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Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Oct 02 2012)

  • [New York Daily News] Dolan and Co. pretending Linsanity never happend (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:11:43 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin is no longer regarded as a phenomenon around these parts. He’s more like the forgotten point guard, which is exactly how MSG chairman James Dolan wants it.

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Knicks overheated with talk of NBA title (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:02:31 GMT)
    Pat Riley gets Ray Allen to spot up in the corner and shoot threes down in Miami, while the Knicks are ready to take on another old Celtic, Rasheed Wallace, who last played in an NBA game 28 months ago and struggled mightily that night just to get up and down the Staples Center court.

  • [New York Times] Jeremy Lin, Back in Houston, Already Feels at Home (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 08:37:48 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin, who was a short-lived sensation with the Knicks, has fit right in on a rookie-rich Rockets team.

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Executives Project Confidence Into Void Left by Lin’s Departure (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:39:23 GMT)
    Knicks Coach Mike Woodson and General Manager Glen Grunwald defended their off-season moves, including not keeping Jeremy Lin, at a team media event Monday.

  • [New York Times] Nets Speak of Championship Potential (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:39:08 GMT)
    At the Nets’ first media day in Brooklyn, Coach Avery Johnson expressed his excitement about the expectations for his squad, which perhaps had the best off-season of any N.B.A. team.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Globetrotters to March Into Brooklyn (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:18:19 GMT)
    As the first team to play in Barclays Center, the Harlem Globetrotters will mark the occasion by marching into Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Knicks Still Think Rasheed Wallace Will Be in Camp (Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:16:02 GMT)
    General Manager Glen Grunwald and Coach Mike Woodson spoke as if Rasheed Wallace would be with the team for training camp, but the player has not signed a contract yet.

  • 12 comments on “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Oct 02 2012)

    1. ess-dog

      “We had a lot of options available to us, and we felt the Raymond Felton option was the best one,” he added.

      -Glen Grunwald

    2. johnno

      THE KNICKS ARE TOO OLD!!!
      Really? Check out the current average age of some team’s likely starting lineups — Knicks -27.6, Lakers – 32.6, Celtics – 31.6, Heat – 29.6, Nets – 28.0, Pacers – 27.8, Bulls – 28.2, Clippers – 29.8, Mavericks – 30.0. More lazy reporting. Maybe the Knicks are too young…

    3. ess-dog

      Our bench filler, who will never see game action (Shurna, Smith, Sims, Belfield, Thompson), pulls that number down a fair amount.

    4. ess-dog

      Our youngest rotation players are Shump (22, injured), JR (27), Brewer (27), Melo (28), Felton (28), Amare (29), Novak (29).

    5. johnno

      ess-dog: Our youngest rotation players are Shump (22, injured), JR (27), Brewer (27), Melo (28), Felton (28), Amare (29), Novak (29).

      Right but, barring injuries, the only “old guys” who will get any playing time are Kidd and Camby. Only 8-10 guys play in most games so Prigioni, Wallace and Thomas will only play if one of the top 10 guys gets injured or there is a blowout. So the average of age of guys who will actually play in any given game is right around the same as most other good teams (I realize that there are outliers like the Thunder and Sixers but, then again, there are outliers like the Spurs and Lakers in the other direction.)

    6. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      I love this:

      “I think this is Kobe’s team,” Nash said. “For the media’s perspective, this is Kobe’s team. But anyone who’s ever played on a basketball team, it’s also our team. The team needs to share in that responsibility. Kobe can’t do everything. He’s going to be great at what he’s great at, and the rest of us got to pick up the pieces that get to us. This is undoubtedly Kobe’s team. He’s been here his whole career. He’s won championships. And he’s the best player on the team. We got to be there for him every day, so it’s essentially our team as well.”

      “Best player on the team.” My god.

    7. sidestep

      The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      I love this:

      “I think this is Kobe’s team,” Nash said. “For the media’s perspective, this is Kobe’s team. But anyone who’s ever played on a basketball team, it’s also our team. The team needs to share in that responsibility. Kobe can’t do everything. He’s going to be great at what he’s great at, and the rest of us got to pick up the pieces that get to us. This is undoubtedly Kobe’s team. He’s been here his whole career. He’s won championships. And he’s the best player on the team. We got to be there for him every day, so it’s essentially our team as well.”

      “Best player on the team.” My god.

      To paraphrase Nash: Kobe is right, except he’s not. Hehe, the verbal gymnastics that Nash has to do to acknowledge what Kobe said, namely that the team is Kobe’s, yet totally disagree with it.

    8. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Makes me respect Nash more for lying so gracefully. Everyone knows that Dwight Howard is the best player on that team. Like, not even close. And Pau and Nash are better than Kobe, too. Ugh.

    9. flossy

      Because Steve Nash was really going to show up to media day and say “Kobe? Sure it’s still his team. He’s been here forever and you know, he’s still a top 3-4 player on this roster.”

    10. Jafa

      ess-dog:
      “We had a lot of options available to us, and we felt the Raymond Felton option was the best one,” he added.

      -Glen Grunwald

      All I needed to know about our GM’s free agent analysis skills.

    11. Jafa

      Nash just wants to get his ring in peace before retiring. Too bad it probably won’t happen for him.

    12. johnlocke

      Won’t get his ring in peace…or won’t get his ring at all?
      Nash, Kobe, Artest, Gasol, Howard has to be one of the best starting line ups of all time…even w/ an aging Nash and Kobe. Can’t wait to see Thunder vs Lakers — should be epic!

      Jafa:
      Nash just wants to get his ring in peace before retiring.Too bad it probably won’t happen for him.

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