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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.03.03)

  • [New York Post] Amar’e jabs J.R. for questioning effort (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:08:58 -0500)
    CHICAGO — Amar'e Stoudemire appeared to take exception to J.R. Smith's recent remarks the Knicks aren't showing enough "heart'' during this free fall that continued with Sunday's 109-90 blowout loss…

  • [New York Times] Rich Get Richer, Do Buyout Deals Make Them Better? (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:58:16 GMT)
    Buyout season helps the NBA’s rich get richer. The remainder of the schedule will determine if they actually got better.    

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: By One Measure, 76ers May End Up History’s Worst (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:05:37 GMT)
    The 76ers were an awful team even before the roster was gutted at the trade deadline in the hope of building for the future.    

  • [New York Times] Suns Scorch Hawks in 1st Half of 129-120 Win (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:03:58 GMT)
    Gerald Green hit 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half to help the Suns score 79 points before the break, the most in the NBA this season, and Phoenix held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-120 Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Win Fifth in a Row; Parker Shines in His Return (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 03:19:32 GMT)
    David West and Paul George combined for 47 points to lead Indiana over the Utah Jazz.    

  • [New York Times] Durant, Westbrook Lead Thunder Past Bobcats (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:58:10 GMT)
    Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook had 26 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Charlotte Bobcats 116-99 Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Parker Returns, Leads Spurs Over Mavs 112-106 (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:44:34 GMT)
    Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists in his return from a six-game absence, leading the San Antonio Spurs’ balanced attack in a 112-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Harris Has 31 and Magic Extend 76ers’ Skid, 92-81 (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:25:26 GMT)
    Tobias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and the Orlando Magic beat the 76ers for the second time in less than a week, winning 92-81 Sunday night to extend Philadelphia’s losing streak to 14 games.    

  • [New York Times] Collins’s Brooklyn Debut Recalls Robinson’s in 1947 (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:59:35 GMT)
    The Nets’ Jason Collins, the N.B.A.’s first publicly gay player, will make his initial Barclays Center appearance with the team Monday.    

  • [New York Times] Pacers Beat Jazz 94-91, Win Fifth Straight (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:55:12 GMT)
    David West scored 25 points, Paul George added 22, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 on Sunday night for their fifth straight victory.    

  • [New York Times] Bulls 109, Knicks 90: Knicks Out of Answers as Fan Offers Suggestion (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:10:33 GMT)
    The Bulls raced out to a 21-point first-quarter lead, and the Knicks never got close as their sputtering playoff hopes were dealt another blow.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks can’t run with Noah, Bulls (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:45:11 GMT)
    Maybe the single worst decision of James Dolan’s professional career — and that’s really saying something — was firing Tom Thibodeau.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Chicago could be Carmelo’s kinda town (Mon, 03 Mar 2014 03:58:41 GMT)
    A young fan seated behind the Knicks bench held up a sign encouraging Carmelo Anthony to consider the Bulls — again — when he weighs his free-agent options this summer.    

  • 12 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.03.03)

    1. EB

      Does MJ still want to unretire? He’d be a huge improvement even at this age and the spectacle would at least be better to watch than Felton/prigs/shump.

    2. thenamestsam

      Here’s something to think about on a lovely Monday: Is this year’s Knicks team the most dissapointing NBA team ever?

      Obviously we’re not going to match up with the largest win total decreases of all time but almost all of those had extreme mitigating factors. We’re on pace for 29 wins which would be a 25 win decrease, putting us in a pretty elite group. Those above us would be the post-Lebron Cavs, post-MJ Bulls, the Spurs tanking for Duncan, the post-Moses Rockets, and the post-Wilt Warriors. All of those teams lost a hall of fame level player in essentially their prime, and for the most part they were trying to rebuild. We’re looking at a 25 win dropoff while returning all 5 starters and the 6th man of the year (top 4 in minutes played and 6 of the top 8) and trying to win.

      If you include the historically weak conference and the lack of a draft pick that only bumps us up a level. Obviously our schedule gets easy so a few more teams may end up with bigger decreases then whatever our final number is, but my point is we’re at least in the conversation here. We really may be watching the most disappointing NBA season ever.

    3. flossy

      We really may be watching the most disappointing NBA season ever.

      Wooooo! We’re #1! We’re #1!

    4. d-mar

      “Obviously our schedule gets easy” I don’t think you can say any team in the NBA, except maybe Philly, is worse than the Knicks, so for this team there’s no such thing as an easy schedule.

      Just some middling talent waiting in the wings to throw up a career high against us.

    5. johnno

      “If you include the historically weak conference and the lack of a draft pick that only bumps us up a level.”
      Not to mention that they regularly get blown out by teams that are affirmatively trying to be bad…

    6. tastycakes

      Most disappointing Knicks team I can remember, relative to expectations.

      Cracks me up to see articles lamenting Philly’s team being “one of the worst ever.” Umm, they’re supposed to be bad, and they have MCW and Noel coming and a high lottery pick in a great draft! They have a future!

      Also cracks me up that some folks on here still think they’re capable of making the playoffs. I am still watching, but mostly out of some weird kind of self-directed schadenfreude. I mostly want these losers to suffer more humiliation. They’re a disgrace, and things need to stay bad if there’s going to be any chance that the idiot management will realize how deeply wrong the current direction is.

    7. Nick C.

      @2 I was thinking yesterday about what teams went from 50 wins to 50 losses. This one really is so so … I don’t even have words.

    8. flossy

      Also cracks me up that some folks on here still think they’re capable of making the playoffs. I am still watching, but mostly out of some weird kind of self-directed schadenfreude. I mostly want these losers to suffer more humiliation. They’re a disgrace, and things need to stay bad if there’s going to be any chance that the idiot management will realize how deeply wrong the current direction is.

      I will honestly be upset if this team turns it around and manages to stumble into the playoffs, slim as their chances are. They absolutely do not deserve to make the playoffs. A four game first round sweep would be too kind.

    9. Dan Panorama

      The closest I can think of for Most Disappointing is the Larry Brown Knicks of 05-06. But they hadn’t actually accomplished anything before to justify their hype, it was more just Brown’s championship reputation boosting expectations through the roof in the offseason.

      Lots of teams convince themselves they’re about to finally take the leap then fall on their face (see this years’ Cavs). I don’t think any return all their core players after a 2nd seed performance and lose even while their franchise player is healthy and in his absolute prime. What other team would you even compare them to?

    10. johnno

      “A four game first round sweep would be too kind.”
      Or maybe it would be just what the doctor ordered. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t a four game sweep by an average of like 30 points/game what spelled the end of Woodson’s career in Atlanta?

    11. er

      I will honestly be upset if this team turns it around and manages to stumble into the playoffs, slim as their chances are. They absolutely do not deserve to make the playoffs. A four game first round sweep would be too kind.

      I dont think Indiana is playing that well. If the knicks make it , they would have gotten red hot and might win a game or two

    12. tastycakes

      Can we sign and trade Melo? The Lakers are going to have a top 5 pick (maybe they can’t trade it?).

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