With the acquisition of Tyson Chandler to complete the New York Knicks “Big Three” , there were high hopes about how well the Knicks would do this season. Â Unfortunatley that is not the case and Knick fans are less than amused. Â Read more after the jump.
Ask any Knick fan what’s wrong with the Knicks and you’re guaranteed to get a few different answers, but one theme that seems to resonate amongst them all is “fire D’Antoni”. Â The Knicks head coach has become the prime target as to why the Knicks are doing so horribly. Â Terrible player rotation, trivial offensive sets, and of course NO DEFENSE. Â D’Antoni however should not be the only fall guy, apparently Amare Stoudemire has forgotten the role of a big man and is also struggling offensively. Â Tyson Chandler hasn’t been much help either although he is starting to attack the boards. Â Melo for the most part has been a one man show, but he too goes cold. Â The rookie Iman Shumpert has proven to be a viable asset, very defensive minded but at times forgets there’s other Knicks on the court.
Many changes need to be done as non-playoff teams come to the Garden and put up career highs. Â The Milwaukee Bucks came to the Garden last night and not only got their first road win of the season, but destroyed the Knicks while doing so, beating them 100-86 and raising the losing streak to 5 games. Â Brandon Jennings put up a crazy 36 points, yes the guy who we passed up in the draft and picked Jordan Hill instead. Â Knicks fans let them have it last night chanting “Fire D’Antoni”, “Phil Jackson”, and “Lets Go Giants” (sidenote *prays the Giants win tomorrow*). Â D’Antoni knows the heat is on him and in response to the chants he said,Â â€œI donâ€™t blame them.â€ Â â€œHalf my family is probably doing that. That goes with the territory. Â We’re not playing well.” Â Thank you for acknowledging that, now do something about it!