Statistical Analysis. Humor. Knicks.

Friday, October 28, 2016


Knicks 2017 Roundtable: New Guys’ Health

How many games do Noah and Rose each play this year? Fisher-Cohen: Derrick Rose possesses just about all the predictors of a short career — terrible injury history; poor perimeter shooting; previous success predicated on athleticism. Similar players such as Marbury, Steve Francis, Baron Davis and Penny Hardaway all were basically bench caliber players by their late 20s if they were even still in the league. The only somewhat similar players who were able to extend their relevance are Dwyane Wade and Gary Payton, who unlike Rose were both excellent post players. While, as his anemic free throw rate illustrates …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.28)

[ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Phil Jackson urges patience with triangle offense (Friday, October 28, 2016 5:36:39 AM) Friday’s Knicks News: Phil Jackson urges patience with triangle offense [ESPN] Carmelo, Hornacek preach patience when it comes to triangle, defense (Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:15 AM) Carmelo, Hornacek preach patience when it comes to triangle, defense [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks’ home opener (Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:39:32 PM) [SNY Knicks] How can Thomas elevate his game again? (Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:25:17 PM) If the Knicks want to have a real shot at competing this season, they will need Lance Thomas …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Roundtable: Porzingis’ Efficiency

Over/Under: Porzingis’ TS% .54% (last year 51.8%) Fisher-Cohen: OVER! KP’s major issues last season were stamina and the triangle offense. The triangle is hopefully pretty much gone, and the new coach has a history of success utilizing what should be Porzingis’s bread and butter: pick and pop. Frye and Markieff Morris thrived under Hornacek because he recognized the value of pick and pop, which is hopefully something he can repeat here in NY even if his guards are a lot worse. The thing is, KP wasn’t a great three point shooter last year — 33% for the season. Things get …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.27)

[NY Newsday] Derrick Rose wants to play pick-and-roll ‘every time down’ for Knicks (Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:57:28 PM) Derrick Rose is slow in picking up the Knicks’ offense because he missed more than two weeks of practices and games, but he sounds as if he misses Chicago more. [NYTimes] Anthony Davis Puts Up 50 Points in Opener, but Pelicans Still Fall (Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:01:09 AM) Davis was dominant in his first game of the N.B.A. season, but he did not get enough help in a 107-102 loss to the Denver Nuggets. [NYTimes] Spurs 129, Warriors 100: Warriors …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.26)

[NYDN] Derrick Rose and Knicks look far from ‘Super Team’ (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:30:43 PM) This city finally got to raise a championship banner on Tuesday, a ceremony that was 52 years in the making. [NYDN] Knicks crushed by Cavaliers as LeBron James records triple-double (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:29:02 PM) LeBron James and Kyrie Irving put the hurt in the Knicks’ growing pains. [NYDN] Knicks, Cavaliers do not make statement during national anthem (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:48:58 PM) The Knicks and Cavs mostly stood in a standard line before Tuesday night’s season opener. [NYDN] LeBron James says …continue reading

Cavs 117 Knicks 88

I had a change of heart last night right before tip-off. I decided to put my rational thoughts aside and buy some Knicks-colored glasses. My new outlook on life seemed perfect as the Knicks were only down by 3 at the half. And then the second half started. THE GOOD Porzingis: With 16 points on 13 shots and a couple of blocks. Yes the defensive scheme in the second half left him on an island, but he played pretty well. Slow and steady progress… THE OK Rose: I’ll take 17 points on 17 shots from Rose, although can we cut …continue reading

Knicks 2017 Game Thread: at Cavs

The unbeaten New York Knicks head to the swing stage of Ohio to match up with last season’s champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. The winner of this game will be at the top of the Eastern Conference, and the new look Knicks are looking to establish themselves as the league’s premier team. Noted sports expert and AM Radio host Craig Carton claimed that New York was the third best team in the Conference, but Knick fans won’t let his pessimism damper their hopes for the 2017 season. This Knicks team is so loaded, that the odds for them winning a championship …continue reading