Knicks Morning News (2013.11.05)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Lead All the Way to Beat Rockets 137-118 (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:26:18 GMT)

    Dwight Howard returned for the first time to Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Clippers ran his Houston Rockets off the floor with their most points in four years.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Iguodala Paces Warriors to Give 76ers Their First Loss (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:17:26 GMT)

    Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points for the Golden State Warriors, who handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Full of Stars and Questions About Roles (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:50:48 GMT)

    After a blowout loss to the Orlando Magic, the Nets say they need to be more aggressive as each player finds his new role.    

  • [New York Times] Iguodala, Warriors Easily Hand 76ers 1st Loss (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:50:16 GMT)

    Evan Turner just had to send a good-natured text to Andre Iguodala after Philadelphia ran its record to 3-0.    

  • [New York Times] Bayless Leads Grizzlies Past Winless Celtics 95-88 (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:44:20 GMT)

    Jerryd Bayless keyed a fourth-quarter rally, scoring all of his 15 points in the period to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Dissect Ugly First Quarter With the Hope to ‘Clean It Up’ (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:23:11 GMT)

    The Knicks’ performance in the first quarter against the Timberwolves highlighted the team’s pressing issues: turnovers, missed assignments and poor decisions.    

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Hand Timberwolves First Loss, 93-92 (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:53:07 GMT)

    C.J. Miles scored 19 points, Kyrie Irving added 15 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late rally for a 93-92 victory over Minnesota on Monday night, handing the Timberwolves their first loss of the season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony vows to be less mellow on offense (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:02:21 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony always has been a shoot-first-and-answer-questions-later type of basketball star.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Dolan losing it, unhappy with Knicks AND City Dancers (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:01:09 GMT)

    We know of at least one person taking James Dolan seriously when the boss says he expects the Knicks to win the NBA championship this year.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R. playing waiting game (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 04:16:35 GMT)

    J.R. Smith has been watching the Knicks from home during their 1-2 start, and says he’s “just waiting for my time” until he completes his five-game suspension for violating the NBA’s drug policy.    

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    7 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.11.05)”

    1. Cavs first-overall pick, Anthony Bennett, is performing a marvelous, loving tribute to Jason Kidd’s final season. 0-15 and counting. But the Andrew Bynum/Amare’ Stoudemire over/under is currently looking better for Bynum.

    2. Real quick I wanna share my assessment 3 games in. Obviously there’s not a whole lot to go on but here’s what I see:
      1. MWP is acclimating faster and playing better than I thought as is TH2. Problem with the rook right now is he has too much of a green light, but that’s understandable given JR’s absence. MWP is gonna be huge for us this season.
      2. Clearly overall chemistry is not there, but they have shown flashes. And the flashes look bright. I think the team has a well balanced mix, I’m just waiting for it to come together.
      3. Melo seems to be trusting his teammates more, and that’s gonna provide huge dividends later in the season if he sticks to it.
      4. Udrih needs more burn. Woodson’s gotta find a way to get him in the game.
      5. Speaking of Woodson, I think he’s doing a bad job coaching. But I think it’s bad because he is still in preseason mode. He’s still tinkering and I believe (knock on wood) that once he settles on his rotation his coaching will get much better.
      6. Tyson wants his revenge. He’s playing really well, but how long can he keep it up? Woodson doesn’t spell him enough. An Amar’e- Kmart platoon is not gonna work. They need to play as often as possible. Maybe even every night even if it’s only 10-12 minutes.
      7. Woodson needs to settle on his starting lineup. I’m for Tyson-Bargnani-Melo-Shump-Felton or Tyson-Melo-MWP-Shump-Felton. Leaning more towards the Bargnani lineup because playing mostly against starting 4’s won’t keep Melo fresh. Also Woodson need to resolve to give Aldrich 5 minutes a night even if it’s just to bump a few guys around.
      8. I love the chips on Felton’s and shump’s shoulder. They are playing well.
      9. Lastly..I LOVE the orange uni!

    3. On TH2, I recall that Shumpert came out gunning during the first half of his rookie season. In particular, I recall this 5 for 20 abomination against Memphis. I hope that Hardaway will quickly learn to take only the shots generated by the offense and will start making them.

      I still am impressed with Hardaway’s ability to fill the lane and finish on the break.

    4. Yea..and I also read on espn that if Tyler gets recalled then Aldrich is the likely cut. FO can’t make the same mistake twice by keeping Chris Smith can they ? At least I hope they don’t..

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