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Monday, February 19, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.18)

[NYTimes] N.B.A. Dunk Contest Goes to Donovan Mitchell, and His Homage to Vince Carter (Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:41:02 AM) Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr., sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Carter used to win the 2000 contest. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The N.B.A. All-Star Game Has Shed a Major Distraction (Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:13:30 PM) For the first time in a long time, the trade deadline has already passed. That means the All-Stars can play without rumored deals getting in the way. [NYTimes] The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The …continue reading

2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night

I figure we might as well have an open thread if anyone is going to be watching The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Competition tonight. With KP injured, the Knicks won’t have anyone involved in any of the competitions tonight, but honestly, it’s been a long time since we ever expected to see Knicks in these things, right? Even back in the day, John Starks never participated in the three-point shooting contest and Allan Houston only did it once. In fact, very few Knicks have ever participated in any of the major events. KP, Kenny Walker and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.17)

[NYTimes] The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars. (Friday, February 16, 2018 11:12:49 PM) The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend? [NYTimes] Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead (Friday, February 16, 2018 8:57:23 PM) Mr. Carter and a partner founded the Mavericks in 1980 and built the team into a model franchise that quickly became a contender. [NYTimes] Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James Draw Criticism From Dwyane Wade (Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:33:49 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.16)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The Knicks at Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan (Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:12:38 PM) Frank Ntilikina’s dwindling minutes are a troubling sign that the Knicks have given up on yet another player, and yet another year. [NYTimes] N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game (Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:56:02 PM) Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies. [SNY Knicks] Kanter laments lack of energy in Knicks’ historic loss (Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:25:43 PM) Enes Kanter blamed a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.15)

[NYDN] Knicks waste Hardaway’s 37, blow huge lead in loss to Wizards (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:54:10 PM) It was the Knicks’ biggest blown lead since 1991-92, when teams started tracking the stat. [NYDN] Knicks guard Ron Baker turns focus toward rehabbing shoulder (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:20:39 PM) With his season now over prematurely, Knicks guard Ron Baker is turning his focus to his pending recovery and a healthy return this summer. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis shares Instagram message after surgery (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:43:32 AM) A day after undergoing surgery to repair his torn left ACL, Kristaps Porzingis …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

The Wizards have been playing fascinating basketball since John Wall received his significant injury that will keep him out of the lineup for almost two months. Tomas Satoransky has really excelled in the starting lineup, but really, they’ve just been passing the ball better as a team. This has led to some pissiness between John Wall and Marcin Gortat with Gortat talking about how much better the team has been (which is a total dick move, really). Let’s see how the home crowd treats Emmanuel Mudiay when he makes his debut on the court! Let’s go, Luke Kornet’s awesome practice …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.14)

[SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis has successful surgery to repair ACL (Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:00:29 PM) The 22-year-old Porzingis was averaging 22.9 points through 47 games. [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Stephon Marbury officially retires from basketball (Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:00:06 PM) After his final game in China on Sunday, former Knicks PG Stephon Marbury has officially hung up his shoes. [SNY Knicks] Hardaway Jr.’s shooting woes reach boiling point in loss to Sixers (Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:50:54 AM) It was another Knicks loss, and yet another night where Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn’t find his shooting stroke. [NYDN] Knicks’ …continue reading