New York (15-21 overall, 6-11 road, 5-7 vs Western Conference) visits Oklahoma City (20-6 overall, 10-8 home, 12-4 vs Eastern Conference). Oklahoma City feasts on the East–most of the good Western Conference teams do. Don’t get me wrong I think Oklahoma City is a pretty good team with a very nice core of young players, but their current position in the standings has been buoyed by a favorable early schedule. 16 of Oklahoma City’s first 26 games have been against the weak Eastern Conference. 12 of those games came against sub .500 teams with the team going 11-1 in those games. Compare that to the team’s …continue reading
Jared Jeffries shining some light on the debate.
I’ve been so engrossed with the Eastern Conference standings–and the Knicks’ rise therein (smile)–that I had no clue as to what kind of season Houston was having. I was surprised to see Houston sitting in 7th place–ahead of Utah and New Orleans– in a very tough Western Conference. I honestly expected Houston to struggle this year after losing Artest to free agency, Yao-Ming to injury, and McGrady to micro fracture recovery and later to his ego. Knicks Offense Eff eFG% TO OREB% FT/FG Stat 106.6 51 15.2 23.1 19.4 Rank 16 9 10 29 28 Knicks Defense Eff eFG% TO …continue reading
The only game in the NBA tonight is Charlotte at New York. I guess with the BCS National Championship tonight the NBA scheduled a game they thought would be of little importance. Well guess what NBA, this game happens to be very important. Seriously, it is. The Knicks need this game to even the season series with the Bobcats thereby preventing the Bobcats from holding an outright tiebreaker. Yes, the playoffs are 4 months away and I’m talking tiebreakers. But admit it, aren’t you glad the Knicks are even part of a tiebreaker discussion? Anyway, if the Knicks and Bobcats end the season tied the …continue reading
There’s no doubt that I’ve been a fan of Kevin Pelton’s work over the years. But recently he’s written a bunch of articles that would be of interest to this site. The first is Knick related, as Pelton looked at New York’s recent success. The most surprising change is in terms of the Knicks’ pace. The coach once known for his “:07 Seconds or Less” philosophy is now practicing something more akin to “:15 Seconds or Less.” Through the end of November, New York was playing at the league’s third-fastest pace. Since then, the Knicks have been more deliberate than …continue reading
The four rules to D’Antoni’s rotation.
I’m thinking this Robinson/D’Antoni thing could be a Journey song… He’s just a 5’8” guard, He plays the game extra hard They say he’s immature but he does not care. Well he’s the high priced coach with a S.S.O.L. approach They say his rotation is short but he does not care. The guard took a circus shot. The coach he got really hot. The coach gave DNPs That went on and on and on and on Guard is waiting At the end of the team bench Thinking “Will I get play tonight.” Many people Driven by their emotion Ask if the …continue reading