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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quick Reaction: Knicks 113, Pistons 86

Tonight we decided to open up the phone lines, as it were, and post some of our favorite player-related tweets. It was fun. We hope you enjoy them. If you don’t, well, I reckon you can go to Hell’s Kitchen. Detroit Pistons 86 Final Recap | Box Score 113 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 33 MIN | 9-14 FG | 5-5 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 25 PTS | +27 When I first turned on League Pass – having grown up outside Detroit, I actually welcomed the Detroit feed, featuring George Blaha (sexy name, sexier voice) …continue reading

NYT: Knicks Need to Look for Efficient Scoring

The latest entry for the New York Times Off the Dribble Blog, my take on the Carmelo Anthony trade and how it applies to the “shot creation” vs. “efficiency” debate. Last February, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith wrote “the Knicks must go get Carmelo Anthony as soon as possible,” and “Danilo Gallinari is good, with promise, but hardly worth holding on to if it means not getting Anthony’s services.” Smith’s remarks represent those who put a high demand on shot creation. By this standard, Anthony’s value was perceived to be much greater than that of Gallinari due to the former’s ability …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 31 2012)

[New York Daily News] Melo: Knicks support D’Antoni (Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:13:35 GMT) Just ask Mike D’Antoni admitted that he is feeling some heat as his team spins out of control, the embattled Knicks’ coach got some support from Carmelo Anthony. [New York Times] Knicks Hoping Anthony Can Spark a Turnabout (Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:48:06 GMT) As they approach the one-third mark of the season, the Knicks, who have lost nine of their last 10 games, are uncomfortably situated in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: 76ers 3rd Win in Row Is Magic’s …continue reading

NYT: Home Court Advantage or Burden for the Underachieving Knicks?

My latest NYT Off the Dribble piece examines the weird double-edged sword that is Madison Square Garden: Even in the leanest of years for the Knicks -– an era in which they’re still arguably mired -– they have enjoyed an impressive home-court advantage at Madison Square Garden. Whatever their on-court fortunes, the Knicks can count in their favor a fan base as knowledgeable, and as loud, as any in professional sports.

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jan 30 2012)

[New York Post] Is it possible Knicks’ broadcasts are better? (Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:35:50 -0500) Accidents happen. In new Knicks radio and TV man Spero Dedes, the local march of screaming shills and game-wreckers has been interrupted. Friday, for a second straight week because young old pro Mike Breen was calling a national telecast, Dedes worked MSG’s Knicks telecast with Walt Frazier and Bernard… [New York Post] Amar’e deflects heat from coach (Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:47:17 -0500) At the very least, embattled Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni has the support of Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler. Those players’ cutting …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jan 29 2012)

[New York Post] Knicks fall to Rockets; Amar’e says team unprepared (Sun, 29 Jan 2012 06:20:13 -0500) HOUSTON â?? The Rockets own the Knicks’ first-round pick this June from the Tracy McGrady trade. It seemed unfathomable entering the season the issue of the picks’ protection rights ever would come up. But as the Knicks flounder without a true point guard and look more beat up and ragged by… [New York Post] Hurting Anthony just needs to heal (Sun, 29 Jan 2012 05:44:51 -0500) If Players only love you when they’re playing, imagine how tough they are on themselves for deciding …continue reading