D’Antoni: The Potential is there for Us
We’ll soon begin to learn how it will go for New York. Certainly it’s fair to be concerned about ’Melo (Anthony) quickly figuring out how to add to the Knicks’ sudden excellence without disrupting what (Jeremy) Lin does. And it is safe to say that (Baron) Davis, when he came to New York, did not worry about returning from his injury and finding that Jeremy Lin had his job.
“We should be really good,” (Mike) D’Antoni said. “We have to get there, and it’s easy to say on paper. Our chemistry has to get right, and everybody has to adjust to everybody. So we’ll see. That might not be perfect the first week, but the potential’s there.
“It’s our job as coaches and their job as players to maximize that potential,” he said. “We got a lot of players, so some guys might not play at the end of the game, and somebody might have 10 minutes and somebody may have 30 and just kind of go with the feel. And I’ll mess it up sometimes and play a player (when) I should have played somebody else. But as long as everybody buys in and the most important thing is winning and getting us to our maximum potential, it’s going to be fun.”