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2012-2013 New York Knicks are for real in many ways

Jason Kidd, Rasheed Wallace, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas

The 2012-2013 Knicks are for real – and not just because they beat the Miami Heat on 12.6.12 with a barrage of 3 pointers, and not just because of the picture of the “Big 3″ which hasn’t played much together anyways.  They brought in some great veteran leadership in Jason Kidd, Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas, and Marcus Camby.  They bring leadership and experience to the team on the court and in the locker room.  These veterans will also be a calming influence during the playoffs as well.  Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler already won a championship together in Dallas!  Chandler also brings “vertical spacing,” – a term donned by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, which means the lob pass dunk is pretty much un-guardable.  So the lob and offensive boards are being taken up by Tyson Chandler.  Now enters all of their cold blooded 3 point shooters!  Are you kidding me!?  Steve Novak does not miss.  Jason Kidd has become an all time NBA leader in 3 pointers by crafting his game through the years.  J.R. Smith has no conscience and knocks down 3′s on the regular.  Rasheed Wallace is a big man who stretches the floor and also knocks down 3′s.  Rasheed is also great on the defensive end.  Carmelo is playing more within the offense and not forcing as many shots.  It took him a year to get acclimated to New York, the fans, and the pressure of the city.  It also seems like he has matured immensely and is more of a team player.  Having Raymond Felton at the point is also superb – he is another knock down 3 point shooter who can also create off the dribble.  The combo of Felton and Kidd is great – they did a good thing by letting Jeremy Lin leave for the Houston Rockets. The fact that Iman Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire have not even played a game yet makes this team even more scary, albeit more complicated for the rotation of coach Mike Woodson.  What a great combination of players, talent, experience, cold blooded killers, defense, and togetherness.  It almost reminds me of the Detroit Pistons of 2004 because of the team play.  The 2012 Knicks have a very intriguing and exciting lineup that should be able to cause some damage in the playoffs.  The 82 game season may wear them down a little bit, but they still have youngsters like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, and Ronnie Brewer.

One Response to 2012-2013 New York Knicks are for real in many ways

  1. Mitch says:

    They are for real right now and maybe thru 41 games but over the long haul no way. I don’t say this because I routinely root against them (maybe a little). I should also mention I hate Knicks fans because the swear up and down that the Knicks were Michael Jordan’s rival when it was really the Cavs. Blah.

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