New York had a laugher in their last meeting, and given their recent slide they could use another breather. The Wolves are bad at just about everything, save for …
After last night’s disheartening game results (all the teams that the Knicks are chasing won), tonight is yet another big game for the Knicks (heck, pretty much every game until the All Star break is very important). Hopefully, David Lee takes out his frustration over his All-Star snub on the Raptors tonight! Put your in-game thoughts here!
Frank Isola just posted a little while ago a piece where he states: According to a source, Lee will not be one of the seven reserves named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. The official announcement of the All-Star reserves from both conferences will be broadcast live on TNT Thursday night. If true, I would have to think that the recent play of the Bulls pushed Lee out, as Derrick Rose has suddenly become a guy you really can’t leave off of the All-Star team. If not true, then I can cross Isola off the list of “reporters who you …continue reading
Today the NBA announced the participants for the Rookie-Sophomore game, and Danilo Gallinari of the Knicks is on the elder team. Their squad is oddly constructed, as Gallo and Beasley are the only two SFs, and the pair are 6’10 and 6’9 respectively The Rookie team features Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, and second rounder DeJuan Blair, and will try to upset the Sophomores who have won the last 7 contests.
Obviously, so long as a team is technically in playoff contention, there is no such thing as a “must win,” but let’s be serious, with Dallas hosting Milwaukee, Phoenix hosting Charlotte and the Knicks hosting Minnesota, well, this is a pretty big night to see if the Knicks have any real chance at making the playoffs (do note that the Knicks are now four games out of the #8 spot). Place your in-game comments here!
Over the past few years the change in David Lee’s game has been unmistakable. Since his rookie year he’s nearly doubled his volume scoring, going from 11.0 to 18.9 pts/36. In that course of time Lee’s reputation among the mainstream has changed as well. He’s gone from a garbage man who could only score by put-backs, to a system guy that succeeds only due to the style of play. With Lee up for consideration as an All Star this year, the knock on him is that D’Antoni’s offense is inflating his stats. And I agree. You have to take context …continue reading
During halftime of the Dallas game, Coach D’Antoni said the only thing wrong with Duhon was that he wasn’t hitting shots (eFG% 44.8). Sure, and the only thing wrong with the Titanic was a small hole in its hull. D’Antoni mentioned Duhon’s assist to turnover rating (37.0 Ast-R), and total assist (6.7 per/36) in defense of his point. Unfortunately, Duhon’s passing numbers, while good, simply are not strong enough to make up for his abysmal shooting. Duhon’s TS% of 48.3 (28th of starting point guards) is about the same as noted brick layers Jared Jeffries (48.4) and Larry Hughes (47.4). It’s an understatement …continue reading