Thursday, March 1, 2007

3/1 - Not Lookin too Hot...

Life without Crawford doesn't look like it's going to be easy. After going down by as many as 23, the Knicks led by one in the 4th, only to lose to the worst team in the league, the Boston Celtics. Granted, the Knicks were playing without Steve Francis, David Lee, and Nate Robinson (all expected to play tomorrow) but still, it's the Celtics.

Stephon Marbury continued his stellar play as of late, but no one else on this team seems to be playing anymore. Eddy Curry was shown up by young Al Jefferson, who schooled the Knicks up and down the court. Mardy Collins saw extended time due to the injuries, but did little to help the team.

There's not much else to say at this point. Reportedly Marbury openly wept when Jamal Crawford told him he would be out for the year. You have to feel for a guy like Marbury, who has matured so much in the past year. This team looks like they have given up, and playoffs are now a pipe dream.

I don't see any reason they can make a run and sneak into the playoffs right now. Yes, Jared Jeffries is starting to show signs of life, but it doesn't matter. Anyone who thought this team would be okay without JC was just being stupid. The only person who could possibly take his place scoring wise is Quentin Richardson, and he seems uninspired. Sure, he's putting up points, but he needs to carry the team, and I just don't see that happening. He is playing lazy on defense again, and settling for the three ball.

Channing Frye is another name that I bring up on a daily basis. GO TO THE BASKET!!! He is too slow and too dumb to get any sort of rhythm going's pathetic. I won't even talk about the horrendous defense he played last night.

The only way the Knicks will win down the stretch is if Eddy Curry dominates every single game. He had an off night last night, and you saw what happened. My mentality towards games is changing for the rest of the year. Instead of watching and rooting for a team pushing for the playoffs, I'm going to be watching the Knicks just for recreation.

It's just sad that it's almost time to look towards the offseason again. Another year wasted. Thank you Isiah Thomas, see you next year since this team's owner refuses to let you go.

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