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Monthly Archives: February 2011

What is Mike D’Antoni’s Offense? (Part I)

The element of surprise is as old as life itself. With species competing for life & death, every advantage is critical. Anyone that’s witnessed a sucker punch knows humans have been no exception, as catching an opponent unprepared can lead to a easy victory. The general philosophy of Mike D’Antoni’s offense, aka Seven Seconds Or Less, follows on the same principle. The goal is to get the ball up the floor before a defense is prepared for an attack. It’s the NBA’s version of the Trojan Horse. D’Antoni features a lineup that is quicker than the other team. Ideally, this …continue reading

10 Greatest Knick All-Star Moments: #2

As you may know, on Sunday February 20th Amar’e Stoudemire will become the first Knick to start in the NBA All-Star Game since Patrick Ewing did so in 1992. In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to take a look back at the ten greatest moments in Knicks All-Star history, including a couple great moments from the larger All-Star Weekend. Some of these come from the recent past, while others date back to a time before I, and perhaps some of you, were alive. What all these moments have in common is that they show that Knicks players know …continue reading

Donnie Walsh Goes All In?

As a Knick fan if you suffered through the Rookie/Sophomore game, you probably did so to find out more about the latest trade rumors. Just about everybody has reported that the Knicks have offered Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Eddy Curry and a first-round pick to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and other players that would fit under the salary cap. First and foremost, I’d like to remind everyone that this isn’t an official deal. It’s very possible that this trade will never come to fruition, and considering the numerous false reports “leaked” in the Carmelo Anthony …continue reading

10 Greatest Knick All-Star Moments: #3

As you may know, on Sunday February 20th Amar’e Stoudemire will become the first Knick to start in the NBA All-Star Game since Patrick Ewing did so in 1992. In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to take a look back at the ten greatest moments in Knicks All-Star history, including a couple great moments from the larger All-Star Weekend. Some of these come from the recent past, while others date back to a time before I, and perhaps some of you, were alive. What all these moments have in common is that they show that Knicks players know …continue reading

Knicks 102, Hawks 90

[Ed's note: My apologies to Jim, for not seeing this sooner.] The game right before the All-Star break can be a wildcard. Some teams use it as momentum for the home stretch, while others look at is as no more than a glorified practice, essentially taking an extra night off. While the Hawks were more than obliged to play the latter role, the Knicks looked eager to exorcise the bewildering demons of the teams’ first two match ups – both disappointing, low-energy losses – and capitalized on the Hawks’ obvious disinterestedness en route to a 102-90 win which saw New …continue reading

Around the Mainstreamosphere

Not everyone in the mainstream thinks ‘Melo to the Knicks is a great idea. If the Knicks get Anthony in an extend-and-trade before June 30, cap space for him is a non-issue; Anthony’s $18.5 million salary for next season would kick in. The issue would be having flexibility to put more pieces around Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire — which is yet another item the short-sighted Melo-now crowd ignores. In many ways, it would be more advantageous to Anthony and the Knicks to unite via free agency. For one, Walsh wouldn’t have to give up any pieces of a young nucleus …continue reading

10 Greatest Knick All-Star Moments: #4

As you may know, on Sunday February 20th Amar’e Stoudemire will become the first Knick to start in the NBA All-Star Game since Patrick Ewing did so in 1992. In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to take a look back at the ten greatest moments in Knicks All-Star history, including a couple great moments from the larger All-Star Weekend. Some of these come from the recent past, while others date back to a time before I, and perhaps some of you, were alive. What all these moments have in common is that they show that Knicks players know …continue reading