Not bugging about the loss, not even slightly. I couldnt be more unphased whatsoever. This is a resiliant veteran team that has shown the ability thus far to put good/bad experiences in their rearview mirror and take positives from the situation no matter what. We started playing some of our best basketball of the season after being humbled by Houston once before, and if anything I am looking at the positive that this will happen again and we win MUCH more significant games vs BK and Chicago. This is still my team and I'm more than happy about that moving forward. It would have been nice to beat Lin and maintain our home dominance, but this game should be soon forgotten about.
However if a player like Lowry or Calderon becomes available on the open market I just wanted to throw the scenario out there because realistically both of those players are better PGs than Felton, and as good as were playing I dont see why we wouldnt explore the opportunity to get better if one were to present itself.
But realistically were most likely not trading Felton again, it would probably destroy his career on an emotional standpoint, and I cant see us doing that to a guy like Ray who has been so loyal to us. Nor would the Raptors probably want to help us out at all if they are looking to make a trade, nor do we probably have adequate trade pieces for them to even consider unless we had draft picks (we dont), or if we parted ways with Shump or JR (we shouldnt)
I didnt even say that we should look into making the trade, I was just pointing out the fact that Felton has his limitations, and I just wanted to throw out a hypothetical trade scenario because that is part of what these forums are for, and a very good PG could be soon on the trade block.
Trust me, nothing makes me more angry than some of these new age Knicks "fans" who started rooting for this team over the past year. The kind of "fans" who treat beating Miami in the regular season (even twice by 20+) like we just won the championship, even though realistically speaking they are the defending champs and we are not even close to that point yet. Also the same "fans" who will react to meaningless losses to Houston (even twice by 20+) like the season is lost even though we still maintain the best record in the Eastern Conference. And probably the same "fans" who weren't with us during the dog years and would more than likely lose interest again come another 23 win season.
If I have learned anything from my miserable existence as a Knicks fan it is that we could always be worse. Because I have seen this team hit rock bottom on multiple occasions and kept watching every night, so I'm not about to freak out when we still are in the playoff picture, let alone sitting pretty at the top of the Eastern Conference. And at the same time experiencing those years helps maintain a level head through all our triumphs this season because I know first-hand things can and probably will with our luck take a turn for the worse, and nothing is truly proven before the playoffs.
Just thought I would throw out a hypothetical though since a very good PG is most likely about to hit the open market. No need to accuse anybody of getting emotional over one loss. In fact I meant to post the thing about Lowry/Calderon earlier in the day when I saw Calderon drop another triple double as a starter last night, but I had just been busy all day, and I dont post on NT during the Knicks games, just usually post my observations and thoughts afterwards.