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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 11 2012)

  • [New York Post] Chandler expected back as Knicks try to end losing streak (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 05:04:20 -0500)
    With Tyson Chandler likely returning for this afternoon’s tip-off against the 76ers, coach Mike D’Antoni was asked about the danger of the Knicks thinking that with their valuable center back, the team’s problems are solved.
    “No, we can’t do that,â? D’Antoni said. “We’re where…

  • [New York Post] D’Antoni: J.R. â??frustrated a little bit’ (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 02:51:36 -0500)
    Mike D’Antoni said yesterday he was unaware J.R. Smith was not participating in the huddles during Friday’s loss to the Bucks. “I didn’t know that. It’s news to me right now,â? the Knicks’ coach said when asked about it after practice.”I think he’s…

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: It’s all unravel-Lin’ (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 08:29:15 GMT)
    When we said that Jeremy Lin had saved Mike D’Antoni’s job and saved the Knicks’ season, we really should have added this: For now.He had saved D’Antoni’s job and saved the Knicks’ season for the time being, coming from the end of the bench and from obscurity the way he did.

  • [New York Daily News] Tyson gives Knicks’ defense some much-needed punch (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 08:11:33 GMT)
    Help arrives for the Knicks on Sunday in the form of Tyson Chandler, who is as obsessed with defense as some of his teammates are about shots and minutes.

  • [New York Daily News] NBA slams Knicks’ JR for semi-nude tweet (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 01:13:07 GMT)
    Knicks guard JR Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday “for posting inappropriate pictures on his Twitter account,” according to the league. Smith, the explosive yet controversial guard, said late Friday night that he regrets posting a photo of a semi-nude woman.

  • [New York Times] Chandler Expected to Return for Knicks (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:10:19 GMT)
    The Knicks allowed an average of 111.8 points during a four-game losing streak, in contrast to 89.7 points during a seven-game winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Sixers Are the Latest Play for Private Equity Turnaround Artists (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:09:11 GMT)
    The Philadelphia 76ers’ new owners, a group of private equity titans, is committed to turning around the N.B.A. franchise on the court and at the gate.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Wade’s Shot in Final Second of Overtime Sends Heat Past Pacers (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:09:07 GMT)
    Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a 93-91 win over Indiana, extending the Heat’s home-court winning streak to 12 games.

  • [New York Times] Lee, Robinson Lead Warriors to 111-87 Victory. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:17:28 GMT)
    David Lee scored 25 points, Nate Robinson added 21 and the Golden State Warriors beat the road-weary Dallas Mavericks 111-87 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Dudley Leads Suns to 98-91 Win Over Grizzlies (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 04:47:36 GMT)
    Jared Dudley scored 19 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Saturday night for their fifth straight home win.

  • [New York Times] Smith Fined $25,000 for ‘Inappropriate’ Tweet (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 04:03:16 GMT)
    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for posting “inappropriate pictures” on his Twitter account, the league announced on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Rubio-Less Wolves, 95-89 (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:50:26 GMT)
    Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who played their first game Saturday night since losing star point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to a knee injury.

  • [New York Times] Wade Beats Buzzer, Heat Top Pacers 93-91 in OT (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:47:35 GMT)
    Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a 93-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, extending the Heat home-court winning streak to 12 games.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 33 as Thunder Rout Bobcats 122-95 (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:56:12 GMT)
    James Harden scored 22 of his career-high 33 points in the first half, Kevin Durant had 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 122-95 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Rose, Boozer, Korver Lead Bulls Past Jazz, 111-97 (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:38:16 GMT)
    Derrick Rose had 24 points and 13 assists, Carlos Boozer scored 27 and the Chicago Bulls pounded the Utah Jazz 111-97 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Stuckey, Knight Lead Pistons Past Raptors, 105-86 (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:26:12 GMT)
    Rodney Stuckey had 20 points and eight assists and Brandon Knight scored 19 first-half points as the Detroit Pistons routed the Toronto Raptors 105-86 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Scores 30, Blazers End Road Losing Streak (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 02:51:35 GMT)
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-99 win against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves’ Rubio Out for Season With Torn ACL (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 04:56:09 GMT)
    Ricky Rubio’s sensational rookie season has come to a devastatingly abrupt end.

  • [New York Times] Despite Deron Williams’s Efforts, Dr. J’s Record Still Stands (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 06:20:19 GMT)
    Most news agencies credited Deron Williams with setting the Nets’ N.B.A. single-game scoring record, but the franchise mark still belongs to Julius Erving.

  • 27 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Mar 11 2012)

    1. ruruland

      You know, reading that ridiculous story on JR, it’s amazing to me that any Knicks team has had any sustained success in this market.

    2. Cousyfan

      Being new in this blog, can someone please instruct me as to:
      1) What is represented by “+/-“?
      2) What is “PER”?
      3) Where can I find the numbers shown during the begining of Linsanity comparing JLin’s starting stats to some very famous players?
      Thanks.
      I am a twin of Cousy; he was born just two months before me!

    3. daJudge

      I read this in the Times re: Shump: “He didn’t seem to have the vitality or the vibe that was really good,” D’Antoni said, although he backtracked from that after talking to Shumpert, a rookie guard, on Saturday……

      I’m not in the locker room, but given the effort that Shump normally exhibits, I find his benching even more disturbing. I don’t get it at all. What about the awful vibe and vitality of Stat’s D and Melo’s to a lesser extent? Is Shump heading into the doghouse? What the heck is going on here?

    4. Lightning

      1) +/- is how many points more/less than the opposing team a player’s team scores while he’s on the floor. For example: Amare plays 8 minutes and when he goes to the bench his team is down by 7. He has a + 7 for the game. He comes back to the same game, the team is up by 12, he leaves, they’re up by 6. Now, for the game his +/- is +1

      2) PER is Player Efficiency Rating John Hollinger, the creator of the statistics says “The PER sums up all a player’s positive accomplishments, subtracts the negative accomplishments, and returns a per-minute rating of a player’s performance.”

      3) You can do that at NBA.com, on the players tab click Jeremy Lin, then select ‘season splits’ on the bar above his season/career stats. Or you could go to http://www.basketball-reference.com/ , type Jeremy Lin in the search bar, and from there you should get a broader view of Lin’s stats.

    5. Lightning

      Lightning:
      1) +/- is how many points more/less than the opposing team a player’s team scores while he’s on the floor. For example: Amare plays 8 minutes and when he goes to the bench his team is down by 7. He has a + 7 for the game. He comes back to the same game, the team is up by 12, he leaves, they’re up by 6. Now, for the game his +/- is +1

      2) PER is Player Efficiency Rating John Hollinger, the creator of the statistics says “The PER sums up all a player’s positive accomplishments, subtracts the negative accomplishments, and returns a per-minute rating of a player’s performance.”

      3) You can do that at NBA.com, on the players tab click Jeremy Lin, then select ‘season splits’ on the bar above his season/career stats. Or you could go to http://www.basketball-reference.com/ , type Jeremy Lin in the search bar, and from there you should get a broader view of Lin’s stats.

      *That should read Amare plays 8 minutes and when he goes to the bench his team is UP by 7.

    6. hoolahoop

      Two weeks ago, so much optimism. Now, look.
      This is the type of game the knicks win to keep us suckers full of hope.

    7. jon abbey

      daJudge:
      I read this in the Times re: Shump: “He didn’t seem to have the vitality or the vibe that was really good,” D’Antoni said, although he backtracked from that after talking to Shumpert, a rookie guard, on Saturday……

      I’m not in the locker room, but given the effort that Shump normally exhibits, I find his benching even more disturbing.I don’t get it at all.What about the awful vibe and vitality of Stat’s Dand Melo’s to a lesser extent?Is Shump heading into the doghouse?What the heck is going on here?

      I’m hoping he hasn’t fallen into the partying orbit of JR Smith, but I was worried about that from the start.

      a noon start which is essentially an 11 AM start also always makes me nervous, much too early in the day for guys to be fully awake and alert.

    8. hoolahoop

      Now, Dantoni is saying that he’ll be playing Lin and BD more together, Lin at the SG. The SG is the one position the knicks are already overloaded. Although not playing well lately JR adds a huge dimension to the offense. I think he should be given minutes to get back on track. Shump makes an impact on both sides of the ball and Fields does a lot without the ball. Cutting their minutes to play BD and Lin together is probably a mistake if it steals minutes from the other three SG’s.

    9. daJudge

      Jon, if Shump emerged from a crack house today at 11:45 am, he would play far better D than most of the team.

    10. Z-man

      D’Antoni must be feelng the heat right now and is out of his 8-9 player rotation comfort zone. Shump is an easy target as a rookie at a stocked position.

      I am souring on D’Antoni for ultimately being responsible for the team’s flawed defensive philosophy (switching, etc.) and for not slamming Amare for his piss-poor help D. I think he’s afraid that alienating Amare will lose him his only real ally of substance on the court.

      If things don’t turn around quickly, he will not last the season, mark my words.

    11. jon abbey

      daJudge:
      Jon, if Shump emerged from a crack house today at 11:45 am, he would play far better D than most of the team.

      hehe, probably true.

      to me it seems like D’Antoni is trying to get the offense going at the expense of the defense, maybe Chandler can bail him out today although I highly doubt he’s close to a hundred percent still.

    12. JLam

      JR left some of his enthusiasm in his hotel room at Milwaukee.
      Could have used some of that energy against the Bucks on the court.

      So there is something in the contract that fines 25K for inappropriate tweeting?
      Maybe we can fine Melo 25K for not hustling back to defend.
      Or fine Stats every time someone blows by him in the paint.

      Dolan overpaid these two guys.
      For a cool 20+million/year I expect effort on every play.
      Tyler seems to the only player that’s not resting on his laurels and playing his worth.

    13. njasdjdh

      Re-reading yesterday’s thread and all I can think is…wow, I can’t believe ruruland’s strategy of cherry-picking the best stretches of Melo’s career to highlight what he could, possibly, some day do again maybe is really working to pull the blinders over some people’s eyes. But hey, I suppose persistence really is key.

    14. d-mar

      Well, if there’s such a thing as a must win, this would be it. In fact, we really have to win all, or at least most of, the games from now on where we’re favored.

      On another note, as much as I like JJ’s effort and everything, doesn’t it seem like he’s injured every other week?

    15. jon abbey

      d-mar:

      On another note, as much as I like JJ’s effort and everything, doesn’t it seem like he’s injured every other week?

      yep, it’s almost as if taking repeated charges in the NBA isn’t good for one’s health. :)

    16. kronicfatigue

      1) what the heck, it’s already past noon?
      2) what he heck, the game is already on?
      3) what the heck, chandler shaved his beard?

      Lousy farmers!

    17. jon abbey

      the game thread starting on this site is as sporadic as the team’s play.

      nice to see Shump Shump wasn’t in the doghouse for long.

    18. jon abbey

      also, Fields looked good leaking out on the break early, but his man Turner had 5 boards in 7 minutes. no wonder D’Antoni sat him so quickly.

    19. Kikuchiyo

      Never mind Melo’s points, I’m most surprised to see Amar’e really giving a damn on defense. I expected him to still have his robe on at tip off, but he’s been working hard.

    20. kronicfatigue

      Shump’s awesome steal turned into a really horrid play. He couldn’t gain his balance as he was bringing the ball up, but REFUSED to give it up to the other two guys on the break. Cue chaotic layup attempt which he of course missed and then Philly got the rebound.

      Yikes.

    21. kronicfatigue

      What is Chandler’s wrist injury exactly? And does playing through it increase the time it’s going to take to heal and/or increase the chances of it getting worse?

    22. dogrufus

      kronicfatigue:
      What is Chandler’s wrist injury exactly? And does playing through it increase the time it’s going to take to heal and/or increase the chances of it getting worse?

      Judging from the usual tendency of management to think short-term I’m guessing he’ll be the NBA’s first player to have a hook for a hand by the 2013-2014 season.

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