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Knicks Morning News (Friday, Dec 23 2011)

  • [New York Daily News] Spending Christmas with Knicks costs up to 5G (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:59:05 GMT)
    For anyone looking to wow their kids or impress a significant other, a courtside seat to the Knicks game on Christmas might be quite the gift. It would also cost $5,036.

  • [New York Post] With Chandler and Davis on board, NBA title is the goal (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:02:29 -0500)
    Earlier this month, Knicks owner James Dolan was told the harsh reality by his front-office team. The whopping salary-cap space in 2012 for Chris Paul may be foolALL¹s gold.
    David Stern’s Hornets had told the Knicks unequivocably they didn’t have trade pawns to snare Paul now. CP3…

  • [New York Post] Five big dates to watch (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:33:38 -0500)
    Jan. 21

    Denver visits Garden as Melo faces old team for first time.
    Jan. 27

    Knicks head to Miami for first Dream-Team tango
    Feb. 10th

    Kobe Bryant¹s lone visit to Garden. Nuff said.
    March 4th

    Tyson Chandler¹s first visit after bringing Big D an NBA title.
    April 25th…

  • [New York Post] 2011-12 New York KNICKS preview (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:33:25 -0500)
    Tyson Chandler: C, 7-1, 240

    The champion defensive center is perfect fit for so many reasons, not least of which is his befuddling of Miami in Finals.
    Carmelo Anthony: SF, 6-8, 230

    Offense is his in new point-forward role. Capable of an MVP-type season with elbow pain-free. Amar¹e Stoudemire…

  • [New York Post] 5 questions for…Marv Albert (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:12:04 -0500)
    Tnt play-by-play man Marv Albert previews the NBA season with The Post’s Justin Terranova. For the first time since 1967, Albert won’t be working for one of the local teams, but he will be in the Garden when the Knicks play the Celtics to open the season on…

  • [New York Post] Amar’e: League throne out of Heat’s reach (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:00:47 -0500)
    Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said though the Heat are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, they aren’t the kings of the NBA.”The Miami Heat are the guys. … They’re the Eastern Conference champions,â? Stoudemire said. “I think Dallas is really on the throne and Miami…

  • [New York Times] In Los Angeles, the Clippers Have a Chance to Dent the Lakers’ Local Dynasty (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:34:27 GMT)
    With the delayed N.B.A. season about to begin, the battle for Los Angeles has begun to tip the Clippers’ way after the addition of Chris Paul.

  • [New York Times] Nets’ Brook Lopez to Have Foot Surgery (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:34:21 GMT)
    The injury to Brook Lopez, the Nets’ starting center and leading scorer last season, could affect their pursuit of Dwight Howard.

  • [New York Times] Heat’s Owner Voted No on Labor Deal (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:45:50 GMT)
    The Heat owner Micky Arison has revealed that he cast a ballot against passing the N.B.A.’s new collective bargaining agreement.

  • [New York Times] Nuggets Top Suns 110-85 (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:19:52 GMT)
    Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 23 points and the Denver Nuggets opened the fourth quarter with a 16-3 run en route to a 110-85 win over the Phoenix Suns in an exhibition game Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Close Preseason With 92-75 Win Over Bobcats (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:49:41 GMT)
    Josh Smith had 21 points and six rebounds and Joe Johnson added 12 points, three rebounds and five assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 92-75 victory over Charlotte Bobcats in a preseason game Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Brook Lopez to Have Surgery for Broken Right Foot (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 03:13:09 GMT)
    The New Jersey Nets will be without center and leading scorer Brook Lopez for a couple of months because of a broken right foot.

  • 18 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Friday, Dec 23 2011)

    1. alsep73

      Reading that Post story makes me wonder exactly how big a contract we could have given CP3 if we’d traded or renounced everyone other than Amar’e and Melo. I know it wouldn’t have been the max, but how far off would we have been?

      Ultimately, I think we’re better off this way. Even if Paul had come for less than the max, we’d have a roster with Amar’e, Melo, CP3 and a bunch of guy playing for the minimum. This seems like much more of a complete team, even if our point guard position is shaky. And if none of TDDWTDD, Baron or Shump Shump turn out to be the answer at that spot, we have options for next year (Nash, Felton, Sessions, etc.). And in the meantime, we have a roster right now where we’re not going to constantly wait for another big trade to shake things up. So much uncertainty the last few years. As Norman Dale said, this is our team. I’m glad to have them.

    2. POINT 3 Basketball

      The Knicks certainly have a quality roster. There are weaknesses, but too much talent not to compete. If they won’t win at least one playoff series, they should be considered a disappointment.

    3. tastycakes

      Love this feature! There’s nothing worse than trolling the nypost.com website looking for Knicks stories, and you guys save me the time :)

    4. Brian Cronin (@Brian_Cronin)

      Reading that Post story makes me wonder exactly how big a contract we could have given CP3 if we’d traded or renounced everyone other than Amar’e and Melo. I know it wouldn’t have been the max, but how far off would we have been?

      It would have been off roughly $4 million a year (an average of roughly $14 million with raises versus an average of roughly $18 million with raises).

    5. ess-dog

      I still think we’re one good rotation guy away. Imagine a 10 man rotation of:

      Douglas
      Fields
      Melo
      Stat
      Chandler
      Bibby (eventually B.Davis)
      Shumpert
      *Kenyon Martin/Pietrus
      Walker
      The best of Jeffries/Novak/Harrellson/Balkman

    6. alsep73

      Would they sign Pietrus, Ess-Dog? Hahn has said the reason the Knicks have stayed away from free agent shooting guards (including Stevenson, who just signed with the Nets) is that they expect/want Shumpert to play and don’t want to take minutes away from him. I figure they’ll either use the room exception on a backup 4 like K-Mart, or not at all.

    7. Brian Cronin (@Brian_Cronin)

      I want no part of Pietrus. Another guy with bad knees, plus he has similar skills to Toney and Shumpert.

    8. massive

      I like Jared Jeffries as a person, but he just shouldn’t be a significant rotation player on any contender. I think Douglas, Shumpert and Balkman give us a really good 8 rotation players. Walker, Harrellson, and Jeffries make us 11 deep, and Bibby shouldn’t play much. I think we’re a good backup big away from being considered a favorite in the East, instead of our current darkhorse status.

    9. Shad0wF0x

      No offense to Pietrus but I think it’s crucial to give minutes to Shumpert and let him develop. If anything if we can get K-Mart as an extra big later on this season, I think he could be of some use.

    10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Mike K.,

      Can you explain how this receives no response from you

      “Only a self centered shallow asshole would find it entertaining. Just my opinion.”

      but I receive a written warning for defending myself?

    11. ess-dog

      Are there any good bigs who are worth the 2.5 mil that are still on the market?
      Jorts and Jeffrightened are competing for that 1st bench big job. They can both play the 4 and 5. Would love to see Jorts win it, but would really love a guy like Hayes as the first bench big.

    12. alsep73

      Hayes went back to Sacramento after getting medically cleared. Looking at the remaining free agents, there’s not much that’s impressive. Leon Powe?

    13. chrisk06811

      The only problem I have with Jeffries being on the floor is that the other team is free to double, and he can’t convert. I’d like to see him shoot MORE (I guess that means SOME) to keep defenses honest. You need guys who will take charges, play tough D, not care about shots, play multiple positions…..as long as you have offensive options, which we do. Especially when Davis comes back….you need guys who can rotate on D and help out.

      I don’t know Jared as a person, although if he has a posse, i’d like to be a part of it, perhaps in charge of tattoos??

      massive: I like Jared Jeffries as a person, but he just shouldn’t be a significant rotation player on any contender. I think Douglas, Shumpert and Balkman give us a really good 8 rotation players. Walker, Harrellson, and Jeffries make us 11 deep, and Bibby shouldn’t play much. I think we’re a good backup big away from being considered a favorite in the East, instead of our current darkhorse status.

    14. Mike Kurylo Post author

      The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      Mike K.,

      Can you explain how this receives no response from you

      “Only a self centered shallow asshole would find it entertaining. Just my opinion.”

      but I receive a written warning for defending myself?

      Sure.

      I have two children at home under 5. Half the day they come whining to me about who had which toy first, who hit who first, and how they’re not going to play with each other any more. It’s much easier to sort these things at the playground because all the kids will complain about one child. Right now, I’m getting multiple complaints about you.

      I’ll tell you the same thing I tell my kids: “I don’t care who started it. We don’t insult other people. If someone insults you, walk away. If you insult them back you wont be playing anymore.”

      I know you’ve been posting here for a few years, but so have the others that are complaining about you. But MOST IMPORTANTLY the rules are clear. No personal insults. I don’t really care if you are defending yourself. If someone insults you, don’t insult them back.

      That goes for everybody. Even though the holidays are close, I’m not in a joyous mood. I hate banning people, but I hate coming to my blog as a respite from the world of toddlers only to get juvenile behavior.

    15. Frank O.

      Mike Kurylo: Sure.

      I have two children at home under 5. Half the day they come whining to me about who had which toy first, who hit who first, and how they’re not going to play with each other any more. It’s much easier to sort these things at the playground because all the kids will complain about one child. Right now, I’m getting multiple complaints about you.

      I’ll tell you the same thing I tell my kids: “I don’t care who started it. We don’t insult other people. If someone insults you, walk away. If you insult them back you wont be playing anymore.”

      I know you’ve been posting here for a few years, but so have the others that are complaining about you. But MOST IMPORTANTLY the rules are clear. No personal insults. I don’t really care if you are defending yourself. If someone insults you, don’t insult them back.

      That goes for everybody. Even though the holidays are close, I’m not in a joyous mood. I hate banning people, but I hate coming to my blog as a respite from the world of toddlers only to get juvenile behavior.

      Hear! Hear!

    16. Frank O.

      At this point it feels like the Knicks would be picking some one up to pick some one up. They should stand pat, unless something truly worth it emerges. Not sure I’d even go for Kmart if it means taking minutes from guys we’d like developed. Casting about creates uncertainty on a team. Guys wonder if they will get a shot. That can crush confidence.

    17. jon abbey

      agreed, except that K-Mart specifically (or some other legit big body) would be extremely helpful and they should try to grab them whenever they show up.

      almost no one on this team (past the obvious stars) has earned the right to be guaranteed consistent minutes on a genuine contender as of yet.

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