencies. Singleton will learn to make the “50-50″ plays if he wants to earn major minutes. Because this pick could be a foundation for the chance at a discussion to land Chris Paul, I like several guards in this area including Reggie Jackson, Darius Morris, Josh Selby and Fredette. Right now, I think 17 is too high for Malcolm Lee and if Klay Thompson slips, I think about snagging him over Singleton at the SG spot-Paul deal aside. The Knicks need to fill a need and Singleton does, but they can go in several directions here depending on who is in the area. I think 17 is too high for Jordan Williams, a more traditional positional fit, or Greg Smith and Willie Reed, Trey Thompkins and Keith Benson. Word is Bismack Biyombo may be falling because of questions surrounding his age, which is an interesting lead to follow.

Singleton struggled towards the end of the year, especially with his shooting, and isn’t a great FT shooter, which is a pet peeve of mine, but he’s outstanding in transition and has drastically improved his shooting over the past 3 seasons at FSU.

The Bulls have a few picks and may be interested in swapping, but I think the Knicks would do well to stay at 17, pick Singleton if he’s there then talk to the Lakers, Kings or even the Bulls about sneaking in at 30 (Chi), 35(Sac) or 41/46 (LA). If the Knicks can score another pick, that may change how I view #17, but as of today I’m taking Singleton and looking for more front court depth via free agency assuming the CBA allows.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@tcop7 BS of the day N°1 from Mr. Dee.

He advocated mightily for Singleton, was flat out outraged when the Knicks didn't pick him, was clear on the fact that he thought he'd be the natural fix to backup both Melo and Amare at the 3 and 4 because of his versatility and ability to play multiple positions.

He made threads for days letting everyone know how disgusted he was. TD was supposed to be a scout, yet for some reason had no idea who Shumpert was.

He never proposed Goudelock at all (who went in the 2nd if I remember correctly), but did mention Jackson.

How strange that after Jackson finds his groove 3 years later because he was forced to take over than Tommy Dee mysteriously said how "vocal" he was about him.


Hinsight for Mr. Dee.

tcop7
tcop7

This system can even embed tweets properly.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@BiggieSmalls Let's remember we're talking about a place that has people saying great lines as: 

- "Melo's elite"  

- "Beno should be starting from day 1"

- "Mozgov's an All-Star"

- "Fields is a better version than Shane Battier"


You know we could go on forever revisiting such quotes. This alone should tell you all you need to know about the level of knowledge of some posters.

po_diddley
po_diddley

He was doing it last year too, Bigs. Once we got to the playoffs though, we went back to ISO ball and it killed us. Let's hope that losing 9 in a row taught him something.

Has Melo ever lost that many consecutively in his career?

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Jeremy Lin was all garbage times as well. You never know. He and Murry are worth a look at some point. Aldrich did go to Kansas and seems to be fundamentally sound. Bigs develop late. I'm just saying, he should get a shot at some point. Having another capable 7 footer against the Bulls and Indiana would be nice.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@BiggieSmalls I do have to disagree with Amar'e being a key piece in the Nets win. However, he had a good game doing what he does best which is catching and finishing at the rim. He shouldn't be doing anymore than that on offense other than an open 15 footer here and there. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Dude you're bugging STATues wasn't a key piece in that win by any means. 

You keep defying logic! 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@BiggieSmalls I'm waiting to see how we do against an attacking/pick and roll pg. Our defense is far better when the 1 and 5 don't switch. These last two games, our pg and center haven't really been in a position to switch.


We do a lot of off ball switching as well. Especially last night. JR was so lost with all the switching that took place off the ball (although it is JR). It's part of the reason there were so many open 3s for Orlando. 


Honestly, I also want to see what happens when these shots aren't falling because we're still not getting to the rim or the free throw line. 


I love the effort the last two games and the togetherness of the team. And God knows I am relieved that we've won the last two games.

1harris1
1harris1

@BiggieSmalls: So we have to be 5-13 because we needed time to jell?  I'll take a wait and see approach with this team.  While we should be thrilled with the results from the last two games, neither of the teams we beat are any good.


And to be fair to the Nets, they've had a lot of injuries.  I was one of the people on record who expressed doubts before the season started as to the Nets being a championship contender, but I also find it hard to believe that they are as bad as how they've been playing.  If we're going to give the Knicks a pass because of injuries and the need for time to jell, the same can be said for the Nets. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Dude, we have beaten the Nets and Magic!  Get out the Champagne, we're ring bound! 


No wonder you get pummeled here.  lol


Here we go with the depth thing again!  You tried to deny you stated that and once we beat up on 2 tomato cans, you are back to the same nonsense.  



solar_lion
solar_lion

Knicks fans, of which I am one of many, tend to get overexcited. And we tend to adopt a player. I liked Mozgov and Fields when they performed. But Fields limitations from outside and his shrinking violet routine in the playoffs didn't merit that whack contract he got. Mozgov, I suppose was the deal breaker fro Denver, who IMHO fleeced the Knicks, and almost every "analyst" and pundit insisted that the Knicks give up their Barn to land Melo if need be. I thought and wrote differently. But that was at another time. Still like Melo and route for him more now that he rocks the team's color's. I certainly hope he is committed to incorporating his teammates and doesn't shy away from doing so like he did early in the season.

1harris1
1harris1

@VerySilentJay: Well, we had a former GM who said that Fields reminded him of John Havlicek, so . . . . .

solar_lion
solar_lion

Yes. Wouldn't it be very much like them for their sorta rebuilding team to catch the Knicks off guard and ruin the mojo. Knicks have only just stopped the bleeding. Need more for the full turn around.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

They have wins over Miami and Atlanta on the road and Denver at home. That's not bad for a young team. We had better not take them lightly.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

You've got nerve!  You're wrong 90% of the time and other 20 % of the time, you're denying that you said the thing that made you wrong.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Drafting is a hit or miss proposition. Singleton was definitely a miss. Shumpert was considered a reach by D'Antoni back then. 

Say what you want about Tommy Dee, but I miss his analysis, semi-trolling, and witty comebacks to his detractors.

solar_lion
solar_lion

Which page would that be on the SNY.TV page?