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Thursday, November 23, 2017

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

After playing something like 18 of their first 14 games at home, the Knicks head to the road to take on the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks have actually played the Raptors pretty tough over the last few years, with rosters a lot worse than this current one, so I think that they might really have a shot tonight. If so, that would be a huge sign that this team’s strong start is for real (to be fair, a loss wouldn’t rule that out, either, as the Raptors are a pretty good team and they’re at home). It’d be a lot …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.17)

[NYDN] Enes Kanter brags to ‘Dictator Erdogan’ while flying to Toronto (Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:10:56 PM) Enes Kanter is cleared for international travel and he’s flaunting it to the person who tried to take that freedom away. [NYPost] Knicks’ good start can be traced to this surprising upgrade (Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:58:59 PM) Yes, the Knicks rallied and beat Utah by cramming 29 points into the fourth quarter Wednesday with 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. And yes, it was the fifth time, fourth time in six games, this season the offense rallied from a double-digit deficit to win. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.16)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Were Awful? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat. (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00:22 AM) Before Golden State rose to the pinnacle of the N.B.A., members of the franchise’s broadcast crew gave themselves pep talks through many wretched seasons. [NYTimes] Knicks 106, Jazz 101: Tim Hardaway Jr. Seals Knicks’ Comeback Win Over Jazz (Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:31:31 AM) Hardaway hit a 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left to help the Knicks complete a second-half rally. [NYTimes] With the Liberty for Sale, What’s Next for Isiah Thomas? (Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:13:13 AM) In …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Jazz

Doesn’t this sound like the tagline of a weird 1980s Footloose-type film? “The Knicks are against Jazz, but some plucky teenagers manage to change the town’s mind with an impromptu performance!” Anyhow, this game is huge for a number of reasons… 1. It is important to see how they respond from their crushing loss on Monday night, where they blew a 567 point lead in the fourth quarter. 2. This is the end of one of their seemingly inordinate home stands and you have to figure that they will stop playing so many home games, so they have to bank …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.15)

[NY Newsday] Knicks’ Enes Kanter defending his teammates and the rim (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:49:52 PM) LeBron James took a parting shot at the Knicks on Tuesday morning. And once again, Knicks center Enes Kanter stepped up to reject it. [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. proving he’s worth $71 million to Knicks (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:21:23 PM) The Knicks could’ve done worse with their cap space last July. If Phil Jackson were still around, he would have been spent it all on aging point guard George Hill to run the triangle. Instead, acting general manager Steve Mills, before his …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.14)

[NY Newsday] Tricky LeBron James got into Knicks’ heads (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:28:58 AM) Don’t believe him. LeBron James knew exactly what he was doing. [NY Newsday] Knicks run up big lead over Cavaliers, then collapse (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:49:45 AM) LeBron James nudged the Knicks with a comment and was pushed by Frank Ntilikina in the first quarter. But when the game was on the line, James pushed hardest and the Knicks crumbled. [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter again shows Frank Ntilikina he has his back (Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM) Enes Kanter wanted to send a …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

ANOTHER home game? What the heck is up with this ridiculous schedule? I like when the Knicks get to play at home, but this is just ridiculous. They just had a long homestand, had one road game and they’re right back to playing three games in a row at home (this being the middle game). The Cavaliers are a weird team. The Knicks kicked their ass on the road earlier in the season, so you’d like to think that the Knicks would do well again, and I like their chances pretty well, but who the hell knows with the Cavs? …continue reading