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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode X: A Season Preview with Chris Herring

BAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSKKKKKKKKKKKKETTTTTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! (Hold on, I’m out of breath here. Whew! I did not show up in shape for training camp. Not even close to being in the best shape of my career.) Anyhoo, the NBA schedule makers didn’t do the New York Knicks any favors as the seasons opens with games versus what we all assume will be the two top teams in the Eastern Conference. Later today (WOOOOOOO!!!!! Sorry, let’s continue), the Chicago Bulls will invade Madison Square Garden. Really, they’ve got scimitars and battering rams and everything. On Thursday, the Knicks will flee their burning, razed ex-castle keep for …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.29)

[New York Times] Hornets Hope Stephenson Takes Them to Next Level (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:00:55 GMT) Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece to the championship puzzle Michael Jordan is trying to build in Charlotte. [New York Times] Rockets Rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s Return (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:54:55 GMT) After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener. [New York Times] Former NBA Player Suffers Racial Abuse in Australia (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:24:46 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.28)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Knicks Trade Travis Outlaw (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:10:32 GMT) The Knicks settled on their 15-man roster Monday by trading forward Travis Outlaw to the Philadelphia 76ers. [New York Times] As Buzz Fades, Focus Will Be on Nets’ Play. Fine by Them. (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:22:49 GMT) The Nets, who made their much-trumpeted move to Brooklyn two seasons ago, are not being given much of a chance by prognosticators but have maintained a collection of talent. [New York Times] Madison Square Garden Company Considering a Breakup (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:57:23 …continue reading