It’s a very Bargnani end to 2014! As we send this sad, no-good, laughable year of ‘Bocker basketball into the dustbin of history, Fred Katz of Bleacher Report, ESPN and a bunch of nifty sites dropped by to give us the skinny on Donald Sterling’s Steve Ballmer’s shiny new team. You can read my and Kevin McElroy’s scorching-hot Knicks takes over at ClipperBlog. So the Clips snaggled a slightly-used Mike Woodson. While It’s hard to gauge the impact of assistant coaches, your thoughts on his impact thus far? Like you said, it’s hard to judge assistants from the outside, but if you’re looking for someone …continue reading
[New York Times] Warriors Keep Rolling, Topple 76ers 126-86 (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:07:14 GMT) Marreese Speights scored 23 points, Stephen Curry added 13 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 126-86 on Tuesday night. [New York Times] Blazers Down the Raptors 102-97 in OT (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:07:11 GMT) Damian Lillard had 26 points and nine assists and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 in overtime on Tuesday night. [New York Times] Bryant Leads Lakers to 111-103 Win Over Nuggets (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:58:18 GMT) The …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Isola: Carmelo Anthony’s knee issue looms as ’15 nears (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:02:47 GMT) Carmelo Anthony’s status for the Knicks’ final game of 2014 is unknown. [New York Daily News] Mike Woodson won’t knock struggling Knicks or Phil Jackson (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:32:20 GMT) The Knicks have lost as many games this season under Derek Fisher as they did during the entire 2012-13 campaign under , Mike Woodson. [New York Times] Clippers Beat Jazz for 12th Straight Time, 101-97 (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:25:01 GMT) Blake Griffin scored 24 points and the Los Angeles …continue reading
The New York Knicks are in a difficult situation going forward. Yes, they have cap space coming available this summer, but they also need to reshape a large chunk of their rotation. Working under the presumption Carmelo Anthony isn’t going to be traded, he’s literally the only player you can consider a lock to be on the team past the 2014-2015 season. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jose Calderon are expected to be. Timmy because he is still on his rookie contract through 2016-2017 and Calderon is locked in through that same season at over $7 million per year. Amar’e …continue reading
[New York Post] The Knicks’ strategy that may net under-the-radar Blazers stud (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:45:42 -0500) PORTLAND, Ore. — While the focus has been on Phil Jackson signing another superstar such as Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, there's a feeling in the league the Zen Master could be… [New York Newsday] Knee pain, fatigue force Carmelo Anthony out of Knicks' loss to Blazers (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:43:53 EST) Carmelo Anthony asked to be removed in the first half Sunday night because his bothersome left knee felt tired and weak. It might not be long before he shuts it down …continue reading
The Detroit Pistons destroyed the Cleveland Cavaliers today. It’d be kind of hilarious if Josh Smith was the thing holding that team back. Anyhow, the Knicks are looking to be in a prime position to get a top 3 pick. That continues with tonight’s difficult game.
[New York Times] Kings 135, Knicks 129, Ot: Kings Edge Depleted Knicks in Overtime (Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:05:34 GMT) Led by DeMarcus Cousins’s 39 Points, Sacramento sent New York to its seventh straight loss. [New York Times] Warriors Shake Off Skid, Beat Timberwolves 110-97 (Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:06:02 GMT) Stephen Curry had 25 points and six assists, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors shook off a two-game losing streak by rolling past the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves, 110-97 on Saturday night. [New York Times] Cousins Leads Kings Past Knicks 135-129 in OT (Sun, 28 Dec …continue reading