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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Author: Kevin McElroy

Kevin McElroy watches the Knicks and owns a computer.

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Knicks Waive Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace

Now this, from the heralds atop Mount Knickerbocker: NEW YORK, February 24, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President and General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has waived guard Beno Udrih and forward Metta World Peace. “We are disappointed that it did not work out for Beno and Metta here in New York,” Mills said. “We thank them for their contributions this season and wish them well.” Udrih, 6-3, 210-pounds, averaged 5.6 points and 3.5 assists over 19.0 minutes in 31 games (12 starts) for the Knicks this season after signing as a free agent on Aug. 8, …continue reading

Grizzlies 98, Knicks 93

And now a reading from the Book of Knickerbocker here on the commencement of the season’s nominal second half and its lesson is so timely that it speaks to the night’s 98-93 defeat in Memphis and the season as a whole in equal parts. And the lesson is this: sometimes a first half can be butchered so thoroughly that even an impressive second half — one where the coach makes adjustments that had long been wanting, one where the players’ intensity and skill both reach a new plane — proves futile. In a year that’s already bore its way down …continue reading

Thunder 112, Knicks 100

New York Knicks 100 Final Recap | Box Score 112 Oklahoma City Thunder Carmelo Anthony, SF 36 MIN | 5-19 FG | 4-5 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -9 In a sense it wasn’t as bad as you probably think. He actually passed very well and hit the boards nicely. You could argue that it’s a bit unfair that Melo gets called one-dimensional and selfish when he scores a ton but when he DOESN’T score, the rest of the line doesn’t even matter to the …continue reading

Bucks 101, Knicks 98: Harshing My Melo

I mean, what’s left to say?  Certainly nothing useful, or particularly insightful, or even marginally comforting.  The Knicks are not only a bad basketball team but the worst kind of bad basketball team: the kind that is good enough to invoke sporadic hope but sufficiently inept to ensure that it’s promptly and consistently crushed.  The kind without a draft pick or a young centerpiece or a long-term plan beyond “make money, spend it on ‘marquee’ players, don’t let the haters get you down.” This paragraph will be the only place that I mention Mike Woodson, who regardless of the amount …continue reading

Knicks 114, Celtics 88: The State of the Knicks Address

Boston Celtics 88 Final Recap | Box Score 114 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 28 MIN | 8-15 FG | 5-7 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 24 PTS | +22 Good evening distinguished players, honored coaches, august bloggers, committed comment board veterans, and everyone reading this at home. I stand before you as a humble representative of a blog, a team, a franchise to report to you that the State of our Knicks…is strong. [RAUCOUS APPLAUSE FROM ALL IN ATTENDANCE] It is impossible to talk about the …continue reading

What Kind of Big Has the East Been?

Robert Silverman and I decided to have a Midseason Assessment e-mail exchange. It quickly devolved (EVOLVED?) into something predictably weird but unpredictably specific in its weirdness. It is recorded below. We promise you an actual midseason post soon. ROBERT Here we stand, Kevin. At the midpoint of a howling garbage fire of a season. The ruins of yesterday still smoldering, possibly to the point of toxicity (and I’ve certainly made inquiries with the NY DEP) and definitely emitting an odor that is as pungent as a combination of burnt dog hair and whatever that smell is when you stick a …continue reading

CRAIGSLIST >> GAME RESULTS >> INEXCUSABLE LOSSES >> 76ers 110, Knicks 106

Philadelphia 76ers 110 Final Recap | Box Score 106 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 41 MIN | 10-23 FG | 2-3 FT | 4 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 28 PTS | -8 FOR SALE >> CARS + TRUCKS >> 2003 LUXURY SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE, 90K MILES Plenty of mileage on it and doesn’t have the shine it did a few years ago but this versatile baby runs like a dream over all terrains, whether driving in heavy traffic or cruising long distances. Deals well with minor contact although more …continue reading