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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.22)

[New York Post] ‘Limited’ Andrea Bargnani unlikely to play vs. 76ers (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:05:44 -0500) When the record is 3-10, going 1-for-2 is not all that bad. So, the Knicks apparently will welcome Jose Calderon back into the active playing fold Saturday against the Sixers… [New York Post] In one play, Duke phenom Okafor gives Knicks fans reason to hope (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:37:34 -0500) It was Brooklyn, not the Garden, and a college game, not an NBA battle, but the potential future for both the Knicks and their fans opened eyes with a phenomenal… [New York …continue reading

On Iman Shumpert and the Unknown

Often, when thinking about columns to write for KB, my mind invariably drifts to some grand, What We Talk About When We Talk About Iman Shumpert glass-case-of-emotion think piece. I’m guessing I’m not alone in this. Amid a heaping dumpster of old players, big contracts, and forfeited draft picks, Shumpert for the last three years has been a brilliant but fleeting hologram — a young, homegrown, wildly athletic two-way player whose injury problems and maddening inconsistency make you wonder if your talent-starved eyes have been deceiving you the whole time. Russia, Winston Churchill famously said, is a riddle wrapped in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.21)

[New York Times] Cousins, Gay Lead Kings Past Bulls, 103-88 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:38:49 GMT) DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls’ six-game road winning streak. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies Have Seven Ailing Players (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:17:01 GMT) Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies were dealing with a stomach virus and their status was uncertain for Friday’s game with the Boston Celtics. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Clippers …continue reading

Timberwolves 115 Knicks 99

New York Knicks 99 FinalRecap | Box Score 115 Minnesota Timberwolves Carmelo Anthony, SF 27 MIN | 7-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | -13Carmelo’s gotten his groove back on offense. That’s nice. There will be many things in this ‘cap that aren’t nice. Melo=Buckets tonight is one of them. He still hasn’t totally figured things out, as he shot just two free throws, but he continues to look more comfortable in the offense. Three more…er…threes too boot. His knee soreness, which apparently comes and …continue reading

A Knicks-Wolves Conversation with Zachary Bennett

Greetings and salutations, ‘Bocker brethren. No, the Knicks were not able to escape Mill-ee-wa-kée with a noble, spirited dub-ya, but don’t let that get you down—yet. Next up: A frisky pack o’ Wolves in the great state of Minnesota. What better way to limber up for the ritualistic, 11 o’clock assumption of the fetal position than a gentlemanly to-and-fro with Zachary Bennett. He’s a big wheel over at Canis Hoopus, SBNation’s Minnesota Timberwolves blog. Though the Knicks have, at times, resembled fifty shades of macabre more so than a geometrically sound basketball team, I hope you’ll find this exchange as enjoyable as we …continue reading

Game Thread and Preview: Knicks at Timberwolves.

If you like words about basketball, you’ve probably read a ton of Steve McPherson‘s stuff. The dude’s a great writer, and he’s everywhere–Rolling Stone, Grantland, Cat Fancy… He’s also a scribbler at Wolf Among Wolves, and so, in exchange for a dandy recipe for warm grape salad, agreed to drop by our lil’ e-corner to give us the skinny on tonight’s matchup. You can check out my answers to his Knicks questions here.  Robert Silverman: So, how’s year one (or rather, the first few weeks) of the Post-Kevin Love era going? Lots of frisky, young pups scurrying about? Tell us more… Steve McPherson: Welllllllll, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.19)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Bombs away? Knicks' D plan questionable (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:07:57 EDT) Much of the early-season conversation surrounding the New York Knicks has been about the triangle offense. But offense wasn’t the issue on Tuesday night. The Knicks’ defense — or lack thereof — led to their loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. And it continued an alarming trend for this team. The Knicks entered play Tuesday ranked with the worst perimeter defense in the NBA, allowing opponents to hit 42 percent of their 3-pointers. They didn’t do anything to improve that number on Tuesday night. …continue reading