FabFourLakers wrote:keyindabox wrote:FabFourLakers wrote:Rooscooter wrote:^^You value stats over experience I see..... The facts are that most of their top players have all failed in pretty amazing fashion when the bright lights are on. A stabilizing influence like Kidd is a great thing to have.
Who was it that was most valuable in our first Kobe-Shaq championship?..... Harper and Shaw....
Melo has failed to get much better teams than this one, even when healthy, very far. It's not his scoring or his talent.... it's between the ears and his demeanor. If he's the one the team is counting on then it's another frustrating season for NY.... If they let a guy like Kidd lead then they have a chance when healthy.
If you want to keep taking shots at what I say and insinuating that I'm not "watching" then just put me on ignore.... that way we both won't waste our time....
Didn't mean to insult you Roos...you know we usually agree on a lot of things. This was just one of them I really felt that you were wrong about...and still do.
With that being said, I think Melo deserves SOME credit for the Knicks late season turnaround...it was looking like the Knicks were going to collapse, with all the injuries and losses piling up....but Melo sucked it up (and he's playing hurt btw) and he's doing what he can out there for the Knicks. He's definitely a top 5 player this year in my book, and like I said before, IF the Knicks get the 2 seed, they have a shot at going pretty far (meaning they will lose to the HEAT in the ECF). That in itself would be a huge accomplishment for the Knicks.
Speaking of injuries, Kenyon Martin went down in the Celtics game....literally every single big man for the Knicks has gone down with an injury this year. They really need Chandler back now. They have a tough schedule to finish (with like 4 b2b's left).
Key, you think my bets are safe as far as Knicks finishing ahead of the Nets and finishing as a top 4 team?
I am pretty confident that your bets are safe. We're 4.5 up on the Nets, and while we have a much tougher upcoming schedule, I don't see the Nets winning enough and the Knicks losing enough for them to get past us. Even if that did happen, Knicks would most likely end up still being a Top 4 team, but like I said, I think the Atlantic Division is ours.
And on K-Mart, he should be fine, injury doesn't seem to be anything serious. I just hope Tyson can play tomorrow night against Miami.
Nice! Yeah, I am looking at the schedules, and I think the Nets would have to nearly go undefeated or lose only 1 game the rest of the way and the Knicks would have to go like 4-7 down the stretch for the Nets to capture the lead.
That's good news on K-Mart....I love that pick up for NYK so far....he's gonna be instrumental in the playoffs. Knicks need to avoid the Chicago Bulls at all costs in the playoffs....either draw the hawks or celtics...cuz if they draw the Bulls? I don't see it ending well for the Knicks as they for whatever reason do NOT match up well with the Bulls!
With you 110%, I want no part of the Bulls in the first round. They are tough and very well-coached. Would feel pretty confident going up against the Celtics or Hawks.