IT’S FRIDAY! Wish somebody would write a song about it. Take the jump for the week’s best day’s links.
* Looking back at Wednesday’s defensive battle, here are words from an optimistic Nets fan:
Yes, the Nets have a terrible record, Brook Lopez is playing like a dud rather than a stud on most nights. The wings get hot only to go cold through stretches and at the wrong time. It’s a struggle for this Nets team.
Yet let’s not scoff and criticize their play just yet, the Knicks have had their time to demonstrate they can gel together on the floor.
However realistically you can see The Nets haven’t even hit the surface.
* Now that March is gone and April has arrived, birds are chirping, flowers are beginning to bloom, and, hopefully, the Knicks are building some sort of consistent chemistry together.
* Nice piece by The Knicks Blog’s Andrew Smith on the Garden experience.
* This is about a week old, but if you missed it make sure to tune in. Great interview from one legend to a few hopefuls.
* Will Leitch isn’t convinced after the Knicks past two wins.
* A certain Brooklyn rapper might decide courting Dwight Howard to the Knicks is more important than making a good song in the past seven years.
* See! The Knicks aren’t the only ones who’re tired!
* Why do people still talk to Stephon Marbury?
“What everybody in New York has to realize it’s a team game and Carmelo is one player,” the Coney Islander added. “You have to have a lot of good players to win a championship. You have to have good players at “every” position. You can’t win with two, three guys. Carmelo? He’s a piece. Chauncey is a piece. Amar’e. You know you can win with those guys if you put other guys around those pieces.
“It’s a chess match,” he said. “You can’t win the chess match if you don’t have enough pieces. They have to add a big man first. It would change everything.”
On second thought…that’s genius!