[The Play of the Week sponsored by Seven Seconds or Mess. Visit his site for more X's & O's goodness.] (Note: The gray defensive circles labeled 1-5 are position specific. A point guard is a 1, a center is a 5, etc.) Who’s going to protect the paint when the big men are sixteen feet away?
Stu Jackson helped give the Knicks a punter’s chance of winning tonight by suspending Kevin Garnett one game, so the All-Star Forward will miss tonight’s game. Then again, he missed two games against the Knicks last year as well, and the Knicks lost both games. In other news, apparently Gallinari may “only” need to rest two months rather than have surgery, which is good news, if true (thanks to Italian Stallion for the heads up).
Hello everyone. Thomas B. here, Kool-Aid in hand, to introduce a new Sunday feature. Each week, I will compare the Knicks’ against those of their opponents and provide some insight on what to watch for. The Knicks have three games this week – a home game against Washington after road games at Boston and Milwaukee. Tue, Nov 18 at Boston TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 97.2 106.4 51.4 15 21.8 18 Rank 1 14 4.5 14 27 29 Boston Celtics-Defense 92 96.6 43.4 18.2 26.5 27.1 Rank 15 2 1 3 12 22.5 New York …continue reading
The Knicks face a slumping 2-7 Dallas team at home this Sunday evening. The Mavericks are on a five game losing streak and consider this a must-win. From the Star-Telegram via Mavs Moneyball: “We’ve got to get a win somehow,” Dirk Nowitzki said. “Scratch, fight, whatever it takes. It’s not pretty. We’ve got to find a way to win this game in New York. New York has got incredibly better and they’re a run-and-gun team now. We’ve got to find a way to get in there, get some stops and find a way to win the game.” New York is …continue reading
The Knicks’ opponent tonight may be playing without Kevin Durant, which would only make this game an even more important one not to screw up. How many wins can P.J. Carlesimo’s team possibly manage this year? They look terrible.
[The Play of the Week sponsored by Seven Seconds or Mess. Visit their site for more X's & O's goodness.] Has it been a week already? Well, close enough. (Note: The gray defensive circles labeled 1-5 are position specific. A point guard is a 1, a center is a 5, etc.) As you can see, it’s not as “tricky” as last week’s play, but equally effective. This time the key isn’t in the design of the play. Instead, it’s how Chris Duhon reads Chandler’s defender.
The Knicks are already 0-1 on their “teams that we should actually be able to beat” road trip, so let’s see if they can make it 1-1 tonight against the Grizzlies. This will be our first up-close look at the Grizzlies’ two promising rookies, Marc Gasol and OJ Mayo. The Knicks actually lost both games against Memphis last year.