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02:06 PM ET 11.07 | It has only been three games, but there has been a lot to like about the 3-0 start to the season for the New York Knicks. For one, a 3-0 start hasn't happened since the 1999-2000 season. There are a couple reasons behind the early success. One of course is the offense, which has been shooting lights out early on, but the biggest reason for the Knicks' early success has been the work put in on the defensive end of the floor.

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November 8, 2012  12:05 AM ET

Watched the last game against Philly, that PG from Argentina is not too bad of a backup. A lot of people were knocking on him for being unproven / old /etc - to be honest I also had my doubts - but it seems like he can hold his own against 2nd units.

November 8, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Apple how many times are you going to be absolutely right? Yeah, you have all these genius posters on here tellin us how good the Nets are going to be and the they're all of a sudden a better team than the Knicks and that New York is now a Nets town...Fools. Then you had this ridiculous thread Yesterday saying the Nets are built to beat the Heat. Guess we all saw how that working out for them, but then again you posters saying yeah the Nets are going to be a serious threat in the EC...egomaniacs they are. Let Apple say this STOP IT, STOP IT!

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November 8, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Look we only won three games. Miami basically handed us that game due to the overall saddness caused by the storm. As for Philly they were simply overmatched.

Melo's still a working progress as there's moments where his selfish DNA kicked in. In the three wins Knicks did nothing special. Let's hit the road and win play some teams out West... that's when you know if you have something special or a fluke. I won't put any stock into three games this early in the season.....

November 8, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Watched the last game against Philly, that PG from Argentina is not too bad of a backup. A lot of people were knocking on him for being unproven / old /etc - to be honest I also had my doubts - but it seems like he can hold his own against 2nd units.

That Prig guy is my MVP so far. He's a mastermind on the court. If he wasn't as old as Cavs were when Lebron was there he'd be an all star in the league. I really like how he keeps the game simple and plays smart and perfect basketball. How did he stay in Europe for so long?

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November 8, 2012  09:31 AM ET

For a change, gonna give some props to the Knicks for some decent showing.

But nothing like some drama in NY for entertainment :-) When's Amare back and demanding to start?? LOL

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November 8, 2012  11:03 AM ET

God bless young perkies-------------------->

November 8, 2012  11:15 AM ET
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He stayed because he wanted to - I saw him in person at a couple of preseason games and was impressed by his play - Only fault he has is that he doesn't try to shoot or drive when he's wide open - Woodson berated him the last game and he actually scored in double digits without looking for it.

I think he's a better passer than a scorer so Woodson needs to leave him to do what he does best. You can't have a team where everyone's trying to score not to mention that attitude kills chemistry. This Woodson guy looks suspect in my eyes and he's starting to prove it...

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November 8, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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Woodson's a solid HC. He turned around an awful Hawks team.

LMAO.
Woodson is a good defensive coach. His offense is nothing but iso.
Hawks weren't "awful". They were rebuilding, and takes years to get good players through drafts alone. No marquee name would just sign with Hawks as a FA. His use of several young talent left much to be desired. Also he picked up fights with almost every player on the team, doesn't sound too professional as a people's manager.

Woodson is a good defensive coach, can be a great assistant coach, that's about it. Don't get carried away by 3 games. If you guys go into a 5-6 game losing streak (which is bound to happen), we'll see a clatter for Woodson's head.

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