The last time that the Knicks and the Celtics faced each other, I was very afraid of the Celtic’ chances as a dark horse candidate for the tanking crown. As it turns out, I was waaaaaaaaay off base, as the Celtics have played downright decent while the Knicks have lost every game since that matchup (including that matchup). Let’s go? Knicks!
Wouldn’t you just know it, but JR Smith’s problems with Sunday afternoon games hasn’t been an issue in his return to New York. This one got late early.
I swear, the NBA All-Star break is waaaaaaay too long. They should fix that next season. Who needs this much time to recuperate? It was so long that I totally lost track of when the second half began, so my apologies for missing the start of this game thread. This game tonight marks a new journey for both teams to play the rest of the season without their highest-paid player. The Knicks are going to be without Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season and sadly, the Heat are going to be without Chris Bosh after he came down …continue reading
The Knicks have dealt Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for point guard Alexey Shved and the Rockets’ second-round picks in 2017 and 2019. On top of the second round picks and Shved’s expiring contract, the Knicks shed Prigs’ salary for next season, which is just a slight salary dump due to Prigioni’s guarantee next season being $300,000 over a minimum cap hold spot. The Rockets’ unprotected second-round picks in 2017 and 2019 are unlikely to be good picks, but they are unprotected and that serves some real value. The Knicks not getting them until two years from now is …continue reading
Carmelo Anthony’s last game of the 2014-15 season is almost certainly tonight, as he starts for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game. I’ll be honest – it’ll be tough watching this over the SNL 40th Anniversary Special. Let’s go East!
From Ian Begley: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it’s “very likely” he will shut it down after the All-Star Game. Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden, “even if it’s just a few minutes” — but could be done playing after that. “It’s very likely. It’s very likely. Now I’ve got to start thinking about the future,” Anthony told Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo in an interview on ESPN Radio. “This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with …continue reading
The Knicks are going to find themselves hard-pressed to lose tonight against a reeling Orlando Magic team, even with Carmelo Anthony out (and possibly out for the season). In much bigger news than Tankathon 2015, former Knick Sixth Man of the Year Anthony Mason suffered a massive heart attack today and after four surgeries, it does not look good. Our best hopes to the former Knick star.