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I've made it quite clear in this space previously that I'm all for Mike D'Antoni's approach of sitting Stephon Marbury.  Here's guessing that D'Antoni's logic that the team will be better for it in the long run will be correct.

But that doesn't preclude me from taking some amusment in the Knicks' current struggles in the backcourt either.

The Knicks hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.  That would be the Milwaukee Bucks made up of largely the same core that came in dead last in the league in defensive efficiency a season ago, though they do have a defensive-minded coach at the helm this time around in Scott Skiles.

That said, it was game four for the Bucks, and any defensive makeover is far from complete.

Without further ado, the composite line for the Knicks' starting backcourt of Jamal Crawford and Chris Duhon:

2-for-12 from the field, 2-for-8 on threes, 1-for-1 on free throws, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 turnovers, 7 points.

Given the roster he inherited, it appears that some nights, no matter what tact Mike D'Antoni takes, he just won't be able to win.

And for the detractors of the blue and orange, this never gets old.