Minutes after the Knicks' blowout loss to the Pacers on Monday night,
Thomas probably didn't expect that day to come so quickly.
In the aftermath of an impressive 108-90 victory by the Knicks over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, one question began to circulate: Why haven't we seen more of
Lee, the Knicks' third-year Energizer Bunny/power forward was the catalyst of an improbable Knicks win over the defending Eastern Conference champs. When Lee entered the game after center
"Lee should be playing all the time," remarked an advance scout sitting nearby. "He changed the game exponentially."
"David was fantastic," said Thomas after the game.
Thomas now faces a rare strategic dilemma. With
Thomas passed the buck on Monday to his players when he said they were playing without heart. Consider it passed back to him. It's clear that the Knicks, who pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the final playoff spot with the win, need to put their collective fate in the hands of their youth.
That means keeping Marbury (who will make $19 million this season) on the bench in favor of
Now we will see what Thomas is made of. The gauntlet has been thrown down. A few of his players proved they have heart. They just aren't the ones gobbling up all the payroll. Let's see if Thomas is willing to play them.