Thursday, December 23, 2010
Knicks and Thunder 12-22-2010
Yesterday at the Garden the Knicks broke a 3 game skid. What I am impressed about is the team that they broke the skid against was the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are one of the premier teams in the West. This win improved the Knicks to 17-12.
Two things worked in the Knicks favor, one was a nice long rest and second they came out and fired on all five cylinders and the bench contributed too. All five starters scored in double figures. I just can't say enough about Landry Fields, once again he had a solid game, 14 points and 10 rebounds. I don't know what has gotten into Gallineri but yesterday he went up against Durant and played outstanding defense against him. I know that Landry Fields and Gallineri's names are being brought up in trade talks for Carmelo Anthony. The way these two guys have been playing makes you scratch your head at the thought of using them as trade bait. I understand that the Knicks need another quality player to get over the hump but at what cost. If you could work out a deal using Curry, Randolph and/or Shawn Williams for Anthony, that would work. I am pretty sure that the Nuggets won't go for that, so try for a three team trade or just stand pat and hope that he is available to you in free agency. Let's keep a young nucleus and build on it.
The Knicks beat the Thunder 112-98, which is a step in the right direction but they still have a few teams coming up that the Knicks need to play just as well against. The Bulls on Christmas Day and the Heat in Miami on the 30th.
".... this win pretty much lets us know how good we can become if we keep getting better."
-- Stoudemire. I couldn't of said it any better.