Richardson helps Knicks hold off Wizards

Richardson helps Knicks hold off Wizards

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Richardson helps Knicks hold off Wizards. In it, Newsday reports that:

Quentin Richardson shoots a three-point shot over the arm of Washington Wizards forward Caron Butler.

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jpkmets

New York, NY

#1 Nov 23, 2008
This was a statement win -- even if it was against Les Wiz.

It was a statement win because it was the second of back to back nights for a seven-man team that also had to fly half way accross the country in between games. These 5 starters played 85 minutes each in the two games, and were flying down the court in the fourth tonight.

Pretty amazing to see how much the young core of knicks have bought into the d'antoni system and what a difference in attitude there is from last year.

The team is not going to be as bad as people think after the trade. the departing 40 points will be made up by mobley's 13, harington's usual 15 and the 15 or so that thomas put up under d'antoni during phoenix' playoff run in 06. These are serviceable players coming in who are all fast enough to run this system. Reports of randolph's dominance or crawford's utility and defensive competence have been exagerated (surprise!) by the media now that they are gone. Their numbers are up because the knicks have 20% more chances than they did last year under the 7 seconds or less optimum shot philosophy of the current offense.

Since: Aug 08

Fredonia, NY

#2 Nov 23, 2008
I agree. They'll be better without Crawford and Randolph. Both were one on one players that didn't play much defense. That's why they don't play for winning teams.
This was a statement game, yes. It was a statement to that dog Marbury that sits on the end of bench that this is what heart is all about.

Since: Jan 08

Oakdale, NY

#3 Nov 23, 2008
Amazing how things are playing out. I have a different question than the ones I'm always reading in the press. I wonder how dedicated UPPER MANAGEMENT was to an "adjustment plan" as opposed to "rebuilding"? I mean, a lot of guys with good career basketball reputations have soiled themselves on this Knicks "situation".
Think about this......Van Gundy (love him or hate him, he's a bright basketball guy) jumped ship at just the right time, didn't he? And this was a guy who had had SOME success here. What I'm saying is the Knicks have been in "quick fix" mode for the better part of ten years. That means before Thomas or Steph.
So, for me the good news is, we are rebuilding. The bad news? I'm glad some of the more optimistic fans see 40+ wins. I mean, I don't thinks so. But, I was wrong about the Mets, maybe I'm wrong about the Knicks.
We're getting better now, I'll be at a few games this year.
On a side note, the kid Crawford is one of the "good guys" in the game, and Zebo was not the 'problem child' that was advertised. They both did what they could in a shaky situation, and I wish them both well.
Steve

New York, NY

#4 Nov 23, 2008
Fire Stephon.
he gr

Albany, NY

#5 Nov 23, 2008
4 Kool -aid drinkers... Jonestown lives

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