Statistical Analysis. Humor. Knicks.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.01.30)

  • [New York Times] Clippers Beat Wizards 110-103 for 4th Straight Win (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:10:40 GMT)
    Blake Griffin led five players in double figures with 29 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers used a 10-4 run over the final 2:48 to beat the Washington Wizards 110-103 Wednesday night for their fourth win in a row.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Spurs Lose Ginobili for 3 to 4 Weeks (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:50:22 GMT)
    The San Antonio Spurs said Manu Ginobili would miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left hamstring after he was injured dunking the ball against the Rockets.    

  • [New York Times] Conley Leads Grizzlies to 99-89 Win Against Kings (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:41:33 GMT)
    Mike Conley had 27 points and 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight by beating the slumping Sacramento Kings 99-89 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls Topple Spurs 96-86 (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:23:54 GMT)
    Jimmy Butler had 19 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls handed the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs their third straight loss, 96-86 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Thunder Swamp Heat (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:13:46 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22, and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased an 18-point early deficit on the way to overwhelming the host Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Bobcats Beat Nuggets Behind Jefferson’s 35 Points (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:53:58 GMT)
    Al Jefferson matched a season high with 35 points, including a key basket in the final seconds, and the Charlotte Bobcats hung on to beat the Denver Nuggets 101-98 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Parsons, Harden-Less Rockets Beat Mavs 117-115 (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:45:06 GMT)
    Chandler Parsons scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-115 Wednesday night, knocking off a Texas rival for the second straight day without James Harden.    

  • [New York Times] Thunder Erase 18-Point Deficit to Top Heat (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:57:07 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22, and the Oklahoma City Thunder came back from an 18-point early deficit on the way to overwhelming the host Miami Heat.    

  • [New York Times] Dragic Scores 30, Injures Elbow in Suns’ Win (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:54:07 GMT)
    Goran Dragic scored 30 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter despite sustaining an apparent injury to his left elbow, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Milwaukee Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Love Carries Wolves Past Pelicans, 88-77 (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:33:10 GMT)
    Kevin Love had 30 points and 14 rebounds to finally carry the Minnesota Timberwolves over the .500 mark with an 88-77 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] A Huge N.B.A. Rivalry: Sneaker Collections (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:31:41 GMT)
    More and more N.B.A. players are slipping into something fashionable as they compete with one another in the sneaker department.    

  • [New York Times] Turner’s Layup Gives 76ers 95-94 Win Over Celtics (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:26:59 GMT)
    Evan Turner sank a layup at the buzzer to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 95-94 win over the Boston Celtics in a matchup of the two worst teams in the Atlantic Division on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Jason Kidd Grows in Role, Along With Beard (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:07:49 GMT)
    It appears Kidd’s self-assurance has improved from the start of the season, as has the Nets’ once hideous record, which is now a more respectable 20-23.    

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores 33 as Raptors Beat Magic 98-83 (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:32:56 GMT)
    Kyle Lowry scored a season-high 33 points and dished out 11 assists, Amir Johnson had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Orlando 98-83 on Wednesday night, their fifth straight victory over the Magic.    

  • [New York Times] Tom Gola, a Philadelphia Hero, Dies at 81 (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:30:25 GMT)
    Gola, still the Division I record-holder in career rebounds, led La Salle to the National Invitation Tournament title in 1952 and the N.C.A.A. title in 1954 before helping the Philadelphia Warriors to the N.B.A. title in 1956.    

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Shumpert Is ‘Day to Day’ After Shoulder Injury (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:58:30 GMT)
    Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said Iman Shumpert, who was injured in Tuesday’s win over Boston, will have his sprained right shoulder re-evaluated Thursday morning.    

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Opening tip: Will Woody play Tyler more? (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:00:52 EDT)
    The game was long over as the Knicks had already built a 35-point lead on the Boston Celtics in the third quarter.But the blowout created some valuable playing time for Jeremy Tyler and he took full advantage. The young big man took a pass from Cole Aldrich and threw down a nasty dunk with 1:39 remaining in the third against the Celtics. That punctuated a 17-point, 5-rebound and 2-block performance in 23 minutes during a 114-88 win over Boston on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson on same page as La La about Melo’s future (Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:20:34 GMT)
    If Knicks coach Mike Woodson seems overjoyed these days, he should. There’s a lot to smile about. His team has a three-game winning streak going into Thursday’s contest against Cleveland at the Garden. And Carmelo Anthony’s wife says she believes the free agent-to-be “definitely” will stay with the Knicks.    

  • 23 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.01.30)

    1. Totes McGoats

      http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10375097/houston-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-calls-royce-white-worst-1st-round-pick-ever
      OHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Nice try…but I believe our Knicks have chosen some guy by the name of Frederic Weis over the likes of The Artest Formerly Known As Ron, Jeff Foster and Manu..well to be fair no one really had the foresight to predict Manu. That was possibly the greatest NBA Draft risk EVER. But still..Royce White is so not the worst 1st rounder ever.

    2. Frank

      worth remembering that the Weis pick was pretty analogous to the Bargnani trade – a complete overreaction to a playoff loss the year before. That was the draft after we got beat up by the Spurs in the finals, as if Weis could have helped us against a Tim Duncan / David Robinson front court. This year it’s getting beaten by the “big” Pacers that led us to get Bargnani.

      That Bargnani trade may literally go down as one of the worst of all time. 4 draft picks for Bargnani and the right to not pay Steve Novak in 2015-16. Awful.

    3. johnno

      Royce White is obviously a very troubled individual. His career seems to have been derailed, not by lack of talent or lack of desire but, rather, by his psychological problems. Why in the world would Morey go out of his way to try to humiliate him by calling him the worst draft pick of all time? That was a pretty shitty thing to do (especially since Morey is dead wrong — he’s forgetting guys like Bill “the Hill” McGill and LaRue Martin, both of whom were drafted #1 overall, and, of course, the aforementioned Pastry Chef).

    4. DRed

      Royce White is obviously a very troubled individual. His career seems to have been derailed, not by lack of talent or lack of desire but, rather, by his psychological problems. Why in the world would Morey go out of his way to try to humiliate him by calling him the worst draft pick of all time

      A lot of smart, well intentioned folks have trouble understanding psychological problems. They seem to think that the people with the problem have some conscious degree of control over their behavior.

      And seriously, Royce White isn’t close to being the worst draft pick ever. #1 rule of drafting-if you have the first pick in the draft, never take a man with the initials AB.

    5. Hubert

      BTW this asshole keeps using different names/aliases to get back. Funny thing is he’s pretty easy to dig up information on.

      Hey I.G. (aka Knickster)- cut the shit out. Don’t come back.

      You don’t have to give us his personal info but can you let us know which banned posters he was?

      I assumed he was either dogrufus or vinny, but wasn’t sure if he was both.

    6. johnno

      By the way, I left out the pick that is almost certainly the worst pick of all time — tragically, it was probably Len Bias.

    7. thenamestsam

      It definitely reads very insensitive, but it didn’t sound like there was any real animosity directed at White. It was more of a statement of fact – that in terms of not having played a minute in the NBA (and not as a draft and stash guy) White is in a pretty unique class.

      I mean a guy like Bargnani was a horrible pick, but Toronto probably feels they got some value out of his production and at least they eventually dealt him for an asset. White provided a year of distraction before Houston eventually dumped him for nothing.

    8. johnlocke

      Surprised no one has mentioned Darko Milicic. Best season was 5 ppg on 50% shooting and 3 rpg. I’m not even sure he plays in the NBA anymore. Interesting that it’s mostly big guys who end up being disaster picks. These are some of the people he got drafted ahead of including 3 perennial all-stars and solid NBA starters / veterans.

      Carmelo Anthony
      Chris Bosh
      Dwyane Wade
      David West
      Chris Kaman
      Boris Diaw
      Kendrick Perkins
      Kirk Hinrich
      Leandro Barbosa
      Nick Collison
      Mo Williams
      Kyle Korver

    9. thenamestsam

      The thing that struck me most about that game last night relative to Knicks games was how much we’re hurt by a pure lack of athleticism. A big part of what makes that Thunder team formidable is just how insanely athletic they are. They’re not the same kind of well oiled defensive machine that Indiana or Chicago is, but they’re still so good on defense just because of how long and quick they are. They can cover so much of the court and cut off so many passing angles that even when they get out of position or are forced to rotate they can create a lot of chaos, turnovers, get blocks etc. Even without Westbrook they still have Jackson, Durant, Lamb, Sefolosha, Ibaka, Jones. Not all of those guys are great defenders, or even good ones, but in terms of cumulative effect I really think it adds up. Do the Knicks have even a single guy who can match any of those guys in terms of length+quickness?

    10. U Got A lot of Girbaud Jeans HA

      Still think it’s way too early to call Miami out. You guys should know that by now

    11. DRed

      Guys, we had to draft Weis. The East was big.

      The crazy thing is that was almost certainly our logic. We’d just been out biggened by San Antonio in the finals. I mean, all things being equal, bigger is better, but if not, better is better than bigger. Doesn’t seem that complicated to me, but it seems to escape a lot of the experts.

    12. johnno

      “better is better than bigger.”
      But you can’t teach seven feet! That’s why, if he’s available, you always draft a Sam Bowie over a Michael Jordan! (See, our FO is not the only one seduced by size…)

    13. er

      @13 that’s why the fact the Knicks lead the league in fewest TOs give them a punchers chance against anyone

    14. Hubert

      The crazy thing is that was almost certainly our logic. We’d just been out biggened by San Antonio in the finals. I mean, all things being equal, bigger is better, but if not, better is better than bigger. Doesn’t seem that complicated to me, but it seems to escape a lot of the experts.

      Actually I remember listening to Ed Tapscott on WFAN explaining his pick that night, and he said the same thing: if all things are equal, go with the seven footer because “you can’t teach size”.

      Of course, all things were not equal. One guy wanted to play in the NBA, and the other guy didn’t.

      Poor Ed is probably the only GM in history who only got to make one mistake.

      And we’re probably the only team in the history of the league who let an interim GM make a vital draft choice.

    15. johnno

      Two things in the Isola article that struck me as funny — Trajan Langdan and Alek Radojevik were picked 11 and 12 that year, which are just two more examples of picks that were no better than the Royce White pick and, in the second round, the Knicks drafted a guy named J R Koch. Thank goodness the front office back then didn’t stupidly give away second round picks because, if they did, we would have completely missed out on the J R Koch era at MSG…

    Comments are closed.