I know it’s been a while, KB, but the 7SoM is back. If you’re curious about where I’ve been just read the first paragraph here. I’ve missed the opportunity to break down the collapse of the team’s playoff hunt but the issues that caused it are the same issues I’ve tried to lay out on tape all season. So with the remaining schedule I’ll be pointing out some of the negative aspects of the Knicks’ key players. First up is David Lee whose shortcomings on the defensive end have been on display in previous episodes. In episode 18, I show …continue reading
This is late. Really late. Like Knicks help defense late. But I got a late start on the podcast and had a hard time watching this game over again. In Episode 17 I breakdown the final four Blazer possessions and touch on how Brandon Roy maneuvers his way through the defense, Al Harrington’s poor recognition, and David Lee’s huge mistake on the game winner. I made the podcast before reading that D’Antoni didn’t know he had a foul to give, but Lee still needs to make this play. You can watch the video in high quality here or hover over …continue reading
Steve Adamek of the Bergen Record reports that the league denied a disabled player exception for Cuttino Mobley late Friday. The league, Walsh said, essentially determined that Mobley’s heart condition, which forced him to retire shortly after the Knicks acquired him from the Clippers on Nov. 21, but with which he had played this season, was a pre-existing condition. … Mobley is now like anyone else on the roster. The Knicks could buy out his contract, worth more than $8.9 million this season and another $9.5 million next season, which would clear a roster spot (he would be waived), although …continue reading
In Episode 16 the Atlanta Hawks do their part in the making of the Chris Duhon highlight reel. You can watch the video in high quality here or hover over the triangle on the lower right of the player and click on HQ. Some, if not all, of you may not agree about the Knicks playing the best basketball they can play at the moment. I think they are because I can’t see any better production from this roster. Four of the nine players in the rotation – Harrington, Chandler, Richardson and Thomas – are all wildcards on any given …continue reading
In Episode 15 I try to show just how easy it was for Duhon and Lee to go to work on Nash, Shaq and Stoudemire. You can watch the high quality version here.
Kelly Dwyer writes: How people can keep underestimating David Lee, thinking that he’s a product of a lousy team, easy shots, porous defense, uninspired opponents, lefty fetishism, Chris Duhon, the Washington Wizards … it boggles the mind. 30 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, zero turnovers in 41:28; that’s a player. That’s someone that’s worth your time. It was true in 2005, it’s true today. The Wizards get really caught up here and leave the most important man unguarded.
I napped through most of last night’s game against the Hornets and woke up some time late third quarter and had this message from Mike in my inbox: Are you watching this. Are the Knicks just switching on every pick (esp. with Jeffries)? I’ve seen the Knicks do this when the opposition tries to establish the post but last night was different. There was a switch on practically every screen. In the video I said it’s possibly because the Knicks are terrible at getting over picks and it burns them often (Jarrett Jack’s layup around Lee to go up by …continue reading