If the Knicks are ever going to win a game, it really has to be tonight. The Wizards played last night in Toronto. The Knicks haven’t played since Wednesday. Two thirds of the Knicks wins this season have come on the road (see what I did there?). Plus, most importantly, last night’s games against Toronto showed the Knicks exactly how to beat the Wizards. Let John Wall get his and just keep the other players from beating you. This is the first team the Knicks have played in a while without an imposing frontcourt, so the Knicks should do well …continue reading
The New York Daily News reported earlier today that league sources have confirmed that Iman Shumpert had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in July. The Knicks are reportedly displeased with Shumpert for not getting the surgery earlier in the offseason. Of course, many of you have no doubt noticed the seeming double standard involved with Shumpert and the Knicks where he gets guff for his unplanned surgery while JR Smith got none for his own unplanned knee surgery the same month. In other Shumpert news, league sources have also reported that the Knicks actually thought that they had a deal …continue reading
The Knicks return home to take on the Rockets with a chance to get back to .500 on the season. James Harden will play tonight. Let us hope that Bargs does a great job pulling Howard away from the basket and let us hope that Jeremy Lin scores just enough where we don’t have to hear how great he is or how awful he is. And, of course, let us hope that the Knicks win this baby. Let’s go Knicks!
The return of J.R. Smith! This is an early statement game for the Knicks. A win not only gets them to .500 on the season but also shows the rest of the league that the Knicks are right up there with the top teams in the NBA. It will be interesting to see if Bargs can duplicate his impressive Friday performance. Shump maintains his starting spot (it seems highly unlikely to me that Shump will lose his starting gig with Chandler out – you can’t very well start JR at the 3…or can you?). Here’s hoping that J.R. was not …continue reading
This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. Four days ago, former Knick Dean “The Dream” Meminger passed away. I thought it only fitting that we discuss his greatest moment as a Knick, the day that he helped the Knicks turn the tide in …continue reading
Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports: J.R. Smith had patella tendon surgery & arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus, of his left knee, at the HSS in NYC, Knicks say Recovery time for JR Smith is approximately 12-16 weeks, Knicks say. JR Smith could return between Oct 15 and Nov. 15, according to the Knicks timetable. So yeah, that just happened. Now it makes a bit more sense why JR wanted to lock down the long-term deal. He should recover from this fine, but…well, knee surgeries don’t always go along with what “should” happen. Scary stuff. At …continue reading
Unsung Knick History – The Time That AC Green Kept the Knicks From Trading Charles Oakley for Kendall Gill
This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. As the 2013 NBA free agency season continues, I thought it’d be interesting to look back at the 1993 NBA free agency season and see how sometimes the best moves are the ones that you don’t …continue reading