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Monday, August 3, 2015

Author: Brian Cronin

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The Basketball Gods Must Be Crazy – The Knicks Got the #4 Pick

We’ll have more coverage of this Wednesday morning by everyone’s friend, David Crockett, but it just occurred to me that we probably should have a quick thread on the event itself – the Knicks falling to the #4 slot in the NBA Draft, the only team in the entire draft to fall from their scheduled draft slot, with the Lakers rising from #4 to take the Knicks’ #2 slot. Due to winning two late season games that the Knicks had no business winning, the Knicks ceded the top group of four-digit combinations to the Minnesota Timberwolves and it was one …continue reading

If the Basketball Gods are Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: The 2015 NBA Lottery Live Thread

The Knicks enter tonight’s lottery (8:30 PM Eastern on ESPN) with a question begging to be answered – “Do the basketball gods love Phil Jackson more than they hate James Dolan?” Phil Jackson has lived a charmed life in the NBA. He won two titles as a player, then won six titles with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls and then five titles with Kobe Bryan, Shaquille O’Neal, Pau Gasol and the Lakers. James Dolan, on the other hand, has lived a charmed life in general, but not so much in the NBA, where he does stuff like hire …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

Well, here we are. I was terrified of this game back when I thought a win here would only possibly end up with the Knicks tied with the Timberwolves. Instead, winning this game will very likely result in the Knicks tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the second worst record in the NBA, resulting in splitting ping bong balls with the Sixers and then flipping a coin to determine which team is officially second and which team is officially third. The third-worst record can finish as “high” in the draft as 6th. So, yeah, this is a big game. A …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hawks

It’s 2015. Everyone has access to the internet. So when the Associated Press goes out of their way to write: New York has the inside track to the most ping-pong balls in the lottery since the tiebreaker with the Timberwolves goes in the Knicks’ favor if they finish the season tied. then that is not cool. That is not how it works. If two teams end the season with the same record, they split the ping pong balls evenly (so it would go from one team having a 25% chance at the #1 pick and the other team having a …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

We’re getting to some very stressful times for these last five games of the season. If the Knicks can just lose out, they are guaranteed the worst record in the league. Not even Minneosta’s finely tuned tanking machine can pass the Knicks if the Knicks just lose these last five games. What, though, about Knick history gives you any sort of good feeling about the Knicks’ chances? So these will be five very stressful games. Let’s go? Knicks!

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Sixers: Tankageddon 2015

This game is very important not because the Sixers can really catch the Knicks, but because the Sixers are by far the worst team the Knicks play the rest of the year. So if the Knicks can somehow manage to lose to the Sixers, then they should be in good shape to get the worst record in the league. The Sixers played just last night (a one-point, last second loss) so this will be a tough game for the Knicks to lose. One bright spot is that Nerlens Noel will be suiting up for Philly tonight. A fellow on Twitter …continue reading