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Monday, December 22, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.13)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Blown Call Hurts Pelicans (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:20:56 GMT)
    The N.B.A. said an officiating mistake near the end of Saturday’s game between Dallas and New Orleans cost the Pelicans a chance to tie the score.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Spurs Take 4th Straight (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:18:43 GMT)
    Kawhi Leonard scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, and the host San Antonio Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-86, for their fourth straight win.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: A Philosophical Difference (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:57:23 GMT)
    Portland’s unorthodox defensive philosophy will be tested by San Antonio’s inside-outside attack.    

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 17 as Spurs Beat Wolves 104-86 (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:45:40 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs have been touting their depth all season, and it was sorely needed to overcome the loss of another key player Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] The Basketball Player’s Guide to the (European) Galaxy (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 02:01:52 GMT)
    After competing for 25 years in Europe, changing clubs 15 times and living in five countries, Darryl Middleton has advice, a lot of it, to pass along to American players considering a tour abroad.    

  • [New York Times] Thomas Has 26 to Lead Kings’ 124-80 Rout of Cavs (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:58:14 GMT)
    Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings won their third straight game with this season’s biggest rout, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Conley, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Hawks 108-101 (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:51:34 GMT)
    Mike Conley had 21 points and 13 assists and Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 108-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] It’s Brooklyn, Basketball and Branding as Nets Head to London (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:16:14 GMT)
    The Nets will play Atlanta on Thursday at O2 Arena as the N.B.A. takes its game on the road.    

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson saves highest praise for Amar’e after latest Knicks win (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:05:26 GMT)
    Mike Woodson made sure to deflect any credit away from the no-longer benched J.R. Smith on Saturday night, calling the Knicks’ 102-92 win in Philadelphia “a team effort” and “not about J.R.”    

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Let's make a deal? (Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:35 EDT)
    When the New York Knicks were floundering last month, James Dolan told the team that no trades were coming and there would be no changes to the coaching staff.Now, as the Knicks have won five of six and are just a half game out of the playoffs, it begs the question: Should the Knicks revise that stance and make a deal?There have been no shortage of rumors involving deals with the Knicks. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Denver’s Kenneth Faried, Boston’s Rajon Rondo and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin are players the Knicks have been linked to.

  • 4 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.13)

    1. Totes McGoats

      Anybody hear any word on Tyson? Is he available tonight? I think that with the way the way the team’s been playing, especially with Phoenix being the opponent, Tyson should come off the bench if he plays. This shouldn’t be a long term thing of course. But with no real bigs, Bledsoe out, and with Tyson missing the last few games with an illness, Kmart is a better matchup tonite. Plus I don’t really expect Tyson to have his timing and stamina tonite if he plays. I also think at the very least that STAT and Kmart’s minutes should be seriously limited tomorrow against Charlotte, and we should see more of Tyler and Aldrich tomorrow- especially if Tyson plays. Also, is MWP’s timetable still 2 weeks? It’s time we get him in the swing of things- we’re gonna need his contributions down the stretch if management decides to roll the dice with this bunch and not look to rebuild

    2. Totes McGoats

      Also, Melo is averaging 39 minutes a night! I know that with the team’s start, injuries, and MWP/Earl’s ineffectiveness that carrying such a heavy load is a necessary evil, but something’s gotta give so that Melo doesn’t break down down the stretch. Somehow coach has got to find a way to get him down to about 35-37 while maximizing the time he’s out there.

      I had a thought last night:
      Since it seems like Toronto is more ooen to keeping Lowry (and who can blame them), why not see if they will take Udrih and Prigioni for Vazquez?

    3. Hubert

      I’m maintaining a healthy cynicism about this revival.

      Last year, when we started strong, faded in the middle, and reverted to strong form in the end. This year, I think it’s just going to be the opposite.

      If we get a good month out of JR Smith and don’t trade him when we can, we’ll regret it. And I feel pretty confident that’s what is going to happen.

    4. ephus

      I am virtually certain that Woodson will give no real minutes to Aldrich and/or Tyler – nothing but gar-bahj time or the last five seconds of a quarter where the Knicks are on defense to avoid Melo/Chandler picking up a cheap foul.

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