Originally Posted by skillswithaz
I can just pray that losing both Francis and Crawford will get the Knicks working together like they were in the stretch after the brawl. It seems like now we either start Lee, Balkman, or Collins with Crawford. Balkman seems more like an energy player off the bench (much more than Lee) but that doesn't mean he's not effective at playing for long periods of time. I say we start
Collins/Robinson/Balkman/Rose(Jeffries)/Cato coming off the bench
And when we get down we send in
Robinson/Q-Rich/Balkman/Lee/Frye to provide some youthful energy and ploy small.
btw is Cato injured?
Only if Zeke should see it.
Zeke wants an elite shooter and all dat bs but doesnt he notice that we play best when we play DEFENSE.
Collins,Balkman,and Jeffries all play defense and can gaurd bigger players.
Zeke is more afraid that Lee can't gaurd athletic 3's but he doesnt know that
Frye always helps defends for him.
He is also afraid that Frye can't gaurd athletic 4's but Lee is big enough and mobile enough to help defend as well.
With Lee at the 3 we will always win the rebounding war and push the ball with more efficiency cuz Lee runs da Floor.
Curry will play better and so will Marbury screw it so will Frye. Lee makes all these guys gel. Lee isnt the best player he jus makes others play better. PERIOD.
Balkman will bring to da bench what Lee did but maybe more cuz he gaurds 3's,4's, and 5's. And rebounds very well and brings the ability to block shots as well. Who can gaurd athletic players(If he can only shoot da dam ball).
Collins will get better its just gonna make time. He makes typical rookie mistakes but i see it in him..trust me if he continues to get playin time hes gonna be great for us. With experience and a jump shot he can be our general and pg for the next 10 years. He plays defense, strong and knows how to run a team and UNLIKE our other players(other then Lee) has a high basketball IQ. BUT AGAIN HE JUS CAN'T SHOOT.
These guys are not winning players unless they play Dfense and learn the game of basketball:
Marbury(he knows the game but now how to win it)
Balkman(with a valid excuse, he only played organized ball for 2 years,so for that time span he's ahead of schedule)
Sad thing is 4 out 6 of these guys are in our rotation bcuz they hold the most talent.
Gotta keep Curry cuz of his upside and willingness to try now.
Marbury is playin well but after his contract is up or even b4 it let him go.
He's 30 hes not the pg of the future and he will hurt the growth of other pgs.
Get rid of Crawford i doubt he'll ever play D and shoot the ball efficiently.
Frye would be great if he was a tougher player but dam this kid is soft, skilled wise he's great and he could be a huge asset but he is just not a NY athlete.
He needs to play better D and learn other ways to score other then shooting.