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Friday, October 20, 2017

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

Here we are, the first game of the new NBA season! This whole “starting the season 10 days early” thing is legitimately a good idea, but it’s so odd to see the season starting so soon. In any event, hilariously enough, the Knicks get to face their former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, for the first time since they traded him…in the first game of the season!! Timing can be such an odd thing. Honestly, in a lot of ways, the thing that I’m most fearful for tonight is that a Knick injures himself. We’ve already seen Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Lin, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.19)

[ESPN] Melo: Felt ‘stabbed in back’ at end of Knicks run (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:01:47 PM) Melo: Felt ‘stabbed in back’ at end of Knicks run [NYDN] Melo ‘wants this game’ vs. Knicks, says OKC’s Paul George (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:59:55 PM) Paul George understands what Thursday means to his new OKC teammate. [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony prepares for revenge against buzz-less Knicks (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:24:18 PM) Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record isn’t in jeopardy, but that doesn’t mean Carmelo Anthony won’t be looking to make a statement. [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony talks chips, steaks and divorce from …continue reading

Official Knicks 2017-18 Wins Prediction Thread

Okay, folks, come make your picks as to how many wins that the New York Knicks will win this season. For me, logically, they should be sub-30 win bad, but because the Knicks always find a way to mess with things, I’m going to go with 31 wins, just good enough to not get the top picks in the 2018 Draft. What say you all?

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.18)

[ESPN] Porzingis happy to see Melo get ‘new challenge’ (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:56:50 PM) Porzingis happy to see Melo get ‘new challenge’ [SNY Knicks] Report: Mills, Perry visited Steelers camp to learn more (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:42:50 PM) Knicks’ president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry visited Steelers training camp in August to learn about their operations, sources told the New York Post. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis looks forward to guarding Melo on Opening Night (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:53:47 PM) Kristaps Porzingis admits it will be “weird” playing against Carmelo Anthony on opening night, and not with him. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.17)

[NY Newsday] Point guard Frank Ntilikina talking with Knicks teammates as bruised knee heals (Monday, October 16, 2017 7:40:05 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Frank Ntilikina’s troublesome knee will have a few more days to heal before it really gets tested by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook. [NY Newsday] Knicks podcast: One on one with Tim Hardaway Jr. (Monday, October 16, 2017 2:10:51 PM) The Knicks open their 2017-18 NBA season on Thursday. In Oklahoma City. Against Carmelo Anthony. [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas, Jack tentatively ruled inactive ahead of season-opener (Monday, October 16, 2017 8:20:00 PM) Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and guard Jarrett …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.16)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Months of N.B.A. Sound and Fury, Signifying No Threat to the Warriors (Monday, October 16, 2017 6:59:22 AM) The league went through a transformative off-season, with star players switching teams and the league overhauling rules. But the most important thing didn’t change. [NYPost] What would be a success for these Knicks? (Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:00:35 PM) Greg Anthony agrees it will be one of the most difficult seasons to judge whether this edition of the Knicks will be a success. No, Anthony does not see this Carmelo Anthony-less team with a chance at a playoff …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.15)

[NYPost] Jeff Hornacek sets defensive challenge for second-year Knick (Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:22:12 PM) Courtney Lee’s locker at the Garden hung next to Carmelo Anthony’s last season. Thursday in the Knicks season opener, Lee may be draped all over Anthony on the court in Oklahoma City. In search of a speedier defensive starting unit, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is expected to start Lee at small forward against the Thunder,… [NYPost] The numbers don’t agree, but Knicks see progress in a key area (Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:35:49 PM) The Knicks finished dead last in the league in defensive rating …continue reading