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Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 Report Card: Landry Fields

Stats: Player Age G MP MPG PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% Landry Fields 23 66 1894 28.7 12 0.506 0.49 8.5 14.5 15.1 16 Per 36 Minutes: FGA 3PA 3P% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 9.8 2.3 0.256 2.6 0.562 1.1 4.2 5.3 3.2 1.5 0.3 1.9 1.9 11 “But sometimes when you’re different you just need a different song.”- Giraffes Can’t Dance Have you ever read “Giraffes Can’t Dance”?  It is the story of a giraffe that competes in a jungle-wide dance contest.  At first he trips and falls because the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, May 31 2012)

[New York Times] Playoffs | Game 2: Heat 115, Celtics 111 (OT): Heat Withstand Big Night by Rondo and Lead Series, 2-0 (Thu, 31 May 2012 07:24:06 GMT) The Celtics’ Rajon Rondo scored 44 points to lead all players, but the Heat still got the victory behind LeBron James’s 34 points and Dwyane Wade’s 23 points. [New York Times] Thunder Deny They Were Grasping at Straws by Grabbing at Splitter (Thu, 31 May 2012 05:45:21 GMT) The Thunder say they were merely trying to slow the Spurs by fouling the backup center Tiago Splitter repeatedly in Game 2. [New York …continue reading

NYT: Why Odom Could Make Sense for the Knicks

Over at the Timeseses, I wrote about the prospects of a Lamar Odom homecoming, and how — at a friendly price — it might be the right move for both parties: In a season not exactly lacking in dramatic narratives, Lamar Odom’s fall from championship complement to tabloid punch line provided perhaps the best combination of strangeness and sadness. On Dec. 11 the Lakers dealt Odom, the mercurial forward who had just posted the highest player efficiency rating of his 11-year career (19.4), and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft to the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. The price: a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, May 30 2012)

[New York Times] Game 2: Spurs 120, Thunder 111: N.B.A. Playoffs: Spurs Defeat Thunder in Game 2 (Wed, 30 May 2012 07:30:08 GMT) With Tony Parker’s 34 points leading the way, the Spurs extended their winning streak to 20 games as they took a 2-0 lead in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Harvey Araton: Small Markets Thrive in N.B.A. (Wed, 30 May 2012 05:20:11 GMT) The Western Conference finalists show how smartly run teams can thrive in small markets. And then there’s the Knicks. [New York Times] Ray Allen’s Ankle and Shot …continue reading

2012 Report Card: Tyson Chandler

Stats: Player Age G MP MPG PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% Tyson Chandler 29 62 2061 33.2 18.7 0.708 0.679 17.2 4.3 17.1 13 Per 36 Minutes: FGA 3PA 3P% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 6.2 0 0 5.5 0.689 3.7 7 10.7 1 1 1.6 1.8 3.2 12.2 When thinking about Tyson Chandler, I can’t help but conjure that scene in Hoosiers where the freshly hired Norman Dale (played to the marrow by Gene Hackman) shows up to practice for the first time to find his charges mired in some half-assed …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 29 2012)

[New York Times] Playoffs | Game 1: Heat 93, Celtics 79: N.B.A. Playoffs — Heat Beat Celtics as James Scores 32 (Tue, 29 May 2012 06:30:07 GMT) LeBron James had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade had 22 points and 7 assists as Miami took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals from visiting Boston. [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs — Manu Ginobili Epitomizes Spurs’ Drive (Tue, 29 May 2012 03:53:06 GMT) Manu Ginobili put on a flawless display of shooting in the fourth quarter Sunday, epitomizing the various routes San Antonio has taken in its record-challenging run …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, May 28 2012)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs | Western Conference Finals Game 1: Spurs 101, Thunder 98: Strong Finish Boosts Spurs in Game 1 (Mon, 28 May 2012 06:13:36 GMT) Manu Ginobili scored 26 points as the Spurs, who are undefeated in the playoffs, beat the Thunder in the first game of the Western Conference finals. [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs | Western Conference Finals: Spurs and Thunder Have Star Power Of Their Own (Mon, 28 May 2012 07:04:07 GMT) The Western Conference finals aren’t as glamorous as the matchup in the East, but its combatants were 16-1 in the playoffs entering …continue reading