I remember sitting in Vegas back in February, at New York New York ironically, watching Jeremy Lin highlights from the day thinking “wow the Knicks really have a chance this year”.
Well after the 3 weeks of Linsanity subsided, the Knicks were still pretty decent. Fans were happy that the once dysfunctional Knicks organization was becoming a thing of the past. Well that was until Stoudemire decided to punch glass and metal. Hey – at least it wasn’t a person, right?
This isn’t the first time Amar’e compromised the Knicks preseason chances. Remember last year when he hurt his back trying an unnecessary dunk during warm-ups before Game 2 in Boston?
Though Amar’e said he should be back by game 4, the Knicks played well without Stoudemire this season. The Knicks went 9-4 when he was sidelined with another injury. However during those 13 games Iman Shumpert,who recently suffered an ACL injury, was present. Now Knicks coach Mike Woodson is without 2 of his key starters.
The Knicks still have Melo at least – though that’s not saying much. In game 2 against the Heat, Melo dropped 30, and they still lost. Carmelo Anthony can only do so much. If the Knicks are going to come back against Miami, they’ll need J.R. Smith and Steve Novak to step it up with 3-pointers.
Truthfully we all know Miami pretty much has the series. It’s okay New Yorkers, at least you have the Brooklyn Nets to get excited about, right?
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