Originally Posted by Da KO King
Yes, there were injuries and suspensions. However, it was still done due to match-ups; unless you're suggesting the Knicks only had four games worth of injuries and suspensions issues.
Here are the four games where David Lee started at SF:
vs UTA (Knicks win 97-96)
vs CHA (Knicks win 111-109)
vs CHI (Knicks win 103-92)
at PHI (Knicks lose 77-98)
Utah starts a big front court with Andrei Kirilenko at SF so. So the match-up dictated that starting Lee at SF wouldn't kill them. The entire Knicks front court had foul trouble.
Lee simply moved between the SF/PF/C spots all game ibnstead of being totally removed from the game..
Charllote starts a SF with good quickness but questionable ball handling, Gerald Wallace. He's not a major threat to isolate and take David Lee. So again match-up dictated that Lee at SF might work.
Wallace lit the Knicks up for 28 points. Lee again was in foul trouble.
Chicago starts a PF/SF combo that both more SF's with size more than anything else in Loul Deng and Andres Nocioni. Nether one is the type of player to isolate and drive. So again match-up says Lee at SF might work.
Again, the front court for the Knicks are all in foul trouble. Lee plays all three front court spots.
Riding the high of the previous three games the Knicks through caution to the wind and put Lee at SF versus Philly. The match-up dictated this was a bad idea cause the 76ers play Andre Iguodakla at SF. As the game progresses Lee plays majority of his minutes at SF cause none of the Knicks front court is in foul trouble.
Andre Iguodala kills the Knicks. His constant touches on the perimeter slow down David Lee's impact on rebounding. Lee being the SF means that the Knicks can't switch the PF off cause as bad a SF as Lee is he's better suited for the spot than Channing Frye. So the Knicks get hammered at the SF spot by 'Dre and killed at the PF spot by Chris Webber muscling up Channing Frye.
Here's the point of all this; four games do not prove what Lee can do at the SF spot. While I know you will likely say, "so that means he could possibly do it" that's just not the case.
Lee lacks the athleticism and perimeter game to be a long term NBA SF. Unless the Knicks can make him dramatically quicker in the next few months or develope every aspect of his perimeter game he's only good for spot minutes at the SF.
1- We won more then we lost simple as that
2- If Eddy actually became a man for once, Lee wouldnt get lit up that much cuz SOMEONE would have his back.
3- I'd rather be too big then too small
4- WE WON MORE THEN WE LOST
lol all im sayin is..Lee or Balkman one of those 2. Unless Chandler actually focuses. Q should play the 2. He will be too light at that time. Crawford CANNOT START