Tonight is no picnic either.
It's bothersome to me, as I'm sure it is with you, that when the Knicks are getting worked on the boards you look down the bench and you see Ronny Turiaf begging to get in. Not playing him in LA for more than a handful of minutes is inexcusable.
And no one was higher on The Moz than me coming into the season. The guy is active. He's not a great scorer or rebounder, but he plays hard and any coach should be able to work with that. By Mike D'Antoni saying he's "not ready" is fine. Getting him ready should be a serious priority especially now that Danilo Gallinari is out. What better time to sneak him 10 minutes?
Fans clamor for Anthony Randolph and that's fair. I gave up on that one a long time ago. It's mind bending actually, especially considering he was impressive on both ends of the floor during training camp. He's not a 5 or a 4 in this system. Could he get a look at the 3 with Gallo out? It seems like something that has not even crossed the mind of D'Antoni.
Some nights they make shots and can beat anyone. But they get out rebounded every night. They are 26th in rebound differential in the NBA. There are semi-solutions up front. It's time for the coach to start utilizing them.