I know it’s been a while, KB, but the 7SoM is back. If you’re curious about where I’ve been just read the first paragraph here. I’ve missed the opportunity to break down the collapse of the team’s playoff hunt but the issues that caused it are the same issues I’ve tried to lay out on tape all season. So with the remaining schedule I’ll be pointing out some of the negative aspects of the Knicks’ key players. First up is David Lee whose shortcomings on the defensive end have been on display in previous episodes. In episode 18, I show …continue reading
In Episode 15 I try to show just how easy it was for Duhon and Lee to go to work on Nash, Shaq and Stoudemire. You can watch the high quality version here.
I napped through most of last night’s game against the Hornets and woke up some time late third quarter and had this message from Mike in my inbox: Are you watching this. Are the Knicks just switching on every pick (esp. with Jeffries)? I’ve seen the Knicks do this when the opposition tries to establish the post but last night was different. There was a switch on practically every screen. In the video I said it’s possibly because the Knicks are terrible at getting over picks and it burns them often (Jarrett Jack’s layup around Lee to go up by …continue reading
Yesterday’s game against Boston was obviously the team’s strongest defensive effort all season. In this episode I try to show how the Knicks kept the Celtics out of the paint and off the baseline.
As Mike said earlier: Looking over yesterday’s play-by-play, Denver was 24-32 on shots labeled “layup” or “dunk”. The Nuggets made 45 shots, which means nearly half were in the paint. That’s a staggering amount, and to make matters worse, D’Antoni decided to use a bigger starting lineup of Duhon, Chandler, Jeffries, Thomas, and Lee. Obviously that had no effect.
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Shaq.
[The Play of the Week sponsored by Seven Seconds or Mess. Visit his site for more X’s & O’s goodness.] (Note: The gray defensive circles labeled 1-5 are position specific. A point guard is a 1, a center is a 5, etc.) I don’t think this is a set play, though it looks like one. Watch Duhon direct traffic.