The Knicks have won three straight games thanks to Jeremy Lin’s play and without our superstars, Amar’e and Melo. Oh, and let’s not forget Josh Harrellson (aka Jorts), who has been playing solid ball before getting injured. How about that!? Who needs them when you have Lin!? I’m joking, but we have been playing really well as a team. Jeremy Lin has been the headline, but everyone else’s game has improved as well. One name who has been solid, is Steve Novak, who has 2 straight double digit games. Also, Tyson Chandler has been scoring more and Jared Jeffries, too.
You can tell Knicks look like a totally different team by the way they have been playing. The players look happy and confident. In a way, not having Melo and Amar’e for these past few games was a blessing in disguise because the coaches got a chance to see what they have on their bench.
Jeremy Lin’s play has been AMAZING. The whole team’s energy has changed. Everyone on the team believes in and put their trust in this kid. The Harvard grad has mastered the pick and roll. And you know what that means, Amar’e's back! His game will improved because of the point guard play. I am looking forward to seeing how J Lin will work the pick and roll with Tyson and Amar’e. It’ll be crazy! I mean, how would the defenders guard the pick and roll? If you guard Amar’e, then Lin will pass it to Tyson or vice versa and if you guard both, then Lin will just drive it home.
As for Melo, he will have better shot selections and wouldn’t have to force his shots. I know people are worried because he usually hogs the ball, but I believe he’ll fit in. We need Melo in order to succeed. If he does decide to hog the ball, the Knicks fans will let him have it and I’m sure he wouldn’t want that.
It’s just crazy how a little tweak to the team changes their whole dimension. This team doesn’t need to add any more players, all we need now is for all to get and stay healthy and this team will go far. Yes, I said it! Look out NBA because the Knicks are coming!
How do you guys feel about these Knicks and how do you think the Knicks will play when Amar’e and Melo return?