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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

Months of suffering may finally be coming to an end; there are only four games left in the 2013-14 New York Knicks season. The Knicks have roughly a 2.4 percent chance of making the postseason. The Knicks obviously need this one, so to get a better idea of what the Knicks are up against tonight I brought in William Lou of Raptors Republic and Adam Francis of Raptors HQ. Enjoy! The Raptors have won seven of their last eight games coming into tonight. What’s been the key to their late-season surge? William: When you factor in the relative ease of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.11)

[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Who to fault for this season? (Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:31 EDT) With the New York Knicks’ playoff chances fading with just four games remaining, it’s hard not to think about what went wrong and how the ‘Bockers got into this position in the first place. The Knicks started the season with high expectations and now they could be playing out the final four games of their season with no postseason and no picks for this coming draft. So with that in mind, who do you place the onus on for this disastrous …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.10)

[New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:15:22 GMT) A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: [New York Times] Thunder Hold Off Clippers for 107-101 Victory (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:39:23 GMT) Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 Wednesday night in a possible playoff preview. [New York Times] Wright’s 3 Gives Blazers 100-99 Win Over Kings (Thu, 10 Apr 2014 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.09)

[New York Post] LeBron would be ‘surprised’ if Calipari jumped to NBA (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:25:04 -0400) MIAMI — While rumors swirled around Kentucky coach John Calipari potentially jumping to the NBA following Monday's national championship game loss to Connecticut, Calipari confidante LeBron James doesn't think his… [New York Times] A Look at the NBA Playoff Picture (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:16:07 GMT) A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with eight days remaining in the regular season: [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Pistons Upend Hawks (Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:22:23 GMT) Rodney Stuckey scored …continue reading

What to make of the ESPN front-office rankings

If you’re in the habit of discussing the New York Knicks with a friend, family member, coworker or even the occasional stray cat, like sports-centric subset of Godwin’s Law, eventually the conversation will turn to James Dolan. Typically, if casual fans know who a team owner is by name that’s probably not a good sign. Quick, without Googling, who owns the San Antonio Spurs? We can wait. Yeah, I couldn’t pick Peter Holt out of a lineup, either. There are many ways to classify failure in basketball, but by any measure, Dolan checks off all of them. So, when the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.08)

[New York Daily News] Brown trashes Knicks over unfair treatment of Woodson (Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:34:49 GMT) Former Knicks coach Larry Brown believes Mike Woodson hasn’t been “treated fairly” by the organization this season, adding that Phil Jackson should have taken over as coach to allow the lame-duck Woodson to leave the team “graciously.” [New York Daily News] Raissman: Knicks NBA playoff train wreck is still must-see TV (Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:31:35 GMT) With only four games remaining in which to sell the product to the unwashed masses, there is this commercial on the radio home of the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.07)

[New York Daily News] Knicks’ playoffs hopes up in smoke with loss to Heat (Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:45:45 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was either unwilling or unable to demand the ball and therefore unable to rescue the Knicks on Sunday. With the postseason slipping away and J.R. Smith left to fire away at will, Anthony was reduced to being the NBA’s most famous and expensive decoy.     [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e says team didn’t think big (Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:05:04 GMT) Amar’e Stoudemire admitted that the Knicks failed to take advantage of the Miami Heat’s smaller lineup …continue reading