New York (17-24) hosts Memphis (11-30). New York won over Memphis in their previous meeting 132-103. In that game, New York hit 19 of 34 three point attempts (55.9%) and had an eFG% of 69.8. The only blemish in this game was New York allowing Memphis to post an eFG% 51.8. Absent New York’s hot shooting and huge advantage in three point makes (+14), New York could have lost this game. TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 97 105.8 49.4 15.6 23.9 20.6 Rank 2 20 14 17 28 28 Memphis Grizzlies-Defense 89.9 109.2 52.3 16.7 25 24.6 Rank 22 …continue reading
In Episode 15 I try to show just how easy it was for Duhon and Lee to go to work on Nash, Shaq and Stoudemire. You can watch the high quality version here.
Here’s an interesting article from TrueHoop’s on yesterday’s Knick game. Henry attended yesterday’s game, and watched it without the aid of a live box score. Every once in a while I’ll attend a game as a regular person. Sitting in the stands, buying overpriced ice cream and the like. It was fun. But I wan’t online, and wasn’t watching any kind of fancy statistics. But everyone in the building knew that the Knicks, with Nate Robinson on the floor, were a wholly different team than when he was on the bench. … So, if you’re the coach of a team …continue reading
ESPN’s Chris Sheridan reports that the Greek club Olympiakos has reached out to the Knicks to discuss a possible buyout for Stephon Marbury. No way to guess how serious the talks might be, but Olympiakos is a serious player — this is the club that signed Josh Childress to a $10 million deal last summer. According to Sheridan, Marbury is aware of the interest but has not spoken to anyone from the Greek team. If Sheridan’s article is accurate, one can guess that the two clubs and the player are discussing a deal that would guarantee Marbury a certain salary, to make up …continue reading
New York (16-24) hosts Phoenix (23-16). Phoenix won the last meeting 111-103 in a game that featured a slow start from New York which the team could not overcome. New York’s 43.8 eFG% that game was well below the team’s season average of 49.4% Furthermore, Shaquille O’Neal had a bit of a break out game against New York scoring 23 points with 12 boards. Of course against the New York front line Joakim Noah looks like Bill Walton (To the David Lee fan boys: That is not a slight against David Lee. David Lee is awesome. Please stop sending me hate mail.) …continue reading
Reading through the KnickerBlogger forums, I came across a thread on Duhon where BigBlueAl stated he wouldn’t “mind keeping Duhon beyond 2010, but at what price?” Good question. There’s no doubt that Duhon has been a good fit for D’Antoni’s system. Duhon is able to push the ball up the floor quickly in D’Antoni’s offense, he doesn’t turn the ball over much, and tries to get his teammates involved on offense. I would rate him as an above average defender. One bonus to Duhon is that he’s able to defend taller shooting guards, so you can pair him with an …continue reading
I just thought I’d let everyone know that I’ve decided to join ESPN’s TrueHoop Network. You should notice only two changes from this venture. The first being the ESPN links & advertisement that are on the top and sides of the blog. The second is a host of new faces looking for the best in NBA/Knicks coverage. KnickerBlogger will remain an independently owned and operated entity. From the perspective of site content, nothing will change. I’m honored that Henry Abbott chose KnickerBlogger to be a part of this network, and I’m excited at the opportunity this will give the site. …continue reading