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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 28 2012)

  • [New York Post] Baron needs to pick up some of Jeremy’s load (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:52:02 -0500)
    Jeremy Lin already saved the Knicks’ season, Mike D’Antoni’s reputation as an offensive guru and probably his job.
    Now as the NBA’s most scrutinized franchise embarks on the season’s second half tomorrow against Cleveland, Lin will need more help and fewer minutes. And that means more…

  • [New York Post] Harrellson could be back in the fold tomorrow (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:26:16 -0500)
    The Knicks may get one ailing player back tomorrow in power forward Josh Harrellson to give them an even deeper bench. Rookie guard Iman Shumpert, meanwhile, is an iffy proposition to play against the Cavaliers in the second-half opener.
    Harrellson was cleared to practice today for the first time and…

  • [New York Post] Talking ’bout practice (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:32:29 -0500)
    Allen Iverson may not have cared much about practice, but the Knicks were talking about the chance to have a few sustained practices together this week as if Christmas had come early.
    For much of the week before the NBA All-Star Game, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni repeatedly spoke about…

  • [New York Times] The 10-Day N.B.A. Contract: A Tiny Window Closes Quickly (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:00:22 GMT)
    The 10-day N.B.A. contract can be a cruel audition that tries a player’s skills and patience, as Andre Emmett, a recent Nets call-up from the Development League, found out.

  • [New York Times] New Arena Deal for Kings (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:44:43 GMT)
    A tentative deal was reached to finance a new arena that would keep the Kings in Sacramento.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Jeremy Lin: The Official Song and Video (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:07:08 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin has an official song. An appraisal.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Hope to Find Strength in Numbers (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:27:19 GMT)
    The Knicks will open the second half of the season with a suddenly, surprisingly deep rotation.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Answers to Reader Questions on Knicks’ Chemistry (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:40:26 GMT)
    Howard Beck, the N.B.A. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.

  • [New York Times] Tv Sports: Magic Johnson Narrates New Film on His H.I.V. Announcement (Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:24:12 GMT)
    “The Announcement,” a powerful and sensitive documentary narrated by Magic Johnson, will make its debut on March 11.

  • 12 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 28 2012)

    1. llcoolbp

      Do I hear crickets? Where is everyone? I’m psyched about the second half. Despite the tough schedule I think this team will come together. It was a good sign that they were all together on Monday despite the NBA not allowing them to practice. I think the heat game was a good wake up game, that showed them how much work they have to put in to join the elite. Let’s go Knicks!

    2. Frank O.

      Early this season, every bad turn brought with it cries for a rebuild and firings.
      “The bench is horrible,” folks kvechted.
      What a difference a few months and a point guard makes.
      It feels good to know the Knicks suffer from an embarrassment of riches. They’re now 11 players deep, an important development in this truncated, energy-sapping season. As we watched the ‘bockers limp around with a flaccid Bibby and stars unable to be creative on their own, people on this blog spoke of a ruined season. They spit bolts of hate at a ball-stopping superstar. With amnesia they complained that a max power foward had a foot in the grave and ruined knees.
      But hope came from unexpected places. Jared Jeffries, a perennial laugh-line here, has become a part of the defensive heart and identity of this team along with Tyson Chandler and Imam Shumpert. A tree-trunk forward surprised everyone with his smart play.
      But Jeremy Lin brought continuity and allowed everyone to play their proper roles. Now Baron has time to get back his legs and skill. Now Amare and Carmelo need to fit in to Lin’s plan. Last, our ridiculously accurate rifleman, Novak, and a blessing from China have spread the floor and, oddly, added new defensive elements to the team.
      Never would these things have happened had management panicked, as so many on this board were panicking. Not among the main authors. But left to many voices here, Harrelson would have been deemed too slow and unskilled. Novak too soft on D. Lin…well, few people were even willing to give him a chance, although I wouldn’t blame anyone here for not having seen him. No one did.
      That’s not to say a playoff run is a foregone conclusion. Much to do; much to do. Rest and five practices.
      But something tells me we’re about to see a run.

    3. Garson

      Intresting quote from Deron … Doesnt sound like a man that wants to stay long term as a Net.. brooklyn or jersey. Sounds like Cuban knew this before the season clueing us in on why he let chandler and barea leave without a fight.

      Asked about his future Monday, Williams delivered what has become his standard response: “You know, I’m just trying to play out the season and look at my options after the season.”

      Williams was also asked if he prefers the idea of being in his hometown or the arena itself.

      “Home,” he said. “(And) I just like the arena. I think it’s a good shooting background. I just enjoy playing here. Fans — the fans are great. It’s always good when arenas have a lot of energy. Ours (the Prudential Center) doesn’t have too much energy.”

      Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/219251/Deron_Williams_Talks_About_Enjoyment_Of_Playing_In_Dallas#ixzz1ngwZfATS

    4. d-mar

      This may be wishful thinking from a big Amare fan, but I think we’re going to see the old STAT the second half of the season, or at least closer to that than the new diminished version. I think the time off will give him a chance to clear his mind (and hopefully loosen up his damn back) and we may see a revitalized Amare, which would be just awesome for this team.

      Also, we better come out and kick some Cav butt tomorrow night, it’s time to start asserting ourselves over mediocre teams that have had our number over the past few years (Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc.)

      No more excuses!

    5. Gideon Zaga

      Wow so much optimism going on here. Must be nice. P. S. I still want the coach fired. Even on that losing streak, I knew this team was far better than the record and even now is still is. That’s what happens when you have Isaac Newton as your coach trying to prove his formula works.

    6. flossy

      Gideon Zaga:
      Wow so much optimism going on here. Must be nice. P. S. I still want the coach fired. Even on that losing streak, I knew this team was far better than the record and even now is still is. That’s what happens when you have Isaac Newton as your coach trying to prove his formula works.

      And as everyone well knows, Isaac Newton was full of sh*t.

      [lets go of fixed object, floats off into the atmosphere]

    7. Frank O.

      Gideon Zaga:
      Wow so much optimism going on here. Must be nice. P. S. I still want the coach fired. Even on that losing streak, I knew this team was far better than the record and even now is still is. That’s what happens when you have Isaac Newton as your coach trying to prove his formula works.

      Ridiculous to say he’s trying to force a formula. Mike D. Has been way more adaptive than guys like you give him credit for. Indeed, this kind of criticism seems ironically intransigent at its heart, especially when compared to how Mike has adapted to the many, many players that he has had to coach over the past four years. Reminds me of the pot and the kettle

    8. jimjamj

      D’Antoni is an average NBA coach. I think we renew his contract at the end of the season unless someone definitely better is available – I don’t think we want to fire one average coach for some other average guy who’ll have a whole new system and probably won’t even have a moustache.

    9. alsep73

      jimjamj:
      I don’t think we want to fire one average coach for some other average guy who’ll have a whole new system and probably won’t even have a moustache.

      Yes! The moustache part is grossly underrated. We need an advanced metric just to calculate its importance to the operation.

    10. Shad0wF0x

      He’s not a spectacular coach with this unit but unless you have a Popovich or Carlisle level of coach, I’d like to stick with D’Antoni. The only thing that really bothers me about him is play calling. Then again, Pop’s is at a whole nother level when it comes to that.

    11. Brian Cronin

      I think one of the weirdest situations to be in as a player is to know that you’re leaving a team but not wanting to, you know, say that to anyone. So I’m always curious as to how guys like Deron Williams handle it. He seems to have handled it pretty much perfectly until these most recent comments, which are probably giving a little too much information away.

    12. Brian Cronin

      Since we’re just killing time until tomorrow, you might as well waste some time checking out my latest Sports Legend at the LA Times. It is about a pro catcher who picked a runner off third base…with a potato! Check it out here.

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