Some technical difficulties last night so apologies for the delay to this morning and the non-fancily-formatted nature of the below post. Max Fisher-Cohen and I split the duties tonight; initials indicate who wrote what: STARTERS Amar’e Stoudemire (B-): Pretty shooting and scoring numbers for Amar’e in his first preseason game. When in the 4th quarter Stoudemire finally got some opportunities as the roll man, he and Prigioni showed some good chemistry, as Prigioni assisted on three straight paint scores by STAT. More exciting, Stoudemire was 3-3 outside the paint! When’s the last time he pulled off a stunt like that? However, the post-game …continue reading
[New York Newsday] Amar'e Stoudemire shows flash and rust in return (Sat, 20 Oct 2012 03:41:04 EDT) The first time Amar'e Stoudemire got the ball in the post, he spun quickly on Andrea Bargnani and scored on a short turnaround jumper from the baseline. [New York Daily News] Melo drops 24 in 19-point loss to Raptors (Sat, 20 Oct 2012 02:14:03 GMT) Andrea Bargnani scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 107-88 on Friday night in a preseason game at the sold-out Bell Centre. [New York Post] Stoudemire returns to Knicks lineup but unable to …continue reading
[New York Post] Amar’e set to return to Knicks lineup; time to mesh with Melo (Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:58:45 -0500) MONTREAL â?? Carmelo Anthony has been razor-sharp in the Knicks’ first two preseason games â?? lithe, quick, effortless. Now let’s see if Anthony can continue his groove Friday night with Amar’e Stoudemire by his side as the Knicks get set to battle the Raptors at the Bell Centre. After sitting… [New York Post] Injured Smith to miss road trip (Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:00:28 -0500) MONTREAL â?? J.R. Smith has been booted from the Knicks three-game preseason road trip …continue reading
[New York Post] Knicks’ Camby vows to be ready next week (Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:52:00 -0500) Marcus Camby is on the way back. Next week. In his first comments since going down on the third day of training camp with a calf strain, Camby Wednesday said he believes he will be back to practice Tuesday once the Knicks return from their three-game preseason road trip to… [New York Post] Rasheed’s contract not guaranteed ’til Jan. (Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:43:16 -0500) Coach Mike Woodson has time to decide if out-of-shape Rasheed Wallace can help the Knicks before owner James …continue reading
Lin, Lin Lin Lin. Lin Lin — Lin Lin Lin Lin, Lin Lin Lin Lin. Lin Lin Lin Lin Lin Lin? Lin Lin Lin. Without getting too in-depth on my method, I use a combination of shooting rates and per-minute floor stats. When two players are being compared, I normalize (z-score) the pertinent stats and then add them up in what can be called a z-sum. The lower the z-sum, the more alike two players are. By limiting the pool of players to those of the same age, I can compare players at the same part of their career curves. …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Calf keeps Camby out longer (Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:00:22 GMT) Mike Woodson’s goal of getting his rotation in place by next week is being put to the test, as the Knicks aren’t even giving out a new timetable for Marcus Camby’s return from what was originally thought to be a minor leg injury. [New York Post] Novak adding wrinkle (Wed, 17 Oct 2012 02:19:30 -0500) Did someone kidnap Steve Novak on the bus ride to Hartford Saturday? In the preseason game against the Celtics at XL Center, Novak was 1-of-6 from 3-point land and 3-of-5 …continue reading
From the gods: NEW YORK, October 16, 2012 – New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Iman Shumpert. Shumpert, 6-5, 220-pounds, averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.71 steals (seventh in NBA) over 28.9 minutes in 59 games (35 starts) last season en route to being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was selected in first round (17th overall) in 2011 NBA Draft.