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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.01)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Delle Donne Lifts Sky in Return (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:53:10 GMT)
    Elena Delle Donne, who had been dealing with a recurrence of Lyme disease, played for the first time since June 25 and scored 10 points to help the host Chicago Sky beat the Liberty, 87-74.

  • [New York Times] Moore, Lynx End Mercury’s 16-Game Win Streak (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:39:12 GMT)
    With the WNBA playoffs about three weeks away, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury gave a peek at what the postseason could bring.

  • [New York Times] Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:35:40 GMT)
    Judge Michael Levanas ruled that Sterling could not stop the sale of the team that his wife, Rochelle, brokered for a record $2 billion against his wishes.

  • 17 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.08.01)

    1. danvt

      In hindsight, the Yankees should have traded Robinson Cano last year. I guess they really thought they would sign him. Look at the way teams are leveraging themselves. This organization is just so unused to being sellers but they should consider it in years like this and last. I love that they still feel bullish (that’s my Yanks!) and don’t ever wave the white flag but some blue chippers for some guys with no future in the organization would be prudent.

      Yes, I know this isn’t a baseball blog but I like it here and this does have a bit of relevance on a slow (as molasses) NBA news day.

    2. JD & the 21-Foot Turnaround Fadeaway Carmelo Shot

      The short answer, lavor postell, is that Plumlee is a better basketball player than Cousins.

      Cousins took the same rate (22% of total FGA) of 16-23 ft. shots last year as Carmelo did in 2013. There’s no excuse for that from your 6’11″ C.

      Cousins would have been a great fit on the 2004 team. Another overrated scorer who’s a good, but certainly not great player.

    3. lavor postell

      The short answer, lavor postell, is that Plumlee is a better basketball player than Cousins.

      Cousins took the same rate (22% of total FGA) of 16-23 ft. shots last year as Carmelo did in 2013. There’s no excuse for that from your 6’11? C.

      Cousins would have been a great fit on the 2004 team. Another overrated scorer who’s a good, but certainly not great player.

      Cousins has improved his shot selection greatly from his first 3 years in the league shooting a far greater percentage of his shots at the rim or from 3-10 feet than he has previously.

      I’m going to laugh my ass off watching Plumlee aimlessly run high PNR against experienced international teams playing true zone defense.

    4. yellowboy90

      Wow, My prayers are out to Paul George. I hate to see him go down like that. I hope the new Anti-gravity device they have now will quicken his recovery.

    5. KJG

      That was just awful… I had just put it on. I was wondering why they were playing with as much gusto as they were

    6. yellowboy90

      I know this is rare but they have to see if they can do something about the stanchion and press being on the baseline.

    7. JD & the 21-Foot Turnaround Fadeaway Carmelo Shot

      That is horrible. My stomach turned.

      On the other hand, his offensive efficiency has been lacking, so, compared to a replacement-level player…

    8. Z-man

      Wow, what a disasterous injury! I like PG and wish him a full recovery.

      What a turn of events for the Pacers. If they make the playoffs, Vogel should be coach of the year.

    9. nicos

      Just awful- really hope he can make a full recovery. Is this the first career-threatening injury for a USA Basketball player? You have to wonder if guys aren’t going to think twice about playing- especially in the World Championships. I don’t think they’ll have any real trouble getting guys to play in the Olympics but do you really want to risk a serious injury for something that no one here in the US pays much attention to?

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