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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Report: Thomas’ Job Safe

Now, this report really does not come as much of a surprise to most of us, as it appears fairly evident that Dolan is fully prepared to let Isiah coach (apparently) indefinitely, but it is still a shame to have the idea specifically shot down. Again, though, Dolan is really more of a problem here than Isiah, probably, and since none of the good GM choices out there would be willing to take the Knicks job so long as Dolan continues to be so hands-on as an owner, so I guess it really does not much matter if Isiah stays …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs PHI, 12/8/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Sixers, 105 – 77 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr PHI 91.0 115.4 57.4% 14.8 42.4 17.6 NYK 84.6 39.3% 31.4 19.5 19.8 Unfortunately I find myself agreeing with Mike Breen’s assessment. It’s worse to get blown out by 28 points at home by one of the league’s worst, than to get blown …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (@ PHI, 12/7/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Sixers, 101 – 90 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 90.0 100.0 47.7% 9.3 31.3 13.3 PHI 112.2 51.2% 15.1 31.6 13.3 Subpar effort on both ends of the court tonight. A good offensive rebounding and ball handling effort was sabotaged by bad eFG% and a horrendous showing at the line (only …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (@ NJN, 12/5/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks defeat Nets, 100 – 93 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr NYK 87.0 114.9 53.0% 45.5 10.3 11.5 NJN 106.9 45.7% 41.4 31.4 14.9 Another Knick win powered mainly by the offense, but in a bit of an unusual way this time. The offensive rebounding, usually powerful, was almost non-existent. The shooting from the field …continue reading

Colley Rankings 12/5/2008

Last year I unveiled OTTER, an objective team ranking system. It had two parts, a pre-season predictive team aspect and a in season aspect. Unfortunately I’ve decided to put part one on hold for now. I’d like to find a better way to predict performance from season to season. However I’m still able to publish the second part which is team rankings based on the Colley Matrix. Dr. Colley invented this method of ranking teams by looking at only the results of games. That is each game is valued by strength of opponent. This ranking has a single advantage over …continue reading

The Worst Article Of 2007

Folks it’s about that time of year again, to announce the worst article of 2007. While there were many fine candidates throughout the year there’s one article that was published just 2 days ago that has surpassed all others. I’m proud to say that this work is right up there with previous winners such as Charlie Rosen’s most overrated list, and Frank Hughes 2004 piece. The winner for KnickerBlogger’s worst article of 2007 is brought to us by Lou V. of paperbacknovel titled “Why the Knicks Don’t Suck.. Anymore, But the NY Post and NY Daily News Do (Suck).” I …continue reading

Tonight’s 4 Factors (vs PHO, 12/2/07)

After each game this season, we’ll be taking a look at what the four factors have to say about the game– how the winner won and the loser lost. For an intro to the four factors, see A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics. Knicks lose to Suns, 104 – 115 Pace Eff eFG FT/FG OREB% TOr PHO 93.0 123.7 62.5% 11.9 20.0 11.8 NYK 111.8 50.0% 20.9 32.6 11.8 Going into the 4th quarter, the Knicks were matching Phoenix basket for basket. The score was 85 – 84 Phoenix, with both clubs featuring an offensive efficiency north of 120 …continue reading