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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Trade Deadline Math

Barely a week before the February 19th trade deadline, the Knicks are keeping a low profile.  Even though the team sits just 2 1/2 games out of a playoff spot, Donnie Walsh almost certainly won’t be bringing in reinforcements for the stretch run.  In fact, the biggest speculation is over whether he’ll trade his best player for a draft pick.  By all accounts, Walsh’s primary goal is to clear cap space in 2010.  This is an update on where that stands. A few things have combined to squeeze the Knicks’ options. One is the strong play of David Lee and Nate Robinson, which has likely made their …continue reading

2009 Game Preview: Knicks @ Warriors

New York looks to bounce back from maybe the toughest loss of the season.  I can’t think of anohter game so far that has resulted in so much analysis.  Both Mike K. and 7SOM took a good long look at the game.  If you have not read what they have to say, I encourage you to take a look-it’s good stuff. What would happen if they played an All-Star game and none of the All-Stars showed up?  You would get the last meeting between New York and Golden State.  A race to 150 points.  First team to play defense is the …continue reading

Seven Seconds or Mess: Webisode 17

This is late. Really late. Like Knicks help defense late. But I got a late start on the podcast and had a hard time watching this game over again. In Episode 17 I breakdown the final four Blazer possessions and touch on how Brandon Roy maneuvers his way through the defense, Al Harrington’s poor recognition, and David Lee’s huge mistake on the game winner. I made the podcast before reading that D’Antoni didn’t know he had a foul to give, but Lee still needs to make this play. You can watch the video in high quality here or hover over …continue reading

2009 Game Thread/Preview Knicks @ Blazers

Well “Dream Week” is over and not a moment too soon.  New York went 0-3 against 3 of the NBA top five teams.  I cant say I’m surprised but I am happy about the quality of play.  If the energy and execution remain high, New York could manage a winning record on this west coast swing.  First order of business is Portland (30-19) who beat New York 104-97 on December 2, 2008.  TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 97.2 107 50 15.4 23.9 21.1 Rank 2 16 12 16 28 27 Portland Trail Blazers-Defense 86.2 109.2 50.8 15.7 …continue reading

2009 Game Preview/Thread: Knicks vs. Lakers

With apologies to Rakim, the greatest MC of his era… It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you Without previews to step to Think of how many games you shlept through Time’s up, I’m sorry I kept you Waiting on this, analytical blitz The previews from the game thread soloist As you sit by the CPU, hand on the keyboard Click on the link, this is your reward Read with the brother that is in the know, I got the stats, so here they go It’s a 4 factor world, ya heard? They control when you got stats, you know you got soul. Enough of …continue reading