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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Nov 20 2012)

  • [New York Post] Turnovers not part of new Knicks diet (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:02:40 -0500)
    For all the talk of Carmelo Anthony’s brilliant two-way play and the Knicks’ suffocating defense, the team’s ability to limit turnovers may be the key to its 7-1 start.
    Bedeviled by turnovers last year, when they averaged 16 per game, the Knicks have been remarkably under control this…

  • [New York Post] Free-flowing Rivers a chip off the old Doc (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:42:38 -0500)
    NEW ORLEANS â?? Rookie lottery pick Austin Rivers, son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is part of the basketball resurgence in the Big Easy, with Anthony Davis as the cornerstone. The Hornets no longer are bolting town: They have a new popular owner in the Saints’ Tom Benson, a plan to…

  • [New York Post] Melo vs. unibrow: Hornets rookie Davis gets test from Olympic mentor (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:27:02 -0500)
    NEW ORLEANS â?? Anthony Davis gets to show his former Olympic mentors tonight all he has learned.
    The surging Knicks get their first look at the Hornets’ No. 1 overall pick at New Orleans Arena, but Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler got a tall taste of the springy 6-foot-10 former Kentucky…

  • [New York Daily News] Camby, Chandler see selves in rookie Davis (Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:08:33 GMT)
    A stop Tuesday night in New Orleans represents the latest game against a team with a losing record for the rolling Knicks, but the Hornets aren’t likely to remain a bottom-rung team in the NBA with Anthony Davis in the post.

  • 7 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Nov 20 2012)

    1. slovene knick

      Man, how the W/L record changes everything….

      Now Agenda(Agency)-man owns this site
      Now Attitude-man is right
      Now everything THCJ/Attitude-man-alter-ego puts up makes no sense
      Now Dolan is a genius
      Now I brag again – it’s been 13 years of red ears, tongue bites, blushing in shame :)
      Now everything is so wrongfully right…

      Let it last!!!!

      PS:I urge long time staffers and posters to write more…this site, as I see it, is about confronting different perspectives and quality arguments.

    2. lavor postell

      http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8654356/carmelo-anthony-thriving-power-forward-knicks-a-7-1-start

      I enjoyed this piece and it is true we are making some “bets” which are paying off on the offensive end. What this article totally neglects though is how much better of a team we are on defense.

      I know that we were unreal under Woodson at the end of last season, but adding defenders of the caliber of Kidd, Brewer, Camby, Wallace and Thomas. Kidd harassed the shit out of David West yesterday which helped Carmelo, particularly in the fourth quarter when he came back in with 4 fouls. He is forever deflecting balls and creating chaos in the passing lanes. Definition of HOF.

      Camby, Wallace and Thomas make it not just possible, but expected that our defense will at worst be a top-3 unit because we won’t nosedive without Tyson. It also helps that Camby is an absolute machine on the boards. Once he is really ready to go I think he will have a huge impact and it’s nice that we are deep enough that Camby is being SLOWLY eased back.

      Brewer is off to an unsustainable shooting start, but his off ball movement make him a threat offensively. On defense there’s not much to say than he is fantastic. I enjoy his non-fouling yet smothering defense. If he can teach Shumpert how to not foul we might not give up any points if Shump, Brewer and Tyson play together.

      Oh yeah and like Lowe mentions that dip in our offense when Melo sits could have an easy cure if STAT is healthy. I know he’s probably never going to reach the peaks of his 2010-2011, but he showed signs of efficiency and even a bit of defensive competence before his injury towards the end of last season. That Amar’e gives us a great chance along with the rest of the roster improvements to make a championship run.

      Felton has been great.

    3. ruruland

      Zach Lowe is the best in the business right now. Really no one holds a candle to him because he combines all levels of analysis.

      I’m going to post something by next Sunday on the Amar’e front which works perfectly as a response to Lowe’s piece.

    4. massive

      jon abbey:
      Anthony Davis out tonight, NY keeps catching breaks although I am certainly not complaining.

      You say this like the Hornets were the favorites going into tonight with him playing.

    5. Frank O.

      jon abbey:
      Anthony Davis out tonight, NY keeps catching breaks although I am certainly not complaining.

      Kind of bummed. I was looking forward to watching the kid. It was probably the most interesting thing about this matchup.

    6. jon abbey

      massive: You say this like the Hornets were the favorites going into tonight with him playing.

      it doesn’t matter whether they were favored or not, missing a team’s best player in a road game is a nice break for the other team.

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