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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Author: Kevin Udwary

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Game Preview & Thread: Knicks vs. Bobcats

I live in the state of North Carolina, yet I know very little about the Charlotte Bobcats. I’ve figured that being a Knicks fan has bought me enough pain and suffering over the past couple decades, why should I follow another struggling franchise? I could have pretended to be an expert and lied my way through this pre-game article, but instead I turned to Spencer Percy at the Bobcats’ TrueHoop blog, Queen City Hoops, to school us on this year’s iteration of the Charlotte Bobcats.   1. What are some of the greatest strengths and weaknesses of this year’s Bobcats? …continue reading

On the Greatest of Days, a Poll to End All Polls

This is it, folks — the answers to the most pertinent questions facing the Knicks this season. The Knickerblogger contributors answered a series of poll questions and, like Moses, I have been commanded to bring these great truths before you. As is a proper scholarly presentation of data, I’ll present to you the poll results in percentages, so that you don’t know what kind of sample size we’re dealing with. Just assume that Knickerblogger articles are outsourced to India, where over 500 factory workers churn out daily articles which are then posted under a handful of names, and all those …continue reading

C.J. Leslie: A Story of Unmet Expectations

I spent the first 27 years of my life in upstate New York, in and around Albany, and would have been content to stay in the Empire State. But there are always opportunities that arise in your life that make sense to take advantage of, and my calling happened to come from the lovely capital of North Carolina (that’s Raleigh, for everyone that failed geography). I’ve been living here for almost 7 years now, which means I’ve experienced much of C.J. Leslie’s high school and college career — hard to avoid, considering I’m in the center of the college basketball …continue reading

The Knicks and the 3-ball: What really matters?

On Tuesday, Ian Begley wrote a post on ESPN NY entitled “Opening Tip: Too many 3s?”, in which he questions the wisdom of the Knicks’ approach that led them to setting the record for 3 pointers attempted and made last year. His argument is as follows: None of the four conference finalists in 2012 were in the top 10 in 3-point attempts per game; one conference finalist finished in the top 10 in 3-point attempts per game in 2011; in 2010, three of the four conference finalists were in the top 10 and two of the four conference finalists in …continue reading

Considering usage and efficiency: Can Tyson be Dwight?

Tyson Chandler is a controversial figure. Not because he has a propensity for eating puppies, kicking babies or posting asses on Twitter. Rather, Chandler presents one of the more head-scratching — and polarizing — conundrums in the game: he’s taken less than six shots a game since coming to the Knicks two years ago, yet scores at a ridiculously efficient rate. How can we compare a low usage, high efficiency guy like Tyson to high usage, lower efficiency players? Do the “stat nerds” really overvalue Tyson due to his efficient scoring without taking in to account his low usage? Today …continue reading