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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.23)

  • [New York Daily News] Sinking Knicks outrebounded, outhustled and outshot in loss to 76ers (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:11:24 GMT)
    There are five NBA teams with a lower winning percentage than the Knicks. That number will continue to dwindle — and their teetering season somehow will disintegrate further — if they are unable to even defeat the likes of the Sixers on their home floor.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Tough to Spur Woody’s team (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:45:10 GMT)
    The Knicks can’t even win games now against teams that are trying to lose. It’s almost comical, but Mike Woodson’s team sank to a new low on Wednesday night by being outhustled and outperformed by the Sixers, a team in full-blown tanking mode, in a 110-106 defeat.    

  • [New York Times] Green, Suns Race Past Pacers 124-100 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:14:56 GMT)
    The team with the NBA’s best record had its worst game of the season Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers 110, Knicks 106: Knicks’ Defensive Disarray in Loss to 76ers Puts Woodson on the Spot (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:05:49 GMT)
    Coach Mike Woodson has dismissed concerns about his defensive schemes, but the problems were glaring in the loss to Philadelphia.    

  • [New York Times] Howard and Harden Lead Rockets Over Kings 119-98 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:51:17 GMT)
    Dwight Howard didn’t think he was aggressive enough in Houston’s two losses to Sacramento this season and vowed to attack from the beginning when the Rockets faced the Kings on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Thunder Beat Spurs to Reclaim Top Record in the West (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:46:26 GMT)
    Kevin Durant had 36 points to offset Tony Parker’s season-high 37, and the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a testy 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 36, Thunder Beat Spurs 111-105 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:17:57 GMT)
    Kevin Durant had 36 points to offset Tony Parker’s season-high 37, and the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a testy 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, their third win this season over the defending Western Conference champions.    

  • [New York Times] Bucks Snap 9-Game Skid, Beat Pistons 104-101 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:03:31 GMT)
    Caron Butler scored 30 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter for a 104-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night that snapped a nine-game losing streak.    

  • [New York Times] Early and No. 5 Wichita St Beat Illinois St 70-55 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:56:59 GMT)
    Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] 76ers Send Knicks to 5th Straight Loss, 110-106 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:35:55 GMT)
    Evan Turner scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-106 victory over New York on Wednesday night that snapped a three-game skid and sent the Knicks to a fifth straight loss.    

  • [New York Times] Undermanned Celtics Beat Wizards 113-111 in OT (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:11:57 GMT)
    Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime and the undermanned Boston Celtics broke a 10-game road losing streak Wednesday night with a 113-111 win over the Washington Wizards, who wilted yet again in their long and laborious quest to get above .500.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Lifts Bobcats Past Clippers 95-91 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:57:13 GMT)
    Al Jefferson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte to a 95-91 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats’ their first win over Los Angeles in their last seven tries.    

  • [New York Times] Augustin, Gibson Lead Bulls Over Cavs (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:51:08 GMT)
    D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Chicago Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading Luol Deng with a 98-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Hawks Hang On to Beat Magic 112-109 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:51:07 GMT)
    Paul Millsap had 24 points, Jeff Teague added 23 and the Atlanta Hawks hung on to beat the Orlando Magic 112-109 Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Augustin, Gibson Lead Bulls Over Cavs (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:45:14 GMT)
    D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Chicago Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading Luol Deng with a 98-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 40, Raptors Beat Mavericks 93-85 (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:45:12 GMT)
    DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points, Greivis Vasquez had 17 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Mavericks 93-85 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks' skid reaches five with loss to lowly 76ers (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:08:06 EST)
    After two days of defending his team's defense, Mike Woodson saw his team turn in one of their worst defensive performances of the season Wednesday night as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Knicks, 110-106, at Madison Square Garden.

  • [New York Post] Nets thriving, winning using last season’s Knicks’ formula (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:46:31 -0500)
    Jason Kidd might be a rookie coach, but he has employed a familiar formula to get his Nets back on track after their disastrous start to the season. In fact,…

  • [New York Post] Chandler’s latest jab: Knicks should’ve focused on Turner (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:43:55 -0500)
    A defensive Mike Woodson might have taken a little poke at critic Tyson Chandler before Wednesday's loss, saying there was no complaints about the defense during the Knicks' five-game winning…

  • [New York Post] Ex-Syracuse stars are heading in opposite directions (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:37:30 -0500)
    Carmelo Anthony couldn't come through once again in the fourth quarter, but another Syracuse star stepped up when it mattered most. Playing at Madison Square Garden for the first time…

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Woody: Knicks 'botched' pivotal play in 4th (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:48:02 EDT)
    Mike Woodson said the Knicks knew which play the Sixers were going to run during a crucial sequence in the fourth quarter. They just couldn’t stop it. Sixers forward Thaddeus Young was left wide open for a 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining that gave Philly a five-point lead it wouldn’t relinquish.“We botched it up. We botched a defensive play on our part,” Woodson said. The coach said the Knicks knew what was coming based on a previous play.

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Season's a recurring nightmare for Melo (Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:45:42 EDT)
    All of the losses are starting to blend together to Carmelo Anthony. Wednesday’s followed a familiar script.The New York Knicks trailed to start, took a lead early in the fourth quarter but fell apart in the closing minutes on the way to their fifth straight loss — a 110-106 defeat to Philadelphia. “You work so hard to build a lead or get a lead, and then within the snap of a finger, you’re back at it,” Anthony said.

  • 61 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.23)

    1. Frank O.

      How the Knicks continue to put their team in the hands of Ray Felton is inexplicable.
      The team played significantly better on both sides with Pablo running it.
      Ray is terrible on O and on D. He is the worst starting point in the game.
      Got to go with Pablo and Toury.
      We lose because of Ray. Many of the team’s breakdowns start with him.

    2. Brian Cronin

      Re-build from scratch. No other realistic possibility.

      No other reasonable possibility, but I’d differ that it is an actual realistic possibility with this owner.

    3. er

      This loss was a first half loss more than a second half loss. The sixers had something like 10 O Rebs in the first half. Knicks D was atrocious in 1st Q. As Clyde says coming back takes a lot out of you.

    4. d-mar

      I keep checking this site hoping to see somebody reporting a tweet that Woodson is gone. But since Guitar Jimmy is in sunny LA I guess nothing’s gonna happen.

    5. er

      Man i Hate that i love the Knicks. If we ever win a chip in my lifetime i hope i dont have an aneurysm smh

    6. slovene knick

      Watching this team really takes a lot out of us(Indiana Jones like)….this team is five finger kill-billing us since D-Red and 47 (and Jowls also)told us all that Bargs ain’t no gentleman Jim. I just thought that those two(three) are just hating…..but as we see….eh.
      Why did they have to do that Texas thing. It would save us a lot of everything. Now we are still in the denial phase.

    7. Garson

      Frank agree 100%… But unless Felton flips woodson the bird , gets warned, then flips him two birds, i cannot see him going to Prigs.

    8. Bruno Almeida

      Well, that’s the lowest point on a pretty damn low season so far…

      But really, I won’t blame Woodson for what he’s doing, I don’t think that’s the reason this team is terrible… when he was hired, everybody with a sense could see that he was a terrible coach in Atlanta who had a very talented team, and he’s doing the very same things he did back in the days, the constant switching, the Iso-Joe offense, sticking to the same rotations every night, it’s just that we didn’t watch Atlanta enough to realize that before he came to the Knicks.

      my point is, he’s a lame duck coach and he knows it, and EVERY other lame duck coach does the same exact thing: don’t take any risks whatsoever, put in the lineups that are seemingly the safest ones with the most experienced guys and blame all the problems on injuries or not having enough pieces.

      just look at Larry Drew in Milwaukee, he’s got a pretty exciting player in Giannis Antetokoumpo, their season is obviously over, and yet he starts Luke Ridnour and Ersan Ilyasova and gives Giannis less than 25 minutes per night…

      I don’t really know why most lame duck coaches are wired this way (In my opinion, they should do the exact opposite and try crazy stuff to see if they can keep their jobs), but we all know that if Woodson benches Melo when he’s cold, keeps J.R out of the rotation for Murry and TH2, benches Bargnani and plays Cole, etc… the next time his team gets blown out who’s gonna get the blame? the “stupid guy who had talented and experienced guys on the bench and went with no-name scrubs”.

      that obviously doesn’t mean that I agree with Woodson’s coaching decisions (and I said as much right after he was hired as a head coach based on this track record), but it’s understandable, and it’s a subproduct of our front office being the worst in the NBA.

    9. Frank

      Not even talking about the defense, which is beyond horrible — but I just don’t understand the offense at all. You have some of the best PNR guys in the league in Tyson and Bargnani (yes, he’s really good at this!), guards that are reasonably good at running the PNR (Felton/Prigioni), yet I still see JR with the ball in his hand initiating offense while Pablo runs around in circles. And all the set plays to get the 19 footer. It just makes no sense. There’s no doubt that Felton is the worst starting PG in the NBA if you don’t let him actually run PNR. Otherwise he’s just a bad shooter and a terrible defender.

    10. Frank

      Meanwhile with all this anti-Woodson talking by Tyson — does it seem to anyone like maybe he’s trying to talk himself out of town? Not a bad idea. I don’t think he’s a CAA guy so he probably wouldn’t be “protected” by the CAA brotherhood.

    11. knickster

      No other reasonable possibility, but I’d differ that it is an actual realistic possibility with this owner.

      @3

      “Rebuild. No other realistic possibility” is just fine. As in “expecting to have a good team once we give melo the max is not realistic”. ” Or “The average fan’s expectations for the team this season have proven not realistic”

      Bottom line is: time to rebuild. Beginning with sending Woodson out of town.

    12. Hubert

      I can’t believe it’s fucking lunch time and Woodson hasn’t been fired yet.

      Fuck, I can’t believe it’s game 41 and he hasn’t been fired yet.

      I have nothing to look forward to. Reason I haven’t been posting or even reading is because I’m just finding it harder and harder to give a shit about this team. How can you expect people to watch a team that, in game 41, is still plagued by the kind of mistakes that most coaches would have fixed before the end of training camp?

      No one available right now is going to save us, but at least get someone in who can make us passable on defense. Literally any professional coach can walk in the door tomorrow and make us better on defense with one practice.

      I would just do what Mike Kurylo suggested months ago: bring in PJ for half a season. No, we won’t go on a run to the Conference Finals, and we probably won’t even win 2 games in a first round playoff series with him in charge, but for fuck’s sake we’ll at least clear the minimum competency level required to play NBA defense (which we are currently way below).

    13. d-mar

      The Pacers gave up 124 points to the Suns last night. We only gave up 110 points to the Sixers.

      Ergo, we are a better defensive team than the Pacers.

    14. JK47

      The Knicks defense is actually getting worse as the season progresses.

      Last night they surrendered a 115.7 rating to the 76ers, who are one of the worst offensive teams in the league. The game before that it was 116.6 to the Nets. The game before that it was 113.8 to the Clips. The game before that it was 126.8 to the Pacers. The game before that it was 120.4 to the Bobcats, also a horrendous offensive team.

      The worst defensive team in terms of defensive rating is the Pelicans. Their defensive rating is 110.1. So the Knicks have been far worse than the worst defensive team in the league for five straight games. The defense was already bad, but it has now completely fallen apart– my eyes and the numbers tell me the Knicks are the absolute, bottom-of-the-barrel worst defensive team in the NBA right now.

    15. Brian Cronin

      It is really hard to believe just how fat Felton is. Fuck, dude. And this is so far off from his heaviest! How is that possible for a point guard that his current weight (which is way too fat for the NBA) is far lighter than his heaviest NBA weight?!!?

    16. Hubert

      The Knicks defense is actually getting worse as the season progresses.

      Their effort level seems to have dropped considerably. Is that just my opinion? It feels to me like they’re passive aggressively trying to get their idiot coach fired by not trying hard on D.

    17. Hubert

      I don’t really know why most lame duck coaches are wired this way

      I think you have it backwards. Being a lame duck coach doesn’t wire you to make poor decisions. Being wired to make poor decisions is what makes them lame duck coaches to begin with!

    18. DRed

      Well, it’s probably some combination of effort, personnel and scheme. How often do we have more than 2 above average defenders on the floor? And then obviously the players don’t fit the scheme. You can’t switch with Bargs, for example. He’s actually good one-on-one in the post, but if you’re asking him to guard someone smaller in space it’s just something he can’t do. And finally, it’s clear the players are sick of this shit or don’t understand it, because they almost never seem to function as a unit.

    19. Jake S.

      At this point, it may make sense to trade Melo and Chandler for 30 cents on the dollar if they can handcuff Smith and Felton to those deals. Go into 2015 with no one but Timmy and draft pick X on the books (and maybe Shumpert if they sign him on the cheap). Of course this will never happen because Knicks.

    20. mokers

      The great part about this Knicks season is that I need to purchase league pass in order to watch them. That means that when they are unwatchable, I have plenty of games that are fun to watch. I do have a dilemma Knicks @ Warriors should be a cheap ticket this year. Should I spend the money?

      Jowles, I am closer to Vegas than you are, so I’ll cut you in 10% if I can find some action on the over/under on the number of days Woodson is fired. You just need to tell me which way to go!

    21. Cock Jowles, #1 Nostradumbass

      “Jowles, I am closer to Vegas than you are, so I’ll cut you in 10% if I can find some action on the over/under on the number of days Woodson is fired. You just need to tell me which way to go!”

      I regret not putting money on the under every day of this season. Ms. Jowles just rolls her eyes and laughs when I openly whinge, but I know she’d want to tour Spain this summer, and so would I.

      However, when it comes to Dolan’s stupidity, I’d always take the over. Ergo, put $10k on Woodson getting an extension and making J.R. the league’s only player-coach.

    22. BigBlueAL

      This is great, Woodson today blaming the media and taking shots at them. Now guys like Isola is ripping him apart on Twitter.

    23. bockadoo

      How ’bout these trades:
      Melo, Shump and MWP to Phoenix for Bledsoe, Gerald Green and Okafor
      Chandler, Udrih and KMart to OKC for Steven Adams, Jeremy Lamb and Perkins
      We get younger, a real point guard, a real center prospect, and big $ comes off next year with Stat and Okafor gone. OKC gets more experience at center, a back up point and toughness, and Phoenix gets a star to build around with Dragic and they wanted Shump last year…

    24. Frank

      Isola just tweeted that Bargnani is probably going to miss a few games with a wrist injury. Once again, Woodson is going to be forced into a small lineup, and once again, it’s going to work. And then once again, he’ll go back to the big lineup when Bargnani’s back. And once again, it’ll suck.

    25. er

      Boy this is gonna be a messy end for Woody. He seems like a nice enough guy but this is gonna get ugly. You dont want NY media on your badside. Hes a bad coach and should quit

    26. BigBlueAL

      I read that Stephen A. Smith said on his radio show today that the Knicks #1 target in the off-season to be head coach is JVG and that he is willing to return but wants some say in personnel matters and a relaxation of the strict media policy. Also said that Woodson is definitely gone but will most likely happen at end of the season not during it.

      Berman basically said the same earlier this season when firing Woodson talk began during the 9 game losing streak.

    27. Frank

      I read that Stephen A. Smith said on his radio show today that the Knicks #1 target in the off-season to be head coach is JVG and that he is willing to return but wants some say in personnel matters and a relaxation of the strict media policy. Also said that Woodson is definitely gone but will most likely happen at end of the season not during it.

      You have to figure that this is already going on behind the scenes, because the biggest call the Knicks will have to make is probably going to take place in February at the trade deadline. If I’m JVG and I have any inkling of taking this job, I’d definitely leave some clues as to what I would like to do with Tyson and Melo.

      I think we’re probably stuck with Woody this season which is not the worst thing in the world. This team is going nowhere anyway so we may as well not muddy the waters with another interim coach.

      btw – if JVG came back to the Knicks, it’d be my happiest day as a Knick fan in over a decade. Probably since they made that improbable run to the finals in ’99.

    28. Brian Cronin

      Very surprising to see Gordon Haywood chosen as a possible Team USA player and not Chandler Parsons. Heck, a few of the names there seem weird over Parsons, who seems to match the international game pretty darn well.

    29. DRed

      Isola just tweeted that Bargnani is probably going to miss a few games with a wrist injury.

      PLAY COLE FUCKING ALDRICH! THE EAST, MAN-IT’S BIG. JUST LIKE THE COLE TRAIN.

    30. Frank

      Wow – Bargnani out indefinitely with torn L elbow ligament. I wish him the best, but seriously – Woodson and the Knicks really luck out here. We’ll probably see more small lineup and get a better look at Tyler.

    31. thenamestsam

      Yeah, the Knicks are going to be improved when Bargs is out and Woodson is going to attribute it to god only knows what. I’m already dreading when Bargs returns and gets stuck right back into the starting lineup.

    32. Brian Cronin

      Yikes, a torn ligament. That sounds bad. At least the team just got a whole lot more interesting to watch!

    33. Frank

      It’s seriously like the basketball gods want Woody to play Melo at the 4- the last two years they just keep picking off PFs until Woody is forced to play Melo at the 4. Too bad Woody is the high priest of some other basketball religion.

    34. Brian Cronin

      Will Tyler actually seriously play now? Or will we start seeing Melo at center lineups? I think we might actually see some Melo at center lineups now.

    35. Donnie Walsh

      I’ll cut you in 10% if I can find some action on the over/under on the number of days Woodson is fired. You just need to tell me which way to go!

      Always take the over when it comes to Dolan and firing people he likes.

      (Infact, we’re already way over whatever number of losses Vegas should have reasonably set the initial over/under at. A win-now team, with an $88 million payroll, and a $42 million tax bill coming up, and only 15 wins half-way through the season, in a year when half the conference and almost all of the division is losing on purpose, and when the one simple move of replacing the current coach with [Herb Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, Anybody, or even an Inanimate Carbon Rod] would probably cement a 2nd round appearance, the rational folks that set the Vegas numbers must have called it by now, no??)

    36. Donnie Walsh

      “Bargnani out indefinitely” is like beautiful poetry to my ears.

      It’s the greatest gift this ball club has received since Jeremy Lin (…I can’t wait to see how they fuck it up!)

    37. Donnie Walsh

      Jesus….what’s that 4 pfs are injured

      If anybody has been able to successfully take the P out of PF during a career, it’s Andrea Bargnani.

    38. DRed

      Alas, poor Bargnani! I knew him, Camelio. A fellow of infinite jest, of most terrible rebounding. He hath missed 20ft jumpers a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!

    39. Owen

      +1

      I am sorry for Bargs, torn ligaments sound bad but it would be hilarious if we won 10 of 12 without him….

    40. dtrickey

      That’s pretty messed up to be thankful one of your own gets injured, even if it is AB.

      This season just gets harder and harder to watch. I would love to see us make the playoffs, but really we would just be making up numbers. Like much of the sentiment on this board, I kind of just don’t give a shit anymore. I’ll keep watching and hoping they win (because you know winning is kinda fun….right?).

      One thing that is noticeably missing from this year has been the passion and enthusiasm that some guys like Sheed and Chandler brought to the table. I guess that’s a product of winning, but they just can’t seem to get fired up. There were spurts during yesterdays game (i.e. TH2 getting that and 1). Last year when the team was down, there was always a sense that they were never out of a game. This year, however, it seems once they get 4-6 points down they drop their heads. I really hope the team keeps Hardaway around, more or less for the sake of the fans. It seems he’s the only one at the minute showing some passion and enthusiasm for the game.

      Also the coaching staff have gotta set Pablo free. It might just be my man crush on him (he’s just so dreamy with all his steals and hustle) but it all just runs so much better with him on the floor. If he would just take more shots he could potentially (but probably not) displace Felton in the starting lineup.

    41. Brian Cronin

      Melo will be getting some experience playing center in the All-Star Game, as he is one of the five starters. Kyrie Irving made it along side Melo, Lebron, George and Wade.

    42. DRed

      I do feel badly for the big doofus. He’s a terrible basketball player, but as far as I can tell he’s tried hard as a Knick, and he’s a hoot to root for in the rare games where he does well. Plus he humiliated KG at the Barclays Center. That was legitimately awesome.

    43. Totes McGoats

      I don’t wanna pile on Bargs an kick him while he’s down..I think he’s shown that he’s valuable but I don’t think Woodson had a clue how to use him. Hell..I was one of his biggest supporters when the trade was made in was all in on the idea of starting him. But now I realize that 2 minimize his lack of defensive IQ you need to pair him with a high defensive IQ guy who communicates well. If injuries hadn’t played such a heavy role in this season, Woodson coulda trotted out a lineup of Tyson-Melo-MWP-Shump-Felton. And should have when available. That way he would’ve been paired with KMart most nights and when Woodson wanted to go “big” during games Bargs would get minutes with Tyson. And a platoon at back up 4 of KMart and STAT wouldn’t have been so bad. Probably would have kept them healthy. Also Bargs would HAVE to get the majority of his minutes backing up Tyson which would give Tyson much needed rest. That’s how u manage Bargs on this roster as I open mouth and insert heaping spoonful of crow. I was dead wrong in the offseason on how Bargnani should have been used. I think now with his 2nd major elbow injury in the past 2 seasons or so, Bargnani has to re-invent himself a la STAT. With these elbow issues his ‘stretch’ ability is probably gonna be less effective than it was so far this season. And he’s got the size to post up. If he can add a decent post move or two it should make him more efficient. He can’t be a float around the perimeter 4 anymore. Plus we have Melo. Now if he played exclusively at the 5, maybe he could get the ball on the perimeter because he can easily take most NBA C’s off the bounce.
      Bright side of Bargs being down..we get to see what Aldrich and Tyler has to offer at least for a week..
      Also Melo may hafta bulk up to 240 and settle in as a full time 4..he’s flat out deadly there and his game just fits. But he would need an Asik/D Jordan/healthy Tyson alongside him to make sure he doesn’t hafta be the best rebounder or…

    44. Cock Jowles, #1 Nostradumbass

      He should retire and start playing where he belongs: as the perennial runner-up to the MVP of the Winter Tournament at the McCormick Tribune YMCA in Chicago, IL. He does not belong on an NBA roster.

    45. nyk8806

      Ah, Bargs. Without you, there won’t even be hilarious gifs to get us through this craptastic comedy of a season. JR needs to up his game.

    46. nyk8806

      He should retire and start playing where he belongs: as the perennial runner-up to the MVP of the Winter Tournament at the McCormick Tribune YMCA in Chicago, IL. He does not belong on an NBA roster.

      I don’t know if he could box out #34

    47. max fisher-cohen

      Just something that occurred to me today: I wonder how much the fact that the Knicks own their own network affects their refusal to rebuild. The Lakers, for example, can sign a new TV deal and have guaranteed income for however many years that deal lasts, possibly rebuilding before that deal expires. All that matters is that they have a compelling product when they need to sign a new TV contract. The Knicks, on the other hand, because they are owned by Cablevision, which also owns MSG, immediately pay a price for lower TV ratings.

    48. EB

      The East is BIG man!!!

      Eastern Conference All-Star starters: Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony.

      Per Howard Beck.

      Heights: 6’3″, 6’4″, 6’8″, 6’8″, 6’8″.

    49. ruruland

      Credit where credit is due: Jowles has been all over pretty much all of what has happened this year.

      Props.

    50. Frank

      Credit where credit is due: Jowles has been all over pretty much all of what has happened this year.

      Props.

      Agreed, although I do worry about his rotator cuff given how much he’s been patting himself on the back =)

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