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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

Happy Martin Luther King day, everyone! The Knicks have some very impressive African American history that is worth celebrating on a day like today. They veeeery nearly had the first African American player in the NBA (a few teams each signed one African American player, the other team just happened to play first in the schedule). The Knicks were also the first team to have an entirely African-American roster. Today, the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks and what will likely be a difficult game, but what is perhaps more worrisome is that the Hawks are not particularly good, so there’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.16)

[ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Changes may be coming after loss to Raptors (Monday, January 16, 2017 5:34:43 AM) Monday’s Knicks News: Changes may be coming after loss to Raptors [ESPN] Melo: Haven’t considered waiving no-trade clause (Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:22:36 PM) Melo: Haven’t considered waiving no-trade clause [ESPN] Knicks’ L. Thomas suffers fractured orbital bone (Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:58:47 PM) Knicks’ L. Thomas suffers fractured orbital bone [SNY Knicks] Anthony on idea Jackson doesn’t want him on Knicks: ‘That’s a conversation we should have’ (Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:33:28 PM) New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony addressed the …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

The Knicks head to Toronto this afternoon to take on the division-leading Raptors. This will obviously be a tough game, but knowing this team, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Knicks play the Raptors surprisingly well. Melo is much more suited to be a 4 nowadays, so I think he’ll have a good game. The issue will be defense, of course. Kyle Lowry didn’t do that well against the Knicks last time they played, but he’s also carved the Knicks up in the past. This stretch of games is going to be the logical make or break point of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.15)

[NYPost] Derrick Rose braces for another grueling point-guard test (Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:03:56 PM) It’s the same thing for him every night, Derrick Rose said — a tough point-guard matchup. Sunday will be no different when Rose and the Knicks visit Toronto to face the Raptors and All-Star/Olympian Kyle Lowry. “It’s the same type of thing as every guy in the league,” Rose said. “Every point guard in the… [NYPost] Derrick Rose to Hornacek: Yell at us until we’re sick of it (Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:19:58 PM) After Saturday’s practice, Knicks point guard Derrick Rose and coach Jeff …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.14)

[NYDN] Knicks’ hellish schedule could send them to point of no return (Friday, January 13, 2017 8:04:06 PM) The Knicks need their hellish part of the schedule right now the way TV needs another Kardashian spinoff. [NYTimes] With LeBron 14 Release, Nike Is Bypassing the Shoe Store (Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:05:18 AM) Thirteen years after Michael Jordan’s retirement, his sneaker brand still dominates the secondhand market. To try to boost sales of LeBron James’s shoes, Nike is using a reseller. [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson has found a keeper with Kyle O’Quinn (Friday, January 13, 2017 4:15:01 PM) Kyle O’Quinn …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.13)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks bounce back, defeat Bulls, 104-89 (Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:13:58 PM) Bouncing back from a tough loss in Philadelphia Wednesday, the Knicks defeated the Bulls 104-89 Thursday at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Stefan Bondy talks Knicks’ recent skid after loss to 76ers (Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:50:36 PM) Stefan Bondy joins DNL to talk Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks most recent meltdown against the 76ers. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis out again with sore Achilles (Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:37:15 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks’ game against the Bulls …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls

The Knicks host the Butler/Mirotic-less Bulls tonight in a game that is a key game for the future of this squad. They’ve been losing some hard-luck games recently, which suggests that they’re probably a little better than this current streak shows, and, of course, being “a little better” is the worst thing for this team overall, so a win tonight could be very bad for them. I’m attending the game. I presume they’ll win because they’re better off losing, so at least I’ll get to see the stupid Bulls lose. They’re so dumb. They’re like the mirror image Knicks, except …continue reading