I think we all know that what has to happen tonight is that Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke will score a bunch of points in a win and Doc Rivers will say, “I must go to the Knicks to coach these awesome guards!” Seriously, though, the Clippers have been playing well, so this will likely not go well for the Knicks. I look forward to seeing Round 2 of O’Quinn vs. Boban! Let’s go, Jayson Nix!
From Stefan Bondy: Joakim Noah has until midnight Thursday or else he’s stuck with the Knicks. That’s the deadline for the exiled center to reach a buyout if he wants to sign elsewhere and be eligible for the playoffs. However, as late as Wednesday afternoon, there had been no progress in negotiations. The Knicks still didn’t want to release Noah without significant money coming back in a buyout, and Noah was unwilling to surrender enough of his guaranteed contract. Beyond the remaining money owed for this season, Noah still has two years and almost $38 million remaining on his deal. …continue reading
From Marc Berman: It would be an easier sell for Clippers coach Doc Rivers if Kristaps Porzingis didn’t tear his ACL three weeks ago to complicate the Knicks’ rebuilding program. But according to a former Rivers associate, it’s not far-fetched for the one-time Knicks guard to have interest in the team’s coaching job if Jeff Hornacek, who has one year left on his contract, is let go after the season. “Doc enjoyed his time there,’’ the former associate said. “He respects the city, he respects the organization.’’ The Knicks, who are scheduled to leave for Los Angeles after Wednesday’s practice, …continue reading
Oops, Thought it was an 8 o’clock game. My apologies. The Knicks try to continue to push for the 9th seed tonight against the dreaded Celtics of Boston. Let’s go, Knicks!
The second half of the season kicks off tonight in Orlando, where the Knicks take on the Orlando Magic. Emmanuel Mudiay takes over as the new starter at the point guard position. Maybe it’ll work out somehow! Luke Kornet has had some more time to practice with the team, so he’s probably ready to score double figures tonight. Let’s go, Kornet!
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
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