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Knicks' good defense best offense in beating Jazz

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 10, 2008, titled Knicks' good defense best offense in beating Jazz. In it, Newsday reports that:

Mike D'Antoni has put a great deal of emphasis on ball movement as he introduces the Knicks to his up-tempo offense.

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“Don't touch my puppy!”

Since: Jul 08

NY

#1 Nov 10, 2008
No Deron Williams = big difference.
Uncle See-saw

Hampton Bays, NY

#2 Nov 10, 2008
It seems as though Jamal Crawfords offensive game and coach D's new system have met in the middle somewhere and I like it! He is begining to incorporate his one on one game into the system with success. He struggeled trying to become a catch and shoot player in the first couple of games. When he starts hitting his shots early in the games he reqiures alot of defensive attention and that frees up other players. He starts the game hitting jumpshots and when his man sticks him closely he blows past him and either drives and kicks it out or is fouled. I've also been impressed with Duhon. He first struck me as an overpriced Charlie Ward. Career numbers ar almost identical. He takes care of the ball and takes good shots although Ward was a better shooter. I like Lee coming off the bench he's an energy player that thrives on quikness and hustle and his offensive game is not polished enough to remain a starter defense is a problem too. Something bugs me about Q being in the startig lineup. It seems he's lost the 3pt touch he once had early in his career and he suposedly had a good post up game in colledge and his Clipper days. Gota find a way to replace him in the lineup. I like the way that Roberson is being worked into the rotation. He's good for this system and he seems like the type of guy who will average 4pts a game and then explode one night for 30. Any thoughts?
Sal Vigliore

Hampton Bays, NY

#3 Nov 10, 2008
I'm watching the Knicks for the first time in years and like what I see. Still, odds are slim they will keep a 4-2 pace or even end up at .500, but at least they are playing like a team. Add a true star, like a Lebron James, and this team is a 50+ game winner!

Since: Jan 07

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#4 Nov 10, 2008
seeyaalright wrote:
No Deron Williams = big difference.
no on made excuses for the Knicks when they had injuries, so it works both ways

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#5 Nov 10, 2008
nice game. Duhon looks better each game. Robinson looks like the spark plug player that we've been waiting to see for 2 years.

It's a goosd sign that articles about Knick wins no longer feature who did not play or was inactive...

Since: Jan 07

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#6 Nov 10, 2008
Sal Vigliore wrote:
I'm watching the Knicks for the first time in years and like what I see. Still, odds are slim they will keep a 4-2 pace or even end up at .500, but at least they are playing like a team. Add a true star, like a Lebron James, and this team is a 50+ game winner!
I'll those odds that bet. The small lineupmay get exploited by a Spurs or LA team, but at least they have a plan and stick with it no matter what the score. It's not play inside one night, establish the guards the next.

LIAM

Paisley, FL

#7 Nov 10, 2008
Still missing Starbury the team cancer you Dopes?

Will be a long tough year for the Knicks with plenty of growing pains. Gotta like the direction though. Should once again be a fun team to watch.

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#8 Nov 10, 2008
If the KNicks make the playoffs ogr have a winning record with Lee, Robinson, Q-Rich, Crawford, Randoplh playing key roles, as they are now, will anyone point out that D'Anton won with Players Isiah drafted and traded for?

I doubt it. It makes the cancer and Isiah's legacy stuff hard to swallow..
Ryan

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2008
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>no on made excuses for the Knicks when they had injuries, so it works both ways
Bingo, Utah was 5-0 without him, and still are a very talented and disiplined team. Teams like that would of blown out the knicks last year because they would cause massive amounts of turnovers. Im not getting too overly excited yet, but this is the best theyve looked in a while and its OK to be happy about it.
Uncle See-saw

Hampton Bays, NY

#10 Nov 10, 2008
We as fans have been starved of a winning team for years now. I dont think its wrong to be optimistic about the way this team is coming together. Some people are even thinking this team may make the playoffs. Who knows. It is very early to get carried away but it feels good to se this early success.It is most of the same players from last year but the guys have a different look about them,a different chemistry that was not there last year. If Zach can keep this level of play up the sky is the limit for what we can get for him come the trade deadline. And credit Donnie Walsh for not taking the bait on the lousy offers we got for Zach over the summer.

“Don't touch my puppy!”

Since: Jul 08

NY

#11 Nov 11, 2008
Puleeeze.......the Knicks will still be one of the four worst teams in the league. Injured or not.
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>no on made excuses for the Knicks when they had injuries, so it works both ways
Dave

New York, NY

#12 Nov 11, 2008
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
If the KNicks make the playoffs ogr have a winning record with Lee, Robinson, Q-Rich, Crawford, Randoplh playing key roles, as they are now, will anyone point out that D'Anton won with Players Isiah drafted and traded for?
I doubt it. It makes the cancer and Isiah's legacy stuff hard to swallow..
Its always been clear that Isiah is a good talent scout, but his talents on the business-side of basketball begin and end there.

I have to agree with most of the posters on here...its just nice to see the Knicks playing competitive basketball. I don't care if they lose every night as long as they are clearly putting in a solid effort. Kudos to D'Antoni for getting the guys to buy into his system, I can't wait to see how the team develops!

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#13 Nov 13, 2008
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Its always been clear that Isiah is a good talent scout, but his talents on the business-side of basketball begin and end there.
I have to agree with most of the posters on here...its just nice to see the Knicks playing competitive basketball. I don't care if they lose every night as long as they are clearly putting in a solid effort. Kudos to D'Antoni for getting the guys to buy into his system, I can't wait to see how the team develops!
Duhon has suprised me. I thought the Knicks were making a mistake, but the guy does what tou want your PG to do. He takes over games at the end.... and has one of the best Assist to turnover ratios in the NBA 45 to 5

“Don't touch my puppy!”

Since: Jul 08

NY

#14 Nov 13, 2008
He's decent...he just can't shoot.
Drew Brown Bundini wrote:
<quoted text>Duhon has suprised me. I thought the Knicks were making a mistake, but the guy does what tou want your PG to do. He takes over games at the end.... and has one of the best Assist to turnover ratios in the NBA 45 to 5

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