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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks host the Washington Wizards tonight. The Knicks and Wizards have been weird parallels of each other this season. When the Knicks were up earlier this season, the Wizards were down and while the Knicks have been down, the Wizards have been up. We’ll probably see a reverse of that tonight, as the hunt for 42 wins continues apace! It’s the Knicks, always bet on the worst possible scenario happening! Let’s go, Knicks?

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks head to Boston to take on the Boston Celtics tonight. The Knicks will be playing without both Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah (and Lance Thomas, for that matter), so you would think that that would spell doom for the Knicks tonight and, frankly, it probably will, but I dunno, I could see the Celtics looking past the Knicks due to Porzingis and Noah not being there and then having Melo and O’Quinn surprise them. Mostly, though, I’m basing that on my whole “just waiting for the Knicks to win a game they shouldn’t just to mess with their …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.18)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: In Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers, a Big Dose of Catharsis (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:10:47 AM) Monday’s 126-91 victory by the Warriors provided a psychological lift after last season’s loss in the finals. [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Reaction to the Jackson-Melo meeting (Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00:49 AM) Wednesday’s Knicks News: Reaction to the Jackson-Melo meeting [ESPN] Poll: Are the Knicks better off without Carmelo? (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:46:52 PM) Poll: Are the Knicks better off without Carmelo? [ESPN] Sources: Phil asks Melo if he wants to be Knick (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:09:29 PM) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.17)

[ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:45:23 AM) Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post [ESPN] Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’ (Monday, January 16, 2017 8:26:11 PM) Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’ [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek happy to let Knicks make each other accountable (Monday, January 16, 2017 10:41:09 PM) Jeff Hornacek’s honest assessments of his team paint a negative picture of their mental state and willingness to work through their problems. [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek’s Knicks lineup change: Ron Baker in …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

Happy Martin Luther King day, everyone! The Knicks have some very impressive African American history that is worth celebrating on a day like today. They veeeery nearly had the first African American player in the NBA (a few teams each signed one African American player, the other team just happened to play first in the schedule). The Knicks were also the first team to have an entirely African-American roster. Today, the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks and what will likely be a difficult game, but what is perhaps more worrisome is that the Hawks are not particularly good, so there’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.16)

[ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Changes may be coming after loss to Raptors (Monday, January 16, 2017 5:34:43 AM) Monday’s Knicks News: Changes may be coming after loss to Raptors [ESPN] Melo: Haven’t considered waiving no-trade clause (Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:22:36 PM) Melo: Haven’t considered waiving no-trade clause [ESPN] Knicks’ L. Thomas suffers fractured orbital bone (Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:58:47 PM) Knicks’ L. Thomas suffers fractured orbital bone [SNY Knicks] Anthony on idea Jackson doesn’t want him on Knicks: ‘That’s a conversation we should have’ (Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:33:28 PM) New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony addressed the …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

The Knicks head to Toronto this afternoon to take on the division-leading Raptors. This will obviously be a tough game, but knowing this team, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Knicks play the Raptors surprisingly well. Melo is much more suited to be a 4 nowadays, so I think he’ll have a good game. The issue will be defense, of course. Kyle Lowry didn’t do that well against the Knicks last time they played, but he’s also carved the Knicks up in the past. This stretch of games is going to be the logical make or break point of …continue reading