Knicks 96, Pistons 110 (Thoughts On the New Guys)
Tim Thomas: How soon we forget. During yesterday’s game a Piston shot missed off the rim & slowly dribbled to the sideline. Tim Thomas watched the bouncing ball and instead of securing the rebound, he allowed the Pistons to get the ball & keep the possession. The NBA’s version of Cpl. Upham he’ll just cower in the corner and watch as the other team stabs you right in the heart.
Al Harrington: It’s only two games in, and I’m really not impressed. Al Harrington’s shot selection makes Jamal Crawford’s shot selection look like David Lee’s. Al Harrington’s passing ability makes Wilson Chandler look like Chris Duhon. The arc on Al Harrington’s shot makes Steve Francis’ arc look like Nate Robinson’s. Al Harrington’s rebounding ability makes Eddy Curry look like, ok it’s not that bad.
He should be better than this. And I understand that’s he’s rusty, not only adjusting to a new team but adjusting to playing in general (he sat out 8 games on the season). But 38 points on 40 shots? Over his career the ratio is 16 points per 13.8 shots, so it should get better. It was just really tough to watch him take 24 shots against the Pistons, double that of the next teammate (Wilson Chandler took 12 shots that game). Somewhere I was hoping he would develop a conscience.
Boy I can’t wait until these guys get some practice under their belt…