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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Knicks-Raptors Preview: ACCIDENTALLY GOOD VERSUS ACCIDENTALLY BAD

The New York Knickerbockers look to wash the bad taste of Christmas out of their mouth with a home-and-home against the Toronto Raptors this Friday and Saturday. The Raptors don’t seem particularly interested in winning games this year, but the joke’s on them because they’re winning games anyway – they’re 5-3 since trading Rudy Gay at the beginning of December. To prepare for two games in such short proximity, I enlisted the help of Blake Murphy – resident Canadian, Editor at TheScore, and a contributor to Raptors Republic, our TrueHoop sister site. The two of us exchanged a few emails …continue reading

The Knickerblogger/Posting and Toasting Shindig is Tomorrow!

So, for those of you in the greater NY/NJ Metropolitan area, I have an invitation to extend to you all. Seth, please explain: There is a P&T/Knickerblogger meet-up on Saturday, December 28 at Idle Hands. We will watch the Knicks-Raptors game at 7 PM (the second of a back-to-back, on the road). There will be $5 drinks. I will ask to smell your necks. If you would like to come, please send me (ptknicksblog at gmail) an email with your name or P&T name and the number of people you expect to bring (just so I can give the bar …continue reading

What Could Rondo To New York Look Like?

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Christmas day comes with many traditions depending on your culture. Some people make certain types of food, others go through elaborate present exchanging rituals, and some use the time for spiritual endeavors. For NBA fans, Christmas marks the start of dreaming of mid-season trades. Reporters are eager to dish out such treats to good little boys and girls of naughty and nice teams alike. Unfortunately with trade rumors, it’s not clear which are true, which are planted by teams to alter player values, and which are pure speculation put into type. To isolate true possibilities from vision of sugar plums, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2013.12.27)

[New York Newsday] Networks placed a bad bet on disappointing Knicks, Nets (Fri, 27 Dec 2013 01:52:37 EST) ESPN was out with the ratings report for its Christmas quintupleheader before noon Thursday, a mostly sunny set of numbers on a traditionally boffo day for NBA viewing. [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Hobbled Melo ‘day-to-day’ for home-and-home vs. Toronto (Fri, 27 Dec 2013 05:51:44 GMT) The Knicks and their disgruntled fan base got a glimpse of what life is like without Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday and the results were depressing.     [New York Daily News] Woody Haze: Day after disaster, Mike …continue reading

Xmas Day “Recap”

Anything for you, buddy!

So I made this. Maybe it doesn’t sum up everything that’s wrong with this team, but I think it hits upon at least 3 things. 5 Things I Saw: 1. The Knicks were -32 points with J.R. Smith on the floor, but he dropped 20 points so there’s that. 2. The Thunder shot 61.3% eFG for the game, which prompted this from Tyson Chandler about the Knicks’ D: “There’s a lot of holes. If I started going on them all I wouldn’t make it home and allow my kids to open their gifts.” That’s cold. Spot on, but cold. 3. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2013.12.26)

[New York Times] Warriors Beat Clippers on Testy Christmas Night (Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:27:03 GMT) The coaches can downplay a rivalry all they want.     [New York Times] Warriors Beat Clippers on Testy Christmas Night (Thu, 26 Dec 2013 07:36:46 GMT) Clippers star Blake Griffin fired off some harsh words for the Golden State Warriors after being ejected on a Christmas night turned spirited.     [New York Times] Harden Helps Rockets Knock Off Spurs 111-98 (Thu, 26 Dec 2013 05:21:01 GMT) James Harden and the Houston Rockets are turning into a big problem for the San Antonio Spurs.     [New York Times] …continue reading