Statistical Analysis. Humor. Knicks.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Author: Thomas B.

@Don't bother; I don't tweet

Recent Articles

Knicks v. Pacers or….Indypendence Day!!

New York remains one game ahead of the T-Wolves and the Sixers in the race for worst record in the NBA.  After a very concerning 2 wins in a row, the Knicks returned to form with a wonderful showing against the Kings.  Star point guard Langston Galloway led the team with a -40 in that game.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen a number that high…or low I guess. One, two, three…6 weeks to go-new york go new york go!

Anthony Mason

One of the most endearing players to ever put on a Knicks uniform died of heart failure today. Anthony George Douglas Mason was born on December 14, 1966 and enjoyed a 13 year NBA career with seven teams but he will be best remembered for his run with the Knicks.  Mason was the classic bootstrap success story. Toiling away in Turkey and the CBA before getting a chance with Denver and the Nets. Mason joined the Knicks during the 91-92 season, at the start of Pat Riley’s run as coach.  I was 16 when I first watched him as a …continue reading

Thread: Knicks v. Hornets or “Buzzer Beater”

See what I did there?  With the Hornets and the “Buzz” and well this… In the rare 1pm Saturday game, the Knicks face a 15th consecutive defeat.  To avoid that, the team has to find a way to stop the very hot of late Kemba Walker (30.8 ppg over the last four outings).  Walker is having his best year as a pro.  His WS/48 is finally above league average (.122) after three seasons below .099. And his turnover volume is down to the lowest point of his career. The thing that makes Walker so dangerous is that he is too …continue reading

Game Preview and Thread: Knicks v. Rockets or “Thank you for Choking”

It’s been about 10 years since I last read Christopher Buckley’s “Thank you for Smoking”.  The Novel–later adapted into a film I haven’t watched yet– is an excellent satirical take on the lobbying industry.  If you like dark humor and unflinching look at far we are willing to go to make a horrible product look like a great thing, you should read the book.  I won’t spoil too much of it here but the basic plot is Nick Naylor is a top spin doctor for the tobacco industry who is beginning to feel conflicted about the dangers of tobacco especially …continue reading

Game Thread and Preview: Knicks @ Wizards

The folks at the excellent Wizards blog truthaboutit.net asked me to offer a few words about the Knicks in advance of the matchup in D.C. tonight.  I talk about the trade, Phil Jackson’s hat choices, 2015 free agents (Jeremy Lin!), developing the young Knicks, and whether Melo should shut it down. http://www.truthaboutit.net/2015/01/opening-statements-wizards-vs-knicks-game-35.html Sole possession of the NBA’s worst record and in the driver’s seat for the top pick. Go Ping-Pong Go Ping-Pong Go!