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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.11.07)

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale’s problem closing out games travels with him from Memphis to the Knicks
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:30:00 AM)

    It’s rare that a coach gets four opportunities to draw up a game-winning play, but that was David Fizdale’s reality in Monday’s slopfest double OT loss to the Bulls.

    And the Knicks missed all of them.

    Twice out of timeouts the ball ended up in the hands of Allonzo Trier for a failed isolation play….

  • [FOXsports] Young guns clash as Knicks visit Hawks
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:32:31 AM)

    Two of the youngest teams in the NBA meet Wednesday when the Atlanta Hawks host the New York Knicks in their second meeting of the season.

  • [TheRinger] Young guns clash as Knicks visit Hawks
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:32:31 AM)

    Two of the youngest teams in the NBA meet Wednesday when the Atlanta Hawks host the New York Knicks in their second meeting of the season.

  • [NYTimes] Tyson Chandler Signs With the Los Angeles Lakers
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:40:07 PM)

    Chandler, a 36-year-old center, should give LeBron James and the Lakers some help with their poor interior defense and rebounding.

  • [NYTimes] These College Basketball Players Will Be Fun to Watch (for One Year Only)
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:19:53 PM)

    Duke has the top 3, followed by Bol Bol at Oregon. Here are 10 rising stars you’ll be watching play one season of college basketball.

  • [NYTimes] From Luxembourg to Mexico to the Warriors: Alfonzo McKinnie’s Wild Ride
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:29:23 PM)

    A key player on the champions once got 40 percent off wings as a perk.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Kevin Knox is ready to go full-out again
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:47:26 PM)

    ATLANTA — Knicks rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox hopes to let it rip against the Hawks on Wednesday after being buoyed by Monday’s rousing Garden ovation when he made his long-anticipated return from a left ankle sprain. Knox, 19, played just five first-half minutes in the double-overtime loss to the Bulls — his highlight play…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks may have walked into the next John Starks
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:12:11 PM)

    ATLANTA — The comparisons started during the season opener, when undrafted shooting guard Allonzo Trier threw down a vicious slam on Atlanta’s Taurean Green after sweeping past Hawks rookie Trae Young. Trier gyrated to the crowd and the Garden erupted. MSG Network’s Walt Frazier said the dunk reminded him of another undrafted shooting guard with…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter wants no part of David Fizdale’s consolation prize
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 9:51:40 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter doesn’t want an award. He wants the playoffs. Kanter’s postseason sentiment contradicts coach David Fizdale’s remark last week. Fizdale said the league’s youngest team isn’t “chasing victories” when he boldly moved to start 20-year-old project Mitchell Robinson, who had barely picked up a basketball until he was in 10th grade, over…

  • 31 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.11.07)

    1. Bruno Almeida

      After watching Williamson’s highlights for the yesterday game I’m full on damage control, don’t get too excited you’re still a knicks fan and we can’t have nice things mode.

      I could watch him rebound and start the transition for days.

    2. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      He’s so fucking fast. Dude is going to draw a ton of fouls.

      The only path to beating Duke this year is hoping Zion commits dumb fouls and rides the pine early.

    3. Hubert

      Oh, and dook can go to hell!

      Sorry, abk, but this is basically a Duke blog now. Farfa might as well start doing recaps.

    4. Bruno Almeida

      I can’t stand Duke but I mean, it’s a glorified next level AAU team right now, so I don’t care much.

      Mikal Bridges is also quietly putting up some really good numbers in Phoenix.

    5. Hubert

      IMHO, Zion’s presence single handedly overcomes all of Duke’s inherent distaste and makes them America’s team this year.

    6. Hubert

      Mikal Bridges is also quietly putting up some really good numbers in Phoenix.

      Dude is destined to be solid. But hey, we’ve got upside. So there’s that.

    7. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

      I will forgive any one of the dookies for being dookies if and only if they become a Knick. I agree with abk that there’s no head and shoulders #1 in this draft like there was with Doncic (who is currently posting a 58 TS% and 38% from 3 on 7 attempts per game when about 3 of those per game are stepback–kid is gonna be mind blowing when he cuts down his turnovers and gets an NBA body). I think Barrett and Zion are 1a 1b at the moment with Reddish and Nas trailing close behind. They all look amazing, and it’s a good year to be a horrible team.

      In other news I’ll be at the Atlanta game tonight in the 8th row behind the Knicks bench (free tickets from my gf’s dad who works for TNT sports), be on the lookout for me (26 year old white guy in Knicks gear).

      I’ll yell to Frank to drive and take the open 3 at every timeout.

    8. kevin5318

      Zion didn’t seem that interested in playing defense outside of a few blocked shot attempts. He might be so dominant that it doesn’t even matter(especially if his jumper is falling).

      Barett and Reddish seemed more like two way players but I’d be estatic with all 3.

    9. thenoblefacehumper

      The #1 overall debate sure seems like it’ll be a barn burner. For the moment I’ll take the guy built like a truck but who can move like a race car.

    10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      my gf’s dad who works for TNT sports

      And here I thought I was smart for picking a woman who’s a god-tier baker.

      For the moment I’ll take the guy built like a truck but who can move like a race car

      Tesla Model X (I’ve driven a Model S a few times and that thing moves faaaaaaast)

    11. DRed

      Zion’s block to him leading the fast break and making a nice transition pass to get one of the other Dukies a dunk might have been his most impressive all-around play. It’s a shame we probably won’t suck enough to be able to draft him.

    12. rama, king of superfluous poppycock

      I’ll yell to Frank to drive and take the open 3 at every timeout.

      If you need someone to shout it with you let me know!

    13. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      It’s a shame we probably won’t suck enough to be able to draft him.

      Despite the weird SRS stuff going on around the league, the Knicks are currently ranked 29th out of 30 in ELO. I am feeling real good about a top-4 pick.

    14. Z-man

      I love Zion but he’s not perfect. I wonder about his perimeter defense and his overall offensive impact. I know he compiles highlight-reel blocks but I need to see more before putting him in Barkley’s stratosphere. Right now, he reminds me more of LJ with his funky-looking shot mechanics and flair for the spectacular at the college level that might not translate quite as well in today’s NBA game. Don’t get me wrong, I’d surely consider him at #1 and would take him for sure at #3, but would like to see more.

      One positive I noticed is that he throws nice bounce-passes on the break.

    15. kevin5318

      How much did Barkley weigh when he came into the league?

      I worry about Zions knees since he’s jumping 40 inches on every play.

    16. Stratomatic "Is Dotson our best two-way player with Porzingis out?"

      Mikal Bridges is also quietly putting up some really good numbers in Phoenix.

      He’s more or less what we expected. He’s hitting 3s, keeping his TS% high on moderate usage, getting steals, but not doing much on the boards or elsewhere.

      I still think the same things I thought before we “didn’t” drafted him.

      He was my preference, but he’s a bit older and will probably never be a higher volume scorer or really good rebounder. He’s a better variation of Dotson at SG/SF. Bridges 3P shot/shot selection/defense are probably a bit better and he’s younger, but Dotson rebounds better and may be a bit better of the dribble at this stage.

      Drafting Knox is a major test for management.

      They went for the scorer with greater upside and a better fit on the team given its needs. They’ll either hit a home run or we’ll wind up yelling at the TV for the next 10 years when he’s creating and taking bad shots that keep his efficiency down.

    17. Jack Bauer

      Zion, Barrett, and Redush certainly played as advertised, these guys are all really good. That bounce pass on the break by Williamson was a thing of beauty especially coming from a guy his size- he can move that 285 pounds. Agree with the statement above – it’s a shame the Knicks won’t suck enough to draft him.

      Full disclosure I hate Duke and their smugness, but they just crushed Kentucky last night and look to be the clear favorite to go all the way. I follow San Diego State who has the misfortune of playing Duke in the Maui classic in about ten days. The Aztecs aren’t that good this year, even by their standards, and are nowhere even close to Kentucky in talent or ability. That game will be over in about ten minutes. Lots of skinny guys trying to guard Zion, it will get ugly in a hurry.

      Barrett looked very smooth going to the hoop, love the left handed finishes at the rim, Redish looks like he can shoot. It’s early but these three might just be the first 3 picks in the draft next year, that would be unusual.

    18. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

      @12

      I didn’t even know what he did until after we started dating. Talk about found money–the guy has Shaq and Charles on speed dial!

      Little tidbit I learned from him is that the league is probably going to do away with conferences for the purposes of playoff seeding in the next few years (i.e. just a top 16 format, thank god.)

    19. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Little tidbit I learned from him is that the league is probably going to do away with conferences for the purposes of playoff seeding in the next few years (i.e. just a top 16 format, thank god.)

      You are an asset to the board. That is great news.

    20. vincoug

      Little tidbit I learned from him is that the league is probably going to do away with conferences for the purposes of playoff seeding in the next few years (i.e. just a top 16 format, thank god.)

      God I hope you’re not trolling us. I would love to have the playoffs just be the top 16.

    21. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      How about this:

      Top 12 teams automatically make playoffs. Next 8 play four elimination games. Top 3 seeds, in order, get to pick their opponents during a televised selection event. Remaining two teams automatically face off.

      Imagine the juicy motherfucking television that would be both the selection event AND the play-in games.

    22. Silky Johnson, Fleet Admiral of the Tank Armada

      @23

      I believe he also mentioned something about the league entertaining elimination games for the 15 and 16 seeds, but I could be misremembering. I’ll ask the next time I see him.

      It would be terrific.

    23. Donnie Walsh

      Top 3 seeds, in order, get to pick their opponents during a televised selection event. Remaining two teams automatically face off.

      Imagine the juicy motherfucking television that would be

      Sigh. Why does everything need to be turned into an offshoot of The Apprentice? (Isn’t that how we ended up where we are today as a culture?)

    24. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Sigh. Why does everything need to be turned into an offshoot of The Apprentice? (Isn’t that how we ended up where we are today as a culture?)

      Is basketball not broadcast for entertainment purposes? Why bother televising the games? We can just watch the box scores in live update if what matters is the outcome of the competition.

      Yes, I think it would be stupid if you turn it into the Draft Lottery, with the fake cliffhangers and dramatic music (just like we see on cable news networks), but the point of sports is to get a rise out of us emotionally.

      The Apprentice dramatizes corporate competition, which should, to my mind, be a boring, dispassionate affair. This would dramatize a game whose very allure is the drama itself.

    25. Mike Honcho

      Now that the Knickerblogger has a man on the inside, we’re just a few more steps away from installing DRed as GM and throwing millions of Dolan dollars at Silverman and Cavan to come back.

      Seriously though, kudos to Farfa for doing wrapups. They add a lot to the site and go a long way to helping us not forget the humor part of the blog’s tagline.

    26. d-mar

      Craig Carton was found guilty, could face up to 45 years in prison.

      I always found him to be an obnoxious, pompous douche, but man, that is brutal.

    27. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      I always found him to be an obnoxious, pompous douche, but man, that is brutal.

      His crimes are so willfully evil that the punishment sounds fine to me. It’s not like they were using underhanded business tactics to earn more than was fair. From what I’ve read, he was committing wholesale fraud to pay off gambling debt. That’s the kind of person who belongs in an orange jumpsuit.

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