Lots to grumble about after a disastrous first quarter sunk the Knicks into a hole that they couldn’t quite climb out of Sunday night. I’m going to do something weird. I’m going to totally ignore Andrea Bargnani. Plenty of logical arguments were made before the season about the holes in his game and the attendant role that he should be afforded but the simple truth is that any attempt to bolster (or usurp) those arguments based on three games is likely to be gobbled up by the dreaded Small Sample Size Kraken. If you had an opinion on Bargs before the …continue reading
New York Knicks 81 Final Recap | Box Score 82 Chicago Bulls Andrea Bargnani, PF 25 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 9 PTS | -9 Fine. Not his fault Woody started him and played him a bit too much. We should be using him like we used Novak and taking his ability to penetrate and draw fouls as gravy. I think that gets figured out eventually. Tonight he hit a few shots and competed gamely on defense. More rebounds would be great …continue reading
Hope you’re enjoying our new look; KnickerBlogger godfather Mike Kurylo was hard at work and continues to excel at all the parts of bringing you this blog that are less than fun in their own right. All accolades for whatever additional enjoyment the smoother design is able to bring you during the season should head his way. Meanwhile, David Dressekie from 590 WSJU (St. John’s Campus Station) was kind enough to invite me on Monday afternoon’s show to talk about the Knicks’ offseason. If you’re interested, you can listen here: One more day, folks!
Press Release from MSG, in full: New York Knickerbockers President and General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has exercised its fourth-year contract option on guard Iman Shumpert. In two seasons, Shumpert, 6-5, 220-pounds, holds career averages of 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 26.0 minutes in 104 games (80 starts) with New York. He appeared in, and started, 45 games last season to average 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 22.1 minutes. The Oak Park, IL native was originally selected by the Knicks in the first round (17th overall) of 2011 NBA Draft and earned 2011-12 …continue reading
Most of the time, a trade is just a trade. You give x, you get y, and you like the trade if you think y is better than x. Simple, straightforward, schoolyard to stock exchange. Sometimes things get a bit more nuanced. Maybe x is a sure thing while y carries more risk. Maybe x is valueless today but likely to triple in value next year and y might lose all its value in the same timeframe. Maybe y is better than x but a lot more expensive. Maybe y is better than x but you think x could have …continue reading
Welcome back, friends! When last we met, your Knicks were unceremoniously shuffling away from the scene of an anticlimacitc stale fart of a playoff series loss at the hands of Lance Stephenson and the Indiana Pacers while we yelled angrily from the terraces about JR Smith’s poor decision-making and Coach Mike Woodson’s abandonment of two-point-guard lineups. Which is to say, exactly the same things we’re doing now. The Knicks take the court tonight for their preseason debut without their mercurial Sixth Man of the Year, suspended for using medicinal marijuana to regenerate tissue in his knee and setting a horrible …continue reading
“Celtics 92, Knicks 86″ or “The Ten People You Meet at a Funeral” or “You Want Mike Woodson on That Wall, You NEED Mike Woodson on That Wall”
Boston Celtics 92 Final Recap | Box Score 86 New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, SF 45 MIN | 8-24 FG | 6-6 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 22 PTS | -4 The guy who gives a 25 minute eulogy that goes nowhere and doesn’t leave anyone else time to say a few words. Fair or not, the doubts will only get louder. Personally — and this is only personally — I don’t think Melo is overwhelmed by the moment or anything that neat and tidy. We’ve seen him …continue reading