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Monthly Archives: June 2012

2012 Report Card: Jared Jeffries

Stats: Player Age G MP MPG PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% Jared Jeffries 30 39 729 18.7 10.9 0.484 0.42 12 5.4 14.2 12.6 Per 36 Minutes: FGA 3PA 3P% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 7.1 0.8 0.188 3.6 0.681 3.4 4.1 7.5 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 4.4 8.4 In the wake of last season’s crippling four-game sweep at the hands of the Celtics, the memory of his Game 2 brick-handed blunder fresh as a flesh rot, I penned a farewell for Jared Jeffries that closed with this: He couldn’t shoot. He …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jun 19 2012)

[New York Post] Knicks might sign Prigioni (Tue, 19 Jun 2012 03:41:34 -0500) The Knicks, in widening their search for a veteran point guard to be a tandem with Jeremy Lin, met last week with Pablo Prigioni, a 35-year-old on Argentina’s Olympic team. Prigioni, who played last season in Spain for Unicaja Laboral, had a two-day visit, dinner with Knicks general manager… [New York Times] N.B.A. Finals: N.B.A. Finals — Scott Brooks, Thunder Coach, Owes It All to Mom (Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:54:05 GMT) As a player, Scott Brooks was loved by coaches for his passion and toughness, but …continue reading

2012 Report Card: Jerome Jordan

Stats: Player Age G MP MPG PER TS% eFG% TRB% AST% TOV% USG% Jerome Jordan 25 21 108 5.1 18.3 0.561 0.515 14.4 6.3 5.1 16.4 Per 36 Minutes: FGA 3PA 3P% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 11 0 0 3.3 0.8 4.7 4.3 9 1.3 0.3 2 0.7 5 14 Sometimes storm clouds sit visibly on the horizon. Other times the sun lights up a cloudless sky on a perfect spring day. But mostly, days are just days. Partly sunny and partly cloudy blend; neither glorious nor awful. Such days rarely merit entry …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jun 18 2012)

[New York Post] Shumpert shoots for Jan. return (Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:46:55 -0500) Iman Shumpert is back on his feet, but he is a long way from getting back on the basketball court. The Knicks guard, who made an appearance yesterday at a Sprint NBA Nation event at South Street Seaport, is back walking under his own power after surgery early last month… [New York Times] Final Game 3: Heat 91, Thunder 85: Game 3, and Series Lead, Goes to the Heat (Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:51:19 GMT) LeBron James scored 29 points and Dwyane Wade had 25 as …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jun 17 2012)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Finals: N.B.A. Finals — Russell Westbrook Vows to Keep Shooting (Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:15:04 GMT) The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has been criticized for his erratic, aggressive play in the N.B.A. finals, but he says he will not change his game. [New York Times] Essay: Oklahoma City Crowd Rumbles; Miami’s Slumbers (Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:18:18 GMT) The Thunder’s fans in Oklahoma City are clearly leading the Heat’s followers in Miami in the battle of decibel levels. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: It’s Not the Years, It’s the Miles (Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:22:10 GMT) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Jun 16 2012)

[New York Daily News] Zen Master rips Knicks, says Melo-Amar’e ‘don’t fit’ (Sat, 16 Jun 2012 07:00:50 GMT) Phil Jackson who won 11 NBA titles as a coach says he wasn’t interested in taking the helm of Jim Dolan’s “clumsy” Knicks. In an “HBO Real Sports” interview, Jackson says he was glad Dolan never called. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Chips Away at Notoriety (Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:10:07 GMT) The knock on LeBron James has been his failure to deliver at crunch time. He seems intent on changing that perception in these N.B.A. finals. [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 15 2012)

[New York Post] Dream Team not worth glorifying (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:10:02 -0500) Ironic how yesterday was Flag Day and here we are, draped in drool over the 20th anniversary of the narcissistic 1992 Dream Team. Like long time reader Lawrence Bentley of Plano, Texas, I am proud to say I have never seen that supercilious squadron play a single minute. That goes… [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Does Woodson need an offensive assistant? (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:00:46 EDT) Mike Woodson proved two main things during the final 29 games (regular season and playoffs) he coached the Knicks: …continue reading