Posted by jaychrist on 2nd March 2011
Albeit a small sample with the newly acquired Carmello Anthony and Chauncy Billups the New York Knicks have had mixed reviews to say the least. The New York Knicks have only played four games with their new studs going a disappointing 2-2. Yes I said disappointing! I know what your going to say, “its only been four games,” ‘they beat the Heat in Miami,” “they are still learning how to play with each other,” all that good stuff a fan wants to believe. But the fact is that they may have better players but they are still wildly inconsistent. Yes I know they won in Miami with there defense, but they lost in Cleveland while giving up 115 points to the leagues worst team and most recently blew a big lead against the Orlando Magic because of there lack of willingness to play defense.
Coach Mike D’Antoni does not preach defense and Anthony and fellow superstar Amare Stoudemire do not like to play defense. It’s a well-known fact that you cannot win championships in the NBA without a center and without playing defense. So while Madison Square Garden is alive again and the Knicks appear to be headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2004, I don’t see how they could make a serious playoff run. I ask you Knick fans, do you truly believe the Knicks are being taken seriously because of their team or because of Anthony? If your answer is Anthony, which is the truth the Knicks and their fan base are destined to be disappointed