Knicks Morning News (2014.11.22)

  • [New York Post] ‘Limited’ Andrea Bargnani unlikely to play vs. 76ers (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:05:44 -0500)

    When the record is 3-10, going 1-for-2 is not all that bad. So, the Knicks apparently will welcome Jose Calderon back into the active playing fold Saturday against the Sixers…

  • [New York Post] In one play, Duke phenom Okafor gives Knicks fans reason to hope (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:37:34 -0500)

    It was Brooklyn, not the Garden, and a college game, not an NBA battle, but the potential future for both the Knicks and their fans opened eyes with a phenomenal…

  • [New York Post] Porous Knicks can’t afford to overlook ‘pathetic’ 76ers (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:12:55 -0500)

    During the 76ers' home loss against Boston on Wednesday, a Celtics fan jumped to his feet. "Hey, Sixers. You [stink]!” the Boston fan yelled. A Philadelphia fan, sitting in front…

  • [New York Post] How Knicks’ Calderon will try to ‘turn this around’ (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:54:25 -0500)

    The initials may fit, but neither Jose Calderon nor the Knicks want anyone viewing the veteran point guard as the savior for the struggling team's season. Calderon, barring an overnight…

  • [New York Times] Blazers Rout Short-Handed Bulls 105-87 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:21:52 GMT)

    Damian Lillard had 21 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead and beat the Chicago Bulls 105-87 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Well-Rested Warriors Roll Past Jazz, 101-88 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:09:48 GMT)

    Andre Iguodala scored 17 points, Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors used a blistering start to beat the Utah Jazz 101-88 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers ‘in the Dark,’ Fall 91-78 to Wizards (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:24:49 GMT)

    LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

  • [New York Times] Red Star Belgrade Fan Is Killed Before Basketball Game in Istanbul (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:17:48 GMT)

    A 25-year-old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in fan violence before the team’s Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in Istanbul, the Serbian consul in the Turkish capital told Serbia’s state television, RTS.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Red Star Belgrade Fan Is Killed Before Basketball Game in Istanbul (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:08:25 GMT)

    A 25-year-old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in fan violence before the team’s Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in Istanbul, the Serbian consul in the Turkish capital told Serbia’s state television, RTS.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Edge the Thunder to Halt Skid (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:57:00 GMT)

    The reserve Jarrett Jack scored 23 points to lead the Nets.

  • [New York Times] Williams Scores 22 as Raptors Beat Bucks 124-83 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:42:49 GMT)

    With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • [New York Times] Afflalo, Faried Lead Nuggets Past Pelicans, 117-97 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:37:01 GMT)

    Kenneth Faried and Arron Afflalo scored 19 points each, Wilson Chandler had 18 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 117-97 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Parker’s 28 Helps Spurs Carve Up Wolves 121-92 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:30:53 GMT)

    The San Antonio Spurs have opened defense of their fifth NBA title in underwhelming fashion. A blowout of the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves did little to convince coach Gregg Popovich that the precision and beauty they played with last year was just around the corner.

  • [New York Times] Nets Hold On to Beat Thunder 94-92 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:21:52 GMT)

    Jarrett Jack scored 23 points off the bench to help the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-92 on Friday night and snap a five-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki, Mavericks Roll Over Lakers 140-106 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:15:49 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points in another efficient shooting effort, and the Dallas Mavericks used the NBA’s highest-scoring offense to roll to a 140-106 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 32 as Grizzlies Beat Celtics 117-100 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:51:57 GMT)

    Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics 117-100 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Teague Has 28, Hawks Hold Off Pistons, 99-89 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:18:51 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored a season-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 19-point lead to beat the Detroit Pistons 99-89 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Bucks, Young and Rebuilding, Look to Jabari Parker to Lead the Way Back (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:13:21 GMT)

    Parker, the second pick in June’s draft, landed in Milwaukee as both a celebrity and a savior, given the task of helping to revive a moribund franchise.

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ New D-League Team Mirrors the Parent Club, Right Down to the Losses (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:12:44 GMT)

    Westchester, which shares an ownership, a nickname and a practice center with the Knicks, is also learning the triangle offense in a partnership that should be beneficial for both clubs.

  • [New York Times] Magic Erase 23-Point Deficit, Beat Hornets 105-100 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:51:52 GMT)

    Evan Fournier scored 21 points, Tobias Harris had 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Orlando Magic erased a 23-point second-half deficit to hand the Charlotte Hornets their fourth straight loss 105-100 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Suns Dominate in Romp Past Winless 76ers, 122-96 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:34:11 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and Markieff Morris had 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Jose Calderon hopes to debut for Knicks vs. Sixers (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:03:22 GMT)

    Derek Fisher didn’t mince words when asked about Saturday night’s game against the Sixers, specifically regarding whether his 3-10 Knicks mi

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    28 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.11.22)”

    1. Tyson Chandler is having a solid season for a rejuvenated Mavs team. They’re 10-3. He’s averaging ten points, ten rebounds, and shooting 70% from the field. (“Sam I Am a Dalembert” is shooting 40%). So, somewhere in all the glee surrounding getting Felton out of town we forgot that we lost our best defensive (and maybe all around) player. I guarantee TC has Nov 26 circled on the calendar.

      Also, maybe we’re seeing that players should spend a bit of time on the bench as an assistant before assuming the HC duties on a historic franchise. Yes, I know some folks have done it but that doesn’t make it a good idea every time. Pat Ewing deserves a shot in my estimation.

      On Shumpert. It’s a catch 22. If he plays well we lose him as a FA and his future play will torture us a la Trevor Ariza. Should we root for him to stink?

      Right now, just about the only thing I’d like to see would be for them to start moving players and YES that means Melo. Now that he’s got his max $ I’m positive he’d wave the no trade clause for the right situation (who else here would doubt it?) Then I might have some hope that we’ll start on an upward trajectory.

      In the meantime, hoping for Calderon and Bargs to come back and give us a shot in the arm is pure fantasy.

    2. Reason to smile — check out the video of Thanasis’s “block party” from last night’s game on YouTube…

    3. Think the Knicks will be a little tight tonight if they’re losing in the 4th quarter and the boos start raining down?

    4. The 76ers are a better defensive team than the Knicks. Real talk.

      As long as we can keep Tony Wroten under 35 in this game we should probably be okay though.

    5. Didn’t the Knicks trade for a point guard named Calderon ? I think I saw his picture on a milk carton recently with the caption “have you seen me”?

    6. This sixers team is fucking atrocious

      In 5 years they’re either going to be a shining example of how effective tanking can be or cautionary tale about how even when you stack the balls in your favor, nothing is certain.

      Where do you think the 76’ers will be in 5 years? ECF? Early playoff out? Still a lottery team?

    7. Either I’m hallucinating or the sixers just triple teamed Cole

      Clearly they respect The Train.

      Also, that upcoming Texas Trip (minus San An) is going to be brutal. Combined, I put the over/under for points scored for Dallas and Houston at 300.

    8. Sometimes I dream
      That he is me
      You’ve got to see that’s how I dream to be
      I dream I move, I dream I groove
      Like Cole
      If I could Be Like Cole

    9. The State of Texas has some of the best teams in the league, but they also have some of the worst local broadcasters. Good God they are embarrassingly bad.

    10. Brow the best basketball player in the world. I’d trade the entire non-Pablo roster and all the draft picks for him.


    11. If you’re about to embarrass yourself by arguing that Carmelo is better than Antony Davis because he scored 3 more points against Utah you should take a step back and look at what they’ve done this season overall

    12. Anthony Davis is definitely the best player in the world, but that’s probably more to do with KD’s injury and LeBron’s regression. I wish he didn’t play for a sucker organization that spends more than $30 million this year on Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holiday. He needs to be super ballsy and sign a QO just to leave New Orleans behind after 5 years.

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