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Monday, April 27, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.20)

[New York Times] CP3, Griffin Lead Clippers Past Spurs 107-92 in Opener (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:41:28 GMT) Blake Griffin accelerated through the paint and threw down a vicious dunk right on Aron Baynes’ head in the third quarter. A few minutes later, Griffin did it again to the same poor San Antonio center. [New York Times] It’s N.B.A. Playoff Time. Pay No Attention to Those Losing Records. (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:05:35 GMT) The Nets (38-44) and the Celtics (40-42) became the 11th and 12th under-.500 teams to make the N.B.A. playoffs in this century. The first 10 lost …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.19)

[New York Times] Harden Has 24 Points, Rockets Beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:32:44 GMT) James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night. [New York Times] Rose Scores 23, Bulls Beat Bucks 103-91 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:17:44 GMT) Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did. [New York Times] Bulls 103, Bucks 91: Derrick Rose Puts Injuries, and Doubts, Behind Him as Bulls Defeat Bucks (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:10:08 GMT) Rose, a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.18)

[New York Times] Go Figure: Stat Titles Rarely Lead to NBA Titles (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:26:44 GMT) It’s already known that Oklahoma City won’t win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn’t make the playoffs. [New York Times] As Spurs Know, International Players Can Impact NBA Playoffs (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:14:45 GMT) Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year’s NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn’t have won without their incredible international presence. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Heart Surgery (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:16:26 GMT) Abdul-Jabbar, the former N.B.A. …continue reading

Melo And The Knicks: How The Savior Complex Has Ruined Everything

Dearest Carmelo Anthony, Recently I heard the news that you had second guessed your decision to stay with the Knicks. I’m writing this to inform you that, unfortunately for you and millions of Knick fans, you’re stuck here. I’d like to use an analogy to make your situation clear: you’re like a woman with the savior complex who’s in a bad relationship. You have entered into a union that’s doomed. Actually, it was doomed from the start. The Knicks are that handsome guy, that treats women like garbage. The evidence was all there before you made your decision. This team, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.17)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony: I’ll never be 100 percent again (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:20:58 GMT) Carmelo Anthony expects to be back on the court by June, but admits he’s unsure what’s going to happen with the Knicks. [New York Times] Warriors Settling Into New Role as a Championship Favorite (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:44:05 GMT) A larger banner hangs on the far end of the Golden State Warriors’ practice gym reminding every player, coach and executive of the franchise’s past glory. [New York Times] Durant: Teammate Russell Westbrook’s Season ‘Amazing’ (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:14:02 GMT) Kevin …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.04.16)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks give free passes to Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:10:56 GMT) The season ended, appropriately enough, on tax day. [New York Daily News] Pistons’ Monroe talks possible move to NY before Knicks loss (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:56:30 GMT) Free-agent target Greg Monroe has never met Phil Jackson but says he’s willing to sit down with the Knicks’ president in July. [New York Post] Time is now for Phil Jackson to engineer Knicks’ turnaround (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:16:29 -0400) Mercifully, the gut-emptying disaster known as the 2014-15 Knicks season came …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

Well, here we are. I was terrified of this game back when I thought a win here would only possibly end up with the Knicks tied with the Timberwolves. Instead, winning this game will very likely result in the Knicks tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the second worst record in the NBA, resulting in splitting ping bong balls with the Sixers and then flipping a coin to determine which team is officially second and which team is officially third. The third-worst record can finish as “high” in the draft as 6th. So, yeah, this is a big game. A …continue reading