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Monthly Archives: February 2010

2010 Game Thread and Preview: Knicks at Wizards

The Wizards (20-35) host the Knicks (19-37) in my adopted home town of  Washington, DC.  Both the Wizards and the Knicks changed their rosters before the trade deadline.  Wizards sent Butler, Jamison, and Haywood out bringing back Josh Howard and some cap flexibility.  So far it has worked out better for the Wizards than our Knicks in that the Wizards won a game since the trade deadline while the Knicks are still searching for a victory. This 8 game losing streak has been pretty sad. Knicks Offense Eff eFG TO OREB% FT/FG Stat 106.1 50.4 15 23.4 19.1 Rank 17 10 10 27 …continue reading

The Darkhorse MVP Candidate

With less than a 1/3 of the season left, it’s time to start thinking about who might end up with the MVP award. I think I’ve discovered a darkhorse candidate that might walk away with the award. He’s been toiling in obscurity in the mid-west, and many of you may not have even heard of him. His name is LeBron James. Unlike the front runner for the award, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James doesn’t have that last second killer instinct, which is likely to cost him a few votes. This non-coastal newcomer has a different strategy that seems to be ruffling …continue reading

2010 Game Preview and Thread: Knicks at Celtics

The new look Knicks (7-17 road) head to Boston (15-9 home) still looking for their first win following several trades that reshaped the team.  So far the Knicks are 0-2 with McGrady in the starting lineup.  But the Knicks should not have to worry about going 0-3 with McGrady against the Celtics because it does not look like McGrady will play tonight.  McGrady, who looked great to start in his first game, was noticeably slower and limping in his second game.  I haven’t found any official word, but I doubt he is ready for back-to-back games just yet. Knicks Offense Eff eFG TO OREB% FT/FG …continue reading

Milwaukee 83 – New York 67, The Good And The Bad

You didn’t have to look too deep last night to see examples of the opposing extremes. In a night where the franchise honored the 1970 championship team, their modern day heirs put up a 67 point stinker. Another polar event was the benching of Chris Duhon, who despite being third on the team in minutes played racked up a DNP in favor of newcomer Sergio Rodriguez. The Knicks scored 118 (albeit in overtime) against the #3 defense just two nights prior, but struggled to put up half that against the Bucks. Newly anointed savior Tracy McGrady followed up a 26 …continue reading

2010 Game Thread Knicks v. Bucks

After a tough loss to one of the better young teams in the Western Conference, the new look Knicks take on the Bucks at MSG.  Of interest is how McGrady’s knee is holding up.  He looked pretty winded at the end of the last game and had his knee iced before the game was over.  I hope he isnt pushing too hard. The Knicks can win this game with a better rebounding and defensive performance.  Hopefully Chandler and Harrington can shake off the doldrums.  Hopefully, Mcgrady wont push Gallinari further into the offfensive background.  The team really needs to start setting …continue reading

2010 Game Thread: OKC vs. NYK

The new look Knicks take the court tonight to face the Oklahoma City Thunder with a brand-new starting lineup! Tracy McGrady will start at shooting guard, with Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari each moving up one spot (from guard to small forward for Chandler and from small forward to power forward for Gallo). Duhon will never not start for point guard for the Knicks. Should be interesting! Put your in-game comments here!