This next stop might be a lot easier than you would normally expect. Playing without Paul George and Patrick Beverley, the Los Angeles Clippers were just embarrassed on their home floor by Ja Morant (…sigh…this team is perpetually one pick away, aren’t they?) and the Memphis Grizzlies just last night, so the quick turnaround should also help the Knicks a lot. The shorthanded Clippers are obviously still much better than the Knicks, but if you’re going to steal a game, this is ripe for the stealing. Kawhi playing a day game after a night game? With his injury issues? It …continue reading
The Suns are A. not that good and B. playing a bit over their heads recently, so this has all the makings of A. a win and B. a win that will make it seem like the Knicks are better than they actually are, as the Suns really aren’t that good. The road to 32 wins continues apace! Let’s go? Knicks!
Happy New Year, everybody! The Knicks can’t play Christmas games anymore, but hey, it’s a New Year’s game! That’s something! The Knicks welcome Melo back to the Garden and it’s funny how, like, NO ONE CARES. RIP, David Stern. Let’s go! Knicks?
Berman doing a little more work for Mills, throwing Fizdale under the bus a little more after the bus left the station weeks ago: There are still some excuses you can offer David Fizdale. The last five games he coached with the Knicks, he faced title contenders in Philly, Boston, Toronto, Milwaukee and Denver. Fizdale did not have starting point guard Elfrid Payton, part of the recent resurgence, for 17 straight games. And while Fizdale has gotten rousing support from the coaching fraternity, the old Bill Parcells adage is never false: You are what your record says you are. After …continue reading
Bradley Beal has officially been ruled out for tonight’s Knicks/Wizards game. Isaiah Thomas is back from his two-game suspension, but the Wizards’ decimated roster continues to be decimated. It’s essentially IT and Troy Brown. The Knicks get Wayne Ellington back and Mitchell Robinson is active despite toe issues. Meaningless winning streak, here we come! Let’s go? Knicks!
The Knicks head allllllllllllllllllll the way to Brooklyn to play the Nets tonight, in a rivalry that has lost so much juice that it was literally taken off of the nationally televised scheduled tonight (cutting the Knicks’ amount of nationally televised games from 3 to 2). The Nets are playing strong ball, going 16-13 while playing without Kyrie Irving for quite some time and playing without Caris Lavert for a while now, too, as Spencer Dinwiddie has played so well that you’d have to imagine that the Nets could get quite a haul if they were willing to trade him …continue reading
The Knicks host the Washington Wizards, who are one of the worst teams in the league (along with the Knicks). However, the Wizards are in the middle of an absurd stretch of bad luck with injuries, losing their pretty impressive rookie (and staring power forward), Rui Hachimura, plus their starting center, Thomas Bryant, their fill-in starting power forward, Davis Bertans and one of their top reserves, Mo Wagner. Their point guard starter (he took the job from Ish Smith), Isaiah Thomas, is also going to miss the game due to a suspension over an altercation with a Philly fan (Philly …continue reading