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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.13)

[New York Post] Rising Star Porzingis: Fisher’s axing may be ‘wake-up call’ (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:09:22 -0500) TORONTO — Kristaps Porzingis will get out of the cold Saturday after heating up in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. With Carmelo Anthony sitting courtside, Porzingis scorched his way to a World team-high 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting, including 5-of-8 on 3-pointers despite a 157-154 loss to the USA team in the rookie-sophomore… [New York Times] Rising Stars: LaVine, US Beat Wiggins, World 157-154 (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:51:52 GMT) Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.12)

[New York Times] NBA All-Star Weekend Highlights Canada’s Growing Hoops Love (Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:15:33 GMT) When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder Defeat New Orleans Pelicans (Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:12:51 GMT) Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 121-95. [New York Times] Thunder Beat Pelicans; Teams Mourn Ingrid Williams’ Death (Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:09:42 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.11)

[New York Post] Is Phil Jackson’s focus on the Knicks or a future with Lakers? (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:11:12 -0500) Phil Jackson is contractually obligated to conduct the Knicks' coaching search this summer, and any scenario he can bolt for the Lakers after the season was branded as ridiculous by a person close to the Zen Master. There has been speculation since last June Jackson's opt-out is this summer. But the Knicks team president has… [New York Post] Knicks face these challenges if they want to hire Luke Walton (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:16:30 -0500) Warriors assistant coach Luke …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.02.10)

[New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors Past Rockets for 42nd Straight Home Win (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:30:34 GMT) Stephen Curry and the Golden State starters got a big boost from their bench. [New York Times] Warriors Down Rockets for 42nd Straight Home Win (Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:21:30 GMT) Forward Harrison Barnes scored 10 of his 19 points during a 17-5 run to open the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors exploded from a tie after three periods into a 123-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. [New York Times] Hayward Lifts Jazz Over Mavs 121-119 …continue reading

Wizards 111, Knicks 108: Same As It Ever Was

Hello, Friends. if you’ve seen any of the last eleven games, you know what happened. The new coach smell was still lingering in the rafters, but they got out (yet another) atrocious start, struggling mightily and grinding the shot clock down to the nubbin just to be able to get up a difficult, contested two point mid-range jumper, Meanwhile, the Wizards pushed off of each and every miss and/or turnover, racing out to wide open layups and wide open threes. By all that is holy and good, even freaking Marcin Gortat rumbled down the court to greedily gobble all the …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks vs Wizards

Sorry, folks, someone else was scheduled to do this game thread, so I wanted to wait until the last moment before throwing one up on my own. Anyhow, today is the first game of the Kurt Rambis era of the New York Knicks. If Kristaps Porzingis suddenly starts getting played less than Kevin Seraphim, you know things are bad. Seriously, though, I honestly don’t think Rambis’ disastrous stint in Minnesota says that much about him as a coach. That was just a really bad team. I think Rambis is not an awful coach, but nor is he a particularly good …continue reading

Searching for Derek Fisher

Yesterday, I didn’t check Twitter. I didn’t go online, or turn on the TV. I had to work early and was sporting a hefty hangover from the Super Bowl (I’m a University of Tennessee alum, so Peyton Manning is essentially a deity for me and most of my college buddies, and him winning the Super Bowl was cause for great celebration. WAY too much celebration). After work I got home and fell promptly asleep, as my body demanded. So the news of Derek Fisher’s firing didn’t reach me until this morning. Like all of you who have had a sizable …continue reading