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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Knicks 95, Cavs 90 (Full Version)

It seems beside the point to pick the Knicks apart after the game that just happened.  The offense had some sloppy stretches and the shot selection wasn’t great — though the shot-making mostly was — and consistent rim protection remains an issue (to which we say: more Aldrich).  We’re not dwelling on that stuff.  We’ve got 80 more games to overanalyze and I’m sure we will.  That’s not what this is about. There is a duality to the nature of each regular season NBA game that can be very easy to overlook during the January “@MIL’s” and March “vs.ORL’s” whose …continue reading

2014-5 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

Tonight marks one of the most dramatic returns in NBA history as Brandon Haywood returns to the NBA after taking the 2013-14 season off. The Knicks are going to matching up against Haywood and his Cavaliers tonight with a new starting lineup. Jose “He’s 75% ready to go, which is 100% in the NBA” Calderon misses another game so Shane Larkin remains as the starting point guard but Quincy Acy takes Amar’e Stoudemire’s place as the Knicks’ starting power forward. STAT will be the center for the second unit. Let’s hope that that somehow works. There are a lot of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.30)

[New York Daily News] Tri-MANGLE Offense! Knicks can’t score on opening night, suffer 24-point blowout loss to Bulls (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:51:16 GMT) There are three sides to every story, and to every triangle, but only one of them usually represents the truth. The Knicks certainly weren’t telling false tales when they maintained throughout training camp that their newly installed offensive system ? via team president Phil Jackson and first-year coach Derek Fisher ? continues to be nowhere close to peak, or even acceptable, efficiency. [New York Daily News] Isola: Swift defeat for Carmelo Anthony & Co., who seem …continue reading

Bulls 104, Knicks 80

Chicago Bulls 104 Final Recap | Box Score 80 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 24 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -6 Big freaking deal. A couple of dunks in the first stanza. I guess he’s “back.” Wife, go draw me a bath of the finest Manischewitz. I wish to re-vivify these aged bones. ‘Tis a miracle cure! Carmelo Anthony, SF 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | …continue reading

2015 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls [POLL]

ESPN Forecast: 37 wins @NYKnicksPodcast: Come on, losing Felton and Woodson should result in at least a 5-game improvement. @m_shantz: I’m really excited to re-watch the 2012-2013 Toronto #Raptors (34-48), Calderon, Bargnani, Acy, and Melo as Rudy Gay. BleacherReport: 35 wins With Derek Fisher learning how to coach just months removed from playing in the postseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a roster that isn’t too much more talented than last year’s, the postseason is a pipe dream. Plus, learning the triangle offense will be a process for the established incumbents. FiveThirtyEight: 31 It remains to be seen if …continue reading

2015 Season Preview: Optimist vs. Pessimist

Pessimist: Hey buddy, it’s my favorite time of year! Optimist: Yeah. Pessimist: Oooohhh boy!!! We’re on the cusp of a new Knicks season, or as I call it Pessimist Christmas. Optimist: I know. Pessimist: We’ll I’m ready for you, Optimouth Prime. And I’m going to convince you that this team is going to Suuuuuuck ITTTTT this year. Optimist: I bet. Pessimist: I know what you’re thinking. “Hey Pessimist this team is going to be awesome. Blah Blah Blah per minute stats. Blah Blah Blah defensive efficiency.” Well I researched and I am ready for you this year. Optimist: Uh-huh. Pessimist: …continue reading