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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 13 2012)

  • [New York Post] Owner blunders by not contacting Jackson for coaching job (Sun, 13 May 2012 04:59:55 -0500)
    Despite his eccentric methods, Knicks owner James Dolan always seemed bent on breaking the Knicks championship drought, now at 39 years. Often, Dolan went about it the wrong way, but money never was an object.
    That is why close Dolan watchers are stunned the Knicks owner didn’t at least…

  • [New York Post] Knicks hoping Smith doesn’t exercise opt-out clause (Sun, 13 May 2012 04:57:31 -0500)
    J.R. Smith has until June 26, two days before the NBA Draft, to give the Knicks notice on opting out of the final year of his contract worth $2.5 million, according to an NBA source.
    If he doesn’t exercise the opt-out clause, Smith will be a Knick…

  • [New York Times] On Basketball: Knicks Are Likely to Play It Safe and Keep Their Coach (Sun, 13 May 2012 06:09:09 GMT)
    Phil Jackson is available, but the Knicks probably will make Mike Woodson their permanent head coach.

  • [New York Times] Celtics 92, 76ers 91: Garnett Hits Season High; Celtics Win (Sun, 13 May 2012 05:09:35 GMT)
    Kevin Garnett scored 29 points, his most in the regular season or postseason this year, and added 11 rebounds as Boston won Game 1.

  • [New York Times] James Earns Third M.V.P. Award (Sun, 13 May 2012 06:39:06 GMT)
    Miami’s LeBron James became the eighth player in league history to win the Most Valuable Player award three times.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Oust Nuggets, Celtics Hold Off 76ers (Sun, 13 May 2012 07:30:47 GMT)
    The Los Angeles Lakers finally put away the Denver Nuggets while the Boston Celtics got their series with the Philadelphia 76ers off to a nervous but successful start on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Outlast Nuggets 96-87 in Thrilling Game 7 (Sun, 13 May 2012 06:57:29 GMT)
    Pau Gasol was consumed by determination, holding off Kenneth Faried with one arm and relentlessly tipping the ball at the hoop with the other in the fourth quarter of Game 7. One, two, three, four — five! — offensive rebounds later, the ball finally surrendered and dropped through the hoop.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Player and Co-owner, Pacers Coach Hit With Fines (Sun, 13 May 2012 02:00:32 GMT)
    Atlanta forward Ivan Johnson, Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon and Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel have been fined by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for inappropriate comments or gestures, the league said on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Back Mike Brown After Magic Johnson’s Prediction (Sun, 13 May 2012 04:13:32 GMT)
    The Los Angeles Lakers issued a statement supporting Mike Brown, their first-year head coach, after Magic Johnson said Brown would be fired if the Lakers lost to Denver on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Wins 3rd NBA MVP Award (Sun, 13 May 2012 03:51:39 GMT)
    LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: The Numbers Are Adding Up for the Thunder (Sun, 13 May 2012 04:58:57 GMT)
    Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti has built the Thunder into an N.B.A. power through the draft.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks going all-in with Melo (Sun, 13 May 2012 05:47:48 GMT)
    There are so many questions for the Garden’s Crack Basketball Committee, whoever is actually on it, as the ones in charge come out of a season that effectively ended with streamers coming down out of the ceiling because the Knicks won a single playoff game, as cheesy a spectacle as they’ve ever had here.

  • 11 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, May 13 2012)

    1. 2FOR18

      I believe these are the steps Dolan will take in deciding on next year’s coach:

      1) Dolan will contact melo’s CAA rep in order to determine who melo wants as next year’s coach.

      2) Dolan will offer the job to the coach named in step 1.

    2. er

      Awful article by lupica referencing Chandler and stat in game 5…obviously he was watching the rangers that night.

      And of course we get our obligatory lbj is a championship player reference, forgetting that lebron has as many NBA titles as i do

      And he thinks doilitle is a ball savant….

    3. er

      The texiera comparison to Arod is equally stupid as Tex has been one of the few players who have been consistently worse then alex in the playoffs

      er:
      Awful article by lupica referencing Chandler and stat in game 5…obviously he was watching the rangers that night.

      And of course we get our obligatory lbj is a championship player reference, forgetting that lebron has as many NBA titles as i do

      And he thinks doilitle is a ball savant….

    4. JC Knickfan

      2FOR18:
      I believe these are the steps Dolan will take in deciding on next year’s coach:

      1) Dolan will contact melo’s CAA rep in order to determine who melo wants as next year’s coach.

      2) Dolan will offer the job to the coach named in step 1.

      CAA already told Dolan “tell Woodson drop you agent and make him sign with CAA.”

      Melo already endorse him – he gets to play his bully ball which he so content with.

    5. Owen

      It did take seven games but the nuggets lost, and I lost my bet….

      So I am now a registered member of melo’s official fab club….

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    6. David Crockett

      Owen:
      It did take seven games but the nuggets lost, and I lost my bet….

      So I am now a registered member of melo’s official fab club….

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      You can get a replica of the portrait he has over his fireplace with 500 Melo fanpoints.

    7. Z

      David Crockett: You can get a replica of the portrait he has over his fireplace with 500 Melo fanpoints.

      How many fanpoints is each pro-Melo post worth here at KB? (because Ruru suddenly makes a whole lot more sense to me know…)

    8. johnlocke

      Any way we can get chris Paul in free agency a year from now? Can we somehow move amare?? That’s the only real moves I see out there to make us better than Miami and a championship team. Paul, Shump, Melo, defensive PF, Chandler…best defensive team in the NBA…surround that with shooters off the bench…I only wish
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    9. formido

      Knicks will be competitive with Miami next year already. Lin is an underrated defender who was on the court during the Knick’s best stretches of defense. He was among leaders in steals per game in games he started and will be among league leaders in steals per game next year. Despite playing on a team with a top rated defense, his adjusted points allowed indicated the defense was even better, slightly, when he was on the court. He’s big, strong, and quick enough to have blocked Derrick Rose twice and pick his dribble twice in their first meeting.

      Chris Paul would be better obviously, but not so much that it’s worth fantasizing about. Knicks already have a PG who has a significant chance at being really good.

    10. Jafa

      Let me get this straight:

      Our Knicks were over the cap and had a roster chuck full of players that did not fit and couldn’t take the team past the first round. So we hired Walsh in 2008 to clean house, create cap space and set us on a new course. And now, 4 years later, we are in the same place again.

      It is absolutely depressing being a Knick fan.

    11. The Infamous Cdiggy

      Jafa:
      Let me get this straight:

      Our Knicks were over the cap and had a roster chuck full of players that did not fit and couldn’t take the team past the first round.So we hired Walsh in 2008 to clean house, create cap space and set us on a new course.And now, 4 years later, we are in the same place again.

      It is absolutely depressing being a Knick fan.

      Depends on how pessimistic you are. I mean lets be honest – the teams prior to Walsh’s arrival were poorly constructed and they sucked. This current squad does not suck. Now if you believe that Melo/Amare/Chandler et al will ultimately not be title contenders, then maybe I could see your argument a bit. Amare’s contract will be a problem to move, but I truly feel no NBA contract is truly immovable. And despite how you may feel about Melo, he’s shown he is capable of playing up to his contract or close to it (if not in our eyes then in the eyes of his peers and other NBA teams’).

      Some more of my thoughts: http://stoptryingtoplayme.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/blue-and-orange-prisms-projecting-the-point/

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