These first few weeks have been absolute torture for our long suffering fan base. Initially, I kept my composure like most of you did. But as time progressed, my tolerance for the incompetence, ineptitude, and overall bullshit performances has diminished. Luckily, there is a light on the end of the tunnel. All it takes is a few simple solutions,none of which involve all of the meandering,pie in the sky trade scenarios. We have the right players, they just don't play right. After the the jump, im going to break down the necessary steps to getting the knicks back into contention.
1) The defense is good but In order to maximize Chandler's gifts,we must switch to zone defense. The man/switch thing is good in spurts but it leaves us way to vulnerable in the paint, plus we end up with bad mismatches too often. Considering his history of foot injuries,it probably inst wise to keep him in a scheme where he's constantly maximizing the stress he puts on it either
2)Give stat the ball where he can dominate. He doesn't have the handle to consistently drive to the rim from the wing and his 3 point shot experiment has blown up in his face this season. Feed him the rock in the left post or left baseline and great things will happen.Unfortunately, melo's comfort zone is in stats' area,so is chandlers. I can understand melo crowding the area, but chandler doesn't get paid for offense he's paid for rebounds so maybe he should spend more time on the right post/baseline and concede that area to stat.
3)Once Baron Davis is healthy and at full steam we should start going into overdrive.I don't expect him to be the messiah, but im hoping hes not the second coming of marbury.If he consistently gets chandler and especially stat the ball where they like it(no homo) then mission accomplished.
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