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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Aug 19 2013)

[New York Post] Felton enjoys Pierce stoking NY feud (Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:55:36 -0500) Raymond Felton has heard the chatter from Paul Pierce recently about how the Nets are coming after the Knicks and want to take over New York. Well, Felton has his own message for Pierce: Not so fast. “Well, when you’ve got somebody like Paul Pierce talking every day, every… [New York Post] Strong upticks for Knicks tix (Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:44:43 -0500) Despite the perception they have slid in the Eastern Conference power rankings, including behind the Nets, the Knicks maintain business is booming.According …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Aug 17 2013)

[New York Post] Kidd gloves in Nets’ plans for Garnett (Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:30:18 -0500) The preseason is more than a month away, but Jason Kidd is already thinking about the playoffs. The new Nets coach enters his first year on the sidelines with a championship contender whose success hinges on the health of the veteran core. Kidd already is considering minutes restrictions for his… [New York Daily News] New Net Pierce continues to amp up hate toward Knicks (Sat, 17 Aug 2013 00:31:43 GMT) Paul Pierce poured more hot sauce on the Knicks-Nets rivalry. In two separate interviews …continue reading

2013 Report Card: Tyson Chandler

Season Age Tm G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% BLK% 2010-11 28 DAL 74 2059 18.4 0.697 12.2 26.6 3 2011-12 29 NYK 62 2061 18.7 0.708 11.8 22.7 3.4 2012-13 30 NYK 66 2164 18.9 0.671 14.1 24.3 3 Career 790 22508 16.1 0.615 12.8 24.1 3.7 (Table from basketball-reference.com) Jonathan already said much of what needed to be said about Chandler’s importance to the Knicks earlier this week. Chandler’s 2013 was what we have come to think of as pretty darn Chandler-y. His past three regular seasons, one in Dallas and two in New York, all of which have seen …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Aug 16 2013)

[New York Post] Knicks will be preseason road warriors (Fri, 16 Aug 2013 04:24:33 -0500) The Knicks will be spending quite a bit of time away from home during the preseason. Madison Square Garden is undergoing the third phase of its renovation, so the Knicks will play their first six games of the preseason on the road before returning home to face the Bobcats on… [New York Times] Kobe Not Sure He’ll Be Ready for Lakers’ Opener (Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:28:19 GMT) Kobe Bryant isn’t sure he’ll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season …continue reading

2013 Report Card: Pablo Prigioni

PlayerID FLName Year Tm PER TS_P eFG_P PTS ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV 0 Pablo Prigioni 2013 NYK 13.0 .595 .575 7.8 1.2 4.1 6.7 2.0 0.1 2.5 0.331 Danny Ainge 1995 PHO 14.3 .596 .552 15.0 0.7 2.9 5.5 1.2 0.2 2.1 0.336 Jason Kidd 2009 DAL 16.9 .550 .522 9.1 1.1 6.2 8.8 2.0 0.5 2.3 0.396 Scottie Pippen 2001 POR 15.3 .541 .505 12.2 1.2 5.6 5.0 1.6 0.6 2.6 0.414 Anthony Johnson 2010 ORL 12.4 .543 .500 11.5 0.7 4.3 5.6 1.0 0.1 2.3 0.453 Jon Barry 2005 TOT 13.4 .570 .534 10.9 0.6 3.8 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Aug 15 2013)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Timberwolves and Pekovic Reach Deal (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:26:54 GMT) The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the restricted free-agent center Nikola Pekovic.     [New York Post] Division foes setting sights on Knicks (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:59:48 -0500) At the start of last season, the smart money was on the Boston Celtics in the Atlantic Division. Yeah, and smart money once thought “Ishtar” was going to be a hit. So the Knicks disproved all the smart money thinking, ran away from Boston and outdistanced the Nets by …continue reading

Protecting Tyson Chandler

A piece of expert analysis: The Knicks are taller and bigger this year. Jason Kidd, James White and Chris Copeland are gone. In their place, the Knicks have added Tim Hardaway, Jr., Metta World Peace, Andrea Bargnani, and Jeremy Tyler, as well as a conceivably healthy Amar’e Stoudemire to start the year (knock on anything resembling wood) and a full season of Kenyon Martin. The question of whether going from small ball to a more conventional lineup is prudent is up for debate. But the Knicks appear to be hoping that what they might lose from the offensive advantages of …continue reading