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Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Sep 08 2013)

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Hall doors finally open for Knick legend King (Sun, 08 Sep 2013 02:11:13 GMT)
    Sitting upstairs in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon, from left to right, you had Bernard King, Rick Pitino and Richie Guerin. “Take a look at this,” said Guerin, the old great Knick guard, pointing down the table at Pitino and King.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Russia Upset by Sweden at European Championships (Sun, 08 Sep 2013 02:33:23 GMT)
    Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points to lead Sweden to an 81-62 upset of Russia at the European basketball championships in Koper, Slovenia.    

  • 3 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Sep 08 2013)

    1. Z-man

      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/23/sports/basketball/impact-of-the-3-pointer-continues-to-rise.html?ref=basketball

      I wish the NBA would experiment with widening the court and lengthening the 3-pt line. I remember back in the 1980′s when the 3-pt shot, no longer a novelty, was still a “specialty” shot taken in volume by only a handful of players. Now, thanks in part to advanced stats, the whole game seems to revolve around the 3-pointer and the mid-range game, especially from the post, is now relegated to plan C, behind point-blank shots and 3-pointers. As Knicks fans, we see that to the extreme. To me, watching guys like Ronnie Brewer and Landry Fields, Jared Jeffries shooting 3′s EVER is ugly basketball.

    2. citizen

      Z-man:
      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/23/sports/basketball/impact-of-the-3-pointer-continues-to-rise.html?ref=basketball

      I wish the NBA would experiment with widening the court and lengthening the 3-pt line. I remember back in the 1980?s when the 3-pt shot, no longer a novelty, was still a “specialty” shot taken in volume by only a handful of players. Now, thanks in part to advanced stats, the whole game seems to revolve around the 3-pointer and the mid-range game, especially from the post, is now relegated to plan C, behind point-blank shots and 3-pointers. As Knicks fans, we see that to the extreme. To me, watching guys like Ronnie Brewer and Landry Fields, Jared Jeffries shooting 3?s EVER is ugly basketball.

      Random fact: Ronnie Brewer took 3.2 three point attempts per 36 min last year. Jeff Hornacek’s career high was 3.1.

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