[NYDN] Knicks’ hellish schedule could send them to point of no return (Friday, January 13, 2017 8:04:06 PM) The Knicks need their hellish part of the schedule right now the way TV needs another Kardashian spinoff. [NYTimes] With LeBron 14 Release, Nike Is Bypassing the Shoe Store (Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:05:18 AM) Thirteen years after Michael Jordan’s retirement, his sneaker brand still dominates the secondhand market. To try to boost sales of LeBron James’s shoes, Nike is using a reseller. [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson has found a keeper with Kyle O’Quinn (Friday, January 13, 2017 4:15:01 PM) Kyle O’Quinn …continue reading
[SNY Knicks] Knicks bounce back, defeat Bulls, 104-89 (Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:13:58 PM) Bouncing back from a tough loss in Philadelphia Wednesday, the Knicks defeated the Bulls 104-89 Thursday at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Stefan Bondy talks Knicks’ recent skid after loss to 76ers (Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:50:36 PM) Stefan Bondy joins DNL to talk Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks most recent meltdown against the 76ers. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis out again with sore Achilles (Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:37:15 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks’ game against the Bulls …continue reading
The Knicks host the Butler/Mirotic-less Bulls tonight in a game that is a key game for the future of this squad. They’ve been losing some hard-luck games recently, which suggests that they’re probably a little better than this current streak shows, and, of course, being “a little better” is the worst thing for this team overall, so a win tonight could be very bad for them. I’m attending the game. I presume they’ll win because they’re better off losing, so at least I’ll get to see the stupid Bulls lose. They’re so dumb. They’re like the mirror image Knicks, except …continue reading
This has to be the Knicksiest last 48 hours. Well maybe not the Knicksiest, as they didn’t trade any draft picks for an overpaid and over-the-hill scorer in that time. But it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t been a Knickly two days. It started when New York drops a home game to the Pelicans, competing like an actual NBA team for a half, before playing a third quarter that saw a 9 point deficit balloon to 25. In that period Knicks star Carmelo Anthony got himself ejected. And tough-guy Kyle O’Quinn decided to try to end the career of …continue reading
[NYTimes] 76ers 98, Knicks 97: Knicks, Losing at the Buzzer, Are Unable to Break Their Fall (Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:00:20 AM) Squandering a 17-point lead in the first half, the team lost for the ninth time in 10 games despite the return of Derrick Rose. [NYTimes] As Jimmy Butler Sizzles, Bulls Struggle to Play .500 Ball (Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:58:01 AM) Butler, an All-Star swingman, is averaging career highs of 25 points and 6.7 rebounds a game, but Chicago, like the Knicks, is lingering outside the playoff pack. [NYTimes] New Three-on-Three League Has a 4-Point Shot, and Allen …continue reading
The Knicks and their starting point guard, Derrick Rose, travel to Philadelphia for a very important game for the future of the team. The Sixers are not particularly good and the Chicago Bulls are playing without Jimmy Butler on Thursday, so the Knicks very well could win both of these games and be right back in the playoff hunt, which is good if you want them to get the #8 seed and not so good if you want the future of the team to not be not so, you know, bad. Let’s go, Knicks!
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Knicks, Professionalism Was Missing Way Before Derrick Rose Was (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:44:11 PM) Behavior like Rose’s mysterious absence on Monday tends to spring up in organizations when the negligence comes from the top down. [NYTimes] Derrick Rose Returns to Knicks and Explains His Absence (Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:41:41 AM) The point guard said that he had missed Monday night’s game to go home to Chicago to be with his mother and that “basketball didn’t have anything to do with this.” [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek not a fan of Carmelo Anthony’s ejections in blowouts …continue reading