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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Knicks 2017 Game Thread: at Cavs

The unbeaten New York Knicks head to the swing stage of Ohio to match up with last season’s champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. The winner of this game will be at the top of the Eastern Conference, and the new look Knicks are looking to establish themselves as the league’s premier team. Noted sports expert and AM Radio host Craig Carton claimed that New York was the third best team in the Conference, but Knick fans won’t let his pessimism damper their hopes for the 2017 season. This Knicks team is so loaded, that the odds for them winning a championship …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Roundtable: Season Wins

The Vegas line is 38.5, if I set it to 40.5, are you going over or under? Fisher-Cohen: The Knicks registered assists on 62.6% of their preseason field goals and finished preseason with the 5th best offense. Last season, they only assisted on 55.7% of their field goals. Unfortunately, it’s the preseason… The Kings finished with the 6th best offense. It gives me something to hope for this season, but I don’t expect the Knicks to be a great offensive team, and one talented yet injury prone center won’t make up for terrible perimeter defense. We’ve seen that movie before …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.25)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks ready for opener against Cavs (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:51:43 AM) Jeff Hornacek, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose discuss the coming season and the Knicks season opener in Cleveland. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis embracing heightened expectations (Monday, October 24, 2016 10:49:23 PM) New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is embracing raised expectations heading into his second professional season. [SNY Knicks] Noah’s recent injury still slowing him down (Monday, October 24, 2016 8:25:00 AM) Joakim Noah hasn’t shown too much rust in the New York Knicks’ preseason schedule so far, but he will need to recover from …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Rountable: Carmelo Anthony

Look into your crystal ball, and tell us what you see for Carmelo Anthony in 2017. Fisher-Cohen: If the team plays uptempo, Melo will benefit from the transition threes on which he thrived in his two best seasons in NY. I don’t think, unfortunately, over the course of a season, 32 year old Melo can be the guy who draws the defense and creates opportunities for others every possession. There was only one player age 32+ last season who played 1800 minutes with a BPM over +1.0: Pau Gasol. This is out of 64 total players who accomplished the feat. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.24)

[NY Newsday] Joakim Noah still trying to get his defense up to speed (Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:21:28 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — With only one practice left before the opener, getting their starting point guard comfortable and up to speed with the new offense isn’t the only concern for the Knicks. The player they brought in to anchor their defense isn’t moving as well as he would like. [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him (Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:46:21 AM) If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.23)

[NYPost] How Knicks’ defensive problem decided last roster spot (Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:26:02 PM) The Knicks’ defense wasn’t impressive in the preseason, which is why coach Jeff Hornacek refused to cut defensive forward Maurice Ndour and rolled the dice in waiving injured point guard Chasson Randle, with hopes he doesn’t re-sign elsewhere. The wiry 6-foot-9 Ndour was the Knicks’ 2015 summer-league standout who played briefly in Spain last season… [NYPost] Derrick Rose returns to Knicks ‘heaven,’ only regrets son’s birthday (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:21:14 AM) An ecstatic Derrick Rose said it felt like “heaven” to be on the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.22)

[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony excited for the ‘unknown’ of the Knicks’ new season (Friday, October 21, 2016 9:34:53 PM) The year was 2013, or in NBA parlance 2012-13. The Knicks’ roster was dotted with veterans and the team went 54-28 under coach Mike Woodson. [NY Newsday] Knicks cut Cleanthony Early, Lou Amundson, Chasson Randle, two others (Friday, October 21, 2016 3:02:03 PM) The Knicks trimmed their roster to 15 players today, as they cut Chasson Randle, J.P. Tokoto, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis and veteran Lou Amundson. [NY Newsday] Will it work? A look at some NBA free agent deals of …continue reading