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Monthly Archives: October 2007

2007 Preseason Game 4

In last night’s loss to the Nets, the Knicks went with a shorter lineup. For most of the game, they played with only 9 guys. The Knicks starters were: Crawford, Richardson, Jeffries, Randolph, and Curry. From the bench, Isiah rotated in Lee, Chandler, Nate Robinson, and Fred Jones. For garbage time, Isiah brought in Nichols, Jordan, and Morris. Like the night before, the Knicks started off poorly, but cut the lead to 1 point by halftime. Unfortunately the Nets exploded for 38 points in the 3rd quarter, and never looked back. The Nets front court of Kristic, Collins, Magloire, and …continue reading

2007 Preseason Game 3

Unfortunately last night’s game wasn’t televised. Luckily one of our readers received the Boston feed, and wrote up his commentary for the game (on another thread). So I decided to copy it here for preseason discussion.

2007 Preseason Game 2

In bullet point form. Boxscore here: http://www.nba.com/games/20071011/TELNYK/boxscore.html?gamestatus=3 To start the game, the Knicks defense was pretty bad (Marbury, Crawford, Richardson, Lee, and Randolph). Zach was pretty poor on the block, getting muscled by Marcus Fizer. According to my notes, Fizer got the better of Randolph on offense a few times. On one play Zach bit on a crossover 15 feet from the basket, earning him a needless foul. Randolph wasn’t the only New Yorker that performed poorly on defense. Knick guards really didn’t fight through any screens. In contrast, in the first quarter one Maccabi Tel Aviv player went above …continue reading

2007 Knicks Preseason Roster Crunch

jon abbey Said: Mike, can you do a piece on the roster situation? I read that Houston takes them to 20 guys, do we have a list of them somewhere? when do they have to cut that to 15, by opening night? Sure thing Jon. And I do believe we have to cut the roster to 15 by opening day (or thereabouts), with only 12 suiting up each night. Up to 3 players can be inactive, with the option to send players to the NBDL. If a veteran player is on the inactive list, they usually make up a fake …continue reading

Knicks Resign Allan Houston

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but is thought to be in the 6yr/$100M range. Official press release: NEW YORK, October 10, 2007 ? New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Isiah Thomas announced today that guard Allan Houston has been re-signed as a free agent after a two-season absence from the court. “After much thought and prayer, I have decided to return to the NBA as a member of the New York Knicks. I have worked extremely hard in the last year and a half to accomplish my dream of playing in the NBA again,” …continue reading

Game 1: Postgame Observations

The first pre-season game for the Knicks tipped off this evening in Columbia, SC against the Sixers. Living as I do in Columbia, around the corner from the Colonial Center no less, I strolled on up, bought a ticket and settled in for the first action of the season. I had three main questions in mind to jot notes on during the game. 1. How does Zebo look physically? 2. Will the Knicks look to run? 3. How will Chandler, Nichols, and Jordon look? Zebo. Physically, he looked noticeably trimmed down from last season and in pretty decent shape. I’ll …continue reading