Amare is out no timetable for his return!
Melo is out for 2 weeks!
the knicks have a game against washington today a good game to evaluate the knicks without their two superstars. and then they'll take the lakers and next week there are 4 winnable games (MIN , TOR, SAC , NO)
so who should be the leader of the knicks?
i thinks it's an opportunity for Iman to show his quality and leadership and if he deserve the hype he's getting that goes also for the latest hot shot Lin to prove doubters wrong.
anw its gonna be exciting to see how the knicks will manage without their two superstars.
So give your thoughts?
Shumpert and Fields from your list of candidates.
Chandler as this offseason high priced free agent should show that he is worth his pay-check and show some leadership especially at the defensive end. He might even get some defensive help now that stoudemire and melo is out. I would excpect the knicks to opt for a slow pace and grind out some victories and therefore their defencive anchor should really step it up.
Bryant scored over 1,600 points in the lockout shortened 2012 campaign. Over 82 games, Bryant would need to average 23.7 points to achieve the milestone this season (25.8 points over 75 games). For reference, Bryant hasn’t averaged less than 24 points per game since 2000.
Michael Jordan Watch: Bryant is 2,808 points behind Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan who sits at No. 3 on the all-time scoring list. If Bryant were to average 22.5 points over his next 125 games he’d surpass his childhood idol.
Allen is transitioning to a new franchise where his role will be diminished somewhat playing behind All-Star guard Dwyane Wade, but if the veteran averages 11.7 points per game over 70 contests he could move up to No. 20 on the all-time list passing Baylor, Adrian Dantley, Robert Parish and Charles Barkley.
Probably the biggest testament to Stockton’s vision as a playmaker, Kidd would have to average 7.9 assists over his next 500 games to move past the Hall of Fame guard into the top spot all-time.
However, Whiteside would only play in 19 games with Sacramento before being waived earlier this summer amassing averages of just 1.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.
Can the Miami HEAT repeat their championship quest from last season? Is this the final championship run for the aging Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs? Will Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks finally put all of their talent together and join the league’s elite? Can the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, now boasting Dwight Howard and Steve Nash unseat the Oklahoma City Thunder as Western Conference champions?
Expect Smith’s contract situation will play out in the media on a nightly basis similar to the way Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard’s have in recent years. Note Howard and Paul are also in the same position as Smith this season.
“For me to be a part of this team, this organization, this history and the way that they’re going into the future, it’s unexplainable… I couldn’t ask better than being here.”
The Pacers couldn’t ask for better either. When all is said and done, $3.5 million a year for a young man this decent and this talented could prove to be one of the better values of the 2012 crop of free agents.\iop9090