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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.13)

  • [New York Newsday] Hands-off approach by Knicks president Phil Jackson is about to end (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:13:00 EDT)
    Phil Jackson has been hands-off since becoming the Knicks' president last month. That will change very soon.

  • [New York Times] Faried Helps Nuggets Rally Past Jazz 101-94 (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:51:40 GMT)
    Kenneth Faried joined the 20/20 club just 48 hours after sinking his first winning basket.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Knicks’ Playoff Hopes End as Hawks Cruise Past Heat (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:35:01 GMT)
    After three straight postseason appearances, the Knicks will be done after the regular season, as the Hawks earned a 98-85 home victory over the Heat.

  • [New York Times] Ellis, Nowitzki Top Suns, Get Mavs in Playoffs (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:48:23 GMT)
    Monta Ellis matched his season high with 37 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 of his 23 during a second-half rally that carried the Dallas Mavericks back to the playoffs in a 101-98 victory against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Dallas Mavericks Win Playoff Berth (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:45:17 GMT)
    The Dallas Mavericks clinched a National Basketball Association playoff berth when they beat the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:30:29 GMT)
    A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season:

  • [New York Times] Hawks Top Heat 98-85, Get East’s Last Playoff Spot (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:24:48 GMT)
    Jeff Teague says he never doubted the Atlanta Hawks would be in the playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Harden Leads Rockets Over Pelicans 111-104 (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:03:28 GMT)
    James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.

  • [New York Times] Atlanta Claim Final Eastern Conference Playoff Berth (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:03:18 GMT)
    The Atlanta Hawks qualified for the National Basketball Association playoffs for the seventh straight season on Saturday with a 98-85 win over the Miami Heat.

  • [New York Times] Olynyk Scores 25 as Celtics Roll Past Cavs 111-99 (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:24:21 GMT)
    Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Leads Bobcats Over 76ers 111-105 (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:23 GMT)
    Al Jefferson continued his dominating play with 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 111-105 Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.

  • [New York Times] Wizards Top Bucks 104-91, Close to Clinching 6th (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:45:25 GMT)
    Bradley Beal scored 26 points, and the Washington Wizards moved a step closer to claiming the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night with a 104-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, whose loss guaranteed they will finish with at least a tie for the worst record in the NBA.

  • [New York Daily News] No postseason, no lottery for Knicks (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:11:56 GMT)
    The Miami Heat essentially eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs.That wouldn’t be the worst thing if it had happened in late May. That it happened in the final week of the regular season tells you all you need to know about the state of Phil Jackson’s team.

  • [New York Daily News] Coming Up Chi: Knicks’ playoff bid fails; Melo inquires about Bulls coach Thibodeau (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:23:09 GMT)
    Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?”

  • [New York Post] No playoffs for Carmelo, Knicks (Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:00:42 -0400)
    Carmelo Anthony is out of the playoffs for the first time in his career and the Nuggets get the Knicks' lottery pick from the Melo trade. Yes, this was a…

  • 37 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.04.13)

    1. nicknick

      It probably has been mentioned and it probably means very little but Melo reportedly asked a former Bulls player “what was it like playing for coach Tibs” according to the daily news. The article also goes on to point out that Tibs was named an assisant on the world team so Melo would probably play for him this summer but interesting nontheless.

      ETA – ha I just looked at the articles above and now noticed the article linked.

    2. DRed

      I think my favorite part of this season has been Kenyon Martin missing like 50 games with a “sprained ankle”. Poor guy probably has a prosthetic foot that the Knicks have been keeping hushed up.

    3. EB

      That implies the Knicks doctors know the difference between a sprained ankle and amputation. “Kenyon told us he had a sprained ankle and how could us doctors know any better?”

    4. lavor postell

      Why can’t we just give the Phoenix medical staff a blank check and tell them to fill in the numbers?

    5. Farfa

      Apart from a pair of CJ Watson threes, it looks more and more like Woodson is coaching Indiana against OKC. Awful, awful basketball. Also, what the heck has happened to Hibbert? Lol at Indy basketball.

    6. Farfa

      Well, not to make fun of his asthma, but Hibbert really runs like my dad, who’s almost 60. It’s like Indiana players suddenly don’t like been around themselves. Is it possibile that this season is going to throw to the flames two supposedly great next players, and by that I mean Larry Sanders (ouch, incredible self-destruction going on) and Paul George?

    7. DRed

      My not very expert opinion on hibbert is that he’s either hurt or physically exhausted. He’s never been awesome on offense or the glass, but he should not be this bad.

    8. Cock Jowles Has Predicted the Last Three Knicks Seasons

      It’s not disappointing because we knew they were going to be terrible. When they got Bargnani, I knew the season was over.

    9. hoolahoop

      What makes this season even more disappointing is that Miami and Indiana look very vulnerable.
      Waiting for two words:
      WOODSON FIRED

    10. lavor postell

      Btw that Hibbert contract is terrible if this is the kind of production they’re going to get for the next 2 seasons from him.

      Last 3 years: TS% 51.0, eFG% 46.3, TRB% 15.0, DRtg 98, WS/48 .131

      If not for his out of body playoff run last year he’d be getting ripped for how pathetic he’s been. Great defensive player obviously, but he’s been such a whiny diva this season and I think if they lose Stephenson next year that is going to add a lot of pressure on Hibbert to perform.

    11. ptmilo

      Hibbert has been awful. But it’s a good thing we have SportVU. Traditional boxscores are simply not advanced enough to prove that George Hill still exists. Over his the last two games he is 1-3 for 3 points and zero rebounds. That is downright Rust Cohleian. George Hill is a flat circle.

    12. lavor postell

      Hibbert has been awful. But it’s a good thing we have SportVU. Traditional boxscores are simply not advanced enough to prove that George Hill still exists. Over his the last two games he is 1-3 for 3 points and zero rebounds. That is downright Rust Cohleian. George Hill is a flat circle.

      So true.

      Pacers are fucked when Lance walks.

      I get really annoyed when others find a way of saying what I wanted too using 98% less words

    13. lavor postell

      Lakers, Philly, Sacramento and Dallas could all be potential spots. I think the reason the Pacers traded for Turner is the hope they can develop him like they did Lance because they feel they aren’t going to be able to pay him what he may command on the open market, or aren’t comfortable tying up their immediate financial future completely to this core.

    14. DRed

      Players like Lance never hit free agency. Yes, he’s a tremendous asshole, but he’s really good at basketball and he really young. He’s going to get paid in full.

    15. Kahnzy

      Maybe it’s my bias (really can’t stand that guy), but I don’t see paying him big money to be a good decision. I just can’t see him living up to a big money contract. Kinda like Hibbert.

    16. The Infamous Cdiggy

      One of the things P-Jax mentioned in his intro press conference was how you run on a fast break, pointing out the fact the Knicks don’t fast break well… Can’t wait to see this fixed next season.

    17. mokers

      It all depends on how much Herb Simon wants to pay in luxury tax. I would think that he’ll easily get a Tyreke Evans contract and could probably get something close to Iguodala. He would bring a pretty good haul in a sign and trade though.

    18. maxwell_3g

      it would be nice to see less tyson and more cole and tyler. also, less injured felton and maybe some toure?

    19. maxwell_3g

      this sounds crazy, but this is how i feel. calling country cole a serviceable backup is NOT doing him justice

    20. Brian Cronin

      It all depends on how much Herb Simon wants to pay in luxury tax. I would think that he’ll easily get a Tyreke Evans contract and could probably get something close to Iguodala. He would bring a pretty good haul in a sign and trade though.

      I agree that he could get those deals, but if he gets those deals then he stays a Pacer. They’re budgeted for that kind of contract already. If someone is prepared to go much higher, then I could see him leaving, but is anyone talking, like, Batum money for him?

    21. lavor postell

      Pretty amazing we’ve had a really fucking solid backup center on the bench for the entire season and even though he produced in whatever time was given to him he wasted away on the bench. Wonder what our record would be if Aldrich took all of Bargs’ minutes.

    22. lavor postell

      What’s annoying about this is that neither the most recent Wizards loss or the Heat loss were “bad” losses. Melo played like shit and we had a chance to win both games. Shit happens. The problem is we had so many inexcusable losses that by the time they started to get their shit together against the Wolves at 21-40, we had zero margin for error the rest of the way. Of course even in the most desperate portion of our season we found a way to make Jarrett Jack look like Jordan dropping a double nickel and gave up 51 points in a quarter to the shittiest Lakers team in franchise history. Just so damn Knicks.

    23. Owen

      “Pretty amazing we’ve had a really fucking solid backup center on the bench for the entire season and even though he produced in whatever time was given to him he wasted away on the bench. Wonder what our record would be if Aldrich took all of Bargs’ minutes.”

      Speaking of Aldrich, I wonder how Wolves fans feel about Gorgui Dieng’s recent run, including his 18 and 13 tonight. Of course, Corey Brewer had 51 the other day. It’s a crazy time of year….

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