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The title pretty much says it all. My case: After failing a chemistry exam in a lethargic 98-90 loss to Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire’s combined for an impressive 61-point, 22-rebound performance on Sunday – a 113-112 win over the Hawks – and provided a glimpse of what’s possible for the Knicks’ stars. But can Anthony and Stoudemire do that consistently? With the two stars thus far failing to mesh, there’s a growing sentiment that, with Anthony’s play at the four a promising development of late, Stoudemire – who had a quiet 10 points and seven rebounds against the …continue reading
[New York Newsday] Knicks top Clippers, still hold 7th seed (Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:37:08 EDT) Turns out the Knicks won't exactly have a meaningless regular-season finale after all. [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Should Knicks tank for 8th? (Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:00:38 EDT) Every weekday throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our “Opening Tip” segment. Today’s Burning Question: Should the Knicks lose intentionally to Charlotte on Thursday in an effort to get the eighth seed and a first-round date with Chicago? Someone asked Carmelo Anthony late Wednesday night if …continue reading
Los Angeles Clippers 93 Final Recap | Box Score 99 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 28 MIN | 7-16 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | 0 Based on Melo’s first shot – launched with all the grace and glamor of a cement canon ball – it looked as though my “pay-a-Knick-to-tank” plan was poised to prosper… Until he blew by Caron Butler for a two-handed dunk and pull-up like 10 seconds later, and then promptly stole the ball on the other end. The next 26 or so minutes of burn were …continue reading
[New York Times] Leaders of N.B.A. Players Union in Power Struggle (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:20:09 GMT) A call for audit puts the players association’s president, Derek Fisher, and the union’s longtime executive director Billy Hunter at odds. [New York Times] Roundup: Knicks Give Grunwald a Promotion, and Woodson Gets a Boost (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:22:54 GMT) After an eventful season that will land the Knicks in the playoffs, the interim general manager, Glen Grunwald, was given the job on a permanent basis. [New York Times] Roundup: Metta World Peace Barred 7 Games for Elbow (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 …continue reading
The Knicks have removed the “interim” tag from Glen Grunwald (the man who brought us Tyson Chandler, Jeremy Lin, JR Smith, Steve Novak and Baron Davis). He has been officially named an Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Knicks. This being decided before the season is over has to be good news for Mike Woodson, as it seems like James Dolan is generally pleased with the Knicks. Grunwald, though, clearly had a lot more security than Woodson. Dolan on Grunwald, “Glen has done a terrific job this season. He is an intelligent, seasoned executive and we look forward …continue reading