The Knicks travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves in the first game of a home and home with Minnesota. The two games are spread over three games, making the whole thing just really weird. What’s the point? NBA schedules are weird. Like Oklahoma City playing at home, then traveling to New York City for one game before returning right back home. Who schedules like that? Anyhow, the Timberwolves have an awful record and they are in a major funk, but this is obviously a talented team, especially their big men, Dieng and reigning Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony …continue reading
[ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis, Noah plan to fight harder around the basket (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:55:12 AM) Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis, Noah plan to fight harder around the basket [ESPN] ‘Doesn’t really matter,’ Porzingis says, whether Knicks are his team or Melo’s (Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:10:50 PM) ‘Doesn’t really matter,’ Porzingis says, whether Knicks are his team or Melo’s [ESPN] Porzingis and Towns, just two friends redefining NBA big men (Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:10:06 AM) Porzingis and Towns, just two friends redefining NBA big men [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Will Knicks offer Derrick Rose an extension? …continue reading
[ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Anthony struggles in loss to Thunder (Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:05:36 AM) Tuesday’s Knicks News: Anthony struggles in loss to Thunder [ESPN] Knicks’ big men ‘manhandled’ and ‘outmuscled’ in loss to Thunder (Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:45:30 AM) Knicks’ big men ‘manhandled’ and ‘outmuscled’ in loss to Thunder [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Westbrook provides next test for Rose (Monday, November 28, 2016 6:08:19 AM) Monday’s Knicks News: Westbrook provides next test for Rose [NYTimes] Thunder 112, Knicks 103: Despite Flash of Rose’s Prime, Knicks Are Dazed by Westbrook and Thunder (Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:04:51 AM) …continue reading
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town tonight. Remember, the Knicks beat the Thunder last year with roughly this same roster (Westbrook there but no Durant) despite Westbrook having a crazy game, so the Knicks should have a very good chance of winning the game tonight. They should be favorites in this game (I believe they are, gambling-wise). Let’s go, Knicks!
[SNY Knicks] Porzingis: Knicks’ ‘mindset’ at root of slow road starts (Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:32:54 AM) The trend of road losses for the Knicks is something Kristaps Porzingis believes starts with the right mindset. [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Porzingis can take lessons from Saturday’s loss (Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:51:29 AM) In what was a decent enough game for Kristaps Porzingis, he left Frank Kaminsky open to sink two heart-wrenching daggers from long range [SNY Knicks] Knicks continue to struggle on road (Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:27:30 AM) With the chance to sweep a home-and-home with the Hornets, the Knicks …continue reading
[NYTimes] Hornets 107, Knicks 102: Hornets Take Their Revenge and Stop the Knicks’ Streak (Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:09:22 AM) Charlotte avenged an overtime loss from a night earlier with a over the Knicks that halted their winning streak at three. [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah hopes to begin making an impact (Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:35:21 PM) System.Xml.XmlElement [NY Newsday] Knicks fight back after bad first quarter but lose to Hornets (Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:03:15 PM) System.Xml.XmlElement [NY Newsday] Melo discusses Knicks’ Porzingis-centric personality transition (Saturday, November 26, 2016 3:54:00 PM) You could feel the shift inside Madison Square …continue reading
It is very difficult for teams to win both ends of a back-to-back/home and home series (provided their opponent isn’t actively tanking – and even there, you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to even beat a tanking team twice in two days), so if the Knicks lose tonight, that won’t really tell us much either way about this team. But if they win, then hoo boy, that would be amazing and that would say a lot about this team. So, well, let’s hope that they win. :) Let’s go, Knicks!