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Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Classical — Why We Watch: Steve Novak, Catch and Shoot

So I waxed philosophical about Steve Novak over at TheClassical.org today. Here’s a excerpt: Right, this too. Steve Novak is white. He’s so pale (How pale is he?) that he appears almost translucent.  More than that: he mostly lacks professional-grade muscle tone and never quite breaks into a full sprint on the court. Rather, he ambles goofily, with his sloping, shoulders dangling idly, as if they knew the precious, limited kinetic energy contained within had to be carefully rationed for any and all shot attempts. His entire face seems to be made out of a soft cheese that wildly contracts …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Nov 28 2012)

[New York Daily News] Least influential of 2012? We vote for A-Rod & Fireman Ed (Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:56:04 GMT) The December issue of GQ paints an unsparing portrait of who the magazine’s writer, Drew Magary, views as the 25 least influential people from the past year. Knicks owner James Dolan lands at No. 17 on the distinguished list. [New York Daily News] Christine passes on Knicks-Nets question (Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:43:29 GMT) Carrying on a long political tradition of playing both sides of the fence when it comes to sports loyalties, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn isn’t …continue reading

Nets 96, Knicks 89 (OT)

Brooklyn Nets 96 Final Recap | Box Score 89 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 51 MIN | 11-25 FG | 10-16 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -6 There’s a great deal to be said about the difference in the type of shots Melo got playing primarily at small forward (no matter how sopping wet his jumper from midrange might have been) and the shot he took with the game tied and time winding down. (Spoiler alert: it was a terrible play call by Woodson. We’ll have words about this later.) But first, I …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Nov 27 2012)

[New York Newsday] Nets top Knicks in overtime in first meeting in Brooklyn (Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:12:42 EST) Avery Johnson could see right away that Monday wasn't going to be a normal day. [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony misses chance to win it as Knicks fall to Nets (Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:09:39 EST) The long orange sleeves that rode high up Carmelo Anthony's arms probably covered goose bumps for most of the night. He said he gets them when he hears the Barclays Center crowd chant "Brook-lyn." [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Notebook: Nets wanted it 'a little …continue reading

2012-13 Game Thread: NO SLEEP ‘TILL…BROOKLYN

Alas, late word’s come down that Jason Kidd’s out with back spasms. Maybe. No one knows for sure what it is. The Knicks lead the league in pointless secret-keeping. The Knicks are supersizing in Kidd’s absence, Fred Kerber hath twat, going with a Kurt Thomas-Chandler-Melo-Brewer-Felton starting five. Interesting… Welp, this should be a fascinating soft opening for Amar’e’s return to the lineup, if nothing else. One last thing, if any of you knew four weeks ago that Jason Kidd would be such an essential component in the ‘Bockers success, contact me ASAP. I’d like you to take a gander at …continue reading

NYTIMES: How the Knicks’ Offense Beat Expectations

Insert funny reason to make you click on this link. Add quote, but only enough so you’ll have to read the whole article to get what commenters will be talking about. The other area that New York has improved upon from last season is turnovers. Last season the Knicks struggled heavily with turnovers, averaging 14.9 per 100 possessions, which was 27th in the league. By the same metric, this year’s team ranks first by a far margin with only 10.9 turnovers. Of last season’s team, the leaders in personal turnover percentage (with over 500 minutes) were Baron Davis, Jeremy Lin, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Nov 26 2012)

[New York Post] Knicks need Carmelo’s Bernard-like play tonight (Mon, 26 Nov 2012 03:44:21 -0500) Carmelo Anthony calls Bernard King his idol. The two are a couple of shooting stars from Brooklyn, separated only by basketball generations. Melo did his best Bernard imitation yesterday at the Garden as he scorched the Pistons, hitting his first six shots, scoring 21 points in the first half from… [New York Post] Defense returns in bounce-back â??W’ (Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:47:23 -0500) So you wanted to know what happened to the Knicks who began the season 8-1 before resembling a gathering of World …continue reading