Over at the Old Gray Lady, I talked about the Knicks’ new-found depth, and how that’s, like, a good thing. It is, right? OK, good. Just one month ago, the Knicks found themselves mired in a six-game skid – a streak punctuated by their double overtime loss to Denver on Jan. 21. In that home loss to the Nuggets, Josh Harrellson – the surprisingly productive second-round rookie forward – would sustain a wrist injury, further depleting what was already considered one of the thinnest rosters in the N.B.A. Read the rest of the story at NYT’s Off the Dribble blog!
[New York Times] Knicks 99, Hawks 82: Lin and Anthony Team Up as Knicks Beat Hawks (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:13:59 GMT) Jeremy Lin, who had 17 points with 9 assists, and Carmelo Anthony, who scored 15 points, showed signs of improvement in playing together in the Knicks’ victory against the Hawks. [New York Times] Jeremy Lin Appears Unlikely to Make U.S. Olympic Team (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:13:56 GMT) Despite his outstanding play of late, the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin has at least three point guards ahead of him on the depth chart for the United States. [New York Times] …continue reading
Atlanta Hawks 82 Final Recap | Box Score 99 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 27 MIN | 7-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 15 PTS | +7 Judging by a pair of early passes that looked like they’d been shot out of a cannon, Melo’s forearms are doing quite fine. It’s the wrists – specifically of the shooting variety – that still need time to heel. Ditto the timing and the chemistry, both of which you can tell are coming back quickly and surely. Amare Stoudemire, PF 24 MIN | 3-8 FG | …continue reading
Did you know that today is the one-year anniversary of the Melo trade? I had no idea. Well, anyhow, here is your thread to discuss what is could be a big game for the Knicks, as they surely don’t want to enter the All-Star break on a 3-game losing streak (this is not to say that they could not win against Miami after losing tonight).
[New York Daily News] Jeremy Lin courting new Asian immigrants with dazzling playALL (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:00:45 GMT) The Knicks’ newest star has Lin-troduced the game of basketball to whole new crop of fans. Expats of China and Taiwan â?? many of whom had never seen a game before Linsanity swept up New York â?? are quickly turning into die-hard Knicks fans because of Jeremy Lin. [New York Daily News] Melo Drama: Can Anthony win in NY? (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:13:13 GMT) Carmelo Anthony is arguably the most scrutinized star athlete in New York today. He’s got the …continue reading
I have a piece up at TrueHoop about January’s Denver game. Wasn’t so long ago, right? Losers of five straight, the Knicks’ already fragile, lockout-shortened season had — by late January — morphed into a dire downward spiral. Weeks away from the most unlikely of athletic ascensions, hope had given way to Hell in the Garden. As such, their January 21st showdown with the Nuggets had assumed a level of intrigue at odds with your run of the mill, dead-of-winter, cross-conference NBA game. Nearly a full year on from one of the most drawn-out and controversial trade operas in recent …continue reading
[New York Post] Jeremy’s stat-stuffer still a Net loss (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:31:42 -0500) It was clear from the opening tip Deron Williams was looking forward to his rematch last night with Jeremy Lin and the Knicks. Lin burst onto the scene against Williams and the Nets on Feb. 4, when he came off the bench to score 25 points and dish out seven… [New York Post] It’ll take time to make pieces fit together again (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 03:08:02 -0500) Carmelo Anthony wasn’t trying to be the hero last night. He wasn’t trying to reclaim his role …continue reading