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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 24 2012)

  • [New York Post] Ailing Davis’ 1st practice with Knicks (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:15:02 -0500)
    Baron Davis believes he can eventually make the Knicks an “unstoppable” offensive team.
    Practicing for the first time as a Knick yesterday after rehabbing herniated disks, Davis was by all accounts rusty during an hourlong 5-on-5 scrimmage. But the former All-Star point guard was bold in assessing what his impact…

  • [New York Post] Knicks stars Melo, Amar’e in power sharing agreement (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:54:19 -0500)
    Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony had a talk about how to coexist more productively, and they agreed neither has to take a back seat to the other. They both can excel.
    “We have been talking, talked a little bit [Sunday] night, talked more this morning about how we both…

  • [New York Post] D’Antoni fiddles while â??O’ burns (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:33:37 -0500)
    Once Mike D’Antoni’s mid-life crisis in New York concludes, the one and only question will be whether Steve Nash enters the Hall of Fame as a player or as a coach.
    It’s one thing to appoint Nash the offensive caretaker, but, does D’Antoni honestly expect the…

  • [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Amare's TV cameo on 'The Exes' (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:17:43 EDT)
    While Amare Stoudemire’s on-the-court accolades remain at a standstill so far this season, as he struggles to find his shot, he continues to rack up entertainment credits since arriving in New York. His latest? An appearance this week on TV Land’s “The Exes,” which premiered in November 2011 starring Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables and Kristen Johnston. The TV series focuses on three single men who are brought together by the one thing they have in common — their female divorce lawyer.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks punked again at home by Nuggets (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:48:49 GMT)
    The Knicks got punked again Saturday night. This time is was by Danilo Gallinari, Al Harrington and in some ways even James Dolan. Carmelo Anthony’s grudge match against his former club lasted well into the night but the result for the Knicks and Anthony were the same; another loss and plenty of missed shots.

  • [New York Daily News] Baron gets into swing with Knicks (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:43:44 GMT)
    Help is one step closer, Knicks fans. Veteran point guard Baron Davis practiced for the first time Monday and said that when he gets back he can assist the floundering team.

  • [New York Times] In Baron Davis, Knicks Seek Glimmer of Hope (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:09:16 GMT)
    The injured point guard Baron Davis took the court for the first time in nine months, but the Knicks did not give a timetable for when he might play in a game.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Depleted Celtics Hold the Magic to 56 Points (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:09:16 GMT)
    Paul Pierce and the former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Celtics to an 87-56 win over Orlando on Monday night in Boston.

  • [New York Times] Grizzles Rally From 20 Down to Beat Warriors 91-90 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:31:10 GMT)
    Rudy Gay scored 23 points, three in the final 23 seconds, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies rallied from 20 points down in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 91-90 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Down Kings 101-89 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:54:58 GMT)
    Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and the Portland Trail Blazers returned home from a six-game road trip with a 101-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Crush Ice-Cold Magic (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:23:48 GMT)
    The Boston Celtics forced the Orlando Magic into a franchise-worst offensive performance in 87-56 rout on Monday, despite the home team missing several key players.

  • [New York Times] Marion’s 29 Points Lead Mavericks Over Suns 93-87 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:16:12 GMT)
    Shawn Marion scored a season-high 29 points and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks stretched their home winning streak to seven games with a 93-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Joe Johnson Leads Hawks Past Bucks 97-92 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:33:59 GMT)
    Joe Johnson scored 14 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, rallying the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Celtics Crush Magic as Orlando Offense Hits Rock Bottom (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:56:24 GMT)
    The injury-depleted Boston Celtics forced the Orlando Magic into a franchise-worst offensive performance in an alarming 87-56 rout Monday.

  • [New York Times] Hamilton, Rose Lead Bulls Over Nets 110-95 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:19:06 GMT)
    Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton each scored 22 points to lead the banged-up Chicago Bulls to an easy 110-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Top Pistons 99-79 for Another Home Blowout (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:43:09 GMT)
    Russell Westbrook and reserve James Harden each scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 99-79 Monday night for their fourth straight blowout win at home.

  • [New York Times] Rockets Win 7th Straight, 107-92 Over Timberwolves (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:34:14 GMT)
    Kevin Martin scored 31 points to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight victory, 107-92 over Minnesota on Monday night in coach Kevin McHale’s first game back at Target Center since he was fired by the Timberwolves in 2009.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Lifts Spurs Past Hornets, 104-102 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:55:11 GMT)
    Tim Duncan’s season-high 28 points and late-game heroics proved too much for the feisty yet hapless Hornets to overcome.

  • [New York Times] Pierce, Bass Carry Celtics Over Magic, 87-56 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:25:45 GMT)
    Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Boston Celtics to an 87-56 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Dominate Early and Rout Wizards 103-83 (Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:46:14 GMT)
    Elton Brand had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Jrue Holiday also scored 17 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to 103-83 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.

  • 12 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jan 24 2012)

    1. daJudge

      Shump shump. Man, this is one crazy season. Orlando scoring 56 points against the Celts. If that happened here, the Mayor would order enhanced bridge security. Maybe the game should provide us some perspective. Anyway, an article cited in TKB revealed some pretty striking stats re: Amare when Chandler is playing. The stats were not advanced, but I believe still point to a real issue. Perhaps it’s spacing, maybe Stat feasts on rival Centers, I don’t know. It’s another thing that needs an adjustment. I think the Coach believed that Amare could play stretch, but he isn’t even knocking down the mid range efficiently. IMO, this is not the worst problem in the world and will be remedied soon.

    2. Nick C.

      When I first heard the idea of Amare being a stretch and working more on his 3 I nearly puked. The basketball equivalent of “sending Babe Ruth up to bunt” (hyperbole acknowledged).

    3. misterma

      From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/sports/basketball/in-baron-davis-knicks-seek-glimmer-of-hope.html?ref=basketball

      “Anthony openly questioned his own play, wondering aloud if he needed to shoot less and pass more. By Monday, the feeling had passed.

      “I was just beating myself up,” Anthony said. “If I’d have made some of them shots, then I probably wouldn’t have said that.” He added: “I got to play basketball. I can’t worry about what somebody else is thinking about me.””

      VOMIT

    4. hoolahoop

      So, Melo the ball distributor almost made it to a game.

      …. Anthony discounted the notion he has to be more deferential.

      “… Anthony said. “I got to play basketball. I can’t worry about what somebody else is thinking about me. That was the other day. There was a lot going on. We had lost six games. Maybe I was over-thinking a bit. Today’s a new day.’’

      Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/melo_amar_in_power_sharing_agreement_eHrKznLANDG6wye5g76GRP#ixzz1kNr33hZ9

    5. hoolahoop

      Now, Melo, after coming to his senses, decides he’s not going to share the ball. Why is Coach Melo-bury deciding offensive strategy with Amare to determine how much shoots and passes. I guess Dantoni was fired, but they still let him come to games.

    6. Nick C.

      This crap sounds very much like the Marbury quotes you would always get about setting his teammates up, learning how to balance between looking for his teammates and looking for his own shot, etc. It’s friggin painful. Every time he opens his mouth he makes himself harder to root … it’s a long time from that perpetually smiling young fella that helped SU finally win it all.

    7. d-mar

      Wow, so now it’s gotten down to comparing Melo to Starbury? After what, 43 games? I understand some people hate the trade, that’s an opinion, but some of the stuff on this site is just out of control and way too personal. And then there’s the whole “who sucks worse, Amare or Melo?” jag.

      I’m not asking anyone to be a fanboy and be blindly optimistic about all things Knicks, but how about a little bit of perspective? Let the season play out a little more before you proclaim the Knick apocalypse is upon us, ok?

    8. hoolahoop

      d-mar: Wow, so now it’s gotten down to comparing Melo to Starbury? After what, 43 games?

      43 games? Are you crazy. Day One it was clear to see.

      d-mar: Let the season play out a little more before you proclaim the Knick apocalypse is upon us, ok?

      Take a good look at the standings, my friend. This is a short season.
      (play taps here)

    9. Shad0wF0x

      misterma: “I was just beating myself up,” Anthony said. “If I’d have made some of them shots, then I probably wouldn’t have said that.” He added: “I got to play basketball. I can’t worry about what somebody else is thinking about me.””

      It’s what Melo said that really ticks me off. Basically saying that no matter what he’s gonna play his (ISO) game.

    10. hoolahoop

      misterma:
      From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/sports/basketball/in-baron-davis-knicks-seek-glimmer-of-hope.html?ref=basketball

      “Anthony openly questioned his own play, wondering aloud if he needed to shoot less and pass more. By Monday, the feeling had passed.

      “I was just beating myself up,” Anthony said. “If I’d have made some of them shots, then I probably wouldn’t have said that.” He added: “I got to play basketball. I can’t worry about what somebody else is thinking about me.””

      VOMIT

      Great attitude. Just the type of guy to build a team around.

    11. Bruno Almeida

      @10

      that’s the problem, the mindset… Anthony REALLY thinks it’s all a matter of “if the shot goes in, it’s a good shot”, and he’s confident he can make any shot he takes because he’s a super duper star…

      take a look at what other superstars did when they were criticized… LeBron was killed for most of his critics for shooting too many stupid 3s and nos posting up… so far this season, he’s down from 4.1 3s per game career average to only 1.3, and he’s shooting 45%… and he’s posting up much more.

      Kevin Durant was criticized for having too many turnovers, and not being able to create for his teammates… so far this season, he’s got a 18.2% AST%, a career high, up from 13.1% (his career average), with only a slight increase in TOV%… and he has a .544 eFG%, also a career high, up from .509 last year…

      these are true superstars; they look at their game critically and work on areas where they can get better to help their team win more.

      instead, we get a guy who gets paid more than Durant and James, and says “I got to play basketball. I can’t worry about what somebody else is thinking about me.”…

    12. hoolahoop

      Dantoni is going to lose his job because of Melo. He might as well go to war with him to make him play team ball. It’s his only chance to survive as coach.
      Melo is bringing down everybody
      1- Donnie Walsh
      2- Billups (up-ended his career in Denver)
      3- Dantoni
      3- Amare
      4- GM
      5-BD or TC
      . . . .not to mention the fans.

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