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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.31)

[NYDN] Derrick Rose and Knicks face early test with schedule (Sunday, October 30, 2016 5:13:35 PM) We’ve already seen what the Knicks look like with LeBron James on the court and when they get three days of rest. [NYDN] It’s early, but Knicks have avoided crisis mode once already (Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:11:40 AM) Perhaps you already forgot that the Knicks once fired Lenny Wilkens’ top aide, Dick Helm, after the second game of 2004-05 season. [NYPost] How Carmelo’s 4th-quarter backseat shows Knicks’ potential (Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:01:57 PM) There was a decided difference in the Knicks game …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.30)

[NY Newsday] Knicks’ coach Jeff Hornacek likes veterans’ leadership after loss (Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:24:17 AM) Jeff Hornacek wasn’t happy with the Knicks’ performance in their regular-season opener, but he liked what he heard in the days after it. [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose makes Knicks way more interesting (Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:16:44 AM) We will not know for some time how much better the Knicks are — or are not — compared to last season. But we already know this: They are far more interesting, perhaps nowhere more so than at point guard. [NY Newsday] Knicks rebound in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.29)

[NYTimes] Echo of Jeremy Lin’s Glory Days as Nets Win Home Opener (Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:21:10 AM) The Nets, unsung and inexperienced, engineered a 103-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers, and Lin finished with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. [NYTimes] Knicks Need Time to Regroup (or Just to Group) (Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:06:32 AM) An opening-night rout at Cleveland showed that the team remains a work in progress, with new players not yet meshing and the triangle offense still a puzzlement. [SNY Knicks] Melo: Knicks will be ‘totally different team’ in home opener (Friday, October 28, …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Roundtable: New Guys’ Health

How many games do Noah and Rose each play this year? Fisher-Cohen: Derrick Rose possesses just about all the predictors of a short career — terrible injury history; poor perimeter shooting; previous success predicated on athleticism. Similar players such as Marbury, Steve Francis, Baron Davis and Penny Hardaway all were basically bench caliber players by their late 20s if they were even still in the league. The only somewhat similar players who were able to extend their relevance are Dwyane Wade and Gary Payton, who unlike Rose were both excellent post players. While, as his anemic free throw rate illustrates …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.28)

[ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Phil Jackson urges patience with triangle offense (Friday, October 28, 2016 5:36:39 AM) Friday’s Knicks News: Phil Jackson urges patience with triangle offense [ESPN] Carmelo, Hornacek preach patience when it comes to triangle, defense (Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:15 AM) Carmelo, Hornacek preach patience when it comes to triangle, defense [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks’ home opener (Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:39:32 PM) [SNY Knicks] How can Thomas elevate his game again? (Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:25:17 PM) If the Knicks want to have a real shot at competing this season, they will need Lance Thomas …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Roundtable: Porzingis’ Efficiency

Over/Under: Porzingis’ TS% .54% (last year 51.8%) Fisher-Cohen: OVER! KP’s major issues last season were stamina and the triangle offense. The triangle is hopefully pretty much gone, and the new coach has a history of success utilizing what should be Porzingis’s bread and butter: pick and pop. Frye and Markieff Morris thrived under Hornacek because he recognized the value of pick and pop, which is hopefully something he can repeat here in NY even if his guards are a lot worse. The thing is, KP wasn’t a great three point shooter last year — 33% for the season. Things get …continue reading