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Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 09 2012)

  • [New York Times] Knicks 107, Wizards 93: Jeremy Lin Leads Knicks Again, 107-93, Over Wizards (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:08:30 GMT)
    The Knicks got another strong game from guard Jeremy Lin, who scored 23 points and had 10 assists as they beat Washington.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Ramon Sessions, Replacing Irving, Leads Cavaliers Past Clippers (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 06:09:10 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 37 points, Gary Neal added 18 off the bench and the San Antonio Spurs beat the 76ers, 100-90, in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

  • [New York Times] Houston to Host 2013 All-Star Game (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 04:20:18 GMT)
    Houston has been selected to host the 2013 NBA All-Star game for the second time in seven years, the league said on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Bench Leads Rockets to 103-96 Win Over Blazers (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:54:37 GMT)
    Chase Budinger had 22 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 103-96 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Scores 25 in Mavs’ 105-95 Win vs. Nuggets (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 04:54:42 GMT)
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and the Dallas Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the undermanned Denver Nuggets 105-95 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Parker Spurs San Antonio to Win Over 76ers (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:01:31 GMT)
    San Antonio’s Tony Parker scored 37 points to continue his hot scoring stretch and lead the Spurs to a 100-90 road win over the Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday for their sixth successive victory.

  • [New York Times] Boozer Scores 18 as Bulls Rout Hornets 90-67 (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:42:44 GMT)
    Carlos Boozer scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight game while nearly holding New Orleans to a franchise low in points during a 90-67 rout Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Josh Smith Scores 28, Hawks Beat Pacers 97-87 (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:30:47 GMT)
    Josh Smith scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 97-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that snapped Atlanta’s three-game home losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Monroe’s Double-Double Leads Pistons Over Nets (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:54:51 GMT)
    Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons won their season-high third straight game with a 99-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Sessions Scores 24, Cavs Hold Off Clippers 99-92 (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:21:39 GMT)
    Ramon Sessions scored a season-high 24 points as a last-minute replacement for injured rookie Kyrie Irving and Antawn Jamison scored 27, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Magic Hit 17 3-Pointers in 102-89 Win Over Heat (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:06:59 GMT)
    Dwight Howard had 25 points and 24 rebounds, Ryan Anderson scored 27 and the Orlando Magic hit 17 3-pointers in a 102-89 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Lin, Chandler Lead Knicks Over Wizards 107-93 (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:24:40 GMT)
    What a week it has been for Jeremy Lin.

  • [New York Times] Delfino Scores 25 as Bucks Beat Raptors (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 02:52:20 GMT)
    Carlos Delfino scored a season-high 25 points against his former team, Drew Gooden had 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 105-99 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Parker Scores 37, Leads Spurs Over 76ers 100-90 (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 02:49:18 GMT)
    Tony Parker scored 37 points, Gary Neal added 18 off the bench and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-90 in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Rookie G Kyrie Irving Has Concussion (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:15:34 GMT)
    Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving has his first NBA injury — a concussion.

  • [New York Daily News] Lin, Knicks scale Wall’s Wizards in Washington (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 08:17:59 GMT)
    China can have Stephon Marbury. Jeremy Lin is evolving into the Asian Steve Nash – with a vertical. The Jeremy Lin phenomenon took an unexpected turn Wednesday in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.

  • [New York Daily News] New Knick is Linning fans over (Thu, 09 Feb 2012 06:30:20 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin won the Knicks’ starting point guard job and he’s about to earn a permanent spot on the roster once his contract becomes guaranteed for the remainder of the season on Friday. So now there’s just final order of business to take care of.

  • 29 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Feb 09 2012)

    1. TDM

      Bill Walker single-handedly (well, maybe Bibby too) kept Washington in that game last night with poor shot selection. If MDA can’t get thru to them, Chandler needs to step up and get these guys in line. The Knicks are lucky that Toney has been doghoused because one more chucker could have killed it for the Knicks.

      Any ideas for Lin shirts being floated?

    2. PaulStreetBoy

      this woman who sits behind me in the office just mentioned Linsanity’s sleeping on his bro’s couch to a friend, adding all the embellishments about his play. i never heard her mentioning sports before.

      the way he played yesterday, he confirmed that he can play, yet for me as of this morning’s conversation, he is now for real!

    3. TDM

      PaulStreetBoy: this woman who sits behind me in the office just mentioned Linsanity’s sleeping on his bro’s couch to a friend, adding all the embellishments about his play. i never heard her mentioning sports before.the way he played yesterday, he confirmed that he can play, yet for me as of this morning’s conversation, he is now for real!

      Greeny and Golic were talking about that this morning. His bro is going to med school in the city, so Lin just crashes there every night.

    4. Nick C.

      TDM: Greeny and Golic were talking about that this morning. His bro is going to med school in the city, so Lin just crashes there every night.

      Wow I didn’t think Greeny and Golic spoke about anything local and anything beyond football.

    5. Gideon Zaga

      Greeny and Golic hate NY. On the Linsanity though i really hope its sustainable, for me he has to work on his weak hand, he has a problem going left. Still not ready to sell Baron stock just yet. Plus i really hope Dantoni focuses on having a good bench and if we get JR, let him come off the bench.

    6. Juany8

      How do you not start J.R if we get him? Our only 2 guards are Shumpert and Landry, and although both have started to become serviceable, neither of them can shoot whatsoever, which is going to eventually become a problem since Lin and Chandler can’t shoot either. You can’t have Melo being your only realistic 3 point threat.

    7. Z

      njasdjdh:
      Is there any rhyme or reason to the NBA’s All-Star Game site selection?

      If it doesn’t rhyme with “Lin”, there’s no reason to even have one.

    8. hoolahoop

      Rant
      Everyone here is excused for not knowing Lin’s talents. We never saw him really play.
      But, the more I think about it, the more I’m bewildered that Dantoni didn’t know about Lin. There’s only about ten guys on the team. Does he go to practice. Adding to the astonishment, Lin is perfect for Dantoni’s system. If he wasn’t, Dantoni would have no excuse to keep his job.
      How could he not see this guy??????? especially when TD is sucking???????

    9. Gideon Zaga

      Call me crazy but I think the lack of 3 point shooting in the first unit is a blessing in disguise, I mean we are seeing more drives and more mid range shots, I love the system but the ssol part of it does nothing for me seeing that we’re no longer taking 14 3 pt in the first quarter makes me happy. I like to see the 1St unit pound the ball which will eventually open things up for the second unit.

      Juany8:
      How do you not start J.R if we get him? Our only 2 guards are Shumpert and Landry, and although both have started to become serviceable, neither of them can shoot whatsoever, which is going to eventually become a problem since Lin and Chandler can’t shoot either. You can’t have Melo being your only realistic 3 point threat.

    10. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Juany8:
      How do you not start J.R if we get him? Our only 2 guards are Shumpert and Landry, and although both have started to become serviceable, neither of them can shoot whatsoever, which is going to eventually become a problem since Lin and Chandler can’t shoot either. You can’t have Melo being your only realistic 3 point threat.

      Career eFG%

      Landry Fields: .557
      J.R. Smith: .515

      You were saying?

    11. villainx

      Looks like JR Smith is a decent 3 point threat, but is his overall game high volume scoring?

      I can see advantages to adding him, gives Knicks much more flexibility, but there’s no denying that standing pat and seeing how things develop can work too.

    12. JK47

      I think Juan was referring to Landry and Shump’s inability to hit the 3-ball, not overall scoring efficiency. Landry, even after his recent resurgence, is still only shooting .279 from three. Honestly I don’t really know what to think of Landry’s three-point shooting. He was mediocre from 3 in college, outstanding for much of his first NBA season, and then terrible most of this season. Smith, on the other hand, is a proven .370 3-point shooter

      Also, JR Smith’s career eFG% is dragged down pretty severely by his age 19 and 20 seasons. In his best seasons he’s been a .550 eFG%, .580 TS% type player with pretty high usage.

    13. TDM

      hoolahoop: RantEveryone here is excused for not knowing Lin’s talents. We never saw him really play.But, the more I think about it, the more I’m bewildered that Dantoni didn’t know about Lin. There’s only about ten guys on the team. Does he go to practice. Adding to the astonishment, Lin is perfect for Dantoni’s system. If he wasn’t, Dantoni would have no excuse to keep his job.How could he not see this guy??????? especially when TD is sucking???????

      There is no credible excuse that I can muster except that Lin never had the opportunity to run the point with the first team. He was so buried on the depth chart that he was probably setting pick and rolls with Herb Williams and Kenny Atkinson.

      Further demonstrating your point is the fact that, several posters on this board could see his potential, as well as the fact that Toney was dragging this team down.

    14. Gideon Zaga

      At least we got some good national coverage on the Knicks, im glad the fools at ESPN won’t get to clown the team here on.

    15. Eternal OptiKnist

      Nick C.: Wow I didn’t think Greeny and Golic spoke about anything local and anything beyond football.

      Its actually WFAN that talks nothing but football/Yankees. ESPN at least gets some NBA/Knicks in there regularly. Boomer & Carton barely talk about sports at all. Don’t worry though; now that NFL is done, its all Knicks so we picked a good time to start doing good things. lol, as I’m typing this Mike Francesa just said “with the NFL season done, this is a baron time for sports”

    16. Eternal OptiKnist

      You can tell that it Lin shys from the spotlight so i think having the star power of Melo and STAT will help keep some pressure off him.

    17. Z

      Eternal OptiKnist: lol, as I’m typing this Mike Francesa just said “with the NFL season done, this is a baron time for sports”

      He was talking about Baron Davis imminent return right?

    18. Nick C.

      Eternal OptiKnist: Its actually WFAN that talks nothing but football/Yankees. ESPN at least gets some NBA/Knicks in there regularly. Boomer & Carton barely talk about sports at all. Don’t worry though; now that NFL is done, its all Knicks so we picked a good time to start doing good things. lol, as I’m typing this Mike Francesa just said “with the NFL season done, this is a baron time for sports”

      Definitely true in the afternoon, where FAN=Francesa.

    19. JK47

      One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is not having to hear Mike Francesa’s stupid voice.

    20. Gideon Zaga

      Unless you have those pad things my kids rave about. They’re actually nice, they come with the new York radio.

      JK47:
      One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is not having to hear Mike Francesa’s stupid voice.

    21. Eternal OptiKnist

      JK47: One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is not having to hear Mike Francesa’s stupid voice.

      I have a love/hate relationship with him. Sometimes he’s an arrogant jerk, other times he’s observation and knowledge is an amazing listen.

    22. Nick C.

      Francesa is good on the NFL generally. He is a bit biased Yankees/Giants/Parcells generally. He spends wayyyyy too much time on golf and horse racing. Basketball he knows nothing which is what led to me turning over to Michael Kay who at least will talk about the Knicks.

    23. villainx

      he’s been a .550 eFG%, .580 TS% type player with pretty high usage.

      JR Smith needing to be high usage to be effective is the main thing worrying me. It’s okay if Melo or Stat ain’t going to get a lot of playing time, but since these two are the stars, can JR Smith fit in?

      Not saying he can’t, don’t’ know much about his game, so simply asking.

    24. Gideon Zaga

      Anybody here know of some good Knick podcasts on the itunes or something, Espn does nothing for me.

    25. JK47

      @27

      I don’t think Smith NEEDS to be a high-usage player to be effective. Put him in SSOL with good PGs where he’s getting open looks and I think he’d be a pretty efficient scorer.

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