New York Knicks Full of Excuses: Gimme a Break

March 26th, 2011 by SportsLifer Leave a reply »

Melo and the Knicks are missing the point – they’re heading the wrong way.


Several weeks back, shortly after the Carmelo Anthony trade, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said he’d be satisfied if the Knicks won half of their remaining games.

Way to set the bar high, coach.

You’ve got two superstars on your team: two of the five top scorers in the NBA in Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, and your goal is mediocrity. Sadly, the way the Knicks are playing right now, they’d settle for playing .500 ball.

The playoffs, which seemed like a lock a few weeks back, are no sure thing anymore.

The Knicks are in a free fall, having lost five straight and eight of their last nine games. It would take an historic collapse for the Knicks to miss the post-season in the NBA’s weak Eastern Conference, but after losing to the likes of the Bucks, Pacers, Pistons, and Cavs, the playoffs are no longer automatic.

Here’s the progression of a typical Knicks game: Come out flat and fall way behind in the first quarter, play catch-up ball in the second and third, ...

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