Knicks' Lin Trying to Return for Hapless Game 4 Against Miami Heat

Knicks to Offer Lin as a Sacrifice to Miami Heat? Why not!?

5/3/12 in NBA   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

The Knicks want to win, and they have made that clear in a number of simpleminded, Knick ways. This includes:
  • Hiring Mike D'Antoni, who coached the Suns into the Western Conference Finals two years prior and was known as an offensive guru. He didn't coach defense and had likely already hit his ceiling with Phoenix, but they'll worry about that later.
  • Signing Amare Stoudemire to a 5-year, 100 million dollar deal despite his health concerns, in part to prove to Lebron James that they were committed to winning, that he should come to New York.
  • Trading away Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton, three players who fit within their coach's system, for Carmelo Anthony, because having two superstars is way better than one. They can't miss!
  • Allowing Carmelo Anthony, who did not fit into D'Antoni's system, to push the coach out the door, and in doing so, submitting the team to the will of their superstar.
Apr 26, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin (17) shoots the ball before the start of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIREThis approach has left them down 2-0 against the Heat. Anthony has shot 15-41 from the field over two games and Stoudemire has joined the NBA All-Stupid Team of Ron Artest and Rajon Rondo by taking himself out of at least one playoff game (sorry to lump you in with The Elbow and The Fire Extinguisher, Rondo, but The Bump wasn't too bright either). 

At this point, with the team showing no indication that it can compete with the Heat, Knick fans have been relegated to pulling for just one win-- to break the streak of 12 straight playoff losses. Stories have emerged that Jeremy Lin, the one true bright spot in the Knicks 2011-2012 season, may be able to return by game 4 from his knee injury. 

But why would they play Lin when the series is all but lost? Why not be patient and ensure his heatlh for next season, when the team could become coherent, cohesive, and even successful? Because this is the Knicks, and they will sacrifice all that is good, sound-minded, and just for the possibility of a win. 
 
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5/5/12   |   Sportsrock_   |   2834 respect

They're in need of Linsanity.

5/3/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Time to get rid of melo or Amare