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Old 03-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

They're playing top 5 defense past three games. Just smothering teams from beginning to start. They're balancing out scoring, VERY balanced scoring. And personally, I can't help but see the Celtics. The defense isn't as good as those Celtics, but the offense is better.

You've got Chandler, the defensive anchor(KG).

You've got JR Smith, Novak guys that stretch the floor with the 3 (Ray Allen).

You've got a big that stretches the floor with a jumper, KG/STAT.

You've got your primary scorer, Melo. And these past few games, he's been very Paul-Pierce like. He's picking his spots, he's passing more, taking less shots, getting things in the flow of the offense. Like those transition/pull-up threes that Pierce hits, Melo has been doing more of.

They've got a dynamic PG with Lin/Baron (Rondo).

A very deep bench.

And now, you've got this whole collectiveness on defense. Guys who before weren't known for defending, are now putting in the work. Amar'e is hedging out on PnRs, Melo is bodying up his man and showing great footwork on D. Kind of like when you saw Pierce change that year with the arrival of KG.

I just see more and more of the Celtics with this Knicks squad. And I think what people underestimate about those Celtics is their offense. They were an incredibly efficient offensive team. Sure their defense was amazing, but their offense was pretty darn good. Why? Because they spread it around, on any given night you didn't know who would hurt you. Could be Melo(Pierce), Amar'e(KG), Novak/JR(Ray), Lin(Rondo). They had too many weapons.

Thoughts? Anyways these are just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

Talent isn't enough to win games.

If the Knicks make it to the playoffs they will not pass the first round. Period.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

I think NY is capable of a deep playoff run. the pieces are there. just gotta gel and get rollin.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

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You've got Chandler, the defensive anchor(KG).

They've got a dynamic PG with Lin/Baron (Rondo).

Could be Melo(Pierce), Amar'e(KG), Novak/JR(Ray), Lin(Rondo). They had too many weapons.

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Old 03-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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They're offensive all right
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

IMHO they lack the most important thing: defense. I don't know if Stoudemire and Anthony can be a succesfull tandem, they are really lazy on D..
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

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Talent isn't enough to win games.

If the Knicks make it to the playoffs they will not pass the first round. Period.

Wow, you still salty from that game earlier this year?
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
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Lol knicks and lol at melo making it out of the first round
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

These fools aren't worth our words of truth, they'll see soon enough.
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

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They're playing top 5 defense past three games. Just smothering teams from beginning to start. They're balancing out scoring, VERY balanced scoring. And personally, I can't help but see the Celtics. The defense isn't as good as those Celtics, but the offense is better.

You've got Chandler, the defensive anchor(KG).

You've got JR Smith, Novak guys that stretch the floor with the 3 (Ray Allen).

You've got a big that stretches the floor with a jumper, KG/STAT.

You've got your primary scorer, Melo. And these past few games, he's been very Paul-Pierce like. He's picking his spots, he's passing more, taking less shots, getting things in the flow of the offense. Like those transition/pull-up threes that Pierce hits, Melo has been doing more of.

They've got a dynamic PG with Lin/Baron (Rondo).

A very deep bench.

And now, you've got this whole collectiveness on defense. Guys who before weren't known for defending, are now putting in the work. Amar'e is hedging out on PnRs, Melo is bodying up his man and showing great footwork on D. Kind of like when you saw Pierce change that year with the arrival of KG.

I just see more and more of the Celtics with this Knicks squad. And I think what people underestimate about those Celtics is their offense. They were an incredibly efficient offensive team. Sure their defense was amazing, but their offense was pretty darn good. Why? Because they spread it around, on any given night you didn't know who would hurt you. Could be Melo(Pierce), Amar'e(KG), Novak/JR(Ray), Lin(Rondo). They had too many weapons.

Thoughts? Anyways these are just my 2 cents.
The 2008 Boston Celtics had one of the great 1 year runs there ever was. 3 perrenial all-stars and Hall of Famers (one top 20 all-time the other 2 usually somewhere in the top 60) albeit just coming off their primes, epic defense, 13th on all time regular season SRS rankings (margin of victory, adjusted for schedule).
And you're comparing these Knicks to them!?!
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

I hate the Celtics, especially the 08 Celtics, but comparing the Knicks to them is stupid.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #14
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Default Re: Knicks will make run. A more offensive 2008 Celtics.

Lin and Rondo is an atrocious comparison. Stat and KG are also different in the extreme. Other than that, I have no idea why the hell you think the Knicks have the Celtics' Championship D.
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