Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  30 responses

Jared Jeffries: ‘I Should Have Shot the Ball’

‘Melo along with every Knick fan on the planet couldn’t believe Jared Jeffries didn’t go up when he got the ball near the hoop in the game’s dying moments last night, as his panicky turnover nullified Anthony’s heroic performance and cost New York a miracle win in Boston. From the NY Post: “Carmelo Anthony couldn’t hide his exasperation withJared Jeffries once again. After Anthony executed the final play in getting the ball inside, Melo appeared frustrated when Jeffries, instead of going up for the layup, tried bouncing a pass in the lane for Bill Walker, who was 0-for-10 at the time. The pass was blocked by Kevin Garnett, who pounced on it with 4.1 seconds left and called time. As Jeffries walked toward the Knicks’ bench, Anthony could be seen gesturing at him. Afterward, Anthony made it clear what he wanted Jeffries to do. ‘I thought Jared was going to lay it up, he thought he had a pass underneath,’ he said. ‘That’s here nor there.’ Jeffries agreed. ‘Looking at the tape,’ he said, ‘I should have shot the ball.’”

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  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    uhh… ya think?

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    i knew this guy would be the downfall of the knicks as soon as we gave up Brewer for him

  • RunNGun

    You still would have lost. LMFAO Make the first round exit happen D`Antoni!

  • riggs

    You still would’ve missed jared.

  • JTaylor21

    No sh*t, sherlock.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Man Jeffries went from hero to goat in record time! In his defense, he shouldn’t have even been out there.

  • rich

    nah he was grabbing a ton of offensive rebounds thats why they left him out there

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Well Duhhh!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    More unlikely play-off story, Jared Jeffries or Aaron Gray?

  • Sparker

    it was awesome watching melo last night. while EVERY OTHER GUY ON THE KNICKS grew more and more terrified, he seemed to grow more relaxed, simply smiling as the pressure built. even pierce and allen, with their purposeful and focused looks, looked tighter than melo in that last minute. damn it was impressive.

  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    Yea u should have, jack*ss!

  • Hambone

    In other shocking news a bear was seen taking a shit in the woods

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    jeffries shouldnt even have a job in the NBA. d’antoni is the only coach that would play him. Why?????? hes awful.

  • Eddie

    Why you ask? Illuminati. That is all.

  • TSmoove

    Someone plz tell me why this guy it getting paid to play the game of basketball

  • Atsushi


  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Jeffries plays great defense, is very smart, and is a good passer for his size. He’s just never developed any offensive skills either through laziness or inability. I vote laziness personally.
    Now, I don’t know why dude was out there on offense, but I understand why he plays.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    blah. Rondo’s back. Blah. No Amare. Melo 42, yikes. We dodging bullets Boston. NYC is gonna be bananas.


    I’m gonna beat this guy with a crowbar, he has no middle ground. It’s either great play or PURE IDIOCY! And if you allow a man with not over 6’10 to give you 30 in the paint you should be feathered and tarred-TONEY DOUGLAS! I still think we can beat these guys, they’re not that good! KNICKS IN 7!

  • bashmo

    Carmelo basically showed what it means to carry a team until the last minute. One of the best losing playoff performances I have seen since Lebron in 09

  • martey

    I don’t understand why guys like renaldo balkman and jared jeffries are afraid to shoot a basket…how did you make it this far? High school, college, the pros..its like having a doctorate and can’t read..how did you fly under the radar so long..add the awkward ronny turiaf and the knicks have the weirdest front court in the league…literally run away from offense

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I never understood why the Knicks were so high on this guy…after finally trading him away, they picked him back up.. wow

  • bull22

    @coneyislander get real….. pretty soon you knicks fans will be making excuses as to why you are not in NBA FINALS…. after all that talk when a TIRED carmelo was signed. hhahahahahahahahahahahahahhha knicks suck!

  • K boogie

    Jared is the worst player in the NBA, his best ability is taking charges. I hate when people say he’s a good defender. He gets abused by anyone he guards, and doesn’t have an ounce of offensive ability. He was racking up DNP’s when we traded him to Houston, and he gets back on the team and plays 20 mins a game? D’antoni was clearly outcoached again last night. How many times does Rondo have to take it the gut of the defense for a layup before someone stops ball at the foul line? Jared shouldn’t have been in the game on that last possession, never mind drawing a play for him. Jared is this era’s version of Charles Smith, he’s horrible.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Not sure if you guys remember but Jeffries had game in college. He was a pretty good point forward at Indiana, just seems like he never improved from there.
    The play was probably not drawn up for him, but Melo had to hit the open man. There should have been 4 shooters and Melo out there that way when he got doubled the next pass he made was to a shooter. Or at least put Jeffries all the way on the other side of the floor so his man couldn’t double. Poor coaching again by D’Antoni

  • robb

    “Jared shouldn’t have been in the game on that last possession” Exactly

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Blame D’Antoni for that. Just like I’d blame Spo if the Heat had Joel in the game on a final offensive possession or Bibby on a possession where you needed a defensive stop.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Jeffries played a good game last night. His defense and rebounding are insanely important to this Knicks squad. But he’s right–he should have shot it.

  • bull22

    here you go JEFFRIES apply this to yourself and get over it! LOL!!! If you look ahead, you get in trouble. If you look behind, you get in trouble,” said Thibodeau. “The challenge for us is to focus on exactly what’s in front of us and take it step by step. If we’re doing the right things every day, the results will take care of themselves

  • http://dude Chukaz

    I wish Melo would’ve interrupted Jeffries and screamed “NO!, I SHOULD’VE SHOT THE BALL!”