FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK! Ah, that feels very good. Even amidst the most dreary seasons (and there’s no reason to believe this one isn’t going to be amongst them) there’s a chance to stumble into a game that will be remember for years to come. The Michael Beasley game against the Celtics comes to mind (“I’m strapped!”) on the good side of the memories and the Maurice N’Dour game against the Sixers does the same on the bad side. That said, I think we have on our hands the mother of every legendary game during dismal seasons: the “Frank Ntilikina pwns the Mavs” …continue reading
The Knicks travel to Dallas tonight for the Knicks’ first matchup against Kristaps Porzingis, who is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Sadly, Mitchell Robinson is not going to play tonight, so we don’t get to see Mitch dunk on KP. We’ll likely see Marcus Morris, instead, push KP around on the block. Maybe RJ Barrett can post up on KP, as well! The Mavericks have far and away the best player on the court tonight in the brilliant Luka Doncic, so this will probably be a Mavericks win, but the Orlando Magic just gave the Mavericks a tough …continue reading
There are games that have a distinct explanation to them: you watch them, there’s a single narrative and that’s it (say, the Kings game. The entire narrative was “Fiz sucks”). There are, instead, other games you can watch under a million different lights and come away with contradictory feelings about. Last night it was a genuine example of this. Seeing the game, and gradually accepting the warm comfort of a predictable loss, I felt like a few personalities of mine were interacting with themselves. It was like a tennis table game played by at least four different people (all inside …continue reading
Hey, at least Mitch is back into the starting lineup, so that’s something! The Knicks will be opening with Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup, as well, along with RJ Barrett in the backcourt and Mitch, Julius Randle and Marcus Morris in the frontcourt. This Pistons team is still missing Blake Griffin, so they should be beatable, but we shall see if that actually happens. It’s funny that the Pistons are starting Morris’ twin brother, but at the more logical power forward spot. Let’s go, Knicks!
NY Daily News: Developing Mitchell Robinson should be the Knicks’ priority, not appeasing Julius Randle
No game today, so I figured we could use a new thread, so let’s check in with Stefan Bondy to see how things are doing in Knick-land: David Fizdale sent his message loud and clear last game: Julius Randle and his $63 million contract take priority, even at the expense of Mitchell Robinson. It backfired spectacularly. It’s hard to blame Fizdale for the cascade of losing that has once again besieged the Knicks. Steve Mills and Scott Perry created this roster with more headscratchers than a lice-infested nursery school. But Fizdale cannot fail with developing Robinson, who has taken a …continue reading
If I had to guess the Knicks’ record in the first six games before the season began, I would probably have said 1-6 or 2-5 if I was wearing particularly rose-colored glasses. The Knicks record is actually 1-6 right now. So why, oh why, I do feel like everything is going in the most horrible way possible? I guess everything starts with the inherent distrust you’re forced to carry around Dolan’s minions. While Perry hasn’t done anything super bad (not a good talent evaluator, but he actually won a few marginal trades), Mills and Fizdale look like guys who can …continue reading
The Knicks host the disappointing Kings, who are just as dysfunctional as the Knicks! Heck, Luke Walton might be the only NBA coach who isn’t as good at Xs and Os as David Fizdale! The Knicks have the big advantage, though, in stupid lineup decisions, as Bobby Portis is starting over Mitch tonight. Yikes. One of these teams will get their second win tonight. Let’s hope that it is the Knicks! Let’s go, Knicks!