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Friday, November 28, 2014

Author: Mike Kurylo

Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).

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Knicks Morning News (2014.11.04)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo feeling Zen, praises Jackson for improving Knicks ‘energy’ (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:38:33 GMT) Carmelo Anthony praised Phil Jackson for creating a more structured, positive working environment, revealing on Monday that “from day one last year the energy was just not right.” [New York Times] It’s the Economy: Will the LeBron James Stimulus Be Good for Cleveland? (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:58:00 GMT) Some locals are hoping King James’s return will revive the city’s economy, but experts say these predictions are wildly inflated and unlikely to last. [New York Times] Griffin Scores 31; Clippers Beat …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.02)

[New York Daily News] Knicks guard Shane Larkin holding his own against NBA’s best (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:07:33 GMT) Not only has Shane Larkin been thrust into starting duty for the Knicks, but he has been holding his own amid quite the four-game trial by fire against some of the best point guards in the NBA. [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks may have new triangle offense, but it’s still players who win games (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 05:06:35 GMT) Here’s hoping there is a basketball season to talk about at Madison Square Garden instead of a triangle offense, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.01)

[New York Daily News] J.R. Smith shows he fits in triangle by finding open man (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:35:33 GMT) It still may turn out to be the ultimate case of trying to squeeze a square peg into a triangular hole, but how about reputed ball stopper J.R. [New York Times] James Rebounds, Leads Cavaliers Past Bulls (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:57:48 GMT) Never mind that sluggish opener. [New York Times] Griffin Scores 39, Clippers Beat Lakers 118-111 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:39:46 GMT) Blake Griffin used a banking analogy to describe his dominant performance against the Lakers on …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.30)

[New York Daily News] Tri-MANGLE Offense! Knicks can’t score on opening night, suffer 24-point blowout loss to Bulls (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:51:16 GMT) There are three sides to every story, and to every triangle, but only one of them usually represents the truth. The Knicks certainly weren’t telling false tales when they maintained throughout training camp that their newly installed offensive system ? via team president Phil Jackson and first-year coach Derek Fisher ? continues to be nowhere close to peak, or even acceptable, efficiency. [New York Daily News] Isola: Swift defeat for Carmelo Anthony & Co., who seem …continue reading

2015 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bulls [POLL]

ESPN Forecast: 37 wins @NYKnicksPodcast: Come on, losing Felton and Woodson should result in at least a 5-game improvement. @m_shantz: I’m really excited to re-watch the 2012-2013 Toronto #Raptors (34-48), Calderon, Bargnani, Acy, and Melo as Rudy Gay. BleacherReport: 35 wins With Derek Fisher learning how to coach just months removed from playing in the postseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a roster that isn’t too much more talented than last year’s, the postseason is a pipe dream. Plus, learning the triangle offense will be a process for the established incumbents. FiveThirtyEight: 31 It remains to be seen if …continue reading

2015 Season Preview: Optimist vs. Pessimist

Pessimist: Hey buddy, it’s my favorite time of year! Optimist: Yeah. Pessimist: Oooohhh boy!!! We’re on the cusp of a new Knicks season, or as I call it Pessimist Christmas. Optimist: I know. Pessimist: We’ll I’m ready for you, Optimouth Prime. And I’m going to convince you that this team is going to Suuuuuuck ITTTTT this year. Optimist: I bet. Pessimist: I know what you’re thinking. “Hey Pessimist this team is going to be awesome. Blah Blah Blah per minute stats. Blah Blah Blah defensive efficiency.” Well I researched and I am ready for you this year. Optimist: Uh-huh. Pessimist: …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.29)

[New York Times] Hornets Hope Stephenson Takes Them to Next Level (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:00:55 GMT) Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece to the championship puzzle Michael Jordan is trying to build in Charlotte. [New York Times] Rockets Rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s Return (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:54:55 GMT) After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener. [New York Times] Former NBA Player Suffers Racial Abuse in Australia (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:24:46 …continue reading