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12-11-2011, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by
German Way of War
I still think they need to get rid of Pringles.
Granted, Chandler makes them a better team defensively, but the issue was always breakdowns in coverage in the 4th quarter. A center doesnt fix that -- team defense and a sound concept do.
Outside of Toney Douglas and Danilo Gallinari, can you name a single player that D'Antoni has had under him since he came to the Knicks who is a consistent performer defensively?
How exactly is Mike D'Antoni supposed to get Carmelo Anthony to play defense better when George Karl, one of the greatest defensive coaches in NBA history, couldn't. Maybe it isn't just on the coach?
Stoudemire's effort on defense is mediocre at best, and Anthony hasn't played strong defense for more than 2 consecutive quarters in his life.
Even in Phoenix, D'Antoni got a bad rap. He never had enough pieces, his team's were never healthy, and he never had an interior defensive presence, since Stoudemire refuses to be one.
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