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Monthly Archives: November 2009

2010 Game Preview and Thread: Jazz at Knicks

A quick preview of the game and a place for your in game thoughts. The good news is that the 2010 Advanced Stats Page is up!  The bad news is that there is little good news in those stats for the Knicks. The Knicks play the eighth game of the season tonight putting the team roughly 1/10th  of the way through the season.  So far, it’s not good. Knick “Offense”   Eff eFG TO OREB% FT/FG Stat 100 47.3 14.9 20.4 18.1 Rank 24 22 9 30 28 Knick *sigh* Defense   Eff eFG TO OREB% FT/FG Stat 109.7 53.5 17.5 …continue reading

What’s Wrong With the Knicks?

The New York Knicks have limped out to a 1-6 start, their worst since 2003 when they began the year 1-8. That season, they eventually finished 37-45, which would actually be an improvement for this team. So although history shows us that all is not lost, there are some issues the team must overcome to get back on track. Not to Three? The team’s three point percentage of 30.3% is 57 points lower than last year’s average, but that number isn’t indicative of how bad New York’s shooting has been. That percentage is inflated by Danilo Gallinari’s sizzling 46.6%. The …continue reading

Cavs 100 – Knicks 91

Not with a bang, but a whimper. LeBronFest 2K9 has come and gone as Citizen 23 nonchalantly tossed up a jumper-heavy 32-9-8 against a surprisingly listless Knicks’ side.  The King seemed fully aware of the moment, firing up long shots early, often, and with impressive efficiency (8 of 9 on mid-rangers, according to ESPN Stats and Information).  On the rare occasions that he elected to drive, he met predictably little resistance and converted easily.  The Knicks actually managed to contest a number of his jumpers, but their defense had little impact and LeBron showed himself to be every bit the …continue reading

An Open Letter To LeBron James

Dear LeBron, Can I call you LeBron? Thanks! LeBron, I am writing to you in the hopes that all is well with you and yours as you prepare for the final season of your contractually obligated engagement with the Cleveland Basketball club. As you may have heard or read somewhere on the internets, a great many folks are speculating about where you will choose to ply your trade in the year 2010. One possible destination is the city that I call my home, New York. You may have also heard that we have a basketball team. They’re called the Knickerbockers. …continue reading

Some Plays Count: Gallo & Lee

In the Knicks win against the Hornets, Danilo Gallinari & David Lee had some nice chemistry going. The pair hooked up 3 times for easy buckets, and to the naked eye they appeared to be veterans that had played together for years. Although Gallo had an off-night with regards to shooting (2-9, pts) he racked up 5 assists, and helped the team’s spacing on the floor. The below video shows the three plays in which Gallo fed Lee. In the first, Gallo’s hot outside shooting allows him to head fake his defender on the perimeter. He drives to the hoop, …continue reading