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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 06 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Heat shows Knicks far from title ready (Sun, 06 May 2012 03:13:40 GMT)
    Another playoff season, another sweeping and one more loss for the NBA record books. It’s depressing for Knick fans to think about, but it’s where Jim Dolan’s franchise will find itself by dinner time.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e looks ready, awaits docs’ OK (Sun, 06 May 2012 03:06:56 GMT)
    Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire looked ready to return the lineup Sunday with his well-stitched left hand as his team attempts to stave off elimination in Game 4 against the Heat at the Garden.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs: Stoudemire a Maybe for the Knicks (Sun, 06 May 2012 06:24:06 GMT)
    The Knicks said that the status of Amar’e Stoudemire, who seriously cut his hand after Game 2, would probably be a game-time decision Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Thunder 103, Mavericks 97: Thunder Sweep Mavericks With Win at Dallas (Sun, 06 May 2012 06:24:06 GMT)
    James Harden scored 29 points as Oklahoma City knocked defending N.B.A. champion Dallas out of the playoffs.

  • [New York Times] Clippers 87, Grizzlies 86: Clippers Return Home and Regain Their Edge (Sun, 06 May 2012 06:30:09 GMT)
    Chris Paul scored 24 points and made the shot that put the Clippers ahead for good against the Grizzlies in Game 3.

  • [New York Times] Joey Crawford Sounds Off on 35 Years as an N.B.A. Referee (Sun, 06 May 2012 08:15:04 GMT)
    The referee Joey Crawford discussed his sports psychologist, his biggest regrets from 35 years in the N.B.A. and washing shirts in the sink, among other topics.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pacers Beat Magic in Overtime and Lead Series 3-1 (Sun, 06 May 2012 06:39:06 GMT)
    George Hill hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left in overtime, helping Indiana after squandering a 19-point lead over the Orlando Magic in the fourth quarter.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Shaquille O’Neal Earns His Doctorate in Education (Sun, 06 May 2012 03:36:07 GMT)
    The former N.B.A. star Shaquille O’Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University during commencement ceremonies in Miami Shores, Fla.

  • [New York Times] Oklahoma City Eliminate Champion Mavericks (Sun, 06 May 2012 05:18:39 GMT)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder roared home with a final quarter blitz to eliminate last season’s NBA champions Dallas from the Western Conference playoffs, rallying for a 103-97 victory on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Parker’s 27 Help Spurs Take 3-0 Lead Over Jazz (Sun, 06 May 2012 05:31:00 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 27 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 102-90 Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Rally to Complete 1st-Round Sweep of Mavs (Sun, 06 May 2012 04:19:43 GMT)
    Down by 13 points with less than 10 minutes remaining, youthful Oklahoma City could have easily have been content knowing they could go home for a Game 5 still needing to win only one more game.

  • [New York Times] Thunder C Perkins Out With Right Hip Strain (Sun, 06 May 2012 00:24:42 GMT)
    Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins is out of Game 4 of the playoff series against Dallas because of a right hip strain.

  • [New York Times] Paul, Griffin Lead Clippers Over Griz, 87-86 (Sun, 06 May 2012 01:48:43 GMT)
    If the Los Angeles Clippers hadn’t been so inept at the free throw line, Rudy Gay’s last-second shot wouldn’t have mattered.

  • [New York Times] Oklahoma City Eliminate Champion Mavericks (Sun, 06 May 2012 03:18:51 GMT)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder roared home in a final quarter blitz to eliminate the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks from the Western Conference playoffs with a 103-97 comeback victory on Saturday.

  • 24 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 06 2012)

    1. Cousyfan

      Congratulations to Shaq, a new Doctor of Education! When I first saw the headline, I thought he was going to give a speech somewhere. Then, I read the article and found out his degree is legit.
      Just the fact that he devoted his time and energy towards this goal. I am impressed!
      Cheers

    2. Cousyfan

      I went to Harvard Graduate School without any help from my famous parents.
      Cheers

    3. SeeWhyDee77

      Just a thought..
      Woody’s been great..Phil would be much better. As currently constructed..maybe Woody would be a great fit in Orlando or Washington as well. Phil’s gonna be super expensive and hard to get..anybody ok with givin Brian Shaw a try? Especially if we can give him a good veteran staff. That is of course if Woody isn’t retained. I admit i’m not a fan of his iso heavy offense..but we also haven’t seen what he’s capable of with a full roster and a full training camp as Knick coach. So I guess the question would be do we pass up on potential lightning in a bottle, or put faith in Woody’s ability to improve on his late season effort with a healthy Lin and Stoudemire?

    4. Owen

      I think a major discussion we would be having right now were Melo not the topic du jour, would be what the impact of a coach actually is.

      Certainly, Woodson appears to have made a big difference. But it’s also possible to say that the Knicks ended up pretty much exactly where we expected them to be despite all the turmoil.

      The numbers also seem to show that coaches dont really matter that much on a marginal basis. (i.e. having a coach is clearly better than not having one, but the difference between coaches is very small despite large differences in style).

      But what numbers there are out there say Phil Jackson is the one coach who actually can be demonstrated to have provided value.(although I think Rick Carlisle is up there also.)

      If Jackson wants to come here, I think that would be great. It’s not my money. It’s not our cap space.

      And it would be a very interesting test case in the value of coaches….

    5. Owen

      Not that I think Jackson will actually come here, though I know his nostalgia for his Knicks days is high….

    6. er

      The thunder have 3 legit options even dirk said game 1 &2 it was Westbrook 3 was KD and 4 was Harden….I like those 3 guys alot and I can’t wait for okc v la

      This also highlights when you have one good to great player as the mavs it’s hard to beat 3 unless supporting cast is bear perfect and the best player is just a complete monster as dirk was last year

    7. er

      I am also convinced the Knicks are cursed simply by looking @ what’s happening in the ind and chi series’

    8. SeeWhyDee77

      Owen:
      Not that I think Jackson will actually come here, though I know his nostalgia for his Knicks days is high….

      Right. And i’m not a huge proponent of Phil retiring in blue and orange, which is why I brought up Shaw. He’s young, one of Phil’s disciples(which doesn’t necessarily translate into success), and would problee install the triangle. I think that the triangle is the perfect set up on offense for our team to flourish in. I just believe that within the triangle, Stat and Melo will be pushed to better places to spots on the floor without sacrificing floor spacing. I guess the one draw back would be that the triangle has never really had a “real” point guard. On the flipside, Woodson has never had as much talent as he does with the Knicks. Maybe in ATL he was handicapped offensively and pretty much with his players’ skills HAD to be iso heavy. I don’t know and i’m kinda torn. He certainly has Melo’s ear though and that says alot. Still, regardless of who coaches Melo still has to expand his offensive game. He believes too much in his natural scoring ability, and not enough in his teammates. If someone were to take Amare, I think Lin, Melo and Chandler is more than enough to build around. Theferore, if Stat could settle into his new role as option 2 and Melo were to use he and the rest of the squad more, there is no question that the Knicks could and should be among the leagues elite. I guess right now we’re all arguing semantics here with a lockout shortened season, no real chemistry yet, and crippling injuries.

    9. d-mar

      Owen:
      Not that I think Jackson will actually come here, though I know his nostalgia for his Knicks days is high….

      Since this would most likely be Jackson’s last coaching job, I would doubt he would take it unless he was sure he could at least take this team to an NBA Finals.

      And as an aside, I know it’s hard to argue with Jackson’s record, but I still think Popovich is the best in terms of getting the most out of his talent.

    10. SeeWhyDee77

      d-mar:

      And as an aside, I know it’s hard to argue with Jackson’s record, but I still think Popovich is the best in terms of getting the most out of his talent.

      I agree..Pop is an amazing coach. It kinda makes me bitter that we were unable to get Thibs. He has become quite the coach. Also doesn’t hurt to have Rose on your team either.

    11. cgreene

      Broussard reporting the Knicks are not sold on Lin and considering giving Nash the MLE. Normally I would be against this because I am not a big fan of aging teams. (However, it certainly does get proven that experience wins in the playoffs.) But being as the window with Melo, Amare, Tyson core is small I think this may work for us in this situation. Thoughts?

      Nash/TD/replacement
      Shump/maybe JR??/Fields
      Melo/Fields
      Stat/Jorts
      Chandler/Jerome

      A bit thin IMO

    12. cgreene

      Maybe Phil is considering LAC??? That would be a hoot and very contrarian like Phil.

    13. er

      That would be cool

      cgreene:
      Broussard reporting the Knicks are not sold on Lin and considering giving Nash the MLE.Normally I would be against this because I am not a big fan of aging teams.(However, it certainly does get proven that experience wins in the playoffs.)But being as the window with Melo, Amare, Tyson core is small I think this may work for us in this situation.Thoughts?

      Nash/TD/replacement
      Shump/maybe JR??/Fields
      Melo/Fields
      Stat/Jorts
      Chandler/Jerome

      A bit thin IMO

    14. hoolahoop

      cgreene:
      Broussard reporting the Knicks are not sold on Lin and considering giving Nash the MLE.Normally I would be against this because I am not a big fan of aging teams.(However, it certainly does get proven that experience wins in the playoffs.)But being as the window with Melo, Amare, Tyson core is small I think this may work for us in this situation.Thoughts?

      Nash/TD/replacement
      Shump/maybe JR??/Fields
      Melo/Fields
      Stat/Jorts
      Chandler/Jerome

      A bit thin IMO

      I love the idea of Nash coming here. But with the knicks curse he’ll hit the wall next season. Nash, with Lin as his understudy would be ideal. Great for knicks, nash, and lin.

    15. cgreene

      hoolahoop: I love the idea of Nash coming here. But with the knicks curse he’ll hit the wall next season. Nash, with Lin as his understudy would be ideal. Great for knicks, nash, and lin.

      Is that a pipe dream or would Nash take a huge paycut to come here and be the starter for 2 years and tutor Lin?… Pipe dream

    16. Brian Cronin

      It’s Nash or Lin.

      I don’t see how the Knicks would choose two seasons of Nash over X amount of seasons of Lin, but I guess if they’re really not sold on Lin it makes some sense.

    17. Doug

      Brian Cronin:
      It’s Nash or Lin.

      I don’t see how the Knicks would choose two seasons of Nash over X amount of seasons of Lin, but I guess if they’re really not sold on Lin it makes some sense.

      But it doesn’t make sense that they would completely sour on him. It’s not even a Dolan-style bad decision. Dolan overpays players and has a boner for star power. I can’t see him agreeing to ditch Lin for Nash.

    18. Bruno Almeida

      yellowboy90:
      Nash and STAT together again on D is horrible.

      with Chandler and Shumpert, if Melo buys into playing defense the whole time, it’s pretty good.

      and it’s not like Lin is a good defender anyway.

    19. Owen

      “And as an aside, I know it’s hard to argue with Jackson’s record, but I still think Popovich is the best in terms of getting the most out of his talent.”

      Pop has had a lot of talent. If the Spurs win this year where does Duncan place all time? Can’t see him lower than ten. Manu and Parker aren’t chopped liver, and a good stretch with David Robinson.

    20. yellowboy90

      Bruno Almeida: with Chandler and Shumpert, if Melo buys into playing defense the whole time, it’s pretty good.

      and it’s not like Lin is a good defender anyway.

      Lin has potential on D. If he just learns how to run with the 2s off of screens he will be golden with Shump in the back court.

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