THE DIME SQUAD – NY KNICKS 2016-17
Derrick Rose: 6.2 career assists per game (APG)
Brandon Jennings: 5.9 career APG, 3 seasons of 8+ APG
Carmelo Anthony: 3.1 career APG, last season 4.3 APG
Joakim Noah: 3.0 career APG, last 4 seasons: 4.5 APG
The Knicks will be dropping dimes next season!
Yes, PJ has built a win-now team on the defensive end: Joakim “The Animal” Noah and Krist-snaps Purezingis, a formidable dominating front court, Lance Tom and CLee the ultimate 3/D, all surrounding superstar shooter/scorer Carmelo Anthony.
On the offensive end, the Knicks have a very smart squad who know how to pass, a perfect situation for an offense predicated on finding the open man, the bloody f*cking triangle. Bro, can you spare a dime?
Coach Horny Jeff will be pushing this offense to run plays faster, PGs who can get into the paint and find the open man, kick out for a 3 to the dome to Melo, PureZ and the men of 3 and D. dimez.
Joakim Noah able to find the cutting man, run the pick ‘n roll with brilliant PGs, and kick out to the shooters. brill! dime on!
Melo double-teamed? watch the ball move, hit the open man. diamond.
Having 4 players who are renowned for assists their entire career is a positive that can be contagious on a team hand-picked by Phil ‘n The Mills. A smart team-oriented squadron full of talented players who strive to win.
Defense + Dimes = Recipe 4 Success
THE DIME SQUAD, your NY Knicks 2016-17.
photo-collages c/o Crazy 8’s Al McKnicks (where noted)
c/o OBG (Facebook Orange & Blue Global Knicks Forum)
animation/verbage c/o Cool Clyde
I love that PJ and the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose and Joking Noah (yes?) and are looking at SG Eric Gordon to fill out starting 5, but he’s yet another injury-prone glassy player ala Rose.
and yet, a healthy DRose + healthy JNoah AND healthy EGordon? add in Olympic Melo and Legendary Latvian Hero known as Purezingis? is this not the Stuff of Dreams? One of the best starting 5’s in the league?
Questions all Knicks fans are asking and arguing about: Are they healthy, and can they stay healthy? when you have players coming off major injuries and surgeries that have kept them out a large percentage of past seasons, it seems Phil Jackson is rolling the dice that all with stay healthy enough to contribute to a full season.
Other than Rose/Noah’s Bulls connection, Rose + Gordon have history too.
Gordon is pure shooter, a smart offensive threat, a catch and shoot first,
pick n roll n pass n drive second. Having a backcourt with 2 guys who know each other’s game from way back is a plus. With PJ’s triangle offense helping find the open man, Gordon is a winning pickup. if it happens, just sayin…
Knicks fans were desperate for another max player to fill C or SG position… Durant, Horford, DeRozan, Whiteside… as we now know, it ain’t happening… this year. Captain Phil and General Mills could not blow Dolan’s wad on 1 max player this year, and then only have a few million to sign another half dozen players. Phil n Mills have to crunch the numbers! Crunch!
Next year’s a different story, mo’ money, expanded salary cap. but this year? gonna be same as last, spreading out the money to get quality, hi IQ ballers who fit the team mold.