Team Felton

Posted: December 9, 2010 in Uncategorized
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As the world turns in the 2010-2011 NBA season the NY Knicks are putting on a most impressive performance.   More than a quarter of the way into this NBA season and the Knicks sit fifth in the eastern conference, and as we get deeper into the season we can now focus on key match ups.  Let’s start with Raymond Felton, he is continuing to shine as a premier point guard who is making a strong bid for all-star status this season.  Felton’s ability to dictate the pace of the game with his defense and offense is propelling the Knicks past a lot of teams in the NBA.  His performance against the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul is definitely worthy of praise, Felton’s 17 points and 13 assist was a nightmare for the Hornets as the Knicks held the Hornets under a hundred points as to win the game.   I am intrigued to see how Felton will match up against the likes of Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams, and Russell Westbrooks (to name a few) as we delve deeper into the season, in the words of Clyde Frazier “Felton provides the impetus for his team.” 

Let’s not forget Amare’s dominance on the floor and his knack for passing out of the double team, this is totally indicative of his leadership.  Stoudemire has scored 30 plus points in the last six games showing us why he is the motor that makes this NY Knicks’ offence run and the anchor to the Knicks’ defense.  With this D’Antoni offense opening up the floor, both Amar’e and Felton are showing Knicks fan what Donnie Walsh has been trying to tell us for years–this system can and will work.  To have Kenny “the Jet” Smith make a formal apology on NBA TV to Knicks, Knicks’ fans, and NYC as a whole for saying the Knicks will not make the playoffs this year is BIG!  There will be more commentators eating their words too when the Knicks are in the playoffs and possibly moving to the second round.

As I come back to earth, the next five games for the Knicks will be tough as they play Washington, Denver, Boston, Miami, and Cleveland, and with the race for playoff positioning in full effect this will be an excellent time to see how good this Knicks team really is.



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