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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.22)

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 46, Leads Thunder Past Trail Blazers (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:08:52 GMT)
    The Portland Trail Blazers braced themselves for a late onslaught from Kevin Durant. They still failed to stop him.    

  • [New York Times] Love Leads Timberwolves to 112-97 Win Over Jazz (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:57:07 GMT)
    Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.    

  • [New York Times] Heat Rally Late to Get Past Celtics, 93-86 (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:26:49 GMT)
    Their big early lead was gone, the Miami Heat were trailing with 3 minutes remaining and the two-time defending champions seemed very much in trouble.    

  • [New York Times] Gay Scores 41, Kings Down Pelicans 114-97 (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:02:54 GMT)
    Rudy Gay tied a career high with 41 points, and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 101, Magic 90: Blatche Puts on a Show as the Nets Keep Rolling (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:55:31 GMT)
    Andray Blatche had a game-high 18 points as the Nets improved to 8-1 for January, playing the sort of freewheeling style they always predicted they could.    

  • [New York Times] Blatche Leads Nets to 8th Win in 9 Games (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:14:52 GMT)
    Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the Brooklyn Nets continued their resurgence with an eighth win in nine games, beating the Orlando Magic 101-90 on a snowy Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks Have a Star Magnet: Courtside Seats (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:45:08 GMT)
    The Knicks have aggressively and unabashedly developed a well-oiled system of cultivating and cosseting celebrity fans at Madison Square Garden.    

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: Knicks Not a Pretty Picture When Painted by Numbers (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:48:57 GMT)
    The Knicks are bad on the road (8-12), at home (7-14), against teams with winning records (7-17), against teams with losing records (8-9) and when they wear orange (0-6).    

  • [New York Times] As Losses Mount, Knicks Play Down Pointed Remarks (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:17:55 GMT)
    Coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday that he was unfazed by Tyson Chandler’s pointed remarks about the Knicks’ defensive schemes after a blowout loss to the Nets on Monday.    

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Second half begins (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:38 EDT)
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Mike Woodson isn’t counting the Knicks out despite a 15-26 record.”We have 41 games left. Is it too late to still make a push? No. Absolutely not,” Woodson said Tuesday. “Somehow we got to draw the line because we got six home games coming up that I think every game is winnable for our ballclub if we make the commitment on the defensive end first, rebounding the basketball as a unit and offensively sharing the basketball. That’s how we have won games.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson confronts chatty Knicks center Chandler: source (Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:37:03 GMT)
    Tyson Chandler’s comments that were critical of Mike Woodson’s defensive schemes may have annoyed the head coach, but they certainly didn’t surprise him.    

  • 24 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.22)

    1. Totes McGoats

      Sigh..I remember kinda bein ‘talked’ outta my stance that Woodson has lost the locker room after reflecting on last season an seeing quotes from JVG, Dolan, Melo, etc. But..when your best players are saying other coaches- especially a rookie head coach who was ur PG2 the previous season- are out-scheming you, you have lost your troops my friend. Your regiment will no longer follow u into battle. I’ve spent the last few days wondering what it is really goin on? Has Woodson somehow forgotten how to coach? Not likely since he has been at it for a long time. Is the team tanking? Impossibly ridiculous since our draft pick litter is barren. Is our ownership/front office proving to be incompetent? Looks more and more like that each day but that’s obvious. Have the players forgotten how to play? If so they need to be banned. Guys like Melo don’t see what really helps the team win and then choose to go against the grain 200% regardless of what he is built to do. Vets like Udrih don’t say the coach hurt his wittle feelings when a coach calls him out. Champion vets like Tyson and MWP don’t fail to set a good example when they know it’s needed. The players have tuned Woodson out. It HAS to be the only reason. I will allow some slight amnesia on Woodson’s part because he knows 2 PG lineups work really well with this team AND he has a big PG in Udrih, but he has largely went away from it. Melo has played the best ball of his career as a Knick- especially this season. Teams usually ride their perennial all star to wins when he is playing like that. But somehow guys like Bargnani leave D Will WIDE OPEN behind the arc on a catch and shoot. When your team has a low collective bball IQ, it’s common knowledge that a coach needs to coach em up. I won’t ever believe Woodson hasn’t tried, but I now really believe it has fallen on deaf ears. Blow it up before it’s too late..

    2. knickster

      Blame needs to go way past Woodson’s obvious ineptitude. Our roster is comprised of one-trick ponies and generally mediocre players – no amount of coaching will polish those turds much beyond their current luster.

      .500 ball is the limit for this team.

    3. CaptainB

      The Knicks have plenty of tricks. Hell, Ive seen Bargnani make the man he is guarding disappear before his very eyes and reappear at the rim hundreds of times.

    4. d-mar

      We Knicks fans complain way too much, Forbes ranked us as the most valuable NBA team, and in ESPN’s latest forecast, they have us finishing 8th in the East.

      Woohoo!

    5. KnickfaninNJ

      I think Dolan is a very good business man. But as a good business man he undoubtedly wants to continue to increase the profits and value of the franchise even if these are already high. The Knicks success has a direct bearing on this. They are not like NFL teams where the success of the league as a whole is the largest determinant of their own profits because basically almost all the revenues are shared. Not in basketball. MSG owns its own TV station and gets all or most of the profits from it. If the Knicks do well, they get more viewers and more ad dollars and that’s more revenue and profits for MSG. If they play well, they get on more nationally televised games which should be more revenue too. Making the playoffs gives more games to sell ads on and more ticket revenue. Since these revenues are so large, player costs are only a small influence on total revenues. So Dolan should want the Knicks to do well. The trouble is not that he doesn’t want them to do well, it’s that he’s biased towards having them do well because they have star players rather than a coherent team. He wants star players because star players sell tickets and get watched on TV.

    6. DRed

      As things stand it’s likely that this team will be even worse next year, and sucking for two years in a row does not lead to record profits.

    7. max fisher-cohen

      Is it any surprise the Knicks set record profits last year? It’s the first time since the NBA recovered from the post-Jordan recession that the Knicks won a playoff series and their most regular season wins since 1997. I promise they ain’t setting any records this season. Or next for that matter.

    8. johnno

      You know things are getting ugly for our Knicks when, 4 hours before game time, stubhub.com has tickets starting at $27. Last year, I paid something like $80 per to take my kids to Knicks-Wiz. Three years ago, I paid 94 cents a seat (yes, 94 cents — they were better seats than the ones selling for 89 cents) for a Nets game in Newark. Does anyone want to start a pool about how low tickets to home games will drop this year?

    9. dtrickey

      Has anyone heard anything regard a potential Udrih trade? That’s kind of gone cold (media coverage wise that is). Any potential suitors? Obviously a contender would be interested in him.

      To be honest it would be nice to just get some picks and cash back for him. Maybe a rotation big, although we have two of those that don’t play. If we could get some picks, cash consideration and maybe a packet of chips and a can of coke we’ve probably done well.

    10. DRed

      If we could get some picks, cash consideration and maybe a packet of chips and a can of coke we’ve probably done well.

      We talking Tyson Chandler or Beno Udrih?

    11. Owen

      Not sure Udrih is a hugely valued commodity….

      Getting sidelined for Felton can’t be helping his value either…..

    12. DRed

      I found this tidbit on twitter:

      beno udrih’i kapabiliriz nba’den asl?nda, veya aaron jackson’? da yoklayabiliriz ama hoca ne dü?ünecek bakal?m.

      so there’s that.

    13. lavor postell

      I can understand being patient as a front office and wanting to give a team time to gel and come together, but the complete lack of activity and desire to stand pat is bizarre. You have Melo and Chandler basically saying that they think Woodson is being outcoached and that overall schemes being employed by the team are stupid. Melo is opting out to be a free agent this summer and this team is floundering at 15-26 refusing to engage in any trade talks with suitors for Tyson Chandler for god knows what reason. If they think this roster is salvageable this season than Woodson should be fired and if they feel he’s maximizing the results of this roster a) they are actually as stupid as we think and b) should be looking to improve the team’s long-term outlook. The standstill we are currently operating under makes no sense any way you look at it.

      Fuck you Dolan.

    14. Brian Cronin

      You know things are getting ugly for our Knicks when, 4 hours before game time, stubhub.com has tickets starting at $27. Last year, I paid something like $80 per to take my kids to Knicks-Wiz. Three years ago, I paid 94 cents a seat (yes, 94 cents — they were better seats than the ones selling for 89 cents) for a Nets game in Newark. Does anyone want to start a pool about how low tickets to home games will drop this year?

      At least I can afford to go to games now. That’s something!

    15. Owen

      Tyson Chandler isn’t backing down from his comments. Woodson isn’t happy about them being aired publicly. MSG is giving this switching drama full airing…..

    16. lavor postell

      Woodson isn’t happy about them being aired publicly

      Funny since he really perfected the art of throwing his own guys under the bus this year

    17. yellowboy90

      Tyson isn’t really mad about the schemes on D but he is mad about not getting the ball on offense. Tyson goes as his offense goes.

    18. Brian Cronin

      Tyson isn’t really mad about the schemes on D but he is mad about not getting the ball on offense. Tyson goes as his offense goes.

      It really is weird that the Felton/Chandler PnR has vanished. Perhaps Chandler is in Woody’s dog house?

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