Since the Knicks are visiting the Clippers, there are, of course, a bunch of “maybe Melo will go to the Clippers” stories, which are nonsense. The main story about Melo seeming like he might want to leave opened with Melo saying something along the lines of, “Nah, don’t even start with this” so clearly nothing has actually changed with regards to Melo wanting to leave. But hey, it wouldn’t hurt for Melo to score 60 in a close Knicks loss tonight! Maybe it would move the Clippers to actually make a real offer for Melo. So far they have not. …continue reading
I’m attending the game and I am hoping like heck to see some Linsanity at work so that the Knicks don’t suddenly start stringing a couple of wins together. I don’t want them getting too confident. But you just know that they can’t very well lose to the Nets twice in a week, so this is almost certainly a win. But eh, if they’re going to win a game, at least I’ll be at MSG to watch it. Wins are pretty fun to watch live. Let’s go? Knicks!
Despite a notable snowstorm (although not quite the blizzard some feared), the Knicks and Pacers will still go at it tonight. Which is good for the Knicks, as they need to get back to losing! The Pacers are fighting for the playoffs, so this should be a loss for the Knicks, but hell, who knows with this team? That Nets loss has reduced my skepticism a great deal about the Knicks getting a top six pick (and if they get into the top six, who knows when it comes to the lottery), but the Knicks have a knack of letting …continue reading
We lost “Johnny Hoops” today, the great former Knicks announcer, John Andariese (whose last name was so tricky that I already spelled it incorrectly on Twitter), today. For Knick fans of the 1990s, we were not only in a Golden Age, but we all KNEW we were in a Golden Age, as we had John Andariese and Marv Albert on MSG with Mike Breen and Clyde Frazier on the radio. Breen and Frazier were clearly way too talented to be “just” radio announcers, but boy, all four were great. John Andariese then swapped roles with Clyde Frazier and eventually, Andariese …continue reading
After a much-needed loss last night, the Knicks are running up against one of the hardest teams in the NBA to lose to in the Brooklyn Nets. The good thing is that the Nets have no reason to lose this game, while the Knicks have a very good reason to try to lose this game, so there’s a chance that the Nets could pull it out at home. The Nets have been playing better since Jeremy Lin returned to the team, as they had a point guard-driven offense being driven by, like, Randy Foye (it still shocks me that the …continue reading
There are a certain amount of games that the Knicks could be reasonably expected to have a good chance chance of winning (6 games, one at Milwaukee, home and home against Detroit, home and home against Brooklyn and hosting Philadelphia). This is one of those games. Obviously, we have to allow that they’ll likely have a winning record in those games, but we can hope that they keep their record to more like a 4-2 record instead of 5-1 record. Especially since you never know what will happen in some of those other games (that home and home against Miami …continue reading