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Saturday, January 21, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Suns

This is going to be a hard one for the tank. The Knicks played awful against the Suns in Phoenix (and without Derrick Rose most of the game) and they still were in a position where they really should have won that game, so this will be a tough game to lose. Oh well, I guess we can at least root for Porzingis to own Marquese Chriss tonight (you know KP hasn’t forgotten how much of a dick Chriss was to him in that Phoenix game). By the way, as an aside, how shitty was last year’s draft that Marquese …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.21)

[NYPost] Joakim Noah on the mend, and Jeff Hornacek’s still in his corner (Friday, January 20, 2017 9:08:59 PM) Joakim Noah may return from a sprained left ankle for the Knicks on Saturday when they face the Suns at the Garden. Noah has missed the past two games with the injury and coach Jeff Hornacek insisted on not rushing him back. Hornacek has a far deeper appreciation of the former Defensive Player of the… [NYPost] Knicks get screwed while NBA barely dings cheating Wizards (Friday, January 20, 2017 1:37:43 PM) Yup, Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe was wrong. Even the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.20)

[NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Is Left Out of Starting Lineup for N.B.A. All-Star Game (Friday, January 20, 2017 3:52:59 AM) Westbrook was beaten out by Stephen Curry and James Harden in a new voting system in which he finished first among players and media but third among fans. [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Confirms He and Kevin Durant Are No Longer Speaking (Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:14:25 PM) Westbrook has been vocal about his former teammate’s decision to leave the Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent. [NYTimes] Wizards 113, Knicks 110: Carmelo Anthony Has Knicks-Record 25-Point Quarter in Loss to Wizards …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks host the Washington Wizards tonight. The Knicks and Wizards have been weird parallels of each other this season. When the Knicks were up earlier this season, the Wizards were down and while the Knicks have been down, the Wizards have been up. We’ll probably see a reverse of that tonight, as the hunt for 42 wins continues apace! It’s the Knicks, always bet on the worst possible scenario happening! Let’s go, Knicks?

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks head to Boston to take on the Boston Celtics tonight. The Knicks will be playing without both Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah (and Lance Thomas, for that matter), so you would think that that would spell doom for the Knicks tonight and, frankly, it probably will, but I dunno, I could see the Celtics looking past the Knicks due to Porzingis and Noah not being there and then having Melo and O’Quinn surprise them. Mostly, though, I’m basing that on my whole “just waiting for the Knicks to win a game they shouldn’t just to mess with their …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.18)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: In Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers, a Big Dose of Catharsis (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:10:47 AM) Monday’s 126-91 victory by the Warriors provided a psychological lift after last season’s loss in the finals. [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Reaction to the Jackson-Melo meeting (Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00:49 AM) Wednesday’s Knicks News: Reaction to the Jackson-Melo meeting [ESPN] Poll: Are the Knicks better off without Carmelo? (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:46:52 PM) Poll: Are the Knicks better off without Carmelo? [ESPN] Sources: Phil asks Melo if he wants to be Knick (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:09:29 PM) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.17)

[ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:45:23 AM) Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post [ESPN] Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’ (Monday, January 16, 2017 8:26:11 PM) Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’ [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek happy to let Knicks make each other accountable (Monday, January 16, 2017 10:41:09 PM) Jeff Hornacek’s honest assessments of his team paint a negative picture of their mental state and willingness to work through their problems. [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek’s Knicks lineup change: Ron Baker in …continue reading